The last editions of the Cincinnati Post are bundled for delivery; the final Kentucky Posts followed about an hour later.
CINCINNATI - The Post newspapers printed their final editions yesterday, ending a 126-year run.
The front-page headline in the last Kentucky Post proclaimed "-30-," a symbol used by journalists, printers, and telegraphers to signal the end of a dispatch.
It rolled off the presses about an hour after its sister Cincinnati Post ended publication.
The two papers, which were published in the afternoon, have been struggling for decades, part of a national trend.
E.W. Scripps Co., of Cincinnati, owner of the two papers, decided in July to close them when a joint operating agreement with Gannett Co. expired at the end of 2007.
The newsroom was down to about 50 people at the end, and daily circulation of was less than a tenth of the 270,000-plus it had in 1960.
Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio's two larger cities, lost their afternoon papers decades ago.