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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: ‘This is your country’: Trump and America’s economy

JAN. 21, 2017 — Most of those who liked Donald Trump’s inaugural speech Friday probably voted for him. And many others, if they bothered to ...

January 23, 2017 | 


Editorial: Rehabilitation apparently fell short for McWay

If you commit a bad enough crime in Ohio and get sent to prison, you become a project for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & ...

January 22, 2017 | 


What was accomplished?

The 40-plus Democrats who boycotted Donald Trump’s inauguration and the protesters who disrupted his parade route accomplished nothing other than dividing our country even more. ...

January 21, 2017 | 


Editorial: Trump sets high bar for presidency

A presidential inauguration is supposed to be the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next. This one was that and more. President ...

January 21, 2017 | 


Chicago Tribune: NATO and the EU: Mend them, don’t end them

JAN. 18, 2017 — In lamenting President Barack Obama’s foreign and military policies, Republicans have frequently offered a concise summary: “Our allies don’t trust us, ...

January 20, 2017 | 


Orange County (Calif.) Register: Trump should ramp up Islamic State fight wisely

JAN. 14, 2017 — The Defense Department is preparing plans that would enable President-elect Donald Trump to ramp up the conflict with the Islamic State ...

January 19, 2017 | 


Chicago Tribune: Trump’s will be a presidency ‘like you’ve never seen before’

JAN. 15, 2017 — There’s a phrase President-elect Donald Trump uses when he is promising greatness for America in some area or other but can’t ...

January 18, 2017 | 


Los Angeles Times: Trump’s long-awaited news conference was spectacularly unpresidential

JAN. 12, 2017 — If anyone thought that election to the highest office in the land had changed Donald Trump, the president-elect’s news conference Wednesday ...

January 17, 2017 | 


Orange County (Calif.) Register: Trump’s choice of vaccine foe Kennedy could worsen political ills

JAN. 12, 2017 — Not one to skirt controversy, President-elect Donald Trump has reinserted himself into a marginal but revealing controversy: vaccines. Drawing fire from ...

January 16, 2017 | 


Editorial: Backpage exposed for the sex-trafficking business it is

In an era of harsh political division in Washington, Senate Republicans and Democrats have found one area of unanimity: Human sex trafficking is bad, child ...

January 14, 2017 | 


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Letter: Mental illness behind tragedy

In all due respect to The Lima News, I need to express my opinion on the headlines concerning Mike Luebrecht’s case. It is my hope ...

January 22, 2017 | 


Letter: Stratton uses fuzzy math

I read, with interest guest columnist Don Stratton’s column of Jan. 17 (“So you think medical costs are high today,” page 2A) and am still ...

January 22, 2017 | 


Letter: Jordan is why term limits needed

This letter is in response to the Jan. 15 Lima News article by Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows — “No more excuses, Republicans.” I agree ...

January 22, 2017 | 


Letter: This president worries me

I hope and pray that the American people haven’t made a big mistake and that our new president doesn’t sell out the American people by ...

January 21, 2017 | 


Letter: Time to get behind Trump

I am going to be blunt, which is one of the many things I like about our new president. I never did like political correctness, ...

January 21, 2017 | 


Letter: Representative Jordan: Focus on Your Constituents

Representatives Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows wrote an opinion piece, supposedly about their priorities for 2017. Instead of emphasizing issues, they chose to spend more ...

January 20, 2017 | 


Letter: Diet can trim health costs

With Republican Congress bent on depriving 22 million Americans of medical insurance, this is a great time to provide our own, totally free and totally ...

January 19, 2017 | 


Letter: Heartbeat of Lima strives to save lives

Al O’Dell suggested forming a coalition to work with pregnant women so they can carry their baby full term and not have an abortion. There ...

January 19, 2017 | 


Letter: Many thanks for tennis tourney

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the Lima Area Tennis Association partnered with the University of Northwestern Ohio for the very first Winter Classic. This was ...

January 18, 2017 | 


Letter: Jordan’s plan hurts many

I am very concerned about the contents of the guest column that U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan wrote to The Lima News recently in regards to ...

January 18, 2017 |