Four news buildings in the region are for sale.

The offices that house The York Dispatch, The Evening Sun in Hanover, Chambersburg Public Opinion and Lebanon Daily News have been placed on the market by ownership group Texas-New Mexico Pennsylvania Newspapers, according to Sara Glines, president of the York Newspaper Co. and MediaOne PA.

Those properties have been listed by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a New York-based commercial real estate firm, and both "for sale" and "we're moving" signs will appear at the premises. Those signs will let communities know that, though the addresses may change, the newspapers will continue, she said.

Most of the buildings are no longer fully used and staff has been trimmed in Hanover, Chambersburg and Lebanon since printing for those publications was consolidated at the York Newspaper Co. facility in West Manchester Township, Glines said.

Once the underutilized buildings are sold, staff in those offices will be relocated, she said.

"The goal is to try and keep staff in centers where their readers have the most access," Glines said.

For example, The York Dispatch offices, currently at 205 N. George St. in York City, will likely remain downtown, depending on the space and rates available, she said.

"If and when there is a buyer, we will engage the staff in relocation plans," Glines said.


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During those potential moves, staff will be trading up in terms of quality, she said.

"We're looking for spaces that meet our tech needs, and are more flexible and up to date," Glines said. "It will be a step up."

-- Candy Woodall can also be reached at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.