Lizzie goes to camp

Lizzie roused from a deep sleep to realize she was not at home. The voice calling her name was her cabin counselor, shaking her awake for an early-mor...

June 24th, 2019 |  


Connecting Ohio educators with D.C. legislators

Connecting Ohio educators with D.C. legislators

When I first came to the Senate, I met with a number of higher education leaders around Ohio. In these conversations we realized how little opportunit...

June 24th, 2019 |  


End of school year this and that

Congratulations to all of our local graduating senior class members.If you were in band or choir, please consider enjoying “making music” ...

June 20th, 2019 |  



Compromise is the essence of our democracy

Compromise is the essence of our democracy

You may not be ready for next year’s elections, but in political time, they’re coming up fast. Even politicians who aren’t running f...

June 19th, 2019 |  


Expanding overtime pay for Ohio workers

Expanding overtime pay for Ohio workers

Nearly three years ago, I stood in Columbus to announce that the Obama administration was going to finally raise the salary threshold to earn overtime...

June 18th, 2019 |  


Somewhere off the beaten path …

It’s summer vacation season! Millions are heading to the beach or the mountains or our nation’s capital to see the sights. Although Disney...

June 18th, 2019 |  


FDA warns of Hepatitis A withsome blackberries

FDA warns of Hepatitis A withsome blackberries

Question: I just heard the recent health warning advising people about the concern with a brand of frozen blackberries and hepatitis A. How is it poss...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Champaign County Library offers fine-free period

Champaign County Library offers fine-free period

Do you have an overdue library book? Are you ashamed to return it because you owe fines? Or, are you frustrated because Champaign County roads keep fl...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Isolation will grow in senior population

Carol Marak’s article on isolated seniors (Urbana Daily Citizen, June 14, p. 4) covers most of the questions about the sources of their loneline...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Attend Carol Marak’s free Live events on Facebook @Carebuzz. Every Tuesday, 3 p.m. CST, the discussion focuses on proactive living in mid-life. (https://www.facebook.com/Carebuzz/)

There’s a growing concern that seniors in retirement are not actively involved and it puts them at risk for chronic conditions. Social isolation...

June 16th, 2019 |