About Us

Williams County's only daily newspaper, The Bryan Times was founded in 1949 and has been owned by the Cullis family since its inception. Based in Bryan, Ohio, its coverage area includes Williams County and rural northwest Ohio, with a circulation of nearly 10,000. The Bryan Times is a publication of The Bryan Publishing Company, which also publishes the Napoleon Northwest Signal, Montpelier Leader Enterprise, The Countyline and Realty Northwest.


Christopher Cullis is the publisher of The Bryan Times. A native of Bryan, he was graduated from Bryan High School in 1975 and Bowling Green State University in 1979. He has worked at The Bryan Times since 1981. The Cullis family has owned The Bryan Times since its inception in 1949. He can be reached at christopher@bryantimes.com.



Kimberly Cullis Imm is the assistant publisher of The Bryan Times. She began her career at The Times the summer before her freshman year working in the dark room of the photography department and has worked in many other departments throughout the years. Kim is a fourth generation Cullis family employee. She is a graduate of Bryan High School, Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's Degree in psychology, The International Academy of Design and Technology with an Associate's Degree in digital photography, and Bluffton University with a Master's Degree in Business. She can be reached at kimm@bryantimes.com.


Sally Heaston is the general manager for the Bryan Publishing Company. She started her newspaper career at the Northwest Signal in 1985 in the Circulation Department, was promoted to advertising and marketing manager in 1995 and then general manager in October of 2012. She is a member of the Ohio League of Home Dailies and Bryan Rotary. She can be reached at sheaston@bryantimes.com.



Mark J. Keller is the circulation manager for The Bryan Times. He started his newspaper career at the tender age of 8 as a newspaper carrier and worked his way through the industry. He has served as president of The Ohio Circulation Manager's Association and the Bryan Kiwanis Club. Mark and his wife Sandy have enjoyed living in Bryan and raising their boys, Joe and Jonathan. He can be reached at mkeller@bryantimes.com



Sharon Patten is Times and Trends editor, covering the social scene and lifestyles for The Bryan Times. Born and raised in Bryan, she is a graduate of Bryan High School and attended The Ohio State University. She has been in her position since 1979. She resides in rural Bryan with husband Don and has three children and three grandchildren. She can be reached at sharon@bryantimes.com.



Lynn Thompson is a staff reporter for The Bryan Times. He is a graduate of Hilltop High School in West Unity and has a bachelor's degree in English literature from Huntington University. Lynn is also a major in the National Guard with two deployments in Iraq. He lives in Bryan with wife Lori and sons Samuel and Benjamin. He can be reached at lthompson@bryantimes.com.



Max Reinhart is an assistant editor of The Bryan Times. He is a Paulding High School graduate and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism with a writing minor from the University of Findlay, where he also served as editor of the university's student newspaper, The Pulse. Prior to joining The Times' staff, he covered crime and local government with the News-Herald in Willoughby, Ohio. He can be reached at mreinhart@bryantimes.com.



Ron Osburn is an assistant editor of The Bryan Times. He grew up in Beavercreek, Ohio, and is a graduate of Wright State University. Most recently, he was a staff writer/editor/photographer for the Troy (Ohio) Daily News. He has one daughter in college and currently resides in Stryker. He can be reached at rosburn@bryantimes.com.



Josh Ewers is a staff reporter with The Bryan Times. After growing up in Sissonville, West Virginia, he graduated from West Virginia University in 2014 with a degree in print journalism and a minor in business administration. Josh got his start as an Arts & Entertainment reporter with the Daily Athenaeum, WVU's school newspaper. He can be reached at jewers@bryantimes.com.



Lucas Bechtol is a staff reporter and farm reporter with The Bryan Times. Born and raised in Bryan, he earned his bachelor degree in journalism at Ohio University. Prior to returning to Bryan, he covered cops, crime and court in Huntington, Indiana. He lives in Bryan with his wife, Toni. He can be reached at lbechtol@bryantimes.com.



Debby Dalton is the production manager and IT manager at The Bryan Times. She is a Bryan graduate and has spent most of her life here. She started her career with The Bryan Times in 1991. She presently lives outside of Bryan with her husband Greg. She can be reached at ddalton@bryantimes.com.