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The editorial board includes Doug Olsson, Publisher (dolsson@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0371); Jim Krumel, Editor (aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0391); and David Trinko, Managing Editor (aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0467).

Another View: UAW’s problems in spotlight

It was a bitter blow for the United Auto Workers when it narrowly lost a bid to represent assembly line workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn. plant. The results provide lessons for the once-mighty union. It was a down and dirty fight. Hourly workers voted...

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Editorial: Abortions for all: City spends on symbolism

Editorial: Abortions for all: City spends on symbolism

Mayor de Blasio and the City Council have agreed to spend $250,000 to help women cover the cost of terminating pregnancies, announcing that New York City now becomes the “first city in the nation to directly fund abortion care.” Is this pragmatic...

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Editorial roundup

June 11, The Wall Street Journal on Democratic state Attorneys General suing to block T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint: Ten Democratic state Attorneys General on Tuesday sued to block T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint, and the timing was no coincidence. The...

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Editorial: Compromise needed on auto pollution standards

Editorial: Compromise needed on auto pollution standards

The world’s automakers want President Trump to strike a deal with California. Last week, 17 car companies, including General Motors, Ford, Honda and Toyota, sent a letter to the White House urging the president to find a middle ground in his planned rollback of...

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Toledo Blade: Camps stir interest of youth in factory jobs

Toledo Blade: Camps stir interest of youth in factory jobs

Manufacturing jobs, one of the pillars of northwest Ohio’s economy, aren’t the eye-candy careers that school-age children usually desire. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is trying to change that with a wave of camps aimed at fourth through eighth graders to stir...

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Editorial: If you know the D-Day story, share it, teach it.

Even the youngest soldiers who stormed the beaches at Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, and who live among us today are well into their 90s, so the 75th anniversary of D-Day was the final big observance before the memory barrier — the line that separates events...

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John-Clark Levin: What we can learn from D-Day’s leaders

John-Clark Levin: What we can learn from D-Day’s leaders

This year, the youngest draftees who invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944 are 90 years old. By now, our cultural understanding of D-Day focuses on the valor of those young men who fought and died on the beaches. The enduring image of the day is Robert F. Sargent’s...

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COLUMNS

Glenn Mollette: What we want, need and get not always the same.

Glenn Mollette: What we want, need and get not always the same.

What Do Americans Want? This question is always relevant and politicians now in the heat of rhetoric war each believe they have the answer. Americans have wants and we have desperate needs. We don’t always get what we want. A friend of mine used to say that...

Jim Krumel Grapevine: Ohio drivers about to get gassed

Jim Krumel Grapevine: Ohio drivers about to get gassed

In another week Ohio motorists will be paying an additional 10.5-cents per gallon gasoline tax and 19-cents per gallon for diesel. The July 1st increase will go toward building new roads, fixing old ones and repairing bridges. If you drive 15,000 miles a year and your...

Tom Purcell: Another debt record falls

Tom Purcell: Another debt record falls

Breaking news: Federal spending is out of control. I’m kidding, of course. Spending, deficits and debt have been out of control for years. It’s just that last week we broke yet another record. For the first time in our nation’s history, federal...

Commentary: Burnout a crisis among physicians in training

This month, the American Medical Association invested $15 million dollars in eight ambitious programs to address the workplace needs of our current health system. Among the goals of this grant was to address the crisis of burnout among training physicians by investing...

David Trinko: Trading a quiet home for laughter

David Trinko: Trading a quiet home for laughter

Whenever my kids ask me what I want, I’ll answer the same thing: Peace and quiet. After a week with a lot of that, I’ll have to alter my answer. Laughter is so much better. Our 11- and 10-year-old daughters were away at a camp last week. Our 17-year-old...

Cheryl Parson: Job-seeking scams

Cheryl Parson: Job-seeking scams

Work-from-home. Telecommuting. Remote employment. Flex jobs. Gigs. These are just a few of the names for not being required to go to an office or place of business to do your job. With the increase in affordable technology, in communications and business hardware as...

Legal-Ease: Alternative energy leases

Legal-Ease: Alternative energy leases

There are seven considerations I recommend for people who are asked to enter into a lease of their land for alternative energy projects like solar or wind. The old adage that “unless it is in writing, it does not count,” applies even though these projects...

Carl P. Leubsdorf: What to watch when Dems debate

Carl P. Leubsdorf: What to watch when Dems debate

The Democratic National Committee assigned the 20 presidential candidates for next week’s debates to the two nights by lot in hopes of avoiding the 2016 Republican bias towards candidates leading the polls. They didn’t totally succeed. As a result, viewers...

Clarence Page: On abortion, voters still lean to the wobbly middle

Clarence Page: On abortion, voters still lean to the wobbly middle

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden is taking heat and light for his recent switcheroo on abortion rights. But Biden is hardly alone in his inconsistency on this volatile issue. Some of us remember how now-president Donald Trump made a famous abortion...

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Letter: America adrift from moral decency

Letter: America adrift from moral decency

The Thursday, June 20, article in the Sports section about the two women who will be playing soccer for the U.S. and are planning a December wedding is a reminder of how far our society has drifted from moral decency. Charles Rice, Lima...

Letter: Jimmy Lee is what Lima’s about

My husband and I were puttering in the yard this week and decided we should remove a small ornamental tree that didn’t survive the winter. I mean, how hard could it be? After trimming off all the branches to get a better grasp on the offending tree trunk, and...

Letter: Appreciate quality care

Letter: Appreciate quality care

Just a note of thanks to the pharmacist at St. Rita’s Medical Center. I received my medical care from the pharmacist and doctor in a very professional manner. Robert Gron, Elida...

Letter: Musical gift made for great night

Letter: Musical gift made for great night

A great night in Lima thanks to the Lima Area Concert Band. What a wonderful gift to our community! We were entertained by the talented band performing, “Salute to Sousa” and two guest artists. We are lucky to live in Lima and enjoy these musical gifts!...

Letter: Someone knows who harme dog

Letter: Someone knows who harme dog

The person or persons who cruelly beat a dog and then set it on fire in Lima is/are someone’s son or daughter, grandchild, student, friend, classmate, acquaintance, enemy, confidant, etc. Someone knows the cruel perpetrator of this crime. If you know who did...

Letter: Still waiting for leaders to speak

Letter: Still waiting for leaders to speak

Lima News Editor Jim Krumel likely stirred many reactions with his June 10 column, “Teens Shooting At Cops? No Time For Silence.” Following the armed robbery of a Bluelick Road Clark gas station on May 30, “three teenage thugs” were arrested,...

Letter: Looking out for our seniors

Letter: Looking out for our seniors

Saturday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. To commemorate this day, communities in the United States, and throughout the world, sponsored events to raise awareness of what individuals and organizations can do to recognize the supportive services available to our...

Letter: Mike Miller in the morning missed

Letter: Mike Miller in the morning missed

I was sorry to lose the local morning programming on WIMA radio recently. Mike Miller and staff provided a good overview of life and events going on in Lima and surrounding areas. I always learned something from the weekly interviews with City of Lima and Allen County...

Letter: A woman knows the risk

Letter: A woman knows the risk

We have seen much on the news lately about Pro-Choice demonstrations against some of the new abortion laws. Pro-Choice maintains that the laws take away a woman’s right to make choices about her own body. Is that really correct? Nature’s design of and...

Letter: Lima using pagan symbol

Letter: Lima using pagan symbol

What is the symbolism on the railroad overpass on East Vine Street and the I-75 overpass on State Route. 309? It’s a left-facing crescent moon with stars on the left and some kind of markings under or near the moon. The symbol is possibly most recognizable (in...