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  • Finding Morals in my Stories

    by - Nov 22, 2014
    Sometimes I wonder what the great philosophers of history would say about the antics of my children. I’m guessing Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, might be speechless for a moment, shrug his shoulders and say, “Dude,...
  • CAUV has saved farmers billions

    by - Nov 19, 2014
    The Current Agriculture Use Valuation has been a topic of discussion lately.  I support this modified tax rate for agricultural land in Ohio because it has saved around $10 billion for farmers in Ohio since 1973....
  • Raising awareness of premature births

    by - Nov 18, 2014
    The birth of a child is a cause for celebration. For most families, a new baby brings feelings of excitement and anticipation for the future. Unfortunately, one in every nine babies born in the United States...
  • Something to be proud of – Our kids amaze me.

    by - Nov 15, 2014
    On Beggar’s Night one little boy was a skeleton. He and his sister told me they weren’t who they were. The boy made sure I understood he had real skin under his skeleton costume. His sister...
  • Workers Comp refunds will help

    by - Nov 13, 2014
    A major focus of Ohio lawmakers ever since Governor Kasich took office has been to fight for skinny government. Saving local governments money is part of this fight. As part of this process, the Ohio Attorney General’s...
  • Seek Opportunities to Honor Our Veterans 

    by - Nov 11, 2014
    Our veterans have given all a person can give – so that we may live free – and we owe them a great debt of gratitude. So as we pause to pay tribute on Veterans Day,...
  • Honoring Ohio’s Veterans

    by - Nov 11, 2014
    On Veterans Day, we pause to remember those who have fought to preserve the rights we hold dear. This year marks the 60th observance of Veterans Day and the 95th anniversary of Armistice Day, which commemorates...
  • Pimping out a friend’s son

    by - Nov 8, 2014
    I’m sure most parents are like me in that I want the best for my daughters. We look past or ignore their faults and only see their beauty and intelligence. Ha Ha Ha! I really tried...
  • Commissioners Corner

    by - Nov 6, 2014
    The month of October is now gone. Harvesting, Halloween, and raking leaves, are all either done or nearly so. As November and the start of the Holiday season rolls around, it is time to reflect and...
  • Protecting the right to vote in Ohio

    by - Nov 4, 2014
    Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 – landmark legislation that helped secure the right to vote for millions of Americans. Unfortunately, in Ohio and across the United States, new...
  • Chicago doesn’t like me

    by - Nov 1, 2014
    Nearly half of my Edison students want to leave Darke County to pursue their dreams. Why??? I ask myself… What could they possibly be thinking? They say they want the excitement of the ‘big city.’ They...
  • Program to help local governments

    by - Oct 30, 2014
    A few years ago Ohio’s economy was on a downward spiral, our credit rating was downgraded and our state was in a fiscal mess.  When Governor Kasich took office we balanced the budget which required making...
  • Breast cancer and raising awareness

    by - Oct 28, 2014
    I hope this October, you’ve been able to join with others across the nation to honor, remember and reflect on the brave individuals who have battled, and are currently battling, breast cancer. First established in 1985,...
  • The dangers of powdered caffeine

    by - Oct 27, 2014
    In May, Dennis and Kate Stiner faced a tragedy that no parent should have to endure. Their son Logan – a student athlete at Keystone High School in LaGrange, who planned on attending the University of...
  • Law Enforcement Study Committee

    by - Oct 24, 2014
    As I travel west central Ohio, I continue to hear concerns about the growing drug problem in our region—and how it is affecting the entire state.  I have always been in favor of fighting drugs because...
  • Ending Veterans’ Homelessness

    by - Oct 23, 2014
    In gratitude for their courage and sacrifice for our nation, my office helps U.S. veterans access their medical and disability benefits and the overdue or replacement medals that they have earned for their military service. At...
  • Balanced Budget could save Medicare

    by - Oct 22, 2014
    This time of year, many seniors in our area have questions about Medicare, as Medicare Open Enrollment is from now until Dec. 7.  That’s why my office stands ready to assist any constituents who may have...
  • Our teens have huge hearts

    by - Oct 18, 2014
    “Mr. Robinson Mr. Robinson!!” Hey, buddy… what’s up? “Mr. Robinson I saw you on the news!” I looked quizzically at the first grader. “What do you mean on the news?” He grinned. “I saw your face...
  • Reducing nutrient loading in Ohio

    by - Oct 16, 2014
    Lake Erie covers almost 10,000 square miles and serves as a source of pride for the State of Ohio.  Acting as the north coast of Ohio, this lake is a natural landmark known throughout North America...
  • Enforcing trade laws to boost exports

    by - Oct 14, 2014
    When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify...

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