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 |  


Signed, sealed and delivered, Part 3

Signed, sealed and delivered, Part 3

An elderly gentleman loved to give gifts to his children and grandchildren every Christmas. He was a widower, so the tasks of purchasing all of these ...

February 15th, 2018 |  


President needs a best friend

President needs a best friend

I’m thinking a dog might be the solution. Goodness knows, anything is worth trying at this point.The idea actually came from Donald Trump himsel...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Protecting veterans from VA mistakes

Protecting veterans from VA mistakes

One of my most important jobs as your senator is listening to the Ohioans I represent. The best ideas don’t come out of Washington – they ...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Dough Magic Part 2: The sweeter side

Dough Magic Part 2: The sweeter side

Last week I gave you some interesting information about the “refrigerated dough” products that are available today.Although breads and bis...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Celebrations of love abound

Celebrations of love abound

The daughter of St. Valentine’s jailer, Asterius, was blind. According to legend, St. Valentine restored the young woman’s sight. She imme...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Order now, pull around, figure it out later

Order now, pull around, figure it out later

Real conversations I’ve had lately at drive-thru restaurants…“I’ll have a Big Mac value meal with a diet Coke.”Pause....

February 13th, 2018 |