I was a part of The Lima News for most of my life. I had five family members and me who worked there — three in the pressroom and three in what we called the mailroom, even thou it wasn’t mail.
I’ve seen the downfall when newer management took over, tried drastic changes and cut corners where they shouldn’t have. The engine, aka the newspaper’s printing press, was one area where they cut corners. I saw so many times when the pressmen made repairs using duct tape and other things because they didn’t want to keep the press down long enough to get the parts needed.
That’s why it came to the day when the press broke down for good, and the company didn’t think buying a press to keep The Lima News printed in Lima was worth it. It’s very sad Lima is going to be without the daily paper.