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 The phone number is for verification purposes only and will not be published.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

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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).

Editorial: And we’re off! Don’t sit this one out.

Editorial: And we’re off! Don’t sit this one out.

American presidential elections go on too long. This one arguably began on July 28, 2017, just eight months after the election of President Donald Trump, when U.S. Rep. John Delaney of Maryland announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination. The early entry did...

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Opinion: We deserve COVID-19 transparency from schools

Opinion: We deserve COVID-19 transparency from schools

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said it well during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Mistakes that I have made throughout my career have generally been because I didn’t have enough facts, I didn’t dig deep enough,” DeWine told The Columbus...

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Editorial: When ‘peaceful protests’ turn violent

Editorial: When ‘peaceful protests’ turn violent

Candid, passionate and even angry debate is an essential feature of a free and democratic society. The First Amendment establishes an inviolable space for Americans to express their views and to “peaceably assemble.” Rallies, protests and marches are all...

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Editorial: It’s time for GOP to stop making voting harder

Editorial: It’s time for GOP to stop making voting harder

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose tends to dispel the idea that Republicans want to discourage easy voting, but his partisan colleagues in the Statehouse and elsewhere seem determined to reinforce it. In June, Republican lawmakers flirted with significantly cutting...

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The multiple shots fired into Jacob Blake’s back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, after the fatal police shooting Friday of Trayford Pellerin in Lafayatte, Louisiana, should quash any lingering notion that brutal and excessive police force directed...

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Longshot impeachment effort highlights rift with governor

Longshot impeachment effort highlights rift with governor

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A conservative lawmaker’s proposal to impeach fellow Republican Gov. Mike DeWine over his handling of the pandemic may have been the most brazen legislative attack on the first-term governor to date. Even the lawmaker, Rep. John Becker of...

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Editorial: Trump ignites firestorm in Ohio over his hats

Editorial: Trump ignites firestorm in Ohio over his hats

He didn’t really say that, did he? Oh, yes he did. It’s not fake news. Donald Trump, the president of the United States, last week asked people to boycott buying tires from Akron-based Goodyear Tire and Rubber, an American company that employs thousands of...

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Editorial: It is not ‘just politics’ for John Kasich

Editorial: It is not ‘just politics’ for John Kasich

Four years after dropping his rival presidential bid in 2016, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich has remained one of the Republican Party’s most vocal critics of President Donald Trump. Kasich easily could have found a seat on the Trump bandwagon, singing Kumbaya like...

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All ages aresusceptibleto the virus

Are you among those who think children don’t spread the novel coronavirus? A camp in Georgia suggests otherwise. Though some precautions were taken at the June gathering, hundreds of young people quickly became infected A publication from the Centers for Disease...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: TikTok gambit hits a wall

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: TikTok gambit hits a wall

The social media app TikTok has been downloaded more than 175 million times in the U.S. alone since its global launch in 2018. But now it’s going viral for reasons other than teens dancing or cooking in pajamas. President Donald Trump recently announced that the...

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COLUMNS

John Grindrod: The wedding gift, largely forgotten and yet …

John Grindrod: The wedding gift, largely forgotten and yet …

Of course, the narrative that matters the most to us, our own lives, is divided into chapters, and there is that chapter that begins somewhere between our early 20s and extends through our 30s where friends marry. That means, for guys, they’ll need that best man...

Jim Krumel: Sneak a peek at our upcoming history section

Jim Krumel: Sneak a peek at our upcoming history section

Mark next Sunday on your calendar. Inside that Sept. 27 edition of The Lima News will be a 64-page glossy commemorative edition celebrating Allen County’s 200th birthday. The publication was a joint project between The Lima News and the Allen County Museum and...

Michael Reagan: Don’t blame global warming for killer wildfires

Michael Reagan: Don’t blame global warming for killer wildfires

Lots of people in politics and the media out here in California are blaming global warming for the 26 major wildfires that have killed at least 24, burned more than 3 million acres and destroyed thousands of homes. But let’s get real. This state has been plagued...

David Trinko: Meaningful conversations, one car trip at a time

David Trinko: Meaningful conversations, one car trip at a time

It’s only five or six minutes in the car at a time, but I didn’t realize how much I’d missed it. To my children, it’s probably just a ride home. To me, it’s a window into their world. As we’ve learned how to coexist with this...

