Rush, a native of Alliance, was appointed Sept. 1, 1986, to the newspaper post in Warren, where he served for several years.
He eventually served as publisher of the New Haven (Conn.) Register and was vice president of the Journal Register Company, which published 17 daily and 91 weekly newspapers throughout the East and Midwest United States.
After retiring, Rush split his time between Warren and Scottsdale, Arizona. His wife, Ruth Ann Lee, is deceased. He is survived by five children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rush graduated in 1954 from Alliance High School and The Ohio State University School of Journalism in 1958. He served as sports editor of the Ohio State Lantern newspaper, kicking off his 40-year journalism career.
Longtime journalist and former Tribune Chronicle President and Chief Executive Officer William Rush died Saturday at age 84.
Prior to his arrival at the Tribune Chronicle, he worked for the Spectator weekly newspaper group in Columbus and the Columbus Dispatch, along with newspapers in Connecticut and Massachusetts, before being named general manager of the Lake County News Herald. Rush also served as publisher through the years of the Lorain Morning Journal, Mansfield News Journal and was manager of the London Madison Press. He also was vice president / general executive of the Troy Record in New York.
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