Dave Schmall is now publisher of The Union in Grass Valley, The Union reports. Most recently, he had been director of digital development at Reno-based Swift Communications. Previously, he was publisher of The Appeal-Democrat in Marysville.
Schmall succeeds Editor and Publisher Jeff Ackerman, who becomes publisher of The News-Review in Roseburg, Ore.
Also at The Union, Brian Hamilton becomes managing editor, Schmall announced. Hamilton had been city editor.