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ELECTION LETTERS

The deadline is noon Thursday, October 28, for having election related letters printed in the Your View feature of The Lima News for the Nov. 2 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 The phone number is for verification purposes only and will not be published.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 Jim Krumel, Editor (jkrumel@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0391); and David Trinko, Managing Editor (dtrinko@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0467).

Toledo Blade: DeWine accepts the buck

Toledo Blade: DeWine accepts the buck

Gov. Mike DeWine said something extraordinary during an interview with The Toledo Blade last Friday. “The buck stops with the governor,” he said. “I should be judged by everything I do.” While he was specifically commenting on the state’s...

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Time to release the JFK records

Monday marked the 58th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the streets of Dallas. It’s time for the government to release all it has on that event. We doubt there are bombshells waiting in those documents. There may be revelations...

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Editorial: $50 billion in aid, airlines still struggling?

With recent flight cancellations, staffing snafus and other problems plaguing the airlines lately, there’s real concern Thanksgiving weekend could become a chaotic mess. Congress is starting to ask how, exactly, the companies have used the $50 billion in...

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Editorial: Smith win both historic and inspirational

Editorial: Smith win both historic and inspirational

Sharetta Smith tried not to make a big deal Tuesday about being both the first Black and the first woman to be elected as the mayor of Lima. It’s evident though she’s proud of what she’s accomplished and who she’s become, as she should be. Her...

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What’s really behind all the empty shelves?

What’s really behind all the empty shelves?

Pictures of container ships anchored near the government-owned ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are all over the news and social media. Together, these ports process about 40% of all containers of goods entering the U.S. More than 70 ships are waiting at anchor off...

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Editorial: America losing old-fashioned work ethic

Southwest Airlines canceled thousands of flights around the recent holiday weekend. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and others with no particular knowledge or involvement were ready with a politically convenient explanation: It was a surreptitious sick-out to protest corporate...

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Tony Norman: Fables of the insurrection

Tony Norman: Fables of the insurrection

Headline: Tony Norman: Fables of the insurrection Nine months ago this week, thousands of polite and respectful tourists marched in an orderly procession to the U.S. Capitol where they were determined to participate in a bipartisan celebration of the American...

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Poll: Americans agree misinformation is a problem

WASHINGTON — Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem. Most also think social media companies, and the people that use them, bear a good deal of blame for the situation. But few are very concerned that they themselves...

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COLUMNS

Richard Holt: Dr. King’s false heirs

Richard Holt: Dr. King’s false heirs

Imagine two children on a playground. These kids play. They laugh. They are helping each other on the slides and sharing a sandwich for lunch. At 4 years old, these children — one Black and one White — see each other as they see themselves. They see not a...

David Trinko: The downfall of too much silence

David Trinko: The downfall of too much silence

I’ve always felt I do my best work with a crowd behind me. For the first decade in my career, I covered sports. It seemed like my finest stories came during the state basketball tournaments. I’d dutifully type from press row what happened in the previous...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Dear white conservatives

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Dear white conservatives

When you’re right, you’re right. And you are definitely right about that quote from Martin Luther King. When he stood at the temple of Lincoln in 1963 and declared his dream “that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will...

Michael Reagan:	Deregulating the cruise ships

Michael Reagan: Deregulating the cruise ships

It almost seems like the CDC wants to sink cruise ships. Since the start of its war against COVID-19 the CDC — everyone’s favorite public health care bureaucracy — has been torpedoing the cruise ship industry with unnecessarily strict regulations...

John Grindrod: Glimpses of America, 1957

John Grindrod: Glimpses of America, 1957

A couple of years ago, one of my sweet and gentle readers, Mary Crider, gave me a large stack of my favorite childhood magazine, Sports Illustrated, mostly from the year 1957, about three years before Mom and Dad got me my own subscription to what was then a weekly...

Legal-Ease: Basics of defamation, libel and slander

Legal-Ease: Basics of defamation, libel and slander

Nobody likes being talked about negatively. When a person communicates something negative about someone else, the communication can sometimes be legally “defamatory,” which can give rise to legal recovery in favor of the person about whom the communication...

Nolan Finley: Biden, Democrats roll dice on agenda

Nolan Finley: Biden, Democrats roll dice on agenda

Democrats are making a big bet at the start of this midterm election year that their downturn in popularity with the electorate stems not from being too radical with their agenda, but not radical enough. The party that holds the majority in both the House and Senate...

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: Property tax hike hurts senior citizens

Letter: Property tax hike hurts senior citizens

When I was 26, I became a homeowner. I have maintained my home. I raised my family in that home. There are memories there. My child attended school in that school district. Fast forward, 40 years later, I still own my home. My child is raised and has her own family....

Letter: Children deserve better protection

Letter: Children deserve better protection

Too many times — in fact 92% of the time — the courts leave children underserved. Wherever the children end up residing, they suffer the damages inherent to poor execution of services. There were two examples of such children, one as recently as last month...

Letter: Democrats did enough damage here already

Letter: Democrats did enough damage here already

It is truly interesting how an ex-mayor, who presided over the decline of his city during his decade’s long administration, can have the gall to demand that a dedicated public servant like Jim Jordan resign his office. As a former business owner in downtown...

Letter: Grateful for service on a cold morning

Letter: Grateful for service on a cold morning

Recently, we woke up to no heat one very cold morning a few days before Christmas. Just before 8 a.m., we called our longtime plumber, Washam Plumbing and Heating. Their technician, Josh, showed up just 15 minutes later, and our furnace was up and running right away....

Letter: Jordan shouldn’t speak to House’s ‘star chamber’

Letter: Jordan shouldn’t speak to House’s ‘star chamber’

Why should U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan go before a partisan committee (otherwise known as a star chamber) to be grilled by Democrats and RINOs like Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney? Of course, since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi handpicked the members of the star chamber,...

Letter: Jordan should follow Hillary Clinton’s lead

Letter: Jordan should follow Hillary Clinton’s lead

Of course Jim Jordan refuses to cooperate. The man who “says” he has nothing to hide refuses to answer a few questions about Jan 6. Let me remind you, Jim. Hillary Clinton didn’t hide from your redundant eighth (count ‘em — 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,...

Letter: Jordan should resign if he’s not cooperating

Letter: Jordan should resign if he’s not cooperating

Congressman Jordan: In prior correspondence with you, I have generally refrained from directly challenging your positions or assertions. Based on your recent public statements, however, I now must state that your public refusal to cooperate with the U.S. House of...

Letter: Vaccination could have prevented it

Letter: Vaccination could have prevented it

Recently there was a thank you letter in Your View for the great care received at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center when admitted for COVID-19. They may have prevented even going to the hospital and using the staff and doctors that could have been used for...

Letter: GOP put party above country

Letter: GOP put party above country

As I was watching the media coverage on the anniversary of the Trump-incited insurrection on Jan. 6, it was glaringly obvious which of the two major political parties has gone off the rails of democracy. In the U.S. House chamber, there were only two members of what...

Letter: Differences between U.S. and Hong Kong

Letter: Differences between U.S. and Hong Kong

While reading Friday’s article, “Hong Kong editors charged, US criticizes raid,” Hong Kong is charging newspaper editors with sedition. It seems to be ironic that in our government, Nancy Pelosi is trying to do the same thing to Donald Trump,...

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