Biscuits – like my mother used to make

Well, not her first biscuits. According to Scott Family legend, perpetuated by my father in frequent and gleeful detail, my mother’s first attem...

September 2nd, 2019 |  


Choose healthy, safe lunches for school

Choose healthy, safe lunches for school

QUESTION: School is back in session for my fourth grader, and he’s decided this year that he wants to pack lunch for the first time. Any tips on...

August 28th, 2019 |  


The 3 R’s for the 21st Century

Most Champaign County kids are back at school by now, in their classrooms with their teachers for lessons, curriculum, and hopefully lots of education...

August 26th, 2019 |  



When do you need long-term care?

Most people want to stay at home, but there may be a time when you begin to feel that home is a prison because it’s too difficult to get out and...

August 25th, 2019 |  


Ohio manufacturers, ag producers need the USMCA

Ohio manufacturers, ag producers need the USMCA

Ohio’s farmers are enduring a tough year, as more than one in seven acres went unplanted this season due to relentless precipitation and floodin...

August 22nd, 2019 |  


FDA warns against drinking sodium chlorite

FDA warns against drinking sodium chlorite

QUESTION: I just saw a social media post warning against drinking Miracle Mineral Solution. What is it, and why shouldn’t I drink it? ANSWER: Mi...

August 21st, 2019 |  


When school started after Labor Day

We Boomers remember when we began school the day after Labor Day – as did our parents. A check of the UDC archives available online through the ...

August 19th, 2019 |  


Organization key to successful move

Moving is a chore and more but more for those living in the same home for decades where memories were made. It is all beautiful, but all the artwork, ...

August 18th, 2019 |  


Food safety and homemade fruit- or vegetable-infused water

Food safety and homemade fruit- or vegetable-infused water

Question: I’m planning to add either fresh strawberry or cucumber slices to a pitcher of water to serve with a lunch I’m hosting. Are ther...

August 14th, 2019 |  


Multiple ways to disinfect drinking water in an emergency

Multiple ways to disinfect drinking water in an emergency

Question: The water supply for my household has been disrupted twice this summer due to historic rainfall levels, leaving us faced with boil alerts du...

August 13th, 2019 |