Rick Armon, recently served as editor of The Daily Record in Wooster and Ashland Times-Gazette.
A veteran reporter and editor began work as editor of the Canton Repository and CantonRep.com Monday.
Rick Armon, 52, most recently served as editor of The Daily Record in Wooster and Ashland Times-Gazette since September when he was promoted from a reporting role at the Akron Beacon Journal.
Armon’s new duties include overseeing all of the Stark County newsrooms in the USA TODAY Network, including several websites, the Massillon Independent and Alliance Review.
"We’re excited to have Rick join our already strong news team in Stark County," Regional Editor Michael Shearer said. "Rick knows how to produce quality community journalism that we know our readers expect and brings great experience as a reporter and editor."
Armon once reported from the Beacon Journal’s Stark County bureau during his 14 years in Akron. He’s also worked as an editor and reporter in Salem, Mansfield and Rochester, N.Y.
"I’m happy to join a talented newsroom at The Repository and immerse myself in the community again," Armon said. "My goal is pretty simple -- to help the newspaper educate, entertain, celebrate and serve as a watchdog."
The coronavirus pandemic has shown how communities need local journalism, he said.
Due to the pandemic, Armon will be working from home initially as are all Repository employees. He replaces Rich Desrosiers, who left in March for a position with the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
An Ohio native, Armon graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications.