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NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Allowing voting by mail in primary is right decision

The Allen County Election Board has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana voters will be allowed to vote by mail in the primary election, which has been moved to June. We think that is an appropriate option because of the need for social distancing to slow the continuing spread ...

March 30 editorial correction

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

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 ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Now’s a good time to be counted in the 2020 Census

Invitations to participate in the 2020 Census were mailed this month with reminder letters delivered this week. It’s vitally important that we all respond as soon as possible. The official deadline is April 1. The United States Census Bureau says in its mailing that it needs your help to ...

McMahan right to stop in-person church services

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

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 ...