A part of innocence lost

A part of innocence lost

Exactly when I became hooked I am not sure. But the first real taste I can remember came while riding in a car with my parents pulling a Columbus and ...

October 2nd, 2019 |  


‘None so blind as he who refuses to see’

It seems as if blindness and deafness to the truth has become contagious and has spread to 30 percent of the people of this country. Everyday more and...

September 30th, 2019 |  


Make turning the page your decision

My dad worked in underground coal mines for about 35 years. He retired and was done with that part of his life. He never sighed that he missed the goo...

September 30th, 2019 |  



Career exploration, resources help close skills gap

A new Yahoo Finance article announces that the U.S. construction industry is short more than 350,000 workers. A study by the international business co...

September 25th, 2019 |  


A great tree you’ve never heard of

A great tree you’ve never heard of

A century ago, the streets and parklands of America were lined with stately Elm trees. Elms are loved for their graceful shape, with branches like spr...

September 24th, 2019 |  


What Ohioans told me in August

What Ohioans told me in August

At the end of each summer, Congress typically adjourns, letting me spend more time in Ohio instead of commuting back and forth to Washington every wee...

September 24th, 2019 |  


Are you stressed out?

The American Psychological Association reports Americans are stressed about money.Stress about money and finances appears to have a significant impact...

September 20th, 2019 |  


Mental health is a work in progress

Mental health is a work in progress

Last week, I wrote about my experience with my roommate’s death. Several people approached me, both online and in person, to discuss my column, ...

September 20th, 2019 |  


New twist in Ohio death penalty

New twist in Ohio death penalty

Vicki Williams of Lima believes Cleveland Jackson showed little regard for her daughter, Leneshia, when he killed her in 2002. As for his death senten...

September 17th, 2019 |  


Empowering workers in the face of automation

Empowering workers in the face of automation

As technology evolves, we need to make sure our workers are growing with it.Over the past month, I have traveled around Ohio meeting with workers, and...

September 17th, 2019 |