David Trinko

Position: New Media Editor
E-Mail Address: dtrinko@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 419-993-2150
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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

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

LIMA — Parents of students at many area school districts learned about a two-hour fog delay from text alerts Thursday morning.
Unfortunately, they weren't quite as informed when districts decided the lingering fog was too thick for safe travel. They missed that jiggle in their pocket, as an issue with the most popular carrier in the region n

School alerts delayed

LIMA — Parents of students at many area school districts learned about a two-hour fog delay from text alerts Thursday morning. Unfortunately, they weren't quite as informed when districts decided the lingering fog was too thick for safe travel. They missed that jiggle in their pocket, as an issue with the most popular carrier in the region n

PERRY TOWNSHIP — Kevin Cox looked at the old headstone. Then he looked at the vacant footer at Perry Chapel Cemetery.
Sure enough, they each had a wider edge on the right side, like two pieces of a puzzle finally reunited more than 35 years later. He'd solved the mystery of where Susan Hadsell's 152-year-old grave marker belonged.
“I

David Trinko: Old headstone finds its home

PERRY TOWNSHIP — Kevin Cox looked at the old headstone. Then he looked at the vacant footer at Perry Chapel Cemetery. Sure enough, they each had a wider edge on the right side, like two pieces of a puzzle finally reunited more than 35 years later. He'd solved the mystery of where Susan Hadsell's 152-year-old grave marker belonged. “I

LIMA – 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 successful

Ed FitzGerald: Why Ohio needs a change

LIMA – 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 successful

LIMA — 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 successful

Ed FitzGerald: Why Ohio needs a change

LIMA — 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 successful

LIMA — Janet Garrett didn't necessarily want to represent the 4th District in Congress.
After two and a half years of reviewing how U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, has been doing it, though, she decided no one was adequately representing the average person in Washington.
“I see so many people around me saying the economy has gotten be

Garrett pushes for $15 minimum wage

LIMA — Janet Garrett didn't necessarily want to represent the 4th District in Congress. After two and a half years of reviewing how U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, has been doing it, though, she decided no one was adequately representing the average person in Washington. “I see so many people around me saying the economy has gotten be

LIMA — 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 successful

FitzGerald: Change needed

LIMA — 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 successful

Your hometown is your family. Because you love it, you really get flustered when someone tries to bash it.
It's OK if you make some self-loathing comments about it, but everyone else better pipe down. If you're not a part of it, you don't understand.
Earlier this week, a story by Janet Reitman in Rolling Stone entitled “Where the Tea Party

David Trinko: Lima is what you make of it

Your hometown is your family. Because you love it, you really get flustered when someone tries to bash it. It's OK if you make some self-loathing comments about it, but everyone else better pipe down. If you're not a part of it, you don't understand. Earlier this week, a story by Janet Reitman in Rolling Stone entitled “Where the Tea Party

All it takes is one song to restore your faith in a genre.
I like all types of music. I enjoy a mix of the blues, pop, classic rock, a little old-school rap and even the occasional trip through death metal. Generally speaking, my go-to stations are country music.
Country music has always been good about telling a story, putting you in a certain p

David Trinko: We need better girls in country songs

All it takes is one song to restore your faith in a genre. I like all types of music. I enjoy a mix of the blues, pop, classic rock, a little old-school rap and even the occasional trip through death metal. Generally speaking, my go-to stations are country music. Country music has always been good about telling a story, putting you in a certain p

When one of our reporters comes into my office to talk to me, we have a standing rule. You get my undivided attention for 60 seconds. After that, I make no promises.
When I think about it, that's a lie. I'm constantly looking at my clock to determine when that 60 seconds is up, so I can resume my life of multitasking. Then I'll turn to my computer

David Trinko: Fight the multitasking myth

When one of our reporters comes into my office to talk to me, we have a standing rule. You get my undivided attention for 60 seconds. After that, I make no promises. When I think about it, that's a lie. I'm constantly looking at my clock to determine when that 60 seconds is up, so I can resume my life of multitasking. Then I'll turn to my computer





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