Gallia County resident Michelle Miller took a “leap of faith” that an online news site would gain support in Gallia County. The site was mainly operated by Miller with help of a part-time submissions editor and freelance writers, until 2013 when she turned the site over to Carrie Gloeckner. Gloeckner has years of experience being a journalist and had launched the Meigs Independent Press several months prior to taking over the Gallia Hometown Herald. In October 2017, Miller reclaimed the Gallia Hometown Herald and currently serves as publisher/journalist for the site.