About Us

The Vandalia Drummer News has been the newspaper of record for Vandalia and Butler Township since 1979.

The Vandalia Drummer News is part of Civitas Media, a dynamic company that has transformed from a traditional local newspaper company to a multi-channel local information company.

Civitas Media was formed in 2012 and brought together four media entities formerly known as Heartland Publications, Freedom Central, Impressions Media, and Ohio Community Media. Civitas, which employs over 1400 associates across 11 states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee, publishes 35 daily, 28 weekend editions and 63 weekly publications for a combined circulation of over 1.6 million.

Prior to the formation of Civitas Media, the Vandalia Drummer News was part of Ohio Community Media, which emerged from the former Brown Publishing Company. Prior to that, the Drummer was part of the Bowling-Moorman Company.