Local program supports business development

Local program supports business development

The state of Ohio and its southwestern region in particular have so much potential for growth and development. We continue to see companies and people...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


The importance of open government

The public has a right to know how its government operates, how its elected representatives vote, how its tax dollars are spent. Government that is no...

May 22nd, 2017 |  


Honoring service and sacrifice of law enforcement

Honoring service and sacrifice of law enforcement

On October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed into law a measure to officially designate May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and th...

May 17th, 2017 |  


The war on marijuana has failed and Ohioans must challenge marijuana laws

The war on marijuana has failed and Ohioans must challenge marijuana laws

Unresolved trauma and conflict is the root of all disease. Substance abuse is a disease. Addiction is a component of disease. There is no gene that gi...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Rural America deserves a champion

The Center for Rural Affairs has fought on behalf of rural communities for nearly 45 years.We are heartened by U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Per...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Balancing community’s needs while keeping spending down

Balancing community’s needs while keeping spending down

Crafting the biennial state budget is always a complex, comprehensive process that not only involves hours of discussion between House members, but al...

May 8th, 2017 |  


Valuing work and the people who do it

Valuing work and the people who do it

Last week, we commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day to recognize the sacrifices American workers have made for our country. Throughout our nation&#...

May 4th, 2017 |  


The aspects of eager strength

The aspects of eager strength

I am led by two quotes on what I consider the basis of what strength truly is and where it comes from.The first, “Strength does not come from ph...

May 4th, 2017 |  


Repaying loans, relieving student stress

Repaying loans, relieving student stress

$1,407,200,000,000. That is the current total of student loan debt in this nation. Trillions of dollars are weighing down on over 70 percent of colleg...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


Prioritizing Ohio’s greatest needs

Prioritizing Ohio’s greatest needs

The process of crafting the state operating budget is one that takes much deliberation, balancing the needs and priorities of all Ohioans. Per the Ohi...

May 2nd, 2017 |