RSS OPINION Feed Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:56:27 EST 1800 Letter: Auglaize County needs a thriving park district Is there value in wetlands that filter the water running off our fields and yards? Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:08 EST Letter: Parks enrich our lives 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... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:01:03 EST Larry Huffman: The cost of doing the right thing 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... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:05:02 EST Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on Auglaize County parks levy On Nov. 4 Auglaize County voters should take the opportunity to approve a very important issue for the county. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:08 EST Seattle Times: FCC right to scrutinize exorbitant prison phone fees 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... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:07 EST Letter: Lima Lantern Tour was a success 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. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:06 EST Jon Husted deserves another term as Ohio secretary of state 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. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:05 EST Letter: Lawmakers, governor killing schools 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. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:04 EST Proposed Indian resorts merits scrutiny 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. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:01:03 EST Letter: ‘Breaking Bad’ toys inappropriate I am outraged that the “Breaking Bad” action figures are being sold at all the major retail stores in their toy departments. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:01:13 EST Letter: Judicial race supposed to be nonpartisan 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... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:01:12 EST Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Early voting: Hardly healthy OCT. 21, 2014 — Early voting is underway over a large swath of the United States in advance of the Nov. 4 election. But whether it's prudent or even constitutional are two very large questions. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:01:09 EST Letter: Derryberry being hypocritical I keep hearing that the Probate/Juvenile judge position is nonpartisan. Non-partisan means to be free from party affiliation or bias in the administration of justice. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:01:08 EST Letter: Veterans food pantry needs help It was reported a short time ago that the veterans food pantry needed a new place to pass out food to the veterans in the Allen county area. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:01:05 EST Letter: Jim Jordan out of touch Jim Jordan said at a chamber meeting at Husky that the public is fed up with Washington and people don't want to work. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:01:03 EST John Van Til: American boots on the ground: A moral basis Americans can see or hear about dozens of terrorist acts every day. They can tune in to their favorite TV shows or go to the local cinema and be bombarded with violence and mayhem endlessly. Perhaps these events should be called “virtual... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:01:04 EST 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