The Post-Standard is a major daily newspaper serving the greater Syracuse, New York metro area. Published by Advance Publications, it is one of two brands of the Syracuse Media Group, formed in 2012 as a digitally focused company. The other major brand is Syracuse.com. The newspaper is published seven days a week and is home-delivered to subscribers on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. It is available in retail outlets and via e-edition everyday. The Post-Standard was founded in 1829 as The Onondaga Standard. The first issue was published Sept. 10, 1829, after Vivus W. Smith consolidated the Onondaga Journal with the Syracuse Advertiser under The Onondaga Standard name. Through the 1800s, it was known variously as The Weekly Standard, The Daily Standard and The Syracuse Standard. On July 10, 1894, The Syracuse Post was first published. On Dec. 26, 1898, the owners of The Daily Standard and The Syracuse Post merged to form The Post-Standard. The first issue of the newly merged paper was published Jan. 1, 1899. The merged company was based at 136 E. Genesee St. in Syracuse.