In 2018, food labels will give more information

In 2018, food labels will give more information

Question: I heard something on the news about the Nutrition Facts labels changing. What are the details?Answer: The new Nutrition Facts information wo...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Commencement is commencement

In 1970 the president of my college, as was the tradition, concluded our commencement exercises with the statement I paraphrase here: “I now dec...

June 5th, 2016 |  


Smoothies can boost fruit, calcium intake

Smoothies can boost fruit, calcium intake

Question: My teenage daughter has a sudden affinity for smoothies. She is making them all the time. Is this something I should encourage?Answer: Smoot...

June 1st, 2016 |  



Boomer Blog: ‘Beeing’ a good speller

Thursday night I tuned in to ESPN anticipating an evening of spirited competition. Ten rivals vying for a coveted trophy stood prepared to engage in t...

May 30th, 2016 |  


Frogeye leaf spot is concern in soybean fields

Frogeye leaf spot is concern in soybean fields

Frogeye leaf spot is a disease that can be found in some soybean fields across Ohio but the severity is often low and does not warrant treatment. Howe...

May 26th, 2016 |  


MyRA can help jump-start retirement savings

MyRA can help jump-start retirement savings

Question: I am approaching 30 and don’t have any retirement savings. I work retail and my job doesn’t offer a retirement plan. I don’...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Keeping Ohio’s government open and transparent

Keeping Ohio’s government open and transparent

Since the passage of Ohio’s first open records law in 1963, our state legislature has gone to great lengths to open the doors of public building...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Today in Champaign County History

NOTE: When I was young, the subject of history seemed like a long list of wars and treaties within and between the countries of the world. What I real...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


Our mental health: Care for the youths

May is Mental Health Month and nearly one in five, almost 20 percent, of Ohioans experience some type of mental illness or emotional disturbance each ...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Why food safety is vital during pregnancy

Why food safety is vital during pregnancy

Question: Why are pregnant women at greater risk of foodborne illness?Answer: When a woman becomes pregnant, she undergoes all sorts of physical chang...

May 16th, 2016 |