Villager Monthly Newsletter


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General Information

The "Villager" is the official monthly publication of the Minerva Park Community Association (MPCA) to keep residents informed of the activities of the MPCA, village government, and other entities officially recognized by the MPCA. It is mailed to all MP homes for arrival on the weekend of the first Monday each month. New issues will be posted to this site at that time, and archived issues are added periodically.

The total distribution is 625 ... to approximately 560 homes in Minerva Park, Village officials, relevant area businesses, attendees at the monthly Northland Community Council meetings, and open distribution at the Minerva Park Community Building.


Submit Articles for Publication

Residents are invited to submit articles & other items of interest. Please them or use the MPCA "mail box" inside the Community Building front door. All items presented for publication must include the contributor's name and telephone number.


Advertising Rates

1 time
6 times
(get 1 free)
Business card size $15 $75 $10
Quarter page $25 $125 $10
Half page $50 $250 $15
Full page $100 $500 $20
Flyer insert* $35 n/a n/a

*Flyers - Advertiser supplies 625 flyers (8.5 x 11 unfolded preferred), with a discount or special offer for MP residents.


Artwork Specifications

  1. Provide camera-ready artwork per the specifications below.
  2. We will lay out your ad to fit available space - either vertically or horizontally. Please provide any graphics that we may need to scan as we lay out your artwork for you (design charge applies).

If you provide your own artwork, please submit a 300 dpi JPG or high-resolution PDF, dimensioned as follows:

  • Full Page - 7”w x 9”h
  • 1/2 page - 7”w x 4.5”h
  • 1/4 page - 4.6”w x 2.9”h
  • Business Card (provide both configurations)
    • vertical - 2.2”w x 3.4”h
    • horizontal - 3.4”w x 1.9”h

Photos - 1-time charge of $15 each. Original photo will be returned.

Color is encouraged - no additional charge.



  • Payment - in full, in advance. Make checks payable to "MPCA" or "Minerva Park Community Association." Mail to 2661 Wildwood Rd., Columbus OH 43231.
  • Order Form - Download a Order Form.
  • Advertising Sales - Sharon Bierman - 614-899-3755


Advertising & Payment Deadlines

Generally, the deadlines are the middle of the month for the following month's publication. ...

Deadline Issue
Dec 15, 2014 Jan 2015
Jan 14, 2015 Feb 2015
Feb 11, 2015 Mar 2015
Mar 18, 2015 Apr 2015
Apr 15, 2015 May 2015
May 13, 2015 Jun 2015
Jun 10, 2015 Jul 2015
Jul 15, 2015 Aug 2015
Aug 12, 2015 Sep 2015
Sep 16, 2015 Oct 2015
Oct 14, 2015 Nov 2015
Nov 18, 2015 Dec 2015
Dec 9, 2015 Jan 2016


Editorial Policy

  1. The MPCA has established the following priorities, in order, for inclusion in the "Villager," based on available space:
    • Paid advertisements
    • MPCA-related news items and announcements
    • Minerva Park government items, such as village council minutes, etc.
    • Police reports
    • Squad reports
    • Free classified ads of a noncommercial nature (provided to Village residents only)
    • Columns and news by village residents
    • Columns and news by non-villagers
  2. A publication block will be printed in the same place each issue, containing the following information:
    • Staff name(s), phone, and address for submitting news items.
    • Advertising information and policies.
    • The following statement: "The Villager reserves the right to refuse publication of any item submitted. All items presented for publication must include the contributor’s signature and phone number."
  3. The "Villager" staff will obtain prior approval to incur additional unbudgeted costs, such as increasing the number of pages. Approval may be obtained from the MPCA president on a case-by-case basis, with more extensive or prolonged increases requiring MPCA board majority approval.
  4. The "Villager" staff is bound by the above policies, placed in effect by the MPCA. Any questionable item(s) submitted for publication shall be referred by the "Villager" staff to the MPCA Board for consideration at its next regularly scheduled meeting. Readers who wish to discuss concerns about content should contact the Editor or, if additional resolution is needed, the MPCA President.



  • MP Community Association President -
  • Layout, Design, Advertising - - 614-899-3755