Opinion

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 The phone number is for verification purposes only and will not be published.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.

SEND LETTERS TO:

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Lima, OH 45807-1538

E-MAIL LETTERS

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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).

Here’s a news flash for Cuomo

Editorial: When will powerful men like Andrew Cuomo finally get the #MeToo memo? Facing growing pressure to resign over sexual misconduct allegations, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday instead offered an apology. Of sorts. “I now understand that I acted in...

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Editorial: It’s time for an overhaul of American diets

On the cusp of 2021, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services released the 2020-2025 iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Though largely overlooked by the general public, the guidelines are the policy touchstone for nutrition...

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Editorial: First part of GM settlement to bear fruit

The first fruits of a settlement agreement between Ohio and General Motors are starting to come to bloom — as part of job training efforts in the Mahoning Valley. In an agreement struck after the automaker pulled out of Lordstown in 2019, breaking job creation...

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Trump trial: Courage or cowardice?

When two white men went on trial in Mississippi in 1955 for murdering Emmett Till, a Black teenager, the jury swiftly acquitted them despite indisputable evidence of their guilt. Among 4,743 known lynchings in the U.S., that was the rare case that even got to court....

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Editorial: Parties must deal with new political playbook

It’s clear that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene doesn’t care too much what her congressional colleagues think of her: The day after she was stripped of her committee assignments in response to her long trail of vile QAnon-related rhetoric, she was boasting in...

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EDITORIAL: FBI agents died trying to keep children safe

South Florida just earned a shameful distinction — it is the single region in the country where the most FBI agents have been killed since G-men were created in 1908. The latest bloody chapter played out Tuesday morning. FBI Special Agents Daniel Alfin, 36, and...

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Editorial: Our Gerald Ford moment

Editorial: Our Gerald Ford moment

On Aug. 9, 1974 a new president, Gerald Ford, addressed the nation for the first time as president and said, “Our long national nightmare is over.” He also spoke of bringing “brotherly love” back to Washington and of “restoring the golden...

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Editorial: America engaged in chilling assault on speech

Silicon Valley is waging war on free speech. In the wake of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, Twitter has permanently banned the former commander in chief. Facebook blocked Trump from posting at least until after President...

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Editorial: Biden should boost economy by funding innovation

From the cotton gin to the mobile phone, the U.S. has produced some of the most useful inventions of the past three centuries. Yet by several measures, its traditional leadership in science and technology is now under threat. As President Joe Biden’s...

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COLUMNS

Michael Reagan: Texas send loud and bold signal to the whole country

Michael Reagan: Texas send loud and bold signal to the whole country

He wasn’t the first governor in the country to lift the mask mandate for his state. North Dakota, Montana and Iowa have ended state-wide mask orders in recent weeks and progressive states like Florida and South Dakota never issued them in the first place. But...

David Trinko: Women in construction catching up quickly

David Trinko: Women in construction catching up quickly

It’s time to stop thinking about women in construction as a novelty. Perhaps it’s time to think of it as the most forward-thinking of professions. This week marks Women in Construction Week, and women have made real progress in the field. The City of Lima...

Legal-Ease: Creating, naming and maintaining roads

Legal-Ease: Creating, naming and maintaining roads

Ohio has specific processes for creating, naming and maintaining most roads other than state highways and interstates. Typically, a roadway is created by a private property owner initially stating in a written drawing (plat) prepared by a licensed engineer that a...

Ron Lora: Coping with accelerating change

Ron Lora: Coping with accelerating change

Imagine a video that records eons of time on our planet. For the longest stretch of time, nothing seems to happen. Then burial grounds and cave paintings appear. Over the course of two millennia primates of the genus Homo act creatively to elude predators, control...

Dr. Jessica Johnson: Valuable lessons in ‘Discarded Things’

Dr. Jessica Johnson: Valuable lessons in ‘Discarded Things’

When we invest in each other, we determine our future. This is a deeply reflective line near the conclusion of the PureFlix film “Discarded Things,” which was released last year. I have had on-and-off subscriptions to PureFlix, but the trailer for this...

