Clarence Christman would be proud

For the 48th time, the Clarence A. Christman Jr. Award was presented to an exceptional and worthy local student-athlete. This time-honored tradition n...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Stopping the spread of Zika virus

Stopping the spread of Zika virus

You have probably heard that the Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes. Public health officials say it is spreading rapidly, and the World Health Organiz...

May 25th, 2016 |  


‘Rock on the Range’ was incredible

‘Rock on the Range’ was incredible

After many years of watching and hearing of the great time some friends have had at a variety of concerts, I decided earlier this year that I wanted t...

May 24th, 2016 |  



Honoring those who served

Honoring those who served

In the 240 years since our nation’s founding, more than one million men and women have given their lives to defending us. Memorial Day is the da...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Extra work should equal extra pay

Extra work should equal extra pay

Right now, American workers know they’re working more than ever before and for less pay. Since the 1970s, middle class wages have stagnated, whi...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


The sentencing laws of the court

In the criminal justice system there are a lot of steps – police investigation and arrest, the indictment, a trial and a verdict – before ...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Making progress in the battle against opiate abuse

Making progress in the battle against opiate abuse

Every week, I read heartbreaking stories about how the lives of families across the country have been devastated by drug use. A study by the U.S. Depa...

May 17th, 2016 |  


Honoring veterans with benefits they deserve

Honoring veterans with benefits they deserve

Melissa Twine’s husband, Captain Philip Twine, was a logistics officer in the Air Force when he was killed in the line of duty in 2002. In an in...

May 16th, 2016 |  


Protecting Ohio’s drinking water

Protecting Ohio’s drinking water

Improving Ohio’s water quality has been a serious area of focus in the state legislature recently. There is no greater factor when it comes to p...

May 16th, 2016 |  


Protecting America’s national parks

Protecting America’s national parks

Recently, my family and I had the privilege of touring some of Ohio’s most historic sites—the Dayton home and shop of the Wright Brothers....

May 10th, 2016 |