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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).

Congress could help Trump address high prices of drugs

One reason the Rio Grande Valley is so popular among Winter Texans is the access to lower-priced drugs across the border. The same drugs can be found at a fraction of the U.S. cost, sometimes without a prescription. So we welcome President Trump’s efforts to...

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Jay Ambrose: Yes, the first President Bush was exceptional

Jay Ambrose: Yes, the first President Bush was exceptional

Oh, cut it out, some leftist critics have said of the adulation now being visited on the late President George H.W. Bush. But what they might want to do is learn from him. They might want to reflect on his courtesy, his kindness, his honesty, his forgiving nature, his...

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Akron Beacon Journal: Give Bush credit for noble vision

Akron Beacon Journal: Give Bush credit for noble vision

George H.W. Bush famously acknowledged that he didn’t have “the vision thing,” but that wasn’t entirely true. He had a vision of public service, of country above all, of how to govern at home and conduct affairs overseas. In office, he was a...

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Editorial: Who’s paying too much at the Apple App Store?

The U.S. Supreme Court took up a case Monday that millions of Americans have a stake in: a potential class-action lawsuit accusing Apple of gouging people who buy apps for their iPhones. But though Apple exerts an unwelcome amount of control over the apps market, the...

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Editorial: Congress should move forward on sentencing reform

Editorial: Congress should move forward on sentencing reform

Biased federal laws that have subjected a generation of African-American men to unfair, lengthy prison sentences may finally be reformed thanks to an unlikely ally in President Donald Trump. Who knows the motives of the president, who normally takes a hard-nosed...

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Editorial: Will Facebook face up to its failings?

Major corporations make big promises to potential customers. Beer companies sell refreshment. Insurance companies offer protection. Facebook, the social media network used by an astounding 68 percent of American adults, peddles a warmer, fuzzier concept: togetherness....

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Julia Scheeres: The betrayal of Jonestown

Julia Scheeres: The betrayal of Jonestown

Forty years ago, an American preacher and madman named Jim Jones orchestrated the largest mass murder in recorded history when he forced more than 900 men, women and children to drink a cyanide-laced punch at his eponymous settlement in Guyana. Early news reports...

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Editorial: Ivanka’s email scandal has a familiar moral

Ivanka Trump used her personal email account last year to handle as many as 100 discussions of official White House matters. If that doesn’t strike you as a rather ironic turn of events then fine-tune your antennae by looking up any old online video of her...

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Editorial: Please, Hillary, don’t do it

Dear Hillary, Don’t do it. Spare us all. Walk away. You may be dying to run for president again. But from all of us sporting those bumper stickers that say “Any functioning adult 2020”, we beg you: Don’t. Maybe our worries are premature. Maybe...

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COLUMNS

Jim Krumel: The day John Kasich wanted to race me

Jim Krumel: The day John Kasich wanted to race me

Well, we’re waking up today with a new governor occupying the Statehouse at 1 Capitol Square in Columbus. Out with the old — John Kasich — and in with the new, Mike DeWine. It’s a relief for me because now I won’t have to train anymore...

Kathleen Parker: That’s not me! Dealing with identity theft

Kathleen Parker: That’s not me! Dealing with identity theft

WASHINGTON — I’m betraying no secrets by observing that the government shutdown provides a window of opportunity for identity and electronic theft. Trust me, the crooks already know this. And, unfortunately, so do I. Short story: I decided to start...

Jay Ambrose: Trump dons presidential personality for a worthy cause

Jay Ambrose: Trump dons presidential personality for a worthy cause

Donald Trump can look like a president. He can act like a president. He can talk like a president. He proved as much in his Tuesday night TV speech on getting $5.7 billion for a more secure border, and you wanted to say to him, thank you, thank you and please never...

Michael Reagan: Donald Trump vs the crazies

Michael Reagan: Donald Trump vs the crazies

If for some strange reason you didn’t already know how much the liberal media hates President Trump, you found out last week. The Trump Hate Machine got revved up even before the president gave his national prime-time address Tuesday night about what he called...

