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Serving those who serve us

Serving those who serve us

I have served in the Army National Guard for nearly 30 years, and as a member of Congress, I have …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Enhancing Motivation

Ever caught yourself saying “I just don’t have the motivation?” I hear this statement frequently and have even given way …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Medicare turns 50

Medicare turns 50

Fifty years ago this week, aging in America was forever changed for the better. At the Truman Library in Independence, …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Probate judges and search warrants

Do probate judges – whose duties include a wide variety of legal matters, including adoptions, marriage licenses, wills, and birth …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Miami Trace High School project update

Miami Trace High School project update

Since the passing of the bond issue on May 5, 2015, we have received several questions about the progress of …

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 28th, 2015. |  

Ohio’s economy improving

Ohio’s economy improving

Government does not create jobs, but what it can create is an economic environment that encourages job creation and business …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Fixing errors on credit reports

Fixing errors on credit reports

Too many Ohioans are still feeling the effects of the 2008 financial crisis —particularly on their credit scores. More than …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Helping consumers whose identities are stolen

Helping consumers whose identities are stolen

A Southwest Ohio consumer who tried to move her Cincinnati Bell account received a rude surprise: It was blocked because …

July 20th, 2015 |  

Attempted felony murder

Can a criminal defendant be convicted of attempted felony murder when no death resulted from the attempt? That was the …

July 20th, 2015 |  

Yesterdays – Fayette County Fair Memories

The Fayette County Fair has always meant great fun and excitement, not only for the young, but also for the …

July 15th, 2015 |  

Cutting through the red tape

Cutting through the red tape

Recent economic indicators continue to confirm how disappointing our recovery from the 2007-2009 financial crisis has been. In fact, economists …

July 13th, 2015 |  

Fuel for the Soul

You want to know why, but the answers lie within the journey, not in the destination. Until you move toward …

July 9th, 2015 updated: July 9th, 2015. |  

Tax relief for Ohio families, businesses

Tax relief for Ohio families, businesses

July 1 marked the start of a new fiscal year. Over the five months leading up to that day, the …

July 9th, 2015 |  

Paying Ohioans the OT they’ve earned

Paying Ohioans the OT they’ve earned

Too many Ohioans are still struggling in today’s economy. They work hard, but still have trouble getting by. For many …

July 8th, 2015 |  

Yesterdays – Politicians and I

It was a Tuesday morning and I was clearing off my desk at Sarasota Herald-Tribune Bureau so I could dash …

July 8th, 2015 |  

Giving teachers more control

Giving teachers more control

The debate and discussion of Ohio’s use of the Common Core state standards and, more specifically, PARCC testing has been …

July 2nd, 2015 |  

Tragedy in South Carolina, part 2

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him and I am helped: therefore my heart …

July 2nd, 2015 |  

The Power of 3

They say that death happens in threes, or just bad things in general. But can they calculate the abundance in …

June 30th, 2015 |  

Independence Day

Independence Day

The Founding Fathers declared that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed with inalienable rights, among which …

June 30th, 2015 |  

Standing up for Ohio workers

Standing up for Ohio workers

When I travel around Ohio, I hear from constituents on a range of issues — from how we should fight …

June 29th, 2015 |  

Big tobacco’s new assault on children

Big tobacco’s new assault on children

Protecting our children from the dangers of tobacco products has always been a challenge—and now Big Tobacco has a new …

June 29th, 2015 |  

Celebrating 239 years of independence

Celebrating 239 years of independence

We are approaching the 239th anniversary of our nation declaring its independence from Great Britain and its king. With the …

June 25th, 2015 |  

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