Opinion

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 The phone number is for verification purposes only and will not be published.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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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 Jim Krumel, Editor (jkrumel@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0391); and David Trinko, Managing Editor (dtrinko@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0467).

Tony Norman: Fables of the insurrection

Tony Norman: Fables of the insurrection

Headline: Tony Norman: Fables of the insurrection Nine months ago this week, thousands of polite and respectful tourists marched in an orderly procession to the U.S. Capitol where they were determined to participate in a bipartisan celebration of the American...

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Poll: Americans agree misinformation is a problem

WASHINGTON — Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem. Most also think social media companies, and the people that use them, bear a good deal of blame for the situation. But few are very concerned that they themselves...

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Editorial: Both parties play the dirty gerrymandering game

The post-census redistricting process now underway around the country presents an important test for centrists to either live up to fundamental ideals such as fairness and choosing what’s best for the country, or go for the jugular the way the extremists in both...

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Column: Miller for Gonzalez a horrible trade for the GOP

Column: Miller for Gonzalez a horrible trade for the GOP

As we go forward into what is becoming an increasingly bleak political future under the unsteady hand of President Joe Biden, conservatives have had two saving dates to cling to: • November 2022, when they will have the opportunity to take a step toward...

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Editorial: Not publishing overdue taxes limits transparency

The majority of property owners in Ohio responsibly pay their property taxes on time. Unfortunately, not everyone who owns property is responsible. Across Ohio, newspapers publishes pages and pages of delinquent property taxes owed on thousands of parcels of land in...

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Editorial: We must find out if Gen. Milley went rogue

Assertions about actions taken by Gen. Mark Milley in the final days of the Trump presidency are serious enough to merit vigorous inquiry, and possibly an investigation, by both Congress and the Justice Department. First, however, we need to hear from the chairman of...

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Editorial: Report finds STRS didn’t check its mat

“Surprise, surprise, surprise,” as TV character Gomer Pyle used to say. That’s the only possible response to the news that the state’s teachers pension fund trashed the findings of an independent review of how the fund handles, or truthfully,...

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Editorial: DeWine right to challenge White House

Employers all over America are looking for workers. Ironically, at the same time, many residents say they cannot find work. So why, then, would the Biden administration think it’s a good idea to attempt to put the kibosh to a plan that would require Ohioans to...

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Editorial: Time to raise insurance rates on the unvaccinated

Health insurance companies today can legally charge smokers up to 50% more in premiums than non-smokers, based on the simple fact that smokers have made a dangerous lifestyle choice. As the latest surge in the coronavirus pandemic ravages America — especially...

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Editorial: Americans make use of their religious freedom

Editorial: Americans make use of their religious freedom

The Public Religion Research Institute has released its latest snapshot of the American religious landscape with data from 2020. It shows that America is still majority Christian, and that, despite shrill voices of the most aggrieved, Americans broadly enjoy healthy...

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New York Daily News: What to learn from Simone Biles

New York Daily News: What to learn from Simone Biles

Six Olympic medals and 25 more from world gymnastics championships is more than enough proof that Simone Biles is a young woman who knows how to withstand pressure and perform with the world watching. But something happened at the Olympics in Tokyo, not to her body...

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Absolutely noneed for CivilianClimate Corps

Absolutely noneed for CivilianClimate Corps

As the U.S. recovers from a pandemic, with workers in services and manufacturing in short supply across the economy, here’s what no one sensible thinks America urgently needs: a huge new federal Civilian Climate Corps. Yet that’s exactly what Democrats...

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COLUMNS

Jim Krumel: After all these years, I get the boot

Jim Krumel: After all these years, I get the boot

I never thought I would be writing something like this. It’s definitely not something I saw coming. And to be honest, it hurts. But here I am. I’ve been the editor in Lima for 20 years now. A guy who has preached about transparency throughout those two...

Here’s a simple solution: ‘Stop it!’

Here’s a simple solution: ‘Stop it!’

I often find myself telling parents that they need to stop doing something that is counterproductive and, in most cases, contributing significantly to whatever parenting problem is bedeviling them. “How do I stop?” is the typical response, which brings to...

Commentary: A salute to local officers who gave their lives

Commentary: A salute to local officers who gave their lives

LIMA — The week of October 13-17 has been declared Police Week across the United States. Traditionally held during the month of May, police week and the accompanying memorial services held during that time were postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Ceremonies...

Michael Reagan: An escape from Joe Biden’s ‘Angry America’

Michael Reagan: An escape from Joe Biden’s ‘Angry America’

It’s not until you leave the United States that you realize how angry Americans are. Earlier this month my wife the travel agent and I took a cruise in the Mediterranean from Athens to Barcelona by way of stops on the Greek island of Santorini and in Sicily. It...

