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September 30, 2014


  • Readers Write – Stuffed down their throats

    by - Sep 29, 2014
    Senate Bill 150 – One of the latest Government regulations stuffed down the farmers throats. This requires us to be educated, certified and licensed (at our expense) to apply fertilizer on our own fields. I suppose...
  • But I Didn’t do Anything

    by - Sep 27, 2014
    A lot has been made of punishment in the media lately, both social and mainstream, because of Adrian Peterson and the switch, log, tree trunk, forest (depending on which media outlet you listen to) he used...
  • Let’s kick start our economy

    by - Sep 27, 2014
    If you look at America’s economy, it’s flat – it hasn’t been growing as it should. While Ohio is moving forward thanks to common-sense Republican economic solutions, concern remains about the condition of our nation as...
  • Combating opiate addiction from the start

    by - Sep 26, 2014
    Since the beginning of 2013, the Ohio General Assembly has been working tirelessly to study the opiate addiction epidemic that plagues Ohio and its public health. Two study committees have traveled around the state during the...
  • Nutrient loading impact questioned

    by - Sep 25, 2014
    Recent concerns at Lake Erie have increased public awareness of the importance of water and reducing phosphorous loading in Ohio waterways.  Water is important to our quality of life and the recent issues in Toledo that...
  • Admitting to being Unfiltered

    by - Sep 24, 2014
    This past Saturday, I had an interesting conversation with a good friend of mine whom I can count on to be brutally honest.  I like that about her, she tells me what I need to hear,...
  • Readers Write – Get it Accurate

    by - Sep 21, 2014
    Dear Editor, Please get accurate history. (Accurate facts are part of your job!) Gen “Mad” Anthony Wayne was good to the Indians and treated them with respect and kept HIS word – unfortunately it was those...
  • Readers Write – Will promises last?

    by - Sep 21, 2014
    The voting is over – the ballots are cast – I wonder how many of man’s promises will last? Someone may ask – “How’s the world treating you?” The only answer I can give is that...
  • Readers Write – Gynecological Cancer Awareness

    by - Sep 21, 2014
    Oh no! Did someone say the “C” word? What is it about Cancer that makes everyone want to run and hide like the person has leprosy or something? We hear so much about cancers these days...
  • When the lights go out

    by - Sep 20, 2014
    “I look forward to these assignments.” “Why?” “What?” “Why?” “What? I can’t hear you!” “Why!” she yelled. We were in the cafeteria at Woodland Heights… kindergarten students had finished eating; first graders were enjoying their lunch....
  • Mercer County a Destination for All

    by - Sep 18, 2014
    West central Ohio is the best place in the world to live, work and rear a family.  I am fortunate that our local papers print Statehouse Updates, but often we forget to talk about how great...
  • CampusFire Safety Awareness Month

    by - Sep 17, 2014
    September marks the beginning of a new school year, the start of football season and cooler weather, but more importantly, it’s Campus Fire Safety Month.  Last month I introduced Senate Bill 359 which addresses the very real need...
  • Ensuring clean drinking water

    by - Sep 16, 2014
    Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise...
  • Readers Write – Broken Promise

    by - Sep 14, 2014
    In 1970 there was a significant election for Governor that resulted in the Ohio State Income Tax first being passed.  Local real estate property taxes had been escalating due to implementation of the “Park Investment” Supreme...
  • Like Father – Like Daughter

    by - Sep 13, 2014
    I looked at my daughters the other day and thought to myself “How did they become so much like me?” Fortunately, they look more like their mom the older they get. Their red hair is the...
  • We’re maintaining our focus

    by - Sep 11, 2014
    It’s filling up at the gas pump and watching the numbers climb to more than $40 for a tank of gas, or it’s a trip to the grocery store where the packaging seems to be shrinking...
  • Remove and replace Common Core

    by - Sep 10, 2014
    Common Core, an attempt at nationalizing education standards, has been a hot topic in Columbus and the west central Ohio for over a year now.  Efforts have been made in the House Education Committee to repeal...

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