The Sand Springs Leader newspaper is closing the doors on its offices and will be consolidating staff with the Tulsa World. Despite the closing of its local building, the paper will continue to be published from the downtown Tulsa World location.
The century-old newspaper was purchased in 2015 by Berkshire Hathaway Media Group and brought under the umbrella of the Tulsa World.
Print newspapers have been on the decline and numerous Oklahoma publications have closed their doors in recent years.
The Leader absorbed the Mannford Eagle in 2011. In 2012 the Glenpool Post merged with the Jenks Journal and the Bixby Bulletin to form the South County Leader, which closed its doors two years later. The Catoosa Times ceased publication in December of 2013. In September of 2016, the Wagoner Tribune and Coweta American were consolidated as the Wagoner County American-Tribune. The Broken Arrow Ledger closed its offices in February of 2017 and ceased printed publication.