Sports fans always
want more coverage
After reading the Letter to the Editor in the October 28 edition of The Lima News regarding coverage of Spencerville sports, I felt it was incumbent upon me to respond to Mr. Leatherman.
He was responding to a previous letter from the Rev. Robert King of Spencerville (who had expressed his displeasure of The Lima News’ coverage of the Spencerville versus Crestview football game) and asked if Spencerville had it’s own newspaper and inquired about the story being on the front page.
My response to Mr. Leatherman is yes, Spencerville does have its own newspaper. It has been in existence since 1879 and yes, the Spencerville versus Crestview game was covered. The Journal-News dedicated ten column inches to the game’s coverage, which ran on the front page of the October 18 edition.
Mr. Leatherman was correct when he stated we should remember it is called The Lima News. One should not expect to see LCC stories in Spencerville’s newspaper, nor should one expect to see a large amount of coverage of Spencerville games in a Lima newspaper. It’s not done that way to be mean; it’s done that way to be fair.
It seems that no matter how much sports coverage a newspaper gives, whether two inches or ten, there will always be someone who will think it’s not enough and, ironically, it always seems to be an adult complaining. Personally, I have never received a complaint from an athlete about lack of coverage and doubt I ever will. That leads me to believe they appreciate the coverage and play the sport for fun, not recognition.
LeAnn Warnecke, editor/owner/sportswriter
The Journal News