Two ways Congress can ease the student debt burden

Two ways Congress can ease the student debt burden

Millions of middle-class families across the country are feeling squeezed, with wages that haven’t recovered from the recession, and costs of li...

May 14th, 2017 |  


Boomer Blog: Needles pulling thread

I am beginning to see light at the end of my counted-cross-stitch tunnel! To reach my annual goal of entering five handmade pieces in the needlework c...

May 14th, 2017 |  


Ohio jobs are not up for negotiation

Ohio jobs are not up for negotiation

I have spent my entire career fighting for a trade policy that puts Ohio workers first. Two days after last November’s election, I called the pr...

May 11th, 2017 |  


Healthcare industry fights transparent prices

Turning healthcare consumers into educated shoppers has long been a goal of employers who foot the bill for most care, politicians and some consumer o...

May 10th, 2017 |  


Representative Nino Vitale votes no on 4,500-page budget bill

Representative Nino Vitale votes no on 4,500-page budget bill

COLUMBUS – On Tuesday, May 2 the Ohio House of Representatives passed the state operating budget (HB 49). While I found some good causes within ...

May 9th, 2017 |  


A salute to Neil Evans

I read with enthusiasm about the award presentations at the most recent Champaign County/Urbana Chamber annual dinner. I want to applaud the well-dese...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Champaign County Extension Office invites public to Crop Walk Series

Join specialists in the field this summer to see hands-on what insect and disease pressure is present. The specialists will help participants identify...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Will your food be safe to eat after a storm?

Will your food be safe to eat after a storm?

Question: Our neighborhood lost power after a round of violent storms hit our area and some of our neighbors’ homes were also flooded. Now that ...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Valuing work and the people who do it

Valuing work and the people who do it

Last week, we commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day, to recognize the sacrifices American workers have made for our country. Throughout our nation&...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Boomer Blog: Suddenly she was a grandmother

Three of my sisters and lots of my friends are grandmothers. I find myself fascinated by the variety of names their grandchildren use to address them....

May 7th, 2017 |