Sales tax holiday helps families save

Sales tax holiday helps families save

The back-to-school shopping season is a busy and often costly time of year for many Ohio families. I’m pleased to announce that the state of Ohi...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Convention a bit of a disappointment

Convention a bit of a disappointment

There I was, standing in the street, watching lots of armed people in uniforms patrol the area while high fences cut off access from other areas of th...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Candidates have own brand of deceivery

Candidates have own brand of deceivery

Here we are, caught in between that time between the two national conventions of the major political parties. Perhaps even more saddening is the fact ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


The quest for roots

The quest for roots

Who are you? What if you’re not what you thought?The persons producing “DNA Detectives,” “Swab Stories,” “First Pe...

July 21st, 2016 |  


A sporting event in which everyone was a winner

A sporting event in which everyone was a winner

I’ll never forget the first time I cried while watching a sporting event.It was Feb. 22, 1980, and I was a little kid watching the Winter Olympi...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Finding hope in a lemonade stand

Finding hope in a lemonade stand

For a couple years, there was what I affectionately nicknamed, “The Posse” that assembled whenever there was trouble in my neighborhood. T...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Paying off the unemployment debt

Paying off the unemployment debt

Some bills we pass in the Ohio Senate generate front-page headlines and constituent emails by the hundreds, while others travel through the legislativ...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Help on the way in fight against addiction

Help on the way in fight against addiction

About once a month, I have a teletownhall — a big conference call with tens of thousands of people from across our state to take their questions...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Convention needs to be more than pep rally for GOP

The hugs, handshakes and energizing sound bites that have become the hallmarks of national political conventions won’t be enough.The Republican ...

July 15th, 2016 |  


This mom is all for Pokemon Go game

This mom is all for Pokemon Go game

Unless you have been living under a rock this week, you’ve probably heard the gaming trend called Pokemon Go sweeping the nation.Since the game ...

July 15th, 2016 |