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David Trinko


Ottawa Township, OH, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Ottawa’s Red Pig Inn gets a makeover

OTTAWA — There’s always a twinge of danger when you try to change an icon. Even if it’s the “Pig.”The new owners of the Red P → Read More

David Trinko: Proud of my grad in an uncommon year

This isn’t how your senior year was supposed to end.It’s not how you visualized it as you grew up through our school system. You saw the classe → Read More

David Trinko: Faith fuels experienced nurse’s desire to help

Nancy Jo Cain is in remission from leukemia. She is 77 years old. She could be retired, hidden away from the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic.Instead, → Read More

David Trinko: A flowery tribute to mothers everywhere

One of my wife’s favorite activities each May is planting flowers.We have an assortment of hanging planters and barrels around our home. By the end o → Read More

David Trinko: Not-so-helpful tips as you return to society

Congratulations! You’ve survived half of a pandemic!Our astute governor found us worthy to return some of our basics of life in the midst of the coro → Read More

Virtual adoption, real family in Allen County

LIMA — A few years ago, Brycson was a pupil in Stephanie Batchelder’s kindergarten class.Now, he’s her son.Nothing — not even the c → Read More

Elida natives’ COVID-19 song reinforces good practices

CARY, N.C. — Sometimes when Elida graduate Mary Lu Anthony runs around her neighborhood, she’ll see someone she really missed in this era of so → Read More

David Trinko: Country music star Paisley, NFL quarterback Manning join 4-H online meeting

During our coronavirus-fueled isolation, we’ve all seen some things, especially if we’ve been pulled into the online equivalent of a meeting, t → Read More

David Trinko: When a friendly girl goes on lockdown

It’s hard to keep a social butterfly under the net of a coronavirus stay-at-home order too long.One day, our 11-year-old daughter walked into the roo → Read More

David Trinko: Churches may be quiet, but Jesus is alive and well

Most years on Easter Sunday, our churches are filled to capacity with regulars and visitors, elbow to elbow in the pews.The people who don’t regularl → Read More

David Trinko: Presenting a strange form of entertainment

Our evenings are full of social isolation, teens and tweens anxious to get out of the house and weird presentations about unfamiliar topics.Could life be a → Read More

David Trinko: Dinner is served, by a pair of preteens

Of all the classes my children take during their learn-at-home experience, my favorite is home economics.Like all the other kids in the region, they’ → Read More

David Trinko: Families get closer by staying apart with coronavirus

Social distancing is bringing my family closer together.Like most kids around the region, our children started spending 24 hours a day inside our home amid → Read More

David Trinko: What to do if you can’t shake hands

Before a Thursday meeting at the newspaper with several elected officials, I walked over to greet our guests.I froze.“So, what do we do now?” I → Read More

Shawnee grad has key role in Weinstein case

LOS ANGELES — Paul Thompson wouldn’t blame his Shawnee Class of 1999 classmates if they don’t remember him.Still, he’ll play a key → Read More

David Trinko: Cleaning up this hoarder’s mess

Some people hide their past in the closet.Others keep it in the attic.Apparently, we keep ours in the basement.Last weekend, my family spent a few days cle → Read More

David Trinko: Old-time sweets in high demand

My kids wanted 100 Grand the other day.They also wanted Mounds. And Swedish Fish. And Smarties.Everything that’s old is new again when it’s sav → Read More

David Trinko: Seeing your own fears in your child’s eyes

I look at my children, and I see myself in them.I see my nose, my eyes, my freckle patterns. There’s my analytic deconstruction. There’s my dry → Read More

David Trinko: If Dr. Seuss had a teenager

Dr. Seuss is best known as a children’s book author. His classics include “Green Eggs and Ham,” “The Cat in the Hat” and → Read More

David Trinko: Floating your way to peace and quiet

Adam didn’t know how good he had it.There he was in the Garden of Eden, with the trees, pleasing to the eye and good for food. He had the livestock, → Read More