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  • Safety spurs ban on powdered alcohol

    by - Dec 3, 2014
    A new product under consideration by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has no place in Ohio until it is proven safe and acceptable for use by experts at the highest level. I am working on...
  • The new life surrounding us

    by - Nov 29, 2014
    After weeks of being out of town Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I managed to put in a day of subbing at Woodland Heights last Friday. The kids welcomed me with open arms… literally. I took part...
  • Agriculture in the classroom begins

    by - Nov 29, 2014
    Fifty years ago in Ohio, the rural school districts looked to the big cities for the best practices in education. Today, big cities are looking to rural areas for clues on how to make their schools...
  • Commissioner’s Corner

    by - Nov 28, 2014
    November is becoming a memory, Thanksgiving has come and gone, and old man winter is approaching. Halloween starts the official Holiday season, but to most of us, Thanksgiving is the time it really starts. We hope...
  • Ohioans not fooled by hype machine

    by - Nov 26, 2014
    The president’s ObamaCare hype machine recently made its rounds throughout Ohio and across the country – making a stop in Cincinnati to pitch ObamaCare to our local area. As I’ve said many times, the Obama administration...
  • Giving Back to our Communities this Thanksgiving

    by - Nov 26, 2014
    As we approach Thanksgiving, Connie and I are reminded of all that we have to be grateful for this year. For us, the day marks a chance to gather with family and friends to share a...
  • Finding Morals in my Stories

    by - Nov 22, 2014
    Sometimes I wonder what the great philosophers of history would say about the antics of my children. I’m guessing Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, might be speechless for a moment, shrug his shoulders and say, “Dude,...
  • CAUV has saved farmers billions

    by - Nov 19, 2014
    The Current Agriculture Use Valuation has been a topic of discussion lately.  I support this modified tax rate for agricultural land in Ohio because it has saved around $10 billion for farmers in Ohio since 1973....
  • Raising awareness of premature births

    by - Nov 18, 2014
    The birth of a child is a cause for celebration. For most families, a new baby brings feelings of excitement and anticipation for the future. Unfortunately, one in every nine babies born in the United States...
  • Something to be proud of – Our kids amaze me.

    by - Nov 15, 2014
    On Beggar’s Night one little boy was a skeleton. He and his sister told me they weren’t who they were. The boy made sure I understood he had real skin under his skeleton costume. His sister...
  • Workers Comp refunds will help

    by - Nov 13, 2014
    A major focus of Ohio lawmakers ever since Governor Kasich took office has been to fight for skinny government. Saving local governments money is part of this fight. As part of this process, the Ohio Attorney General’s...
  • Seek Opportunities to Honor Our Veterans 

    by - Nov 11, 2014
    Our veterans have given all a person can give – so that we may live free – and we owe them a great debt of gratitude. So as we pause to pay tribute on Veterans Day,...
  • Honoring Ohio’s Veterans

    by - Nov 11, 2014
    On Veterans Day, we pause to remember those who have fought to preserve the rights we hold dear. This year marks the 60th observance of Veterans Day and the 95th anniversary of Armistice Day, which commemorates...
  • 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...
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