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Ex-Toledo Blade biz editor dies

August 18, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Albert Goldberg, a former business editor of the Toledo Blade in Ohio, died Thursday at the age of 75.

Mark Zaborney of The Blade writes, “He was hired to the Blade’s news staff in 1967 and, after a stint as a general assignment reporter, covered federal court and city hall. The newspaper heralded him in a promotional ad.

“‘Al Goldberg, Blade staff writer, keeps a close eye on your city government. Attending scores of meetings and asking a lot of questions, he acts as your proxy,’ the ad said, under the reporter’s photograph. “You don’t have time to do it. So let Al Goldberg keep you informed …’

“In the early 1970s, he reported from The Blade’s Columbus bureau. As business editor for five years, he continued to report and write.

“‘He was a good reporter. That’s the best thing I can say about him,’ said Joe O’Conor, a retired Blade managing editor. ‘Persistent. Very diligent. Worked at his trade. Just a good newspaperman.’

“If not speedy, he was thorough. ‘If you told him to do something, you knew he would get it done,’ Mr. O’Conor said.

“Some stories were constructed so carefully that editors found them difficult to cut, said Edson Whipple, also a former managing editor.”

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