The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper


Welcome to The Press Advertising Department:

Your key to the Eastern Maumee Bay Market.

No other newspaper delivers the Eastern Maumee Bay Communities like The Press. Our weekly circulation of more than 34,642 connects you to 23 communities in Lucas, Wood, Ottawa and Sandusky counties. Total Market Coverage, carrier delivered.RateCard2014Cover

We offer two zoned editions to target your customers with display advertising and more than 70 carrier routes to pinpoint neighborhoods with flyers. (For details click on Circulation on menu bar)

Metro Edition:

Weekly news coverage of East Toledo, Oregon, Northwood and Jerusalem Township.

Suburban Edition

Weekly news coverage of communities east of Toledo including Genoa, Elmore, Woodville, Walbridge, Millbury, Oak Harbor, Pemberville and Gibsonburg.

Maumee Bay Press

A tourist publication delivered throughout the state of Ohio and at more than 100 stops along Western Lake Erie and Maumee Bay State Park. With a total print run of 50,000, there are four seasonal issues featuring local events and locator map. You can read our last issue of Maumee Bay by Clicking Here!

With 20,000 printed, our Maumee Bay Statewide Edition is distributed at Travel Information Center, Turnpike Welcome Centers, AAA Offices and at Maumee Bay State Park and Lodge. Save big when you sign up for all 4!!

Target Marketing

Our Extra Sections (Entertainment, Family, Education and Outdoors) allows you to place your ads next to related news. In addition, we offer numerous promotions throughout the year.

Updated Circulation Figures are on the "Circulation Information" page.

Weekly Highlights 
Hit your target audience with The Press Monthly Extra Sections! 
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Family
  • Education
Spotlight Pages 
In an effort to better serve both our readers and advertisers, The Press runs special Spotlight Pages and Features that focus on specific topics or events. 
  • Super Bowl
  • Tax Time
  • Valentine's Day
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Medical Directory
  • Mother's Day
  • Home Yard & Garden
  • Patriotic Pages
  • Stony Ridge Fest
  • Birmingham Fest
  • German/American Fest
  • Pemberville Unwrapped
  • Luckey Fall Fest
  • Elmore Autumn Fest
  • Summer Fun
  • Father's Day
  • Wheels and Deals
  • Back to School
  • Millbury Ox Roast
  • A to Z Gift Guide
Annual Events 
Look for these special promotion pages: 
  • Oregon Fest
  • Genoa Homecoming
  • Portage River Fest
  • Woodville 4th of July
  • Ottawa Co. Fair
  • Lucas Co. Fair
  • Wood Co. Fair
  • Limefest
  • Genoa Street Fair
  • Sandusky Co. Fair
  • Apple Fest
  • Pemberville Free Fair
Special Sections/Pubs 
We have several promotions throughout the year to take advantage of: 
  • Honor Roll of Business
  • PrimeTimes
  • Wedding
  • Progress
  • Home & Auto
  • Anniversary
  • Top Ten Grads
  • Caregivers
  • High School Football
  • EMBC Directory
  • Basketball Preview
  • Christmas Package
General Info 
A sales representative is available to answer any questions you may have about: 
  • Publish dates
  • Mechanical Specifications
  • Color Charge
  • Special Positioning
  • Terms
  • Deadlines
  • Computer/E-mail Specifications & Program Compatibility
Our services can include custom design or just delivery to one or more of our 70 targeted routes. Click here, for more delivery area details. 
Deadlines:  Wednesdays Prices:

30 Thousand - Full Run 36,047-

18-30 Thousand

10-18 Thousand

3-10 Thousand

Under 3,000






Specs: Must be bundled in turns of 100. Rates apply to all basic 4, 8, & 12 page newsprint circulars - not to exceed 8.5 x 11 or be folded.

Maumee Bay Visitor's Guide 
A visitors' guide to Maumee Bay & Western Lake Erie. 50,000 printed & distributed! 









Classified Dept . -  Deadline Thursdays 1PM, Closed Fridays

You can call us at 419-836-2221 to speak to one of our representatives, or you can just e-mail us your classified ad at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you!

Your classified ad will appear in both editions of The Press--Suburban and Metro--with a total circulation of 33,892 homes and businesses in 23 communities and surrounding areas in Lucas, Wood, Ottawa and Sandusky counties. In addition, your ad will appear on our website.

To place an ad, fill out the form, or call (419)836-2221, 1-800-300-6158 (Within the 419 area code) or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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1" Box for $20 - Up to 30 words!

Private Party Classifieds

$14.00 for One Week Publication

Perfect for quick-sell items such as T.V.'s, microwaves, personals, thank-you notes, etc.

$14.00 for 15 words, 20¢ each extra word. Ad only runs 1 week unless told otherwise.

Business Classifieds

$18.00 for 15 words, 20 cents each additional word

*$2.00 extra for each item listed:

  • (Bold, Centered)
  • 10 pt. Header $5.00 charge

*For use of P.O. Box - $5.00 charge

*If mail is forwarded - $5.00 charge

*If you wish to set up a business account, please call our classified office.

All Classified ads appear in the Metro & Suburban Press. FREE circulation to: Lucas, Ottawa, Wood & Sandusky Counties. 33,892 Homes. Line Classified Ads Deadline 1 pm Thursdays. Display Classified Ads Deadline Noon Thursdays.

Adjustments: Please check your ad for errors the FIRST WEEK it appears. We will not be responsible for incorrect ads after the FIRST WEEK of publication. If you find an error, call the Classified Department immediately at (419)836-2221. CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN FOR ONE WEEK ONLY.

How to write an effective classified ad

To start, your ad copy should always lead off with the item for sale, service offered, or location of property for sale or rent.

  • Be descriptive. The more information you provide to the reader, the better the response will be to your ad.
  • Always include the price of an item for sale.
  • Avoid abbreviations. They make your ad harder to read and less effective.
  • Run your ad for an ample length of time. In many cases, it takes just one good call to make your ad pay off.

Call us today! We'll be glad to help you.  

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Size Number of Words Suburban Metro Combo
1.5 x 2 up to 25 $25 $25 $45
1.5 x 3 up to 40 $35 $35 $60
1.5 x 4 up to 60 $45 $45 $80
1.5 x 5 80-90 $55 $55 $100
1.5 x 6 138-169 $65 $65 $120
1.5 x 7 170-209 $75 $75 $140
1.5 x 8 or 3x4 210-249 $85 $85 $160
1.5 x 9 250-289 $95 $95 $180
1.5 x 10 or 3x5 290-329 $105 $105 $200

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