State Representative Matt Huffman has been quoted as follows: “Even if the standards set by Common Core were great, the current system was the wrong way to do it.”
The Lima News' fawning endorsement for Gov. John Kasich's re-election cries out for rebuttal. Here are are few of the many issues that it glossed over.
In a recently televised edition of ” point of view,” Brent Stocksdale claimed that reducing early voting was justified to control voter fraud.
It's time to put an end to soring and protect America's horses.
Your recent editorial (“Sweet talk from soda makers,” Oct. 5, 2014) suggests that our industry's recent commitment to reduce calories by 20 percent by 2025 is inconsequential — that all industry has to do is sit back as...
I almost got sick today when I read the VA hospitals paid out $6.5 million in bonuses last year. That is outrageous.
Misinformation is being put out about the voting record of write-in candidate for Putnam County Commissioner Randy Schroeder, stating he had not voted since 1970.Randy Schroeder was 12 years old in 1970.
This election is about government. The size and power of government. In the past six years more and more people have become dependent on government, because of government. Government regulations cause business to change employment and production to...
Background music in restaurants used to be relaxing and subdued many years ago.
When did it become OK to shoot a dog after you have taunted it and it was not on your property to begin with?On Oct. 4, I was awoken at around 9 a.m. by gunshots.
Wednesday began the Feast of Tabernacles.The vast majority of people in the city of Lima, and of the World, would call this feast a “Jewish holiday.”
I have managed and/or worked many, many political campaigns over the years — local, state and national for both Republicans and Democrats.
I am greatly dismayed that several writers to the papers feel good that Putnam County levy gives less dollars for mental health and recovery services than surrounding counties.
I almost got sick when I read the VA hospitals paid out $6.5 million in bonuses last year.
In a recent letter to the editor, a taxpayer questioned a few items relating to Elida Local Schools.After having a pleasant phone conversation with this gentleman, I found out we have a few things in common:
The Lake Improvement Association wishes to thank all the players, volunteers, and sponsors who participated in the first LIA Battle for Grand Lake Flag Football Tournament held at K.C. Geiger Park on Saturday.
As a voter, I heard a statement in reference to the Probate/Juvenile Court judicial race that Judge David Kinworthy and Carlene Huston-Kinworthy endorsed Glenn Derryberry six years ago.
As I travel up and down Shawnee Road I notice quite a few of the Allen County Probate/Juvenile Court judicial election signs near the roadway.In fact, too near the roadway.
On the afternoon of Oct. 7, the Lima Fire Department responded to a major fire that regretfully destroyed a local business but heightened my pride in this community.
In his column “Freedom to marry grows,” (Sunday, Page 1B) Thomas J. Lucente Jr. reports a growing consensus among Americans in favor of same-sex “marriage.” With the exception of the word “unfortunately” and the...
I am writing this letter as a response to a column in The Lima News (“Melding of religion and politics a slippery slope for sure,” Sept. 27).
For years education has been changing in America to dumb students down so that acceptance of socialism, communism, and one world government will become a reality.
According to Al O'Dell's letter to the editor published Oct. 6th (“Muslims did condemn 9/11”), I am spewing Anti-Muslim prejudice. I assert that I am promoting self-preservation for all of us infidels instead.
Elida Board: Fiscally Conservative
I have been watching the Probate/Juvenile Judge race and I have asked questions out in the community. Republican candidate Carlene Huston-Kinworthy is challenging the current Democratic Judge Derryberry. I have listened as to why and put a few things...
The Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Board of Putnam County provides valuable services for citizens of all ages in Putnam County. During the past five years, Pathways Counseling Center has provided local treatment for more than 5200...
I am a long time member of the Allen East Community. I love Allen East, but I do not like the way the board, treasurer and new superintendent are treating the teachers. Allen East's teaching staff is currently working without a contract. The...
When I read the frightening news of ISIS, I remember the unflinching words in 2 Chronicles:
In Gov. John Kasich's first term he attacked working families by removing the right to bargain for public workers. I have two sisters-in-law who are teachers. I have two sons who are public employees. One is a firefighter and the other is a...
Our public schools and public universities are failing us. Mainly because of their unions, especially the National Education Association.
Tom Riegle (“Muslims did not help build America,” Lima News, Sept. 19) states that I “deceivingly insinuate that Muslims played a prominent role in establishing this country.”
We want to thank the Ford retirees for the wonderful wheelchair ramp they built for us. It is a real blessing for my wife and I. It is very useful for us and we trust they will receive a blessing for their work.
Once again I thank Deb Stinson and the Coleman staff for inviting me to help with the suicide walk. My friend, Pam Bricker and I helped the families and friends make a quilt block in memory of their loved one and it is so rewarding. The weather was...
In 1979 I was appointed to a Deputy Clerk position at Allen County Juvenile Court by our former juvenile judge. In 1987 I became the courts statistician. I held that position until my retirement in 2004. During those 25 years I was privileged to work...
In response to the article “Line Upon Line” by Craig Kelly, published in the Sept. 27 edition of The Lima News:
Letters dealing with the upcoming election will be published in The Lima News through Sunday, Nov. 2. Below are the guidelines for publishing these letters:• Length: 275 words or less
This thank-you is to all the senior citizens who went on a recent trip to Shipshewana, Indiana.
The Lima Chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to those in the Lima community who supported this year's annual Bonita L. Haynes Memorial Golf Outing. Your generous...
My wife, Deb, and I are so grateful and feel so very blessed because of the great men who coach our grandson and the other children on the Elida Thunder Youth Football Team.
My nephew Tank is a hero. My nephew, Anthony Russell, and his girlfriend, Kiara Rainey, saved a man's life.
The struggle of the Mennonite faith throughout history is well-documented, particularly by their persecutors, who held the reigns of power during the Middle Ages.
In your recent article titled, “Auglaize, Mercer seeing tourism rebound,” it reports that tourism is rebounding with hope of returning to the level of tourism dollars in 2008.
The American Red Cross of West Central Ohio collected numerous items from June 1 through Aug. 8 for members of the armed forces deployed in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Djibouti.
How did civilization survive so far without the new math? We went to the moon using math skills I learned as a child. My father was an accountant and never had a calculator to help him in his daily tasks.
Affordable, reliable electricity is what you expect from your electric utility, and rightly so. In Ohio, electric cooperatives serve 400,000 homes, farms and busineses. We're not-for-profit utilities owned by our members — the folks who...
I would like to thank the UAW/Ford wheelchair ramp crew. I am a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair since 1972. This summer I contacted them asking to have my old wheelchair ramp replaced. They reviewed my old ramp and could see it needed replaced.
Here at Allen County Children Services, September is recognized as Kinship Appreciation month. We wish to acknowledge Kinship families who provide loving care for children who are unable to remain with their parents due to child dependency, abuse or...