Appreciating our dog wardens

Sometimes the idea of a dog warden or dog catcher takes on a negative image in our minds. I would like to correct that image and take a moment to reco...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Ohio’s next-gen meets manufacturing

Ohio’s next-gen meets manufacturing

This summer marks the sixth year my office is partnering with local companies and organizations to host summer manufacturing camps for young Ohioans a...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Dont wait; call if you need help

Dont wait; call if you need help

When I broke my rib (which I did by coughing too hard … it’s a long story), I immediately went to the doctor and got an X-ray.When I start...

June 15th, 2018 |  



It’s good to be back in the saddle

It’s good to be back in the saddle

I’m back to my desk at the office and it feels really good! I want to thank all the folks of Clinton County for the many thoughts and prayers to...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Unlearning racial bias takes time

Starbucks recently closed its stores for a one-day racial bias training for all its employees. Unfortunately, I think there’s a good chance it w...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Why we hurt, how to seek help

Why we hurt, how to seek help

Our church is studying the book of Job found in the Bible over the next several weeks. We had planned this particular Bible study/sermon series over s...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Never mind walls, they’re building warehouses

Most mornings lately, I’ve woken up to two things. First I hear my toddler, sounding off that it’s time to get up. Then I see the news sto...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Are you able to hear Him now?

Are you able to hear Him now?

Living in a “retirement” community is interesting at best. First of all, I challenge anyone to show me in the Bible where we are ever enco...

June 14th, 2018 |  


Abuse of farm safety net harms rural America

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes billions of dollars in payments to farmers across the country. Farmers rely on this money a...

June 13th, 2018 |  


More quick and easy recipes

More quick and easy recipes

Last week I dedicated a column to my readers who hate to cook. Today I want to give you some more of the quick-and-easy recipes. The first one is for ...

June 13th, 2018 |