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September 22, 2014


  • Ensuring veterans receive the care they deserve

    by - Jun 2, 2014
    While serving our country, many veterans sustain a variety of injuries. These injuries can be visible physical injuries but other so-called “invisible injuries” persist and can affect veterans just as much, or more, than the more...
  • A tease and a bully

    by - Jun 1, 2014
    “So… would you be here if you didn’t have to?” She said she didn’t have to… she was a Wavette and one of my former students at Edison. “This is volunteer,” she added, “for all of...
  • Gaming Laws in Ohio should be uniformly enforced

    by - May 28, 2014
    I recently teamed up with State Representative Bill Blessing from Cincinnati to work on a bill that passed the Ohio House to address concerns about gaming in Ohio. By gaming, I am referring to activities like...
  • Commissioners’ Corner

    by - May 27, 2014
    It is hard to believe that we are almost at the half-way point of the year. May has certainly been a month of change. We started out cold and wet, then got warmer, and then a...
  • I’m Hoping for at Least One Callus

    by - May 25, 2014
    It doesn’t happen often, but my wife recently gave me a compliment. I wish she would have dropped the tone of astonishment from her voice when praising me, but I’ll take what I can get. I...
  • You just might save a life

    by - May 24, 2014
    A few months ago, Adriane Scherrer of the consulting firm Enhancements to Your Workplace, noted 70 percent of workplace accidents were due to some form of drug impairment. It could be prescription drugs, alcohol… it could...
  • Cutting down on red tape

    by - May 21, 2014
    Sometimes, government has a tendency of continuing to do things the same way year after year. Enough years go by, and people stop asking questions because, “That’s just the way it’s done.” That is why I...
  • Honoring the fallen on Memorial Day

    by - May 20, 2014
    For nearly a century and a half, Americans have come together at the end of May to celebrate a day honoring those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. While we enjoy the warmer weather, cook-outs, and...
  • Charter schools are working

    by - May 19, 2014
    Did you know that, right now, the waiting list to get into charter schools has about a million names on it? I’m not surprised at all – charter schools work. In our area, it’s the parents...
  • I’ll be the responsible one

    by - May 19, 2014
    “It’s subitis.” Huh? “Subitis… what students do when they have a sub… Mr. Robinson, I have a headache. Mr. Robinson, I have a stomach ache. Mr. Robinson, I don’t feel good.” Yep. Got all that. “My...
  • Capital Budget: Providing funding for local projects

    by - May 13, 2014
    The state’s capital budget bill—House Bill 497—was recently reviewed by the state legislature in order to determine appropriate capital projects to be funded by bonded dollars over the course of the next few years. The capital...
  • Investment into Ohio’s transportation infrastructure

    by - May 13, 2014
    We know that infrastructure investments and job creation go hand-in-hand. Road and bridge projects don’t just means safer and less congested roads and cnstruction jobs – they also help attract new employers and economic development. Two...
  • I Won the Bet this Year

    by - May 11, 2014
    I have heard your tastes – the things you enjoy eating – change every seven years. That explains why I no longer enjoyed my wife’s tuna casserole about the time I turned 35. Or, it could...
  • Washington can learn from us

    by - May 6, 2014
    Here in Ohio, we’re moving forward.  From the local level on up, policies are being put in place to make it easier to do business, create jobs, and raise a family. This growth is happening despite...
  • I don’t like it when you’re grumpy

    by - May 4, 2014
    “Hi Mr. Robinson.” He was sitting outside the nurse’s office. “Hey, buddy. Don’t feel good?” He shook his head, then “I really like it when you substitute as long as you aren’t grumpy.” He’s not the...
  • Bill passes to help families address college costs

    by - Apr 30, 2014
    The weeks leading up to Easter were busy times at the Statehouse, which included the House passing several parts of Governor Kasich’s Mid-Biennial Review, or MBR. As the title implies, the MBR is a review of...
  • Common Core State Standards

    by - Apr 30, 2014
    BY CARL JONES, DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM, DARKE COUNTY ESC The anti-CCSS groups have made a lot noise about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and emotions tend to run high and bury any rational discussions around...
  • I Hope They’re Better than Me

    by - Apr 27, 2014
    One might think by the tone of my past columns I prefer to make light of the things my children do rather than praise them for their achievements in my writings. That would be the correct...
  • Fighting on behalf of our seniors

    by - Apr 27, 2014
    The president’s health care law continues to wreak havoc on the seniors, families, and small businesses in our area – the people who make our corner of Ohio so great. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that 122,000...
  • Conquering the drug problem

    by - Apr 27, 2014
    Drug addiction is something that harms everybody in the community. Families suffer emotional turmoil and taxpayers have to pay the brunt of rehabilitation programs and prevention. Recently, the drug problem that faces Ohio and the entire...

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    September 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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