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).

Editorial: Sheriff Crish, please step aside until report filed

Dear Sheriff Crish: Since you have turned down our requests for interviews, we write this open letter: We understand you returned to full-time work on ...

October 23, 2016 | 

Portman’s smart,engaged in issuesthat matter to Ohio

At one time U.S. Sen. Rob Portman was on the Democrats’ target list. They thought the Ohio Republican was vulnerable and were going to put ...

October 22, 2016 | 

Editorial: What we learned from Debate III

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump did anything to change the trajectory of the presidential race in Wednesday’s third and final debate, most experts said ...

October 20, 2016 | 

Editorials fromaround Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Scary, unnerving case of abduction The (Lorain) Morning Journal The FBI Cleveland Division ...

October 18, 2016 | 

Editorial: Jim Jordan is the conscience of conservatives

With the mounting possibility of a Hillary Clinton presidency, never has it been more important to have strong conservative voices in Congress. U.S. Rep. Jim ...

October 16, 2016 | 

Editorial: Latta reflects sensibilities of 5th District

The best thing you can say about an incumbent congressman is he represents his people well. That’s clearly the case for Bob Latta, the Republican ...

October 16, 2016 | 

Dallas Morning News: A GOP that can’t rebuke Trump deserves its time in the wilderness

OCT. 11, 2016 — Oh, this election. We’ll remember it as the one that turned brother against brother, mother against daughter, father against son, friend ...

October 14, 2016 | 

Editorial: Hillary capitalizes on race turning into one-issue question

Donald Trump may be a tycoon when it comes to business, but his riches keep flowing Hillary’s way. Clinton has been taking Trump to political ...

October 13, 2016 | 

Chicago Tribune: Questions about the Trump Foundation

OCT. 6, 2016 — Universities that offer a major in nonprofit management have just gotten a gift from the Donald J. Trump Foundation. Not money, ...

October 12, 2016 | 

Orange County (Calif.) Register: Populism arises from failures of political class

OCT. 4, 2016 — Whatever the outcome of November’s presidential election, one particular note should be apparent to political leaders going forward: Populism is alive ...

October 11, 2016 | 


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Letter: Schierloh a solid choice for judge

I ask the voters of Putnam County to vote for Keith Schierloh for Putnam County Common Pleas judge. Keith has been a practicing attorney for ...

October 23, 2016 | 

Letter: Election is about Supreme Court

Our nation is at a crossroad. In one direction there is freedom, opportunity, and hope. In the other direction there is big government control and ...

October 23, 2016 | 

Letter: Siefker will be great Putnam County sheriff

Someone wrote in a recent letter that Brian Siefker will be a great Putnam County Sheriff “someday.” That day is today. Siefker has served 24 ...

October 23, 2016 | 

Letter: Stakes are high (shame on media)

Few are happy with our candidates for president, however, one will be elected. That is the reality. Now American voters must thoughtfully make their decision. ...

October 22, 2016 | 

Letter: Stop government, political deceit

I am a swing voter and have voted Democrat in several presidential elections, but this election is the election that will change the U.S. Constitution ...

October 22, 2016 | 

Letter: Maybe you need a new chef

Citizens of America, it should be quite easy to make your choice on Nov. 8th. If you like the direction of the country; you like ...

October 22, 2016 | 

Letter: Save our country by voting Trump

I am a member of the Republican Party this election and am tired of the newspapers not printing the negative, secretive things and cover-ups by ...

October 22, 2016 | 

Letter: School superintendents back Haycock for state board

A strong education makes our communities, cities and state prosper. As superintendents, we understand this and know also that it takes strong leadership to move ...

October 22, 2016 | 

Cupp has my votefo Putnam sheriff

As a pastor for a little over 40 years I have had the opportunity to know many people who have served in the public sector ...

October 21, 2016 | 

Letter: Pray before you vote

It comforts me knowing that every Christian prays before casting their vote. And that no Christian would ever support a candidate that fights for the ...

October 19, 2016 |