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 ([email protected], 567-242-0371); Jim Krumel, Editor ([email protected], 567-242-0391); and Thomas J. Lucente Jr., Night Editor ([email protected], 567-242-0398).

Orange County (Calif.) Register: US economic freedom not so exceptional

SEPT. 22, 2016 — Since the birth of our nation 240 years ago, America has been held up as a beacon of liberty for the ...

September 27, 2016 | 

The patriotism of dissent

SEPT. 22, 2016 — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started it all by sitting during the national anthem at a preseason game to protest ...

September 26, 2016 | 

Editorial: Delaying release of police tapes is serving who?

Both Lima Police Chief Kevin Martin and the Rev. Lamont Monford of the Black Ministerial Alliance are on record as embracing the use of police ...

September 25, 2016 | 

Jonah Goldberg: Clinton’s personality, Trump’s policy expertise open to debate

Monday we will see Hillary Clinton battle Donald Trump in their first presidential debate. It’s difficult to capture the otherworldliness of it all. Most of ...

September 24, 2016 | 

Editorial: I-75 project worth the headaches

Goodbye, orange barrels on Interstate 75. We’ve gotten to be good friends over the last four years. Farewell, narrowed lanes through the construction zone. You ...

September 24, 2016 | 

Chicago Tribune: The Terror and triumph

In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out from England to do what explorers did then and still do today: find a shortcut to shrink the ...

September 23, 2016 | 

Orange County Register: Price controls not a bowl of cherries

SEPT. 16 — The Great Depression was notorious for its ill-conceived government interventions to prop up prices and “create” jobs through unnecessary and unproductive make-work ...

September 22, 2016 | 

Chicago Tribune: Russian hacking: Payback for Rio? Da

SEPT. 15, 2016 — Russia paid a stiff price for cheating its way to medals in past Olympics. With its state-sponsored doping program exposed, the ...

September 20, 2016 | 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Senate puts the heat on Backpage.com to halt human trafficking

SEPT. 16, 2016 — If Backpage.com limited its online classified advertising to core services — auto repair, second-hand merchandise sales and honest jobs — chances ...

September 19, 2016 | 

Editorial: Sheriff Crish, avoid appearance of impropriety

We’re concerned about what Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish’s apparent investigation by the FBI might mean for the county and for the man. First, we ...

September 18, 2016 | 


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Letter: Technology in the cloud

As a member of the Ohio Board of Regents, one of my duties is to make sure we are preparing students for the next generation ...

September 27, 2016 | 

Letter: Trump doesn’t walk a party line

History repeats itself, as is the case with this election cycle. When Republican Barry Goldwater ran for President in 1964, he was viciously attacked by ...

September 27, 2016 | 

Letter: Time for Jeff Grey to say good-bye

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey should show some honor and decency and resign. Under Grey’s tenure, Mercer County has become a cesspool of crime and ...

September 27, 2016 | 

Letter: Thanks a bunch for the lunch

I want to thank the man who paid for my order at the drive thru at the Shawnee McDonalds on a Wednesday. I was very ...

September 27, 2016 | 

Letter:L Lima school levy doesn’t increase taxes

As an employer in the City of Lima, we require qualified people to do the job. There is no substitute for a good education. It ...

September 26, 2016 | 

Letter: Great actor takes final bow

Encore Theatre, one of Lima’s brightest jewels, is located on a two-way street — an avenue for actors to perform and a place where patrons ...

September 24, 2016 | 

Letter: One: Be quiet; Other: clean up

Here we go again. Mr. Trump is putting down more people. This time it’s our police departments across this great country. Mr. Trump needs to ...

September 24, 2016 | 

Letter: Traffic light needed, not a study

What is it going to take for Allen East to get something done at the state Route 309 and Napoleon Road intersection? As you look ...

September 24, 2016 | 

Letter: Why we don’t need more taxes

Tim DeHaven avoids prison. I find this quite comical that this man pounded the drum on TV and radio several years ago for everyone to ...

September 24, 2016 | 

Letter: Dems, GOP have failed us

For many loyal Democrats and Republicans, it seems to be this year, a choice between the lesser of two evils. However, there is an actual ...

September 23, 2016 |