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December 22, 2014

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  • 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...
  • Commissioners Corner

    by - Oct 2, 2014
    As the month of September comes to a close, we are reminded that colder weather is just around the corner. This has certainly been a nice cool spring and summer, and if the Farmer’s Almanac is...
  • Manufacturing and innovation in Ohio

    by - Oct 1, 2014
    In Ohio, and across the United States, manufacturing is helping to lead our economic recovery. Manufacturing has a larger multiplier effect than any other industry. For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to...
  • But I Didn’t do Anything

    by - Sep 27, 2014
    A lot has been made of punishment in the media lately, both social and mainstream, because of Adrian Peterson and the switch, log, tree trunk, forest (depending on which media outlet you listen to) he used...
  • Let’s kick start our economy

    by - Sep 27, 2014
    If you look at America’s economy, it’s flat – it hasn’t been growing as it should. While Ohio is moving forward thanks to common-sense Republican economic solutions, concern remains about the condition of our nation as...
  • Combating opiate addiction from the start

    by - Sep 26, 2014
    Since the beginning of 2013, the Ohio General Assembly has been working tirelessly to study the opiate addiction epidemic that plagues Ohio and its public health. Two study committees have traveled around the state during the...
  • Nutrient loading impact questioned

    by - Sep 25, 2014
    Recent concerns at Lake Erie have increased public awareness of the importance of water and reducing phosphorous loading in Ohio waterways.  Water is important to our quality of life and the recent issues in Toledo that...
  • Admitting to being Unfiltered

    by - Sep 24, 2014
    This past Saturday, I had an interesting conversation with a good friend of mine whom I can count on to be brutally honest.  I like that about her, she tells me what I need to hear,...
  • When the lights go out

    by - Sep 20, 2014
    “I look forward to these assignments.” “Why?” “What?” “Why?” “What? I can’t hear you!” “Why!” she yelled. We were in the cafeteria at Woodland Heights… kindergarten students had finished eating; first graders were enjoying their lunch....
  • Mercer County a Destination for All

    by - Sep 18, 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...
  • 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....

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