Rev. Ronald Fails: Lima’s failing schools a reflection of leadership

Rev. Ronald Fails: Lima’s failing schools a reflection of leadership

The education of our youth affects the economics of society locally, nationally, and globally. Too often, our focus is centered on national and global...

October 25th, 2015 |  


Thomas Lucente: Cost of capital punishment far exceeds its value

Thomas Lucente: Cost of capital punishment far exceeds its value

LIMA — On Monday, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction revised its execution schedule, canceling all executions set for next yea...

October 25th, 2015 |  


If you invested $10,000 on Jan. 1 …

If you invested $10,000 on Jan. 1 …

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe you shouldn’t have put your money under a mattress after all.The stock market is back in the black for the year afte...

October 24th, 2015 |  



David Trinko: A performance improvement plan for parents

David Trinko: A performance improvement plan for parents

If we’re really honest with ourselves, there’s always room for improvement.What father hasn’t wished he handled an argument about be...

October 24th, 2015 |  


Christine M. Flowers: Hillary Clinton’s true colors on display

Christine M. Flowers: Hillary Clinton’s true colors on display

I can pinpoint the precise moment when I realized that Hillary Clinton was as toxic as one of those old Superfund waste sites and needed to be elimina...

October 24th, 2015 updated: October 27th, 2015. |  


Legal-Ease: Texts, trains and automobiles

Legal-Ease: Texts, trains and automobiles

I live in the small town of Leipsic, which jokingly boasts more trains than residents. Locals joke that we spend a third of our time working or going ...

October 24th, 2015 updated: October 24th, 2015. |  


Kathleen Parker: Jeb, Jeb, Jeb

Kathleen Parker: Jeb, Jeb, Jeb

WASHINGTON — It might be time for Katie Couric to ask Jeb Bush what he reads.Not this column, obviously, where last May I sagely, if humbly, urg...

October 24th, 2015 |  


Kathleen Parker: Paging Sidney ‘Sid Vicious’ Blumenthal

Kathleen Parker: Paging Sidney ‘Sid Vicious’ Blumenthal

WASHINGTON — Who the blast is Sidney Blumenthal?Doubtless many watching Thursday’s House select committee hearing on Benghazi must have wo...

October 24th, 2015 |  


Martin Schram: Ryan’s lesson: Even dead ends can be door-openers

Martin Schram: Ryan’s lesson: Even dead ends can be door-openers

He’s long and lanky, a politically ambitious Republican achiever with a dream job and an eye on a future job — someday being president of ...

October 23rd, 2015 |  


Lori Borgman: With canasta players, storytelling is in the cards

Lori Borgman: With canasta players, storytelling is in the cards

I was in a group of women recently when one mentioned that some of them played canasta. I hadn’t heard of canasta since I was a girl in Lincoln,...

October 22nd, 2015 |