A ‘community’ is just a ‘place’ if the newspaper dies

A ‘community’ is just a ‘place’ if the newspaper dies

“You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” The old adage came to mind as I thought about my local newspaper ...

September 15th, 2018 updated: September 17th, 2018. |  


Their View

Their View

I began my career in teaching immediately after graduating from Wittenberg University in 1976, which means that for the last 42 years I have been work...

September 11th, 2018 |  


Once again, summer speeds to its conclusion

Once again, summer speeds to its conclusion

The very notion of an “Endless Summer” — long days filled with barbecues, swimming pools and little league baseball games — ha...

September 5th, 2018 |  



The times (and toys), they are a-changin’

The times (and toys), they are a-changin’

Apparently, one of my mom’s favorite toys as a child were her jacks.She once showed me how she was the jacks champion of her class, bouncing the...

August 29th, 2018 |  


Working to create jobs in Ohio

Working to create jobs in Ohio

My top priority in the Senate is to help create more and better Ohio jobs, with higher wages and benefits.Fair and balanced trade with more exports, w...

April 5th, 2016 |  


Strategy to combat drug abuse

Strategy to combat drug abuse

Unintentional drug overdoses claim the lives of nearly four Ohioans every day. We’ve responded to the crisis by creating a dedicated heroin unit...

April 5th, 2016 |  


‘A Winter Queen’s Tea’ will host Miss Ohio USA

‘A Winter Queen’s Tea’ will host Miss Ohio USA

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — Author C.S. Lewis.Bossard Library will pair the lo...

January 2nd, 2016 |  


GOP needs leaders, broad vision

If you are old enough to remember when the Republican Party bragged of having a “big tent,” with room for many people with diverse views, ...

November 28th, 2015 |