The Ellicottville Times has been acquired by Bradford Publishing Co., according to a joint announcement made by Jennie Acklin, publisher and owner of the Times and John H. Satterwhite, president and CEO of Bradford Publishing.

The Times will continue to publish weekly in Springville under the direction of Acklin, along with its sister publication, the Springville Times.

The publications will now have access to an expanded footprint that includes the Olean Times Herald, The Bradford Era, The Salamanca Press, the Cattaraugus County Pennysaver, the Dunkirk Pennysaver and several other publications .

“We are delighted to include such quality publications as The Times to our group and plan to continue the tradition started  by Jennie Acklin,” Satterwhite said.

James G. Bonn, chief operating officer of Bradford Publishing, will be responsible for overseeing operations of the Times as well as all other group publications.

“The importance of continuing what Jennie Acklin has started cannot be understated here,” Bonn said. “Her commitment to producing a free community newspaper in the fashion she has matches closely to that of Bradford Publishing. I look forward to working with her to continue to grow our customer base for both our readers and our advertisers.”

Bonn said the acquisition of the Ellicottville Times and the Springville Times publications, along with the Dunkirk/Fredonia and the Silver Creek/Gowanda Pennysavers, will combine with the Olean Times Herald, The Bradford Era, The Salamanca Press, Cattaraugus County Pennysaver and the Moneysaver Guide and News, “to offer our advertisers a truly wide reach to readers and advertisers in the region.”