David Trinko: Helpful suggestions in mourning suicides

David Trinko: Helpful suggestions in mourning suicides

People in our region react a variety of ways when they learn someone died by suicide. Some want to hide that fact, mourning privately and not telling anyone what happened or why. Others want to mourn in public, drawing attention to the circumstances leading someone to...

Legal-Ease: Warranties and out-of-business retailers

Legal-Ease: Warranties and out-of-business retailers

When any business closes, its commitments are typically cancelled along with the business itself. Whether or not the closing business actually files a case in bankruptcy court does not significantly affect the business’s obligations in the context of the...

Lori Borgman: Losing sleep over a new mattress

Lori Borgman: Losing sleep over a new mattress

Half a dozen or so of us were standing around the bed like you’d stand around a shiny new car someone just drove home from a dealership. We recently broke down and bought a new mattress and box springs. Our new mattress and box springs sit substantially higher...

Cal Thomas column: The Trump speech and the response

Cal Thomas column: The Trump speech and the response

Despite advance billing that President Trump’s border wall speech would break news and contain new information, it was mostly familiar rhetoric: criminals and drugs, rapists and murderers are coming to America and the wall is the only way to stop them. The...

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Letter: Fruits of a poisonous tree

Letter: Fruits of a poisonous tree

The Lima Chapter of the NAACP contends there was never a drug sale at 419 S. Collett and that not just part of the affidavit was a misstatement of fact, but the affidavit in its entirety was fabricated and false and was written and done intentionally by Lima Police...

Letter: Response to “How many more children must die?”

Letter: Response to “How many more children must die?”

Response to “How many more children must die?” While I totally understand the emotional impact surrounding the immigration debate, I’m just amazed at the lack of reality, or understanding, as to the true source of the problem. In most cases, as in...

Letter: $19 Million in 19 Days

Letter: $19 Million in 19 Days

For readers of The Lima News who are not aware, average Americans like you and me are now funding the famous wall. A GoFundMe account, started by an Air Force combat vet who is also a triple amputee, is up to $19 million dollars collected in 19 days. This crowdfunding...

Letter: Words used by the leader of the free world do matter

Letter: Words used by the leader of the free world do matter

It seems every day brings another chapter in what not to do as the leader of the free world. Since the current White House occupant has never had to answer to anyone until our country decided to place him in his current position, it looks like no one has ever sat the...

Letter: Make America believable again

Letter: Make America believable again

Let them eat cake. That being the people that work for the Federal government; un-working or laid off. Quote Washington: “They can make adjustments … they always do!” Sure they will make adjustments with their millions of dollars on hand....

Letter: Listen to the call, we need the wall

Letter: Listen to the call, we need the wall

The Democrats are saying we do not need a wall to protect our borders because we have technology. Well the problem is technology would detect illegals entering our country, but it does not stop them from coming in as a proper wall would. We need a barrier wall that...

Letter: A tiding of joy on Christmas Eve

Letter: A tiding of joy on Christmas Eve

My wife and I owe someone for making our day on Christmas Eve. We were having breakfast at Bob Evans on Cable Road and were about finished when our server told us someone had taken care of our bill. The server also thanked me for my service. To both of you, have a...

Letter: Handicap doesn’t mean you can be nasty

Letter: Handicap doesn’t mean you can be nasty

I would like to ask handicap people to have more respect for each other. I have had a few encounters with other handicapped people that have been rude, selfish and just plain nasty — twice over a parking place. One lady wanting my parking spot claimed she had...

Letter: How many more children must die?

Letter: How many more children must die?

An 8-year-old boy identified by Guatemalan authorities as Felipe Gomez died just before midnight on Christmas Eve. He and his father had been in the custody of U.S. customs and border patrol agents since Dec. 18. The cause of death is under investigation. Some...

Letter: Live Nativity scene all about Christmas

Letter: Live Nativity scene all about Christmas

The Lima News story on Christmas Eve about the live Nativity scene at St. John’s Catholic Church made for an execellent front page. To me it meant someone knew what Christmas is all about. At age 84, I can remember when every year there was a live Nativity. It...