RSS OPINION Feed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:50:47 EST 1800 Los Angeles Times: Revamp VA disability benefits NOV. 19, 2014 — The United States owes an incalculable debt of gratitude to its military veterans. It also owes them something more tangible — timely and appropriate treatment and compensation for disabilities tied to their service. But... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:07 EST Jim Krumel: Lima needs salary plan A bigger issue is being overlooked as salary increases and freezes are being bantered about Lima City Council's Finance Committee. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:05 EST Thomas Lucente: Emperor Obama ignores Constitution On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced that he was using an executive order to shield up to 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:01:07 EST Editorial: Sacrificing transparency a bad option in lethal-injection bill After Ohio botched its last execution Jan. 17, leaving convicted killer Dennis McGuire gasping and choking for about 20 minutes before succumbing, we would hope our area lawmakers would join the fight for more transparency involving the process of how... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:01:03 EST Letter: It’s ‘We the People,’ not ‘We the Party’ Jon Husted, Ohio's Republican Secretary of State, is Ohio's strongest advocate for meaningful redistricting reform today. Husted's prefered reform proposal has broad bipartisan support, including 97 percent of Ohio's Senate in... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:01:10 EST David Trinko: ‘Tis the season to be grateful It's too easy to complain that no one really celebrates Thanksgiving anymore. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:01:02 EST Legal-Ease: What is a ‘notary’? A notary public (commonly called a “notary”) is someone licensed by the local clerk of courts to “notarize” documents. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:01:01 EST Editorial: A company’s gift — 55o random acts of kindness Many companies find ways to share their blessings during the holidays with the communities they serve. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:01:07 EST Beware of Catholic editing There is a vast difference between the Jesus of the 1st century, and the 3rd century Christianity, that has dominated the world, since that time. Please do not make the tragic mistake of learning about the historical Jesus. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:01:04 EST Editorial: Consumers lose under EPA plan As a member-owned electric cooperative, Midwest Electric Inc. exists to provide much-needed electricity in an affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible manner. And that has been the mission of electric cooperatives since they began lighting... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:01:02 EST Column: Kasich raises eyes at governors’ conference BOCA RATON, Fla. — If Ohio Gov. John Kasich really is running for president, he accomplished one goal last week at the Republican Governors Association meeting.He stood out from the crowd. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:08:04 EST Letter: Shurelds deserves better treatment For quite some time now it has been my privilege to work with Vickie Shurelds, the executive director of the Cheryl Allen Southside Community Center. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:01:09 EST Dallas Morning News: Al-Jazeera America’s climb toward credibility NOV. 17, 2014 — Cable television news regularly serves as the butt of comedians' jokes because so much of the content seems a caricature of real journalism. Analysts argue loudly, as if to whip up viewer tensions. Flashy graphics, multiple... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:01:08 EST Leonard Pitts: They killed Peter Kassig! What, in the name of God?It is a question that demands asking, that haunts this most recent atrocity. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:01:06 EST Letter: Spartans were all winners When I read the headline that said Lima Senior loses, (by one point), I thought to myself that the Lima Senior Spartans came out on the low end of the final score. But for the entire city of Lima, Lima Senior High school athletes, parents and fans,... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:01:04 EST George Will: Using a bludgeon in Wisconsin MILWAUKEE — It is as remarkable as it is repulsive, the ingenuity with which the Obama administration uses the regulatory state's intricacies to advance progressivism's project of breaking nongovernmental institutions to... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:01:12 EST Letter: Grateful for caring neighbors I recently moved into a new neighborhood. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:01:11 EST Letter: Free lunches meant a lot I would like to give my personal thanks to all of the restaurants in Lima that gave us a free lunch on Veterans Day. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:01:09 EST Letter: Benefit was a success A benefit was held Nov. 12 for the Sherry Halker Pink Ribbon Warrior Fund at the Winery on Mayberry Road, near Columbus Grove. This fund pays for mammograms and biopsies for women in need. It has already detected cancer in three women in early... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:01:07 EST John M. Crisp: Brother, can you spare a dime? My neighborhood is natural habitat for beggars and panhandlers. The freeway is only a few blocks away, and its overpasses often harbor bedraggled men with cardboard signs asking for a handout. Garbage cans and recycling bins are regularly gleaned for... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:01:06 EST