What are the warning signs of mental illness? Part 1

What are the warning signs of mental illness? Part 1

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series of articles published to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month in May.“I just ha...

May 4th, 2020 |  


Supporting Ohio communities

Supporting Ohio communities

We know how hard this crisis is hitting our cities and counties. They need robust, flexible funding to keep serving Ohioans and avoid cutting jobs and...

May 4th, 2020 |  


‘Chat with a Biologist’

Now students can chat with an ODNR Biologist online.With just a few weeks left of remote/online school for most in our local area and Ohio due to the ...

May 4th, 2020 |  



Safely reopening the economy

Safely reopening the economy

We need a real plan to reopen the economy, safely – because if we don’t do it safely, we’re just going to have to close it again. Pe...

April 30th, 2020 |  


A box of family treasures

It has been refreshing this week to have a change of scenery, to enjoy the fresh air, to work out the kinks resulting from a prolonged lack of movemen...

April 28th, 2020 |  


Eat fresh produce to stay healthy

Eat fresh produce to stay healthy

QUESTION: Is it safe to buy and eat fresh fruits and vegetables in light of the coronavirus pandemic? Can I get COVID-19 from eating fresh fruits such...

April 28th, 2020 |  


Should we be wearing masks?

In a healthcare newsletter the physicians reported that CDC recommends everyone to wear a cloth face mask covering the nose and mouth whenever they ar...

April 26th, 2020 |  


Urbana Police Division thankful for support during pandemic

Urbana Police Division thankful for support during pandemic

In early March, thanks to the efforts of our Champaign County Health District team as well as our local Emergency Management Agency committee, early w...

April 24th, 2020 |  


Losing a job often means losing insurance

The growing numbers of unemployed Americans – likely to hit 20 million or more thanks to the effects of the coronavirus – bring with them ...

April 24th, 2020 |  


Cleaning and disinfecting amid COVID-19

Cleaning and disinfecting amid COVID-19

QUESTION: Do I need to store my food in the garage or wipe my groceries with a disinfectant when I get them home from the grocery store to keep safe f...

April 23rd, 2020 |