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: What Trump’s budget blueprint gets right

The Chicago Tribune When the White House put out its blueprint for the federal budget, which is notable for outlining $54 billion in cuts for ...

March 24, 2017 | 

Chicago Tribune: Less salt. Less sugar. And easy on the Nanny State

A sip of soup can be sublime or so salty that you’re tempted to spit it out. A bran muffin can be delicious or so ...

March 23, 2017 | 

School testing: Taking the next step

The Columbus Dispatch For years, testing has been one of the most inflamed issues in education, pitting at least two educational priorities against each other. ...

March 23, 2017 | 

Chicago Tribune: The lasting damage of Trump’s campaign rhetoric

MARCH 18, 2017 — The great question of Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency was whether he could pull off the slick political move known ...

March 22, 2017 | 

Chicago Tribune: Waking up to the North Korean nuclear nightmare

MARCH 16, 2017 — If you like Cold War-style thrillers and don’t mind getting the bejeebers scared out of you, we recommend an article by ...

March 21, 2017 | 

Newsday: Donald Trump’s tax returns are a matter of national security

MARCH 16, 2017 — The second leak of a bit of President Donald Trump’s federal tax history had much the same effect as the first ...

March 20, 2017 | 

Editorial: Berger trips over words, or did he?

What a way to end the week for Lima Mayor David Berger. In his 28 years as the city’s chief executive, he has seldom stumbled ...

March 19, 2017 | 

Editorial: Sunshine best defense against fake news

Your average slug is more popular than the media these days. The Trump administration has declared the press the opposition party and enemy of the ...

March 18, 2017 | 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: UAE on Mars: A next space frontier is fueled by a Gulf vision

Humans may not have ventured to the moon in more than four decades, but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost our ambition for visiting other worlds. ...

March 17, 2017 | 

Chicago Tribune: Fixing a floundering Obamacare: The next chapter

MARCH 14, 2017 — The Congressional Budget Office weighed in Monday on the profound impact of the House Republicans’ ambitious Obamacare fix. There’s fuel here ...

March 17, 2017 | 


We welcome letters of 275 words or fewer. Letters are subject to editing for length, clarity and grammar. They should be concise, to the point and original — no form letters, please. Letters dealing with private disputes or containing criticism of private individuals or businesses are not published. Letters must have a signature (unless emailed) and a full name, address and daytime telephone number (for verification purposes only). Writers are limited to one letter a month. Letters may be published on our website. MAIL LETTERS TO: The Lima News Letters Column 3515 Elida Road Lima, OH 45807 E-MAIL LETTERS TO: [email protected] ONLINE FORM: Click here to send a letter to the editor online.

Letter: Market fix health care?

Market fix health care? In response to Thomas J. Lucente Jr.’s Sunday column, “Let the market fix health care”: Lucente writes, “The U.S. health care system ...

March 24, 2017 | 

What makes Ohio special?

Dear People of the Great State of Ohio: Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade we do state reports ...

March 24, 2017 | 

Letter: Millions lose with TrumpCare

TrumpCare. Please do not approve this insurance plan. Millions will lose all insurance. May Knisley, Leipsic

March 23, 2017 | 

Letter: School options important

As the Superintendent of Ohio Connections Academy, a full-time online public charter school, I’m often asked why students attend our school. Some of our students ...

March 23, 2017 | 

Letter: Moderate Muslims simply irrelevant

This letter is in response to Al O’Dell’s letter to the editor “Wrong Idea About Islam.” Al should reconsider the company he keeps and the ...

March 23, 2017 | 

Letter: Lucente a whining liberal

Thomas Lucente’s Sunday article said Trump crossed the line (3/12/17). Well, as long as opinions are flying … I think Thomas crossed the line! Thomas ...

March 22, 2017 | 

Letter: Mayor’s comments outrageous

The NAACP is outraged by Berger’s recent comment at the mayoral forum concerning how blacks in Lima obtain information. His comment is more than disturbing ...

March 21, 2017 | 

Letter: Forgiving the dead

Norma McCorvey who was at the center of Roe vs Wade died at 69 years of age last month. Since Roe vs Wade 58 million ...

March 20, 2017 | 

Letter: Roundabout needs paint

Dear Shawnee Roundabout: Congratulations on being the first of your kind in Allen County. I hope that the fine people of the area have grown ...

March 20, 2017 | 

Letter: He’s now called President Trump

Donald Trump’s self aggrandizement to massage his massive ego began in the 1970s and ’80s. He manipulated coverage in the New York tabloids with help ...

March 19, 2017 |