Betty Lentz, circulation director of The Crescent-News since 1996, has been named to the newly-created corporate position of vice president of audience retention and development for Dix 1898.

Her new responsibilities will include working with the circulation, marketing and web departments at each of the seven Dix Communication newspapers.

Lentz will maintain an office at The Crescent-News in Defiance, Ohio. She is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana and resides in Hicksville, Ohio.

Dix 1898 is a family-owned publishing business with daily newspaper properties, websites and associated media products in Defiance, Wooster, Alliance, Kent, Cambridge, Ashland and Frankfort, Ky. The company also includes radio stations in Ohio, Florida, and Maryland.