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 |  


A disappointed neighbor

A disappointed neighbor

To the residents of Fayette County,I am very disappointed regarding the hog facility proposed for Jones Road.I was even more disappointed that even th...

July 14th, 2016 |  


No-vacation nation putting strain on workers, economy

If your idea of a vacation is watching a live-stream of the sun setting along the beach from an iPhone app, stand in line.Or, actually, sit behind a d...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Allowing children to reach full potential

Allowing children to reach full potential

Two years ago, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper challenge, with the goal of expanding opportunities for a group that is far too ...

July 12th, 2016 |