Reps must hear constituents

I visited the office of our US Representative, Steve Stivers, Wednesday. The staff person was very respectful and gracious, but it was clear that Mr. ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Stopping surprise hospital bills

Stopping surprise hospital bills

Far too many Americans face out-of-control surprise medical bills, often for emergency care, despite the fact that they spend their hard-earned money ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Weather’s effects; doors to success

Weather’s effects; doors to success

The weather has changed this weekend to remind us we are not out of winter yet. Although not terribly uncomfortable, potentially we may see a 30-plus ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Cultivating interstate relationships

Cultivating interstate relationships

At the start of the 132nd General Assembly, one of the many tasks my staff, leadership team, and I must discuss and establish are the standing committ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Attacking the earth

One of the terrible features of the agenda of President Trump and some Republicans is an attack upon the earth we live on. One aspect of this attack i...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Work together, stand for something

Work together, stand for something

When we work together, more gets accomplished! When parents work together, share wisdom and information, and encourage one another, then kids have mor...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


FAQ: Can You Be Sure? Part 2

FAQ: Can You Be Sure? Part 2

Have you ever bet on a “sure thing”? Whether it is a horse race (Dancer’s Pride in the fourth race at Aqueduct) or a football game (...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Why pay more for tooth damage?

Wilmington City Council is about to vote on water fluoridation and is currently considering the cost of installation and storage facilities. What they...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


The ghosts of Valentine’s Day

The ghosts of Valentine’s Day

I remember a time in my life when Valentine’s Day truly meant something … when it was filled with cards and candies to go along with passi...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


The Clarksville Champion

I grew up in Clarksville. Like many of the small Ohio villages in the 1950s and 1960s, our little school was the center of the community, even as scho...

February 22nd, 2017 |