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James C. Smith, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel executive editor, dies at 65
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, December 19, 2013 9:12 AM EST
James C. Smith, executive editor of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, has died. He was 65.
He came to the Parkersburg newspaper in 2001. He previously served as editor of the Piqua Daily Call in western Ohio, The Herald-Star in Steubenville, Ohio, The Review in East Liverpool, Ohio, and The Daily Iberian in New Iberia, La.
Smith served as chairman of the West Virginia Press Association's Freedom of Information Committee for several years.
News and Sentinel publisher Jim Spanner says Smith was a lifelong journalist and a true newspaperman.
Kimes Funeral Home in Parkersburg is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Information from: News and Sentinel (Parkersburg, W.Va.), http://www.newsandsentinel.com