About Our Staff


     Since the first issue of The North West in 1852 to today's Northwest Signal, the local community newspaper has been owned locally. The first issue of The North West (a weekly Democratic newspaper) was published Sept. 8, 1852. On Sept. 10, 1865, the first issue of the Henry County Signal (a weekly Republican newspaper) was published. On June 1, 1959, Napoleon Northwest-News and the Henry County Signal merged as one business. On Sept. 7, 1960, the first issue of the twice a week Northwest Signal was published. Late in 1961, the Northwest Signal began publishing Monday through Friday. On Feb. 1, 1966, James (Jim) K. Kuser purchased the assets of Napoleon Publishing Co. and formed Napoleon Inc., publishers of the daily Northwest Signal. On Sept. 7, 1966, the Northwest Signal switched from a tabloid format to its current standard size newspaper (broadsheet). For more than 35 years, the Kuser family had published the Northwest Signal as Henry County's only daily newspaper.

     In November of 2003, The Bryan Times Publishing Company bought the Northwest Signal. Publisher Christopher Cullis leads the Northwest Signal with a continued dedication to local news coverage and community service. Sally Heaston, General Manager, has been with the company since 1985.



Sally Heaston

President/General Manager

(419) 592-5055 • sally@northwestsignal.net



Northwest Signal Staff:

Brian Koeller

News Editor

(419) 592-5055 • briank@northwestsignal.net : @nwseditor


Jen Lazenby

Jen Lazenby

Assistant Editor

(419) 592-5055 • jenl@northwestsignal.net : @NWSJenLazeby


Aaron Auzins

Family/Public Record/Church


(419) 592-5055 • aaron@northwestsignal.net : @NWSAaron



Jeff Ratliff

Sports Editor

(419) 592-5055 • jeffr@northwestsignal.net


Andy Wolf

Sports Reporter

(419) 592-5055 • sports@northwestsignal.net



Kristi Saman


(419) 592-5055 • classifieds@northwestsignal.net


 Heather Marr

Heather Marr

Advertising Manager

(419) 592-5055 • heather@northwestsignal.net



Kim Cordes


(419) 592-5055 • kcordes@northwestsignal.net


Colleen Roth

Advertising/Commerial Printing & Promotional Items

(419) 592-5055 • printing@northwestsignal.net


 Our office is located on the banks of the Maumee River at 595 East Riverview Avenue in Napoleon. You can contact the Northwest Signal at 419-592-5055 or fax us at 419-592-9778. The mailing address is 595 E. Riverview Ave., Napoleon, Ohio 43545.