TimesNewspapers announced today that the Chillicothe Times-Bulletin is now available in a mobile version.


TimesNewspapers announced today that the Chillicothe Times-Bulletin is now available in a mobile version.

From any smartphone ChillicotheTimesBulletin.com will appear on the user’s screen with Top Stories, a brief run-down of local, area, national and international stories that are being constantly updated. Topics include the latest local newsroom updates, plus sports, area happenings and the world.

“We encourage Chillicothe and Dunlap residents to bookmark ChillicotheTimesBulletin.com on their mobile browser, so that they’re never out of touch with the news that’s closest to home,” said Linda Smith Brown, general manager - sales for TimesNewspapers.

The new mobile website is just a start. TimesNewspapers will be adding new features in the coming months, including multimedia.

News editor Marianne Gillespie said, “I post what I think people would be interested in on a hyper-local level.
“Examples include:
• Chilli Soup: Close, Fyke to feed you on their birthday
• Big Miracle free movie Friday night.

“I post items I think are of regional interest.
“Examples include:
• Gas prices here jumped 37 cents per gallon last week.
• Civic Center prepares for busy weekend.

“I post items of statewide interest.
“Examples include:
• Citizens appointed to military commission.
• Cross: Tax hike fails to live up to Democrats promise.”

In addition to local news, there are features such as Morning Minutes where a word of the day, website of the day and this day in history are displayed.

Mobile categories are: Top Stories, News, Sports, Obituaries, Opinion, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Videos, Multimedia and Weather.

“Mobile is a growing trend,” said Executive Editor Jeanette Kendall. “There are now more mobile devices than PCs and TVs combined, and 47 percent of all adults get local news on smartphones or tablets. Mobile is a great way to get the news you need to know quickly.”