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David Trinko

Position: Managing Editor
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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 — The Empty Stocking Fund is nearly $12,000 short of its total from last year, with less than a week left to help make some families' holidays a little brighter.
The program raised $21,462 as of Friday afternoon for the fund, which focuses daily on families in need in the region. The program raised $33,295 last year to help meet communi

Fund drive in final week

LIMA — The Empty Stocking Fund is nearly $12,000 short of its total from last year, with less than a week left to help make some families' holidays a little brighter. The program raised $21,462 as of Friday afternoon for the fund, which focuses daily on families in need in the region. The program raised $33,295 last year to help meet communi

You might've seen Mommy kissing Santa Claus. My kids saw Daddy manhandling Steve the Elf.
Like many families, we have an “Elf on the Shelf,” the cute, Gestapo-like spy that children willingly invite into their lives between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our children named ours Steve, for reasons I'll never understand but will always reme

David Trinko: Mending relationship with family's elf

You might've seen Mommy kissing Santa Claus. My kids saw Daddy manhandling Steve the Elf. Like many families, we have an “Elf on the Shelf,” the cute, Gestapo-like spy that children willingly invite into their lives between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our children named ours Steve, for reasons I'll never understand but will always reme

I used to be judgmental when I looked at outdoors Christmas displays.
“Pick a theme, dude.”
“One of these things is not like the others.”
“Are they trying to land planes there?”
Now, I'm the guilty one. It never would've happened if it weren't for those pesky kids.
Tis the season to see who gets pushed aroun

David Trinko: Lighting up our holidays

I used to be judgmental when I looked at outdoors Christmas displays. “Pick a theme, dude.” “One of these things is not like the others.” “Are they trying to land planes there?” Now, I'm the guilty one. It never would've happened if it weren't for those pesky kids. Tis the season to see who gets pushed aroun

Thank goodness YouTube isn't a judgmental person. I'd worry about what it might think about me.
My viewing history includes some typical items for a middle-aged father, like funny clips from “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” or sports segments from ESPN.
But I wonder what it might see when it sees those anthems from Disney's animat

David Trinko: YouTube barely knows me

Thank goodness YouTube isn't a judgmental person. I'd worry about what it might think about me. My viewing history includes some typical items for a middle-aged father, like funny clips from “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” or sports segments from ESPN. But I wonder what it might see when it sees those anthems from Disney's animat

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

The gesture only cost about $13, but it left a lasting impact on Angela Jacobs.
She stood in line with a package at the post office in Lima, striking up a conversation with the older couple ahead of her. The 80-something-year-old man asked about the picture on a button, of Airman Jimmy Sellers.
She explained she was sending some comic books and s

David Trinko: Kind gestures make big difference

The gesture only cost about $13, but it left a lasting impact on Angela Jacobs. She stood in line with a package at the post office in Lima, striking up a conversation with the older couple ahead of her. The 80-something-year-old man asked about the picture on a button, of Airman Jimmy Sellers. She explained she was sending some comic books and s

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





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