All life is precious

The AP report on banning abortions when the infant in the womb has been diagnosed with Trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome) mentions that NARAL Pro-Choi...

October 29th, 2017 |  


A bits-and-pieces kind of week

Lately my mind has been lurching from one unrelated topic to another, thoughts flashing across my brain for a nanosecond before completely disappearin...

October 29th, 2017 |  


Nibbling away at the Affordable Care Act

As annual enrollment for Obamacare insurance approaches on November 1, the law itself and the people who have come to depend on it for health coverage...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Economic growth and development defined

Economic development can be defined as “a sustained community effort to improve both the local economy and the quality of life by building the a...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Together for Peace: Respect, safety and dignity for all

Together for Peace: Respect, safety and dignity for all

MECHANICSBURG - Imagine a world of cities dedicated to expanding their local peace economy and encouraging a global culture of peace. International Ci...

October 27th, 2017 |  


New K-9, training resources help keep Ohio families safe

New K-9, training resources help keep Ohio families safe

Having well-trained law enforcement officers has been a priority of mine as Ohio Attorney General. We’ve sought to make the most advanced and cu...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Republican women say vote no on Issue 2

I recently (Saturday 10/21) attended the Ohio Federation of Republic Women’s (OFRW) fall conference. At the conference, the OFRW adopted a Resol...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

Information in this column addressed the debate around flu shots, whether they work and how effective the vaccinations shots are since the virus chang...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Lizzie finally learns to read

63 years ago, Lizzie and I did indeed learn to read. Here, through the eyes of my childhood self, is how that finally happened, in the first-grade cl...

October 22nd, 2017 updated: October 23rd, 2017. |  


Vote yes for local history

The rich history of our county has been a lifelong interest of mine. Therefore, I plan to support the Champaign County Historical Museum levy, which i...

October 19th, 2017 |