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Opinion

THE LAST WORD: Film documents origin of jump shot

Commentary

I found out just in time about a new movie that had originally been intended to come out in theaters this month, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic had been sidelined. So it was available for rental in an online premier just for the weekend. Being a fan of basketball and its history, I ...

Masks could be additional deterrent to virus

Commentary

The use of facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic has been revived as a matter of general concern in the U.S., not only because there is a great need for them among health workers, but because of a growing opinion that everyone should be wearing them. The Centers for Disease Control and ...

THE LAST WORD: Evangelicals not to blame for COVID-19

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“The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals” — seriously? That was the headline on the March 27, 1,387-word op-ed piece in The New York Times, written by Katherine Stewart. Her column has received, and deserves, scathing rebuttals. Stewart, author of “The Power ...

March 30 editorial correction

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The “Our View” Editorial published on the News-Sentinel page on Page 5A of the Monday, March 30 edition contained factual errors. The editorial cited several items that it said were included in the coronavirus relief bill approved by Congress on March 27. Most of the items, while ...

THE LAST WORD: Like polio, COVID-19 is an unseen enemy

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The COVID-19 pandemic is one of many diseases that have threatened world-wide health over the years, but it’s the first since polio in the 1950s that has struck as much fear in the general public. Both the coronavirus and polio have occurred in my lifetime and the two have had an ironic ...

McMahan right to stop in-person church services

Commentary

Give Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan a break. Some local and state officials are accusing the head of the Allen County Board of Health of attacking the rights of area churches to practice their religious freedoms. McMahan issued an order last week closing the county’s ...

THE LAST WORD: We all have to do our part to beat virus

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Is this all too much to ask to save lives and stop a pandemic? When our government officials give orders, make suggestions and list guidelines for us all to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, do we take them seriously? Or do we just go on with our daily lives the way we had ...