GROVE CITY —
9. How should I submit an obituary to Allied News? Allied News prefers to receive obituaries directly from the funeral home, crematory or other professional that handled the arrangements. Whether or not you live in Allied News' coverage area, please notify the funeral director that you would like your loved one's obituary forwarded to Allied News. We accept them by e-mail at obits(at)alliednews.com, provided the text is typed directly into the body of the e-mail, where the message is typically typed; and by fax at 724-458-1609. A photo of your loved one may be attached to an e-mail, but do not attach a document, as we cannot open them.
Under some circumstances, Allied News will also accept obituaries from relatives or friends of decedents from out of the area. In such instances, we must have the name, complete address and phone number of the funeral home or other entity that handled the arrangements in order to verify the information you provide. We will not publish obituaries submitted in this fashion without this information. To submit an obituary, you may mail a copy of an obituary published elsewhere, or you may fill out our Obituary form on the "Submit Announcement" page.
10. Does it cost to have a/an (insert "engagement," "wedding," "anniversary," "birth announcement," "first birthday," "milestone birthday," "press release" here) published in Allied News? Allied News does not charge for any of these at this time. If you wish to have your item published on specific dates, you will need to pay to take out a classified or display ad. Otherwise, any editorial content is published for free, at our discretion, and as space permits.
As of March 1, 2013, there is a charge for obituaries. The flat fee is $125 and the cost could go up from there, depending on the length of the obituary. The fee is discounted if the obituary is published in The Herald and Allied News. Please call to confirm we received your faxed or emailed obituary and to notify us if you want your obituary to run in Allied News in addition to The Herald.