Many companies find ways to share their blessings during the holidays with the communities they serve.
NOV. 17, 2014 — Cable television news regularly serves as the butt of comedians' jokes because so much of the content seems a caricature of real journalism. Analysts argue loudly, as if to whip up viewer tensions. Flashy graphics, multiple...
Political corruption should be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law. That is why we are pleased with two sentences handed down last week and hope the remaining two defendants in a bribery scheme at the Ohio Treasurer's Office are also...
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan will find out this week if the wounds have been healed between he and House Speaker John Boehner. The Republican Party may also get an inkling of just how close Boehner plans to push the GOP toward the middle.
The flap over a proposal to change state-school-board requirements for schools to hire art and music teachers, librarians and other specialized staff members highlights an age-old tension in educational policy: local control vs. setting minimum...
NOV. 12, 2014 — Americans of every stripe should echo The Associated Press' recent demand that the Federal Bureau of Investigation never present its agents as journalists again.
NOV. 13, 2014 — The ability of humans to get along and get things done is not always on display on Earth, which makes it especially inspiring and gratifying to see human accomplishments in the heavens.
Ford's decision to use aluminum to rebuild much of the body of its top-selling F-150 pickup is a high-stakes gamble that has the Lima engine plant in line to be one of its biggest winners.
Lima needs to have a credible branch of the NAACP.
Verizon Wireless, the country's most popular mobile phone operator, has been quietly inserting into its customers' Web browsing sessions an identifier unique to each device they use, making it possible for websites and advertising networks...
NOV. 8, 2014 — Cooler heads must deflect the latest blast of hot air from the discredited United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
That didn't take long.The mayor of Maple Heights admitted Monday that the Cleveland suburb could have problems balancing its budget after 77 percent of voters approved a ballot measure that banned the use of traffic cameras.
Power is the great motivator in Washington, D.C.
Over the years, The Lima News has been proud to share many of the experiences of military veterans from our region.
In this space back in August, we pointed out myriad problems with a proposed bill in the Ohio General Assembly — House Bill 465, “Annie's Law.”Now the Ohio Judicial Conference and the Ohio State Bar Association have also...
Officials from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction didn't need to wait for the full investigation into September's prison break to be completed. The information they had after a little over a month was enough to signal the...
So-called dark-money groups spent 27 percent more on this year's elections than they did in 2010, thanks to reckless Supreme Court decisions and regulatory failures allowing unlimited, undisclosed political contributions. The groups hide donors...
NOV. 4, 2014 — The police departments of Ferguson and St. Louis County have apologized for some of their actions in the wake of the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
A heated exchange between U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan and a top ranking government health official highlight the budgetary tensions that have emerged between Republicans and Democrats in Congress since Ebola arrived in the United States.
When a politician commits a gaffe on the campaign trail, it's usually an excuse for the news media to fire up the outrage machine. Every once in a while, however, a gaffe comes along that lets the truth out — however...
Ottawa-Glandorf's girls soccer team has already made history and will be looking for more when it plays Hamilton Badin in the Division III girls state soccer tournament on Friday night.
For an election that was often described as “a quiet one,” there sure were some loud noises resonating from Allen County to Columbus last night.
NOV. 1, 2014 — As evidenced anew this election season, political campaigns routinely employ advertising as an artillery barrage using viciousness and dishonesty as the ammunition. But even by the low standards of politics today, appeals to...
It's a legendary tale that has been told many times before on Election Day, but one that cannot be told enough.We're talking about the story of former Lima Mayor Harry Moyer.
It's a match made in nanny-state heaven. Having failed to ban Big Gulps in New York City, former Big Apple mayor Michael Bloomberg has dumped $85,000 into the campaign in San Francisco to pass Measure E — a two-cent tax on all...
Below is a summary of the 13 items on Tuesday's ballot in which The Lima News made endorsements:ELIDA SCHOOL LEVYRequest: 5.9 mills additional tax levy, emergency requirements, five years
Voters face starkly different situations when deciding who to select in the two races for Ohio Supreme Court.One race features two outstanding candidates in incumbent Judi French and John O'Donnell.
These are challenging times for Allen County Children Services as evidenced by five consecutive years of increased child abuse and neglect reports.
Bob Latta has a clear understanding of the issues that matter in the 5th District. That's what makes him the obvious choice for voters for a fifth term.
Ohio's secretary of state is like a referee in football. The only time you really notice him is when something's gone wrong.
This year's award for most contentious statewide race has to go to the campaign for Attorney General. Both Republican incumbent Mike DeWine and Democrat challenger David Pepper have slung their fair share of mud.
OCT. 24, 2014 (AP) — When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all.
Controversy seems to follow Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, be it campaign contributions, misleading ads or accusations that he's filling jobs with political cronies.
Being Ohio's Auditor might not be sexy, but it is a fiscally important post to the financial health of the state of Ohio and its subdivisions. The auditor is responsible for auditing all the public offices of the state of Ohio.
Eight years and four elections later, Washington has not changed Jim Jordan.If anything, it has invigorated him to the point where he is becoming known as the conscious of the conservative wing of the Republican Party.
Elections are like grade cards, especially in closely watched races.Everything a political officeholder has done, or has failed to do, is fair game for public scrutiny.
OCT. 21, 2014 — One out of 28 children in the U.S. has a parent in prison or jail, a rate so astonishing, and growing, that “Sesame Street” felt the need to add a fuzzy little blue-haired character, Alex, to talk about his locked-up...