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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


When is it enough?

Enough is enough when our Will overcomes our want. I believe that we have an innate wisdom within us that knows how to be fulfilled, and also, what it...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Tampering with evidence

In February 2013, Chelsey Barry traveled to Middletown, Ohio, with her friend, James Valero, to pick up Jashean Green and Devonte Revez and drive them...

July 11th, 2016 |  


Making lifesaving drugs more affordable

Making lifesaving drugs more affordable

Because of the Affordable Care Act, we’ve made progress in lowering the cost of prescription drugs. We’ve expanded coverage to nearly 20 m...

July 6th, 2016 |  


A Republic….if you can

There is a story, often told, that on the last day of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, citizens of Philadelphia gathered outside Independence Ha...

July 4th, 2016 |  


Commemorating Independence Day

Commemorating Independence Day

With the July 4th holiday approaching, many of us will be preparing for cookouts with family and friends, going to community events, and, of course, g...

June 30th, 2016 |