Despite a host of financial fears, the dollar is doing pretty well — relative to the rest of the global economy, at least. That's no excuse, however, for policymakers to sit back and relax. We've got an opportunity to right the...
On the morning of Monday, Dec. 8, we had two of our beloved dogs go missing from the Southgate addition off Breese Road.
Taking a moment to reflect on the past year, the ALL Teddy Bear Fund, Inc. Board of Directors would like to give thanks and recognize our donors for a spectacular year of giving.
I know by the way of the media that we have protesting in quiet a few cities in our country. Right or wrong, we should not use violence to achieve justice.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team here, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma's attorney general, and one of the Obama administration's most tenacious tormentors. The second existential challenge to...
In holiday messages at this time of year, the boss usually musters the energy to say nice things to the people who work for him. Even if he's exasperated by the performance of his employees or beset by arrogant bullies on the corporate rungs...
My parents didn't spend too much time worrying about how my brother and I would turn out as adults. If we were happy doing whatever we were doing when we were kids, that was enough for them.
Jackson Township Park Board would like to thank all the people who have volunteered time, labor and materials to make the park a better place.
Americans might say the United States is a Christian nation, but our actions don't seem to prove it.
I am an African-American woman, and I know firsthand Lima Police Department Chief Kevin Martin is not a racist. On the contrary, he is an honorable police officer, father, husband and a friend.
The true spirit of the season was shared by all in attendance at the 56th Annual Children's Developmental Center Christmas party, held Dec. 11th at the Lima UAW Hall.
We would like to thank the Secret Santa who left an envelope in our mailbox containing a letter of appreciation and a donation toward the power bill we have had over the past 40 plus years of our light display.
What a wonderful area to live. We have so many nice restaurants, with all levels of price ranges.We have all the industries to feed the employment need as well as feeding the tax base.
DECEMBER 21, 2014 — Fifty-three years ago, an American-sponsored invasion of communist Cuba failed miserably, leaving more than 100 members of the Cuban-exile force known as Brigade 2506 dead and about 1,200 captured. President John F. Kennedy...
My most significant boyhood memories are of the poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Santa and sleigh bells, and the Christmas Eve service at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, west of Bluffton, where children of all ages participated in...
Many states and local governments are considering right-to-work laws. These laws make union dues voluntary. Without them, union contracts make paying dues a condition of employment.
If an anonymous group threatened in mid-December to harm bakeries without saying where, when or how, would every doughnut shop and cake vendor feel compelled to shut down through the holiday season? Of course not. Yet a threat by an anonymous group of...
You're going to be bombarded with “year in review” stories from now until the end of the year. They'll list the top news events, pick the best movies, and may even name a person of the year.
DECEMBER 19, 2014 — Thanks to Sony's quick and craven cancellation of its release of “The Interview,” the few critics who saw the movie in advance became not just the stiffs paid to watch this stuff, but also one of...
On Thursday we mark the births of Jesus of Nazareth and Sir Isaac Newton.Of course, neither man was really born on that day.No one knows the date of Jesus' birth, though it likely took place between 6 and 4 B.C.
In a recent column in the Lima News, Thomas J. Lucente Jr. claims that there were, 1,039 “verified homicides committed by police officers in the United States since Jan. 1.” He used the words 'verifiable homicide.” His only...
The closing of Pack Pharmacy is the sad end to the best small business in town. Pack Pharmacy staff knew their patients and cared for them effectively with excellence.
As expected, new federal rules to clamp down on power plant emissions have received plenty of public feedback — more than 1.6 million comments — along with a warning for the Environmental Protection Agency from 17 state attorneys...
You might've seen Mommy kissing Santa Claus. My kids saw Daddy manhandling Steve the Elf.
Ohio's voters will get to decide if they'll get to make a real choice. It's just unfortunate it's not as all-encompassing of a choice as they should've had.
WASHINGTON — The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, on May 13, 1865, is called the last battle of the Civil War, but the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) might consider that judgment premature, given its...
I think the people rioting have their reasons.The Dec. 14 paper displayed a disturbing and frowning response. The person on the front page: Shouldn't the sign have said, “RESPECT US,” instead of “expect us?”
A 45-minute phone call — the first between presidents of Cuba and the United States in more than 50 years — sealed an agreement that could end the pointless economic standoff that has held the island's people hostage for...
WASHINGTON — First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.Call it “Moonlight Fire,” and prepare to suspend disbelief.
Children of the '70s grew up watching an over-sized pitcher burst through walls and yell out that trademark, “Oh yeeeaaahhh” while quenching their thirsts for sugary flavored drinks.
I've recently watched TV new on our four major networks on weeknights. I observed an agenda of fabricated racism, misogynous and unfounded allegation of p0lice brutality with the exception of New York City police putting a permanent “sleep...
DECEMBER 14, 2014 — Life is full of unpleasant events and lousy surprises, and many of them are beyond remedy. Most people learn that, often, you just have to suck it up and move on. You can waste a lot of time and energy trying to undo unfair...
After many years of teaching in college, I've concluded that few demographic groups are more pitiless, hardhearted and coldblooded than a class full of college freshmen.
The Allen East Education Association works to improve the child, the community and the profession.
John Boehner is nothing short of a spineless jellyfish!
In early November, the staff and administration of HCF Management Inc. asked the community to help deliver a message to our area seniors that we care about them. We were overwhelmed by how clearly that message was sent.
DEC. 8, 2014 — When gas prices soar, Americans wail. Inevitably Congress launches an “investigation” and discovers—over and over again—that by and large prices are the result of market conditions and taxes.
The catalog of horrors contained in last week's report from the Senate Intelligence Committee ought to settle one argument for good: Yes, the CIA did use torture on suspected terrorists in its secret detention program a decade ago.
Sometimes things work out for the best. Other times, you have to wonder why they happened at all.
Over the last several weeks, race has once again become a national conversation. While it remains a constant discussion, there are undoubtedly instances which thrust it back into the spotlight.
I had a little (big for me) thing happen to me on Dec. 6 at the Post Office.
On Thursday, you could still go to popular ticket broker StubHub and purchase a ticket to the Ohio State vs. Alabama game for $300. Of course, you would be sitting in the end zone, up in the cheap seats with the pigeons.
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In response to the latest firestorm in Congress over the Senate Intelligence Committee's report regarding “enhanced interrogation techniques” (the present euphemism for torture), it seems to me, most importantly Congress ought to be...
Congress recently passed a new farm bill. In this column over the next few months, I will address various aspects of the farm bill.
Much to the chagrin of Jim Jordan and Fox News, the Benghazi hearings were completed with no evidence of misconduct by the Obama Administration.
I used to be judgmental when I looked at outdoors Christmas displays.“Pick a theme, dude.”“One of these things is not like the others.”“Are they trying to land planes there?”
It's December 2014, and we all know what that means — the news media and politicians are in full 2016 presidential election mode. It's as if the midterms of only a month ago never happened. The prognosticators have all moved on to...
Over the years in this column, we've told you about all kinds of scams. Con artists will attack you from every direction: your phone, email and regular mail, online and, the old fashioned way, right at your front door.
There's only a small window of time to complete anything in 2014. For business owners, including farmers, there are some important actions that should be undertaken immediately.