Boomer Blog: Of dogs and tricks, old and new

Recently I wrote about the Sputnik-induced emphasis on space exploration in the late 1950’s. Back then, in fifth grade science, we studied the n...

February 21st, 2016 |  


Sodium still a concern with pricey types of salt

Sodium still a concern with pricey types of salt

Question: My wife recently bought some pink Himalayan salt. Besides being pretty, it’s expensive and isn’t even iodized. Is it somehow hea...

February 16th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Affairs of the heart – and life

With Valentine’s Day just past, surely there are many fingers newly adorned with engagement rings of every description, while visions of bridesm...

February 14th, 2016 |  



More fiber: Just what the doctor ordered

More fiber: Just what the doctor ordered

Question: I know it’s important to get enough fiber to help with constipation, but I’ve also read that it can help prevent disease. How do...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Urbana High School Alumni Association will dissolve without volunteers

In April of 1992 Mike Melvin, Mary Ann Dewitt Roush and Daisy Judy signed the Articles of Organization laying out the by-laws for a new organization t...

February 9th, 2016 |  


Participate in Mad River survey

The state of Ohio is considering the designation of a 22-mile stretch of the Mad River in Clark County, Ohio as a Recreational River. This designation...

February 8th, 2016 |  


Exercise important, but calories count more

Exercise important, but calories count more

Question: I have been doing more walking and other exercise since the first of the year, but I haven’t been losing much weight. Shouldn’t ...

February 7th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Ever to soar

Recently we sadly observed the 30th year since the Challenger disaster caused the deaths of all seven astronauts aboard their space shuttle. I have no...

February 7th, 2016 |  


Madison-Champaign ESC preschool classrooms receive 5-Star ratings

The Madison-Champaign ESC is proud to announce that each of our preschool classrooms have been audited by ODE’s Step Up To Quality efforts and h...

February 5th, 2016 |  


School project needs common sense

Why has building schools in Urbana become so complicated?Red flags have popped up on this issue from the beginning.It is time for a total solution, an...

February 3rd, 2016 |