Former Reno biz editor dies
Ed Shur, who in April left his position as the business editor of the Reno Gazette-Journal to become editor of two Ohio papers, died at the age of 54, according an Associated Press story.
The AP story stated that Shur, executive editor of The (Fremont) News-Messenger and the Port Clinton News Herald, “was found dead at his home Wednesday. Ottawa County Coroner Jerome McTague said he died of hypertensive heart disease.
“Before coming to Ohio in April, Shur was the business editor at the Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal. During his 10 years at the Gazette-Journal, Shur also was a special-projects editor. He previously worked at The (Baltimore) Sun and for Minnesota Sun Publications, which included 21 weekly newspapers.
“Gannett Co. owns the Ohio newspapers. Fremont has a daily circulation of about 14,000 and Port Clinton, 6,200.”
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