Local Opinion

The great

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There’s no point in trying to sugar-coat it. The bitter rift that has resulted in two nations occupying the American land mass now characterizes...

Letter: Statistics suggest automobiles more dangerous than guns

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From: Noel Taylor Columbus Wikipedia states,"'Lies, damned lies, and statistics' is a phrase describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly...

Letter: Get involved to curb animal euthanizations

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From: Ashleigh Kuhl Greenwood, formerly of Bartholomew County Pets are for life. In the U.S. about 7 million...

Letter: Owsley family deserves answers

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From: Shirley Ison Westport We have heard that what goes around comes around, right? Be it Paris Hilton or Britney...

Letter: Brown taking high road in mayoral race

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From: Peggy Sallee Columbus The mayor’s race is in full swing, and unfortunately, it is politics as usual, with one...

Seek variety to hold attention span

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Board books are for babies and toddlers. Picture books are for preschoolers. Easy readers, or beginning chapter books, are for early elementary school kids....

Sometimes silence really is golden

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Whatever happened to “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”? Today it seems like that age-old advice has...

It takes more than ideals: Learning to be citizen involves problem solving

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The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. Some knotty problem is being discussed, and someone in the audience will raise...

Quick takes – March 28th

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Walker’s award deserved It would be difficult to find a more deserving recipient of the Spirit of Special Olympics Indiana Officer Award...

Letter: Columbus needs return to statesmanship, civility

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From: Jim Murray Columbus I am not a Columbus native but have lived and worked here for the past 24...