Back when summer was young

After an entire spring of learning packets and virtual Zoom lessons at home, I wonder if kids have noticed much difference now that summer vacation ha...

June 16th, 2020 |  


Acton’s departure questioned

The article “Ohio health director resigns” by Julie Smyth (Associated Press/Urbana Daily Citizen, Friday, June 12, pp. 1 and 3) emphasizes...

June 15th, 2020 |  


‘Full’ county fair too risky

Recent headlines were “Full Fair Could be a Huge Boom.” After the fair, headlines could be “Full Fair Causes Huge Boom of Covid-19&#...

June 15th, 2020 |  



Reforming our justice system

Reforming our justice system

People all around our state and our country are calling for meaningful change in our justice system.This reform starts with holding police accountable...

June 15th, 2020 |  


Sycamore House in Urbana can help

During this time of lockdown, many abortion clinics are closed. Unscrupulous entrepreneurs have therefore stepped up and tried to sell Mifepristone pi...

June 11th, 2020 |  


Of pandemics and pan-protests

It never failed, in those years I traveled with my students to our partner school in Germany: the three weeks of our annual travel/school/family exper...

June 10th, 2020 |  


Rural health care systems at risk

I am very concerned with the future of our rural healthcare system. The COVID-19 crisis has had a dramatic effect on areas like ours, who simply do no...

June 8th, 2020 |  


Fighting for racial justice

Fighting for racial justice

The peaceful protests around our state and throughout our country are an expression of fear, grief, frustration, and anger.Black communities led the n...

June 8th, 2020 |  


COVID-19 is changing tech habits

I use an app called SnugSafe. It’s a check-in service for people aging alone. Recently, Snug surveyed the members in their community and discove...

June 7th, 2020 |  


Canning expected to be big this year

Canning expected to be big this year

Question: I’m growing my own produce this year since I’ve got time on my hands due to the pandemic. I want to be able to store the foods t...

June 3rd, 2020 |