Resurrecting old insurance model may limit who gets covered and how well

A new health insurance option awaits consumers this fall. Proponents say it will offer lower premiums and relief from increasingly expensive Obamacare...

July 16th, 2018 |  


Ward disappointed in judge

It was my displeasure to witness a judge in the Urbana Municipal Court show disrespect to those addressing the bench as attorneys as well as all obser...

July 15th, 2018 |  


The halfway point of summer

There are two reasons for making special mention of yesterday, known on the calendar as July 15: it was my sister’s birthday, and summer hit the...

July 15th, 2018 |  



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About 34.2 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months, according to National Alliance for Caregiving and...

July 13th, 2018 |  


Wash hands properly to prevent foodborne illness

Wash hands properly to prevent foodborne illness

Question: My husband gets frustrated with me because I’m always reminding him to wash his hands multiple times when cooking. He says washing bef...

July 9th, 2018 |  


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Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego found the cost for the 10 “highest sp...

July 8th, 2018 |  


Making ourselves useful

My mother often yelled “Go make yourself useful,” when we were underfoot in the kitchen or later on when we lopped our teenaged selves ove...

July 8th, 2018 |  


Stay safe this hot, humid summer with these 15 tips

Summer is traditionally a season of relaxation and recreation, yet it’s also a common time for injuries as people step outside to enjoy the weat...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Some tick bites cause food allergies

Some tick bites cause food allergies

Question: Can you really develop an allergy to red meat from a tick bite?Answer: That depends.In certain cases, with a certain tick, in some people an...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Six months in, tax reform is making a real difference In Ohio

Six months in, tax reform is making a real difference In Ohio

The tax reform and tax cut legislation that passed at the end of last year has now been in place for six months. It’s time to take stock of how ...

July 2nd, 2018 |