Lorain County Mourns Loss

One of the biggest names in Lorain County media has passed away.

The newspaper he ran, the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, reports the “unexpected” death of publisher A. Cooper Hudnutt, dead at the very young age of 57.

Quoting the newspaper itself:

Hudnutt, known throughout Lorain County as simply “Coop,” was found dead in his Elyria home, according to family. He had been publisher since 1991, when he replaced his father, Arthur D. Hudnutt.

He also served as president of the board of Lorain County Printing and Publishing, which operates The Chronicle and various print, radio and online web properties.

And that last sentence also brings this into the broadcast world, where the company owns a number of Northern Ohio stations under the Elyria-Lorain Broadcasting name: Cleveland market AAA WNWV/107.3 Elyria “V107.3”, sister news/talk WEOL/930 Elyria, and a cluster of stations to the west, country WKFM/96.1 Huron “K96”, and Norwalk’s AAA WLKR-FM/95.3 and oldies daytimer WLKR/1510 “Kool Gold”.

Lorain County Printing and Publishing also owns the Medina Gazette newspaper.

Our condolences to the family, friends and extended work family of Hudnutt at the various Chronicle-owned properties…

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