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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 The phone number is for verification purposes only and will not be published.

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Elyria Chronicle: Bad map, bad decision

Elyria Chronicle: Bad map, bad decision

At least Ohioans now have a pretty good idea which state legislative districts they’ll be voting in this year. Unfortunately, that’s not because the Ohio Redistricting Commission finally managed to draft a constitutional map for the districts. Rather,...

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Toledo Blade: Strengthen, uphold Reagan Tokes Law

Toledo Blade: Strengthen, uphold Reagan Tokes Law

If the rights of crime victims mean anything in the Ohio justice system, the Ohio Supreme Court must uphold the Reagan Tokes Law. Efforts to expand and clarify that law should be welcomed in the General Assembly. Victims too often remain forgotten in the justice...

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Toledo Blade: More frivolous impeachment follies

Toledo Blade: More frivolous impeachment follies

If anyone deserves to be impeached, it’s not Maureen O’Connor, the Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice. Instead the members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, and the state legislators behind them, ought to resign. Chief Justice O’Connor is doing her...

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New York Daily News: The new reading instruction emergency

New York Daily News: The new reading instruction emergency

Three consecutive chopped-up school years have had the expected effect on student learning. New research shows that growing numbers of kids are falling behind in reading, with Black and Hispanic as well as low-income and disabled children suffering the most. American...

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Ironton Tribune: Portman is a voice to heed on Ukraine

Ironton Tribune: Portman is a voice to heed on Ukraine

As the commander of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf War, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf was probably as well-versed in the skills of the battlefield as anyone, having led his nation and its allies to a victory in that conflict in mere weeks. However, the general knew that...

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COLUMNS

Jerry Zezima: Come and meet my stumbling feet

Jerry Zezima: Come and meet my stumbling feet

Even in his present condition (deceased since 1987), Fred Astaire is a better dancer than I am. In the movies, especially the ones with Ginger Rogers, Fred was the guy who was light on his feet. I am not even in home videos because I would be the guy who is heavy on...

Bill O’Brien: James Madison would love abortion ruling

Bill O’Brien: James Madison would love abortion ruling

When the U.S. Constitution was ratified June 21, 1788, the two men most responsible for its success were Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, who, along with John Jay, wrote The Federalist Papers. Four years later, they had markedly different approaches to...

Michael S. Lewis: Founders wouldn’t like Dobbs decision

Michael S. Lewis: Founders wouldn’t like Dobbs decision

What would the Founders think of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs? Say we do what Bill and Ted did in their “Excellent Adventure.” We jump into a phone-booth-shaped time machine and travel back to 1776 to find Thomas Jefferson and ask him about...

Kelsey Bolar: Humiliation of the tampon shortage of ‘22

Kelsey Bolar: Humiliation of the tampon shortage of ‘22

As if $5 a gallon gas, a baby formula shortage and record-high inflation weren’t stressful enough for American women, we now have another problem on our hands (or, more literally, in our pants): a tampon shortage. Nationwide, women are finding bare shelves in...

Holy Cow! History: America’s other Independence Day

Holy Cow! History: America’s other Independence Day

On a hot, muggy Thursday in early July 1776, a handful of men got together in Pennsylvania and declared their independence from Great Britain. But they weren’t meeting in Independence Hall, and Messrs. Franklin, Adams and Jefferson weren’t there. At least,...

Robin Abcarian: Abortion ban is just the first step

Robin Abcarian: Abortion ban is just the first step

Goodbye, legal right to abortion. Goodbye, separation of church and state. Goodbye, commonsense gun laws. Goodbye, Miranda rights. And that’s just the beginning. With a fundamentalist, conservative Supreme Court majority in charge, brace yourselves for the...

Michael Reagan: The sad descent of Disney

Michael Reagan: The sad descent of Disney

I cry to see what’s happened to Disney. When I was growing up – and until not that long ago – you knew you could trust Disney to make entertaining movies you could take your entire family to see. The Walt Disney Company became rich and powerful by...

David Trinko: The star of the show (in dad’s mind)

David Trinko: The star of the show (in dad’s mind)

My 13-year-old daughter was the star of the show this weekend in a children’s theater production. Her name wasn’t exactly at the top of the credits in the program. It was a few people down, but I know she was the star because she’s my daughter. I...

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: [email protected] ONLINE FORM: Click here to send a letter to the editor online.
Letter: Rising real estate taxes are real worry

Letter: Rising real estate taxes are real worry

I am seeing more and more complaints about the cost of gas. Granted, the price has risen sharply, but what is worse is the rise in our real estate taxes. My taxes went up over 35%. I have spoken with people whose went up higher and lower. I complained about it to the...

Letter: Fuel inflation could have been avoided

Letter: Fuel inflation could have been avoided

Whoopie and Larry D., along with many others, insist that the fuel price inflation was not caused by President Biden. Perhaps they need a reminder of three important facts: supply vs. demand is a basic tenant of economics, Trump’s goal for the U.S. was energy...

Letter: Why not change these three things?

Letter: Why not change these three things?

I’m in my 70s now, so I know I won’t see any major changes in my lifetime. If I could, one would be to bury all communication and electrical lines. These lines are tremendously costly to repair (in summer storms and winter ice). This will probably never...

Letter: Biden’s mistakes can not be overlooked

Letter: Biden’s mistakes can not be overlooked

With the Biden inflationary spiral out of control and diesel prices skyrocketing, economic pressures on our economy from food, housing and anything relying on truck transport is increasing exponentially. Smaller community rapid response services such as fire, police...

Letter: Gun control not the answer to school shootings

Letter: Gun control not the answer to school shootings

We had another terrible shooting in Texas where 14 innocent children and a teacher were murdered May 24. However, the loony liberals will be saying “gun control, gun control and gun control.” Well, gun control does not solve the problem! All gun control...

Letter: Just so many mistakes by Biden administration

Letter: Just so many mistakes by Biden administration

Some people in town have expressed outrage over someone displaying a large banner saying “(expletive) Joe Biden” on it. This is my response. I understand people being offended by a banner being displayed in town with a curse word on it. That is a phrase...

Letter: Children shouldn’t have to worry about the guns

Letter: Children shouldn’t have to worry about the guns

Someplace in America, we wait and wonder where will it happen next, where will we no longer hear the words from a child asking, “Would you like to try a taste of my mud pies?” “When are we going out to play pitch and catch?” “I...

Letter: Valuing the role her father played

Letter: Valuing the role her father played

I have a father in heaven, but God gave me an earthly father as well. My father was loving and there for me and my brother, Alan, always; though he was not perfect, only God is. No father is always right. They do the best they can on this earth. Not all dads love...

Letter: Ohio Redistricting Commission: Waste, fraud and abuse?

Letter: Ohio Redistricting Commission: Waste, fraud and abuse?

Four times our Ohio Redistricting Commission has failed to produce new district maps that meet the requirements. They paid how many tens of thousands of dollars for two out-of-state experts to produce maps that they then refused to use. The commission hired the two...

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