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ELECTION LETTERS

The deadline is noon Thursday, October 28, for having election related letters printed in the Your View feature of The Lima News for the Nov. 2 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 The phone number is for verification purposes only and will not be published.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 Jim Krumel, Editor (jkrumel@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0391); and David Trinko, Managing Editor (dtrinko@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0467).

Editorial: Americans make use of their religious freedom

Editorial: Americans make use of their religious freedom

The Public Religion Research Institute has released its latest snapshot of the American religious landscape with data from 2020. It shows that America is still majority Christian, and that, despite shrill voices of the most aggrieved, Americans broadly enjoy healthy...

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New York Daily News: What to learn from Simone Biles

New York Daily News: What to learn from Simone Biles

Six Olympic medals and 25 more from world gymnastics championships is more than enough proof that Simone Biles is a young woman who knows how to withstand pressure and perform with the world watching. But something happened at the Olympics in Tokyo, not to her body...

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Absolutely noneed for CivilianClimate Corps

Absolutely noneed for CivilianClimate Corps

As the U.S. recovers from a pandemic, with workers in services and manufacturing in short supply across the economy, here’s what no one sensible thinks America urgently needs: a huge new federal Civilian Climate Corps. Yet that’s exactly what Democrats...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune: Get to the bottom of Jan. 6

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Get to the bottom of Jan. 6

On Jan. 6, Americans witnessed on live television what few could have imagined: a violent, real-time invasion of the U.S. Capitol as part of an attempt to halt the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next. It has taken until now, seven months later,...

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Hoping Portman’s right about compromise

As he continues to try to weave together a bipartisan infrastructure deal that will have the support of the Biden White House as well as the Democrats who want a bigger package and the Republicans who don’t want to bargain with them, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says...

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Editorial: Pelosi again chooses politics over integrity

Editorial: Pelosi again chooses politics over integrity

Nancy Pelosi had two choices in determining who would be part of a House committee that will meet next week to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. She could accept the five appointees made by minority House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy on Monday, and thus...

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Editorial: The case for vaccine mandates

In much of America, vaccine hesitancy has turned into vaccine defiance. Several states have banned or are considering banning demands by businesses that people show proof of vaccination. Tennessee — where only 38% of adults are fully inoculated and the COVID-19...

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DeSantis makes a buck as virus surges in Florida

As Florida faces one the highest rates of new coronavirus cases in the country, a more transmissible variant and millions of eligible Floridians have yet to be vaccinated, Gov. Ron DeSantis has found a way to make a buck from distrust in science and masks. His...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Bipartisanship to the rescue

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Bipartisanship to the rescue

President Joe Biden remembers when Congress worked differently. He’s not alone. And now, thanks to some old-fashioned political bargaining, the nation stands to benefit with a long-needed federal infrastructure plan. Getting to this point was far from a sure...

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Akron Beacon Journal: Better plan for school funding wins

Akron Beacon Journal: Better plan for school funding wins

When Ohio lawmakers decide to listen to the public in their budget process, they’ve proved they can make a positive difference. Some changes built into the $74.1 billion spending package known as House Bill 110 are sure winners. Other changes might only be...

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COLUMNS

Lori Borgman: Celebrating Thanksgiving with authentic flavor

Lori Borgman: Celebrating Thanksgiving with authentic flavor

Everyone has a dream, right? Some dreams are so big, you dare not think them out loud. But I did. I thought my dream out loud and now it is about to come true. We are having our Thanksgiving celebration outdoors. In the woods. Branches overhead and leaves underfoot....

Neil Winget: Friendship made on the ground, in the heavens

Neil Winget: Friendship made on the ground, in the heavens

They are all gone now, Dick, Smokey, Duke, and Chuck. All gone but me. We did something together that most people would never think of doing, or even believe possible. We built an airplane and we flew it. Now it is not unusual for enthusiasts to build their own...

Holy Cow! History: Thanksgiving, America’s original beer bash

Holy Cow! History: Thanksgiving, America’s original beer bash

A holiday question persists year after year, probably stretching all the way back to the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. “What are we going to do with all the uneaten turkey?” (For a full range of post-Thanksgiving turkey menu options, turn to...

Doyle McManus: Our oldest president just turned 79

Doyle McManus: Our oldest president just turned 79

Joe Biden turned 79 last Saturday. He’s beginning to look his age. The president walks a little more stiffly now. His diction, once clear, sometimes sounds a little blurry. His syntax has always been ragged; that hasn’t changed. Like most of us, he gets...

