Drug cartels’ ‘vocabulary of mutilation’

Drug cartels’ ‘vocabulary of mutilation’

WASHINGTON — Don Winslow, novelist and conscientious objector to America’s longest “war,” was skeptical when he was in Washing...

August 6th, 2015 |  


Celia Rivenbark: So much for peddling fitness via a bike ride

Celia Rivenbark: So much for peddling fitness via a bike ride

While I often joke about my commitment to “a completely sedentary lifestyle,” I was oddly excited to take a 17-mile bike ride while vacati...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Doyle McManus: Hillary Clinton’s summer slump

Doyle McManus: Hillary Clinton’s summer slump

This isn’t a glorious summer for Hillary Rodham Clinton.She’s running for president as hard as she can, rolling out wonky policy proposals...

August 5th, 2015 |  



John Grindrod: The enigmas of European travel

John Grindrod: The enigmas of European travel

Before I left for 10 days in Eastern Europe on vacation several weeks ago, I had a conversation with my neighbor and pal Brad Kelley, who always has a...

August 4th, 2015 |  


Christine M. Flowers: Boy Scouts’ decisions isn’t about the kids

Christine M. Flowers: Boy Scouts’ decisions isn’t about the kids

Any Boy Scout can tell you that there are a lot of different types of knots. Square knots. Slip knots. Rope knots. Figure eight knots. They each have ...

August 4th, 2015 |  


Joe Blundo: A more-or-less true history of Ohio State Fair

Joe Blundo: A more-or-less true history of Ohio State Fair

On the heels of the opening of the 162nd Ohio State Fair, here’s an almost-factual history of the annual event:•1849: In a freak accident,...

August 3rd, 2015 |  


Mary Sanchez: GOP beware — nobody puts The Donald in a corner

Mary Sanchez: GOP beware — nobody puts The Donald in a corner

Pity the Republican candidate who tries to land a “Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy” style jab during the televised debate on Thursday.The...

August 3rd, 2015 |  


Jim Krumel: A big fish, and an even bigger man

Jim Krumel: A big fish, and an even bigger man

Willa Jackson strolled into The Lima News late Friday afternoon with her fingers crossed and hope filling her heart. She pulled out an old newspaper c...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


GOP debate: What to ask, who to ask

For a political debate moderator, preparing for the big event is not unlike trying to hit a moving target.“On the one hand, you prepare well in ...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


Pitts column: The race war known as World War II

Pitts column: The race war known as World War II

He wanted to start a race war.That, you will recall, was what authorities say white supremacist Dylann Roof had in mind when he shot up a storied Afri...

August 2nd, 2015 |