Projectors and recorders and flashcards, oh my!

I worked my way through college with several campus jobs, including a great year as a residence hall counselor and a less-enjoyable semester in the ki...

September 23rd, 2018 |  


Meat vs. ‘meat’?

Meat vs. ‘meat’?

Question: What’s the difference between meat, “clean meat” and plant-based “meat”? It’s all getting a bit confusin...

September 19th, 2018 |  


People, places, things

Stay calm. This column has nothing to do with grammar. It is just that the classic definition of nouns helped organize my scattered thinking about an ...

September 16th, 2018 |  



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Staycations are a great way to take a break from routine and create delightful, relaxing vacations at home, then pocket the savings.The effort involve...

September 13th, 2018 |  


A ‘community’ is just a ‘place’ if the newspaper dies

A ‘community’ is just a ‘place’ if the newspaper dies

“You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” The old adage came to mind as I thought about my local newspaper ...

September 11th, 2018 |  


CACC cancels Celebrity Waiters Dinner

The Cancer Association of Champaign County announces the cancellation of the Celebrity Waiters Dinner which had been rescheduled for Sept. 18. Due to ...

September 11th, 2018 |  


The new tax law creates opportunity for struggling communities

The new tax law creates opportunity for struggling communities

Ohioans are already seeing many of the positive results of the tax cut and tax reform legislation that became law before the first of the year—i...

September 10th, 2018 |  


Insurance market choices confusing

Anyone buying health insurance this fall faces a daunting task: having to choose among multiple, often-complex options that offer widely varying degre...

September 10th, 2018 |  


Lizzie and Elizabeth: Dèjá vu

Each September when the calendar reaches its eleventh day, I silently recount two important events in American history. As attacks of that day –...

September 9th, 2018 |  


Think food safety when choosing a restaurant

Think food safety when choosing a restaurant

Question: With the recent reports of people developing foodborne illness after eating at certain restaurants, it’s made me a little worried abou...

September 9th, 2018 |