Starting Monday, The Advertiser-Tribune is offering a new feature on the newspaper's website.
We have started web pages geared directly to local communities. They are a one-stop shop for everything readers need to know about what goes on in their communities. While individual entities already have their own helpful websites elsewhere on the Internet, this feature will bring all local groups together in one place.
For now, we've unveiled pages for Attica, Bloomville and Republic.
On the pages, you can find content related to their village councils, obituaries for local residents and for people who lived elsewhere but have loved ones in the area, and wedding parties featuring local residents. Community leaders will be submitting regular columns to give readers an update about what is going on in their respective areas.
Attica and Republic pages feature our coverage related to Seneca East, too.
Another exciting feature is each page has its own calendar. Attica's page, for example, has entries for Seneca East activities, local churches and the library. Readers won't have to sort through several calendars just to find events in Attica: It's now all in one place.
We'll also be periodically placing a poll on each page and would love to hear readers' opinions about hot topics in each community.
Readers still will find stories and photos in their regular places on our website. The pages geared to the communities are just a way of sorting the information to make it more user-friendly.
To find the pages, visit www.advertiser-tribune.com and look for the link on our homepage. Although Attica, Bloomville and Republic are the only pages there now, we will be adding more over the coming weeks and months.
I believe these pages are the place to look when seeking information about local communities and hope readers find the pages useful.
I'd love to hear suggestions about what to include on the pages as we continue to develop them. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (419) 448-3247.
Jill Gosche is the education reporter and editorial webmaster for The A-T.