Mark Figley: Looking for someone to blame? Blame Trump

Mark Figley: Looking for someone to blame? Blame Trump

After President Trump recently indicated he would explore defunding “anarchist jurisdictions” including New York City, Governor Cuomo blew a figurative gasket. In a conference call with reporters, the governor claimed Trump moved to Florida because he was...

Dr. Robert W. Chase: A policy that meets China head on.

Dr. Robert W. Chase: A policy that meets China head on.

I don’t know who sold Washington politicians and policymakers on the idea that the best way to bring back jobs from China is for the United States to adopt strongly protectionist policies and try to browbeat Chinese companies. A much better approach is what Sen...

On Leadership: Helping kids’ coping with teddy bears

On Leadership: Helping kids’ coping with teddy bears

In each “On Leadership” column, Allen Lima Leadership Executive Director Matt Childers talks with a regional business leader. This week, he profiles Chad King, president of the Teddy Bear Fund and vice president at Chase Bank. Matt: How would you describe...

Dr. Jessica Johnson: Coming of age during COVID

Dr. Jessica Johnson: Coming of age during COVID

As I was revising my syllabus for my English composition classes at Ohio State University’s Lima campus during the summer, I decided to focus on the theme “Coming of Age During COVID.” I had been using a generational theme centered on social media...

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: Diversity Matters in cancer research

Reducing health disparities in the U.S. requires a broad approach, from access to primary care to participation in clinical trials. As a caregiver I’m keenly aware of the need for diversity and addressing disparities when it comes to tackling this disease. About...

Letter: The nation’s No. 1 conman

Letter: The nation’s No. 1 conman

Every Trump yard sign I pass reveals a trove of knowledge regarding the homes inhabitants. The residents profess the belief that veterans are suckers for serving the USA. Trump has denied ever having said this, but it is in harmony with his comments regarding the late...

Letter: Trump, Jordan 2 grat choices

I have been searching for the truth in many of the letters from Never Trumpers which have been published lately in the Lima News. Unfortunately instances of the truth being stated in these letters are almost completely absent. The lie about Trump disrespecting our war...

Letter: Lest We Forget

Letter: Lest We Forget

In times of old, of knights, kings and queens, the bended knee was taken as recognition of a superior power and it was portrayed as a sign of subservience. It was meant as acknowledgement that the person exhibiting this demonstration was indeed prostrating himself...

Letter: Rage! Truth or Consequences

Letter: Rage! Truth or Consequences

Well, now we know. The President knew very well the problems that could come with the Covid-19, but he did not share that with Congress or U.S. citizens. Instead, as he said, he tried to “play it down”. We all remember TV shows where people were admonished...

Letter: What’s wrong with this picture?

Letter: What’s wrong with this picture?

I am a veteran who saw friends and relatives die or end up as invalids in wheelchairs for the remainder of their lives. I watch in disgust as or college students burned their draft cards and called military members “baby killers” and even spat on us when...

Letter: No more low incoming housing!

Letter: No more low incoming housing!

I write this letter to voice my concern regarding the planned development of the low incoming housing on South Cable Road. The thought behind this is absurd. First, I have a hard time believing how this even is legal. The area is not setup for something like this. To...

Letter: Elida Road needs reduced speed limit

Letter: Elida Road needs reduced speed limit

Like thousands of folks every day, I am a frequent traveler on Elida Road. There has been much talk lately of this being an area of high enforcement to curb speeding, distracted driving and the like. It occurs to me that in such a problem area that is heavily...

Letter: Trump all the ‘Rage’

Letter: Trump all the ‘Rage’

President Trump has proven, yet again, that he doesn’t pay any attention to history. Why would Trump voluntarily sit for over nine hours of telephone interviews with a reporter who helped bring down a previous president? Because he has no sense of history, or...

Letter: ’Strange Case’ aptly titled

Letter: ’Strange Case’ aptly titled

I too would like to strongly recommend that everyone in Allen/Auglaize county read “The Strange Case of Dr. Wine” by Brice Brenneman. It thoroughly documents a wrongful conviction of St. Marys opotometrist Dr. Doug Wine. You will be shocked at how this...

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