The Aegis, published Wednesday and Friday with a weekly circulation of 62,000, is Homestead Publishing Company's largest news publication, covering news in Harford County, Md. Its main office is in Bel Air, Md. Since 1856, The Aegis has recorded county history, including community news, politics, business, sports, schools, real estate and local organizations. With its long, tradition of strong readership and comprehensive news coverage, The Aegis is Harford County s premier community newspaper. Homestead Publishing was formed by the merger of Shield Press and Susquehanna Publishing, owners of The Aegis and The Record. In addition to The Aegis and The Record, Homestead publications include The Aegis Weekenders, Harford and APG News, the only newspaper distributed on the Aberdeen Proving Ground. The newspapers have a combined readership of 422,000 per week, with more than 142 years of publishing.