President’s budget eliminates rural programs

America stands to suffer as a result of President Trump’s 2019 budget, released on Feb. 12.The president has proposed again to eliminate or shri...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Where was the outrage over foreign interference in our 2008 and 2012 elections?

Where was the outrage over foreign interference in our 2008 and 2012 elections?

You wouldn’t know it from the coverage in most of the media, but there were three main conclusions from the Justice Department’s indictmen...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Chicken isn’t just for frying

Chicken isn’t just for frying

Growing up, fried chicken was a staple on Sunday’s kitchen table. There were seven in our family, and frying enough for everyone took a lot of t...

February 21st, 2018 |  



Meet the Statue of Liberty guy

Meet the Statue of Liberty guy

In wintertime, the United States Postal Service and the Ohio Department of Transportation take a motto very seriously — “Neither snow nor ...

February 20th, 2018 |  


New approach to healthcare reform

New approach to healthcare reform

President Clinton ran for president in 1992 on a promise that he would fix our healthcare system. The following year he had a chance to follow-up on h...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Anatomy of a real estate appraisal: How is your property’s value determined?

Anatomy of a real estate appraisal: How is your property’s value determined?

I have recently received a number of questions about how real estate values are determined for tax purposes.My role as your county auditor is fairly u...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Anatomy of a real estate appraisal: How is your property’s value determined?

Anatomy of a real estate appraisal: How is your property’s value determined?

I have recently received a number of questions about how real estate values are determined for tax purposes.My role as your county auditor is fairly u...

February 19th, 2018 |  


How many more students must die?

Wednesday’s Florida high school massacre marked the 18th school shooting of 2018. Just 45 days into the New Year we have had a school shooting w...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Support, education for at-risk youth

Support, education for at-risk youth

A few months ago, I took an appointment that has turned out to be one of the single most important meetings to me since becoming Speaker. In fact, thi...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Trying to turn around Ohio’s crisis

Maybe there is a way to turn around this opioid crisis killing 4,000 of us Ohioans every year. And maybe the answer can’t be found at the leader...

February 15th, 2018 |