March 1, 2013
Same things always
upset ‘The Whiner’
I have come up with a name for the column that appears every other Saturday in The Lima News. I call it “What’s Wrong With Lima This week?” by Charles “The Whiner” Thomas.
As you can see, I don’t live in Lima. But I have lived in this area for 19 years, and in my humble opinion, the Lima area and Allen County is the best place I have ever lived, surpassing places like Michigan and Pennsylvania, where I have previously lived. Yes, we have our problems. The Whiner, in his previous column praised Van Wert. I am sure they have their problems too. I am sure that they have houses for sale in Van Wert, if you are interested in moving there, Mr. Thomas.
You ask for more diversity. Please explain what you want and mean. Please define “under-served,” too. You mention going elsewhere for entertainment. This probably refers to your frequent whine for a minority-oriented radio station. Here’s a suggestion: a church in Lima grew tired of the rock and roll music dressed up as “Christian” music. They started their own low-powered radio station, and they are putting out a tremendous product. They didn’t wait for a current radio station to give them what they wanted, they did it themselves.
Thank you, Bruce Opperman, for your comments on the same page on February 23, the same day The Whiner’s last column appeared. Concerning Lima, Opperman said, “Like it or leave it!”
— Pastor Robert King, Spencerville