Should the charter be changed?

Editor:This column is designed to address the controversial question over changing a 16-year charter or leaving it alone? Let’s start with some ...

June 24th, 2019 |  


When I first came to the Senate, I met with a number of higher education leaders around Ohio. In these conversations we realized how little opportunit...

June 24th, 2019 |  


Making soggy dirt fluffy

Making soggy dirt fluffy

This spring season has brought huge amounts of rain just when we’re all eager to put out vegetable gardens and flowers. No one likes to plant in...

June 24th, 2019 |  



Heartfelt advice from Great Oaks grads

One advantage in being at a school district with four campuses is being able to hear four different student speakers at year-end Senior Ceremonies.The...

June 21st, 2019 |  


Expanding overtime pay for Ohio workers

Expanding overtime pay for Ohio workers

Nearly three years ago, I stood in Columbus to announce that the Obama administration was going to finally raise the salary threshold to earn overtime...

June 19th, 2019 |  


Woman was in a hurry

Woman was in a hurry

It was one of those mornings. A morning when the slight, cool breeze humming through the bedroom window, turning into a whisper that softens the brow ...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Feng Shui leads to better landscaping

Feng Shui leads to better landscaping

Regular readers of this column know that we are hard-headed realists when it comes to landscape design. “Form follows function” is our gui...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Can society survive without empathy?

As anyone who keeps a household budget can attest, the unexpected happens all the time. A refrigerator evaporator fan motor fails. Some part on your c...

June 12th, 2019 |  


Any day is a good day to hug Dad

Any day is a good day to hug Dad

Have you hugged your dad today? Yeah, it’s corny, but just do it. I can’t.Dad died in his sleep one afternoon in 2007. He told Mom he didn...

June 12th, 2019 |  


He just wanted to belong

He just wanted to belong

A woodworker in our town had a little sign posted on his wall that said, “No job too large. No job too small.”The same philosophy served m...

June 11th, 2019 |