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Rohrer continues to make lasting impact at R-C

Tom Nader Published: November 13, 2012 10:51 PM

By Tom Nader | Sports Editor

Persh Rohrer, who has been employed at the Record-Courier since 1952, celebrated his 94th birthday on Sunday.

He is recognized by the Ohio Newspaper Association as the oldest-working journalist in the state. Additionally, information compiled by the Huffington Post last year by Bill Lucey found that Rohrer was very likely the oldest-working journalist in the United States.

Lucey found that only sports columnist Sid Hartman, who is now 93, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune challenged Rohrer’s current working status.

For Persh, his accomplishments and honors always take a backseat to the next day’s work. Nothing is more important to him than the next story and getting it right.

He still works on deadline, still writes and edits his own copy and still offers design ideas. He has successfully transitioned through the world of journalism’s changes. He dates back to metal type, but has always been a willing learner and kept up with each era’s technological advancement.

Persh remains an inspiration of hard work and passion. He found a job he loved and has never stopped enjoying it.


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