Explore the outdoors at home

Explore the outdoors at home

Urbana and Champaign County is Southwest and Central Ohio’s Spring and Summer destination for outdoor exploration and activities!With its close ...

April 27th, 2021 |  


Still boomering after all these years …

For almost seven years I have shared reminiscent walks down memory lane, soapbox opinions about education and politics, glimpses into my family life, ...

April 27th, 2021 |  


April is National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of outreach columns from the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities.April is Autism Accepta...

April 26th, 2021 |  



Fighting unfair foreign competition for Ohio workers

Fighting unfair foreign competition for Ohio workers

For far too long, our trade policy has allowed our steelworkers and other Ohio industries to drown under unfair foreign competition.Too often, we see ...

April 26th, 2021 |  


But what we did have …

I am absolutely reveling in April this year. Oh, April happened last year - April happens every year. Back then, however, I was preoccupied with the p...

April 20th, 2021 |  


Getting more vaccines to underserved Ohio communities

Getting more vaccines to underserved Ohio communities

We know the most important thing we can do to defeat this pandemic, to get our economy moving again, and to get people back to their lives, is to get ...

April 19th, 2021 |  


Fridge organization can lessen food waste

Fridge organization can lessen food waste

QUESTION: I buy fresh fruits and vegetables every time I go to the grocery store, but it seems like much of the produce ends in the wastebin, because ...

April 14th, 2021 |  


Good old-fashioned job listings!

With gritted teeth and steeled nerves, several times a day I skim online headlines for the latest reports of Republicans and Democrats lambasting each...

April 13th, 2021 |  


Allowing more Ohio workers to earn overtime pay

Allowing more Ohio workers to earn overtime pay

It’s simple: if you work extra hours, you should earn extra pay.Four and a half years ago in Columbus, I stood with then-Vice President Biden an...

April 12th, 2021 |  


With smiles all around!

The flakes that snowed on my spring parade last week notwithstanding, my spirits have been moving in an upward trajectory. With hours of sunshine out-...

April 6th, 2021 |