The User-Friendly Phone Book disclosed today that it has been denied the opportunity to advertise job openings in the Advertiser-Tribune located in Tiffin, Ohio.
Chris Dixon, Publisher of the Advertiser-Tribune, denied The User-Friendly Phone Book's advertising order telling Bruce Howard, CEO of The User-Friendly Phone Book, that because Ogden Newspapers, Inc., which owns the Advertiser-Tribune, also owns a telephone directory publishing company, The User-Friendly Phone Book could not place the help wanted advertisement.
"I am surprised that the owners of the Advertiser-Tribune would put its own business interests in front of bringing good jobs to the local community," said Bruce Howard, The User-Friendly Phone Book's Chief Executive Officer. "In my opinion, ownership of the local newspaper should exercise the corresponding power in a more responsible manner. The User-Friendly Phone Book now must reconsider its plans for establishing business operation in Tiffin, Ohio."
About User-Friendly Phone Book
The User-Friendly Phone Book, LLC, is one of the fastest growing independent yellow page publishers in the country with 42 directories in Louisiana, Texas, California, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana, Nevada, Kansas and Ohio. User-Friendly provides it readership with superior telephone directory that ensures high-use rates using customer-focused innovations such as large print, colorful tabs and helpful community sections. User-Friendly is a portfolio company of VS&A Communications Partners III, LP, the private affiliate of media industry merchant bank Veronis Suhler Stevenson, at www.vss.com. For more information about The User-Friendly Phone Book, visit www.ufpb.net.