Lawrence S. Huffman: Lima/Allen County jails have changed considerably

Lawrence S. Huffman: Lima/Allen County jails have changed considerably

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides that: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed,...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Jay Ambrose: An Obama speech worth disremembering

Jay Ambrose: An Obama speech worth disremembering

President Barack Obama had something deceptively close to a humble, confessional moment in has last State of the Union speech.He said that “ranc...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Lori Borgman: Welcome to lost and floundering

Lori Borgman: Welcome to lost and floundering

My idea of fun doesn’t include losing my wallet. It disappeared a few weeks ago.Once we finally gave up the search, I bought a new wallet. It wa...

January 14th, 2016 |  



George Will: Rubio’s record of misjudgment

George Will: Rubio’s record of misjudgment

WASHINGTON — What boxer Sonny Liston’s manager said of him (Sonny had his good points, the trouble was his bad points) is true of Marco Ru...

January 14th, 2016 |  


Lissa Brown: When buying cookies means investing in our future

Lissa Brown: When buying cookies means investing in our future

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s right, it’s Girl Scout cookie time. Some of you can’t wait to replenish your ...

January 13th, 2016 |  


John Grindrod: Surely there must be wings for Allison

John Grindrod: Surely there must be wings for Allison

There is absolutely so much about the future that we are not privy to know before our future becomes our present. Really, from the moment our heads hi...

January 12th, 2016 |  


Doyle McManus: The Saudi-U.S. relationship: Shakier than ever

Doyle McManus: The Saudi-U.S. relationship: Shakier than ever

Saudi Arabia’s royal family is frightened — and that’s a problem for the U.S.-Saudi relationship.The Saudis are surrounded by enemie...

January 12th, 2016 |  


Jim Krumel: When trains tangle with cars, trains win

Jim Krumel: When trains tangle with cars, trains win

You’ve driven across these railroad tracks hundreds of times without seeing a train. You slow down, give it the obligatory look both ways, and s...

January 11th, 2016 |  


Jerry Zezima: Remembrance of a cool guy

Jerry Zezima: Remembrance of a cool guy

The first time I met Carmine Pikero, the man who would become my father-in-law, he was standing in the parking lot at Stamford (now Trinity) Catholic ...

January 10th, 2016 |  


Car talk: Car’s angle may affect its ability to start

Car talk: Car’s angle may affect its ability to start

I have an ‘06 Pontiac Vibe. It’s a stick shift that I lovingly refer to as “The Ponticorn,” since stick shifts these days are ...

January 10th, 2016 |