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 |  


What we as fathers can still do

What can we as fathers do with our remaining years?We can’t turn back the clock. Any and all missed opportunities cannot be reclaimed.Some fathe...

June 11th, 2019 |  


Combating illegal fentanyl trafficking

Combating illegal fentanyl trafficking

Fentanyl is responsible for too many deaths in our state and too much of it continues to be trafficked into our neighborhoods from China and Mexico.Oh...

June 10th, 2019 |  


Proper staking starts trees straight

Proper staking starts trees straight

Perhaps it’s our German heritage, but we’re compulsive about training young trees to grow straight and true; in a word: “plumb.̶...

June 10th, 2019 |  


Field needs to be leveled for family farmers

Sen. Grassley (IA) and Rep. Fortenberry (NE) are standing up for family farmers in very tough times. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recentl...

June 7th, 2019 |