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EDITORIALS

The Lima News editorial policy is independent of political party affiliation. Opinions expressed in the Our View column reflect the view of The Lima News editorial board. Opinions elsewhere on this page are solely those of the writers.

The editorial board includes Doug Olsson, Publisher (dolsson@civitasmedia.com, 567-242-0371); Jim Krumel, Editor (jkrumel@civitasmedia.com, 567-242-0391); and Thomas J. Lucente Jr., Night Editor (tlucente@civitasmedia.com, 567-242-0398).

Chicago Tribune: Social Security is running out of money and time

JULY 20, 2017 — Social Security is the oldest and most popular federal income support program, and after more than 80 years, it might seem ...

July 26, 2017 | 


Orange County (Calif.) Register: Asset forfeiture rule changes leave problems

JULY 19, 2017 — In an unfortunate turn, the U.S. Department of Justice has decided to lighten up on rules restricting law enforcement’s use of ...

July 25, 2017 | 


St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Sessions is stuck in a ‘Reefer Madness’ time warp

JULY 21, 2017 — For reasons that defy understanding, science, public opinion and most state governments, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided that cracking down ...

July 24, 2017 | 


Editorial: Lima drug bust shows value of pinpoint policing

We will never know how many lives were saved by the pinpoint policing efforts of three Lima police officers on bike patrol in downtown Lima. ...

July 22, 2017 | 


Editorial: Abortion ‘buffer laws’ restrict protesters’ Constitutional rights

The discussion about “buffer zones” outside abortion clinics has nothing to do about the controversy surrounding the planned death of a fetus. It has everything ...

July 22, 2017 | 


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Middle East muddle between the US and Iraq

JULY 18, 2017 — There is a growing feeling in Washington, underlined by the character of the forces that have nearly brought about the fall ...

July 21, 2017 | 


Chicago Tribune: How humans can avert mass extinctions of animals

JULY 18, 2017 — For millions of years, Australia had no human inhabitants. When people finally arrived there some 45,000 years ago, the continent had ...

July 20, 2017 | 


Chicago Tribune: Amelia Earhart legend survives

By mid-July 1937, the search for Amelia Earhart and her twin engine Lockheed Electra airplane had come up empty. The heroic American pilot and her ...

July 19, 2017 | 


Chicago Tribune: The FCC’s single digit for robocallers

JULY 14, 2017 — If you’ve ever had your dinner interrupted by an annoying robocall sales pitch — and who hasn’t? — this will make ...

July 18, 2017 | 


Orange County (Calif.) Register: No more lifeline for wasteful program

JULY 13, 2017 — Life, liberty and … free cellphone service? The questionable “Obamaphone” program is still plagued by waste, fraud and abuse. Yet another ...

July 17, 2017 | 


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Letter: Evidence proves Earhart’s capture

The Lima News recently published a Chicago Tribune editorial that suggested that because a photograph the History Channel believed portrayed Amelia Earhart and her navigator, ...

July 25, 2017 | 


Letter: What a resource for finding a job

I went into the Allen County Job & Family services department. I had to turn in paperwork for employment. I have a job and have ...

July 24, 2017 | 


Letter: Goodness comes from the heart

In a world that seems to be going topsey turvey, there are still some out there that really care. As I approached a cashier recently ...

July 22, 2017 | 


Letter: Good to see honesty prevails

There are wonderful people in the world. A huge thank you goes out to the woman who found the red wallet in Walmart’s parking lot ...

July 22, 2017 | 


Letter: Made in America and proud of it

Approximately 12.4 million Americans work in manufacturing, up by nearly a million from early 2010, but unfortunately still down by more than six million jobs ...

July 22, 2017 | 


Letter: Competition means lower energy costs

Bill O’Keefe misses the mark in his column concerning nuclear energy in Ohio (“Say ‘no’ to FirstEnergy nuclear subsidy,” July 8, The Lima News), and ...

July 22, 2017 | 


Letter: Message sent; will GOP listen?

The thing that puzzles me most about the Senate Health Care Bill is why Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell keeps pushing it. The bill is ...

July 17, 2017 | 


Letter: Let wealthy invest in America

This week, the U.S. Senate will consider the Republican Health Care Bill. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown will be voting on this bill. I ...

July 17, 2017 | 


Letter: Another look at the numbers

In her letter (07-14), Elnora Stratton writes “some…countries…have free education, free health care, but also the highest suicide rate.” The five highest suicide rates, by ...

July 17, 2017 | 


Letter: Wanted: The days of personal responsibility

We are creating our own problem. Blaming some bar is not dealing with this trend. People making bad decisions, our pop culture of violence and ...

July 16, 2017 |