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).

Chicago Tribune: Trump’s Kenosha doctrine is good for America

APRIL 21, 2017 — Are you an American with expertise in computer programming, engineering or business analytics? If so, you probably have a good job, ...

April 25, 2017 | 

Editorial: Mayoral race should ride on quality of work, not term limits

One thing holds true with every profession. Quality counts. Hospitals seeking to deliver the best health care must have skilled doctors and nurses. The strength ...

April 24, 2017 | 

Chicago Tribune: Sunlight at the VA: Positive signs at an agency plagued by scandal

APRIL 21, 2017 — In recent days came a welcome sign that new Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin won’t tolerate business as usual at his ...

April 24, 2017 | 

Editorial: Van Wert visit shows potential for education

Perhaps all it takes to solve the nation’s problems is getting out of the D.C. Beltway. Ever since President Donald Trump chose Betsy DeVos as ...

April 22, 2017 | 

Chicago Tribune: New York tussle: The girl or the bull?

APRIL 19, 2017 — For nearly three decades, the bronze sculpture of a menacing bull has stood in New York’s financial district, a massive symbol ...

April 20, 2017 | 

Chicago Tribune: Can a China reset defang North Korea? Deal-maker Trump courts Xi Jinping

APRIL 14, 2017 — The U.S. relationship with China? It’s complicated. The two sides are economically entwined yet geopolitical adversaries in the Pacific, where China’s ...

April 20, 2017 | 

Editorial: Chemical weaponry must never be normalized

Gassing children is abhorrent. Killing children in any way is abhorrent, but President Donald Trump said he was particularly moved by the images of the ...

April 19, 2017 | 

Charlotte Observer: An end to rigged presidential debates?

APRIL 14, 2017 — Polls last fall suggested that Donald Trump was the least popular presidential nominee ever. They also showed Hillary Clinton was the ...

April 18, 2017 | 

Orange County (Calif.) Register: Congress must have say in war-making decisions like Syria strike

APRIL 13, 2017 — President Donald Trump’s decision to order 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Syria does nothing to bring stability to that country, protect ...

April 17, 2017 | 

Rediscovering America: A quiz on Easter and Passover in U.S. History

Easter and Passover, among the most important religious holidays for Christians and Jews, have long been a part of American life. A brief look at ...

April 16, 2017 | 


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Celebrating WorkersMemorial Day

April 28th marks Workers Memorial Day — the AFL-CIO’s way of honoring “those who have suffered…on the job.” Unfortunately, millions of employees are suffering under ...

April 25, 2017 | 

Letter: Be careful about judging too quickly

I was wondering how many people read the article in The Lima News, “The Odd Downfall of the School Librarian of the Year?” (Monday, April ...

April 25, 2017 | 

Letter: St. Marys school salaries need attention

The St. Marys school board voted 4-1 in favor of a new salary schedule for all administrators directly tying their wages to teachers union wages ...

April 23, 2017 | 

Letter: A message to Betsy DeVos

I was among a group of sign-carrying citizens who gathered to send a message to Education Secretary DeVos during her visit to Van Wert. Our ...

April 23, 2017 | 

Letter: Lima has an angel

I’m always hearing all the negative things about Lima. It’s not a perfect city but what city is? I have lived here all my life ...

April 23, 2017 | 

Letter: A monster with no brains

Making sure North Korea tows the line should be the first priority of the United States. The brat running the country more than likely received ...

April 22, 2017 | 

Letter: Putting blame on doctors wrong

I read with great concern the April 8 article in The Lima News headlined: “Berger: Docs deserve blame for opiate problem.” There are several misleading ...

April 22, 2017 | 

Letter: Military actions not our business

Will someone please stop it? It’s no one’s business where our aircraft carrier is or where it’s going!!!!! Jim Michael, Lima

April 21, 2017 | 

Letter: Trump’s actions not surprising

I have read several letters to the editor lamenting the fact that Donald Trump has reneged on many of his campaign promises. Truthfully, those who ...

April 20, 2017 | 

Letter: Double standard in Van Wert

Drug offenders pulled over on traffic stops are being allowed to take an online course and get a partial refund of their fine ($100 I ...

April 18, 2017 |