David Trinko: Wapakoneta family sees power of community after Amtrak tragedy

David Trinko: Wapakoneta family sees power of community after Amtrak tragedy

WAPAKONETA — The Steinke family, of Wapakoneta, headed out West for a memorable railroad trip across the great expanse.Being aboard the Amtrak t...

July 2nd, 2022 |  


David Trinko: The star of the show (in dad’s mind)

David Trinko: The star of the show (in dad’s mind)

My 13-year-old daughter was the star of the show this weekend in a children’s theater production.Her name wasn’t exactly at the top of the...

June 25th, 2022 |  


David Trinko: When your dad is your superhero

David Trinko: When your dad is your superhero

Way back at the age of 7 or 8, I was a curious child who believed the backing from stickers made them fireproof.To test the theory, I brought a page o...

June 18th, 2022 |  



David Trinko: Does it matter that the editor is a conservative?

David Trinko: Does it matter that the editor is a conservative?

I am a conservative.In all the time I’ve written this column, I never felt it necessary to say it this plainly. It’s become increasingly c...

June 11th, 2022 |  


David Trinko: When you finally sock it to the mismatches

David Trinko: When you finally sock it to the mismatches

Some of the mismatched socks must have been in that basket for 10 years.Week after week, my wife and I would look through the unmatched socks coming o...

June 4th, 2022 |  


David Trinko: The quest for a great family vacation

David Trinko: The quest for a great family vacation

So often you see an event or a movie advertised as “fun for the whole family.”They lie! There is no such thing as one thing that the entir...

May 28th, 2022 |  


David Trinko: Lima Soap Box Derby rolls to a stop for ‘22

David Trinko: Lima Soap Box Derby rolls to a stop for ‘22

Those kid and parent-built racers won’t be blazing down the hill at Faurot Park with nostalgic runs this summer.Steve Skinner sure hopes they...

May 21st, 2022 |  


David Trinko: Making efforts to enjoy the sequel

David Trinko: Making efforts to enjoy the sequel

Have you ever found yourself watching the sequel to a movie that didn’t interest you that much in the first place?That’s sort of how IR...

May 14th, 2022 |  


David Trinko: Mothers know when to pick a fight

David Trinko: Mothers know when to pick a fight

Some day, your husband might tell the children about how much you fought for them.If they knew today, they’d be embarrassed. They don’t wa...

May 7th, 2022 |  


David Trinko: A helpful map for people on the move

David Trinko: A helpful map for people on the move

On any journey, it’s important to know where you’re going and how to get there.It’s also important to know the destination hasn̵...

April 30th, 2022 |