Tribune Chronicle debuts new website

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WARREN — Faster. A cleaner design that’s easier to navigate. Mobile-friendly.

That’s the premise behind the Tribune Chronicle’s redesigned website, which launched Tuesday. The site can be found online at www.tribtoday.com.

“For more than 200 years, the Tribune Chronicle has been a leading news source for Trumbull County and northeast Ohio. Now we are excited to offer our readers access to that news on our newly redesigned website that allows readers better, quicker access to coverage online,” said Brenda J. Linert, Tribune Chronicle editor. “The website is faster, more functional and more responsive to readers’ needs. We are very excited and believe it will better serve the needs of our online readers with up-to-the minute news coverage.”

The Tribune Chronicle was the first Mahoning Valley newspaper to go online more than a decade ago.

One of the new website’s key features is what’s known as “responsive design,” meaning it provides the same look, feel and functionality to users, no matter what device is being used — desktop or mobile. The site will automatically scale and adjust to fit the device being used to view it.

“We are very pleased with the new look for our website, and believe users will find it more responsive to their local news viewing needs,” said Len Blose, Tribune Chronicle general manager. “The new website also is more responsive for our mobile users, and in terms of news online, it’s quickly become a mobile world, as most news consumption is now done on a mobile device. That was our focus, and we know what we’ve delivered will help us to remain northeast Ohio’s online news source.”

Blose also said the site offers even better opportunities for local advertisers to reach the ever-growing digital audience.

Other updated features include a redesigned Garage Sale feature that is mobile-friendly; a faster news content delivery system; the ability to comment on articles through a Facebook account; a searchable archive of more than 100,000 local news and sports articles from past years; and links to the most read stories of the day and the latest stories that have been posted.

The site also features a revamped Virtual Newsroom, making it easier for readers to submit items for the newspaper.

Readers also can, on the home page, sign up for the Daily Newsletter, which delivers the day’s top news and sports stories to their email each morning.

Questions or comments on the new website design are encouraged and can be directed to Linert at editor@tribtoday.com or to Blose at lblose@tribtoday.com.

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