Myer’s Generosity Recalled

Editor, News-Register:

I was very much saddened to have learned of the passing of J. Michael Myer, the highly respected executive editor of the historic area newspapers, The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. His positive impact on the area will be felt for years to come.

Mr. Myer’s outstanding career in the newspaper business spanned 46 glorious years, serving initially in the position of reporter, followed by city editor, publisher, editor and most recently in the position of executive editor for the last 23 years.

In addition, Mr. Myer’s editorials and weekly columns were always very informative and insightful, and personally he was also well known, and highly respected, for his strong advocacy on behalf of those most in need, and for the betterment of area communities.

On a personal note, as a long-time contributor with my numerous letters to the editor over the years, I was always very much impressed by the professionalism, knowledge, work ethic, compassion and accessibility of Mr. Myer in my dealings with him, for which I will be eternally grateful.

The positive impact that Mr. Myer’s outstanding contributions have made on our area will long be felt and appreciated by one and all.

Mr. Myer was truly a giant in his line of work. He certainly helped make the Ohio Valley a better place.

I am grateful to have known him.

Thank you.

Richard Hord

Martins Ferry


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