Hope across Ohio

Hope across Ohio

For the last three years I have worked on legislation to transform the federal government’s response to the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Editorial roundup

The Columbus Dispatch, Aug. 14In a conventional brick-and-mortar school, you can walk inside and see how many students are sitting at their desks and ...

August 21st, 2016 |  


Personal athletic heroes make the short list

Personal athletic heroes make the short list

By the time you read this, the 2016 Olympics will be over.Yawn.When I was young, I thought the Olympics were a big thing. Maybe it was because it was ...

August 21st, 2016 |  


CALLING AROUND COVINGTON

CALLING AROUND COVINGTON

Going back a few weeks, the Covington Police Department organized and pulled off another successful 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. It was held Saturday...

August 21st, 2016 |  


A closer look at medical marijuana issue

A closer look at medical marijuana issue

Last year, voters in Ohio defeated Issue 3 at the ballot box by nearly a 2-to-1 margin. The measure turned down an effort to legalize medical and recr...

August 21st, 2016 |  


Lessons abound at this year’s county fair

Lessons abound at this year’s county fair

The 169th annual Miami County Fair wrapped up on Thursday and all I can say is that I feel like I got hit by a big, muddy, Mack truck.I have blisters....

August 19th, 2016 |  


Editorial roundup

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:The (Toledo) Blade, Aug. 14Donald Trump’s carelessness wit...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Military memories from the 1950’s

Military memories from the 1950’s

One day in 1955, Jim Roth of Sidney, was talking to friend Norm Davidson, when Norm said, “Let’s go join up.” They were referring to...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Why laughter is good for you

Why laughter is good for you

Did you ever have one of those days when nothing seems to go right? I’m not talking about huge problems here, just a string of trivial irritatio...

August 18th, 2016 |  


The highs and lows of back-to-school time

The highs and lows of back-to-school time

Mid-August means one thing: back to school! Purchase school supplies, get that first day outfit ready, head to open house, meet the teachers, put mone...

August 18th, 2016 |