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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).

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 | 


Pittsburgh Post Dispatch: Feds finally on offensive on opioids

Two announcements from the federal government represent progress in the fight against opioids. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration said it will require drug ...

July 15, 2017 | 


Editorial: Farmers provide key to ensuring a healthy Lake Erie

Now that Ohio officials have learned the problem with algae blooms on Lake Erie will be much worse than expected this year, it raises questions ...

July 14, 2017 | 


Chicago Tribune: What Trump’s election commission could do

JULY 12, 2017 — It may have sounded like a simple undertaking that wouldn’t attract much attention and might advance a worthy purpose: Set up ...

July 14, 2017 | 


Chicago Tribune: Goodbye to the gas pedal

JULY 8, 2017 — Progress in electric car development was steady — a new Tesla here, a Chevy Bolt there. Until, like a thunderclap, came ...

July 13, 2017 | 


Orange County (Calif.) Register: States facing big budgetary troubles ahead

JULY 7, 2017 — There could be some difficult times ahead for state and local governments, according to an analysis by the National Association of ...

July 12, 2017 | 


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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 | 


Letter: Jordan right on target

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan was shouted down by Democrats during a Lima town hall meeting when he suggested that the heroin problem should be solved ...

July 15, 2017 | 


Letter: The absurdity of political correctness

Apparently, one of the things conservatives like about Donald Trump is his propensity to be politically incorrect. I do believe that as a society we ...

July 15, 2017 | 


Letter: Big truck, soft heart

I want to thank the man with a soft heart in the big truck. You stopped your truck on Shawnee Road for a mama duck ...

July 15, 2017 | 


Letter: Helpful young folks make my day

I take pen in hand to thank the lady that paid for my groceries at Meijer about 4 p.m. on May 25th. For health reasons ...

July 15, 2017 | 


Letter: N. Korea, China … are we afraid?

Assuming that North Korea is actually developing this missile program on their own and for their own purposes, it must realize that the military use ...

July 14, 2017 | 


Let’s watch out for each other

I think its past due for Lima and surrounding areas to come together. What is asked of you is to “watch” and be part of ...

July 14, 2017 |