On Thursday we mark the births of Jesus of Nazareth and Sir Isaac Newton.Of course, neither man was really born on that day.No one knows the date of Jesus' birth, though it likely took place between 6 and 4 B.C.
As expected, new federal rules to clamp down on power plant emissions have received plenty of public feedback — more than 1.6 million comments — along with a warning for the Environmental Protection Agency from 17 state attorneys...
In a recent column in the Lima News, Thomas Lucente claims that there were, 1,039 “verified homicides committed by police officers in the United States since Jan. 1. “. He used the words 'verifiable homicide”. His only supplied...
You might've seen Mommy kissing Santa Claus. My kids saw Daddy manhandling Steve the Elf.
The closing of Pack Pharmacy is the sad end to the best small business in town. Pack Pharmacy staff knew their patients and cared for them effectively with excellence.
Ohio's voters will get to decide if they'll get to make a real choice. It's just unfortunate it's not as all-encompassing of a choice as they should've had.
WASHINGTON — The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, on May 13, 1865, is called the last battle of the Civil War, but the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) might consider that judgment premature, given its...
I think the people rioting have their reasons.The Dec. 14 paper displayed a disturbing and frowning response. The person on the front page: Shouldn't the sign have said, “RESPECT US,” instead of “expect us?”
A 45-minute phone call — the first between presidents of Cuba and the United States in more than 50 years — sealed an agreement that could end the pointless economic standoff that has held the island's people hostage for...
WASHINGTON — First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.Call it “Moonlight Fire,” and prepare to suspend disbelief.
Children of the '70s grew up watching an over-sized pitcher burst through walls and yell out that trademark, “Oh yeeeaaahhh” while quenching their thirsts for sugary flavored drinks.
I've recently watched TV new on our four major networks on weeknights. I observed an agenda of fabricated racism, misogynous and unfounded allegation of p0lice brutality with the exception of New York City police putting a permanent “sleep...
DECEMBER 14, 2014 — Life is full of unpleasant events and lousy surprises, and many of them are beyond remedy. Most people learn that, often, you just have to suck it up and move on. You can waste a lot of time and energy trying to undo unfair...
After many years of teaching in college, I've concluded that few demographic groups are more pitiless, hardhearted and coldblooded than a class full of college freshmen.
The Allen East Education Association works to improve the child, the community and the profession.
John Boehner is nothing short of a spineless jellyfish!
In early November, the staff and administration of HCF Management Inc. asked the community to help deliver a message to our area seniors that we care about them. We were overwhelmed by how clearly that message was sent.
DEC. 8, 2014 — When gas prices soar, Americans wail. Inevitably Congress launches an “investigation” and discovers—over and over again—that by and large prices are the result of market conditions and taxes.
The catalog of horrors contained in last week's report from the Senate Intelligence Committee ought to settle one argument for good: Yes, the CIA did use torture on suspected terrorists in its secret detention program a decade ago.
Sometimes things work out for the best. Other times, you have to wonder why they happened at all.
Over the last several weeks, race has once again become a national conversation. While it remains a constant discussion, there are undoubtedly instances which thrust it back into the spotlight.
I had a little (big for me) thing happen to me on Dec. 6 at the Post Office.
On Thursday, you could still go to popular ticket broker StubHub and purchase a ticket to the Ohio State vs. Alabama game for $300. Of course, you would be sitting in the end zone, up in the cheap seats with the pigeons.
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Congress recently passed a new farm bill. In this column over the next few months, I will address various aspects of the farm bill.
Much to the chagrin of Jim Jordan and Fox News, the Benghazi hearings were completed with no evidence of misconduct by the Obama Administration.
I used to be judgmental when I looked at outdoors Christmas displays.“Pick a theme, dude.”“One of these things is not like the others.”“Are they trying to land planes there?”
It's December 2014, and we all know what that means — the news media and politicians are in full 2016 presidential election mode. It's as if the midterms of only a month ago never happened. The prognosticators have all moved on to...
Over the years in this column, we've told you about all kinds of scams. Con artists will attack you from every direction: your phone, email and regular mail, online and, the old fashioned way, right at your front door.
There's only a small window of time to complete anything in 2014. For business owners, including farmers, there are some important actions that should be undertaken immediately.
Race relations and law enforcement have been in the spotlight lately, especially through the lens of white officers killing black suspects in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must have short memories regarding what fueled the 2008 financial crisis and their own near-demise: a burst housing bubble inflated by abusively low mortgage standards. Why else would they now lower some first-time...
I want to thank Rev. Paul Rock for his excellent, if brief, discussion of the abiding tension between faith and despair in the lives of believers.
I would like to give a Big Up's to first year Lima Senior High head basketball Coach Quincy Simpson.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program” has, for good reason, become better known as the torture report. Its first casualty should be the Orwellian...
“There's something happening here.” — Buffalo Springfield“Can you feel it?” — The JacksonsThey have not stopped.
Today I had the pleasure of touring the new building being constructed at Apollo Career Center. I was totally amazed and impressed at the quality of work being done out there. The layout and improvements being made to the facilities are really...
I recently heard some people complain about the new way to park on Elizabeth and West Streets where you have to back into the parking spaces. They said they wouldn't go downtown because of this.
Providing a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists, is the goal of Ohio's Deer Management Program.
We are one glum country.
Whether the report about our history of enhanced interrogation techniques or torture was selectively edited or a politically-timed release seems to be the kind of unserious concerns that poorly chosen and hopelessly embattled denizens of Washington...
I would like to thank Eddie Young for his letter on November 23 regarding how “Easy to drive a school bus.” I couldn't agree with you more. We not only have the students and traffic to deal with , but also the weather.
My granddaughter, Jaleigh and I had the good fortune to attend the Holiday Spectacular this past Saturday at the Civic Center. It was a wonderful production, especially the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. Anyone who missed attending this fine show...
Ohio could be on its way to having a redistricting plan that would satisfy both Republicans and Democrats should Ohio Senate President Keith Faber allow it to come to a vote before the Senate lame-duck session ends Thursday.
WASHINGTON — In this basically urban society how is it possible to prevent the kind of incidents that have stirred the people's passions and brought about massive protests some of them violent? The answer is that it may not be, without...
After 37 years, Pack Pharmacy closed its doors at 6 p.m. Monday.Bungalow Pharmacy began in 1937 at the location of Baxter and West Market Street. In 1977, Pack Pharmacy took over the business until 2014.
I had the opportunity to be part of the Ohio Northern University Holiday Spectacular for the past three years.
In May 2009, days after graduating from high school in Oklahoma, Ashley Parham got into a fender bender. Her 2001 Honda Accord tapped another vehicle and … boom: The driver-side air bag exploded, shooting metal shrapnel into Parham's neck.
DEC. 4, 2014 — National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell had a lot to be thankful for this past holiday weekend.His whopping $35.1 million annual salary. Shamelessly unwavering support from NFL team owners.