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ELECTION LETTERS

The deadline is noon Thursday, October 29, for having election related letters printed in the Your View feature of The Lima News for the November 3 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 The phone number is for verification purposes only and will not be published.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 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).

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Thank you, election workers

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Thank you, election workers

If you think it was stressful waiting for election boards around the country to count the millions of votes in the presidential election, imagine being the workers who were doing the counting. Or imagine being the poll workers who braved exposure to the coronavirus to...

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The Washington Post: Saudis must address human rights issues

The Washington Post: Saudis must address human rights issues

Saudi Arabia has spent millions in the past two years seeking to whitewash an image tarnished by war crimes in Yemen and the brutal repression of domestic dissent. The effort was meant to culminate this weekend as it hosted the summit of the Group of 20 nations in...

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Editorial: A ray of hope for the pandemic’s end — in 2021

On Monday, a still-divided America received some pandemic news that just about everyone can be happy about: An experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by drug manufacturer Pfizer and BioNTech, a German pharmaceutical company, is just weeks away from filing for federal...

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Editorial: Biden has an opportunity to lead

Editorial: Biden has an opportunity to lead

With the vote-counting now nearing its end, the results of this election were close but they were also clear. Democrat Joe Biden accomplished what only three other people have done since the age of FDR: He defeated a sitting president’s bid for a second term in...

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Editorial: Assumption of bad faith

Editorial: Assumption of bad faith

What are we to make of the confirmation hearings on Judge Amy Coney Barrett? How do we judge the process? Judge Barrett used the word “excruciating” to describe the nomination process and asked, “what sane person” would subject himself or...

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Editorial: Stay safe in winter

The warm summer months have given us a slight advantage in the fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. Being able to dine outdoors, visit at a distance outdoors and enjoy time in parks and wilderness all have let us use open spaces and fresh air to thwart transmission...

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VP debate awelcome returnto normal politcs

The vice-presidential debate, despite its limitations, felt like a breakthrough after the recent top-of-the-ticket atrocity. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris let each other speak, for the most part. They exchanged some intelligible opinions. They...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune: Trump’s UN (campaign) address

President Donald Trump gave a Tuesday campaign speech that blasted Beijing’s COVID-19 culpability, lauded his administration’s response to the pandemic and celebrated America’s abdication of the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal. No,...

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Editorial: Don’t call Ruth Bader Ginsburg a revolutionary

Editorial: Don’t call Ruth Bader Ginsburg a revolutionary

We join the nation in mourning the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her life of service to our country and its laws has rightly inspired millions who see this mighty woman as a representative of the best of America. But even as we begin mourning her passing and...

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Editorial: And we’re off! Don’t sit this one out.

Editorial: And we’re off! Don’t sit this one out.

American presidential elections go on too long. This one arguably began on July 28, 2017, just eight months after the election of President Donald Trump, when U.S. Rep. John Delaney of Maryland announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination. The early entry did...

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COLUMNS

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Thanks for people like Dolly Parton

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Thanks for people like Dolly Parton

Greed is good. That, you may recall, was the mantra of corporate raider Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film, “Wall Street.” It came to symbolize the rapacious gluttony of that era — and its rejection of the dewy-eyed idealism of the 1960s. Well, 1987 was a...

Jim Krumel: A Thanksgiving wedding, a match made in Ottoville

Jim Krumel: A Thanksgiving wedding, a match made in Ottoville

Some people would call Robert and Louise Miller’s 65-year marriage “a match made in heaven.” Others will tell you, perhaps only half jokingly, that it may rank even a step higher, that being “a match made in Ottoville.” The Miller...

David Trinko: A great big serving of gratitude for Thanksgiving

David Trinko: A great big serving of gratitude for Thanksgiving

It sounded unfathomable: Thanksgiving is canceled this year? Sure enough, my side of the family’s annual gathering of my parents, siblings and our respective branches of the family won’t be gathering for turkey Thursday. Coronavirus cooked that goose....

