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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).

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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Latta right about ‘Equality Act’

Latta right about ‘Equality Act’

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Equality Act, a bill that would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, the workplace and public accommodations. A better term for it, however, would be the Inequality Act. Don’t get us wrong....

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Editorial: One way to end bickering about death penalty

The Supreme Court justices’ tempers are showing. In an unusual written exchange released Monday, conservative members of the court — divided over a Texas death penalty case — argued about whether the court was right to halt the execution of Patrick...

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COLUMNS

John Grindrod: Humor and misunderstanding make strange bedfellows

John Grindrod: Humor and misunderstanding make strange bedfellows

As sure as I am that no chicken ever died of old age and Benjamin Buttons was never heard to say, “Well, I better do it now because I’m not getting any younger,” I’m certain when it comes to what makes us laugh, that’s as different as our...

Melissa Martin column: Ohio’s suicide rate alarming

Melissa Martin column: Ohio’s suicide rate alarming

Suicide is tragic and traumatizing. But, prevention, intervention, and postvention need to be consistently discussed in homes, schools, and communities. Whether city or country dwellers, suicide needs to be addressed. Countywide and statewide, suicide education needs...

Dick Polman: In defense of Biden’s switcheroo

Dick Polman: In defense of Biden’s switcheroo

H. L. Mencken, the famed crusty commentator, said one century ago: “A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears on the ground.” I thought of that quip the other day when former Vice President Joe Biden magically declared that...

Paying teachers what they’re worth is a two-way street

Bernie Sanders is confused. Again. He recently took to Twitter to opine that, “If we are a nation that can provide contracts to baseball players for hundreds of millions of dollars, don’t tell me we cannot pay teachers in this country the kinds of wages...

Joe Blundo: Poppy happy to have grandson running show

Joe Blundo: Poppy happy to have grandson running show

My new boss is utterly charming and often demanding. He gets people to meet his high expectations with a disarming blend of spontaneity, guilelessness and wide-eyed innocence: Of course he is asking for the moon! Is that unusual or something? He tends to speak in...

Jim Krumel: Watching baseball with grandpa

Jim Krumel: Watching baseball with grandpa

Kevin Huber, of Elida Road Tire Service, is a car guy. When a customer walks through the door, he may remember their vehicle before he does their name. “I will say to myself, ‘That guy owns a Dodge Charger,’ or ‘He’s a Ford F-150...

Kathleen Parker: The gift of laughter and a father’s legacy

Kathleen Parker: The gift of laughter and a father’s legacy

WASHINGTON — My father died with a smile on his face. But, of course, he would. A few days earlier, as his wife, my sister and I gathered around his bed in the intensive care unit, I said, “I’ll bet he’s thinking right now, ‘I wish these...

Michael Reagan: Trump throws dirt in His own eye

Michael Reagan: Trump throws dirt in His own eye

What the heck was President Trump doing? What was he thinking when he told ABC’s star fake journalist George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday that if a foreign adversary offered him dirt on a political opponent he’d take a look at it before calling the FBI....

Jim Krumel:

Jim Krumel:

Tidbits from around the state: When it comes to marketing, few do it better than minor league baseball teams. Within hours of last Monday’s 4-plus magnitude earthquake near Cleveland, the Lake County Captains announced they were changing their name for one day...

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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...

Letter: Bad dady was made much better

Letter: Bad dady was made much better

The reason I am writing this letter is to thank the checkout girl (Samantha) at Meijer’s for returning my wallet to the Service Desk where I accidentally left it recently. I am so thankful for her and the nice girls at the Service Desk for their kindness. It is...

Letter: Driving on left side of road again

Letter: Driving on left side of road again

I’ve heard it time and time again. This president does nothing but lies. Yet when asked, What are these lies,” I can never ever get a response. Recent leters in the Your View column are from puppets with their strings being pulled by the loony left media....

Letter: Funding cut hurts child care

Letter: Funding cut hurts child care

Today, hundreds of kids in Allen County were dropped off for child care as their parents headed off to work or school. As a family child-care provider, I see firsthand how hard families work to ensure their children have a bright future. When parents have access to...

Letter: Global warming a global problem

Letter: Global warming a global problem

Charles McConnell, President Obama’s Department of Energy assistant secretary stated, “All of the US annual emissions in 2025 will be offset by 3 weeks of Chinese emissions.” “Three Weeks!” In less than 6 years, China will produce 17...

Letter: Downtown Lima parking problem

Letter: Downtown Lima parking problem

My wife and I go to the Rally in the Square on Fridays. Each time this year the parking lot behind the stage is roped off so no one can park. Wednesday we went to the Civic Center kickoff for the summer concert series. The parking spaces on the first block of South...

Letter: Thank you, WWII veterans

Letter: Thank you, WWII veterans

In less than nine years the youngest veterans to have served during WW II will be 100 years old. Long before that date arrives, the vast majority of these men will have passed away. Over 16 million Americans served during WW II. For all of those who have passed away,...