Big layoffs are on the horizon for a local newspaper.

The Lehigh Valley Media Group, the publisher behind The Express-Times and Lehigh Valley Live.com, says it is laying off 68 employees later this year.

The company says the layoffs include 22 full-time and 46 part-time employees.

It says these layoffs are part of a larger reorganization plan being implemented by the company's owners Penn Jersey Advance.

The Express-Times says it will continue publishing seven days a week.