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September 29, 2016


  • Breathing Sounds – Creepy or Relaxing?

    by - Mar 26, 2016
    With my oldest daughter in dating mode, my wife has been open and honest about life when we were dating. I’ve determined she is crazy. I know it’s been 20 years since we were dating, but...
  • Favoritism, Cronyism and the Corruption of Power

    by - Mar 25, 2016
    We’ve all heard, seen or experienced firsthand favoritism, cronyism and corruption of power at some point in our lives. It is certainly alive and well and unfortunately tolerated and accepted all too often. We are very...
  • Reduced taxes spur economic growth

    by - Mar 24, 2016
    Its tax season again, and local farmers are concerned by increased property tax bills.  Like last year these increases are caused by structural problems with the Current Agricultural Use Value Formula (CAUV).  Since the ultimate fix...
  • Honoring women during special month

    by - Mar 23, 2016
    Originating from a one week celebration in 1978, Women’s History Month has been celebrated since 1987 as a time to recognize women’s significant contributions to the fabric of our nation. Even with the vast progress that...
  • Help school districts; help the students

    by - Mar 16, 2016
    In western Ohio, we have the best schools in the state.  Ohio’s public high schools were ranked seventh in the Nation in 2015 by US News and World Report.  Ohio needs to continue to support and...
  • Keeping promise of secure retirement

    by - Mar 14, 2016
    Last week, I met with Rita Lewis of West Chester, in Butler County. Rita was in Washington to testify in front of the Senate Finance Committee in honor of her late husband, Butch. Butch worked as...
  • Spring cleaning hurts, a lot

    by - Mar 12, 2016
    I don’t get it. Why do I have to suffer when my wife decides it’s time to start spring cleaning? She made the announcement a day before we were to clean and made sure to ask...
  • PARCC test gets an F in Western Ohio

    by - Mar 9, 2016
    We have the best schools in the state and we cannot allow the bureaucrats in Columbus to reduce our community pride through faulty testing and flawed report cards. A little over a year ago, we were...
  • Hardest Hit Fund helps neighborhoods

    by - Mar 3, 2016
    The housing crisis and the Great Recession that followed took a devastating financial and psychological toll on a generation of Ohioans. One of the most painful and lasting wounds of the economic disaster was the massive...
  • Best thing to do is ignore Report Cards

    by - Mar 2, 2016
    A year ago when the Ohio Department of Education decided to proceed with the new PARCC test, despite its questionable results, they raised eyebrows.  As part of the Common Core roll-out, PARCC faced considerable concern from...
  • No HDTV adds to my stress

    by - Feb 27, 2016
    Just like any red-blooded American couch potato, I like a big television with complete and total control of the remote. There’s nothing better than to kick-back on the couch with the foot rest up in my...
  • Commissioners’ Corner

    by - Feb 26, 2016
    February has been a mixed bag as far as the weather is concerned.  One day it is in the 50’s and 60’s, the next there is a chance of snow.  This has been a very mild...
  • Defending the taxpayer, growing the economy

    by - Feb 24, 2016
    In western Ohio we have been fortunate to have excellent job creators who invest heavily in the local communities. Their ingenuity and fiscal responsibility has created jobs across the entire region. However, in some areas of...
  • Ending the Cycle of Addiction

    by - Feb 23, 2016
    Drug overdoses are on the rise across Ohio and opioid abuse, in particular, has wreaked havoc across our state, devastating thousands of families. In 2014, more people in Ohio died from drug overdoses than any year...
  • Getting the benefits without a high

    by - Feb 19, 2016
    Medical marijuana has been the subject of a growing discussion because new research is pointing to certain positive results from a medical standpoint.  Science is also become successful in producing a product that can provide medical...
  • Protecting Ohioans from lead poisoning

    by - Feb 16, 2016
    The water crisis in Flint, Mich., is attracting a lot of attention lately — and rightfully so. But while we work to help the people of Flint, we must also remember that Flint is not the...
  • Don’t follow me because I’m pretty

    by - Feb 13, 2016
    I learned something this week I always thought to be true, but, being the humble person that I am, allowed self doubt to creep in. I am a popular and well-loved person. I have Instagram to...
  • New changes from the BWC

    by - Feb 11, 2016
    The Bureau of Worker’s Compensation has been hard at work finding ways to save Ohio’s businesses money.  Since taking over BWC in 2011, administrator Steve Buehrer has done an excellent job of streamlining the BWC and...
  • Free tax help to get maximum refund

    by - Feb 5, 2016
    Last month federal tax filing season opened, and Ohioans need all the information available for them to get as much of their hard-earned money back in their pockets as possible. Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness...
  • Nullifying President Obama’s overreach

    by - Feb 4, 2016
    President Obama is forcing new gun control policies on Americans.  In doing so he’s trampling on the Constitution.  It is time for states to stand up against these regulations that have gone too far. In January,...

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