NEWS


10:12 pm |    
PETS OF THE WEEK
Voters to select village, twp. leaders

Voters to select village, twp. leaders

Villagers will determine their future mayor and two council members, and township residents will select a fiscal officer and one trustee when they hea...

October 17th, 2019 |  


West Liberty to construct splash pad

West Liberty to construct splash pad

WEST LIBERTY - Water-loving kids will have a new toy at Lions Park in West Liberty next summer. Fundraising started in February and construction of a ...

October 16th, 2019 |  


Local church collecting shoeboxes of gifts

The First Christian Church, 113 Orange St., Urbana, is among 5,000 locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas...

October 16th, 2019 |  


Perpetual announces operating results

Perpetual Federal Savings Bank of Urbana [OTC Pink: “PFOH”] has reported fiscal fourth quarter net income of $1.43 million, or basic and d...

October 16th, 2019 |  


ODOT reports local road, lane closures

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports the following road and lane closures in Champaign County:- U.S. Route 36 between Monument Square and Wal...

October 16th, 2019 |  


Alzheimer’s Assn. seeks volunteers

SPRINGFIELD - Individuals interested in helping the Alzheimer’s Association assist families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia a...

October 16th, 2019 |  


SPORTS


9:43 pm |    
Frostburg State defeats UU

Indians to exercise Kluber’s option

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians wasted no time on one of their biggest offseason decisions: Bringing back Corey Kluber was a no-brainer.Cleveland s...

October 2nd, 2019 |  


Earhart wins Clunker Classic II at Shady Bowl

DeGRAFF – Shady Bowl Speedway was the place to be Saturday, as the track hosted the second Clunker Classic. The race was a 300-lap Enduro.This y...

September 29th, 2019 |  


Mayhem arrives at Shady Bowl on Saturday

DeGRAFF – Everyone has seen the commercials starring “Mayhem” as a representative of an outlandish insurance company.Mayhem will be ...

September 26th, 2019 |  


UU football receives vote in AFCA Top 25 poll

WACO, TEX. – Urbana University received a vote in this week’s AFCA Division II Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll.It’s the first ti...

September 24th, 2019 |  


5 class winners at Shady Bowl

5 class winners at Shady Bowl

DeGRAFF – Shady Bowl Speedway promoter Rick Young is always trying to make racing at the rural more fun for fans and drivers.Saturday night̵...

September 23rd, 2019 |  


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LIFE


10:46 pm |    
Smiths celebrate 50th
10:46 pm |    
Smiths celebrate 50th
11:01 pm |    
Ritchies celebrate 50th
Slones celebrate 67th

Slones celebrate 67th

James Erwin and Virginia Slone of Urbana will be celebrating 67 years of marriage on Sept. 29. They were married on that date in 1951 by Rev. Stanley....

September 25th, 2019 |  


BIRTHS

Lucas Ryan David DixonLucas Ryan David Dixon was born Sept. 18, 2019, at 7:51 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 21 inches, in Marysvill...

September 20th, 2019 |  


Richardson case put into perspective

The case of Brooke Skylar Richardson (Urbana Daily Citizen, Sep. 13, p. 9) ended with her getting probation for three years after spending time in pri...

September 16th, 2019 |  


Bush/Ruoff

Bush/Ruoff

Mr. and Mrs. James Bush of Urbana announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Bush of Columbus, to Seth Ruoff of Columbus.The bride-elect atten...

September 12th, 2019 |  


Bodeys celebrate 40th

Bodeys celebrate 40th

Richard and Gloria Bodey, of St. Paris, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15. They were married on Sept. 15, 1979, at Grafton Un...

September 10th, 2019 |  


OPINION


11:22 pm
Updated: 8:09 am. |    

What makes America great

I am proud of this community

Having been blessed to be part of a Bicentennial Family Farm and having spent nearly half of my adult life living in Urbana, I needed to comment on th...

October 11th, 2019 |  


We’ve made progress treating addiction

We’ve made progress treating addiction

For far too long, prescription pain medication, heroin, and fentanyl have broken families apart and devastated communities in Ohio. In 2017, our opioi...

October 10th, 2019 |  


Balloon Fest was a big success

Grimes Field was alive and bustling this past week-end as it welcomed visitors to the Balloon Fest - “A Hot Air Affair.” The balloons lit ...

October 10th, 2019 |  


What lies in the cracks between

I always enjoy Rick Steves’ travelogues on PBS, but I remained glued to the TV a couple of weeks ago when he took his viewers – and me ...

October 7th, 2019 |  


Seniors putting technology to work

A report by the Consumer Technology Association says the active aging industry, which includes safety and smart-living technologies, health and remote...

October 6th, 2019 |  


Someone please help Urbana!

I have lived in Urbana most of my life and now work in a position to talk to a lot of local residents. We are wondering what happened to this town. Mo...

October 3rd, 2019 |  


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