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Extra work should equal extra pay

Extra work should equal extra pay

Right now, American workers know they’re working more than ever before and for less pay. Since the 1970s, middle class …

May 23rd, 2016 |  

The sentencing laws of the court

In the criminal justice system there are a lot of steps – police investigation and arrest, the indictment, a trial …

May 23rd, 2016 |  

Making progress in the battle against opiate abuse

Making progress in the battle against opiate abuse

Every week, I read heartbreaking stories about how the lives of families across the country have been devastated by drug …

May 17th, 2016 |  

Honoring veterans with benefits they deserve

Honoring veterans with benefits they deserve

Melissa Twine’s husband, Captain Philip Twine, was a logistics officer in the Air Force when he was killed in the …

May 16th, 2016 |  

Protecting Ohio’s drinking water

Protecting Ohio’s drinking water

Improving Ohio’s water quality has been a serious area of focus in the state legislature recently. There is no greater …

May 16th, 2016 |  

Protecting America’s national parks

Protecting America’s national parks

Recently, my family and I had the privilege of touring some of Ohio’s most historic sites—the Dayton home and shop …

May 10th, 2016 |  

Heavy machinery and safety regulations

In the realm of the workers’ compensation system, certain industries – such as those involving heavy machinery – are regulated …

May 9th, 2016 |  

Another sales tax holiday coming to Ohio

Another sales tax holiday coming to Ohio

The overall positive results of last year’s sales tax holiday weekend in Ohio led the state legislature to look into …

May 5th, 2016 |  

Enhancing Strengths

When does it become possible to be scared of our fearlessness? This is a question I ponder when thinking about …

May 5th, 2016 |  

Mosquito Season—Are You Ready?

The mosquito population in southern Ohio began to increase before spring arrived—I saw, and some others did, too, mosquitoes out …

May 4th, 2016 |  

What’s happening at Court and Main?

What’s happening at Court and Main?

As many of you know, your City Council has recently created a NEW committee that focuses on the economic growth …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

Creating jobs and protecting the environment

Creating jobs and protecting the environment

The Senate recently passed bipartisan landmark energy efficiency legislation that I have worked on for the past five years. It …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

Poaching Wildlife

In November 2010, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (“ODNR”) officers received a complaint that Arlie Risner was hunting on CSX …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Annual Health Fair is a special community event

As you may have noticed over the past week, several pages have been devoted in the Record-Herald to the 26th-annual …

April 28th, 2016 |  

‘Memory Day’ a time to reflect

‘Memory Day’ a time to reflect

Anyone who has witnessed a loved one battle Alzheimer’s disease or another memory-loss disease knows that the experience involves more …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Perry Township happenings

Dear Editor and Perry Township residents: During the April 11 board meeting our Perry Township trustees decided to look at …

April 21st, 2016 updated: April 21st, 2016. |  

Yesterdays – Drugstores

I remember my first visit to a drugstore in Washington Court House. It was in the early 1930’s and my …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Capital budget invests in local communities

Capital budget invests in local communities

Along with the main state operating budget, which was passed and signed into law last summer, Ohio passes a series …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Protecting students from for-profit scams

Protecting students from for-profit scams

Imagine working for months or years toward a college degree — investing hours in late-night study sessions and tens of …

April 18th, 2016 |  

What’s happening at Court and Main?

What’s happening at Court and Main?

In our community, we enjoyed the safety of a small town. We know our neighbors and generally take for granted …

April 13th, 2016 |  

Disability Retirement

In 1989, Raeanne Woodman suffered a hemorrhage in the pons – an area of the brainstem. She subsequently underwent surgery, …

April 12th, 2016 |  

Yesterdays – In Memoriam

A long marriage is always filled with adventure — when you welcomed your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren into this world; …

April 12th, 2016 |  

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