Connecting community to Ag at State Fair

Connecting community to Ag at State Fair

At the end of July every year, the Ohio State Fair begins its annual 12-day exhibition in the capital city—bringing kids, teenagers, and adults ...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Hope across Ohio

Hope across Ohio

For the last three years I have worked on legislation to transform the federal government’s response to the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Protected health records

In 2012, Michael J. O’Shea, a principal of Lipson O’Shea Legal Group, made a request for records from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health ...

August 16th, 2016 |  


More progress in the battle against opiate abuse

More progress in the battle against opiate abuse

The drug abuse epidemic is devastating communities and schools all across our country. In fact, overdoses from prescription painkillers and heroin are...

August 16th, 2016 |  


A path toward more effective drug use prevention

A path toward more effective drug use prevention

In recent years, Ohio has suffered from a harrowing epidemic that affects men and women of all backgrounds—the epidemic of substance abuse and a...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Ohio’s rural youth crisis

Ohio’s rural youth crisis

Ohio’s younger generations are facing problems unprecedented in history. Already affecting billions of people are a global recession and clima...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Congress should get back to work to combat Zika

Congress should get back to work to combat Zika

It has been more than 165 days since President Obama requested emergency funding to fight Zika. Yet unlike in previous public health crises, Congress ...

August 10th, 2016 |  


Good nutrition: Does meat really matter?

URBANA — Late last year the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that people who consume processed meat daily raise their risk of colorectal...

August 10th, 2016 |  


A better way for foreign policy and national defense

A better way for foreign policy and national defense

Over the past few months, news of terrorist attacks has become all too familiar. With attacks from ISIS within our borders in San Bernardino and Orlan...

August 8th, 2016 |  


A day learning more about state parks

A day learning more about state parks

Last week, I had the opportunity to join Director Jim Zehringer of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on a tour of some of Ohio’s s...

August 8th, 2016 |