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Newspaper sells out in one town
Wayne County, N.Y. --- Copies of The Times of Wayne County for sale on newsstands typically sell out in most towns, just not in one weekend.
But that is what happened this past weekend in the Town of Macedon where five newsstand locations sold out almost immediately. The paper went on sale Saturday morning and by 6:30 a.m. Monday Ron Holdraker, editor and owner of The Times of Wayne County, said he got a call from one newsstand explain every copy of his paper was gone.
As Holdraker gathered more information he learned that perhaps just one person is responsible for the sudden spike in sales.
"We started calling the newsstands and then we found out that a girl had come in wearing sunglasses and said that she had a DWI arrest and that she was buying up all the papers in town," Holdraker told 13WHAM News.
The Law & Order section of the newspaper has long been popular for its collection of mugshots from recent arrests.
In all nearly 500 editions of The Times of Wayne County were purchased in a one or two day time period. Holdrakers son was busy restocking those newsstands Monday morning. The Town of Macedon also has about 600 subscribers who receive the newspaper at their homes.
Holdraker said this has happened twice before and most recently a few years ago in Newark where a local business owner who was arrested attempted to buy every copy of the newspaper that hit newsstands.
If Holdraker can figure out who the person behind this was he plans to publish their photo again next week.
"I'm going to write an editorial and definitely use the picture again and hope maybe she buys them again," laughed Holdraker.
The Times of Wayne County is a news partner of 13WHAM News.