I’m Mr. Pee Vee
AKA Paul J. Volkmann, Paul, or simply Pee Vee.
I am a well-known columnist for the Latrobe Bulletin and began my writing career over 50 years ago at the Ashland Times Gazette in Ashland Ohio, while attending Ashland College where I majored in psychology and sociology.
Following graduation in 1967, I was hired by the Galion (OH) Inquirer where I became head photographer. Then, I worked as an industrial photographer for North Electric Co. During employment at the newspaper, I enrolled in Police Officer Training School and became certified in law enforcement. Throughout my photographic careers at both organizations, I worked part-time for the Galion Police Department.
Upon moving to Latrobe in the early 70's, I became a photographer at the Latrobe Area Hospital and opened my own studio called Pee Vee's. Eventually, I converted my store into a custom framing, passport photo and fishing lure and tackle shop. This business was known as "A dinky little place with a great reputation."
Officially I retired in May 2007, but I still enjoy the richness of the great outdoors. "Anything that is not inside is outside, and I enjoy sharing God's creations with others."
A Roman Catholic by faith, I am a member of Holy Family Church in Latrobe and I reside with my wife, Teri, in downtown Latrobe. Together we have two grown children, Aaron and Kelsey.