Raising awareness for families with autism

Raising awareness for families with autism

April is Autism Awareness Month, a nationwide effort championed by the Autism Society for nearly 25 years. I believe it’s the calling of any per...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Stop breeding dogs for profit

Fayette County will soon be home to a puppy mill, also euphemistically called a high volume dog breeder. On April 10, the Fayette County zoning board ...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Five ways to change the opioid epidemic in Ohio

Five ways to change the opioid epidemic in Ohio

1. Change the lawThe state of today’s opioid epidemic is the shaping of 103 years of legislature.When the Harrison Act was passed in 1914 the fe...

April 18th, 2017 |  


House makes children with illnesses a priority

House makes children with illnesses a priority

I believe the role of our state government, in today’s society, is to promote and enact policies that allow our citizens to choose their own pat...

April 17th, 2017 |  


The Buck 50: Live compassionately

The Buck 50: Live compassionately

On a Thursday I get a text… It’s a friend.“Hey Trey. We need a runner for a relay race tomorrow. It’s 10 people. 150 miles. So...

April 11th, 2017 |  


‘State of the State’ a call for innovation

‘State of the State’ a call for innovation

Last week, Governor John Kasich gave his seventh annual State of the State address, a requirement in Ohio’s Constitution that the governor must ...

April 10th, 2017 |  


My red Huffy bike

My red Huffy bike

On this day, the weather is serene. Wind calm. Sky clear. The temperature is at an ideal summer warmth and I am pedaling fast on my red Huffy bike. It...

April 4th, 2017 |  


Making hard work pay off again

Making hard work pay off again

Americans are working longer and harder than ever before, with less and less to show for it. Over the last 40 years, GDP has gone up, corporate profit...

April 3rd, 2017 |  


START to help families affected by drug abuse

START to help families affected by drug abuse

Children traumatized as a result of their parents’ drug abuse are often the invisible victims of the opioid epidemic. They may have gone days wi...

April 3rd, 2017 |  


An oasis in Vinton County’s food desert

An oasis in Vinton County’s food desert

For one in six Ohioans, hunger and food insecurity is a constant threat to their wellbeing and livelihood. This is higher than every surrounding state...

March 30th, 2017 |