Jim Krumel

Position: Editor
E-Mail Address: jkrumel@limanews.com
Phone Number: 419-993-2076


About Jim Krumel

Oversees news operations

Latest Stories by Jim Krumel

Mention the term Hamas to the average American and the reaction may be one of puzzlement. Ask the same question of any Israeli and the reaction will be anything but.
On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teens were kidnapped in the West Bank by suspected members of Hamas, a terrorist off-shoot organization affiliated with the radical Muslim Brotherhood.

Hamas: Depravity without bounds

Mention the term Hamas to the average American and the reaction may be one of puzzlement. Ask the same question of any Israeli and the reaction will be anything but. On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teens were kidnapped in the West Bank by suspected members of Hamas, a terrorist off-shoot organization affiliated with the radical Muslim Brotherhood.

COLUMBUS GROVE — Lima Central Catholic was a different team offensively in the second half of its 38-17 football win over Columbus Grove than it was in the first half.
But both of those teams looked good in their own way for the Thunderbirds (3-1) when they handed Columbus Grove (3-1) its first loss of the season.
LCC struck for two touchdo

LCC buckles down at Grove

COLUMBUS GROVE — Lima Central Catholic was a different team offensively in the second half of its 38-17 football win over Columbus Grove than it was in the first half. But both of those teams looked good in their own way for the Thunderbirds (3-1) when they handed Columbus Grove (3-1) its first loss of the season. LCC struck for two touchdo

Coverage of the prison break story in Lima was a test and a testament of today's technology and new media world.
Two challenges immediately faced The Lima News when we learned around 8 p.m. Thursday of a prison break by three inmates: getting information online for our Web readers who needed it now; and putting a story together for our print editi

Newspaper: A 'daily miracle'

Coverage of the prison break story in Lima was a test and a testament of today's technology and new media world. Two challenges immediately faced The Lima News when we learned around 8 p.m. Thursday of a prison break by three inmates: getting information online for our Web readers who needed it now; and putting a story together for our print editi

Clear strategy needed for ISIS

Clear strategy needed for ISIS The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer When U.S. journalists or any other Americans are executed by terrorists in a crude and barbaric attempt to intimidate and terrorize, that act must not stand. As President Barack Obama said Wednesday after journalist Steven Sotloff was beheaded by the misnamed ISIS, or Islamic State ̵

Golf outing planned

LIMA — The fourth annual Barbers Give Bikes Golf Outing will be Sept. 14 at Springbrook Golf Club. The event is a two-person scramble. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The cost per team is $80, of which $50 goes directly to the Barbers Give Bikes Fund for purchase of one bike per team. Teams wishing to sign up are asked to send the nam

Harry Graves knocked on Lima's door more than 15 years ago with a dream of bringing a $500 million synthetic natural gas plant to Lima called Global Energy.
It all sounded so good at the time, so visionary.
And maybe it was. Perhaps it still is.
Today, however, there are more questions about Graves and the project than there are answers, given t

The Global Energy dream

Harry Graves knocked on Lima's door more than 15 years ago with a dream of bringing a $500 million synthetic natural gas plant to Lima called Global Energy. It all sounded so good at the time, so visionary. And maybe it was. Perhaps it still is. Today, however, there are more questions about Graves and the project than there are answers, given t

Put-in-Bay police under investigation

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — Allegations of unlawful arrests and heavy-handed tactics against police in the Lake Erie island resort town of Put-in-Bay are being investigated by a county sheriff and a state agency. Numerous complaints from residents and business owners on South Bass Island sparked the investigation into the police department, said

Labor costs weigh down Postal Service

There is even more bad financial news for the U.S. Postal Service, according to a report released last week by the agency's Office of Inspector General. In addition to sharply declining mail volume and significant required payments for retiree health care, the USPS is struggling with high workers' compensation costs. The OIG's report noted that, w

Our in-depth look at high school football in the region.

2014 Lima News high school football preview

Our in-depth look at high school football in the region.

The Lima News
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor needs to read the newspapers more to get an idea of how the rest of the world is living as Labor Day approaches Monday.
Speaking to hundreds of the state's judges Thursday morning, she used her State of the Judiciary address at the Ohio Judicial Conference to make a case for higher s

Justice needs taste of the real world

The Lima News Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor needs to read the newspapers more to get an idea of how the rest of the world is living as Labor Day approaches Monday. Speaking to hundreds of the state's judges Thursday morning, she used her State of the Judiciary address at the Ohio Judicial Conference to make a case for higher s

Sometimes a letter or email crosses the desk that's worth sharing. One of those recently arrived from Christopher Cales, a 1997 graduate of Bath High School, and a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps:
“Mr. Krumel,
“I hope you are having a good day. I wanted to write you, just to let you know about two Marines from Lima, Ohio, and

The Marines, Operation Kewpee

Sometimes a letter or email crosses the desk that's worth sharing. One of those recently arrived from Christopher Cales, a 1997 graduate of Bath High School, and a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps: “Mr. Krumel, “I hope you are having a good day. I wanted to write you, just to let you know about two Marines from Lima, Ohio, and

Hawk dedicated to betterment of Lima

There have been a number of recent news articles and commentary in this newspaper and elsewhere mentioning local business owner Leo Hawk. Mr. Hawk, the Hawk family and their charitable foundation – AR-HALE – have been extraordinarily generous supporters of local non-profits and other public and private institutions of a civic nature th

LIMA – One of the most famous moments of Scott Palte's high school playing career involved some trickery.
Palte, a multi-year starter at quarterback for Columbus Grove walked toward the sideline, looking like he didn't understand the play call. While some of the defenders turned their attention to the commotion, the ball was snapped to a run

LCC has new coach, new offense

LIMA – One of the most famous moments of Scott Palte's high school playing career involved some trickery. Palte, a multi-year starter at quarterback for Columbus Grove walked toward the sideline, looking like he didn't understand the play call. While some of the defenders turned their attention to the commotion, the ball was snapped to a run




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