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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).

Commentary: How did the feds spend your taxes?

Commentary: How did the feds spend your taxes?

It’s nice to have more money in your pocket. And thanks to the 2017 tax cuts, the typical American is now paying less in taxes. But that’s not to say we’re not still sending a hefty sum of money to Washington. Tally up all the payroll and other taxes...

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Brownsville (Texas) Herald: With ACA, fix it and forget it

Brownsville (Texas) Herald: With ACA, fix it and forget it

Apparently emboldened by Attorney General William Barr’s summary report of Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation that declined to seek new indictments, President Trump and congressional Republicans have resurrected their attack on the Affordable...

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The ex-fed nobodysent: Lori Lightfootvs. Chicago corruption

During a March mayoral debate hosted by the Tribune Editorial Board, Lori Lightfoot made an unusually bold prediction for a Chicago politician on the stump. She said the law enforcement hammer would come down — soon and hard — on allegedly corrupt members...

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Editorial: Full funding in order for Great Lakes

The Akron Beacon Journal President Trump departed from his own budget plan last month — in a good way. During a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., he declared support for “full funding of $300 million” for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The White...

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Editorial: Drug pricing is a deadly national scandal

“Your money or your life!” was a laugh line in a radio skit by the comedian Jack Benny, who pretended to be a skinflint. To the robber’s demand, Benny replied, after a long pause, “I’m thinking. I’m thinking.” Today, your...

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COLUMNS

Raul Ascunce: This beautifully engineered piece of art

Raul Ascunce: This beautifully engineered piece of art

There is beauty in simplicity: an apple, a cool breeze, the sound of water, my S.A.T. scores. (Not to brag, but I think they were in the double digits, nice and simple.) But there is also beauty in complexity: teenagers, the Argentine Tango, why you can’t sneeze...

Ann McFeatters: Why politics matters

Ann McFeatters: Why politics matters

WASHINGTON — Anyone who thinks politics is something arcane that happens in Washington or the state capital and has nothing to do with real life got a jolt in recent days. Donald Trump has begun, in earnest, a trade war with China that will affect millions of...

Lori Borgman: Why mothers might worry

Lori Borgman: Why mothers might worry

Our kids are in their 30s now. It’s the big exhale. They’re grown, finished with school, settled in solid marriages and raising kids of their own. Everything is good. Everybody is on track. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the bathroom scale...

Kathleen Parker:

Kathleen Parker:

WASHINGTON — Growing up in the 1950s and ’60s, there was no avoiding the adorable Doris Day. She was cute as a bug, wholesome, winsome and adored, at least in movies, by the swooning-est leading men in Hollywood — Rock Hudson, Cary Grant and Clark...

Chris Erskine: Mom, the only one a robot can’t replace

Chris Erskine: Mom, the only one a robot can’t replace

These mothers and their meals … . They stop by a few times a month to feed us, to ensure that my son and I are alive. As I’ve noted recently, the house looks like a honky-tonk. I’m thinking of putting down AstroTurf in the living room just to give it...

Column: Anti-tobacco crusaders trade on fear, not facts

Column: Anti-tobacco crusaders trade on fear, not facts

Walmart added momentum to the Tobacco 21 movement by announcing recently that it would raise the minimum age for tobacco sales in July. So far this year the number of T-21 states has doubled to 12, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for...

Column: A tale of two celebrities

Column: A tale of two celebrities

In pleading guilty in the college bribery scandal, Felicity Huffman acted like a regular person Huffman did a terrible thing. She paid $15,000 to boost her daughter’s SAT scores so that the young woman could get into an elite university. On Monday, Huffman went...

John Grindrod: For Milford retired couple, the vacation never ends

John Grindrod: For Milford retired couple, the vacation never ends

Last week, I teased a story from my recent trip to Ireland, one which shows that, despite the fact that many as they age are a bit timid when it comes to making big lifestyle changes, that isn’t always the case. When Jane and I coach tour, we like the back...

Jerry Zezima: My four decades of lip shtick

Jerry Zezima: My four decades of lip shtick

As a man who has sported a mustache for the past 40 years, following in the grand tradition of such hirsute heroes as Mark Twain, Groucho Marx and my late grandmother, it gives me great pleasure and a persistent itching sensation to announce that I was recently named...

Kenneth Blackwell: Banking solution, no solution

If you like unnecessarily long lines, surly clerks, and terrible service, then you’re probably going to love the latest idea to come from the fevered minds of some of the most radical Democrats in Congress. Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria...

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Letter: America being destroyed from within

Letter: America being destroyed from within

With each passing day, I’m shocked and sickened by the depraved and evil will of the Democrat party. The new socialist Democrat’s vision for America is nothing short of pure insanity. How can any true American support the ideals the left now fully...

Letter: Barr, others need to go

Letter: Barr, others need to go

After watching the Mueller report on TV, it really showed how our government is not for the American people. It showed Attorney General Barr really misled the American people. You could really see Barr was there to make the president look good. Barr and the president...

Letter: Our veterans deserve better

Letter: Our veterans deserve better

This might be the shortest letter ever …TBI, PTSD … killers of our vetererans … left undiagnosed, no excuse … left unnoticed; unforgivable. Loretta Wood, Lima...

Letter: Not my kind of circus

The Garden Bros. Circus is coming to Lima on Wednesday. The show features among other acts, elephants and camels. Cities have canceled Garden Bros. who have many aliases, or barred it from performing with animals because they have criminal charges for animal cruelty,...

Letter: ‘Farce of Habit’ lifts your spirits

Letter: ‘Farce of Habit’ lifts your spirits

If this dreary weather is getting you down, and you need a laugh, “Farce of Habit” at Encore Theatre is a must-see. The show, featuring veterans and some new to the stage, does physical comedy at its best! A little Southern accent, family conflict and...

Letter: Franklin Graham is a tireless leader

Letter: Franklin Graham is a tireless leader

On April 29th two items on the Opinion page were published using the tired contentions that both the president and Franklin Graham are “racist, and all other hateful words. As for the Leonard Pitts piece, his words baffle me when there is so much evidence to the...

Letter: Trump has economy on track

Letter: Trump has economy on track

I wonder what world the people who have been writing letters disparaging President Trump live in. How can they ignore the fact that unemployment is at its lowest level in more than 12 years. How can they ignore the fact that US manufacturing is having a rebirth and...

Letter: Grateful for voters supporting RTA levy

Letter: Grateful for voters supporting RTA levy

As the president of the Allen County Regional Transit Authority board, I’d like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the community for the strong show of support in passing the sales tax levy on election day. I recognize the deep level of trust taxpayers place...

Letter: CDBG review needs 5th, 6th wards on board

Letter: CDBG review needs 5th, 6th wards on board

I would like to applaud Jamie Dixon, Carla Thompson and Derry Glenn for shedding light on the way CDBG money is spent. Over 20 years ago, when we had the Weed and Seed program, the same problems existed then that exist today with CDBG allocations. The primary goals...

Letter: Humble gratitude from an RTA rider

Letter: Humble gratitude from an RTA rider

I cannot thank the voters of Allen County enough for passing the Allen County Regional Transit Authority levy. You don’t know what this means for those who depend on the bus for transportation. I myself depend on the bus for grocery shopping and doctor’s...