Welcome to OCP

February 23, 2014


Welcome to the Oceana County Press, Oceana County’s free e-edition. This site is brought to you free thanks to the generosity of our advertisers. Our goal is to provide you with news and information in an expedient time frame, when it’s relevant.

We are committed to providing news and information for Oceana County, Michigan, with quality, integrity, accuracy and fairness.

Oceana County Press was created out of demand from you, the people of Oceana County. Our origins begin in neighboring Mason County, where in 2012 MasonCountyPress.com was launched. Since that time, the MCP has gained a reputation of being a reliable source for free news. Just two years after its launch, MCP has an average daily viewership of 5,500 and ended 2013 with over 1 million views. Its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MasonCountyPress, has over 6,300 followers and the Twitter feed, @MasonCoPress has over 1,300.

We welcome you to like our Oceana County Press Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OceanaCountyPress and our Twitter feed, @OceanaCoPress. Here you will be notified of breaking news as it happens.

Leading the way for OCP is Editor Allison Scarbrough. A Hart resident, she offers many years of writing, editing and photography experience. Allison worked most recently for the Oceana Herald-Journal until that publication was purchased by an out-of-state company in 2012.

She has a bachelor of science degree from Western Michigan University in liberal studies with a journalism emphasis. She also possesses a one-year certificate in paralegal studies from Davenport University.

She has worked for numerous newspapers in west Michigan, including a stint as assistant editor for a daily publication. The Michigan Press Association award winner has also been published nationally in magazines.

Leading our sales department is Pam Prior. Pam has many years experience in sales and marketing, working for local radio stations. Pam is also chair of the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce.

Also on board is Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. Rob is the owner/president of Media Group 31, LLC, the parent company of Oceana County Press. While overseeing the editorial content of Mason County Press, he also operates the business end of the corporation.

Your contributions and suggestions are always welcome. We always welcome citizen journalists and/or bloggers. Please contact Allison or Rob with your contributions. If your business would like to advertise with us, please contact Pam.



Allison Scarbrough

phone/text: 231-923-0113

fax: 313.879.6970

email: editor@oceanacountypress.com

Sales & Marketing Manager

Pam Prior

email: pam@oceanacountypress.com

phone/text: 231-690-3188


Rob Alway

email: rsalway@oceanacountypress.com

phone/text: 231-757-3202

Oceana County Press is owned and operated by Media Group 31, LLC, 405 N. Main Street, Scottville, MI 49454