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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

SPENCERVILLE — Nathan Shaffer looks over his shoulder at the Spencerville Area Veterans Memorial Park.
The mixture of monuments and bricks in Spencerville is breathtaking on its own. It's a reverent place, easy to contemplate the horrors of wars and the sacrifices of the men who served in them.
“You should see it at night,” Shaf

Shaffer helps veterans, community

SPENCERVILLE — Nathan Shaffer looks over his shoulder at the Spencerville Area Veterans Memorial Park. The mixture of monuments and bricks in Spencerville is breathtaking on its own. It's a reverent place, easy to contemplate the horrors of wars and the sacrifices of the men who served in them. “You should see it at night,” Shaf

ADA — You'd think no one would forget the night Kiss nearly burnt down the King Horn Center on Ohio Northern University's campus while possibly playing “Rock and Roll All Nite” for the first time 40 years ago.
But those were the '70s, so some of those memories might be up in smoke.
“We haven't talked to anyone who can reca

David Trinko: ONU's rock remembrance

ADA — You'd think no one would forget the night Kiss nearly burnt down the King Horn Center on Ohio Northern University's campus while possibly playing “Rock and Roll All Nite” for the first time 40 years ago. But those were the '70s, so some of those memories might be up in smoke. “We haven't talked to anyone who can reca

High school athletics is a big deal around here. Maybe that's a bad thing. Celebrating the accomplishments of these student-athletes isn't, though.
My family headed to Columbus on Saturday to cheer on our town's team, Ottawa-Glandorf, in the girls state basketball tournament. I'm sure many other families followed Lima Senior or Lima Central Cathol

David Trinko: Celebrating the values of champions

High school athletics is a big deal around here. Maybe that's a bad thing. Celebrating the accomplishments of these student-athletes isn't, though. My family headed to Columbus on Saturday to cheer on our town's team, Ottawa-Glandorf, in the girls state basketball tournament. I'm sure many other families followed Lima Senior or Lima Central Cathol

When I was first starting out in the working world, I had a strange goal: I wanted to be indispensable.
I wanted to be the guy who knew enough about everything that you couldn't live without him being there. I wanted to know that I'd be missed if I'd ever leave. I wanted to be the part that, if it failed, would stop the machine.
What can I say? C

David Trinko: Dispensing with indispensable

When I was first starting out in the working world, I had a strange goal: I wanted to be indispensable. I wanted to be the guy who knew enough about everything that you couldn't live without him being there. I wanted to know that I'd be missed if I'd ever leave. I wanted to be the part that, if it failed, would stop the machine. What can I say? C

LIMA — The Cheryl Allen Southside Community Center has been evicted from its building, but a new group hopes to immediately fill the void.
Jean “Emma” Corley said Church Women United, owners of the building at 1802 S. Central Ave., evicted the Cheryl Allen Southside Community Center. It has until Monday to leave the building. Cor

Cheryl Allen Center evicted; new organization forms

LIMA — The Cheryl Allen Southside Community Center has been evicted from its building, but a new group hopes to immediately fill the void. Jean “Emma” Corley said Church Women United, owners of the building at 1802 S. Central Ave., evicted the Cheryl Allen Southside Community Center. It has until Monday to leave the building. Cor

A few years back, my daughters asked me what I wanted for Father's Day.
“Peace and quiet,” I quipped.
To further the joke, my wife complied. For the holiday, they gave me earplugs.
Sometimes as the only man in our home with four women, it can be hard to get a minute of silence, so you can hear yourself think.
Most of the time, the a

Peace and quiet not so peaceful

A few years back, my daughters asked me what I wanted for Father's Day. “Peace and quiet,” I quipped. To further the joke, my wife complied. For the holiday, they gave me earplugs. Sometimes as the only man in our home with four women, it can be hard to get a minute of silence, so you can hear yourself think. Most of the time, the a





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