I would like to thank the UAW/Ford wheelchair ramp crew. I am a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair since 1972. This summer I contacted them asking to have my old wheelchair ramp replaced. They reviewed my old ramp and could see it needed replaced.
Here at Allen County Children Services, September is recognized as Kinship Appreciation month. We wish to acknowledge Kinship families who provide loving care for children who are unable to remain with their parents due to child dependency, abuse or...
Statistics have shown that suicide has drastically increased in Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties in the past five years. Every day there are family, friends and coworkers who suffer in silence because for many it is too difficult to talk about this...
This year we have seen the completion of several positive and helpful improvements at the Lima Public Library. However, in at least one area, the library has taken a step backward.
Dead people are being asked to register in 2014.On Sept. 12 my mother got a notice from a nonprofit organization, Voter Participation Center. It was postmarked Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
Al O'Dell (“We need to accept and welcome Muslims,” Aug. 29) deceivingly insinuates that Muslims played a prominent role in establishing this country by citing that Muslims fought in the Revolutionary War and some are buried in...
After seeing the ratings of the local school districts in The Lima News, I had to write this letter.
Is there a valid reason there are not officers in the towers with shotguns when inmates are in the recreation yard?
The Lima News and the Lima television stations were slow at getting the news out about this prison break.We heard about it on the “Today” program the next morning.
I am a teacher who recently retired from Allen East Local Schools.
When battered women first began to speak out about the crime of domestic violence that was occurring “behind closed doors,” it was often said that violence against women would end when men ended it.
The Ohio Department of Education has released letter grades given to public school districts, as reported in The Lima News on Saturday (“Little improvement seen in report cards”). Six of nine school districts in Allen County received...
The Lima News did a great job on printing the escape of inmates TJ Lane Lindsey Bruce and Clifford Opperud.I love to read. The stories were awesome. Keep up the good work.To Greg Sowinski, awesome!
Mistakes, we all make them from time to time. Some more than others.The definition of mistake is “an error in action, calculation, opinion or judgment caused by poor reasoning or carelessness.”
In a recent story in The Lima News concerning the upcoming Elida school levy vote, Treasurer Joel Parker said some reasons for the need to pass this levy: To maintain staff and facilities; improve nursing services; DECREASE pay-to-play fees;...
The difference between the yearly wages of a useful American who clean floors or restaurant tables, and of one whose job is signing worthless paper that converts abstractions such as “speculation” into unverifiable cash, is roughly $5...
Today there was another article in The Lima News about the decision our county commissioners are trying to make concerning the preservation of our historic courthouse.
This letter is being written on Thursday evening. My husband and I went to the Van Wert County Fairgrounds to feed the cats as we have been doing for more than four years.
Rebuttal to David Trinko, “A Football Ransom Note,” Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014:“Don't tell anyone else about this, or we may not return your loved ones safely to you.”
Why businesses don't return phone calls?1. No time?2. Can't be bothered?3. Job too small?4. Don't care?5. You have blue eyes?6. Don't need a reference?
Wait a minute!Since Veterans Services has been evicted from the Memorial Hall, why wouldn't it be offered all the space it needs in the Veterans Memorial Civic Center?Seems like the obvious solution to me.
We love the Allen County Fair. We have always enjoyed taking our children, then in later years the grandchildren.This is the first time in 25 years that we have not gone to the fair at least one day. Why? Because of the cost.
Our polluted waters in Ohio are not from climate change or fracking of natural gas. It is because of Monsanto's genetically modified organisms, chemicals and pesticides that our farmers are using.
I was astounded to read (The Lima News, July 29) that state Rep. Matt Huffman hopes to repeal the Common Core Standards. The Ohio State Department of Education has spent four years of dedicated work with Ohio schools, administrators and teachers to...
With the new school year, parents' attention is turning to school lunches.
In the memory of my grandson, Kadon Lee Luke who will celebrate his seventh birthday in heaven with God and other kids who have been hurt. They can have cake and ice-cream and balloons up there in heaven, where they can run and play and laugh and have...
On behalf of the seventh Annual Dan King Memorial Poker Run, we would like to say thank you to the family, friends, and businesses that generously donated to this year's event. All of you helped to make this another successful year.
This is to the person who totally blessed my day.You chose to do the right thing when I was in hurry and left my orangish purse in the cart and put it into the cart corral.
I want to commend all involved in changing the name Lima Stadium to Spartan Stadium.I misunderstood.
A few weeks have past since the school board meeting that was supposed to be an opportunity for anyone to voice their opinion with hopes that the school board would revisit its decision to change the name of Lima Stadium.
The recent tragic happening on the shooting range where the instructor was killed reminded me of an experience I had during World War II in Germany.
The Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center would like to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to those who participated in the Memorial Ceremony for Staff Sgt. Sonny Zimmerman on July 12. The building serves as a living memorial to...
Bruce Hodges' letter to the editor published Aug. 20 titled “President has compassion” is, if not blasphemous, then hypocritical at best.Hodges erroneously cited biblical principles to back up his premise.
They say that to see a person's character, give them a little power.
By the headlines in the newspapers you would think that Israel is “the terrorist.”
It is time Lima Police Department officers and Allen County Sheriff's deputies start issuing tickets to University of Northwestern Ohio students who violate the law on our public thoroughfares.
Recently, I needed to cut the grass on one of these hot and humid days so in an attempt to avoid cutting in the direct sun, I waited for some approaching clouds.
This letter is to urge people to please stop dumping cats and kittens at the fairgrounds in Van Wert. It is not a safe haven.
Why is it members of the media always have to jump in at the first sign of a social problem and plaster it all over the world just so they can sell more advertising? They will break their necks to be the first news outlet to cover all the gory details...
Tom Riegle wants to know where every Muslim in this country stands (“Islamic intolerance is the real danger” Lima News, Aug. 4).
What is wrong with the people who run the city of Lima and Allen County?
I wonder if others are as puzzled as I am over the furor with the Lima school board's decision to name the renovated stadium after the school mascot. I taught for decades at Bath, and nothing seems more natural than to promote school spirit and...
I can't believe that changing Lima Stadium to Spartan Stadium has caused all the children and faculty to exude with pride.
I went to a Lima City Board of Education meeting about the stadium issue with basically two questions:•Why does the name “Lima” not appear on the new sign?
Mayor David Berger's suggestion of “Lima Stadium” is a very wise compromise for all individuals.Judge Richard Warren's remarks written in the paper are correct.
The village of Elida is in the process of comprehensive development plan for internal growth of the village. Along with this, the zoning ordinance has been reviewed an amended zoning ordinance is now ready for review.
There have been a number of recent news articles and commentary in this newspaper and elsewhere mentioning local business owner Leo Hawk.