Welcome to another edition of Things in Nature That Aren't Fair.It marks my recurring attempt to point out injustices in the natural order — Exhibit A being that carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless.
The language of war can leave you forgetting what's at stake.Terms such as soldier and enemy, victory and defeat and offenses and retreats can take the humanity away from it all.
What's our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt.
This time last year I did a commentary on five brothers who served in World War II. Very impressive. Imagine my surprise when someone who caught the commentary sent me a package with this note:
On top of the world one moment, forgotten the next.Larry Allan Gracely had so much going for him.
The report in the Ripley (Mississippi) Advertiser on July 31, 1861, was the first of many to be published in the weekly newspaper during the next four years.
Two hours canhelp a child
The education system we are familiar with was based off the industrial age. Teach them the three Rs, reading, writing and arithmetic. Business will train them on their needs after that. Our education system provided the needs of the time, but times...
GEORGE WILL COLUMN
This year's high school graduates are part of the best-educated generation in history, according to research compiled from U.S. Census data.
If I ever lose my license, I sure hope I do it in Delphos.Same thing if I ever lose a tablet, cellphone or bank card.
After reading several articles about the flooding of the Blanchard and Ottawa rivers, I've wondered why the city of Lima doesn't use the reservoirs for flood control. There are two reservoirs in Amanda Township filled from the Auglaize...
Vehicles, land or houses can be inherited by more than one person. Some farmers share ownership of a piece of farm machinery with a neighbor because neither one could afford it alone. Some unmarried couples who live together decide that owning a house...
The NAACP is not govern by outside entities, therefore our organization can honor whoever we choose. Lima Schools Superintendent Jill Ackerman stated that Lima schools simply want the best educators possible and ethnicity is not a consideration.
Many area high schools graduate this weekend and next weekend. It's a time to say goodbye to old friends and watch them go off to try something new.
WASHINGTON — Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas that may conflict with your own.
I don't care what the calendar says: Summer began at 5 p.m. Friday.I'm talking about psychological summer and not astronomical summer, which will arrive on the ridiculously late date of June 21.
Mayor Berger continues to insult African-Americans in Lima by side-stepping the real issues that face our community. His attempts to discredit me serves as an excuse to keep from engaging with the NAACP. Our membership would like to know when he has...
MAY 19, 2015 — It never made sense for the Pentagon to offer surplus material such as grenade launchers and mine-resistant armored personnel carriers to local law enforcement agencies. The practice helped increase the militarization of the...
The train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and left scores injured is a nearly perfect metaphor for the state of the nation's decrepit infrastructure: An accident waiting to happen while the responsible parties — the...
You are, just this once, a fully accredited member of the White House press corps.
In a recent letter to the editor, Marc Drapp, CEO of TSS Technologies, gave entirely the wrong impression about how critical the Export-Import Bank is to Ohio's success (“
We're all a little on edge these days with tense race relations in many quarters, strained police and community relations and the outline of a mushroom cloud hovering over the culture wars. You wonder who and what will explode next.
Twice in the past week the leadership of the local chapter of the NAACP has threatened to make “a national story” out of its disputes with the city of Lima and the Lima City Schools system.
WASHINGTON — Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away.
One of the daughters is stretched out on our sofa, in that way children never outgrow — like an oil splotch, like a pile of T-shirts warm from the dryer. She has one fancy pedicured foot here, another fancy pedicured foot other there, her body...
MAY 16, 2015 — How often do you see this kind of overwhelming bipartisan sentiment in Congress? The U.S. House voted 400 to 25 on Thursday to require congressional review of any deal with Iran on nuclear weapons. A week earlier, the Senate voted...
WASHINGTON — There's an old saying in journalism, at least among the pure of heart. It simply is that you can't sleep with the elephant if you are covering the circus.
America, we are so deep in debt. Why?
Not long ago, I yet came upon one of those movies that, despite the several times I've viewed it, I simply cannot turn off. There is some gene that is ingrained in me that, in much the same fashion as I cannot turn away from any episode of...
America's middle-class workers have plenty to worry about — but for many, the biggest anxiety is what happens when they are workers no longer. Many will reach retirement only to find they have saved too little to live comfortably. Some...
Regardless of any human error, it didn't have to happen. That's the takeaway from the Amtrak 188 catastrophe.
I would have “sentenced” Tom Brady to community service.Specifically, I would have ordered the New England Patriots quarterback to spend 500 hours letting the air out of things in need of deflation.
I'm writing to set the record straight on the Ex-Im Bank in response to Diane Katz's column in Tuesday's paper (“Why we should allow the Ex-Im Bank to expire”).
On Wednesday, The Lima News ran an editorial from The Philadelphia Inquirer that stated, “The War on Terror hasn't lasted that long.”
MAY 16, 2015 — Two big questions in the aftermath of Tuesday's horrific Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia:Why was Northeast Regional Train 188 going more than 100 mph as it approached a 50 mph curve?
Luis Lang would like you to send him some money.
We tend to associate friends by the places we've lived, a shared season of life or the similar ages of our children. And then there are friends we associate with music.
Two principals guided Walter Potts through his decades of community and social leadership in Lima: listen to what people have to say, and most of all, be fair.
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.The bill would ban abortions at the point at which babies can feel pain, no later than 20 weeks gestation.
As a practicing physician and a county coroner, I want to talk about a terrible risk parents may not know their children face and the simple step they can take to stop it in its tracks.
With Baltimore's recent unrest, America was presented yet again with mass violence and destruction in a major city, seemingly precipitated by the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of police. Those critical of the police have used this instance...
Dads of the world, repeat after me: “I'm sexy, and I know it.”
Summertime means vacation! Vacation means travel! And travel means more care should be taken to protect your money and valuables.
Where a lawsuit is administered is usually, initially decided by the plaintiff, the party that files the first document that starts a lawsuit. Most lawsuits are filed in state courts.
We're saddened to hear that the Lima Symphony Orchestra won't be performing at the Star Spangled Spectacular again this year.
President Obama has spent the past six years negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal behind closed doors. The agreement, touted as a boost for America's manufacturers and their workers, would open the U.S. market to a slew of imports...
There comes a time in everyone's life, especially if they stay of sound mind, that the reality of age finally comes into play. For some it happens very early because of complications, and for some it happens much later in life.
Staff and students at Lima Senior High School would like to send a huge thank you to the area sponsors who helped fund our Multiple Disabilities Prom hosted at Lima Senior.
A judge in New York City has declared a mistrial in the case of Pedro Hernandez, a disabled factory worker charged in one of the most famous child abductions in modern memory: the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz more than 30 years...