WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court frequently ponders arcane matters. But this week, however, in oral arguments concerning two cases, the justices' task will be to teach remedial reading to Congress and to Arizona.
If you like your Internet, you can keep your Internet.Well, not so much.
Sometimes the hateful words that slither out of people's mouths are shocking.
Some people get irritated when their children keep asking question after question.For us, it's a sign we're finally doing something right.
I don't know about you, but I don't consider it a “donation” when I rightly pay my taxes to the government, and I don't throw a media party when it happens. Come to think about it, I don't know of any employer doing...
Before hiring attorneys, people usually want to know and deserve to know two things, how much will it cost, and how long will it take.
WASHINGTON — Denizens of social media were rankled during Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.
Sometimes a lot can be said about “reading the crowd” during political speeches.
If we are looking at the calendar correctly, this is the year 2015. Thus it is about time that Ohio joins 24 other states in allowing on-line voter registration.
A political development of actual importance is occurring in Iowa this month: Democrats and Republicans are proposing to increase the state's gas tax. Not only is this a rational way to raise revenue to repair bridges and roads, it's also...
The way stories get told about politics, Washington doings and government issues generally these days is too often backwards, twisted, confused, confusing, and half-baked even if delivered with pizzazz.
Facts about the massive Common Core fraud:Common Core is illegal under the U.S. Constitution, so the federal government bribed schools with federal money to accept it.
President Obama has once again used the mainstream press and his keen awareness of the “naïve majority” to promote his immigration agenda.
Why former Gov. Ted Strickland thinks Ohioans would ever trust him again is a puzzle. During his tenure as the state's chief executive from 2007-11, Strickland gave voters no reason to support him again.
A friend's 2-year-old granddaughter was staying with her when my friend got out her iron to do some ironing.“What's that?” the little girl asked.“It's an iron,” my friend said.
CHICAGO — The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century's most intriguing political experiment. Illinois has favored Democratic presidential...
Freedom is not free. Somebody paid. Many with their lives and others in many other ways.
According to an old saying, you are what you eat. Since I am full of baloney, I eat what I am.
This letter is prompted by the article “… drive by ashes …”in The Lima News on Feb. 19. I have no intention of impugning in any way the motives of those who made the ashes available, or of those who took advantage of the...
Oscar acceptance speeches tend, with rare exceptions, to be bland/dull/excruciatingly boring thank-you lists of names of people who few in the television audience recognize.
Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one — Do you believe President Barack Obama loves America? — makes birthers seem witty.
Researchers tell us that this whole business of wearing jewelry dates as far back as 75,000 years, with some of the earliest accessories being animal teeth, bits of leather and feathers, shells and pebbles. Archaeologists have found several...
Two years after Ohio voters were convinced to legalize gambling, the state is finding it is a long-shot when trying to project tax revenue from Ohio's four casinos and seven racinos.
Sorry to break the bad news to all you dreamy-eyed liberals, but it's time to stop wishin' and hopin': Elizabeth Warren isn't running for president. Really and truly.
FEBRUARY 18, 2015 — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking revision of his country's post-World War II constitution to permit a more active role for its armed forces. The move poses big questions for the United States.
The stat line reads one field goal, two free throws, zero rebounds.Zero? Yes, with the stroke of a pen, an official scorer robbed me of my one and only rebound in the Big Ten.
FEBRUARY 18, 2015 — The first time a drone flies over a Silicon Valley neighborhood it will be a novelty. The second, third and fourth flyovers will generate legitimate questions about privacy, public safety and future applications of their...
One of the things that impressed me when taking a job at The Lima News 22 years ago was how the community viewed this newspaper. It was “their” newspaper, and when people called, some would actually refer to the paper as “my Lima...
“It's been some 45 years since we brought the Blazers here, and in those 45, and the next 45, the Blazers will never have a better human being than Jerome Kersey.” — Portland Trail Blazers President Emeritus...
Pastor Ronald B. Cannon was an iconic figure in the Lima Christian community for nearly 40 years. A tireless promoter of the gospel of Jesus Christ, he probably led more people to salvation than anyone else in this area during his career. He took a...
“We're here today because we all understand that in dealing with violent extremism, that we need answers that go beyond a military answer. We need answers that go beyond force.”
Ironic, isn't it, that, in the headline of The Lima News (02-18-15) front-page story on our public schools' disappointing state report card, the word “underperforming” was misspelled.
It began with an innocent comment as we were reminiscing: “I remember the 1960s as a time of anger and war, with Americans dying far away,” said a former student. “Too many riots and too many drugs.”
One of the last things the Rev. Ronald Cannon told Lima residents before ending a 40-year ministry at Lima Baptist Temple was that “prayer may be old, but it is valuable, like an antique.”
Someone has to say it: I'm sorry.
You put on your coat, hat, tug on some gloves and head out for the mailbox. The bitter wind is blowing the snow around so much you can hardly see. It's just another snowy, cold Ohio day. Man, what you wouldn't give to get away from this...
Each of us has probably sometime dreamed of winning the lottery or receiving an unexpected inheritance from a long-lost relative.
Distressing data on Ohio's rock- bottom ranking for measles-vaccination rates for toddlers should serve as a wake-up call for parents and public-health leaders to act to reverse the alarming trend.
WASHINGTON — Channel-surfing the nightly cable news, one is reminded that certitude is the enemy of sanity.
Ohio officials are to be commended for preventing an enormous amount of suffering by cracking down on human trafficking.
Last Friday night, we went to Red Lobster to celebrate both Valentine's Day and Bob's 88th birthday. When we asked for our bill, we were told that someone had already paid it.
Congratulations to Lima Senior DECA.Over 40 Lima Senior DECA members will be competing at the Ohio DECA State Conference in March.
On the evening of Feb. 6, we were eating at the Casa Lu Al restaurant.
FEBRUARY 17, 2015 — Once again, the world is shocked by another mass atrocity committed by jihadis using flames, bullets and swords to force their warped interpretation of Islam on others. Islamic State loyalists in Libya released a video of...
Climate-change denial persists in various modes, none of which is particularly convincing.
In a recent Lima News column, Thomas J. Lucente Jr. made several ignorant claims about vaccines. There isn't enough time to address all of them, so I will address one.
FEBRUARY 17, 2015 — The Old Testament's recommendation of an “eye for an eye” to compensate an injured party has been cited over the ages by proponents of capital punishment. Meanwhile, death penalty opponents note the New...
WASHINGTON — Americans, a litigious people, believe that rules for coping with messy reality can be written in tidy legal language. This belief will be tested by the debate that will resume when Congress returns from a recess it should not have...
On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, members of the First Evangelical and Reformed Church, 320 W. Wayne St., Lima, celebrated their 18th annual Super Bowl Sunday of Caring and Sharing.