Record-Courier debuts redesigned


The Record-Courier is debuting a newly redesigned website.

Combined with a new look and features, allows readers to actively view and engage in conversation along with reading Portage County news.

Publisher David Dix said the new website will allow visitors to read, search and interact with the Record-Courier’s digital content.

“We are excited to have our new website launch,” Dix said. “I think our readers will find our newly re-designed website a lot easier to navigate and browse for content.”

The new search function allows visitors to easily search for past content. The new five-story carousel allows display the day’s top stories in a visually-appealing way.

Because of the website redesign, registered users who do not receive daily headline or breaking news emails must re-register in order to leave comments on

To re-register, click on an article, scroll to the bottom of the article, and click “Register.” After filling out the information, you will be able to comment on articles again.

If you are a current paid subscriber to the Record-Courier, your subscription includes full access to Subscribers who have an email address on file with the Record-Courier can set up their account by clicking on the "Sign In" link on the upper right-hand corner of the site followed by the "Forgot your password" link. If you are still having problems logging on to the site, contact our Circulation Department at 330-296-8414.

If you’re not a subscriber, but would like to enjoy the full content of, click on “Subscribe or Renew” in the top right corner of the website. Choose a subscription level and fill in the appropriate information.

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  • Hello everyone, The E-Edition, it is available to paid print or Web subscribers. If you are a print subscriber, you have access to paid Web content. If you have a Web-only subscription, you have access to paid online content. If you are a print or Web subscriber and still can't access locked online content, please call our Circulation Department at 330-296-8414. If you would like to purchase a print or Web-only subscription, follow this link: Thank you, Brad Tansey Record Publishing Digital Editor

  • What is the problem with accessing the Local News? When I click on "see more local news", it just comes back to the original home page. Not a big improvement if you ask me. The old format was much better. Take a good thing and make it worse is what I say.

  • Obituaries! There is a service I wish you provided. I would pay extra for it! The obituaries seem a day late and a dollar short. I have actually known that some one died (their funeral was taking place later that day). I could not find it on your obit web page, then I happened to notice a click box that allowed me to use Google to search your web page. Behold! the obit was there but wasn't able to be found by your own search engine. I just had a patient and friend come in to my office and I asked her how her husband was. He had died 6 months ago! OK, so I also don't check the obits thoroughly. Even if I was diligent it would be possible to miss an occasional newspaper. SO, if I could just sign up for an email service that would send me a simple list of people who have died I would happily pay a fee. I would pay even more for the ability for an enhanced service that would allow me to add the names of friends, relatives, etc. to a list that would cause you to generate an individual email to me about this person. Please give this your consideration. William Reeves

  • Do you still have the Newspaper format ,(so it still looks like an actual paper?

  • The bugs and glitches are leaving. I can now access the e-edition, just by clicking on it, after logging in on the home page. Thank You!

  • To B Tansey -- your suggestion doesn't work either. I've tried resetting my password but I never get an email -- which your site says I will -- on how to do this. And you can't get thru to your circulation dept. Obviously more work was necessary before you released your new site. I don't see why the customer has to do all the work -- why can't you just fix the problem so we can all sign in like we have been doing.

  • I can log in on the home page okay, but not for the e-edition. I tried typing the password using all capitals. Even tried changing the password. - no luck! Hope things get fixed soon because I miss the e-edition. Why two log-ins?? Why not have just one log-in, like on the old web page.



  • I'm sorry to say that I do not like the new format at all. The waste of screen space is downer. Your earlier webpage was significantly easier to navigate. I just wanted to see what articles you listed. I didn't need for it to be categorized for me. I'll pick the articles I want to read regardless of what area it focuses on. Any chance you could have a link that goes back to the old web-page? That would be appreciated while the "bugs" are fixed with the new system.

  • I would think that since you have been receiving complaints since early this am regarding not being able to access e-edition, that you would let people know when a fix is going to be made. I recognize problems are inevitible with a change such as this but what is wrong with a little common courtesy. Afterall this is a service we are paying for!

  • It s not bad, I ve seen worse sites. I think they are using Durpal not wordpress... Needs more access to the local news, older stories should of been ported over before going live!

  • Disappointed that previous comments were deleted when conversion was made.

  • All, To view the E-Edition, go to the homepage of and click "Sign In" on the top right corner of the page. After signing in, you can click on E-Edition. If it prompts you to sign in again, follow the steps and it will allow you to view the E-Edition. If you are having password issues, try resetting your password using the "Forgot your password?" button under "Sign In." If the password problem persists, call our Circulation Department at 330-296-8414. Thank you for the comments. Brad Tansey Record Publishing Digital Editor

  • I find the moving gifs distracting. The "banner" running down both sides of the screen is a waste of space. Animation and moving / flying letters are no substitute for providing information in a straightforward manner. Did you try this with a focus group of regular readers and subscribers or graphics happy "web designers?" I'm here to read the news and check advertisements not simulate a video game experience.

  • Please bring back and post some of the older articles and comments. Quite a few are very truthful, while others are entertaining. Thanks, Bev

  • This new look is a complete and total MESS. Another embarrassing moment for the children who are the RC.

  • Tried using two other browsers and still cannot bring up the E-edition. Just keeps bringing up the log in page. Why screw with something that was working. Next time try troubleshooting your updated website before releasing.

  • I do not get the e-edition only the roster of stories. I purchased the RC to see the actual paper pages and now not able to see it. Called and no answer but a recording. Is the format changed?

  • I like the new look. However, after I logged in (I have an online subscription), I tried several times to switch to the E-Edition, and the system kept taking me back to the sign-on screen (even though it says Welcome and my name at the top). Am I doing something wrong? Thanks!

  • I am having the same problems nham718e....

  • so far I'm not impressed. I click to see the E-edition and it continually goes back to the sign in page even though it "welcomed" me after I signed in.

  • Log in is successful but will not let me read the E-edition. Just brings me back to login screen. Please fix!

  • Reading on my iPad now using Safari, and it looks decent. Three actual columns rather than one long endless column. They can't seriously expect us to switch to lowest common denominator browsers and resolutions to "fix" their bad HTML5. Other sites look fine, so you know it's possible to design a site that can be navigated by a broad range of clients. But the WordPress look seems like it was thrown together from a GoDaddy template.

  • The behavior of the new site seems a bit erratic. I click on the Local News menu and I get home. I agree with Grandpa. More testing should have taken place.

  • Wonderful. The Record Courier has turned into a generic WordPress blog, complete with the default banner. The text appears as an endlessly scrolling narrow column in the center of my screen, with two-thirds of the width wasted. Would have been nice to have tested it with other than Internet Explorer and 1024 x 768 resolution. With several other browsers and normal 1920 x 1080 resolution, each line of text overlaps the following line, making it unreadable. Is it this bad behind the paywall?

  • I don't want to sign onto Facebook or twitter...all I want to do is get the e-edition up