Cleveland Free Times

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Cleveland Free Times
Cleveland Free Times front page.jpg
TypeAlternative weekly
Owner(s)Kildysart LLC
PublisherMatt Fabyan
EditorFrank Lewis
Ceased publication2008
Headquarters800 W. St. Clair Avenue
Second Floor
Cleveland, OH 44113-1266
United States

The Cleveland Free Times was an alternative weekly newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Its first issue was published on September 30, 1992.[2]

The Free Times and Cleveland Scene, a competing weekly paper, were purchased by Times-Shamrock Communications, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in June 2008.[3] Times-Shamrock is a media company that publishes daily and weekly newspapers throughout Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Michigan, and Texas. They also own radio stations in Baltimore.[4] The Free Times published its final issue on July 16, 2008. It merged with Cleveland Scene.

Noteworthy staff members included Roldo Bartimole.[5]


  1. ^ "Cleveland Free Times". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved 2007-01-15.
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  4. ^ "Times-Shamrock Buys Cleveland Free Times, Cleveland Scene" (Press release). Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. June 21, 2008. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
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