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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 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: Stock scare could tame trade recklessness

Editorial: Stock scare could tame trade recklessness

Stocks tanked last week amid signs of a worsening slowdown in Germany and China, and bond investors flashed the clearest signal yet that the U.S. is courting a self-inflicted recession. Hopefully these cries of alarm from financial markets will cause President Donald...

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Editorial: Pennsylvania doing something about gun violence

Editorial: Pennsylvania doing something about gun violence

After the mass shooting in Dayton, chanters crying “Do Something!” interrupted a speech by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. On Friday, after a bloody week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf did something — he signed an executive order to address...

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Akron Beacon Journal: DeWine finds a fair balance

Akron Beacon Journal: DeWine finds a fair balance

John Kasich didn’t warm many hearts at the Statehouse recently. The former governor addressed the proposals of his successor, Mike DeWine, for expanded background checks on gun sales and “safety protection orders” to keep guns out of the wrong hands....

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Editorial: Five tips for a safe school year

Editorial: Five tips for a safe school year

More than 1,170 fatal vehicle crashes were classified as school-transportation-related from 2006 to 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As children head back to school, it’s important to remind them how to stay safe, in...

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Commentary: At Woodstock, togetherness, harmony and peace

They were a generation getting back to the garden, the dirt and homegrown America. Their music blended soul, gospel, folk, country and rock. They would go on to start the health craze of the 1970s organic movement, and would later see the commercialization of the rock...

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Editorial: The odd and anachronistic Manson nostalgia

Editorial: The odd and anachronistic Manson nostalgia

The fear that hovered over Los Angeles in the wake of the August 1969 killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others has, with the passage of a half-century, evolved into an odd and unseemly nostalgia. Charles Manson and his pathetic band of hangers-on have sparked a...

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Bravo, Mr. President

It is done: At 10:25 Monday morning in the Rose Garden, President Donald Trump signed the bill, then handed the thick felt pen to tireless 9/11 advocate John Feal. Now the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, for the heroes and victims sickened by the destruction of the...

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Editorial: The incredible disappearing budget concern

Mirrors, smoke, sleight of hand, trap doors or false walls and distractions, these are the tools of the magician’s disappearing act. But a real-life wizard’s most powerful tool isn’t a gadget, it’s his audience’s willingness to suspend...

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COLUMNS

Cheryl Parson: Nine steps to a happier wintertime

Cheryl Parson: Nine steps to a happier wintertime

Although Labor Day seems like the beginning of fall, a week from tomorrow (September 23rd) is the season’s official first day. Since there’s still plenty of great autumn weather ahead, it’s a perfect time to get your home ready for winter’s...

Legal-Ease: Train noise and road blockage

Legal-Ease: Train noise and road blockage

Ohio is blessed with a rather extensive network of railroads. Therefore, Ohioans may encounter more train whistles and stopped trains than residents in other parts of the country. Those of us who grew up around trains may be more accommodating of the engine and...

Kathleen Parker: Through Mark Sanford’s looking glass

Kathleen Parker: Through Mark Sanford’s looking glass

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Once upon a time, Mark Sanford might have been a contender, but there’s too much water under the bridges that stretch from this city of steeples to his erstwhile home on Sullivan’s Island. The disgraced former South Carolina...

Ken Pollitz: Moving not always the adventure

Ken Pollitz: Moving not always the adventure

Though I am not easily persuaded by conspiracy theorists, I still found it peculiarly coincidental that all four of our grown and married children decided to move into new homes during the span of only four-and-a-half months. Of no surprise, one-by-one a communique...

Column: Real story behind Bolton’s ouster

Column: Real story behind Bolton’s ouster

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump was asked whom he talked with consistently about foreign affairs. “My primary consultant is myself,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have...

Lori Borgman: Sprinkle that doughnut dash with fun

Lori Borgman: Sprinkle that doughnut dash with fun

We conducted a Doughnut Dash not long ago. Our goal was to hit as many doughnut shops as possible and find the best doughnuts in town. It was a worthy Saturday morning endeavor, although the dash part of the Doughnut Dash was a misnomer. We had five little ones in...

