Commentary

KERRY HUBARTT COLUMN: Facebook users: Only share news you know is credible

A video posted on Facebook late last year showed an airplane, wobbling toward the runway in a big storm, impossibly spinning 360 degrees seconds before landing safely. It wasn’t real. It was a computer-generated clip spliced with real news footage, but it went viral with millions of views. ...

New Allen Alliance selected as 2018 Stellar Community

Congratulations to the New Allen Alliance, a coalition of communities in east Allen County, which has been designated as an Indiana 2018 Stellar Community. Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced that the New Allen Alliance was one of two regions in Indiana, designated to receive $4.5 ...

Lawmakers come up with proposal that may help increase teachers’ pay

Friday, the day after the opening of this year’s legislative session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, we wrote that we need to make sure we prod our legislators to keep an increase in teachers’ pay as a top priority as they work on drafting a two-year budget with less money to work with ...

GUEST COLUMN: Yes, it really is possible to pass an unbiased hate-crimes law

You may not care if Indiana is on anyone's "naughty list" for not having a hate-crime law. Frankly, I don't either. But I do care, and so should you, about motives for crime that may arise from many different kinds of hatred or animosity, especially in our bitterly divided political and ...

GUEST COLUMN: New Allen County Commissioner seeks excellence, pledges openness

As my first step as an elected officeholder, I want to give something back to the citizens of Allen County who gave me the chance to serve as your next county commissioner: my thanks for this incredible opportunity. I am humbled by the support I was shown during the 2018 campaign and I am ...

KERRY HUBARTT COLUMN: Solving 30-year old Tinsley murder case top story of 2018

A News-Sentinel tradition through the years has been to highlight the top news stories of the previous 12 months as we step into a new year. So I’m listing here what I personally consider the top stories in Allen County and Indiana in 2018. APRIL TINSLEY CASE SOLVED In my opinion, no story ...

‘One Bold Vision’ is a gift for east Allen County

Christmas came early to east Allen County this year. Led by NewAllen Alliance members, seven unique communities will be able to enact ‘One Bold Vision.’ This vision will bring investments in business, social and natural environments; provide opportunities that will help employers and ...

Lighting candles on the tree has become a special Christmas tradition

Fritz would always begin his annual Christmas tree-lighting by igniting the 3-foot-long combination candle lighter/snuffer and then breaking into song with a Christmas carol. As he used the flame at the end of the rod to light the candles one by one on the live Christmas tree in the living ...

The necessity of making Father Christmas a reality

From the Victorian Age, came the imagined figure known as Father Christmas. Through the centuries, Father Christmas would eventually evolve into the person we now know as Santa Claus. But it was Father Christmas who became the personification of all that was good about Christmas. He was ...