The energy of action

The energy of action

“Never confuse motion for action.” Words by Ernest HemingwayThere is a feeling of bliss after a good workout. It’s a sort of “...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Meet the Statue of Liberty guy

Meet the Statue of Liberty guy

In wintertime, the United States Postal Service and the Ohio Department of Transportation take a motto very seriously — “Neither snow nor ...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Witch hazel blooms in late winter

Witch hazel blooms in late winter

In southern Ohio it’s a bit startling to see a tree in full bloom at this time of year. Pussywillow and Forsythia are still weeks from showing c...

February 20th, 2018 |  



Perry Township happenings

Editor:The monthly Perry Township board meeting was held on Feb. 12. A major portion of the meeting was devoted to the county engineer’s paving ...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Support, education for at-risk youth

Support, education for at-risk youth

A few months ago, I took an appointment that has turned out to be one of the single most important meetings to me since becoming Speaker. In fact, thi...

February 20th, 2018 |  


High school sure has changed

High school sure has changed

So apparently I forget to pay attention for the past 13 or so years, and I woke up a few weeks ago to find my daughter will be in high school next yea...

February 19th, 2018 |  


No more ‘thoughts and prayers’

Wednesday’s Florida high school massacre marked the 18th school shooting of 2018. Just 45 days into the New Year we have had a school shooting w...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Celebrations of love abound

Celebrations of love abound

The daughter of St. Valentine’s jailer, Asterius, was blind. According to legend, St. Valentine restored the young woman’s sight. She imme...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Protecting veterans from VA accounting mistakes

Protecting veterans from VA accounting mistakes

One of my most important jobs as your senator is listening to the Ohioans I represent. The best ideas don’t come out of Washington – they ...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Many new farmers benefit from USDA program

Interest in farming is strong. We hear from beginners, as well as retiring farmers and ranchers, each day who are looking for opportunities and search...

February 12th, 2018 |