Making ourselves useful

My mother often yelled “Go make yourself useful,” when we were underfoot in the kitchen or later on when we lopped our teenaged selves ove...

July 8th, 2018 |  


Stay safe this hot, humid summer with these 15 tips

Summer is traditionally a season of relaxation and recreation, yet it’s also a common time for injuries as people step outside to enjoy the weat...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Some tick bites cause food allergies

Some tick bites cause food allergies

Question: Can you really develop an allergy to red meat from a tick bite?Answer: That depends.In certain cases, with a certain tick, in some people an...

July 5th, 2018 |  



Six months in, tax reform is making a real difference In Ohio

Six months in, tax reform is making a real difference In Ohio

The tax reform and tax cut legislation that passed at the end of last year has now been in place for six months. It’s time to take stock of how ...

July 2nd, 2018 |  


Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

Healthy living is something we often take for granted, until we find ourselves faced with an unexpected diagnosis or a troubling new health concern th...

July 2nd, 2018 |  


A legacy of citizens volunteering to protect freedom

A legacy of citizens volunteering to protect freedom

The Fourth of July celebrates the birth of our great nation when, on July 4, 1776, our forefathers issued the Declaration of Independence and advocate...

July 2nd, 2018 |  


Changes in tax law aren’t helping Medicare

Is Medicare going broke? That scary thought raced through the media a few weeks ago when the program’s trustees issued their annual report to Co...

July 1st, 2018 |  


Kids and their DARNDEST sayings

I used to watch House Party, a daytime talk show that ran from 1952-1969 on CBS. My favorite part involved host Art Linkletter interviewing children, ...

July 1st, 2018 |  


Free food at work means more calories

Free food at work means more calories

Question: I’ve noticed that I’ve gained a few extra pounds in the past couple of months. The only things I can think of are the doughnuts ...

June 26th, 2018 |  


CCPA tour in the Pony Wagon Town a success

St. Paris was alive this past weekend as it welcomed visitors to the 26th Annual Historic Home and Garden Tour! The Champaign County Preservation Alli...

June 26th, 2018 |