Armon named editor of The Daily Record
A veteran Ohio journalist began work Monday as the new editor of The Daily Record (Wooster, Ohio) and its website.
Rick Armon, 52, spent the past 14-plus years working as a reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal and previously served as city editor for the News Journal in Mansfield. Armon also will oversee the Times-Gazette in Ashland.
"Rick brings more than just outstanding journalism skills to our newsrooms. He's very familiar with the region and Wayne and Ashland counties and understands what readers expect in our content," GateHouse Ohio Regional Editor Michael Shearer said. "He's very excited about this opportunity and continuing our work to improve our local journalism and reach more digital readers."
Armon replaces Ted Daniels, who retired in August.
Armon, a Cleveland native, began his career at smaller newspapers in Salem and Lisbon, Ohio, before moving to Mansfield where he was city editor from 1995 to 1997. After working as public affairs editor and a reporter in Rochester, N.Y., for eight years, he returned to Ohio and began covering local news at the Beacon Journal.
"It's always been a goal of mine to rejoin the editing ranks and I couldn't pass up this tremendous opportunity to work in these two great communities," he said. "I look forward to overseeing newsrooms that provide strong local coverage, including serving as a community watchdog and highlighting positive stories."
Armon, a graduate of St. Bonaventure University in New York state, is the author of two books: "Ohio Breweries" and "50 Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio." He lives in Copley with his wife, Wendy, and 8-year-old son Knox.
General Manager Aaron Bass said he's looking forward to working with Armon.
"We're excited to bring in someone with his skills and focus on local journalism to continue the evolution of our content on all platforms," Bass said.