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ROSEBURG — The News-Review has been purchased by Roseburg-based Lotus Media.

"No changes are planned for the 147-year-old newspaper, formerly owned by Swift Communications, Inc., headquartered in Carson City, Nevada," said an announcement on the paper's website.

Jeff Ackerman will continue as publisher and editor of The News-Review and www.nrtoday.com.

“I’m pleased to be part of this local ownership and looking forward to running what is now a locally owned and operated independent newspaper,” said Ackerman.

According to the announcement, Lotus Media is a group of local investors. State records list the company's representative as Patrick Markham, president of Brooke Communications, which owns five Roseburg radio stations.

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