Bob Mitchell was running for mayor in Medina at the same time I was launching a new publication in the same city. Like many politicians, Bob was a bit uneasy with my intentions. “Why are you trying to bring me down?” he asked when we first met. I had no idea what he was referring to, then he informed me a local blogger was posting nasty things about him, assuming that it was one of my pub’s reporters. Once I explained I had no affiliation with that person, and that I wasn’t a true journalist because our publication only printed happy stories, he was not only fine with me, but became a great advocate for our cause.
It won’t be the same going to all the city events without him, his presence will definitely be missed. Prayers and wishes that time heals the hearts of Bob’s family and close friends.