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Tualatin Life now under new management

Michael Antonelli new publisher, though founder, former publisher still to 'play a role.'

The founder and publisher of the monthly newspaper Tualatin Life announced Tuesday that he is stepping down to focus on another business.

Jonathan Crane, who also runs Integrity Staffing at 18725 S.W. Boones Ferry Rd., said in a Web post that he has turned over control of the paper to its graphic designer, Michael Antonelli.

“While Michael’s great strength has always been graphic design, he’s also been interested in the content and flow of Tualatin Life the entire time,” Crane wrote. “It was very important to me to transition TL to someone who cared about it like I did and had the best chance of keeping it alive and strong.”

Antonelli is the creative director of Orant.net. The Portland-based company also designs brochures, websites and restaurant menus, among other products.

“I've been working with Jonathan Crane for a long, long time,” Antonelli said Tuesday. “He's been giving me an increasingly large role in the paper over the last couple years.”

While Antonelli now has the role of publisher, he said he isn't looking to change much about Tualatin Life.

“Jonathan's going to be continuing to play a role, but he'll be in the background,” he said.

Crane founded Tualatin Life in 2009. The paper features regular contributors and publishes citizen commentary pieces.

Crane wrote in Tuesday's post that he started Tualatin Life out of “the need to do something positive for my community and myself” and with “the goal of promoting a sense of community in Tualatin.”

Antonelli said his main goal is to "carry on the tradition” that Crane established with the paper.

“I don't have any major plans other than to continue what's been established already,” he said.

By Mark Miller
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