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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 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).

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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Editorial: Trump’s visit to JSMC a victory for Lima region

Editorial: Trump’s visit to JSMC a victory for Lima region

Turn back the clock to Jan. 28, 2003. It was a dark day in Lima when the state announced the closure of the 88-year-old Lima Correctional Institution, putting nearly 500 people out of work and pulling an estimated $1 million out of the region’s economy. At that...

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COLUMNS

David Trinko: Finding your place (or five) in the world

David Trinko: Finding your place (or five) in the world

Our 10-year-old daughter was expected to be in five places at 7 p.m. on a recent Monday. She was slated to be at a dance class, a 4-H club meeting, softball practice, community theater practice and operate the sound system for a school play. Ah, those carefree days of...

Cheryl Parson: Don’t play ‘Words With a Con Man’

Cheryl Parson: Don’t play ‘Words With a Con Man’

WWF used to be the well-known initials of the World Wrestling Federation (think Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage) until the World Wildlife Fund sued it (the fund had already been using “WWF” in their marketing for years). More recently, though, the...

Andrew F. Quinlan: Time to end tax credit for electric vehicles

A majority of Americans believe that the economy is rigged in favor of powerful interests. They have good reason for believing so, as special interests routinely exploit an activist government to benefit themselves at the expense of the broader public. The recent...

Legal-Ease: Ohio bicycle laws

Legal-Ease: Ohio bicycle laws

Nice weather can lead many people to pull out bicycles, pump up the tires and hit the road to exercise and travel in an environmentally responsible fashion. Ohio’s laws concerning roadways and motor vehicles also generally apply to bicycles and their operation....

Richard Vetter: Student loans not my bill

ATHENS, Ohio — Not only have 45 million U.S. college students racked up more than $1.5 trillion in loan debt — more than the total for all outstanding credit card or car loan debt — more than 5 million student borrowers are delinquent or in default...

Ken Pollitz: Golf: It’s like riding a bike

Ken Pollitz: Golf: It’s like riding a bike

If there is such a phenomenon as muscle memory, should we allow for any deterioration over time and perhaps call it muscle dementia? Any perceived mastery of the game initially came as a result of being self-taught. As luck would have it, however, the core curriculum...

Lori Borgman: Recipes need some sifting

Lori Borgman: Recipes need some sifting

My girls complain about my recipes — not about how they taste, but about how they read. They say my writing leaves something to be desired. You know how well that goes over with a writer? Like yeast bread that doesn’t rise. Like a cake that falls and...

Carl P. Leubsdorf: Uncertain times for US, allies

Carl P. Leubsdorf: Uncertain times for US, allies

Seventy-five years ago, thousands of American and allied sailors, soldiers and aviators braved heavy seas and murderous German fire in the historic invasion that began the decisive campaign to end Nazi control of Europe. The success of the D-Day landings,...

Gary Presley: Alas, Old Toro, I knew ye well …

Gary Presley: Alas, Old Toro, I knew ye well …

It was time. When we got there, I asked Dr. Mills how old the old boy was. Let me look, his assistant said, checking something on the body. Twenty-eight years. Alas, Old Toro, I knew ye well. The time had come to get a new lawnmower. I’ve only known Old Toro...

Kathleen Parker: The Trumps storm the palace

Kathleen Parker: The Trumps storm the palace

WASHINGTON — If there was “great love all around” during President Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom, as he tweeted Monday, the participants royal and decidedly otherwise were deceptively discreet. From the coverage, one might have...

LETTERS

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Letter: Cuts to child care just hurt families

Letter: Cuts to child care just hurt families

Thank you, The Lima News, for covering local police chiefs reading to area kids highlighting possible state cuts to child care in our area (“Policy groups look to plateau child care rates”). As a pastor, I work with our congregation to make a difference...

Letter: Now I’m 81 and dumped

Letter: Now I’m 81 and dumped

Thank you to The Lima News for the article about WIMA morning radio. I was out of town for 10 days and was stunned not to hear my morning show with weather, sports and local interviews when I came back. I called the station and talked to a very nice program manager...

A step backward for women’s sports

A step backward for women’s sports

The Democrat controlled House of Representatives recently voted 236-173 in favor of the “Equality Act” which would require schools to include male athletes who identify as transgender to compete on female sports teams. This bill destroys the Civil Rights...

Letter: Take a walk on the wild side

Letter: Take a walk on the wild side

Since the summer has now officially begun, people are planning their summer vacations. There are many places in the state of Ohio to visit where you can get in touch with nature and the different species of animals that we share our planet with. Ohio has a few...

Letter: This is not the 1950s

Ohio’s House of Reprentatives gutted programs that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, while shoring up the aging nuclear and two coal fired plants built in 1955, claiming to reduce payment for consumers. Both nuclear and coal fired have been failing...

Letter: Closing a bar not the solution

Letter: Closing a bar not the solution

I read with interest about the controversy surrounding police calls to bars in Lima. The police and council need to come to a consensus of what calls are considered to be “qualifying calls for service.” The bars employ many people who pay taxes in Lima and...

Letter: One sick mind walking around

Letter: One sick mind walking around

Let there be Justice for Titus! Someone, somewhere knows who is responsible for the torture and burning of Titus! Whoever is responsible for this will escalate and will do the same to a human sooner than later! There is a large reward for turning the scum bag in. Turn...

Letter: Trump travels road to ruin

Letter: Trump travels road to ruin

It seems every day our mediocre president says or tweets or does something that, if done by anyone else, would be a reason to question their sanity. Trump lies on an every-minute basis and his Party and backers look the other way and give him a pass. He comments about...

Letter:Your vote did matter

Letter:Your vote did matter

This is a letter of “Thank You.” I wrote a letter asking for your vote for the RTA on the May ballot. Most of you did as I asked. I may have missed it but I have not seen a “thank you” letter in the paper. So I will do it for you. I know some...

Letter: Illusion or face full of Hillary?

Letter: Illusion or face full of Hillary?

Some think that it is an illusion that the tank plant remains open for business and continues to hire under President Trump’s expertise. It is not illusion that President Obama wanted to close the facility and lay off its competent workforce. It is also a fact...