High-stake tests ruin quality education

With a new school year approaching, and President Obama’s term coming to an end, talk of education reform and how to create quality education fo...

July 21st, 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 |  


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 |  


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 15th, 2016 |  


A guide to surviving vacation

A guide to surviving vacation

There comes a point in time at which every parent is forced to answer the one question they have been avoiding since the day their children were born....

July 14th, 2016 |  


Keep your kids drug-free this summer

Keep your kids drug-free this summer

By Sarah SmithContributing columnistSummer break is upon us, and for tweens and teens this means no homework, plenty of free time and less supervision...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Remembering the USS Salute

Remembering the USS Salute

The USS Salute (AM-294), a minesweeper in World War II, now lies in 30 meters (98.4252 feet) of water in Brunei Bay.Built by Winslow Marine Railway an...

July 12th, 2016 |