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  • 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...
  • The Lost Art of Talking

    by - Jun 19, 2014
    “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction.  The world will have a generation of idiots.” – Albert Einstein In case you haven’t been aware, ever since the 1980’s, we have been in...
  • Severance Tax and its impact on Ohioans

    by - Jun 19, 2014
    With the discovery of large deposits of oil and gas in the eastern part of Ohio, we have an opportunity to work with Ohio’s oil and gas industry to offset costs incurred by the tax payers...
  • Ensuring Ohio’s kids don’t go hungry

    by - Jun 16, 2014
    With so many families struggling to make ends meet, many Ohio children are living in “food insecure” households, where parents don’t always have the resources to provide enough healthy food for their families. During the 2012-2013...
  • A lifetime of memories

    by - Jun 14, 2014
    “See that big kid sitting over there? Yeah, him. You need to take a lesson from him and study real hard… you don’t want to be like him. He’s been trying to get out of the...

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