What makes America great

Nowadays I must force myself to watch the news on any channel, broadcast or cable. Although neither legislative body in Washington has been in session...

October 14th, 2019 updated: October 15th, 2019. |  


It’s Medicare open enrollment time

Medicare open enrollment is Oct. 15 and through Dec. 7, your chance to change coverage (Medicare plans) if you want.Medicare Part C plans, known as Me...

October 13th, 2019 |  


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 |  


Boards of DD serve people throughout their lives

Boards of DD serve people throughout their lives

I have been the Superintendent of the Champaign County Board of DD for a little over a year now. As with many County Boards across the state, there ca...

October 3rd, 2019 |  


Take care when preparing venison

Take care when preparing venison

Question: Hunting season starts soon, and we want to make sure we safely prepare any meat that we bag. Can you share some tips on how to do so?Answer:...

October 2nd, 2019 |