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May 23, 2014

Local carrier John Dell, 57, of Wapakoneta, readies his vehicle before starting his delivery route. (Staff photo/Annie Henderson)

A subscriber’s driveway, a local library, the gas station — the newspaper delivery process is in the public’s eye. Newspaper carriers are responsible for delivering the finished product of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

Wapakoneta Daily News circulation manager LeAna Stoker, 31, of St. Marys, said the carriers have one of the most important jobs of the newspaper, and, if one of her 21 carriers is unable to make a delivery, an entire route may be left waiting for the news that day.

Stoker said her carriers are responsible for delivering the paper to Wapakoneta and surrounding areas, including Cridersville, Botkins, Waynesfield, Uniopolis, New Knoxville and Buckland. She said she also manages the carriers for the Evening Leader.

Stoker said carriers take on between 1-7 routes each, and each route varies depending on the area. She said some routes could have up to 45 houses.

“All the carriers know the delivery requests, whether somebody wants in on their porch or whether somebody wants it in a box or next to their drive way,” Stoker said.

For the full story, see the Saturday, May 24 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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