We are glad to have Ed Breen as a regular columnist for The News Herald.
Ed served as a reporter, photographer and editor in Marion for almost 30 years, then put in more time in Fort Wayne. Since 2008 many of you have listened to his wry comments and sharp analysis on WBAT’s “Good Morning Grant County.” Now you can read them in our paper. It was nice to welcome a veteran newspaperman back to the printed medium.
We don’t agree with Ed on much, and you might find yourself on the opposite side of the idealogical spectrum from him as well. We think that’s just fine. Good ideas withstand tough scrutiny and the clash of ideas often makes us think. We like that.
We also benefit from having Ed’s years of experience available as a resource to the paper—we have a lot to learn and Ed’s probably forgotten more than we’ll ever know about the newspaper business.
You can read Ed’s columns by clicking on the appropriate title below.
One bit of sense amidst the Orlando carnage
Much—probably too much—has already been written and said about what happened and…
Putting a face on the story of the Rust Belt
No matter how this thing plays out, how the story ends of the collapse of the ol…
Should you wonder what, or who, we once were as a people (maybe we are unchanged…
Ed takes a self-guided tour of the hills and hollers
More by accident than on purpose, but I ended up roaming the hills and hollers o…
When the 500 ‘detracted’ from Memorial Day
Come Sunday night next, midway through the Memorial Day weekend, the folks down…
Goodbye(?) to Marion National Bank
On Friday of this week at two o’clock in the afternoon, give or take a couple of…
Dick the Bruiser had Hoosier roots
There was a time, back when television was black and white and fuzzy and we Hoos…
The last passenger train through Marion
Bottom line here is that no railroad, not even in the glory days, ever got rich—…
Could Trump be right?
What Donald Trump mainly is peddling these days—and we’re in for a lot more of i…
Can Wright house drop off rolls?
By most measurements architect Frank Lloyd Wright was not much of a human being,…