The paper ( http://bit.ly/Y0QRTK) says Carl Christopher told staff members on Friday that he will step down March 29.
Executive editor Larry Holeva, who also oversees the news operations of The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice and The (Scranton) Times-Tribune, said a search will begin immediately for a replacement. He said he hoped a new editor would be in place by the beginning of April.
Holeva called Christopher "a rock of stability at the newspaper for nearly four decades." Christopher said he had "always considered it a privilege to work for my hometown paper."
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