Justin Umberson is now editor of Rosebud Media LLC's Ashland Tidings, the newspaper reports. He also will oversee the Mail Tribune in Medford, where he had been city editor.

Alison Bath becomes editor of the Register-Guard in Eugene, Ore., on July 30, Publisher Shanna Cannon announced.

Logan Molen, formerly publisher of the Register-Guard in Eugene, becomes publisher of the Steamboat Pilot in Steamboat Springs, Colo. ... Rick Parrish, former publisher of The Daily News in Longview, WA. is now communications director for the Longview School District.

PNNA President Josh O'Connor is now president and publisher of Everett-based Sound Publishing and continues as publisher of The Daily Herald, the newspaper reports.

PNNA Director Terry Ward, publisher of the Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles, became vice president of Sound Publishing, with oversight of Sound's new properties in Juneau, Kenai and Homer, Alaska.

Eric LaFontaine, the publisher overseeing Sound Publishing's Eastside News Group, adds oversight of Seattle Weekly, theĀ  Mercer Island Reporter reports.

Michael Wagar is now editor and publisher of The Chronicle in Centralia and head of parent company Lafromboise Communications, the newspaper reports. Wagar had been publisher of the Nisqually Valley News and regional executive editor of that newspaper, The Chronicle and The Reflector in Batt…

David Thornberry in April became publisher of Lee Enterprises' Daily News in Longview, Wash., the newspaper reports. Most recently, he had been regional advertising and sales director for KPC Media in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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