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 |  



Home orchards, step-by-step

Home orchards, step-by-step

Many people dream of having a home orchard but keep putting it off. One reason is that there can be such a long time (and a lot of work) between plant...

February 12th, 2018 |  


Great Oaks is a great investment

Would I get your attention if you knew that investing in a certificate career-training program could earn you 273 percent on your investment?Great Oak...

February 8th, 2018 |  


Winter housekeeping for trees

Winter housekeeping for trees

Do we agree that trees are a good thing? Maybe, but there are good trees and bad trees, and there are trees that could be good but were allowed to go ...

February 5th, 2018 |  


Saving the pensions Ohioans earned

Saving the pensions Ohioans earned

Right now, the pensions of more than a million Americans are at risk of massive cuts. If we truly value a hard day’s work in this country, our g...

February 5th, 2018 |  


Using death to quantify compassion

Maybe there is a way to turn around this opioid crisis killing 4,000 of us Ohioans every year. And maybe the answer can’t be found at the leader...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Fighting against unfair trade

Fighting against unfair trade

We had a big victory for Ohio workers last week.The Trump administration followed through on calls from myself and Senator Portman to stand up for the...

February 1st, 2018 |  


Business growth affirms healthy economy

Business growth affirms healthy economy

The Ohio Secretary of State recently announced that Ohio hit a record high for new business growth in 2017 with more than 117,000 new filings.The eigh...

January 31st, 2018 |