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ELECTION LETTERS

The deadline is noon Thursday, October 29, for having election related letters printed in the Your View feature of The Lima News for the November 3 election.

Letters can be no longer than 275 words and must include the name of the writer, the town in which they live, and the writer’s telephone number. The phone number is for verification purposes only and will not be published.

Political letters will be limited to one letter each month.

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EDITORIALS

The Lima News editorial policy is independent of political party affiliation. Opinions expressed in the Our View column reflect the view of The Lima News editorial board. Opinions elsewhere on this page are solely those of the writers.

The editorial board includes Kirk Dougal, Publisher (kdougal@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0371); Jim Krumel, Editor (jkrumel@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0391); and David Trinko, Managing Editor (dtrinko@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0467).

New York Daily News: What to learn from Simone Biles

New York Daily News: What to learn from Simone Biles

Six Olympic medals and 25 more from world gymnastics championships is more than enough proof that Simone Biles is a young woman who knows how to withstand pressure and perform with the world watching. But something happened at the Olympics in Tokyo, not to her body...

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Absolutely noneed for CivilianClimate Corps

Absolutely noneed for CivilianClimate Corps

As the U.S. recovers from a pandemic, with workers in services and manufacturing in short supply across the economy, here’s what no one sensible thinks America urgently needs: a huge new federal Civilian Climate Corps. Yet that’s exactly what Democrats...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune: Get to the bottom of Jan. 6

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Get to the bottom of Jan. 6

On Jan. 6, Americans witnessed on live television what few could have imagined: a violent, real-time invasion of the U.S. Capitol as part of an attempt to halt the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next. It has taken until now, seven months later,...

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Hoping Portman’s right about compromise

As he continues to try to weave together a bipartisan infrastructure deal that will have the support of the Biden White House as well as the Democrats who want a bigger package and the Republicans who don’t want to bargain with them, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says...

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Editorial: Pelosi again chooses politics over integrity

Editorial: Pelosi again chooses politics over integrity

Nancy Pelosi had two choices in determining who would be part of a House committee that will meet next week to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. She could accept the five appointees made by minority House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday, and thus...

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Editorial: The case for vaccine mandates

In much of America, vaccine hesitancy has turned into vaccine defiance. Several states have banned or are considering banning demands by businesses that people show proof of vaccination. Tennessee — where only 38% of adults are fully inoculated and the COVID-19...

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DeSantis makes a buck as virus surges in Florida

As Florida faces one the highest rates of new coronavirus cases in the country, a more transmissible variant and millions of eligible Floridians have yet to be vaccinated, Gov. Ron DeSantis has found a way to make a buck from distrust in science and masks. His...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Bipartisanship to the rescue

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Bipartisanship to the rescue

President Joe Biden remembers when Congress worked differently. He’s not alone. And now, thanks to some old-fashioned political bargaining, the nation stands to benefit with a long-needed federal infrastructure plan. Getting to this point was far from a sure...

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Akron Beacon Journal: Better plan for school funding wins

Akron Beacon Journal: Better plan for school funding wins

When Ohio lawmakers decide to listen to the public in their budget process, they’ve proved they can make a positive difference. Some changes built into the $74.1 billion spending package known as House Bill 110 are sure winners. Other changes might only be...

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Editorial: Cupp, Huffman get it right on school funding

Editorial: Cupp, Huffman get it right on school funding

House Speaker Bob Cupp and Senate President Matt Huffman are being lauded today for engineering a school-funding plan that made it into Ohio’s two-year budget. The praise given to the two lawmakers from Lima is well deserved. The state’s ability to deliver...

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COLUMNS

Jerry Zezima: May the pest man win

Jerry Zezima: May the pest man win

My house is bugged. Not with listening devices, because the listeners (the CIA, the FBI, Russia) would soon be fast asleep after discovering that I lead a singularly dull life. No, I mean with real bugs. This really bugs my wife, Sue, who hates the little critters so...

How to tame son’s tantrums

How to tame son’s tantrums

Q: Our 4-year-old, an only child, is giving us fits. As a toddler, he began ignoring us. That evolved into downright refusing to do what we ask, as in, “I’m not going to,” and just plain “No.” It seems like the nicer we are to him, the...

Michael Reagan: Trump’s endorsements can hurt GOP

Michael Reagan: Trump’s endorsements can hurt GOP

Will Donald Trump’s endorsements in the 2022 Republican primaries be a double-edged sword for the party? Based on the surprising results of this week’s special House runoff election in Texas, they could be. The Republican-only election in a congressional...

David Trinko: Finding your joy on a Thursday

David Trinko: Finding your joy on a Thursday

It may be the fifth day on the calendar, but it’ll always be No. 1 in my heart. It seems strange to declare your love for a day of the week, but I’ve always liked Thursdays. Plenty of people are working for the weekend. Friday nights are beloved by many....

Mental health diagnosis doesn’t mean sole custody

Mental health diagnosis doesn’t mean sole custody

Q. I had a miserable 10 years with my ex. We tried counseling, but my ex stopped it when things got too close for comfort. I am convinced she is a narcissist. She checks all the boxes. Would this be enough of a reason to get sole custody of my kids? What’s good...

What is effective addiction treatment?

