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WILKES-BARRE — Civitas Media, the North Carolina-based company that owns the Times Leader Media Group, has sold another daily newspaper.

Phillips Media Group has acquired the Sedalia Democrat in Missouri.

The Sedalia Democrat was founded in 1868 as a weekly newspaper and began its daily edition, originally called the Daily Democrat, in 1871. Civitas Media acquired the Sedalia operation from Freedom Communications in 2012.

The news comes a day after Civitas Media announced it has reached agreements to sell 16 daily newspapers in Ohio and one in West Virginia to AIM Media Midwest.

An additional four Civitas newspapers in West Virginia including the Logan Banner, Williamson Daily News, Coal Valley News and The Pineville Independent were sold to HD Media.

— DENISE ALLABAUGH