Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Baseball diamonds are not dog parks

Commentary

The attached picture is of two animals and their owner in the Hamilton Park Little League baseball diamond on Sunday July 8, 2018, 2 p.m. with animals off the leash. The owner did not clean up after the animals but I did get a picture of the repugnant treatment of a public park by an ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Good deed doesn’t go unnoticed

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I would like to thank the gentleman that took care of our bill (Covington Commons) at Nine Mile Restaurant on July 13. It made our day! We appreciate it so much. It was very thoughtful and we all thank him very much. — Bernice Berning, Fort Wayne To submit a letter to the editor, email ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A public thank you to Rep. Banks

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I would like to personally thank Congressman Jim Banks for standing with the dedicated men and women of ICE. We are lucky to have this agency that protects us from sex traffickers, drugs, and violent gangs. We need politicians like you that stand with our law enforcement agencies and ...

GALLERY: Political cartoons for the week of July 15

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Didn’t catch our daily pages in print? Well, you missed out on some of our editorial cartoons from syndicated artists who work at newspapers across the country. Here were the ones that made it in print this week, plus a few more for your enjoyment, or ire, depending on which side of the ...

The Rant for July 18, 2018

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I dread the 4th of July and the weeks around it. The lack of sleep and frustration comes with neighborhood fireworks. It seems to get worse every year. A few of my neighbors could care less about when and where to set off fireworks. Every night it goes on and on. I hardly think this is what ...

BETTY STEIN: More quizes . . . how well do you communicate?

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I’m so glad you enjoy the quizzes; I enjoy making them up. In this one there usually is some communication taking place. But maybe there isn’t. Anyway, enjoy. And score at least 80, with 5 points for each correct answer. Let’s begin. 1. Who wrote, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ...

KERRY HUBARTT: Amendment allows faith-based agencies more freedom

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Discrimination seems to be in the eye of the beholder. An amendment to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education spending bill passed Wednesday by the House Appropriations Committee in a 29-23 vote says the federal government cannot discriminate against faith-based ...

GALLERY: Political cartoons for the week of July 9

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Didn’t catch our daily pages in print? Well, you missed out on some of our editorial cartoons from syndicated artists who work at newspapers across the country. Here were the ones that made it in print this week, plus a few more for your enjoyment, or ire, depending on which side of the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: May the fireworks fly unabated forever

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It was hot and muggy all day. At ten o’clock at night it was still in the 80s. My wife and I had just finished watching a movie, when our attention was directed outdoors. We heard the annual ritual of exploding fireworks. It was the Fourth of July. We stepped outside, and what we could see ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Banks leads fight to provide opioid solution

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Congressman Jim Banks is right. The opioid crisis is destroying families all across America, including our great state. We are seeing thousands of young people being swept up into this terrifying epidemic with no way out. I am pleased that he is working hard in Congress passing bills like the ...