Commentary

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: : Disciplinary hearing may seal fate for A.G. Hill

The ongoing saga of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s denial of allegedly groping four women, including a state lawmaker, during a party more than a year ago could reach a climax in an Indiana Supreme Court disciplinary hearing next week. A confidential internal legislative memo that ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: State has lots at stake in China trade strategy

A trade war with China isn’t good for Northeast Indiana’s economy, at least not in the short-term. Whether President Trump’s strategy can produce the long-term benefits of a fairly negotiated trade deal remains to be seen. The Chinese Finance Ministry announced Monday that it will raise ...

THE LAST WORD: Internet myths not worth worrying about

Read carefully: This column is not intended to perpetuate a viral internet hoax. It is meant to dispel it. The social media hoax is called “Momo,” which has popped up in conversations among children in our schools and prompted concerns among their parents. But it’s not real, and there ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Get ready for big spending in mayoral race

Get ready for the most expensive mayoral race in Fort Wayne’s history. On Tuesday night, Tim Smith became the Republican nominee in the fall election by defeating City Councilman John Crawford in what was easily the most expensive primary election in the city’s history. The Democratic and ...

GUEST COLUMN: Area memorials honor those who gave lives for our freedoms

As you enter Memorial Park off of Glasgow, you might miss the arch to your left as it is somewhat hidden by the pine trees around it. But it is there standing erect, just as it has since its foundation was laid in 1928. The monument, dedicated to those from Allen County who gave their ...

GUEST COLUMN: Hitting the legislative sweet spot doesn’t produce home runs

Clichés are the cicadas of language. They disappear for years at a time, then show up in force again when you least expect them, to buzz and click their way into your brain. This season’s returnee is “sweet spot” as a political goal. The Times of Northwest Indiana had a story in which ...

GUEST COLUMN: I’m running for mayor because ‘I love New Haven’

Journalist Herb Caen once said “a city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.” This is exactly the way I feel about New Haven and why I am running to be its next mayor. While we are not the size of a large city, we have a ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pray for unity between political parties

A little more than three years ago, when Donald Trump announced that he was going to run for president of the United States, we began to see hatred rising up in most all of the Democratic party, some of the main line Republicans and much of the liberal news media. We in America had ...

GUEST COLUMN: My plan for the city of New Haven

Have you ever thought about running for public office? Possibly “throwing your hat in the ring”? I’m Bob Nelson, a life-long conservative Republican, current member and former president of East Allen County School Board. I’m presently running for mayor of the great city of New Haven. ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Drug Take-Back Day reminder to dispose of unused meds

Saturday was National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day when cities across the country provided sites for no-questions-asked disposal of prescription drugs people may have in their homes, including opioids. But for those who missed the event in Allen County, held at the Indiana State Police post ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Smith is best person to be next Fort Wayne mayor

We should all be grateful for the past works of Mayor Tom Henry, City Councilman Dr. John Crawford as well as all city council members and city staff whose efforts have invigorated the city of Fort Wayne. Be proud to call Fort Wayne home. Although they have help us to set the table, there ...