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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tomatoes for teacher

    by - Sep 6, 2014
    Summer 2014 is history. School districts are in full swing, as is Edison Community College. This semester I’m working with 45 students, most of whom are in the PSEOP program (high school juniors and seniors taking...
  • CAUV voted in and still a good program

    by - Sep 5, 2014
    Farmers are no doubt familiar with the Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) formula.  For those who are not, the CAUV was enacted through a voter-passed 1973 amendment to the Ohio Constitution.  This formula was adopted so...
  • Assistance for vets going back to school

    by - Sep 4, 2014
    Veterans are very important to Americans. Just as they did their part to protect our freedoms, one of the most important duties of government is to assist these veterans in return, making sure that they face...
  • Fair and competitive corporate taxes

    by - Sep 3, 2014
    Last week, Burger King Worldwide announced a merger with Canadian restaurant Tim Hortons, creating one of the largest fast-food operations in the world. While Burger King will continue to be based out of Miami, it will...
  • That Creepy Old Guy Did It

    by - Aug 30, 2014
    Husband and father! Two titles that many people (mostly men) have. They are two titles that carry a lot of weight and mean many different things. As a husband I am: 1) Mr. Fixit (Or, Mr....
  • Trying to keep our children safe

    by - Aug 30, 2014
    The back to school rush is now in full-swing in my home as I’m sure it is in yours as well.  It never ceases to surprise me at how quickly this season comes and with how...
  • Lower natural gas prices a benefit

    by - Aug 29, 2014
    The services provided by local governments are very important to our communities and that is why we have spent considerable time in the legislature to reduce their costs of operations and provide them new ways to...
  • Students addressed in Washington, DC

    by - Aug 28, 2014
    With school starting back up for most students in our area, there are a few things I’d like you to keep in mind this year. If you’re a high school junior in Ohio’s Eighth Congressional District...
  • Addressing Infant Mortality in Ohio

    by - Aug 27, 2014
    According to humanitarian organization Save the Children, the United States has the highest first-day death rate for infants among industrialized countries – more than 11,000 babies die within 24 hours of their birth each year. It’s unthinkable....
  • Commissioner’s Corner

    by - Aug 26, 2014
    August means the traditional end of summer, especially now that the fair is over. Hard to believe schools have started, and harvest time is not far behind. That also means cold weather is not far behind...
  • My first selfie

    by - Aug 23, 2014
    “She’s 9.” Oh, she’s got to be older than nine… looks like she’s 16 or 17. Hands on hips! Half smile! “I am NOT!” she said. “I’m 9!!” Then she grins… “But my birthday’s tomorrow.” Then...
  • Events highlight importance of bill

    by - Aug 20, 2014
    Grand Lake St. Marys is a landmark of the 84th House District, promoting jobs in the area and offering a place that families can visit to fish, boat, and enjoy time together. Being residents of western...
  • The Warm Gooey Part of Me and the Fair

    by - Aug 16, 2014
    I like the fair…I like the fair…I like the fair. Nope! It isn’t working. No matter how hard I try to convince myself it just doesn’t work. I really, really, really, want to like the fair....
  • Protecting children from liquid nicotine

    by - Aug 13, 2014
    The tobacco industry, in an effort to replace the 480,000 customers it loses each year to smoking-related deaths, has turned to electronic cigarettes, a new nicotine product that it hopes to make appealing to young people....
  • This is a Do-Something House

    by - Aug 12, 2014
    It began as the following question: Are we keeping track of all the jobs bills that House Republicans have passed? Soon, that question became a list. Then, as the bills piled up, the list became a...

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