David Trinko: Who needs a best friend? Just be a friend

David Trinko: Who needs a best friend? Just be a friend

My 13-year-old is struggling with a particular label right now. She can’t decide who her best friend is, or even who her primary friend group is, and it’s upsetting her. She’s involved in a lot of different activities, and she makes acquaintances...

Grounded from talking to his dad?

Grounded from talking to his dad?

I recently received an email from two co-parents who wrote to me together — a novel approach, I must say. They were looking for direction. They knew they have a problem, they just weren’t sure what to do. They asked, “What’s good ex-etiquette...

Legal-Ease: Rights as a property co-owner

Legal-Ease: Rights as a property co-owner

Many people own real estate with another person or people. This often occurs when a group of people purchase some property together or inherit property together. Co-ownership of real estate is usually “undivided” meaning that even if a parcel of property...

Carl P. Leubsdorf: Schumer-McConnell split bad for everyone

Carl P. Leubsdorf: Schumer-McConnell split bad for everyone

Americans continue to have a dim view of Congress. And for good reason. Legislative gridlock due to closely divided houses is one factor. But the top leaders of both parties, who epitomize Congress to most Americans, are doing little to instill confidence. Several...

Mark Figley: ‘Birthing’ the arrival of ‘newspeak’

Mark Figley: ‘Birthing’ the arrival of ‘newspeak’

In George Orwell’s classic, “1984,” the government controls people’s thoughts through the use of a new language referred to as “Newspeak.” The FOX Business Network’s John Stossel recently acknowledged that this future is now....

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: STRS in need of oversight

Letter: STRS in need of oversight

I am a retired teacher from Lima and I am very concerned about the lack of oversight of the State Teacher Retirement System (STRS) board. There has not been a fiduciary audit in over 14 years. Ohio law requires one every 10 years. STRS members are so upset with the...

Letter: Respect and common courtesy

Letter: Respect and common courtesy

Last week, I went to Little Caesar’s to grab myself a pizza for dinner. I had to go through the drive thru, because the lobby was closed. Twice in the same evening, someone cut me off in line. Needless to say, I was not happy. It doesn’t matter how hungry...

Letter: What I want in a mayor

Letter: What I want in a mayor

I want a mayor who knows what it is like to struggle with the problems of raising a family. I want a mayor who knows what it is like to sit at the kitchen table and figure out how to pay the bills. I want a mayor who had the talent and drive to overcome employment,...

I have known Elizabeth Hardesty for more than 25 years. We attended school together since elementary through becoming graduates of Lima Senior High School. Elizabeth is a strong leader and competent manager who will provide real change as the mayor of Lima. Elizabeth...

Letter: Lima Schools worth your support

Letter: Lima Schools worth your support

As a proud graduate of Lima City Schools, I am supporting the district’s renewal levy. Our children are graduates and now our grandchildren are attending. We all have benefited from the diversity and many opportunities Lima City schools afforded us. Our...

Letter: No free passes on city taxes

Letter: No free passes on city taxes

For 25 years I worked at General Motors in Defiance. We were told by the City of Lima that we had to pay Lima City Tax if we lived in Lima and worked out of town. There have been many people cited for failure to pay city tax for violating this rule. Elizabeth Hardesty...

Letter: Hold Hardesty accountable for Lima taxes

Letter: Hold Hardesty accountable for Lima taxes

I was party to a lawsuit challenging the residency of Elizabeth Hardesty, candidate for Lima mayor. My challenge stemmed from Ms. Hardesty’s response to a simple question I asked her on social media. Reviewing her work history, I was curious why all of her jobs...

Try wearingbig-boy pants

Try wearingbig-boy pants

It’s getting a little more than just plain intolerable listening to conservatives and the Republican Party whine like a group of spoiled children when someone who isn’t part of their clique makes tough decisions. These are the same people who used to love...

Letter: Still steaming over evacuation

Letter: Still steaming over evacuation

Anyone with half a brain would have known that the way to evacuate our troops from Afghanistan would be: American embassy and other Americans first — Afghanistan friendlies and helpers second —usable equipment third —THEN American troops. But, as...

Letter: Something to chew on

Letter: Something to chew on

In response to the letter by Mr. Wildermuth which appeared in The Lima News on Sunday, Sept. 19, I take this opportunity to pass on information which may be of interest. While corn is indeed used in the manufacturing of ethonol, our farmers rotate crops. The land is...

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