Block Ownership Of Blade Marks 90th Year

Ninety years ago, businessman and newspaper mogul Paul Block Sr., took control of The Toledo Blade — the city’s oldest newspaper since its founding in 1835. Even though print circulation has fallen over the years as it has at other newspapers, The Blade is now read by more readers than ever because of the many ways to access its content. Today, the Block family still owns The Blade and Block Communications also includes five TV stations and cable and broadband firms in its portfolio.