OPINION

Police, citizen thanked for help

To the editor: I am thankful for a Portland police officer and a concerned citizen who did the right thing.

Recorder caught history in the making

The tape is a time machine. Friday afternoon, alone in my office, I push the play button and Tiananmen Square erupts all over again.

Art addiction came about honestly

If this is a character flaw, I come by it honestly. My father had a problem with charity auctions as well. The latest proof of my own problem came over the weekend in Muncie. Connie and I had gone to a wine tasting event at Ball State that was fund-raiser …

Reader says trial had one purpose

This is truly an unusual presidential election. We have an innocent convicted felon running against a guilty unindicted felon.

Call added branch to family tree

The phone message went something like this: A woman from Kansas called who said she is related to you. OK, I don’t know about you, but that got my attention. Enough to call back.

Selflessness was signature moment

The place was crawling with Cub Scouts. Not that I have anything against Cub Scouts. I was a Cub Scout myself.

Resources are available

To the editor: May 12 through 18 is National Stuttering Awareness Week. One in every 100 people stutter. That’s 80 million people worldwide. Yet stuttering is often misunderstood and even laughed at.

Day was a success despite weather

Sometimes, tradition trumps common sense. That was the case on Sunday.

Attorney defends commissioners

To the editor: Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-5(f) permits the county executive to meet without 48 hours’ notice if the meeting is held solely to receive information or recommendations in order to carry out administrative functions related to the county’s executive powers.

Violation must be acknowledged

Since last weekend, we have repeatedly heard the question: What is the public’s recourse in regard to what The Commercial Review believes was an illegal discussion under Indiana’s Open Door Law? Our answer comes below. But first let’s take a look at how we got here.

Wonky move eliminated the wobble

It was about 2:45 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. And there I was, standing in the stairwell at the back of the newspaper building in Portland, halfway between the landing and the first floor, trying to make my way up from the basement. I was bent over like a creature from …

U.S. must stand against aggression

To the editor: On April 24, President Joe Biden signed into law a $95 billion package of military and humanitarian foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel/Gaza and Taiwan. The largest component of the bill is $61 billion in support of Ukraine in resisting Russia’s invasion. The aid goes primarily to U.S. …

Optimist clubs say thank you

To the editor: The Jay County Optimist Clubs would like to thank the citizenry of Jay County for taking the opportunity to encourage the show of respect for all the law enforcement officers of Jay County.

Thank you for prom support

To the editor: We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our wonderful community for making the prom season a memorable one. Your support and enthusiasm truly made a difference.

Memories flew him back in time

As I snapped the picture, I was seven again. At my age, that’s a whole lot of time travel in the blink of an eye.
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