Lori Borgman: Redefining ‘Sweatin’ to the Oldies’

Lori Borgman: Redefining ‘Sweatin’ to the Oldies’

Years ago, Richard Simmons had a workout video series titled “Sweatin’ to the Oldies,” which featured aerobic workouts set to tunes from yesteryear. We quit going to the gym when the pandemic began mushrooming and have been working out at home. It is...

Christine Flowers: Speech standards must be same to all

Christine Flowers: Speech standards must be same to all

I was once fired by an employer because they did not like the way that I tweeted. They had no problem with the way that other people at this same enterprise tweeted, they just didn’t like my own flavor of rhetorical panache. They never actually came out and said...

John Grindrod: Pandemic times and travel, long time between visits

John Grindrod: Pandemic times and travel, long time between visits

When it comes to travel, it’s rather difficult to convince my favorite co-pilot, Lady Jane, to return to a place we’ve already checked off the list of trips always in the developmental stages somewhere just above her pretty blue eyes. Now, she will...

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: Operation big needle

Letter: Operation big needle

The people at the Knights of Columbus building on Cable Road who are giving the COVID-19 vaccination shots are simply fantastic. I don’t know who is in charge, but their organizational skills are simply great. Everything went so smoothly it was amazing. The...

Trust science and the fact

Trust science and the fact

I am a health-care professional and care deeply for the health and safety of our community. The Birch Solar farm is an opportunity for our community to produce emission free, clean energy—and do our part to protect public health. There are people saying that...

The life and times of Denny Helmig

The life and times of Denny Helmig

Lima lost a local sports legend last week, and many of us lost a good friend, with the passing of Denny Helmig. He was a visionary sports enthusiast who helped change the landscape of slow pitch softball and its marketing, not only locally but nationwide as well....

Letter: Just follow the science

Letter: Just follow the science

In your back yard not mine. Interesting that individuals who would not live next to these wind and solar aberrations are in favor of these destructive entities. Windmills not only slaughter migrating fowl but birds which habitat locally. The toxic containment in solar...

Deadline for election letters

Deadline for election letters

The deadline for having election related letters printed in the Your View feature of The Lima News for the May 4 Primary Election is 4 p.m Thursday, April 29. Letters can be no longer than 275 words and must include the name of the writer, the town in which they live,...

Letter: Paper boy loves his job

Letter: Paper boy loves his job

I am the independent distributor (paper boy) of The Lima News in Ottawa, Glandorf, the north side of Kalida, Cloverdale and Dupont. I am overwhelmed and humbled by the appreciation of my customers not only during the holiday season, but throughout the year. I received...

Letter: Spectrum wants more, gives less

Letter: Spectrum wants more, gives less

I am wondering why Spectrum cable does not carry ME tv? I requested they add the channel and get no response. They have the channel in Dayton and Fort Wayne and yet Lima gets left out. The channel offerings of Spectrum leave a lot to be desired. My Spectrum bill is my...

Letter: Neighborhood snow heroes

Letter: Neighborhood snow heroes

There were snow angels all around us and we are thankful. Our snow angel is Jane Stevens. She cleared our driveway and sidewalks. What a great neighbor. Alvin and Theresa Davis, Lima __ I want a great big thank you to Joel Herd, my snow hero. He says to call if I need...

Letter: Bushong munching on sour grapes

Letter: Bushong munching on sour grapes

In his recent letter, Ned Bushong opines that one of the candidates for Lima mayor is a guarantee of a continuation of the Berger administration and the other three are know-nothings. The road to mayor Berger’s office is littered with losing candidates, Mr....

Letter: Wages for police not adequate

Letter: Wages for police not adequate

It doesn’t surprise me that the city of Lima is struggling to find applicants for the open positions on the police department considering what they pay officers. It’s hard to believe they start new officers out at only $22.20 per hour and the average...

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