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NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Good neighbors don’t buy more than they need

The hoarding of groceries and other products, such as toilet paper, has become an unnecessary problem. And it’s up to all of us during the COVID-19 pandemic to use common sense and unselfishness. The nation’s irrational rush to overbuy supplies, both necessary and ludicrously unnecessary, ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Millennials are key to stopping COVID-19 spread

The warnings have been there all along, but they keep getting sterner and more specific: Practice social distancing to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus throughout the U.S. But the warnings have not been taken seriously, and there is not enough consistency in what steps are ...

THE LAST WORD: Could coronavirus fears affect NCAA tourney?

An Associated Press story last week began with the following words: “Imagine an NCAA Tournament with no fans in the arenas.” That seemingly ridiculous possibility has been posited as a result of the coronavirus that has afflicted more than 92,000 people and killed 3,300 worldwide, mostly ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Public has chance to weigh in on key FWCS issues

May will be an important month for Fort Wayne Community Schools. For one thing, the May 5 primary election will include a referendum on “Repair FWCS,” a plan to renovate the district’s schools by beginning the third phase of the project. And while that result will impact a number of ...

THE LAST WORD: Remastered footage brings real ‘Hoosiers’ to life

I watched the entire 1954 Indiana high school basketball boys state championship game on my iPad last week, thanks to an enhanced version of the grainy original film made 66 years ago. What’s more, the remastered video included audio play-by-play throughout. I had seen parts of the game ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Prepare to change driving and phone habits

Indiana drivers will need to change their ways in July when a law is expected to take effect cracking down on cell phone use while driving. The Indiana Senate last week joined the House in approving House Bill 1070 that prohibits drivers from having a phone in hand while driving their ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Take right steps to stop spread of coronavirus

Allen County residents concerned about the continuing worldwide spread of the coronavirus outbreak may want to think twice before buying a facemask. While the facemask industry is booming due to concerns about the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it “does not ...

THE LAST WORD: Important to limit screen time

My wife and I spend as much time as we can with our grandchildren — some more than others in order to help out where most needed in child care and transportation. Whenever we are “in charge” of those precious lives, we are constantly aware of the influences they face each day, ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Purdue setting example with tuition freezes

Since arriving on the West Lafayette campus as Purdue University’s president in January 2013, former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has instituted a tuition freeze. And, according to a Lafayette Journal and Courier report last week, tuition will stay frozen through the 2021-22 school ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Study shows immigrants make positive impact on Indiana

The Statue of Liberty is a monument to what immigrants mean to the United States. Our country has been a refuge, a new hope, an opportunity for people from all over the world since before we even declared our independence as a nation. And immigrants have continued to make a positive impact on ...