Nathan Gotsch: Pi’s amusing footnote in Indiana history
Purdue University mathematics professor Clarence Waldo was only at the Indiana Statehouse to lobby for the school during budget talks in February of 1897. That’s when he happened to witness House Bill 246 – to legally change the value of the number pi to 3.2 – pass its third and final reading in the General Assembly’s lower house.
Editorial: Columbus is ready for its close-up
Last week’s shooting of a short film in Columbus — including at the landmark Zaharakos ice cream parlor — was the latest reminder of just how much we have in our community that is unique and makes our city and region a destination.
Maggie Stevens: Lawmakers should improve state systems supporting foster youth
The 2023 Indiana General Assembly session is a little past the half-way point, and measures to support the teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care in Indiana continue to move through the legislature.
John Krull: Who speaks for mom and pop?
In 2018, then President Donald Trump signed into law a “reform” of the Dodd-Frank financial oversight law.
Michael Leppert: Fox News is no longer ‘the press’
The competition for trust and credibility in the press are far from new. This struggle dates back to at least the late 1800s when the “yellow journalism” battle between moguls Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst dominated the New York media market. Both were fighting for circulation and profit.
Editorial: It’s up to all of us to can illegal dumping
The Republic’s Mark Webber reported last week on a problem that we just seem to be seeing more of: illegal trash dumps.
Quick takes editorial: Celebrating a colorful rite of spring
The more we learn about the world’s cultures, the more we realize how much we all have in common — particularly the very human need for celebrations that mark the arrival of seasons. Students at ABC Stewart Montessori school in Columbus got such a lesson recently in joyfully marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors.
Richard Feldman: Indiana patients deserve clarity in medical care
In 2022, the General Assembly enacted SEA 239. This is an important advance in eliminating deceptive or confusing information regarding health care professionals provided in advertising, marketing and promotional materials. The new statute addresses the conveying of specific professional skills, training, expertise, educational degrees, board certification and licensure. Clarity and transparency for the public are important.
Mom accused of neglect after daughter, 5, consumes THC gummies
NORTH VERNON — A North Vernon mother has been charged with child neglect causing serious bodily injury after her 5-year-old daughter was found unresponsive and airlifted for emergency medical treatment after allegedly consuming THC-infused gummies.
Letter: Pence’s integrity leads voter back to Republican Party
From: Betsy Graam