RSS OPINION Feed Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:19:53 EST 1800 Jim Krumel: The Delphos ‘pay restoration’ Delphos Mayor Mike Gallmeier doesn't have any problem giving salaried workers a 7.5 percent pay raise.Yep, you read that right. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:01:03 EST Editorial: Time to find funds for community policing A message was delivered in Cleveland last week that underscores the push for Lima to reinstate community policing. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:01:03 EST Molette column: Americans need money, not Washington American's median income was $51,939 in 2013. In 2012 our median income was $51,759. In 1999, the pre-recession peak median American income was $56,436. Five years ago the United States Treasury took in 2.1 trillion dollars. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:06:02 EST Thomas Lucente: Separate school from state In 1955, the great economist Milton Friedman, later an adviser to President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, proposed the concept of school vouchers. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:01:02 EST THEY SAID IT: Quotations in the news from last week: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:56:02 EST David Trinko: Protecting your passwords a plus If your computer password is “123456,” you might want to change it. But don't change it to “password.” Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:01:07 EST Cheryl Parson: Top 10 scams of 2014 The BBB was again busy last year with the different scams and schemes hitting our region. Whether by computer, calling on the phone or knocking at the door, scammers try to steal unsuspecting victims' money or even their identities. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:31:03 EST Legal-Ease: What can I expect with a new livestock building? Livestock production, particularly pork production, in northwest Ohio is increasing at a dramatic rate. Because of the cashflow and fertilizer benefits, I usually encourage my farm clients to at least explore the possibility of livestock... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:01:02 EST Editorial: Parents must help stop cyberbullying Lima Senior and other schools in the area are having problems with confession pages online.Now it's time for our confession as parents in the community: Most of us didn't even realize this was a problem. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:01:03 EST Kathleen Parker: When the pope talks … WASHINGTON — Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:01:02 EST Letter: EMA handled blast correctly It is not fair to assume that the Lima Emergency Management team was wasting their time monitoring the atmosphere for lethal gases. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:31:03 EST Writer relying on discredited authors This letter is in response Ron Weiss' recent letter, “Former Catholic doesn't hate,” (Lima News, Jan. 5), and an earlier letter on the same general topic (Lima News, Nov. 22). In both letters, reference is made to the book by... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:01:08 EST Orange County (Calif.) Register: Refusing to play ball, Obama will strike out JANUARY 21, 2015 — As President Barack Obama strode into the House Chamber on Tuesday to present the penultimate State of the Union address of his checkered presidency, there was unsettling news around the world. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:01:07 EST Christine M. Flowers: Stop denying connection between Islam, terrorist attacks I suspected it would happen, just not as quickly as it did. Whenever acts of terror are committed in the name of Islam, there is generally a counter-attack from the enlightened, usually secular, but always “progressive,” flank of society... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:01:05 EST Letter: Let suspect kill himself According to The Lima News, Christopher Clayton, who is accused of killing an absolutely beautiful, precious little 1-year-old angel, is being watched to prevent him from committing suicide.Why? Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:01:02 EST Miami Herald: Federal protection laws for reporters remain essential JANUARY 16, 2015 — The Justice Department took two wise steps to strengthen protection for the news media last week, signaling — dare we hope? — a new and more enlightened view by the Obama administration of the rights of reporters... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:01:05 EST George Will: The mushrooming welfare state WASHINGTON — America's national character will have to be changed if progressives are going to implement their agenda. So, changing social norms is the progressive agenda. To understand how far this has advanced, and how difficult... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:01:03 EST Letter: No bullying at Allen East I'm not sure where you get your information but I am a student at Allen East (“Allen East sweeping it under the rug?, Letter, Jan. 16, 2015). Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:01:02 EST Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Obamacare fallout: Here comes the stick JANUARY 17, 2015 — If 2014 was supposed to be the “carrot” to get people to sign up for Obamacare, with all its empty promises, then 2015 is shaping up to be the stick: There will be far steeper fines for noncompliance and tax... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:01:07 EST The Lima News: Keeping feds off Internet is a noble goal Last week, U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure the Internet remains open and free from government interference by limiting the Federal Communications Commission's authority to regulate broadband... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:01:05 EST