State legislature needs to lead on medical marijuana

State legislature needs to lead on medical marijuana

After hearing from hundreds of witnesses and nearly 25 hours of testimony as part of the Medical Marijuana Task Force, I have sponsored legislation th...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Charity helps, but it’s not the answer

Charity helps, but it’s not the answer

I’ve been involved in benevolent projects for many years. Most of these efforts have been buying and distributing food and clothes for the very ...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


The Iron Claw: a tight hold

The Iron Claw: a tight hold

Imagine signing up for the Ohio National Guard in 2004 to join your friends and expecting a time to mature and chart your life’s direction, beli...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Honor our vets with benefits they deserve

Honor our vets with benefits they deserve

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

May 17th, 2016 |  


A weighty issue

A weighty issue

What would be the impact on you and those you know if you lost 60 pounds in five months?Research shows that weight loss of that magnitude gives the pe...

May 17th, 2016 |  


Controlling college costs

Controlling college costs

Holding roundtables across our state is one of the most important things I do in the Senate — it gives me a chance to meet with and hear the sto...

May 17th, 2016 |  


CALLING AROUND COVINGTON

CALLING AROUND COVINGTON

Today, Monday, May 16, is Circus Day here in Covington! If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for either of tonight’s 5 p.m. or 7:...

May 15th, 2016 |  


The findings of a fridge sleuth

The findings of a fridge sleuth

You should never judge a book by its cover, but is it possible to judge a person by their refrigerator? For example, when you open a refrigerator, you...

May 13th, 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 |  


Many reasons to thank

Many reasons to thank

There is a lot of grace given to those with a heart of gratitude. As a society, we package this concept in many different ways. Phrases like, “d...

May 10th, 2016 |