OUR VIEW EDITORIAL: Urbana school project becoming a fumble

When the voters approved a bond issue in November 2014 to build new Urbana City Schools facilities, it must have come as a surprise to local leaders. ...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Former board members: City, school should work together better on building project

In 2004 the Board of Urbana City Schools enlisted the assistance of a well-respected Urbana businessman to look for a possible site for new schools.On...

June 7th, 2016 |  


In 2018, food labels will give more information

In 2018, food labels will give more information

Question: I heard something on the news about the Nutrition Facts labels changing. What are the details?Answer: The new Nutrition Facts information wo...

June 7th, 2016 |  



Boomer Blog: Commencement is commencement

In 1970 the president of my college, as was the tradition, concluded our commencement exercises with the statement I paraphrase here: “I now dec...

June 5th, 2016 |  


Congressman’s data questioned by reader

When I read a certain quote by U.S. Representative Jim Jordan in the “Rep. Jordan discusses farm bill” article (published Friday, June 3),...

June 3rd, 2016 |  


Local veterans thank Elena

On Monday, May 30, 2016, before the Memorial Day Service at Oak Dale Cemetery, a little girl would look up and if she recognized the person as a veter...

June 2nd, 2016 |  


Smoothies can boost fruit, calcium intake

Smoothies can boost fruit, calcium intake

Question: My teenage daughter has a sudden affinity for smoothies. She is making them all the time. Is this something I should encourage?Answer: Smoot...

June 1st, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: ‘Beeing’ a good speller

Thursday night I tuned in to ESPN anticipating an evening of spirited competition. Ten rivals vying for a coveted trophy stood prepared to engage in t...

May 30th, 2016 |  


Frogeye leaf spot is concern in soybean fields

Frogeye leaf spot is concern in soybean fields

Frogeye leaf spot is a disease that can be found in some soybean fields across Ohio but the severity is often low and does not warrant treatment. Howe...

May 26th, 2016 |  


MyRA can help jump-start retirement savings

MyRA can help jump-start retirement savings

Question: I am approaching 30 and don’t have any retirement savings. I work retail and my job doesn’t offer a retirement plan. I don’...

May 25th, 2016 |