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 |  


A sense of family aboard ship

A sense of family aboard ship

When Joseph Goetz of Piqua was a small boy, he read about the adventures of John Paul Jones. As influential as that was, the story of his great great ...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Swimming in a ‘Sea of Blue’

Swimming in a ‘Sea of Blue’

As a city, one of our greatest assets is our citizens, because it takes great citizens to make a great community. Recently, one of our local citizens,...

July 28th, 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 |  


CALLING AROUND COVINGTON

CALLING AROUND COVINGTON

As I mentioned in my last column two weeks ago, Covington is very fortunate to have many community groups and individuals that pitch in for a good cau...

July 24th, 2016 |  


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 |