What is effective addiction treatment?

When someone has a heart attack, recovery is relatively clear. They head to the emergency room for immediate care, develop a comprehensive treatment plan with a cardiologist, and are supported by friends and family. Unfortunately, it’s a different story for...

Cheryl Parson: How to avoid falling victim to text scams

Cheryl Parson: How to avoid falling victim to text scams

A new “Scam-A-Thon” is traveling around the United States, targeting people via their mobile phones. Unsuspecting victims receive texts that appear to be from delivery services, government agencies, or other trusted businesses. While the scams themselves...

Legal-Ease: Mental illness is illness

Legal-Ease: Mental illness is illness

Last week, Simone Biles, one of the most talented athletes in world history, dropped out of the Olympics due to a temporary mental illness that precluded her ability to perform. Due to the stigma of mental illness, people can be suspicious of the legitimacy of mental...

Virginia Heffernan: The must-see, must-listen Jan. 6 hearings

Virginia Heffernan: The must-see, must-listen Jan. 6 hearings

“Let that sink in” is among the most persistent refrains on political Twitter. Jolts have hit American brains too fast and too furious over the past five years, what with political upheaval and the pandemic. Our minds need “sink-in” intervals...

Ken Pollitz: Parting is such sweet sorrow

Ken Pollitz: Parting is such sweet sorrow

Strategically located, the inspiration was plainly noticeable whether exiting or entering the junior high locker room. As memory serves, with youthful exuberance we’d habitually jump up and slap the affixed placard as we headed onto the court following the...

LETTERS

We welcome letters of 275 words or fewer. Letters are subject to editing for length, clarity and grammar. They should be concise, to the point and original — no form letters, please. Letters dealing with private disputes or containing criticism of private individuals or businesses are not published. Letters must have a signature (unless emailed) and a full name, address and daytime telephone number (for verification purposes only). Writers are limited to one letter a month. Letters may be published on our website. MAIL LETTERS TO: The Lima News Letters Column 3515 Elida Road Lima, OH 45807 E-MAIL LETTERS TO: letters@limanews.com ONLINE FORM: Click here to send a letter to the editor online.
Letter: Buyer beware with solar panel projects

Letter: Buyer beware with solar panel projects

The Toledo Zoo parking lot is a perfect example of how and where solar panels should be placed to get double duty out of an area that is necessary but not beautiful. In western Ohio, 84 or more solar installations of about 1,000 acres each are being planned. This...

Letter: No faith in Huffman, Cupp on redistricting

Letter: No faith in Huffman, Cupp on redistricting

We the people, of Allen County, apologize for sending two professional politicians to the Ohio State House. Bob Cupp was selected as House speaker, and Matt Huffman was selected as Senate president. They are now instrumental in making up new congressional districts....

Letter: Tax abatements hurt real estate taxes

Letter: Tax abatements hurt real estate taxes

I never liked tax abatement. It seems so unfair. I feel if you own real estate, you should be responsible for it. I own two properties in the city and two properties outside the city. I pay a large amount of real estate tax. I received a letter the other day from the...

Letter: Finding God’s help in our daily lives

Letter: Finding God’s help in our daily lives

It’s easy to lose touch these days. Bad news… political disagreements, COVID heartache, weather-related devastation and road rage are everywhere. I’m on the road and see and hear much of this playing out each day. It’s tough times we are...

Letter: Anti-vaccination folks need to rethink stance

Letter: Anti-vaccination folks need to rethink stance

About 67 percent of the people in this country have seen the validity of the science that shows the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. But there are still about 33 percent of the country who either perpetuate the endless, lying drivel about microchips being...

Letter: Missed those traits in Jordan, Trump

Letter: Missed those traits in Jordan, Trump

After reading Carl E. Westrick’s letter criticizing Dylan Gross’s letter of July 4 referencing the performances of Jim Jordan and Donald Trump, I, and maybe others, have not seen those lustrous characteristics mentioned in that letter. Apart from the fact...

Letter: Jordan didn’t earn spot on Jan. 6 panel

Letter: Jordan didn’t earn spot on Jan. 6 panel

While not surprised, I am disappointed that The Lima News editorial board, in its July 22 “Our View,” denigrated Nancy Pelosi’s rejection of Jim Jordan serving on the Jan. 6 committee. Jordan has made no secret of his loyalty to Trump, and support...

Letter: Bad results seen from bad president

Letter: Bad results seen from bad president

According to the Department of Labor, under the Biden administration prices have already increased for lumber from $304 to $1,500 per 1,000 board feet, gas from $1.95 to $3.05 per gallon, wheat from $185 to $251 per ton, coal from $39 to $80 per ton, corn from $3.45...

Letter: Return our refinery jobs

Letter: Return our refinery jobs

The Husky/Cenovus Lima Refinery has been our local union’s major source of work for 136 years. My main concern is when these out of state workers come in not knowing what they’re doing, what will happen? The 3,000 jobs that are being outsourced could be...

Letter: Refinery is just exploiting workers

Letter: Refinery is just exploiting workers

The Husky/Cenovus Lima Refinery, a company that profited billions even during a global pandemic, wants us to believe that they are caring stewards, and members of our community. The facts prove otherwise. The majority shareholder is Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing....

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