Blowing out candles not dangerous

Blowing out candles not dangerous

Question: I’ve always felt grossed out when people blow out the candles on birthday cake and then everyone else eats the cake. Am I wrong to fee...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Dear Washington

This week I am sharing a letter I recently sent to selected members of the legislative and executive branches of our federal government.Dear Washingto...

August 6th, 2017 |  


It’s time to work together

It’s time to work together

It’s time we kick drug companies and insurance lobbyists out of the healthcare conversation, listen to the American people, and finally work tog...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Good communication lies at the heart of our democracy

Good communication lies at the heart of our democracy

Do ordinary citizens still have a voice in Washington and in their state capitals? Despite the cynicism of these times, my answer is, yes, we do…...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


Prepare for older-age living arrangements when still young and healthy

Senior living and housing expenses are significant concerns for older individuals when aging alone, and topics like affordable shelter, transportation...

August 1st, 2017 |  


Chow Line: What do the expiration dates really mean?

Chow Line: What do the expiration dates really mean?

Question: I bought a carton of milk and it says, “Sell by July 25,” but today is July 28. Is the milk still OK to drink? Does the sell-by ...

July 31st, 2017 |  


Another Year, Another Fair!

With final preparations underway for the county fair, I went on another browsing expedition. Here are glimpses from a few of the preceding 175 fairs, ...

July 30th, 2017 |  


Urbana board member aligns with Lacy

I am writing this letter in support of Mr. Tim Lacy’s Letter to the Editor concerning an Urbana Daily Citizen article in which the Board of Educ...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Don’t eat uncooked flour

Don’t eat uncooked flour

Question: Is it true that you can get sick from ingesting uncooked flour?Answer: While many people are well aware of the warnings against eating foods...

July 27th, 2017 |  


Protecting Ohioans from Wall Street scams

Protecting Ohioans from Wall Street scams

Always read the fine print.Almost a year after millions of fake bank accounts were uncovered, Wells Fargo is still using fine print “forced arbi...

July 26th, 2017 |