Bob Hansen, a 35-year veteran of the newspaper business, has been selected to lead The Courier-Times staff as publisher.

He has been editor at the paper since September 2013.

David Holgate, Indiana-Michigan Group President for Paxton Media Group, made the announcement to the newspaper’s staff.

“Bob has been a valued member of our management team and is absolutely the right person to lead our team in New Castle,” Holgate said.

Hansen came to The Courier-Times after serving three years as editor of The News-Examiner in Connersville. He has been publisher or editor at several other newspapers, including 13 years as co-owner and editor of The Hagerstown Exponent.

He served as president of the Hoosier State Press Association in 1995-96.

Hansen replaces Kelly Miller. She left to become publisher at a newspaper in West Virginia.