Keeping Ohio’s government open and transparent

Keeping Ohio’s government open and transparent

Since the passage of Ohio’s first open records law in 1963, our state legislature has gone to great lengths to open the doors of public building...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Today in Champaign County History

NOTE: When I was young, the subject of history seemed like a long list of wars and treaties within and between the countries of the world. What I real...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


Schneider cared about animals’ welfare

The Champaign County Humane Association, Inc. Board of Trustees and the animals housed at Paws Animal Shelter in the past, present, and in the future ...

May 19th, 2016 |  



Our mental health: Care for the youths

May is Mental Health Month and nearly one in five, almost 20 percent, of Ohioans experience some type of mental illness or emotional disturbance each ...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Why food safety is vital during pregnancy

Why food safety is vital during pregnancy

Question: Why are pregnant women at greater risk of foodborne illness?Answer: When a woman becomes pregnant, she undergoes all sorts of physical chang...

May 16th, 2016 |  


School project drawing concern

All this waste that is going on within the Urbana school district - I can’t believe I am the only one who is appalled by the way this new school...

May 16th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Out of the books for babes

Many of us relish reading aloud to the munchkins in our lives. Rhythm and word choice in some books make them downright entertaining to read; Go, Dog....

May 15th, 2016 |  


Take another look at UHS plans for Castle building

If I would have known then what I know now, I might not have encouraged the Urbana City Schools to save the old castle building. From the illustrative...

May 12th, 2016 |  


Medical marijuana bill has problems

Medical marijuana bill has problems

While I am not against the use of medical marijuana if it is used, dispensed and administered the proper way, there are problems with this bill that c...

May 11th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: There’s a first time for everything

There have probably been no more “firsts” than usual lately, but somehow I have noticed a string of them. My almost five-year-old grandnie...

May 8th, 2016 |