LIMA — A new publisher has been selected to lead The Lima News.
Pamela Stricker was introduced to the newspaper’s staff Wednesday afternoon. She previously served as the publisher of the Wilmington News-Journal for the past 14 years. She was also an assistant regional director for Civitas Media’s Southern Ohio newspapers. Civitas Media also owns The Lima News.
“I respect the job you’ve done here,” Stricker said. “You have a good reputation, and I want to see what we can do together to make it even better.”
Stricker was born in Lima but spent little time here. She said her father was pastor at a pair of Lima churches when she was born, but he felt called to missionary work. When she was 9 months old, her family moved to Japan, where she stayed until she was 12.
Stricker replaces Jim Shine, who resigned Wednesday morning to pursue other opportunities.
Stricker brings with her experience with a number of newspaper companies, including Thomson, Brown Publishing, Gannett and Ohio Community Media. She spent nearly seven years with the Cincinnati Enquirer, including time as its advertising sales manager.
“Pam is the right fit at the right time,” said Ralph Martin, CEO of Civitas Media, the newspaper’s parent company. “She has a deep, rich history with Ohio newspapers, which will serve her well in her new appointment.”