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The editorial board includes Kirk Dougal, Publisher (kdougal@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0371); Jim Krumel, Editor (jkrumel@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0391); and David Trinko, Managing Editor (dtrinko@aimmediamidwest.com, 567-242-0467).

Editorial: Memo to NBA: Don’t quit on freedom

Poor Daryl Morey. Just three days ago, the Houston Rockets general manager was best known for having one of the NBA’s winningest career records and for pioneering analytics in the sport. How was he to know that tweeting an image stating “Fight for freedom,...

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Canton Repository: Manufacturing alive and well inside Ohio

Canton Repository: Manufacturing alive and well inside Ohio

Last Friday was National Manufacturing Day. How did you celebrate? If you are like 1 of every 8 working Ohioans, you celebrated by going to your job in the manufacturing sector. Despite continuous claims to the contrary, “all the good manufacturing jobs”...

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Sandusky Register: U.S. Senate to vets: Drop dead

Sandusky Register: U.S. Senate to vets: Drop dead

There are times, we believe, when the truth sits in plain view but we cannot see it, and fallacies of patriotism are accepted and not questioned. Veterans suffering from life-threatening and terminal illnesses caused by exposure to toxic smoke from burn pits...

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Editorial roundup

Flu is serious business; get your shot The Marietta Times, Sept. 30 What is the most serious respiratory illness threat facing Americans today? If you answered “e-cigarettes” or “vaping,” we commend you for keeping up with current events. But...

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Former Allen County sheriff sentenced in extortion case

Former Allen County sheriff sentenced in extortion case

Most public officials are honest folks who wouldn’t take a nickle from the public coffers. You may not believe that, which is precisely why U.S. District Court Judge James Carr needed to show little leniency Thursday in sentencing former Allen County Sheriff Sam...

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Marietta Times: Tax cuts are helping

Marietta Times: Tax cuts are helping

It is mind-boggling some people believe allowing us to keep more of our own money, instead of sending it to Washington, is a bad idea. Yet some, presumably those who believe politicians are the best people to decide how our hard-earned cash is spent, say the 2017...

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Editorial: Donald Trump doesn’t dance, he steps on toes

Editorial: Donald Trump doesn’t dance, he steps on toes

Of all the places President Donald Trump could pick to spend a Sunday afternoon, why Wapakoneta? We can only speculate, but it may have something to do with job approval ratings and thanking a key backer of Trump’s stunning victory in 2016. Trump will be meeting...

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Editorial: Parental behavior threatens high school sports

Editorial: Parental behavior threatens high school sports

Which highly successful high school coach will be the next to say, “I’m done. I’ve had enough of parents.”? Equally as possible: Which coach, no matter the level of his or her successes on and off the field or court, will be forced out by an...

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Editorial: Auto antitrust probe will surely to flop

Editorial: Auto antitrust probe will surely to flop

The use of law-enforcement agencies for blatantly political purposes should be anathema in a healthy democracy. But President Donald Trump doesn’t agree, as evidenced by the announcement that the Justice Department has begun a baseless antitrust investigation of...

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COLUMNS

“Made in Ohio” is an international enterprise

“Made in Ohio” is an international enterprise

Alongside traffic and coffee, news radio is a staple of my morning commute. As I flip through the stations, I’ll sometimes hear a pundit lament that “Nothing is made in America anymore.” In reality, there are nearly 13 million manufacturing workers...

Legal-Ease: Ownership does not mean unlimited repair and use

Legal-Ease: Ownership does not mean unlimited repair and use

Growing up, most of us understood that what we owned was ours with which to do what we wanted. If we owned a bicycle, we could tear it apart to try to create a go-kart. If I purchased a car, I could replace its engine with a bigger or different engine, regardless of...

Jerry Zezima: It all comes out in the wash

Jerry Zezima: It all comes out in the wash

Because I don’t do laundry, even though I often air it in public, I am frequently in hot water. But I didn’t want my house to be in it, too, so I recently contracted to replace the water heater, which threatened to blow like Old Faithful and spray steaming...

Leonard Pitts Jr.: No place like home for the holidays

Leonard Pitts Jr.: No place like home for the holidays

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays. We know because Perry Como reminds us incessantly every year about this time. And because the airports become madhouses and the highways parking lots, so many of us trying to find their way back to that place...

