Is there value in wetlands that filter the water running off our fields and yards?
Good parks are just a good idea—a good idea for every one of every age. Our county Heritage Trails Park District has been doing good work developing natural park lands and providing excellent nature programming. My family continues to appreciate...
On Nov. 4 Auglaize County voters should take the opportunity to approve a very important issue for the county.
Recently, my husband and I, along with some friends, bought tickets for the first time to the Lima Lantern Tour downtown. I saw it advertised on Downtown Lima's Facebook page and decided it would be fun to try out.
Jon Husted kept his promise after the 2010 election.Husted promised the state of Ohio that he would clean up corrupt boards of elections in Ohio.
If Elida's need for a school levy was the result of a mismanaged school system, exorbitant facilities or outlandish salaries, I would be the first in line to vote “no.” However, that is hardly the case.
I don't feel it would be advantageous to allow the land for the resort to be redistricted as Indian territory without first looking at the ramifications that might ensue from the tax laws.
I am outraged that the “Breaking Bad” action figures are being sold at all the major retail stores in their toy departments.
In the race for Juvenile and Probate judge in Allen County, I have noticed that in what is supposed to be a nonpartisan contest that Judge Glenn Derryberry's opponent has chosen to prominently display her party affiliation on campaign...
I keep hearing that the Probate/Juvenile judge position is nonpartisan. Non-partisan means to be free from party affiliation or bias in the administration of justice.
It was reported a short time ago that the veterans food pantry needed a new place to pass out food to the veterans in the Allen county area.
Jim Jordan said at a chamber meeting at Husky that the public is fed up with Washington and people don't want to work.
•Salaries and benefits for all employees account for about 80 percent of the annual budget at Allen East Local School District. For this reason, increases to salaries and benefits are serious budget issues that always need careful consideration...
State Representative Matt Huffman has been quoted as follows: “Even if the standards set by Common Core were great, the current system was the wrong way to do it.”
Your recent editorial (“Sweet talk from soda makers,” Oct. 5, 2014) suggests that our industry's recent commitment to reduce calories by 20 percent by 2025 is inconsequential — that all industry has to do is sit back as...
Background music in restaurants used to be relaxing and subdued many years ago.
Misinformation is being put out about the voting record of write-in candidate for Putnam County Commissioner Randy Schroeder, stating he had not voted since 1970.Randy Schroeder was 12 years old in 1970.
In a recently televised edition of ” point of view,” Brent Stocksdale claimed that reducing early voting was justified to control voter fraud.
When did it become OK to shoot a dog after you have taunted it and it was not on your property to begin with?On Oct. 4, I was awoken at around 9 a.m. by gunshots.
The Lima News' fawning endorsement for Gov. John Kasich's re-election cries out for rebuttal. Here are are few of the many issues that it glossed over.
It's time to put an end to soring and protect America's horses.
I almost got sick today when I read the VA hospitals paid out $6.5 million in bonuses last year. That is outrageous.
This election is about government. The size and power of government. In the past six years more and more people have become dependent on government, because of government. Government regulations cause business to change employment and production to...
Wednesday began the Feast of Tabernacles.The vast majority of people in the city of Lima, and of the World, would call this feast a “Jewish holiday.”
I am greatly dismayed that several writers to the papers feel good that Putnam County levy gives less dollars for mental health and recovery services than surrounding counties.
I have managed and/or worked many, many political campaigns over the years — local, state and national for both Republicans and Democrats.
I almost got sick when I read the VA hospitals paid out $6.5 million in bonuses last year.
In a recent letter to the editor, a taxpayer questioned a few items relating to Elida Local Schools.After having a pleasant phone conversation with this gentleman, I found out we have a few things in common:
The Lake Improvement Association wishes to thank all the players, volunteers, and sponsors who participated in the first LIA Battle for Grand Lake Flag Football Tournament held at K.C. Geiger Park on Saturday.
As a voter, I heard a statement in reference to the Probate/Juvenile Court judicial race that Judge David Kinworthy and Carlene Huston-Kinworthy endorsed Glenn Derryberry six years ago.
As I travel up and down Shawnee Road I notice quite a few of the Allen County Probate/Juvenile Court judicial election signs near the roadway.In fact, too near the roadway.
On the afternoon of Oct. 7, the Lima Fire Department responded to a major fire that regretfully destroyed a local business but heightened my pride in this community.
In his column “Freedom to marry grows,” (Sunday, Page 1B) Thomas J. Lucente Jr. reports a growing consensus among Americans in favor of same-sex “marriage.” With the exception of the word “unfortunately” and the...
I am writing this letter as a response to a column in The Lima News (“Melding of religion and politics a slippery slope for sure,” Sept. 27).
For years education has been changing in America to dumb students down so that acceptance of socialism, communism, and one world government will become a reality.
According to Al O'Dell's letter to the editor published Oct. 6th (“Muslims did condemn 9/11”), I am spewing Anti-Muslim prejudice. I assert that I am promoting self-preservation for all of us infidels instead.
Elida Board: Fiscally Conservative
I have been watching the Probate/Juvenile Judge race and I have asked questions out in the community. Republican candidate Carlene Huston-Kinworthy is challenging the current Democratic Judge Derryberry. I have listened as to why and put a few things...
The Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Board of Putnam County provides valuable services for citizens of all ages in Putnam County. During the past five years, Pathways Counseling Center has provided local treatment for more than 5200...
I am a long time member of the Allen East Community. I love Allen East, but I do not like the way the board, treasurer and new superintendent are treating the teachers. Allen East's teaching staff is currently working without a contract. The...
When I read the frightening news of ISIS, I remember the unflinching words in 2 Chronicles:
In Gov. John Kasich's first term he attacked working families by removing the right to bargain for public workers. I have two sisters-in-law who are teachers. I have two sons who are public employees. One is a firefighter and the other is a...
Our public schools and public universities are failing us. Mainly because of their unions, especially the National Education Association.
Tom Riegle (“Muslims did not help build America,” Lima News, Sept. 19) states that I “deceivingly insinuate that Muslims played a prominent role in establishing this country.”
We want to thank the Ford retirees for the wonderful wheelchair ramp they built for us. It is a real blessing for my wife and I. It is very useful for us and we trust they will receive a blessing for their work.
Once again I thank Deb Stinson and the Coleman staff for inviting me to help with the suicide walk. My friend, Pam Bricker and I helped the families and friends make a quilt block in memory of their loved one and it is so rewarding. The weather was...
In 1979 I was appointed to a Deputy Clerk position at Allen County Juvenile Court by our former juvenile judge. In 1987 I became the courts statistician. I held that position until my retirement in 2004. During those 25 years I was privileged to work...
In response to the article “Line Upon Line” by Craig Kelly, published in the Sept. 27 edition of The Lima News:
Letters dealing with the upcoming election will be published in The Lima News through Sunday, Nov. 2. Below are the guidelines for publishing these letters:• Length: 275 words or less
This thank-you is to all the senior citizens who went on a recent trip to Shipshewana, Indiana.