In a recent column in the newspaper, Chiodo wrote the following words:
My tenure as publisher at this property has been very gratifying. The newspaper world has always been an exciting world to me. We are called to take all that is happening in the world and in our local communities to interpret, communicate and then sometimes take a stand on so that we both inform and then set the course for the community. But a newspaper is not a newspaper without its people. These team members are from all walks of life and they come together to create the story we tell the public.
And although the Globe has been a wonderful newspaper, much must also be said about the wonderful community it belongs to. Whether you are talking education, medical care, trucking or so many other industries, things have been progressing nicely over the years — both in Joplin and its surrounding towns.
Of course, many of us will remember that Chiodo was also the man who gave the go-ahead to start the free weekly newspaper The Joplin Herald, by saying there was not enough room in the Globe to print all of the Joplin news.
I will just leave it at that.