Both WLWT and WCPO reported last week that Pulse, the once weekly newspaper that used to be known as the Downtowner, is close to closing its doors. Last November, the publication went to web only to save cost. Apparently that wasn’t enough.
Both television stations are also reporting that some employees haven’t been paid in weeks. Click here to watch the video from channel 5.
A reliable source has confirmed to me that employees have not been paid and in some cases for over a month. This reliable source is a former Pulse employee still waiting for his or her checks.
According to this source, Pulse has no staff. All employees have quit because of no paychecks. Going to their website also confirms this. The Pulse website hasn’t been updated for over a week.
The CEO of Pulse is Roger Ach. We wrote about Ach a few days ago. Click here to read that post.
Another reliable source informs me that Ach was making the rounds downtown in early February trying to find some money. He entered a bar on Vine Street trying to collect on an ad that ran in Pulse months ago. He was looking to collect the small sum of just over $200.
Not to beat a dead horse (but I will anyway), Roger – find a truck, pick up those empty Pulse boxes all over town, find a place to store them and once the economy gets better, sell them. That should put a little more in your pocket than $200.
(Photo from Cincinnati Enquirer)