Lori Borgman: Appreciation for comfort wear grows over the holidays

Lori Borgman: Appreciation for comfort wear grows over the holidays

The holidays are here, which means seasonal weight gain will be close behind. Or in front. Or both behind and in front. Some people are more gifted at even distribution than others. I’m one who tends to gain a few pounds around the holidays. The worst part is, I...

Minimum wagein Ohio well abovefederal level

Minimum wagein Ohio well abovefederal level

News from around Ohio: Pay floor: 57% of Ohio voters in 2006 approved changing Ohio’s constitution to increase the minimum wage with inflation. Next year, it will be $8.70 an hour, well above the federal rate of $7.25 that last changed in 2009 — a...

Column: Uncle Sam, health care a bad mix

Column: Uncle Sam, health care a bad mix

As a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives and a current businessman in Western Ohio, I have long supported making health-care coverage more affordable and accessible. The surest way to do that is through pragmatic, fiscally responsible policies that...

Ana Veciana-Suarez: Why limit thankfulness to one day a year?

Ana Veciana-Suarez: Why limit thankfulness to one day a year?

I’ve learned, through trial and error and a few horrid heartbreaks, that you can find a silver lining in almost any situation. Some circumstances have been more difficult than others, true, and these required the passage of time to reveal the good, but...

John Grindrod: A walk through Lima with Grace

John Grindrod: A walk through Lima with Grace

I think it easy when it comes to the arts not to recognize what a small town offers when you compare it to what larger cities produce. Certainly we do have our success stories as evidenced by LCC Graduate Tom Flynn, whose perseverance in pursuing his passion as a...

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Letter: Floating fish are a clue

Letter: Floating fish are a clue

This is the time of year when our local governments start stockpiling their salt for the winter. Allen County has 47,000 tons in storage and ready for use. What I have always wondered is what happens to the salt after it is spread on our streets and washed down or...

Unable to find hearings on TV

I live in Lima and depend on local broadcast television, among other sources, to be informed. These television outlets are violating their Federal Television license. Instead of televising gavel-to-gavel coverage U.S. Impeachment Hearings from the network, they run...

Letter: Life saved at football game

Letter: Life saved at football game

They say everyone has a guardian angel. On Oct. 25th I think mine came along at the perfect time. As I was leaving the Shawnee/Elida football game at halftime and was walking to my car, I blacked out in the high school parking lot. This Angel administered CPR and...

Letter: Beware of five socialist women

Letter: Beware of five socialist women

America wake up! If we really value our freedoms and rights that many in our families have fought for in the past and continue to fight for today, we need to start standing up against the Democrats and their dangerous socialists agenda. The future of our children and...

Letter: LPD serves in many ways

Letter: LPD serves in many ways

On Nov. 19 the Lima Police Department served the City of Lima. We do appreciate their good 24/7 protection and service, but this was a delicious spaghetti dinner. It was free and open to all. It was not a fund-raiser or a bake sale, but a pleasant meal served with...

Letter: Tough day made better

Letter: Tough day made better

After perusing the value menu on Nov. 17 at the Burger King on Elida Road, I told the cashier, “It’s my birthday, I’m going to treat myself to a Whopper and a cola.” Immediately, a lovely voice from behind me said to put it on her tab. Thinking...

Letter: A sad day in the USA

Letter: A sad day in the USA

Our country is torn apart. There is no balance, consistency, listening or sharing of ideas. Instead we have hate. There is no trust in Washington. I am saddened when I see the way our military is being put down after all the years our young men and women have given...

Letter: Good luck getting driver’s license

Letter: Good luck getting driver’s license

My Ohio driver’s license issued in Allen County on August 30, 2016, was expiring. I am an 87-year-old citizen living in a local retirement community, so I returned to the same licensing office. It took five visits and about a day of my time, and over $50 in...

Letter: Vote the person, not the party

Letter: Vote the person, not the party

I have been mulling over the Sunday, Nov. 10, article in The Lima News about the Republican stronghold in Northwest Ohio. Let me preface my concerns by saying that I am a registered Democrat (just to be different), but tend to vote for the person, not the party. I...

Letter: Hospital program a blast from the past

Letter: Hospital program a blast from the past

I read with interest the Oct. 29 story in The Lima News concerning the new medical education building being erected on the corner of West Market Street and Collett Street. Thanks to Mercy Health/St. Rita’s for reviving the internship/residency program that...

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