Support the BRIDGE Act

DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, has come under scrutiny of President Trump’s Administration. DACA provides work authorization a...

March 1st, 2017 |  


1st Amendment stronger than ever

1st Amendment stronger than ever

The First Amendment is stronger than ever, and is being exercised more freely and aggressively than at any time in our nation’s history.That may...

March 1st, 2017 |  


A Lenten promise kept

A Lenten promise kept

Throughout the nation today, Ash Wednesday, priests and pastors will intone the words, “Remember, man, that thou art dust, and unto dust thou sh...

February 28th, 2017 |  


State can help stop heroin tide

I am writing in response to the editorial in Tuesday’s News Journal, entitled “One Ohioan Dies Every 3 hours from Drug Abuse.” It ma...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Greatest enemy of the state

The most powerful office in the country also has the loudest and most attended to voice in the country. Usually the checks and balances of our governm...

February 28th, 2017 |  


Standard set by Honest Abe

Standard set by Honest Abe

Last week, we celebrated President’s Day.Every year, we take time to honor the memory, the history and the legends of George Washington and Abra...

February 27th, 2017 |  


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 |