On behalf of the board and staff of Allen County Children Services, I am asking for your support of our 0.75 mill, five-year renewal levy on Tuesday.
When I was asked to co-chair Bob Cupp's committee for state representative, I knew what I would be supporting. And, because of his proven record, Bob Cupp has received the support of countless others.
Ohio's secretary of state is like a referee in football. The only time you really notice him is when something's gone wrong.
Running and improving an entity with less money is no “walk in the park.” Thus, I encourage the residents of Auglaize County to vote “yes” for the levy for the Heritage Trails Park District.
I am writing in support of the Heritage Trails Park District's Parks for Auglaize County levy on Tuesday. It is so important because of local government funds being reduced since 2011 and future funds will not be there.
I am fully in support of Glen Derryberry for judge of Probate/Juvenile Court. I worked for Derryberry for two and a half years when he was a Lima City Prosecutor and there is no doubt in my mind that he is the person for the job.
As parents of three children who attend Elida Local Schools, we support the 2014 levy proposal.
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.
I have always believed good parks are a terrific investment in any community. Good parks are one of the most important aspects of a community's quality of life. Every community in Auglaize County values its parks and what they mean to our...
I think it is time for U.S. Rep. John Boehner to be replaced!Around the first of the year I sent him an email asking for help with a Department of Veterans Affairs problem. His response was, “I am not your congressman.”
I am writing a rebuttal to Mr. Ron Williams' column article about Lima Central Catholic High School. In particular the section about LCC not recruiting.
To those of you who have and enjoy your right to vote and freedom, please take notice of America's first Freedom Magazine, NRA.
I have said it before and I will say it again. Allen County has created somewhat of a legend in sending superior performers to our state capitol and we need Bob Cupp in the Ohio House to carry on that tradition.
Allen County has a long tradition of selecting proven leaders to represent our interests in Columbus. This year we have the opportunity to continue that tradition by voting for Bob Cupp.
While most people are intensely focused on finances in politics, we need to remember that a state representative spends most of his time in office on legislation, on making and upgrading the laws of the state.
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.
There are times in the history of a community when we have the opportunity to make a difference. Nov. 4 is one of those times for Auglaize County.
I like working with people. In my job as community outreach coordinator at Grand Lake Health System, I enjoy helping to make people's lives a little bit better.
I am writing in response to the Oct 12 letter “Take another look at judge.”
Based upon attending the special school board meetings about the proposed Elida schools 5.9 mill levy, a vote against it must be considered.
On Nov. 4, the residents of Auglaize County are being asked to make an investment in our future by voting “yes” for our Heritage Trails Park system.
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.
THIS AND THAT — A few thoughts about events of the last couple of weeks …
There have been numerous letters focusing on individuals running for Putnam County commissioner. Where is the information about what matters?
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.
As the athletic director at Lima Central Catholic, and someone who has worked extremely hard to strengthen the relationship between Lima Senior and Lima Central Catholic, I have resisted joining the recent fray over the stadium name in the interest of...
When my parents moved to Lima, Ohio, in the late 1970s, it was a midsized manufacturing city in the middle of rural Northwest Ohio. My mother and father —ages 19 and 20, respectively — moved out of a suburban Detroit trailor-home that my...
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:
FYI concerning Gov. John Kasich:
As the former coordinator for Allen County Family and Children First, I had many opportunities to observe the work of our sitting Juvenile Court Judge, Glenn Derryberry. I have learned to not only respect him, but to appreciate his ability to...
Thanks to The Lima News for the well-stated editorial, “Time to end money talk in Elida,” Sunday, Oct. 19th.
Is there value in wetlands that filter the water running off our fields and yards?
Returning to Michigan from a funeral of a family member in Atlanta, tired from driving in non-stop rain, we stopped in Lima to eat comfort food at Cracker Barrel. Finding our way back to Interstate-75 took some concentration amidst construction...
PERRY TOWNSHIP — Kevin Cox looked at the old headstone. Then he looked at the vacant footer at Perry Chapel Cemetery.
On Oct. 11, The Equestrian Therapy Program held its 21st annual Ride-A-Thon/Pumpkin Festival at Fassett Farm. The day was a huge success due to the countless hours of preparation and hard work by the staff, volunteers, families, riders and, of course,...
At least weekly I read a “letter to the editor” criticizing Barack Obama's handling of the economic recovery. I guess these people hope we all forget which party created the mess we are trying to recover from.
Working for our local Chamber of Commerce, I know two of our primary objectives are helping to improve the quality of life in Wapakoneta and attracting visitors to our community.
I appreciate the fact that Kelly Doran of The Lima News covered the Allen East Board of Education meeting on Oct. 21. I do feel, however, that my comments were taken out of context and that I was misinterpreted as to what the community...
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...
After discovering the low station in which belly-robbers were held by their fellow felons, I decided that I would try to concentrate my enforcement efforts on the most aggravated situations, hoping to send a message that non-support was a very serious...
On Nov. 4 Auglaize County voters should take the opportunity to approve a very important issue for the county.
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...
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...