Concerned about hog farm

Letter to the Editor:I am concerned about the mega-farm that may be going in on Jones Road outside Bloomingburg. It is very inconsiderate of Duane Mat...

July 28th, 2016 |  


Every voice matters

At the tail end of my work week, and one of my last personal training sessions of the day was about to approach, I got a text message.“I canR...

July 28th, 2016 |  


A fine serving of loyalty

A fine serving of loyalty

We often times abide by written laws, whether it be the moral laws of the 10 commandments or revised and administrative code. But we also live by agre...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Supporting our nation’s children and youth

Supporting our nation’s children and youth

This year, I had the privilege to participate in Foster Youth Shadow Day where Hailey from Ohio joined me in meetings for a day and shared her story o...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Mega-hog farm is an ‘abomination’

In my opinion, the mega-hog operation slated to go in next door to us on Jones Road is a greed-driven abomination of an inexcusable proportion for thi...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Championing our first responders

Championing our first responders

I had the distinct honor this month to be presented with the 2016 Legislator of the Year Award on behalf of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association (O...

July 21st, 2016 |  


SAK testing delivers 500th indictment

SAK testing delivers 500th indictment

A suspect already in federal prison was linked to open rape cases from 2007 and 2009 and became the 500th defendant in Cuyahoga County indicted as a d...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Permanent total disability benefits

In 1983, Robert Boyd – who is now in his early 90s – retired from the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Twenty-two years later, in 2005, he file...

July 20th, 2016 |  


An open letter to Duane Matthews regarding mega-hog farm

Dear Dee,I am writing to ask you to reconsider your decision to enter into a 30-year lease of the land next to my mother Daltonna Craig-Crawford and s...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Help is on the way in fight against addiction

Help is 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 a...

July 19th, 2016 |