(7-5-18) The Stateline Network started back in 2004, with two web sites, the Mercer County Outlook and The Senior Reports. Those two laid the groundwork for what now includes Facebook and Twitter accounts to expand the outreach of each site….working together.
The Mercer County Outlook is our most successful site,featuring stories from Mercer County, the Stateline area and Ohio related stories. The Outlook has the largest following on Facebook and Twitter pages, both have played a major part in the development of the Network. Recently added was an Instagram page.
Since the start of the Network we have added several additions, the Stateline Sports Network, which includes high school sports regional coverage, with Ohio the main coverage area and Indiana, but recently we started expanded coverage in Illinois and Michigan, with some national stories included. The SSN Facebook page at this time is mainly focused on Ohio related material. Another Facebook page, Stateline Sports Network Extended, has been added to feature stories from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and national stories of interest.
Presently we have four SSN twitter related accounts:
- @StateSportsNet – Highlights Ohio and Indiana updates
- Dave Schmidt – SSN – Highlights Indiana HS sports
- SSN-Illinois -Highlights coverage of Illinois HS sports
- Stateline Sports Network Extended – Michigan HS sports are featured, but also other SSN coverage
Stateline Network Extra is our third web site location, this site handles many of our special sections that serve the Outlook and SSN sites, like, Two Sides To Every Story, Meeting Agendas & Minutes, Community Bulletin Board, Area Obituaries (includes those from Indiana). As mentioned above the Berrien County Outlook stories are located on this site.
All of our web sites are subscription free, income comes from Word Press ads that appear on each site.
Thanks to you the readers for making these sites work in so many ways. Many stories and contributions for each site come from those who forward us media releases. This type of help gives our web sites information that is useful to many who take the time to visit them.