Saying ‘bon voyage’ to Pam


WNJ publisher set to make move northward

By Tom Barr - tbarr@civitasmedia.com



Wilmington Mayor Randy Riley proclaimed “Pam Stricker Day” and presented her with the proclamation as well as a key to the city.


Jim Gumley photo

Allen and Bonnie Willoughby share a hug with outgoing publisher Pam Stricker, left.


Jim Gumley photo

Pam Stricker joins Rob Fenker in song at the open house.


Jim Gumley photo

Betty and Ray “Grandpa” Storer with Pam Stricker at the open house Monday evening.


Jim Gumley photo

WILMINGTON — Friends, family and community members packed the Wilmington News Journal offices Monday evening to say bon voyage to Publisher Pam Stricker, who is leaving after 14 years to become publisher at another Civitas Media paper, The Lima News.

People from all over Clinton County and a few beyond — as well as her husband, Jerry — joined the celebration hosted by the News Journal staff.

Stricker, who is very active in civic and charitable activities throughout the county, received proclamations from Ohio Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger’s office, as well as one from the city of Wilmington proclaiming “Pam Stricker Day.”

Wilmington Mayor Randy Riley was on hand to present a key to the city along with the proclamation. It cited in part her role as an “integral part of the Wilmington and Clinton County community” as well as her community activism including “Wilmington Noon Rotary, the local Chamber of Commerce, Sugartree Ministry, award programs for local scholar-athletes and Outstanding Women of Clinton County; and she also began the publication of Salt and Rural Life.”

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Wilmington Mayor Randy Riley proclaimed “Pam Stricker Day” and presented her with the proclamation as well as a key to the city.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/07/web1_PamPartyRandy111.jpgWilmington Mayor Randy Riley proclaimed “Pam Stricker Day” and presented her with the proclamation as well as a key to the city. Jim Gumley photo

Allen and Bonnie Willoughby share a hug with outgoing publisher Pam Stricker, left.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/07/web1_PamPartyWilloughbys11.jpgAllen and Bonnie Willoughby share a hug with outgoing publisher Pam Stricker, left. Jim Gumley photo

Pam Stricker joins Rob Fenker in song at the open house.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/07/web1_PamPartySinging11.jpgPam Stricker joins Rob Fenker in song at the open house. Jim Gumley photo

Betty and Ray “Grandpa” Storer with Pam Stricker at the open house Monday evening.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/07/web1_PamPartyGrandpa11.jpgBetty and Ray “Grandpa” Storer with Pam Stricker at the open house Monday evening. Jim Gumley photo
WNJ publisher set to make move northward

By Tom Barr

tbarr@civitasmedia.com