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The ''Ameryka'' had a number of minor name changes during its first few years of existence: ''Ameryka w Toledo'' (“America of Toledo”); ''Ameryka w Toledo i Kuryer Clevelandski'' (“America of Toledo and Cleveland Courier”), after a merger with the ''Kúrjer Clevelandski''; and back to ''Ameryka'' in 1893. In 1902, the publication merged with the ''Echo'', a Polish newspaper from Buffalo, New York, to form the ''Ameryka Echo''. In addition to serving Polish immigrants of Toledo, the ''Ameryka Echo'' was distributed throughout the United States, reaching communities in large urban industrial centers like Chicago, but also those in rural areas. Subscribers lived outside the United States as well, in other countries that were part of the Polish diaspora (“Polonia”); there were even readers in Poland. Circulation had reached about 50,000 by World War I, and 120,000 by the 1920s. The ''Ameryka Echo'' was published in several daily, weekly, and “mail” editions from 1914 through 1956.
had been was a proponent of Polish Positivism, a movement emphasizing the importance of self-education and learning from others in the community in order to improve and strengthen the Polish nation. To this end, the ''Ameryka Echo'' encouraged readers to contribute their thoughts and opinions, which would be published in sections named “Korespondencye” (“Correspondence”), “Głosy Czytelników” (“Readers Voices”), “Kącik Piorunkiewicza” (“Piorunkiewicz’s Corner”), or “Kącik dla Wszystkich” (“Corner for Everybody”). The scope for this correspondence was wide, covering religion, immigration, Americanization, daily life, and other topics. The Ameryka Echo featured a variety of literary material, including poetry, folk literature, and English works in translation. These were sometimes issued as separate supplements, and for a short time, as a separate paper known as the ''Niedziela'' (“Sunday”). Paryski believed it was his responsibility to provide all manner of reading material for the Polish community, which also led to the establishment of the Paryski Publishing Company through which he published more than 2,000 titles on a variety of subjects. Like traditional newspapers, the ''Ameryka Echo'' also included news of the day from local, national, and international sources, alongside local business advertisements. The diversity in content led to the wide appeal of ''Ameryka Echo''.
Paryski’s business success and resulting wealth earned him the nickname “The Polish Hearst.” Paryski remained associated with the newspaper until his death in 1935, when his family took over. Financial difficulties led to its sale in 1956, and in 1961, the ''Ameryka Echo'' merged with the ''Dziennik Chicagoski'' (“Chicago Daily News”). Both papers were published simultaneously until 1971.