RSS OPINION Feed Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:19:18 EST 1800 Just the facts on Allen East •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... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:02:04 EST Los Angeles Times: In US, an Ebola crisis of confidence OCT. 16, 2014 — Even as U.S. health authorities continue to tell Americans not to worry about the Ebola virus, their assurances are being undercut by the increasingly obvious deficiencies in domestic planning. Thomas Frieden, director of the... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:01:13 EST The Lima News: Speak up when bullying spotted Few things are as sacrosanct to so many people as high school football.That's what makes the decision by a New Jersey school to shut down the season in response to allegations of sexual abuse all that more empowering. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:08 EST Mark Figley: To Obama politics trumps health Until Thomas Eric Duncan brought it to America from Liberia, Ebola was a largely West African disease. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:06 EST Letter: Common core, sex, and GOP's Matt Huffman 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.” Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:03:05 EST Thomas Lucente: Feds fail in fighting Ebola I have penned it many times on these pages. Government has but one legitimate function: Protect its citizens. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:01:05 EST Letter: Restaurant music out of control Background music in restaurants used to be relaxing and subdued many years ago. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:02:07 EST Letter: Misinformation about Randy Schroeder 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. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:02:06 EST Letter: Show me voter fraud In a recently televised edition of ” point of view,” Brent Stocksdale claimed that reducing early voting was justified to control voter fraud. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:02:05 EST Letter: No reason to shoot dogs 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. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:01:14 EST Letter: Kasich endorsement off the mark 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. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:04 EST A box for Halloween For a kid growing up in rural Ohio in the 1960s, the pleasures were as many as they were simple: the stream in the woods, “hay huts” in the fields, model airplanes and rockets and feasting on the fruits of the apple, peach and pear... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:29:06 EST David Trinko: Lima is what you make of it Your hometown is your family. Because you love it, you really get flustered when someone tries to bash it. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:01:04 EST Letter: End abuse of horses It's time to put an end to soring and protect America's horses. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:51:04 EST Letter: Real world soda market 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... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:19:03 EST Letter: VA bonuses outrageous I almost got sick today when I read the VA hospitals paid out $6.5 million in bonuses last year. That is outrageous. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:13:05 EST Letter: Reducing size of government 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... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:59:05 EST Legal-Ease: ‘Unjust enrichment’ recovers benefits provided to others Sometimes, people do good deeds for others when society's concept of fairness hints (the legal term for hinting is “implying”) that the doer of the good deed should be paid. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:01:07 EST Cheryl Parson: Protect yourself online The big question you need to ask yourselves during National Cyber Security Awareness Month is this: How secure are your computer and electronic devices? Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:01:06 EST Los Angeles Times: Police should be required to know the laws they enforce OCT. 14, 2014 — “Ignorance of the law is no excuse” — except when you're a police officer. That's essentially the argument the state of North Carolina made to the U.S. Supreme Court last week when it defended the... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:01:08 EST