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EDITORIALS

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 (dolsson@civitasmedia.com, 567-242-0371); Jim Krumel, Editor (jkrumel@civitasmedia.com, 567-242-0391); and Thomas J. Lucente Jr., Night Editor (tlucente@civitasmedia.com, 567-242-0398).

Editorial: Jordan had right idea in 2010, but wrong plan now

Not that many years ago, a brash and much younger Jim Jordan posed in the photo studio of The Lima News beside a large stack ...

February 19, 2017 | 


Editorial: State pinching cities for even more cash

Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to strip some municipal income-tax collection duties from local governments is being seen as an effort to peel back another layer ...

February 19, 2017 | 


Editorial: Thought needed on transgender decisions

Should a girl join the Boy Scouts if she identifies as a male? Should it matter which bathroom you use, as long as you’re comfortable ...

February 18, 2017 | 


Orange County (Calif.) Register: Shifting to ‘blue collar’ focus could work for Democrats

FEB. 14, 2017 — The reason American politics is so unsettled right now goes well beyond Donald Trump. It also involves the state of the ...

February 17, 2017 | 


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A national law for experimental drugs is wise

FEB. 12, 2017 — The Trump administration has signaled support for a federal law to help terminally ill patients get access to drugs that might ...

February 16, 2017 | 


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Russian reality: Playing straight with the bear, avoiding claws

FEB. 12, 2017 — In considering the evolution of U.S.-Russian ties it is important to remember that there are advantages to good relations with the ...

February 16, 2017 | 


Chicago Tribune: Pastors and politics: How to revise the rules against campaigning by churches

FEB. 11, 2017 — Donald Trump would once have been thought an unlikely champion of religious freedom. But he staked out his claim at this ...

February 15, 2017 | 


Kansas City Star: Executive orders out of control no matter who occupies the White House

FEB. 8, 2017 — In 2015, Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas denounced then-President Barack Obama’s threatened use of an executive order to move prisoners from ...

February 14, 2017 | 


Los Angeles Times: Appeals court rightfully blocks travel ban

FEB. 10, 2017 — Thank God that at least part of the government is functioning as it ought to. On Thursday, a three-judge panel of ...

February 13, 2017 | 


Editorial: Jim Everett treated people, the badge, with dignity and honor

Many are calling Jim Everett’s death Tuesday a great loss for Allen County. We would rather describe the sheriff’s life as a blessing for our ...

February 12, 2017 | 


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Rev. Ron Fails: Why NAACP ‘acts this way’

Lima Police Chief Kevin Martin and Mayor David Berger have chastised my leadership as the president of the Lima Chapter of the NAACP for “holding ...

February 19, 2017 | 


Letter: A gift that I’ll always remember

I wanted to send a late thank you to a gentleman who put money in my hand at the Kewpee East on Jan. 3rd. I ...

February 19, 2017 | 


Letter: Bluffton ‘held’ Bevo to just 82 points

Thanks to Lima News Columnist John Grindrod for his very interesting two-part feature on Bevo Francis, the basketball phenom from Rio Grande College in the ...

February 19, 2017 | 


Letter: Hate brings Lima into the gutter

I grew up in Gomer, went in the Navy, and passed through the Lima area as rapidly as possible on my way to college in ...

February 19, 2017 | 


Letter: American being played as fools

Our new President thinks he is superior over everyone and everything. He lies, so does the people who work for him. The American people need ...

February 18, 2017 | 


Letter: Bevo and Newt among my heroes

I enjoyed John Grindrod’s two-part series about Rio Grande College’s phenomenal basketball player, Bevo Francis. In 1956 two Elida High School senior classmates and I ...

February 18, 2017 | 


Bad choice of words

I found The Lima News headline “Interim sheriff dead” to be very crude. It could have said “passed away.” It was a very bad choice ...

February 17, 2017 | 


Letter: Still waiting on Jim Jordan

The revelations over the last few weeks regarding Russia’s involvement with members of President Trump’s administration are disturbing. Reports that Gen. Michael Flynn, the highest ...

February 17, 2017 | 


Letter: Support for Everett was heart-warming

We would like to thank all of the law enforcement, fire and county officials that were part of the support for Jim Everett’s funeral. Their ...

February 17, 2017 | 


Letter: St. Rose gym a special house

It started with a post on Twitter from an old friend stating this was the last game at St. Rose gym. At the time I ...

February 14, 2017 |