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  • 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,...
  • Commissioners’ Corner

    by - Feb 1, 2016
    Welcome to 2016! Here’s hoping that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year! The ringing in of a new year always brings new hope of better things to come, and this year...
  • I cause most of my wife’s stress

    by - Jan 30, 2016
    Occasionally I like to take on the tough issues of the day and share my thoughts and views. Who am I kidding? The only issue I address on this page is how I keep my sanity...
  • Properly calculating school performance

    by - Jan 28, 2016
    Recently, our children have come under increased pressure due to a drastic increase in school testing. With the number of testing hours reaching a threshold that bordered on unhealthy for our children, it was clear that...
  • No intention of slowing down in 2016

    by - Jan 22, 2016
    In his final State of the Union address last week, President Obama said that “the future we want — opportunity and security for our families; a rising standard of living and a sustainable, peaceful planet for...
  • Stop Smokeable Medical Marijuana

    by - Jan 21, 2016
    Just hours after Ohioans soundly stood up against marijuana by rejecting state Issue 3 in November, some public officials began discussing various ways of addressing the issue of medical marijuana in the future.  I have made...
  • I Don’t Like Growing Up

    by - Jan 16, 2016
    I have to admit I’m new to this dating thing. No, I’m not the one that’s actually doing the dating thing. My wife would do some very unmentionable things to me if I was trying to...
  • Broken unemployment compensation system

    by - Jan 15, 2016
    Throughout this past decade our nation and state has had financial ups and downs, which has caused people to rely on unemployment benefits. In Ohio, our system was maxed out with the federal government having to...

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