MILWAUKEE—The community newspapers and shoppers subsidiary of Journal Communications has agreed to sell its publishing and printing assets in Vermont, Connecticut and Ohio. The sales price for these assets, including an earlier sale of Louisiana-based holdings, is roughly $30 million. Journal Community Publishing Group signed definitive agreements to sell its Connecticut and Vermont clusters to Hersam Acorn Community Publishing. The operations being sold consist of two printing facilities, 11 community newspapers and five shoppers. The Connecticut operations do business under the names Trumbull Printing and Hometown Publications. In a separate deal, Journal Publishing sold its central Ohio advertiser network that consists of a commercial printing business—Advantage

LINCOLN, NE-- (January 5, 2004) --An Experian senior management group and Sterling Capital Partners, LP, a private equity firm, today announced they have acquired the Lettershop, Printing and Packaging Services and Cole Services divisions of Experian's North American operations. Through a new company, MetroGroup Corp., the group acquired the operating assets of all related Experian operations in Nebraska, Iowa and Vermont. In addition, it also acquired the assets of Experian's Cole Services division, a leading cross-reference directory offered in print and electronic versions. Experian reportedly will maintain a financial interest in MetroGroup and will be a leading client for its services. "MetroGroup

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