Fighting the resurgence of meth and cocaine

Fighting the resurgence of meth and cocaine

Here in Ohio, we are finally making progress on stemming the tide of opioid abuse that’s been hitting our communities hard. In fact, from June o...

July 2nd, 2019 |  


SSCC is your community college

SSCC is your community college

When I have the opportunity to talk to groups about Southern State, I typically remind them that we are your state community college.I am mindful to g...

July 1st, 2019 |  


Getting rid of ‘stupid grass’

Getting rid of ‘stupid grass’

The way a landscape is designed and installed makes a huge difference in how many man-hours it takes to maintain. I grew up working in a family busine...

July 1st, 2019 |  



Alternative crop for farmers

The new buzz in farming — growing hemp — has gone mainstream.Farm Journal, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and University of Kentu...

June 28th, 2019 |  


Turtles can bring us together

Turtles can bring us together

I joined my community’s Facebook group during this spring’s (failed) school bond issue campaign. I got what I expected – passion, di...

June 28th, 2019 |  


The bonds of friendship

The bonds of friendship

John Patton and I have been friends for 60 years, a friendship fashioned through our mutual love of sports.We were teammates on the 1963 Wilmington Hu...

June 26th, 2019 |  


A playlist for your rainy days

A playlist for your rainy days

Here’s a drop of odd information for your day: I collect earworms.Don’t be grossed out. Earworm is a term for songs or snippets of songs t...

June 25th, 2019 |  


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 |