DAYTON, Ohio -- Herbert "Orby" Schear, former chairman and president of Liberal Markets, died here at the age of 89. estern Ohio. Liberal was recognized as a pioneer in the supermarket industry, in part due to its innovations in meat merchandising, such as self-service meats. A board member of the National Association of Food Chains and a founding member of Topco, Schear was one of five brothers who operated Liberal. He is survived by his wife, Blanche; his brother, Eugene; two daughters; ...

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