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  • Lessons in diversity

    by - Jul 26, 2014
    “Your turn, sweety… how about reading to me?” Looking at me. Smiling. Silence. Not a word. “Can you read this to me?” I repeated. Looking directly into my eyes. Smiling. Silence. “Come on. I read to...
  • Working to ensure local control

    by - Jul 23, 2014
    Recently I joined families in west central Ohio to participate in “We Will Not Conform,” hosted by Glenn Beck.  This program was hosted at movie theatres across the country where viewers served as audience participants in...
  • Keeping Ohio businesses competitive

    by - Jul 22, 2014
    For small and mid-sized businesses, securing the private financing needed to export their products can be difficult. To assist these companies, and allow them to expand and create jobs in the United States, the federal Export-Import...
  • The theory has been proven

    by - Jul 19, 2014
    I’ve come across a lot of people over the course of my life and there may be a few who tend to think I am an idiot. Their claims are based on assumptions since there have...
  • Brush Your Teeth or They’ll Fall Out

    by - Jul 19, 2014
    After ignoring visiting  dentist offices as I was maturing, (a work still in progress), and after many suggestions from my bride of 30 years, I finally began making up for lost time over the last decade...
  • Celebrating the second Treaty

    by - Jul 17, 2014
    On July 22, 1814, a treaty of peace and friendship was signed between the United States of America and several Native American tribes including the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanoese, Senecas, and Miamies. Signed in Greenville, this treaty...
  • Honoring vow to America’s veterans

    by - Jul 16, 2014
    In recent weeks, hundreds of Ohioans have called or written about the critical need to fix the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system and ensure that our veterans are receiving quality healthcare without long delays....
  • Continuing efforts at Grand Lake

    by - Jul 15, 2014
    Grand Lake St. Marys is an important fixture in west central Ohio, drawing people from all over the state during summer months. The lake also offers an economic boost to the surrounding communities, local businesses, and...
  • Suing the president is not a joke

    by - Jul 15, 2014
    Over the past five years, President Obama has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold....
  • I’d have done it, too

    by - Jul 13, 2014
    Watching a Little Mr. & Miss competition is never boring; in fact, it’s often hilarious. I had the privilege of covering one at Poultry Days, two over the July 4 weekend and will likely be in...
  • American Made American Flags

    by - Jul 8, 2014
    As we celebrated Independence Day last week, Americans took time to honor and celebrate our great nation. One way we can continue to express our patriotism is to support American workers and businesses. That’s why I...
  • I Can’t Believe I’m a Soccer Fan

    by - Jul 7, 2014
    I’m not sure when it happened, but I somehow became a fan of futbol. Me…a child of the 60s…a soccer fan. I can hardly believe it myself. Wait! I know some of you are thinking I...
  • Changes to evaluation system beneficial

    by - Jul 2, 2014
    As teachers are beefing up on the latest techniques on how to educate our children this coming fall, school districts are considering changes to how teachers are evaluated. Effective with the 2014-15 school year districts may...
  • Honoring the Civil Rights Anniversary

    by - Jul 1, 2014
    On July 2, 1964, Congress completed what many consider to be the most fundamental and consequential legislation in our long history, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. And as our nation comes together to celebrate the...
  • Helping workers receive benefits

    by - Jun 30, 2014
    To cut costs, some employers cheat the system by misclassifying their employees as independent contractors. Though the vast majority of employers are honest, the ones that aren’t deny their employees vital worker safeguards and avoid paying...
  • Commissioners Corner

    by - Jun 30, 2014
    June has come and gone, and we are now completely into the summer months. June has been warm and wet, which is good growing season for our farmers (as long as it isn’t too wet). People...
  • He brought it on himself

    by - Jun 28, 2014
    My day sometimes starts with college students, then by end of day travels the range of students from a recent high school graduate to two 5-year-olds who will be going into kindergarten in the fall. I...
  • Elevating the issue of Common Core

    by - Jun 25, 2014
    It was just over a year ago, when my office began receiving calls from constituents in western Ohio concerned about the Common Core Standards.  At that time I knew that the schools were implementing new standards...
  • Cracking down on tainted food imports

    by - Jun 24, 2014
    When American consumers go to the store, they should be able to feel confident that the food they’re purchasing is safe. Unfortunately, questions have recently emerged about whether food imported from China has been the cause...
  • Take Your Daughter to Work

    by - Jun 21, 2014
    Who in their right mind ever thought Take Your Daughter to Work Day was a good idea? They say it is supposed to inspire the girls and give them insight into possible career fields. I’m not...

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