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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.

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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).

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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Editorial: Cupp, Huffman get it right on school funding

Editorial: Cupp, Huffman get it right on school funding

House Speaker Bob Cupp and Senate President Matt Huffman are being lauded today for engineering a school-funding plan that made it into Ohio’s two-year budget. The praise given to the two lawmakers from Lima is well deserved. The state’s ability to deliver...

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Trump: Biden-Putin summit was ‘a good day for Russia’

Trump: Biden-Putin summit was ‘a good day for Russia’

Former President Donald Trump was no fan of President Joe Biden’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling their much-anticipated Geneva meeting “a good day for Russia.” The former president — who once said he trusted Putin more...

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Stimulus: Savings vs. spending

After a year of uncertainty and financial upheaval, Americans have become more thrifty. Most adult citizens received more than a thousand dollars of stimulus money from the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a survey from the New York...

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Biden wise to back awayfrom erasing student debt

Student loan borrowers hoping that President Joe Biden would forgive any significant portion of their debt are likely gnashing their teeth. The White House has left loan forgiveness out of its upcoming budget proposal, as the administration focuses on passing...

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Review needed of‘lab-leak’ theory

We don’t yet know where the virus that causes COVID-19, the disease that’s killed nearly 600,000 Americans and 3.5 million globally, came from. SARS-CoV-2 may well have crossed over from a wild animal in an unsanitary wet market in or around Wuhan, China....

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Thanks a millionfor Vax-a-Million

The statewide success of Gov. Mike DeWine’s Vax-a-Million campaign is a tribute to creative thinking by the governor and his staff and to DeWine himself for recognizing that this was the way to excite and energize Ohioans to go out and get vaccinated. Since...

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COLUMNS

David Trinko: Help wanted on the homefront

David Trinko: Help wanted on the homefront

There are jobs posted, if only someone wants to do the work. Yet every week, they remain unfilled. The boss has to do it himself, or his boss has to do it herself. Somehow the workers are still complaining they wish they had more money. Where’s the disconnect? I...

John Grindrod: Recollections of a father’s patience

John Grindrod: Recollections of a father’s patience

Despite my dad’s passing more than 40 years ago, I think of him often, which is not unusual, I realize. And, when I think of Dad, I often reflect on what he tried to teach me in my early years. My father created his own template for what he thought I should know...

Reghan Winkler: The Lima region’s top 5 scams of 2021

Reghan Winkler: The Lima region’s top 5 scams of 2021

In an Internet-reliant, interconnected world, the methods and reasons fraudsters use to trick people are constantly changing. Scammers monitor the news to take advantage of whatever chaos and current information may be effective in convincing people to part ways with...

Legal-Ease: Ending residential leases; 3-day and 30-day notices

Legal-Ease: Ending residential leases; 3-day and 30-day notices

Residential (property within which people live) leases are subject to more strict rules than leases involving industrial, commercial or farm property. Those rules include rules on how residential leases can legally end. Although the law does not prescribe it, most...

Ron Lora: Offering hope for the new year

Ron Lora: Offering hope for the new year

We now enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed more than 800,000 American lives. All around us evidence exists that the climate crisis is growing. We continue our obsession with guns and daily experience deadly violence. Politically, we are...

Jerry Zezima: The vinyl answer about the fab floor

Jerry Zezima: The vinyl answer about the fab floor

This old man, he is dumb, he played knickknack with some rum. The geezer in question is, naturally, yours truly. And I am floored to tell you that in order to get new flooring in the dining room and the living room of my house, I moved approximately 1,387 knickknacks,...

Lori Borgman: Two’s Day is coming, Two’s Day is coming

Lori Borgman: Two’s Day is coming, Two’s Day is coming

If you’re wondering what exciting things you can look forward to in the new year, you’ve come to the right place. Feb. 22, 2022 (2/22/22) will fall on a Tuesday, thereby making it 2’s day, or Two’s Day. The husband sent a text to the entire...

Shaun McCutcheon: Riots were caused by anti-speech democrats

Shaun McCutcheon: Riots were caused by anti-speech democrats

Stuck in a lingering COVID-19 pandemic and with emerging problems like inflation, many Americans don’t care about last year’s Capitol riots in Washington. And they certainly care more about economic issues than marking the one-year anniversary of the Jan....

Karen Hobert Flynn: Insurrection was an assault on truth, rule of law

Karen Hobert Flynn: Insurrection was an assault on truth, rule of law

One year ago, a violent, racist mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in a brazen attempt to overturn the 2020 election. We deserve the truth about the causes behind the attack that left numerous fatalities and many others seriously injured. However, the reverberations from...

Mark Figley: A litany of Biden’s tall tales

Mark Figley: A litany of Biden’s tall tales

After having not even completed one year in office, Joe Biden has proven that he is the worst president in U.S. history. This likely makes former President Jimmy Carter the happiest man in the world, since he previously held the distinction. While Carter made a mess...

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: Time in ditch proves great people still exist

Letter: Time in ditch proves great people still exist

Christmas evening, I was backing out of a driveway on West Hume Road. It was so dark that I misjudged the length of the drive and backed into the ditch. I was stuck there with my flashers on. I didn’t want to call any members of my family or a tow truck driver...

Letter: Glad gambling allowed in local small businesses

Letter: Glad gambling allowed in local small businesses

For too long, small businesses like mine have tried and failed to convince politicians in Columbus to let us benefit from expanded gambling. We just saw our losing streak end, when Ohio finally passed a law to allow businesses like mine to offer sports betting to...

Letter: Community supported donations to Kentucky

Letter: Community supported donations to Kentucky

There are no words to express the way I feel about what happened last Sunday. I prayed and asked God to let me give back for my birthday next week and fill a bus to take items for those in need to Kentucky. I have so much to thank him for. Sunday was beyond amazing....

Green Baysweep coup

In his recently published memoir, Peter Navarro, then-President Donald Trump’s trade advisor, details how he stayed in close contact with Steve Bannon, Trump’s former White House Chief Strategist, as they put the“Green Bay Sweep” into motion...

Letter: Grateful for the care during COVID recovery

Letter: Grateful for the care during COVID recovery

I want to thank the staff at Mercy Health-St Rita’s for the great care that I received recently when I had to be admitted for COVID-19. The nurses were excellent, and the physicians never seemed hurried. Everyone took the time to explain what was happening or...

Letteer: 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: Group in tune with Christmas

I would like to thank the members of the New Covenant Mennonite Church who came caroling at my home Sunday evening. Your performance was superb. With all the bad you see in this world today, your songs showed me that at least some people show the Spirit of Christmas...

Letter: Pack the bus for Kentucky

There will be a bus parked at Westgate Entertainment center on Sunday, Dec. 26, for items to be sent to tornado victims in Kentucky. The bus will be there from 1 pm to 6 pm. It can be filled with every kind of item. Everything from clothes to non-perishable items....

Letter:

Letter:

On the day Jim Jordan flew into Lima to address the so called Medical Feedom Group, Dec. 15, the following was reported in the paper: • 162 new cases on that day in 5 area counties. • There has been 791 deaths in our area. Nationwide, 118,000 a day....

Letter: Don’t fall into the trap

Letter: Don’t fall into the trap

Stop: Before you consult the internet about Covid, talk with your family doctor and knowing health officials! The internet is full of all kinds of people who know nothing. They are lying to put fear into people about our wonderful country the United States of America....

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