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  • 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...
  • I’m Two Days Late

    by - Oct 11, 2014
    There’s nothing that will get a husband or boyfriend’s heart racing like hearing the words, “Honey, I’m two days late.” What? Huh? Ha, ha, ha…you’re kidding, right? It’s one of those statements that needs no further...
  • Managing the public’s tax dollars

    by - Oct 11, 2014
    When I was sworn in as a State Representative the first time around, I made it clear to my constituents that sound money management would be a focus of my time in the legislature.  Today, I...
  • Arcanum-Butler has levy renewal on ballot

    by - Oct 10, 2014
    On Nov. 4, the Arcanum-Butler Local School District will be asking the voters to approve a .75% income tax RENEWAL for the next five years. This is not a request for additional money.  The .75% income...
  • Steps at the VA are just the beginning

    by - Oct 9, 2014
    Hearing directly from veterans in our own region on the veterans’ benefit claims backlog is what led to my pressing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for answers and accountability years ago.  Our veterans deserve nothing less. What...
  • Preventing the spread of Ebola

    by - Oct 8, 2014
    Over the last few weeks, we have heard a lot about the Ebola virus. The stories from Africa are heartbreaking – countries with limited resources are fighting to contain the disease and in many cases it...
  • Even adults get sad

    by - Oct 4, 2014
    “Hey, I heard from someone that some guy was here to take pictures and write stories… we can’t let him do that. Find him and stop him… get him outa here… “Tar and feather him!” No,...
  • Shelby County: A place filled with opportunity

    by - Oct 3, 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...

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