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 should not disengage from Cuba in wake of Castro’s death

NOV. 29, 2016 — With the passing of Fidel Castro, American policy toward Cuba is back in the spotlight. The small island nation just 90 ...

December 2, 2016 | 

Pope underlines the golden rule

Pope Francis’ characterization of worldwide tensions based largely on race and ethnicity couldn’t be more on point. The leader of the world’s Roman Catholic community ...

December 1, 2016 | 

Orange County (Calif.) Register: Donald Trump should think through Russian policy

One of Donald Trump’s most important, dramatic and concrete promises is to build a partnership with Russia. Under president Obama, relations with Moscow plummeted to ...

December 1, 2016 | 

Editorial: In 60 seconds at Ohio State, so much happened

Monday morning’s believed terrorist attack on the campus of The Ohio State University was over shortly after it began. But in the 60 seconds it ...

November 30, 2016 | 

Chicago Tribune: What Trump should do about his business empire

Barack Obama was a senator, George W. Bush was a governor, Dwight Eisenhower was a general. The typical president-elect comes to the White House knowing ...

November 29, 2016 | 

Orange County (Calif.) Register: AG pick Sessions should moderate his approach to marijuana

NOV. 23, 2016 — President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to be attorney general of the United States rightly has proponents of ...

November 28, 2016 | 

Editorial: Motorists need tired truckers off the highway

During a period when semi-truck crash fatalities exploded past 4,000 for the first time in seven years, legislation could sneak past Congress that would allow ...

November 27, 2016 | 

Editorial: Ohio Supreme Court right; web retailers should pay tax

Monday marks Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving when online retailers hope you’ll click it and ship it with your gift ideas. The Ohio Supreme ...

November 26, 2016 | 

Editorial: Remain calm, keep the peace on Black Friday

Here’s something to remember today if you’re out seeking that Black Friday deal of all deals: All those advertisements that hype a hot bargain on ...

November 25, 2016 | 

Editorial: It’s better to be ‘mister late’ than a late Mister

As families celebrate Thanksgiving today, it is a heart-wrenching reality that there will be empty seats at dining room tables all over the country because ...

November 24, 2016 | 


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Letter: Good deed, doing without

I admire the work Jerry Lewis does concerning the free meals on Thanksgiving. I do wonder though, while he does that good deed does he ...

December 1, 2016 | 

Letter: A Christmas I’ll never forget

One of my sons-in-law doesn’t like to hear Christmas music before Thanksgiving. On the other hand, I like Christmas music so much that I carry ...

November 29, 2016 | 

Letter: The ‘what if ’ of wind turbines

There are so many “what if” questions that need addressesd about the planned Hardin County wind turbines. Here are a few: • What if the ...

November 27, 2016 | 

Letter: Special man, special day

To the man who dropped a twenty on our table: I didn’t get to thank you nor even see your face, but your gift was ...

November 26, 2016 | 

Letter: That’s the way it should be

I would like to give a pat on the back to the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers hockey teams. My son Josh ...

November 26, 2016 | 

Letter: Wonderful to have neighbor like Kevin

We are thankful for Kevin, a wonderful north side neighbor. We have lived here for 57 years, which means we are in our 80s. There ...

November 24, 2016 | 

Letter: Act of kindness won’t be forgotten

On Sunday, Nov. 20, my wife an I were in a checkout line at Meijers, with a full cart of of groceries, when a gentleman ...

November 23, 2016 | 

Letter: More than 400 attend Beaverdam dedication

The Beaverdam Veterans Memorial Committee would like to thank everyone who helped make our memorial and its dedication possible. The outpouring of support from the ...

November 23, 2016 | 

Letter: Mr. Huffman, Let’s drain the swamp

Our State Senator-elect and current State Representative (when are we going to “drain the swamp?”) Matt Huffman had some interesting observations in The Lima News. ...

November 22, 2016 | 

Letter: Tough luck, Big Daddy

Our newly elected president would not qualify as a prospective Sunday school teacher, but undoubtedly millions of farmers, mechanics, military veterans, and especially evangelicals agreed ...

November 21, 2016 |