National, local Shriners raise awareness of philanthropic work

For more than 140 years, Shriners have influenced society as a fraternal organization dedicated to the Masonic principles of truth, relief and brother...

June 30th, 2016 |  


Lustron house had no luster for this reader

I read with interest the article about the Lustron home in your recent special section prior to the CCPA weekend. Having survived six years in the Lus...

June 30th, 2016 |  


Pack kids’ snacks with nutrients, variety

Pack kids’ snacks with nutrients, variety

Question: I know my kids eat too many cookies and chips. What are some healthier snack options for kids?Answer: Thirty years ago, children ate, on ave...

June 28th, 2016 |  



Many questions surround new school

As a taxpayer to the city of Urbana and state of Ohio, I have great concern about the superintendent and school board with regard to their actions and...

June 27th, 2016 |  


THEIR VIEW: The key to growth: Ohio is working!

THEIR VIEW: The key to growth: Ohio is working!

At the height of the Great Recession, Ohio’s economy was in critical condition, barely clinging to life after the devastating loss of 350,000 pr...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Why what England did is ‘The Shot Heard ‘Round The World’

Why what England did is ‘The Shot Heard ‘Round The World’

This is absolutely one of the largest political movements by a body politic in my life time. Why? Because it’s a rare occurrence of people rejec...

June 26th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: A little of this and that

It seems the forces of nature wanted to extend an appropriately warm welcome to summer this year. Many of us spent the last weekend of spring dealing ...

June 26th, 2016 |  


We have been snookered on school

Transparency in regards to the Urbana School situation means answering the following questions:1.What ever made you buy the first site close to a land...

June 26th, 2016 |  


Celebrity waiters event sets record

On behalf of my co-chairman, Phil Upchurch and the entire Board of Trustees of the Cancer Association of Champaign County, I want to thank everyone wh...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Keep food safety in mind when camping

Keep food safety in mind when camping

Question: We are planning to go camping for a long weekend this summer and I want to be sure we’re smart about the food we bring and prepare. Wh...

June 23rd, 2016 |