NEWS


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Downhill sledding fun
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PET OF THE WEEK
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January sun
WL-S names Seniors of the Month

WL-S names Seniors of the Month

West Liberty-Salem has named the following Seniors of the Month for January.NAME: Adam LaRocheSCHOOL: West Liberty-SalemPARENTS: Dan and Tez LaRocheSc...

January 18th, 2022 |  


Local theatre group seeks permanent location

The Perennial Theatre Company, a non-profit theater organization based out of Urbana, has been producing local theatre since 2015. After 7 years perfo...

January 18th, 2022 |  


Lucas Thornton shovels his driveway on Monday along U.S. Route 36 west of Mad River after the weekend’s snowfall. Western Ohio was spared the he...

January 17th, 2022 |  


Soil health class offered Feb. 24

Soil health class offered Feb. 24

WEST LIBERTY - Soil health has always been an important part of the sustainability of a farm.Each year we learn more about the conditions in which soi...

January 17th, 2022 |  


Reasor honored by MHDAS group

Reasor honored by MHDAS group

Champaign County Deputy Tyler Reasor was named the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Deputy of the Year at an award ceremony held on Thursday.The Champai...

January 15th, 2022 |  


PET OF THE WEEK

PET OF THE WEEK

PAWS Animal ShelterMeet Independence! She is a 1 1/2-year-old gray tabby who is already spayed and up to date on her shots. Independence loves being p...

January 14th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


Mechanicsburg beats Piqua in girls bowling

The Mechanicsburg girls bowling team beat Piqua, 2,109-1,786, in non-league action.The Indians were led by Hannah Dingledine, who rolled a 355 with ga...

January 21st, 2022 |  


WL-S knocks off Triad in girls hoops

WL-S knocks off Triad in girls hoops

WEST LIBERTY – Bailey Poppe scored a game-high 13 points as WL-S beat Triad, 52-12, in OHC girls basketball.The Tigers led, 35-4, at the half.Fo...

January 21st, 2022 |  


Falcons sweep Indian Lake in bowling

Graham held off Indian Lake, 2,261-2,251, in CBC girls bowling.For the Falcons (12-2, 11-2), Kailey Dowty rolled a 187-185 372, Gracie Astry a 130-211...

January 20th, 2022 |  


DeLong scores 37 points in Mechanicsburg’s win

DeLong scores 37 points in Mechanicsburg’s win

MECHANICSBURG – Addie DeLong scored a game-high 37 points as Mechanicsburg beat West Jefferson, 85-66, in OHC girls basketball.The Indians led, ...

January 20th, 2022 |  


Shawnee beats Urbana in boys basketball

SPRINGFIELD – Shawnee knocked off Urbana, 63-38, in CBC boys basketball.The Hillclimbers trailed, 32-20, at the half.For UHS (9-4), Jonathan Hil...

January 19th, 2022 |  


MULTIMEDIA - PHOTO STORE


LIFE


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Looking Back – Cable
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Wares celebrate 60 years
First baby of 2022

First baby of 2022

The obstetrics team at the Memorial Hospital Miracle Life Center was excited to welcome the first baby of 2022 – Adariah Billie Rose McCarty was...

January 5th, 2022 |  


Looking Back: Bob Martin Band

Looking Back: Bob Martin Band

This photo of the Bob Martin Band was taken at the Urbana Country Club on New Year’s Eve, 1951, and submitted to this newspaper 50 years later b...

December 28th, 2021 |  


CLUB NEWS

CLUB NEWS

Urbana Chapter DARDecember 8, 2021The Urbana Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at BrownRidge ...

December 21st, 2021 |  


CCHS hosts Christmas festivities

CCHS hosts Christmas festivities

The Champaign County Historical Society, with the generous support of Farmers and Merchants State Bank, recently hosted a Christmas gathering for thei...

December 20th, 2021 |  


Looking Back: Brush Lake

Looking Back: Brush Lake

This is a 1909 photo (#A416) of the Brush Lake railroad tower. Unfortunately, the Champaign County Historical Society does not have a photo of the Bru...

December 14th, 2021 |  


5 generations of Wrights

5 generations of Wrights

The Wright family of Urbana is marking five generations. In front and center is the eldest member, Connie Rice, holding the youngest member, Roman Wri...

December 5th, 2021 |  


OPINION


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YOUR VIEW

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Reflecting on the past

The tiring part of retirement

While I was teaching, I rarely entertained the thought of retirement. I did, however, observe those latter years of life as my parents experienced the...

January 11th, 2022 |  


Back to the future going forward

Regular readers know I have fairly untraditional ways of poking around on the internet for intriguing nuggets of historical information. I most often ...

January 4th, 2022 |  


On the wings of a song

Annually anticipating The Kennedy Center Honors as the old year closes out, I thoroughly enjoyed the return of the star-studded program last week in a...

December 28th, 2021 |  


Group disputes AP story

On Thursday, December 23, the Urbana Daily Citizen carried an article by Julie Carr Smyth on DeWine’s “born alive” bill (pp. 1-2). T...

December 27th, 2021 |  


Merry Christmas, even if you’re a dog

Merry Christmas, even if you’re a dog

(Translated from meow to English by her servant.)I’d rather be hiding in the dark woods right now under a pile of brush listening to the neighbo...

December 23rd, 2021 |  


How my father and I shared Cnristmas

Years ago my father, for the first of several times, quietly stated to me: “Christmas was spoiled for me the year my mother asked me to put the ...

December 21st, 2021 |  


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