Getting your hands on the newspaper is about to get a lot easier, as starting Thursday, May 15, the Wheeling News-Register will begin offering an electronic version of the newspaper to subscribers of the printed newspaper.
The digital version will be an exact copy of the newspaper that has been delivered to area homes since 1890. Readers will be able to scan the headlines, read the stories and even "clip" stories to be viewed later.
The digital edition can be downloaded to a computer as well as a tablet or smartphone via an easy-to-download app. The quick download will feature every story, photo, advertisement and listing found in the print edition and will become available at the same time the newspaper is being printed.
What's best is that it is available for "home delivery" any place in the world the reader happens to be.
More than a decade ago, the News-Register began delivering an Internet version to online readers. In 2012, we added a mobile version to allow readers to access information on devices such as iPhones and tablets.
In addition to the digital version of the newspaper, subscribers also will be able to access our popular website, www.news-register.net, at no additional cost. Users of our current smartphone apps will be able to access a limited version of the top stories from the website.
Readers who do not wish to get the printed version of the newspaper can opt for a digital-only subscription to deliver both the web and digital edition to them for one cost.
After the electronic edition is launched you will only need to answer a few questions to link your digital account to your subscription information. After that you will be able to access both the website and electronic version of the newspaper.
Newspapers, including the Wheeling News-Register, continue to evolve to meet the information needs of a changing base of readers. Reading the news electronically is a valuable part of many people's day. With the addition of a digital version of the newspaper, that value is intensified.
"Our primary goal is to provide our readers with the Ohio Valley's most comprehensive news report, each and every day - and that's something we believe we do very well," said Perry Nardo, general manager of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. "But as reading habits change, so must our methods of delivery. The addition of an electronic edition of our newspaper as well as a subscription-based website will allow us to serve our readers in whatever format they are most comfortable reading the newspaper. It truly is an exciting time to be in the publishing industry."