I was waiting for a train on Metcalf Street a little before 2 p.m. Wednesday. It stopped across the street, and while I was sitting there, I saw a pair of legs on the other side of the street pacing back and forth. Then I saw a little boy probably...
There have been several editorials on the Affordable Care Act published recently. Despite the political jockeying that continues to surround the law, one thing remains clear: people want access to quality, affordable health coverage and are taking...
I would like to take over the roses and thorns this week, and start off with a large bouquet to the Encore Theatre Youth for their excellent production of Peter Pan, Jr., this past weekend. The play was a very enjoyable experience for the sold out...
I am writing to bring recognition to a very important date for Elida Local Schools. The date is Tuesday, May 5, 2015. On this date, Elida Local Schools has a renewal levy on the ballot. This levy is a renewal. It is not a request for new money and...
Two peeves have I. One is grammatical; the other is safety.
Brief and to the point: Johnny Appleseed Metro Park System is plenty big and enjoyable for the community. There is no need to buy more land to expand the park system, especially in a community that is shrinking.
The April 11 article “Subdivisions to pay sewer penalties” shows lousy logic.
Dear General Public,This note is in response to the announcement of Ford and Toyota investing $2.5 billion and $1 billion respectively in Mexico, to build new cars.
Every day when you read the papers or listen to the news, it is always bad news.
Allen County homeowners will get a chance in May to double the real estate tax they are currently paying to Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District.
The power of this world, this universe, ah, we are such vulnerable creatures.
I'd like to tell you the story of our family and friends at Easter this year: some 27 to 30 people altogether.
The old adage is, “It never rains but it pours.”
Every day, we make a choice: Do we make the world a little better or a little worse?Throwing litter by roads, walking paths and waterways disrespects the Earth and devalues our communities.
Ten reasons why you should vote for the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District levy:10. There is free parking.9. There are no membership fees.
I too would like to add my sincere thoughts on the closing of Mercy Hall.
I would like to join Anne Tebben in extending a thank you to all of the nurses and staff at Mercy Hall for their 35 years of service.
As a concerned taxpayer on a fixed income, I am writing why I will not be voting for the Johnny Appleseed Park District 0.75-percent mil tax levy on the May ballot.
As I look at the slate of candidates running for the Van Wert City offices, it looks like a game of musical chairs. Same old people only in different positions.
We as a community, state and nation have no business voting to legalize medical marijuana. That should be decided by the medical profession. If test and studies have shown that marijuana should be used for medical reasons, then it should be dispensed...
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Putnam is hosting its 4th annual Golf for Kids' Sake four-person scramble at 1 p.m. June 28 at Pike Run Golf Club.
I read with concern the article, “Rocky first year for the new GED, other equivalency tests” on Thursday, April 2.
Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima wishes to thank the Limaland community and our sponsors for enabling us to produce another successful Italian Dinner. We were able to serve nearly 4,000 dinners, helping us to generate funds for many...
On April 2 there was public hearing in the Putnam County Courthouse about the ongoing efforts to reduce flooding to the low-lying areas of the Ottawa community.
The United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization has been a key player in education policy since at least 1947, when President Truman's Commission on Higher Education issued a report with these recommendations: The role education will...
I think using Memorial Hall for the new nursing student building required by Rhodes State College would save a considerable amount of money instead of building a whole new set of buildings as is planned.
Since this is Easter season I thought I might share this.
When I think of my grandchildren and the threat of ISIS, I worry.
The best farmer I ever read about, 40 years ago, took his 400 acres and planted them with six different deep rooted high protein grasses. Half went into pasture and half into hay production. He rotated his animals and foul through his pastures leaving...
Two months ago the state of Ohio released Ricky Jackson after he had spent 39 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Innocence Project exposed the injustice that the judicial system had ignored.
The following is the official statement regarding the matter of the hog barn:
I was saddened to learn that Mercy Hall no longer provides the comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment that it provided for more than 35 years.
Thank you for returning “Pickles” to the comic section.This will save me from writing my memoirs. All I have to do now is cut and paste. — Ralph Bennett, Lima
I had to chuckle when I read Mayor David Berger's column regarding the Affordable Care Act.
We find, to our embarrassment, that Lima will not support funding for the buildings that should be preserved.
In February, WEID productions held a concert in Wapakoneta with A Lotta Love Pet Rescue as the charity to receive funds raised through raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Donations were also received. We want to thank them for thinking about us.
I have had the painful displeasure of living with a family member with a drug addiction.
Thomas J. Lucente Jr.'s column from March (“Earn that Welfare with a Drug Test”) is an insult to poor people everywhere.
It must be a great responsibility to be the only informed voter in America. Defining “liberal” for online wags, most of whom haven't lived long enough to distinguish between principle and cliché, is a tough job. The...
I must say I am very proud to be a member of the 1983 graduating class of Elida High School.
Our world is becoming a different place.