START with children in mind

START with children in mind

Ohio has a problem — a debilitating, all-encompassing problem — the heroin and opioid epidemic.It seems as though stories of overdose plag...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Celebrating women of Congress

Celebrating women of Congress

In 1916, Jeannette Rankin made history. Hailing from the state of Montana, she was the first woman ever elected to the United States Congress.Since th...

March 24th, 2017 |  


The face(s) of agriculture

The face(s) of agriculture

If you read the paper on a daily basis you will recall the recent column written by Pat Haley, Clinton County Commissioner, reflecting on his friend R...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Is Earth flat? Finding balance

“The church says the earth is flat; but I have seen its shadow on the moon, and I have more confidence even in a shadow than in the church.̶...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


FAQ: And what about God?

FAQ: And what about God?

One of the more profound questions which often comes up in discussion with people who are wondering about spiritual things is the question of God.The ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Caring for those caring for veterans

Caring for those caring for veterans

One of my most sacred jobs as your senator is standing up for the men and women who served our country in uniform, and the loved ones who support them...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Clinton Co. loses a good man

Clinton Co. loses a good man

One of my best friends passed away last week. Shortly after 7 a.m. Friday, my iPhone beeped with a text from Rex Doak telling me his uncle, Ralph Doak...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Why we do what we do

Why we do what we do

People are motivated by an untold number of things — family, hunger, pleasure, thirst, love, hate, a desire for wealth, beauty, health … a...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Buckeye Pathway to better life

Buckeye Pathway to better life

The 132nd General Assembly is off to a good start, but we still have most of this legislative session ahead of us.With that in mind, the Ohio House Re...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Wacky history-breaking winter

Wacky history-breaking winter

Well, they say spring is almost here but it sure seems like we just took two steps backward with weather.I probably won’t get any peaches again ...

March 17th, 2017 |