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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- The Daily Herald in Provo says it will stop publishing five weekly newspapers it owns in Orem and northern Utah County.

The Feb. 19 issues will be the last. The newspapers, published on Thursdays and delivered by mail, are the American Fork Citizen, Pleasant Grove Review, Lehi Free Press, Lone Peak Press and Orem Times.

The Daily Herald says the decision won't result in layoffs. Reporters will still cover the areas and their articles will appear in the Daily Herald.

Herald President and Publisher Rona Rahlf says the move will simplify sales programs and consolidate all news and advertising in one place.

Combined circulation of the five weeklies is about 5,800.

The Herald also is creating Web sites focused on Utah County towns to offer local news.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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