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  • THEIR VIEW: Disregarding the sanctity of life An Indianapolis woman was arrested Saturday after police said she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a trash can at a warehouse where she worked.Unthinkable?Unfortunately, no.For example:• In April in South Carolina, Greenville police responded to a r

    August 8, 2014

  • OUR VIEW: Bus crash an important reminder A Maconaquah bus collided with another vehicle on U.S. 31 at the intersection with Miami County Road 800 South.A 68-year-old passenger in that vehicle was flown by helicopter to Lutheran Hospital.It was the first day of school for the 18 kindergarten

    August 7, 2014

  • WILLIAMS: Looking for a new vacation spot I’m officially tired of the Florida Keys. Of course, I’ll probably continue to go there because that’s where my kids live but other than that, I would never have any desire to visit South Florida again. Not that’s it’s not always pleasant to see the

    August 7, 2014

  • NEAL: Fleeting canal era had a lasting impact In 1825, the Erie Canal was completed with great fanfare. Cannon fire, parades, balls and speeches celebrated the speed and skill with which New Yorkers built “the longest canal in the world,” as one eyewitness erroneously called it. (The Grand Canal

    August 7, 2014

  • OUR VIEW: Sounding the alarm on bad alarms Here in the newsroom, we listen to police and fire calls on the scanner all day, every day. We hear all manner of calls and the corresponding dispatch of the appropriate emergency responders. We listen because it’s a part of the news-gathering proces

    August 6, 2014

  • RAMPELL: Who's your boss? Sometimes, under certain circumstances, McDonald's Corp. might be held partly responsible for its franchisees' bad behavior. Maybe. So announced the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel, a sort of independent prosecutor, this week. Predi

    August 6, 2014

  • KITCHELL: Even eras come in threes in Logansport It is somewhat ironic that 50 years ago this week, local residents concerned about the future of what we once called the Memorial Home appealed to county officials.It was then that the American Legion moved out of what we now call the Cass County Mem

    August 6, 2014

  • OUR VIEW: Save money, finish education faster The percentage of adults with college degrees in Indiana has dropped over the last decade. The Hoosier State’s college attainment rate is 41st in the nation.There is an urgency to raise the completion rates of two-year and four-year college degrees,

    August 5, 2014

  • VILLAGE IDIOT: Dumb enough to flunk a blood test It sounded like fun. It always does until someone gets hurt. For $100 apiece, Sue and I got our DNA tested. It’s simple: You sign up online, they send you a little kit, you spit into a fancy test tube and send it back. Six weeks later, voila -- you k

    August 5, 2014

  • MARCUS: Cures for our ills revealed Goober Goodenough is a longtime member of the Indiana General Assembly. You probably know the roadside signs he puts up before every election: “Goober is Goodenough for Indiana.”It has surprised me that Goober has not had a bigger role in the current

    August 5, 2014

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