George Will: Hong Kong’s summer of heroic dissent

George Will: Hong Kong’s summer of heroic dissent

HONG KONG — The masked men who recently tossed firebombs at Jimmy Lai’s home targeted one of this city’s foremost democracy advocates. Lai, a 71-year-old media billionaire, calls this summer’s ongoing protest “a martyrdom movement”...

Cal Thomas: Dealing with the Taliban devil

Cal Thomas: Dealing with the Taliban devil

President Trump was right to cancel a “secret” meeting with leaders of the Taliban and the Afghan government following two bomb attacks by the terrorist group that killed 10 civilians, an American soldier and a Romanian service member in heavily fortified...

John Grindrod: An octopus’ tentacles continue to stretch

John Grindrod: An octopus’ tentacles continue to stretch

When it comes to what Lima has to offer, of course, many would turn to the economy first, a topic recently covered in our hometown paper. However, there’s more that makes a town an attraction than just the job market. Quality local entertainment also plays a...

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Letter: Wondering about Rhodes project

Letter: Wondering about Rhodes project

Is anyone else out there weary of waiting for Rhodes State to build a campus in downtown Lima? There have been so many reasons given for a delay in beginning the project. Now the latest is a request for an alley to be acquired. To have this alley Rhodes wants three...

Letter: Animal advocates will show up in court

Letter: Animal advocates will show up in court

I am a “dog foster” and legal advocate for a rescue group known as Joseph’s Legacy in Middletown, Ohio. In October 2018, I wrote to The Lima News concerning what happened to a rescue dog named Evie that was in the Warren Correctional Institution. I...

Letter: Bring Uncle Sam back to July Fourth

Letter: Bring Uncle Sam back to July Fourth

Every July, my wife and sons travel from Columbus to Lima for the Star Spangled Spectacular. It’s a great show with the symphony and fireworks. We’re in town for at least a day, picking up Kewpees, Happy Daz or a bucket of Lee’s. Something missing...

Letter: Answering Jim Krumel’s proverbial glass question

Letter: Answering Jim Krumel’s proverbial glass question

I would like to respond to the question raised in Jim Krumel’s column, “Is the glass half empty or half full?” It seems to me that you answered the question yourself. “It depends on what you’re thirsty for.” Negative people see it...

Letter: A dinner we won’t forget

Letter: A dinner we won’t forget

My wife and I were finishing our dinner at the Old Barn Outback on Thursday, Aug. 16, when the hostess came to our table and asked my wife if she had her purse. My wife said yes. The hostess said she did not want my wife to lose what the hostess was about to give her....

Letter: Two faces of Terry Pierce

Letter: Two faces of Terry Pierce

So on its Sept. 6 front page, The Lima News prints the story of the maniac Terry Pierce from Spencerville, who endangers the lives of law enforcement and civilians, including children, and has to be stopped from continuing his carnage by members of SWAT. Then The Lima...

Letter: I don’t think I’m dangerous

Letter: I don’t think I’m dangerous

San Francisco has labeled me a terrorist, and Dr. Kelly Anspaugh has labeled me as a clear and present danger to society. Why? I am a gun owner and a lifetime member of the NRA. Personally, I do not think that I fall into either category and we should all probably...

Letter: Dog attacks; nothing done

Letter: Dog attacks; nothing done

I was taking my usual 2- to 3-mile walk in a subdivision that I have walked for nine years. I have been by this house and said hello to its occupants for many years. Their dogs are always out and quickly taken in or hooked up at last minute. On this day, however, I...

Letter: Wind, solar better than nuke

Letter: Wind, solar better than nuke

There may not be enough time to collect the required signatures on the petition to put the referendum against the law passed from HB 6 on the November 2020 ballot. But, a large majority of Ohio voters know how draconian the law is so the law will be rescinded then or...

Letter: Public needs to be aware

Letter: Public needs to be aware

James Powell’s letter in Your View on Tuesday, Sept. 3, was spot on (Cesspool of societal problems). To add to the article, I feel if we were to see the aftermath of an abortion the same as we see the aftermath of the murders by weapons that the news media is...

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