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Jim Krumel

Position: Editor
E-Mail Address: jkrumel@limanews.com
Phone Number: 567-242-0391


About Jim Krumel

Oversees news operations

Latest Stories by Jim Krumel

Sometimes things work out for the best. Other times, you have to wonder why they happened at all.
One of the best Christmas stories this season occurred last weekend at the Taylor Kia automobile dealership in Lima. About 100 people had showed up around 7 p.m. for a $5,000 cash giveaway, which was the culmination of a nine-day long Black Friday sal

A deserving winner

Sometimes things work out for the best. Other times, you have to wonder why they happened at all. One of the best Christmas stories this season occurred last weekend at the Taylor Kia automobile dealership in Lima. About 100 people had showed up around 7 p.m. for a $5,000 cash giveaway, which was the culmination of a nine-day long Black Friday sal

“There's something happening here.” — Buffalo Springfield
“Can you feel it?” — The Jacksons
They have not stopped.
That's one of the most heartening things about the demonstrations against police brutality that began with the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August and renewed with a grand ju

Rainbow coalition of protests

“There's something happening here.” — Buffalo Springfield “Can you feel it?” — The Jacksons They have not stopped. That's one of the most heartening things about the demonstrations against police brutality that began with the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August and renewed with a grand ju

Shielding pets from violence

Rarely is there something in which every lawmaker agrees. A bill allowing animals to be included in domestic violence, stalking and other protection orders is one of those cases. The Ohio House voted 90-1 in its favor on Tuesday and the Senate blessed the proposal with a 32-0 vote on Wednesday, sending the bill to Gov. John Kasich who is expected

'Big Up's' for Quincy Simpson

I would like to give a Big Up's to first year Lima Senior High head basketball Coach Quincy Simpson. Under all the pressure, anticipation and excitement of this year's very talented team, Coach Simpson let these young men understand that the buck stops here. Mr. Simpson is setting the example that you either ride my way, or we ride without you. I

Rose Smith came into the office the other day wanting to let us know about Ginny Ley.
Smith has never met Ley, she told us, but a letter the Lima woman sent to Smith's 10-year-old son has meant so much to her.
The letter went like this:
“Dear Little Boy
“On Veterans Day, I was off work as I work for a county government office. I was

Letter special to Lima family

Rose Smith came into the office the other day wanting to let us know about Ginny Ley. Smith has never met Ley, she told us, but a letter the Lima woman sent to Smith's 10-year-old son has meant so much to her. The letter went like this: “Dear Little Boy “On Veterans Day, I was off work as I work for a county government office. I was

Fill 'er up! Gas dips below $2

Yes, we do believe in Santa Claus. And we want one of those gifts that can be found at OnCue Express in Oklahoma City. It was selling gasoline for $1.99 a gallon on Thursday making it the first gas station in the U.S. to sell gas below $2 per gallon since July 30, 2010. That's almost 4 ½ years. “We knew when we saw crude oil prices dr

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
There, I said it. And I will probably say it again many more times before the Christmas season is over.
No “Happy Holidays” here. Same goes with “Season's Greetings.”
About this time every year the debate pops up in the news concerning which greeting is more appropri

Why I don't say 'happy holidays'

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. There, I said it. And I will probably say it again many more times before the Christmas season is over. No “Happy Holidays” here. Same goes with “Season's Greetings.” About this time every year the debate pops up in the news concerning which greeting is more appropri

A bigger issue is being overlooked as salary increases and freezes are being bantered about Lima City Council's Finance Committee.
It has to do with the current top brass at City Hall, many who have held their jobs for more than 20 years. What happens when they decide to ride off into the sunset?
For instance:
Lima Mayor David Berger's salary wa

Lima needs clear salary plan

A bigger issue is being overlooked as salary increases and freezes are being bantered about Lima City Council's Finance Committee. It has to do with the current top brass at City Hall, many who have held their jobs for more than 20 years. What happens when they decide to ride off into the sunset? For instance: Lima Mayor David Berger's salary wa





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