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 |  


Editorial roundup

The Columbus Dispatch, May 14Boycotts have long been recognized as a legitimate means to pursue political change. Participation is entirely voluntary ...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


Support even more than imagined

To the Editor:Over the past seven months the Miami East-MVCTC has conducted a fundraiser for Heifer International. The goal of this fundraiser was to ...

May 21st, 2016 |  


Eliminate big money from politics

Eliminate big money from politics

An unknown politician recently ran for U.S. Congress and won. He had previously served as a county Judge in a remote part of the Congressional distric...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Eliminate big money from politics

Eliminate big money from politics

An unknown politician recently ran for U.S. Congress and won. He had previously served as a county Judge in a remote part of the Congressional distric...

May 20th, 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 |