Voter supports Bean

I’ve decided to vote for candidate Audra Bean for Champaign County Commissioner on May 8 in the upcoming Republican Primary election and hope yo...

April 8th, 2018 |  


States developing solutions to ‘dental deserts’ problem

States developing solutions to ‘dental deserts’ problem

Access to dental care is a serious and worsening health problem in rural America. But now many states are beginning to enact legislation that could ea...

April 8th, 2018 |  


Please support Graham school tax

As a parent in the Graham School District, I am concerned about our schools. Those of us who have been here for years see the effects of the cuts and ...

April 5th, 2018 |  



2018 ‘Season for Nonviolence’

The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund and Urbana University, in partnership with the City of Urbana (recently designated the 140th International City o...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Be on the lookout …

This open letter is to inform people in Springfield about a person, Shonda L. Stewart, who may be living in your town. She is a thief and a liar. I di...

April 3rd, 2018 updated: April 3rd, 2018. |  


Life lessons from sports movies

Many sports fans are undoubtedly reveling at the moment. Baseball season is underway after the earliest Opening Day in MLB history. The bracket-bustin...

April 1st, 2018 |  


N.C. student learning about Ohio

Hello residents of Champaign County! I am a fourth-grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we research a state for our State Fair and I have...

March 30th, 2018 |  


When it comes to smoking, it pays to be a quitter

When it comes to smoking, it pays to be a quitter

My patient, a 26-year-old mother of two, came to the ED by emergency squad because she developed shortness of breath and a cough for the third time in...

March 30th, 2018 |  


Bullying found in every community

Bullying found in every community

I picked up the chart and walked into the exam room where I found a young girl bent over in bed crying. She was a delightful 14-year-old who was withd...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Binge drinking — how much is too much?

Binge drinking — how much is too much?

Question: My friends and I go to happy hour after work sometimes for a drink. But one of my friends doesn’t stop at one or two drinks, instead s...

March 26th, 2018 |