Barry Ford taking the oath office, along with Iris Garrido, for the Columbia Borough School Board in 2016.
[Columbia Spy file photo]
Born and raised in Columbia, Barry Ford was a constant presence in the borough.
Ford spent his career reporting on the town for the former daily Columbia News and then the weekly Columbia Ledger, where he spent 18 years and was the editor when it folded in 2009.
If he wasn't covering a sporting event for the Columbia newspapers, or for LNP where he was a longtime corespondent, Ford might have been keeping score or helping organize the contests as part of the Columbia Boys Athletic Association, where he was a longtime member.