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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: No collusion found, but no closure for U.S.

Editorial: No collusion found, but no closure for U.S.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, released Thursday, lays out in anecdotes and legal analysis what U.S. Attorney General William Barr telegraphed in his March summary: There was no collusion with the Russians by candidate...

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Editorial: Time to throw down gauntlet on Roe vs. Wade

Editorial: Time to throw down gauntlet on Roe vs. Wade

This Easter Sunday arrives with Ohio enacting one of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the nation. Much of the credit belongs to Gov. Mike DeWine. He never flinched during his campaign in stating he would sign a heartbeat bill should the state legislature hand him...

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Commentary: How did the feds spend your taxes?

Commentary: How did the feds spend your taxes?

It’s nice to have more money in your pocket. And thanks to the 2017 tax cuts, the typical American is now paying less in taxes. But that’s not to say we’re not still sending a hefty sum of money to Washington. Tally up all the payroll and other taxes...

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Brownsville (Texas) Herald: With ACA, fix it and forget it

Brownsville (Texas) Herald: With ACA, fix it and forget it

Apparently emboldened by Attorney General William Barr’s summary report of Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation that declined to seek new indictments, President Trump and congressional Republicans have resurrected their attack on the Affordable...

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The ex-fed nobodysent: Lori Lightfootvs. Chicago corruption

During a March mayoral debate hosted by the Tribune Editorial Board, Lori Lightfoot made an unusually bold prediction for a Chicago politician on the stump. She said the law enforcement hammer would come down — soon and hard — on allegedly corrupt members...

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Editorial: Full funding in order for Great Lakes

The Akron Beacon Journal President Trump departed from his own budget plan last month — in a good way. During a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., he declared support for “full funding of $300 million” for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The White...

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Editorial: Drug pricing is a deadly national scandal

“Your money or your life!” was a laugh line in a radio skit by the comedian Jack Benny, who pretended to be a skinflint. To the robber’s demand, Benny replied, after a long pause, “I’m thinking. I’m thinking.” Today, your...

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COLUMNS

John Grindrod: Hey, what are those kids doing?

John Grindrod: Hey, what are those kids doing?

As I was driving on state Route 141, which connects Ironton and Gallipolis, while working on an unseasonably balmy late January day during our winter that seemed to set records for going from one extreme to another, I saw two boys in a field behind a ranch house. Now,...

Column: Mueller report: How not to obstruct justice

Column: Mueller report: How not to obstruct justice

There are many ways to understand special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-anticipated report. It confirms, for anyone left doubting, that Russia did indeed meddle in the 2016 election. It did not find evidence showing that President Donald Trump and his associates...

Barton Goldsmith: Learn to control your worry

Barton Goldsmith: Learn to control your worry

I don’t want to go all Zen on you, but the simple fact is that when our lives are in balance, we just feel better, get more done, and enjoy the journey a lot more. That being said, keeping things in balance can be challenging for even a Zen master, so you are in...

Jim Krumel: 12 things you never may have cared to know

Jim Krumel: 12 things you never may have cared to know

From the Department of Useless information: Poor McAllen, Texas. What a measurement to have wrapped around its belly. It’s being called the the fattest city in America by the website WalletHub, which strings all kinds of obscure data together to come up with...

Glenn Mollette: Easter: Think about life, death

Glenn Mollette: Easter: Think about life, death

Easter is an exciting day for Christians around the world. Churches around the globe look forward to celebrating the resurrection of Christ. Clergy persons look forward to a one day larger attendance. Church choirs and music programs try to shine brighter and give...

David Trinko: Finding our proper roles this Easter

David Trinko: Finding our proper roles this Easter

I was Peter. I was Pilate. I was both the bad thief and the good thief. Last weekend, at our church’s Palm Sunday services, I had the role of “speaker” in our three-person Passion play. When I first looked it over, I thought to myself, “There...

Legal-Ease: Giving our lives one good deed at a time

Legal-Ease: Giving our lives one good deed at a time

This weekend, many of us celebrate and appreciate the sacrifice that Jesus Christ gave 2,000 years ago by giving up his own life for our lives. Nowadays, the only people who may are regularly asked to give up their lives for others are our first responders and our...

Bill Ruane column: Keep St. Marys pride alive

Bill Ruane column: Keep St. Marys pride alive

The 2018-2019 school year has been filled with exciting accomplishments for the students of St. Marys City Schools. Consider: • On the state report card, the District ranked No.1 out of the 10 most similar districts on the performance index, which measures...

Kathleen Parker: Really? Tankers of water …

Kathleen Parker: Really? Tankers of water …

WASHINGTON — At least he recognized the urgency. As the world gasped in horror at the sight of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral burning in a cataclysmic moment, the president of the United States imparted these words of wisdom: “Perhaps flying water...

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Letter: RTA steps up to help schools

Letter: RTA steps up to help schools

Elida Schools is thankful to have the Allen County RTA as a partner in the transportation of students to/from school every day. RTA helps to fill the void that many districts have due to a lack of available drivers. RTA has also been a dependable and cost-effective...

Letter: OK for GOP, not Dems

Letter: OK for GOP, not Dems

Has anyone noticed that U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan is no longer concerned about the national deficit? He criticized President Obama daily about the national debt and assured us the GOP would balance the budget and decreases the deficit by a trillion dollars if it had...

Column: Four reasons I’m backing RTA

Column: Four reasons I’m backing RTA

I am supporting the RTA Levy for four very important reasons: • The late Alma Smith, and countless of other people like her who live and work in this community. Let me explain: Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a Harvard professor and former editor of the Harvard business...

Letter: Heartbeat bill a good thing

Letter: Heartbeat bill a good thing

I was absolutely horrified and angered at The Lima News, April 11, front page story about the “Heartbeat Bill.” What I can’t understand is how abortionist can pretend this is not a child they are murdering when it reflexes in pain as it’s being...

Letter: Community backs RTA

Letter: Community backs RTA

Unity for Allen County RTA levy is commendable This is a time of what seems to be great divisions in our country and sometimes even in our own Allen County. It seems far too often that politics and personal agendas get in the way of doing what is best for our...

Letter: Jim Jordan hard to understand

Letter: Jim Jordan hard to understand

I am still wondering about the recent Jim Jordan article in The Lima News. Why would our congressman be so upset about someone trying to make voting better? Never have understood that man. Sharon Horstman,Fort Jennings...

Letter: Words to song hold true today

A letter appeared in The Lima News titled, “Hello! Time for us to wake up.” It made me think of a song written by Victor Carstarphen, John Whitehead and Gene McFadden performed by the group Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes with lead singer, Teddy...

An article in The Lima News quotes an ODOT official as saying the RTA will be getting money from the state of Ohio. In that same article, Sheila Haney of RTA says they aren’t. More proof that RTA management is clueless. Count me as a no vote on their levy...

Letter:Yes, there is a difference

Letter:Yes, there is a difference

The Lima News recently published an opinion piece by Jonathan Bernstein of the Bloomberg News in which he claimed there is no difference between a democracy and a republic. Mr. Bernstein went so far as to call the claim “one of the age’s great crank...

Letter: Gun laws need common sense

Letter: Gun laws need common sense

Regarding the April 14 article in The Lima News — “Gun rights versus public safety: Proposed bill stirs debate” — I would first like to say that myself and many members in my family have concealed carry permits. I also agree 100% with the 2nd...