Soil health workshops start Sept. 2

OSU Extension Champaign County and the Champaign Soil and Water Conservation District are offering a Soil Health Workshop Series beginning in Septembe...

August 9th, 2015 |  


City pool manager, lifeguards draw praise

I would like to praise a city employee, the pool manager Cheryl. She is absolutely the best I have ever seen in the 40-plus years I have been going.Sh...

August 4th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: I heard it on the radio

When I recently heard the term “table radio,” the phrase struck me as a quaint reference to the radios of my childhood. As I envisioned my...

August 2nd, 2015 |  



Local sanctuary attains Humane Society status

His Hands Extended Sanctuary, in St. Paris, has applied for and been granted, in accordance with Ohio Revised Code, Humane Society status. It will now...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Goofs, gaffes, and assorted embarrassing moments

In a certain sense, I have blundered my way through 67 years of life. Some people are accident prone; others frequently “open mouth, insert foot...

July 26th, 2015 |  


Historical Society seeks active participants

We at the Champaign County Historical Museum Board of Trustees are inviting you to attend our free public meetings as well as other events at our muse...

July 23rd, 2015 |  


PAWS Animal Shelter thankful for support

The Champaign County Humane Association/PAWS Animal Shelter thanks all donors who purchased Paws during our Paws for PAWS fundraiser. We also thank th...

July 23rd, 2015 |  


Boomer Blog: Retail tales

My parents seldom used the word “shopping.” My father talked about the stores where his family did their “trading” during the ...

July 19th, 2015 |  


Vitale explains federal law does not trump the Ohio Constitution

Vitale explains federal law does not trump the Ohio Constitution

In 2004, 62 percent of Ohio voters approved a 55-word amendment to the Ohio Constitution. It clearly states that, in Ohio, only a marriage between one...

July 14th, 2015 |  


Pull the plug on the Ex-Im Bank

“I’m not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every government program, just because it’s there. Like … the Ex...

July 14th, 2015 |