Those darned geese!

If you live in Champaign County then I am sure that you are familiar with the Canada goose. Canada geese are a permanent fixture here in Champaign Cou...

April 9th, 2017 |  


Boomer Blog: Game-Changers

In these unsettled times, small changes in small corners of our lives just seem to add to the confusion. Case in point: last week Crayola announced th...

April 9th, 2017 |  


Calorie counts on menus soon to be required of restaurants with many locations

Calorie counts on menus soon to be required of restaurants with many locations

Question: My family likes to eat out several times a month, but I’ve heard recently that many restaurant menu items contain plenty of calories. ...

April 6th, 2017 |  



‘Peter Pan’ lifted reader’s spirit

Congratulations to the West Liberty-Salem High School musical production of “Peter Pan” in March. All the staging, actresses/actors were w...

April 3rd, 2017 |  


Stopping deadly opioids at the border

Stopping deadly opioids at the border

The opioid addiction epidemic takes far too many lives and destroys too many families across Ohio, and one of the biggest culprits of the deadly overd...

April 2nd, 2017 |  


All about basketball

According to my brackets, the “craziness” of March ends tonight in Phoenix when the newly-crowned champions of college men’s basketb...

April 2nd, 2017 |  


Reader reacts to newspaper article

The article headed “Poll: Most Dislike Healthcare Proposal” (front page, Urbana Daily Citizen, Mar. 30, 2017) notes that “by wide ma...

March 31st, 2017 |  


Added sugar is in more items than you think

Added sugar is in more items than you think

Question: I’ve decided that I want to eat healthier and lessen the amount of sugar that I consume. But how can I tell what foods and drinks have...

March 29th, 2017 |  


Why I support Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation

Why I support Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation

In 2006, Republicans and Democrats alike came together to unanimously confirm a bright young lawyer named Neil Gorsuch as a federal appeals court judg...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Caring for those who care for our veterans

Caring for those who care for our veterans

One of my most sacred jobs as your senator is standing up for the men and women who served our country in uniform, and the loved ones who support them...

March 27th, 2017 |