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  • I’m not going to run for president

    by - May 9, 2015
    I Ryan Berry, being of sound mind, hereby announce that I will not be seeking the presidential nomination in 2016. It was with much thoughtfulness and understanding of the stress and strain it would put on...
  • Budget discussion continues in senate

    by - May 8, 2015
    At this point in the budget process, the Senate is discussing their concerns with the budget and making changes as they see fit.  Amended Substitute House Bill 64, the state operating budget, passed in the House...
  • Little ones need hugs

    by - May 2, 2015
    It was former Greenville Superintendent Susie Riegle’s fault…. well… hers and Woodland Principal Tammy Stritenberger’s. It was fall of 2011. I wanted to start substitute teaching. High school and maybe some junior high. I told Susie...
  • Powdered alcohol’s potential dangers

    by - Apr 29, 2015
    Powdered alcohol is a new substance that could hit the shelves in liquor stores as soon as this summer.  I support the public’s ability to consume food and drink in a responsible manner and generally work...
  • There’s Not Much on My Bucket List

    by - Apr 25, 2015
    My daughter’s near-death experience a few weeks ago… I guess I wouldn’t call it near-death, but more like a Fred Sanford “I’m coming to meet you Elizabeth” type of moment. There were tears and fears from...
  • Taxes and the Deep Blue See!

    by - Apr 23, 2015
    It’s the time of year when all of us go to work each day and turn to thoughts of taxes. Deductions from our paychecks, estimated taxes and the amount owed to Uncle Sam are a huge...
  • People’s House is not wasting any time

    by - Apr 22, 2015
    I hear every day from local families, small business owners, and seniors that they expect their government to focus on their priorities – not Washington’s. That is why the People’s House has not wasted any time...
  • Helping Ohio families afford college

    by - Apr 21, 2015
    College costs are sky-high and climbing. Right now, many families across Ohio are waiting on their financial aid packages. For many students and their families, those aid packages can force agonizing choice over budgets, savings, and...
  • Tough days ahead

    by - Apr 18, 2015
    I like to tell my Edison students that every situation is a learning opportunity. For instance, I’m not at all bashful about telling them I’m learning from them the same time they’re (hopefully) learning from me....
  • A BWC budget that saves Ohioans dollars

    by - Apr 16, 2015
    As we continue to move forward with the budget process here in the Ohio House, I wanted to highlight two of our budget bills that I am particularly proud of. House Bills 51 and 52, which...
  • I have regret, but it’s still awesome

    by - Apr 11, 2015
    I finally got my way! I got what I wanted! I only had to grovel at my wife’s feet for a few minutes, but it was worth it, right? Yes it was! For 31 hours, the...
  • Ohio means jobs for everyone

    by - Apr 9, 2015
    No matter whether you are a student, a veteran, or simply looking for new career ideas, Ohio has a great resource to help everyone with their next move. Ohio’s employment and resource website,, is a...
  • The House budget is taking shape

    by - Apr 8, 2015
    Now that April has come, we are starting to get a good look at what Ohioans can expect from the House budget. We have passed several pieces so far, including the Transportation and Public Safety, Bureau...
  • Commissioners Corner

    by - Apr 6, 2015
    As this is written the sun is shining, finally, and the temps are in the 50’s for a change. Maybe, just maybe, spring is finally taking hold in Darke County. And none too soon, we might...
  • Can’t wait until next time

    by - Apr 4, 2015
    “I wish I could hide in a corner somewhere when you’re with those kids,” she said, laughing. “I can’t picture it!” Why? Because she raised me. Mom is 90 and I’m not sure if she was...
  • Ohio Tax Quiz-Will you pass it?

    by - Mar 31, 2015
    Our tax filing deadline is upon us.  This year, all the buzz is about the new Ohio Tax Quiz, which is a requirement to get your refund if you fall into certain categories considered high risk...
  • I Might Start Enjoying School Concerts

    by - Mar 28, 2015
    I think I’ve made clear in previous columns there are several things I’m not too keen on attending – cheerleading competitions and band or choir concerts. I’ve been able to get out of going to a...
  • Raising awareness of Krabbe Disease

    by - Mar 26, 2015
    Several months ago I had an opportunity to meet a family in my district that tragically lost their daughter Maddison before her 2nd birthday.  We all know that there is no acceptable explanation for losing this...
  • “I want to be Bob!”

    by - Mar 21, 2015
    “I decided what I want to do with my life,” said one of my Edison Community College Public Speaking students. We were on break between classes; she told me she wanted to be a journalist. I...
  • The budget: My favorite season of the year

    by - Mar 19, 2015
    With the start of every new General Assembly, we in the Ohio House begin by working on the state budget. This process occurs every odd-numbered year with the governor releasing a proposed budget. The Ohio House...
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