Robert Patchen Jr., publisher of the Times Observer of Warren, Pennsylvania, since 2010, will be taking a new position within Ogden Newspapers Inc. Starting next week, he will become publisher of The Minot Daily News, which is located in North Dakota.
With Patchen’s move, Michael C. Bird will become publisher of the Times Observer. Bird has been a publisher of community newspapers for Ogden Newspapers for more than 20 years and has had a newspaper career spanning 26 years. He has been the publisher of The Post-Journal for the last 14 years.