Edward H. Shur, Editor of two Ohio Dailies, Dies At 54

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By: E&P Staff

Edward H. Shur, the executive editor of two Ohio dailies, the News Herald in Port Clinton and the News-Messenger in Fremont, has died at age 54, the fomer paper reported Thursday.

Shur was found dead Wednesday morning in his Danbury Township home, the paper reported in an unbylined article. It quoted Ottawa County (Ohio) Coroner Dr. Jerome McTague as saying Shur apparently died of natural causes, and that no autopsy is planned.

Shur, a veteran of numerous newspapers including he Baltimore Sun, had been named executive editor of the Gannett Co.-owned dailies in April.

“He had a great passion for what he did. In the short time he was here, he did a great job in improving our newspapers,” News Herald
Publisher Cindy George Bealer told the paper.

Before coming to the News Herald, Shur was the business editor at the Reno Gazette-Journal in Nevada.

During his tenure as executive editor, the papers launched a weekly community paper, Genoa-Elmore Today.

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