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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

Tell the story, Michael Laurita urges of his son, the sound of a proud father oozing from his voice.
And with that coaxing, 11-year-old Dominique talks about using a Bobcat to do his chores around the family farm outside of Vaughnsville.
“I love driving it … pushing dirt around,” Dom says.
Dad interjects, “The Bobcat is a

Family untangles world of genetic disorder

Tell the story, Michael Laurita urges of his son, the sound of a proud father oozing from his voice. And with that coaxing, 11-year-old Dominique talks about using a Bobcat to do his chores around the family farm outside of Vaughnsville. “I love driving it … pushing dirt around,” Dom says. Dad interjects, “The Bobcat is a

AUTO BRIEFFS Fuel saving tips for summer driving Want to save fuel on those long summer highway drives? Close the windows and turn the air conditioning on. That's just one of the useful — and frequently surprising — tips available from fueleconomy.gov, the go-to website for information on fuel economy. While running the air condit

Must-see show for farmers

At 9 p.m. Saturday, ABC will air “In An Instant” – the episode about a successful rescue from a grain bin. This is a must see for anyone working in agriculture or fire and rescue. It also shows just how dangerous routine farm work can be. — Daryl Bridenbaugh, Pandora

What does it take to get hired?

The NAACP is not govern by outside entities, therefore our organization can honor whoever we choose. Lima Schools Superintendent Jill Ackerman stated that Lima schools simply want the best educators possible and ethnicity is not a consideration. Ackerman has publicly stated that she wants more African-American educators but can't find any. The posi

Berger's ploy is insulting

Mayor Berger continues to insult African-Americans in Lima by side-stepping the real issues that face our community. His attempts to discredit me serves as an excuse to keep from engaging with the NAACP. Our membership would like to know when he has ever engaged with the NAACP to bring about systemic change to benefit the African-American community

Two hours can help a child I am thrilled that Phil Morton is now heading Allen County's Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Committee and to read about his effort to recruit mentors “to reach children early before they get in trouble.” (The Lima News, May 20) One of the DMC Committee's current initiatives is a Big Brothers Big Si

Just like that, it's over.
No more kids in high school.
Child No. 3, Alex, put on the graduation cap and flipped the tassel to the other side on Saturday night. He was pumped, as were the others in his class.
In the next few weeks, hundreds of high school students from around the region will go through a similar experience. An exciting world is

The Class of 2015: This is their stage, their time

Just like that, it's over. No more kids in high school. Child No. 3, Alex, put on the graduation cap and flipped the tassel to the other side on Saturday night. He was pumped, as were the others in his class. In the next few weeks, hundreds of high school students from around the region will go through a similar experience. An exciting world is

Naomi Clark will turn 90 next month. If you would ask her this Mother's Day about her proudest moments, the Lima woman would tell you it was raising six wonderful children.
Her kids, likewise, would tell you they feel blessed. …
… Blessed to have a mother who has been a teacher, pastor and best friend rolled into one.
… Blessed

Naomi Clark made an impression

Naomi Clark will turn 90 next month. If you would ask her this Mother's Day about her proudest moments, the Lima woman would tell you it was raising six wonderful children. Her kids, likewise, would tell you they feel blessed. … … Blessed to have a mother who has been a teacher, pastor and best friend rolled into one. … Blessed

GM sees electric as future

DETROIT _ General Motors declared that the auto industry's future is electric just as Americans' rekindled demand for pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers are driving the bulk of the automaker's profits. “The company believes the future is electric, with billions (of dollars) of investment to support an all-in-house approach to the development

Lima News drops ball

On or about April 15, I stopped by The Lima News and gave them a news release about International FOP Awareness Day on April 23, with my contact information and a phone number. FOP, fibrodysplasia ossifcans progressiva, is an ultra-rare condition that impacts just 1 in 2 million. FOP is a debilitating medical condition where rogue bone growth prog

Sitting on hands not a solution

It is with candid humility I would call into question the collective essence and argument of the “Their View” article of Julia M. Siefker, as contributing columnist, in the May 5 issue of The Lima News entitled, “Flood plan not 'good for whole.'” Not to discount the central core of the article, but the opening and closing o

Adam Henderson was quick with an answer when asked what was his favorite sport after he and Kelly Nadler were honored as The Lima News Scholar-Athletes of the Year on Monday night at OSU-Lima.
“Whatever is in season,” he said.
What was always in season for Leipsic's Nadler, Wapakoneta's Henderson and the 28 others honored on The Lima

Scholar-athletes honored

Adam Henderson was quick with an answer when asked what was his favorite sport after he and Kelly Nadler were honored as The Lima News Scholar-Athletes of the Year on Monday night at OSU-Lima. “Whatever is in season,” he said. What was always in season for Leipsic's Nadler, Wapakoneta's Henderson and the 28 others honored on The Lima

What a week for Craig Kelly of The Lima News.
It began with his passing the test to become an American citizen. The next day apple pie, patriotic music and a desk decorated in red, white and blue greeted Kelly, who moved here upon marrying his wife Beth, of Lima.
On Sunday, he was handed the Best News Reporter of the Year award for newspapers wit

Newspaper brings home 21 AP awards

What a week for Craig Kelly of The Lima News. It began with his passing the test to become an American citizen. The next day apple pie, patriotic music and a desk decorated in red, white and blue greeted Kelly, who moved here upon marrying his wife Beth, of Lima. On Sunday, he was handed the Best News Reporter of the Year award for newspapers wit

Auto briefs

GM triples CEO pay DETROIT _ General Motors paid chief Mary Barra $16.2 million in total compensation for 2014 in the first year the company's executive pay was free from government oversight. Her pay was more than triple the $5.2 million she made in 2013 because on Jan. 15, 2014, she was promoted from executive vice president for global product

Berger comments way out of line

I have never written anything like this before; however, when I read the article in The Lima News, “Berger doubts Fails' credibility,” I felt I had to respond. I have known Ronald Fails for many years and anyone else who knows him as I do, can attest to the fact he has spent his adult life helping people, not only African-Americans, bu





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