Cheryl Parson: What to do when check is in the mail

Cheryl Parson: What to do when check is in the mail

It’s all about the story. That’s what scammers sell, the story. If it’s a good enough story, they will use it again and again and again. And if it’s a really good one, scammers will tweak it, adding new features that enhance their efforts to...

Legal-Ease: Legal authority to issue and enforce quarantine orders

Legal-Ease: Legal authority to issue and enforce quarantine orders

Recently, we have heard about the “second wave” of virus infection that is apparently spreading right now. In response to this situation, our governor and the Ohio Department of Health have issued quarantine orders that preclude certain businesses from...

Mark Figley: Trump deserves right to challenge uncounted votes

Mark Figley: Trump deserves right to challenge uncounted votes

On election night, Donald Trump appeared to be on the verge of snatching victory from defeat just as he did in 2016. Then inexplicably, several swing states he was winning stopped counting votes without explanation. When voting resumed, Joe Biden magically began to...

Ken Pollitz: No canceling of Thanksgiving

Ken Pollitz: No canceling of Thanksgiving

Apparently, so I’ve surmised, somewhere in this vast country of ours resides a people group known as the “cancel culture.” Given our ongoing and restrictive pandemic, I’ve accumulated quite a few unused travel reward points through our credit...

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: Mr. DeWine: Where has money gone?

Letter: Mr. DeWine: Where has money gone?

In April Gov. Mike DeWine told the schools there would be a $700 million shortfall from Ohio to the schools, the consequences of COVID-19. In October of 2019 the Ohio legislature passed and Gov DeWine signed the Marketplace Facilitator law whereby any company doing...

Letter:Ohio should be thanking DeWine

Letter:Ohio should be thanking DeWine

For months now we’ve seen Gov. Mike DeWine severely chastised by Republicans in Ohio for the actions he’s taken to protect Ohioans from the coronavirus. He’s been called a RINO, a traitor, a tyrant, a fool, etc. This despite the fact that he’s...

Letter: Grateful for the man who stopped to help

Letter: Grateful for the man who stopped to help

My sisters and I want to express our thankfulness to a complete stranger. We don’t know his name or address. What we do know is that he is a Godsend, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Our mom recently fell in her garage. She laid on the garage floor...

Letter:

Letter:

The great Abraham Lincoln said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, you can fool all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” Donald Trump sure gave it a try. His place in history as one of our...

Letter: Trump shouldn’t concede until all ballots counted

Letter: Trump shouldn’t concede until all ballots counted

Larry Donaldson wants President Trump to concede the election. I was not aware it was over. Could he wait until all the ballots are counted? Could he wait until a winner is declared? Could he wait until all the votes by dead people are thrown out? Could he wait until...

Letter: Marxist Democrats will get what they deserve

Letter: Marxist Democrats will get what they deserve

I just watched a commentator on Fox News tell us that the election was fair and honest based on what the people running the ballot counting in the contested states were saying. Gosh, it is truly amazing that the same people who mysteriously found thousands of ballots...

Letter: Voters didn’t support Trump and his circus

Letter: Voters didn’t support Trump and his circus

Just a note about the election: The vote is a private exercise in the voting boothing. A good example is when the circus comes to town, everybody goes to see the elephants as they’re paraded down the street. Just because President Trump got large crowds...

Letter: Who is behind Biden election?

Letter: Who is behind Biden election?

What most people don’t realize is The Council on Foreign Relations, formed about 100 years ago, is hidden in plain site of the American people. It is a group of the wealthiest, most influential individuals including the media, Democrats, Republicans, Hollywood,...

Letter: Variety of opinions make the world turn

Letter: Variety of opinions make the world turn

This is in response to Jim Krumel’s column in Monday’s paper. As a professional librarian (retired), I respect the Opinion page of The Lima News. I agree with some opinions, and others make me furious. However, Freedom of the Press is what they represent....

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