Tara Cutlip, 21 and pregnant with her second child, was shot and killed Saturday in her Bahama Drive home. Loved ones gather in front of Tara's home to remember her and speak out against domestic violence.
We approach them with equal parts joyful anticipation and sorrowful longing. They are the TV series finales, and last week was yet another for the legions of fans of “The Office,” which ended its eight-year run.
Last week’s ruckus over the Powerball’s potential $600 million payout left me wondering once again about whatever happened to Lettie Kistler and her long-handled toilet brush.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has no business rummaging through journalists’ phone records, perusing their emails and tracking their movements in an attempt to keep them from gathering news. This heavy-handed business isn’t chilling, it’s just plain cold.
Just four months after being sworn in for a second term as president, Barack Obama and the alleged geniuses who advise him may have fumbled away whatever chance they had to finish his presidency with a major impact.
Like many people, I was glued to the coverage of Monday’s catastrophe in Oklahoma. The images seemed too disturbing to look at, but too intriguing to look away from. The sight of small children emerging from heaps of rubble made me release a heavy sigh of relief, while the stories of death made my stomach flip.
WASHINGTON — Leaving aside the seriousness of lawlessness, and the corruption of our civic culture by the professionally pious, last week was amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government’s large capacity for misbehavior. And, entertainingly, the answer to the question “Will Barack Obama’s scandals derail his second-term agenda?” was a question: What agenda?
The Lima News
The end of the school year is here, and many students will be taking final exams.
Americans have made it abundantly clear they want the ability to make informed decisions about what they eat. The United States should join every European Union nation as well as Japan, Australia, Russia and China in requiring food producers to label the genetically engineered foods sold in stores and supermarkets.
You are a financial supporter of the Westboro Baptist Church. You know, that posse of full-blown whackdoodles from Kansas that descends on our nation’s most tragic moments, particularly military funerals, waving signs that say “Thank God for dead soldiers.”
Remember the 1996 movie, “A Time to Kill”?
One of the secret formulas for building a championship sports team is to have a strong core of veteran players.
Three things in a two-week span this month tell you plenty about the way U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan approaches his job in Congress.
WASHINGTON — Contrary to what you may have heard from its relentless critics, the Affordable Care Act will make more health care of higher quality available to more Americans than ever before.
WASHINGTON — Among President Obama’s broken promises, there is this gem of June 15, 2009: “… no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.”
There’s been a lot of confusion lately about the future of the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima. We want to set the record straight on this critically important facility.
NEW YORK — If Obama’s Rose Parade of scandals gives you a headache, here’s why: This is your brain on Big Government.
I’m not one to toss the I-word (impeachment) around lightly. The current administration, however, is making it easier to call for that drastic step.
Many of us work at an office each day. We just wish we worked at “The Office.”
When states, including Ohio, deregulated the utility industry, competition among utility companies skyrocketed as each scrambled for new territory and profit opportunities. Some of the marketing techniques used by certain utility brokers have come into question and raised the ire of consumers. It is in this environment that scammers have sneaked in to take advantage of people's confusion over who should be their utility company, how much it will cost and who pays the bill.
Putnam County supports its programs
Saturday cartoon was just terrible
WASHINGTON — Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt — the benighted Mainstream Media.
Public education has hit another crossroads. We can collaborate on a liberating vision of school using the new Common Core State Standards, or we will remain trapped in the back-to-basics movement, which narrowed our curriculum and killed curiosity for many students.
AUSTIN, Texas — The twin revelations of the IRS targeting conservative political organizations and, now, that the U.S. Justice Department was spying on The Associated Press — all in a few days — mean this: It is time to air the dirty laundry of this administration’s intelligence and surveillance programs — and it is way past time for heads to roll in Washington.
Well, this is a fine mess.
In a proposal to strengthen judicial elections in Ohio, Maureen O’Connor readily dismisses the best way forward, merit selection. The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court points reasonably to the repeated rejections by state voters of the method, judges first appointed on their qualifications, then standing for retention elections.
I dread being the bearer of bad news, especially in an uncertain economy, questionable employment gains and high allergen levels, but here it goes: Jell-O salad is dead.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Here we go again. I see in a recent Internet poll by The Lima News that 70 percent of the people who responded to a question regarding the president’s action (coverup?) on Benghazi say he should be impeached. Let those that understand civics and the constitution cast the first stone. In their eyes he already has one and a half strikes against him (he’s a Democrat and half African-American; although this crowd thinks it is a full two strikes) and they usually lose interest in reading any part of the Constitution except the second amendment in the Bill of Rights.
“He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to … cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.”
I’m not altogether certain I should be making this announcement. It could be construed as bragging or, at the very least, taunting. It may well lead to a glut of unwanted phone calls from neighbors seeking my expert counsel. At the worst, it might make some of the fellows out there feel a bit, well, inferior.
Skulking around Capitol Hill last week, I detected some unease among Republicans, even though they are a hefty majority in the U.S. House.
While the concept of viewing a fixed image dates back to Aristotle, and there is some disagreement among scholars as to who should be credited for being the first to recognize the practice of saving someone’s image, finding the person responsible for making the first commercial camera is a whole lot easier.
John Kasich now must know how Barack Obama frequently feels. Republican lawmakers just won’t take yes for an answer.