The power of this world, this universe, ah, we are such vulnerable creatures.
I'd like to tell you the story of our family and friends at Easter this year: some 27 to 30 people altogether.
The old adage is, “It never rains but it pours.”
Every day, we make a choice: Do we make the world a little better or a little worse?Throwing litter by roads, walking paths and waterways disrespects the Earth and devalues our communities.
Ten reasons why you should vote for the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District levy:10. There is free parking.9. There are no membership fees.
I too would like to add my sincere thoughts on the closing of Mercy Hall.
I would like to join Anne Tebben in extending a thank you to all of the nurses and staff at Mercy Hall for their 35 years of service.
As a concerned taxpayer on a fixed income, I am writing why I will not be voting for the Johnny Appleseed Park District 0.75-percent mil tax levy on the May ballot.
As I look at the slate of candidates running for the Van Wert City offices, it looks like a game of musical chairs. Same old people only in different positions.
We as a community, state and nation have no business voting to legalize medical marijuana. That should be decided by the medical profession. If test and studies have shown that marijuana should be used for medical reasons, then it should be dispensed...
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Putnam is hosting its 4th annual Golf for Kids' Sake four-person scramble at 1 p.m. June 28 at Pike Run Golf Club.
I read with concern the article, “Rocky first year for the new GED, other equivalency tests” on Thursday, April 2.
Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima wishes to thank the Limaland community and our sponsors for enabling us to produce another successful Italian Dinner. We were able to serve nearly 4,000 dinners, helping us to generate funds for many...
On April 2 there was public hearing in the Putnam County Courthouse about the ongoing efforts to reduce flooding to the low-lying areas of the Ottawa community.
The United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization has been a key player in education policy since at least 1947, when President Truman's Commission on Higher Education issued a report with these recommendations: The role education will...
I think using Memorial Hall for the new nursing student building required by Rhodes State College would save a considerable amount of money instead of building a whole new set of buildings as is planned.
Since this is Easter season I thought I might share this.
When I think of my grandchildren and the threat of ISIS, I worry.
The best farmer I ever read about, 40 years ago, took his 400 acres and planted them with six different deep rooted high protein grasses. Half went into pasture and half into hay production. He rotated his animals and foul through his pastures leaving...
Two months ago the state of Ohio released Ricky Jackson after he had spent 39 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Innocence Project exposed the injustice that the judicial system had ignored.
The following is the official statement regarding the matter of the hog barn:
I was saddened to learn that Mercy Hall no longer provides the comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment that it provided for more than 35 years.
Thank you for returning “Pickles” to the comic section.This will save me from writing my memoirs. All I have to do now is cut and paste. — Ralph Bennett, Lima
I had to chuckle when I read Mayor David Berger's column regarding the Affordable Care Act.
We find, to our embarrassment, that Lima will not support funding for the buildings that should be preserved.
In February, WEID productions held a concert in Wapakoneta with A Lotta Love Pet Rescue as the charity to receive funds raised through raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Donations were also received. We want to thank them for thinking about us.
I have had the painful displeasure of living with a family member with a drug addiction.
Thomas J. Lucente Jr.'s column from March (“Earn that Welfare with a Drug Test”) is an insult to poor people everywhere.
It must be a great responsibility to be the only informed voter in America. Defining “liberal” for online wags, most of whom haven't lived long enough to distinguish between principle and cliché, is a tough job. The...
I must say I am very proud to be a member of the 1983 graduating class of Elida High School.
Our world is becoming a different place.
In a recent editorial, The Lima News editorial board opposed the proposed increase in the speed limit and we couldn't agree more. Unfortunately, the editorial purported that the Ohio Trucking Association “touts the economic benefits of...
Using religionto hawk bias
I was a patient at St. Rita's Medical Center on March 21, in the 5K area. The discharge nurse was there going over my instructions for going home when three Girl Scouts and their leader came to my room with a fleece blanket for me. I hope they...
Two editorials on the same day. What is the purpose of the media's fixation on Ferguson?The coverage creates more questions than answers. Ferguson is 29.3 percent white, shouldn't police statistics reflect this?
We had the distinct pleasure of attending the Elida High School musical “Beauty and The Beast” recently and what a treat it was.
St. Rita's you made a big mistake by dismissing Dr. Gerad. I worked for many years as a nurse until I retired and was proud to say I worked there. However this move to dismiss Dr. Gerad has made me wonder, where is the compassion, caring, and...
Please bring Dr. Henry Gerad back. I am a faithful patient of his.
I was saddened but not surprised to see the article in The Lima News regarding Dr. Henry Gerad's dismissal from St. Rita's Medical Center.
To answer the Rev. John Medaugh's question, “What were you thinking man,” in The Lima News on March 17 (“
St. Rita's is sending a message to the Lima community with the dismissal of Dr. Henry Gerad and its other actions, including its administration of St. Rita's Hospice.
To my former patients and colleagues, I want to express my thanks for the overwhelming support that I have received from the 10-county area following my unexpectedly abrupt termination of employment from St. Rita's Professional Services...
I was diagnosed with Leukemia in December 2011.
Pardon me, Mr. Speaker, but I remain skeptical even after reading your column in The Lima News.
My question is how in good conscious can the management of St. Rita's terminate a top quality physician, as in Dr. Henry Gerad, with no blemishes on his record in 30 years of practicing in the Lima area?
Does it say hospital on the outside of this building?
For three years, I have endeavored to get the Berger and Nixon administration to roll back the mayor's salary to $320,000 per term. If not, let the taxpayers vote on it.They refused.
St. Rita's Medical Center has made an enormous error in judgment in dismissing top-notch oncologist Dr. Gerad.
I saw Sam Crish at a gas station in Spencerville in early March. I told him he was doing a fine job in Lima. He smiled and said, “Thank you.”