Doug Showalter, a Republic reporter, columnist and editor for nearly 30 years, steps into retirement after today.
Since 1990, Showalter has served as regional reporter and editor, features editor, city editor, special projects editor and, since 2001, special publications editor. His column writing, an additional contribution to the newspaper that he did for more than 20 of those years, often covered humorous topics from troublesome garden hoses to sleep deprivation.
Showalter says farewell in one final column, which appears on today’s Opinion page. It can be found here http://www.therepublic.com/?p=724509&preview_id=724509&preview_nonce=29de849a8e&post_format=standard&preview=true.