Aiken, former Cincy Enquirer biz editor, dies at 77
Scott Aiken, who was the business editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer in the 1970s, died Wednesday at the age of 77.
Sheila McLaughlin of the Enquirer writes, “As business editor at The Enquirer, Mr. Aiken is credited with making that section more in-depth.
“‘He got the business section onto a really good path,’ said Luke Feck, former editor at The Enquirer. ‘They were always good at reporting but when Scott came they became more analytical. He brought that skill to the job.’
“At Cincinnati Bell, he helped company executives weather a national illegal wiretapping scandal. Bell officials eventually cleared their names.
“‘Scott was the guy who really orchestrated the public work on that and did such a marvelous job,’ said Don Hoffman, who worked with Mr. Aiken as senior vice president of administration. ‘He was a reporter at heart. Scott always wanted the facts. He was not one to play with the facts. He was so careful to get it right and do it right. And he wouldn’t risk his reputation on someone not doing it right.'”
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