Human dignity for all

Human dignity for all

Springfield is not unlike many communities across the country, struggling to make sense out of what has happened to those impacted by racial inequalit...

July 20th, 2020 |  


Outsmart the summer heat

The hot weather causes serious risk for older adults. The National Safety Council promotes guidelines to outsmart the sun’s heat. The advice off...

July 19th, 2020 |  


Farewell to a friend

Farewell to a friend

Editor’s note: The subject of this column, Kevin O’Boyle, worked as sports editor of the Urbana Daily Citizen in the late 1980s. He went o...

July 14th, 2020 |  



Supporting Ohio children through a pandemic

Supporting Ohio children through a pandemic

Right now, families and young people are dealing with unprecedented financial stress, social isolation, and abrupt changes to daily life. Child welfar...

July 14th, 2020 |  


I heard it on TV!

A few bars of a golden oldie are all I need to be totally transported to a previous time in my life. The mere musical suggestion of the Righteous Brot...

July 14th, 2020 |  


Don’t bleach food to protect against COVID-19

Don’t bleach food to protect against COVID-19

QUESTION: I’m really worried about COVID-19 and want to keep my family safe, so lately I’ve been rinsing my fresh fruits and vegetables wi...

July 13th, 2020 |  


Is your goal to be youthful or useful?

Recently at an online conference, Ken Dychtwald, founder of the Age Wave, gave a presentation on Fatherhood. Ken’s suggestions applied to men an...

July 12th, 2020 |  


My own personal greats and grands

Lately I seem to have been retreating from the regular rhythms of life. There are, of course, the general health concerns surrounding the pandemic, as...

July 7th, 2020 |  


Expanding broadband internet access

Expanding broadband internet access

This pandemic has been the Great Revealer. It’s exposing so many inequities in our society, and it’s affecting nearly every aspect of our ...

July 7th, 2020 |  


Leiker, Smith assets to our community

Three years ago we started a campaign to raise funds for a knight statue for Urbana University. In that time we have had the help of a number of donor...

July 2nd, 2020 |