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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: Trump belatedly says what Americans need to hear about racism

AUG. 15, 2017 — President Donald Trump did not deliver a modern Gettysburg Address on Monday. He didn’t change the national conversation about race. Rather, ...

August 17, 2017 | 


Chicago Tribune: How to respond to hate

AUG. 14, 2017 — What makes American democracy shine is not the absence of hate but the response. Repugnant ideas have always swirled in this ...

August 16, 2017 | 


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: ‘Fire and fury’ aside, tough talks are imperative

AUG. 10, 2017 — The combination of North Korea’s augmenting nuclear weapons capacity and threats against United States and the region, plus America’s own unclear ...

August 15, 2017 | 


Dallas Morning News: Google’s termination of engineer just exacerbates tech giant’s diversity problem

AUG. 11, 2017 — Google takes every opportunity to express its support for a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. As CEO Sundar Pichai recently ...

August 14, 2017 | 


Dallas Morning News: An end to password frustration?

So now you tell us. In 2003, Bill Burr wrote the rules for password security for the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, urging ...

August 12, 2017 | 


Chicago Tribune: An alarming North Korea report and an explosive exchange

AUG. 9, 2017 — Many Americans had reassured themselves that North Korea was still years away from threatening the U.S. mainland with a nuclear missile. ...

August 11, 2017 | 


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: E-cessation? If vaping helps people kick tobacco, it has merit

AUG. 7, 2017 — The rate at which people quit smoking has gone up a notch, a recent study shows, and e-cigarettes may have something ...

August 10, 2017 | 


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Speaking free: Congress shall make no law on campus speech

AUG. 7, 2017 — Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, recently led a hearing on Capitol Hill about free speech on American campuses. Freedom ...

August 10, 2017 | 


Chicago Tribune: Confronting a deadly opioid plague that demands more attention

AUG. 5, 2017 — A member of the City Council of Middletown, Ohio, made national news when he proposed a three-strikes policy on reviving people ...

August 9, 2017 | 


Los Angeles Times: The ethics of creating GMO humans

AUG. 4, 2017 — In a process that can be likened to the creation of GMO crops, scientists have edited genes in human embryos in ...

August 8, 2017 | 


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Lima steps up to help students

I was overwhelmed by the attendance and the show of support for the Lima City Schools’ inaugural Back to School Celebration at Martin Luther King ...

August 16, 2017 | 


Letter: The Lima News forgets Lima

Both Lima and Shawnee Township conducted National Night Out events recently. Where did The Lima News send its reporter? To Ottawa, which is 19 miles ...

August 16, 2017 | 


Letter: Uncle gave life for country — now this!

I am writing to honor my uncle Robert Summers Jr who died and was buried in Belgium in 1944 fighting the Nazis. He left a ...

August 16, 2017 | 


Letter: Don’t hold your breath waiting on Trump

In the wake of the deadly violence perpetrated by white supremacists / neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, many have called for Donald Trump to fire the ...

August 14, 2017 | 


Letter: Street basketball remains a problem

I live in the 800 block of Richie Avenue in Lima, and for months now the kids in the neighborhood have been playing basketball in ...

August 14, 2017 | 


Letter: Now everyone can enjoy parade

As the Allen County Fair approaches I cannot help to write a letter expressing how much I enjoy the fair parade being moved to the ...

August 13, 2017 | 


Letter: Be aware of signs of suicide

September is known as suicide prevention and awareness month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issue of suicide. Last year in Allen County ...

August 13, 2017 | 


Letter: Second fiddle for ‘horse kids’

The Allen County fair board has been making claims the fair is all about the “youngsters and their projects.” What they seem to be leaving ...

August 13, 2017 | 


Letter: Jim Jordan too narrow-minded

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordon believes charities should pick up the bills for people in need. Wrong! We met at a Wapakoneta Middle School Veteran’s Day ...

August 12, 2017 | 


Letter: Checklist for defending the Liar-in-Chief

Here’s a quick reference chart for those occasions when one of your friends or acquainances accuses Trump of being a chronic liar: 1. Yeah, but ...

August 11, 2017 |