A good friend has passed away.
Frank Martin has been someone I have admired and looked up to for the last ten years.
Those of you who have lived in Columbus for a long time know Frank better than I did, but I really learned to respect Frank as a man of care and character.
He loved his hometown and the people who live here. He had a great sense of compromise and ability to bring folks together to find a solution.
Columbus would not be the town it is today had Frank not been our mayor in the early nineties.
I recently witnessed Frank as he helped a young juvenile who had gotten herself in trouble with law enforcement.
Frank passionately guided her through her troubles in the court system and offered her life-changing advice and counsel.
I was really impressed with how he bridged the age gap and could speak to her at a level she could understand.
I will miss Frank, and I will continue to use his life as an example for myself and others to follow.
WTVM Editorial Committee
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