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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 The phone number is for verification purposes only and will not be published.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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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 ([email protected], 567-242-0391); and David Trinko, Managing Editor ([email protected], 567-242-0467).

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Does a chatbot have a soul?

Don’t unplug your computer! Don’t throw away that smartphone! Just because a Google software engineer whose conclusions have been questioned says a computer program is sentient, meaning it can think and has feelings, doesn’t mean an attack of the...

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Toledo Blade: Husted’s other job

Toledo Blade: Husted’s other job

Jon Husted is taking state politics into groundbreaking new territory. It’s ground better left unbroken. The lieutenant governor joined the board of directors of Columbus area–based Heartland Bank in March. The bank job is a paid position. His job with the...

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Toledo Blade: A tale of two tactics

Toledo Blade: A tale of two tactics

We live in a time of rapid and massive change. How Ohio institutions deal with that change is in the midst of intense debate. The key issue is who should steer the response to change, the people most affected or the people most powerful? Two recent decisions well...

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COLUMNS

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Republicans, don’t you want to be free?

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Republicans, don’t you want to be free?

Dear Republicans: That’s what a free woman looks like. Meaning, of course, Cassidy Hutchinson, a young former aide in Donald Trump’s White House, who appeared before the House committee investigating the attempted coup of Jan. 6. Free of the need to defend...

Llewellyn King:

Llewellyn King:

Martin Walker, the gifted former Washington correspondent of The Guardian, used to start his speeches saying that the Fourth of July wasn’t a time for sorrow for him, as it was a time when good British yeomen farmers in the colonies revolted against a German...

Michael Reagan: After Roe, there’s no time to party

Michael Reagan: After Roe, there’s no time to party

It’s been a fabulous week for conservatives, Republicans and millions of ordinary Americans. I cheered all of the Supreme Court’s recent blockbusters – for moral, political and personal reasons. I’m 100 percent pro-life. I believe adults should...

Lori Borgman: The Boston Tea Party you never read about

Lori Borgman: The Boston Tea Party you never read about

I witnessed the Boston Tea Party, the Battle at Concord and Paul Revere’s Ride. You didn’t think I was that old, did you? I was a kid at the time, living in a Kansas City, Missouri neighborhood that went all out for the Fourth of July. Old, fuzzy...

John Grindrod: Gluttony, a Coney Island tradition

John Grindrod: Gluttony, a Coney Island tradition

With tomorrow’s Independence Day, I got to thinking recently about all the traditions that surround summer’s grandest holiday. Of course, there’ll be many folks hoisting the flag who don’t ordinarily do that each day, a flag vastly different...

Legal-Ease: Defensive driving principles in the law

Legal-Ease: Defensive driving principles in the law

Defensive driving encourages each vehicle driver to avoid accidents, even if the avoidable accident would be the other driver’s fault. The idea is that we can and should be more responsible than possibly legally required, because being responsible avoids...

Reghan Winkler: Reducing robocalls

Reghan Winkler: Reducing robocalls

OK, raise your hand if you think you’ve received a scam phone call or text this past week. If you raised your hand, you’re probably right. YouMail, a company specializing in blocking those messages, estimates Americans will receive 52 billion (with a B)...

Phil Hugo: A sensory exploration of books

Phil Hugo: A sensory exploration of books

I’m flipping through a book my wife, Karen, gave me for my birthday: “Taste — My Life Through Food” — by Stanley Tucci. It’s about his life and love affair with food, among other things. You may know Tucci by way of his work on...

Ron Lora: Transitioning away from the American Century

Ron Lora: Transitioning away from the American Century

Nearly a year before the United States entered the Second World War in December 1941, media baron Henry Luce wrote a Life magazine editorial, declaring that “The 20th Century must to a significant degree be an American Century.” Before the war, there had...

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: [email protected] ONLINE FORM: Click here to send a letter to the editor online.
Letter: Jan. 6 hearings show flaws of the Democrats

Letter: Jan. 6 hearings show flaws of the Democrats

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Letter: Immigrants could help labor shortage

Letter: Immigrants could help labor shortage

I think we as Americans should state the obvious. We do have a crisis at the Southern border. We do not have enough people coming up here for a better life who are willing to work hard. My father, who just passed away, said that we have millions who say they are...

Letter: Best option is sending immigrants back home

Letter: Best option is sending immigrants back home

In response to the cartoon which The Lima News published that indicated that the replacement theory was started by white supremacists, please consider this: The people who will be replaced are the workers at the lower end of the pay scale. These folks include...

Letter: Good things, bad things with alternative energy

Letter: Good things, bad things with alternative energy

I see that Mr. Wildermuth agrees with me that production of ethanol from corn is a wasteful use of our farmlands. Good thing. It requires more energy to produce than energy realized. Bad thing. As land is defaced by panels or wind towers, it is no longer agricultural...

Letter: Keep it down for everyone’s sake

Letter: Keep it down for everyone’s sake

Baby, it’s loud outside. Please consider that fireworks are terrifying to many, if not most, pets in your neighborhood. Please also consider that loud sounds travel well past your pools and patios. In our Shawnee neighborhood just off Spencerville Road, for...

Letter: Worldwise crises put problems in perspective

Letter: Worldwise crises put problems in perspective

In Ukraine, countless thousands have been killed, and millions have fled their homeland due to a war started by a maniacal madman. In Afghanistan, a recent earthquake killed at least 1,000 people, and the death count grows daily. In North Korea, starvation is the...

Letter: Presidential Medal of Freedom for Pence?

Letter: Presidential Medal of Freedom for Pence?

In 2017, President Obama stated receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom award with distinction indicates “an additional level of veneration in a class of individuals already held in the highest esteem. I am still trying to understand how Jim Jordan was made...

Letter: Both sides failing in solving problems

Letter: Both sides failing in solving problems

Thank you for your article “Contradictory decisions or consistent?” It is true that Nancy Pelosi’s comments constitute “calling the kettle black.” The political side that calls for racial equality, compassionate treatment of immigrants...

Letter: Crisis pregnancy centers are doing unethical work

Letter: Crisis pregnancy centers are doing unethical work

I have received a good deal of backchat, heat and even a few vague threats for my letter of May 21st in which I am critical of The Lima News’ coverage of Heartbeat of Lima. Heartbeat is what is generally known as a “Crisis Pregnancy Center.” I...

Letter: Answers still needed on rape case of Dr. Wine

Letter: Answers still needed on rape case of Dr. Wine

I would like to call to readers’ attention that an innocent man remains “convicted” in Auglaize County, thanks to the incompetence and dishonesty of retired sheriff Al Solomon, Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce and Judge Frederick Pepple. In his book,...

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