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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: Abortions for all: City spends on symbolism

Editorial: Abortions for all: City spends on symbolism

Mayor de Blasio and the City Council have agreed to spend $250,000 to help women cover the cost of terminating pregnancies, announcing that New York City now becomes the “first city in the nation to directly fund abortion care.” Is this pragmatic...

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Editorial roundup

June 11, The Wall Street Journal on Democratic state Attorneys General suing to block T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint: Ten Democratic state Attorneys General on Tuesday sued to block T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint, and the timing was no coincidence. The...

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Editorial: Compromise needed on auto pollution standards

Editorial: Compromise needed on auto pollution standards

The world’s automakers want President Trump to strike a deal with California. Last week, 17 car companies, including General Motors, Ford, Honda and Toyota, sent a letter to the White House urging the president to find a middle ground in his planned rollback of...

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Toledo Blade: Camps stir interest of youth in factory jobs

Toledo Blade: Camps stir interest of youth in factory jobs

Manufacturing jobs, one of the pillars of northwest Ohio’s economy, aren’t the eye-candy careers that school-age children usually desire. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is trying to change that with a wave of camps aimed at fourth through eighth graders to stir...

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Editorial: If you know the D-Day story, share it, teach it.

Even the youngest soldiers who stormed the beaches at Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, and who live among us today are well into their 90s, so the 75th anniversary of D-Day was the final big observance before the memory barrier — the line that separates events...

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John-Clark Levin: What we can learn from D-Day’s leaders

John-Clark Levin: What we can learn from D-Day’s leaders

This year, the youngest draftees who invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944 are 90 years old. By now, our cultural understanding of D-Day focuses on the valor of those young men who fought and died on the beaches. The enduring image of the day is Robert F. Sargent’s...

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COLUMNS

Kathleen Parker: Watch out for falling rocks

Kathleen Parker: Watch out for falling rocks

WASHINGTON — Don’t breathe a word, but President Trump is up to something. His insulting, too-dumb-to-fail comments about four freshmen female members of Congress has the civilized world’s trousers in a twist, and it’s not a pretty sight. The...

John Grindrod: How easy is it to find an honest person?

John Grindrod: How easy is it to find an honest person?

It’s easy, I think, as we see the events unfold around us to lose a little faith in others. It seems daily there’s no shortage of people lying in wait to take advantage of any of our lapses in concentration. However, in my own case, I thankfully discovered...

Dr. Jessica Johnson: The value of a black Ariel

Dr. Jessica Johnson: The value of a black Ariel

The controversy surrounding Disney’s casting of Halle Bailey to play Ariel in the upcoming live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” has sparked a heated Twitter debate on cultural representation and race. The racial animus that has been hurled at...

Ron Lora: The value of learning American history

Ron Lora: The value of learning American history

We live in a time of heightened political passion and conflict. As populist tides are on the rise, our national political institutions have become increasingly dysfunctional. The federal government’s unwillingness to address our biggest challenges repeatedly...

Jim Krumel: The day Armstong surprised crowd, gave rare interview

Jim Krumel: The day Armstong surprised crowd, gave rare interview

Nearly 25 years have passed since that July 17, 1994, afternoon in New Knoxville. There were whispers that day about Neil Armstrong possibly attending the air show that was taking place at the newly built airport which bore his name. Few people believed it would...

Jay Ambrose: Minimal help through minimum wages

Jay Ambrose: Minimal help through minimum wages

If you’re thinking of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, you need maximum compassion, and liberals don’t have it. Promises of more money for lots of people can make voters ridiculously happy if they don’t understand that more for some...

Stephen L. Carter: I’m going to miss Ross Perot

Stephen L. Carter: I’m going to miss Ross Perot

Here’s my favorite memory of Ross Perot: During his 1992 run for the White House, he kept pointing out that Capitol Hill was the only workplace in America where the employees could park their cars but the owners couldn’t. Zing! “We’re the...

Jim Krumel Grapevine: Crown Equipment sold on e-commerce

Jim Krumel Grapevine: Crown Equipment sold on e-commerce

These are good times to be in the forklift business. Just check out New Bremen’s Crown Equipment. Its workforce has increased by 50 percent in the last five years to around 5,000 employees, making it one of Ohio’s fastest growing companies. Behind that...

David Trinko: Seeing words a sight for sore eyes

David Trinko: Seeing words a sight for sore eyes

I came home from the eye doctor a few days ago, and my phone buzzed. I pulled it out and realized something terrifying: I couldn’t read. My eyes were sensitive after my doctor dilated my eyes as part of a routine exam. (She found nothing out of the ordinary.)...

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Letter: Nursing homes and ‘Grandma Sue’

Letter: Nursing homes and ‘Grandma Sue’

What happened to “Grandma Sue” is very sad to be sure. But before this incident should have become national news, did the family take into consideration grandma’s condition? Elderly people are on a lot of medication which can cause the slightest bump...

Letter: Finally a president to be proud of

Letter: Finally a president to be proud of

We have had some debates for what they were worth. Just mutual raids on the treasury and the Constitution. We now see how far left the Democrats have gone. They are all for no borders, no laws. Throw the gates open. Who are their constituents? Certainly not the...

Letter: Homes offer quality care

Letter: Homes offer quality care

In 1998 I suffered a disabling stroke and am currently living in my third nursing home. Nursing Homes in this area have received bad publicity lately and I would like to say something about that. Just like the rest of you, I don’t know what happened in either...

Letter: Diversify your cable coverage

Letter: Diversify your cable coverage

A warning of the likelihood of things which are coming to pass or may come to pass. In our neighborhood is a Specter, a monster which has crept into our lives a little at a time and like an Octopus is slowly grabbing more and more of our lives. Yes, I’m...

Letter: Trump is for America

Letter: Trump is for America

Oh, how the Democrats hate President Trump. First, the children at the border were brought there by child traffickers. President Trump cannot give them to their families since their families sold them to the traffickers. The conditions would have been better if the...

Letter: Enough of Kaepernick

Letter: Enough of Kaepernick

I’m being “guilted.” I can’t wear the 13 star American flag because ex-quarterback Kaepernick is offended. It might offend certain groups in America. Are “they” Americans, really? They should be proud of wearing a symbol of the...

Letter — Missing: The American flag

Did anyone besides myself and a few others notice that “no” American flags were on staffs during the Democratic debates? Oh, yes, there was a lot of red, white and blue paint in the background. You could see red, white and blue garbage trucks, semi trucks...

Letter: We love our America

My wife and I stopped at Applebees for dinner on a recent Wednesday. While waiting for our server, we struck up a conversation with a couple across the aisle. A friendly talk about our families and our origins ensued. They had finished eating, and so, while our waiter...

Letter: We already pay enough

President Trump is had his big Fourth of July event. Now, the public is supposed to pay for it. I don’t remember the president asking us if we wanted to pay for it. It was his big event, so he should pay for it. I feel very uncomfortable paying for his event. I...

Letter: Mourning, not celebrating the 4th

Letter: Mourning, not celebrating the 4th

What has happened to America? America still exists, but in name only. President Lincoln once said that we would not be destroyed by a foreign country, but rather we would do it to ourselves. We the people have taken the greatest nation on earth and turned it into...