David Trinko

Position: Managing Editor
E-Mail Address: dtrinko@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 567-242-0467
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About David Trinko

Assigns stories to reporters and oversees content in print and online, as well as writing a weekly Sunday column.

Latest Stories by David Trinko

LIMA — Sometimes you need an awfully big stocking for the gracious gifts offered through the Empty Stocking Fund.
Tom Vernon, the operations coordinator of the Salvation Army, recalls bringing a large washer and dryer through one home last year, careful not to hit anything on the way down the stairs to the basement. The Salvation Army is one

Annual program brightens the holidays for the needy

LIMA — Sometimes you need an awfully big stocking for the gracious gifts offered through the Empty Stocking Fund. Tom Vernon, the operations coordinator of the Salvation Army, recalls bringing a large washer and dryer through one home last year, careful not to hit anything on the way down the stairs to the basement. The Salvation Army is one

Land transfers

The trend of the real estate market in Allen County is shown by the following report, for the week running Nov. 13 to Nov. 19. Figures reflect the selling price of the property, along with the address or lot number of same and are courtesy of Allen County Recorder Mona Losh's Office. Last year Last week This week Deeds 79 71 94 Mortgage 49 45 55

It's too easy to complain that no one really celebrates Thanksgiving anymore.
Consumerism drives us all to look right past the November tradition, to focus on its glitzier December cousin, Christmas. It's big business's fault that we don't take the time to be grateful, since there are such great deals if you sneak out of your family gatherings for

David Trinko: 'Tis the season to be grateful

It's too easy to complain that no one really celebrates Thanksgiving anymore. Consumerism drives us all to look right past the November tradition, to focus on its glitzier December cousin, Christmas. It's big business's fault that we don't take the time to be grateful, since there are such great deals if you sneak out of your family gatherings for

We built a new office in our home. We replaced our back door. We renovated the kitchen. We repainted half the rooms in our house.
Still, something tells me my wife will always remember this as the time I broke her foot.
My wife and I took a few days off recently to work on some minor renovations to our home. In the course of a week, we flawlessly

Renovating your perception

We built a new office in our home. We replaced our back door. We renovated the kitchen. We repainted half the rooms in our house. Still, something tells me my wife will always remember this as the time I broke her foot. My wife and I took a few days off recently to work on some minor renovations to our home. In the course of a week, we flawlessly

Children often get a bad rap.
They are so demanding. They seem so ungrateful. The act so selfishly.
It's enough to make a parent wonder where they got all those horrible traits.
Then, every so often, a child stuns you with generosity. This is one such tale.
The conversation started simply enough last week. My 6-year-old daughter asked if I like

David Trinko: The kids will be all right

Children often get a bad rap. They are so demanding. They seem so ungrateful. The act so selfishly. It's enough to make a parent wonder where they got all those horrible traits. Then, every so often, a child stuns you with generosity. This is one such tale. The conversation started simply enough last week. My 6-year-old daughter asked if I like

LIMA — Ohio voters will get their choice between two distinct candidates for governor.
Incumbent Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic challenger, don't have much in common in their backgrounds or views on key issues.
Anita Rios, the Green Party candidate, is also on the ballot.
Here's

FitzGerald, Kasich polar opposites on most issues

LIMA — Ohio voters will get their choice between two distinct candidates for governor. Incumbent Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic challenger, don't have much in common in their backgrounds or views on key issues. Anita Rios, the Green Party candidate, is also on the ballot. Here's

Facebook ruined my class reunion.
Members of my high school graduating class got together in my hometown recently. I live just far enough away that I don't regularly see most of the people. In some cases, I haven't seen people since we graduated.
So how did I react to seeing these people for the first time in decades? As if it hadn't been decades

David Trinko: Class reunions in a Facebook era

Facebook ruined my class reunion. Members of my high school graduating class got together in my hometown recently. I live just far enough away that I don't regularly see most of the people. In some cases, I haven't seen people since we graduated. So how did I react to seeing these people for the first time in decades? As if it hadn't been decades

Ed FitzGerald asserts he isn't trying to be contrary. The Democrat running for Ohio governor just doesn't see the state the same way incumbent John Kasich does.
Is the state better off than it was four years ago? “I don't think so,” he told a group of Civitas Media editors in Lima earlier this month.
Did Kasich successfully balance th

Ed FitzGerald: Why Ohio needs a change

Ed FitzGerald asserts he isn't trying to be contrary. The Democrat running for Ohio governor just doesn't see the state the same way incumbent John Kasich does. Is the state better off than it was four years ago? “I don't think so,” he told a group of Civitas Media editors in Lima earlier this month. Did Kasich successfully balance th





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