About Us

The Bellville Star is a weekly newspaper covering news, sports and events in Bellville, Butler and Lexington.

The Bellville Star is one of the leading sources of information for the people who live, and shop in Bellville, Butler and Lexington.

The Bellville Star also offers specialty publications and ancillary products that meet the needs of communities surrounding Bellville, Butler and Lexington.

In 2012, the Bellville Star was purchased by a new media company, Civitas Media LLC. Located in Davidson, North Carolina on the shores of Lake Norman, Civitas Media encompasses over 100 publications, many of which have served their communities for over a century. Civitas, Latin for “community” or “citizen” is a union of four media entities formerly known as Heartland Publications, Freedom Central, Impressions Media and Ohio Community Media. Civitas, which employs over 1400 associates across 11 states including Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee, publishes 35 daily, 28 weekend editions and 63 weekly publications for a combined circulation of over 1.6 million.