RSS OPINION Feed Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:03:07 EST 1800 Adam Tiffen Column: ‘Boots on the Ground’ a misnomer’ Last week, the question on everyone's minds during the President's ISIS address was whether or not the President would authorize “boots on the ground.” For all the experts and pundits on cable news, however, no one bothered to... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:01:27 EST Letter: Performing the work of angels 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. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:01:17 EST Letter: Kinship families make a difference 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... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:01:14 EST Leonard Pitts column: What is and is not child abuse My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:01:11 EST Christine Flowers column: Miss America has conflicting background Growing up, the odds that I would have been picked to wear a sash as Miss Anything were slimmer than Rosie O'Donnell winning Miss (or Mr.) Congeniality. Overweight, myopic and blessed with hair that in its natural state looked like one of those... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:01:07 EST Letter: Recognize the signs of suicide 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... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:01:24 EST Letter: Suggestion for improving library 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. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:01:19 EST David Trinko: Car could drive people to church BLUFFTON — The folks at the Tri-County Family Assembly of God might think about placing a classified ad: “Completed restored 1998 Ford Mustang GT Convertible. Only used to drive people to church.” Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:01:05 EST Cheryl Parson: Prepare for Old Man Winter Did you know the first day of autumn is Monday? With the way the weather has been lately, you probably already thought autumn was here. The days and nights have been rather cool but great fall sports weather. Now, I like fall, leaves changing, cooler... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:01:08 EST Legal-Ease: Steps to starting a new business This week, in addition to advising others as they start new businesses, I am starting my own business. After 12 years working for other attorneys, I am establishing my own law firm. As I have gone through this process, I have been able to recognize... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:01:04 EST Editorial: Football as a business Its reputation mired by a plethora of personal fouls and its branding efforts suffering one interception after another, you would think the business of football would be punting right now from deep within its own end zone. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:57:06 EST Editorial: Saving the grapes for chick flicks, not action movies Looks as though John McClane will have to add a few more to his kill list. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:01:07 EST Figley column: Hamas: Depravity without bounds Mention the term Hamas to the average American and the reaction may be one of puzzlement. Ask the same question of any Israeli and the reaction will be anything but. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:05:05 EST Letter: Liberals courting the dead for votes 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. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:01:23 EST Letter: Muslims did not help build America 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... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:01:20 EST Letter: Family gives Lima schools A+ After seeing the ratings of the local school districts in The Lima News, I had to write this letter. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:01:17 EST Chicago Tribune: Ebola in Africa: Chaos in contagious SEPT. 16, 2014 — Faced with a brutal and wily adversary, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered a scaled-up military assault. Not on terrorists in Syria, but Ebola in West Africa. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:01:14 EST Letter: Prison towers should have armed officers Is there a valid reason there are not officers in the towers with shotguns when inmates are in the recreation yard? Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:01:12 EST Letter: Media slow to report prison break 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. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:01:08 EST Letter: Allen East teachers deserve contract I am a teacher who recently retired from Allen East Local Schools. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:01:06 EST