Tom Purcell: Give thanks for our blessings, big and small

Tom Purcell: Give thanks for our blessings, big and small

Because life is mostly made up of little experiences, occasionally interrupted by big events, it’s easy to take the little things for granted. But Shutterfly, the photography and image-sharing company, offers a list of 100 things, large and small, that we ought...

Jerry Zezima: Pillow talk

Jerry Zezima: Pillow talk

I am not a man to rest on my laurels, mainly because I don’t have any. But I am a guy who can’t help but rest on a burgeoning collection of popular items that are taking over not only the American home, but possibly the planet itself: Pillows. You...

Jim Krumel: Ohio couple in Michigan true to Buckeye roots

Jim Krumel: Ohio couple in Michigan true to Buckeye roots

Former Lima resident Jim Furlong loves sports. That’s worked out to be a good thing for him because it has taught him how to keep a scorecard. And when holidays such as Thanksgiving roll around, it’s a skill much needed. Furlong, 83, and his wife Donna are...

Jim Krumel: After 28 years at The Lima News, time to retire

Jim Krumel: After 28 years at The Lima News, time to retire

Three weeks from today will mark the 28th year I have been at The Lima News, the last 20 as its editor. We moved here with a son Joseph, who was ready to enter the first grade, and a baby daughter Emily that kept us up at night. I have often told people that Lima has...

Michael Reagan: The yahoos of Kenosha

Michael Reagan: The yahoos of Kenosha

On Thursday afternoon, as the country was still awaiting the decision on the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial, the yahoos outside the courthouse in Kenosha were ready to riot. Guilty, not guilty, hung jury or mistrial – it won’t matter to them what the...

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: Jessica Johnson a plus for The Lima News

Letter: Jessica Johnson a plus for The Lima News

I was pleased to read in the Nov. 6 edition of The Lima News another motivational column by Dr. Jessica Johnson, a lecturer in the English Department at OSU-Lima. The headline stated, “It’s not just the food, it’s the spiritual harvest.” Dr....

Letter: Care was a mixed bag

I was diagnosed with cancer and had surgery at Mercy Health on Oct. 8. I had to stay in the hospital for two days. The room I had was in pediatrics. I am a 58-year-old woman. The nurse was suppose to take me for a walk since I had surgery, but she would not do it....

Letter: Truth and the comfort zone

Letter: Truth and the comfort zone

Truth is the property of being in accord with fact or reality as the dictionary defines it. Unfortunately, we live in a world of comfort in which believing that which fails the test of truth provides too many with that zone of comfort. Truth is now being denied simply...

Letter: Anti-abortion crusade wrong

Letter: Anti-abortion crusade wrong

HB 408 bans all abortions at anytime during a pregnancy, and also turns citizens against each other by offering a $10,000 bounty to people who turn in their neighbors who may have assisted a pregnant woman with obtaining an abortion. Where one could get this abortion...

Letter: Redistricting is today’s sad joke

Letter: Redistricting is today’s sad joke

Recent articles and editorials in The Lima News have once again prompted me to write about the issues with the two-party system. One writer praises some who buck their party, but derides others for doing the same. I for one commend Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Liz...

Letter: The word of Khrushchev

Letter: The word of Khrushchev

I recently came across a quote from former premier of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev dated Sept. 29,1959. How much of his quote mirrors what’s happening now in our country. Decide for yourself, here is his quote: “Your children’s children will...

Letter: People are different – Celebrate the difference

Letter: People are different – Celebrate the difference

We have access to a lot of news on the local, state, regional and national levels. We all watch our TV but we only “watch” the same program. We do not “see” the same program. Each person will “see” with the eyes they own. The...

Letter: Thank You Shawnee Township

Letter: Thank You Shawnee Township

I would like to thank the residents of Shawnee Township for getting to the poles and casting the ballots. I believe that if we are to make positive change it starts at the local level, so thank you for voting. I would also like to thank my supporters for electing me a...

Letter: Elida’s “Leaving Iowa” Packs A Lot of Laughs!!

Letter: Elida’s “Leaving Iowa” Packs A Lot of Laughs!!

Name: Jim Patton Email: jamespatton99@gmail.com Address: 4351 Stemen St. – Elida, Ohio Elida High School took a lot of risks by presenting a very offbeat show in a very offbeat way and it pays off with huge laughs. “Leaving Iowa” is a story told...

Letter: Court ruling makes sense

Letter: Court ruling makes sense

Is solar and wind better than a natural gas combined-cycle power plant? According to the Minnesota appeals court August 24 case A19-0688 and A19-0704, the three judges unanimously ruled the natural gas plant is better for the economy and the environment. In a case...

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