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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.

 

to submit articles for publication

Residents are invited to submit articles & other items of interest. Please email them to the "Villager" staff 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)
Design
Charge
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.

 

advertising orders

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

Download a publication schedule.

deadline for the ... issue
December 18, 2013 January 2014
January 15, 2014 February 2014
February 12, 2014 March 2014
March 19, 2014 April 2014
April 16, 2014 May 2014
May 14, 2014 June 2014
June 18, 2014 July 2014
July 16, 2014 August 2014
August 13, 2014 September 2014
September 17, 2014 October 2014
October 15, 2014 November 2014
November 12, 2014 December 2014
December 17, 2014 January 2015

 

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-village residents
  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.

 

contacts

  • MP Community Assn President - Dani Wolf
  • Layout, Design, Advertising - Sharon Bierman - 614-899-3755

contact...

Village of Minerva Park
2829 Minerva Lake Road
Columbus OH 43231
614.882.5743
614.899.1296 fax
directions - map

 

September Events

2 - 7p - Planning & Zoning
6 - 8a - Council Work Session
8 - 7p - Council Meeting
10 - 7p - MPCA Meeting
15 - 7p - Coffee with Council
17 - 8a - Mayor's Court
17 - 5p - Villager Deadline
24 - 7p - 75th Anniversary planning meeting