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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 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).

Elijah Cummings was the bridge that connected people

Civil rights were at the core of politics for Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died early Thursday morning at the age of 68. He showed that it is not only OK, but necessary, to stand up for equality, regardless of how unpopular. Lawmakers in today’s acrimonious...

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Editorial: Memo to NBA: Don’t quit on freedom

Poor Daryl Morey. Just three days ago, the Houston Rockets general manager was best known for having one of the NBA’s winningest career records and for pioneering analytics in the sport. How was he to know that tweeting an image stating “Fight for freedom,...

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Canton Repository: Manufacturing alive and well inside Ohio

Canton Repository: Manufacturing alive and well inside Ohio

Last Friday was National Manufacturing Day. How did you celebrate? If you are like 1 of every 8 working Ohioans, you celebrated by going to your job in the manufacturing sector. Despite continuous claims to the contrary, “all the good manufacturing jobs”...

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Sandusky Register: U.S. Senate to vets: Drop dead

Sandusky Register: U.S. Senate to vets: Drop dead

There are times, we believe, when the truth sits in plain view but we cannot see it, and fallacies of patriotism are accepted and not questioned. Veterans suffering from life-threatening and terminal illnesses caused by exposure to toxic smoke from burn pits...

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Editorial roundup

Flu is serious business; get your shot The Marietta Times, Sept. 30 What is the most serious respiratory illness threat facing Americans today? If you answered “e-cigarettes” or “vaping,” we commend you for keeping up with current events. But...

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Former Allen County sheriff sentenced in extortion case

Former Allen County sheriff sentenced in extortion case

Most public officials are honest folks who wouldn’t take a nickle from the public coffers. You may not believe that, which is precisely why U.S. District Court Judge James Carr needed to show little leniency Thursday in sentencing former Allen County Sheriff Sam...

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Marietta Times: Tax cuts are helping

Marietta Times: Tax cuts are helping

It is mind-boggling some people believe allowing us to keep more of our own money, instead of sending it to Washington, is a bad idea. Yet some, presumably those who believe politicians are the best people to decide how our hard-earned cash is spent, say the 2017...

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Editorial: Donald Trump doesn’t dance, he steps on toes

Editorial: Donald Trump doesn’t dance, he steps on toes

Of all the places President Donald Trump could pick to spend a Sunday afternoon, why Wapakoneta? We can only speculate, but it may have something to do with job approval ratings and thanking a key backer of Trump’s stunning victory in 2016. Trump will be meeting...

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Editorial: Parental behavior threatens high school sports

Editorial: Parental behavior threatens high school sports

Which highly successful high school coach will be the next to say, “I’m done. I’ve had enough of parents.”? Equally as possible: Which coach, no matter the level of his or her successes on and off the field or court, will be forced out by an...

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COLUMNS

Kathleen Parker: Yet again, the truth outed

Kathleen Parker: Yet again, the truth outed

WASHINGTON — Shakespeare long ago wrote that “truth will out,” meaning that what’s true — by virtue of its basis in fact and logic — eventually will conquer the lie. Sometimes truth is so eager to be heard that it slips past the...

Jim Krumel: ‘Bullet proof kid’ is one story, tell us yours

Jim Krumel: ‘Bullet proof kid’ is one story, tell us yours

They called him “the bullet proof kid.” It was a handle the late Urban Fuerst of Delphos had hung on him when he was serving with the U.S. Army on the island of Luzon in the Philippines during World War II. Fuerst’s platoon came under sniper fire by...

David Trinko: World record attempt to celebrate Ada

David Trinko: World record attempt to celebrate Ada

Most of us have seen a person throw a football at a football stadium. But what about 1,000 people throwing a football, all at the same time? Friday may be the opportunity of a lifetime. Ada schools will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for most people throwing...

Legal-Ease: Numbers, numbers and business numbers

Legal-Ease: Numbers, numbers and business numbers

One of the most challenging downsides of our current technologically advanced society is the quantity of numbers and passwords we are required to use. Most of us have a Social Security number, and that number is different than our phone’s passcode, which is...

Michael Reagan: No one excelled in Dem debate

Michael Reagan: No one excelled in Dem debate

Twelve presidential wannabes standing in a row on stage for three hours. Three friendly liberal journalists under-handing softball questions to them. Tons of BS about free government healthcare and why Trump should be impeached. Until the personal shock I got at the...

Heidi Stevens: Work to end period poverty now

Heidi Stevens: Work to end period poverty now

Some day, across this great land, we will treat tampons and sanitary pads the way we do toilet paper. Cashiers won’t feel the need to obscure them in double or triple bags to save the purchaser certain humiliation. Public bathrooms will provide them in every...

Lori Borgman: Hotel has unusual amenities

Lori Borgman: Hotel has unusual amenities

We stayed at the Mark Twain Hotel in San Francisco on our honeymoon. It was very romantic. The room had a lovely view of the night sky. Not because it had a skylight, but because there was a hole in the ceiling. The first time we took the kids to the ocean, we stayed...

LETTERS

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Letter: It’s my right to own guns

Letter: It’s my right to own guns

I do not need a reason to own firearms. It is my right. The second amendment protects that right. I watched a few minutes of the Democrat debate and during those few minutes they complained that removing troops from Syria would open the door for Isis to now be a...

Letter: Headline knocking Trump laughable

Seeing the headline in The Lima News made me laugh out loud — “Trump’s presidency in peril.” Seriously? With all the accomplishments of the past 2 years and his amazing fan base, those words just sound ludicrous! Large crowds at rallies,...

Letter: Science and the role of evolution

Letter: Science and the role of evolution

This letter is in response to the Oct. 12 letter in The Lima News, “What science should know.” I hope I am not reading too much into the brief note when I say that the author seems to dismiss out of hand the work of scientist of various disciplines to...

Letter: Middle finger to Lima workers

Letter: Middle finger to Lima workers

As a longtime resident of Lima’s 2nd Ward, I am disappointed and maddened to find my councilman Sam McLean was involved in undermining the wage standards for workers in Lima and Allen County and using taxpayer benefits to do it. McLean and his partner in M &...

Letter: Non-public schools at root of problem

Letter: Non-public schools at root of problem

Public education has become a political football that has been kicked around a lot. Statistics seem to show that private/charter schools are statically no more successful than the public schools. Sometimes, they are less successful. Yet their unregulated private...

Letter: Introduce kids to live theatre

Letter: Introduce kids to live theatre

If you are looking for a fun time this weekend, catch Encore Theatre’s “The Jungle Book – KIDS”, a perfectly paced musical that tells the story of a boy that makes friends in the wild but finds tension among some of the animals that do not want...

Letter: A man of dignity? — Not!

Letter: A man of dignity? — Not!

“Kindness is more important that wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” Perhaps that is one of the more profound reasons why I will never remember the current White House occupant as being a person of wisdom. People often can be...

Letter: Getting real on guns

Letter: Getting real on guns

In response to Carl Liechty’s recent letter: “Gun enthusiasts need to get real.” First of all Carl, there are background checks at gun shows. Get real. Secondly, you can quote statistics till you are blue in the face from other countries, but this is...

Letter: Win at all costs

Letter: Win at all costs

It’s become painfully apparent the mantra of our country is “Win At Any Cost.” This pertains to sports, business and especially, politics. How else could people who voted for the current president look at his words and actions and not think, at the...

Letter: You’rea good group, Elida theater

Letter: You’rea good group, Elida theater

I think anyone who didn’t see the “Charlie Brown you’re a Good Man” musical really missed out. It was put on by the Elida High School theater group and was excellent. The students were fantastic and I’m sure a lot of hard work was put in...