Gary Abernathy is publisher and editor of The Times-Gazette and Highland County Shopper. He started his career in 1983 with the Hillsboro Press Gazette, soon serving as editor, then became city editor of the Marion Star and editor of the Portsmouth Daily Times. He also worked in government and politics from 1996-2011 before returning to The Times-Gazette. He is the recipient of many industry awards for journalism and editing. He is the father of four children, and he and his wife, Lora, reside in Hillsboro.