Continued weather issues: Will spring return?

Continued weather issues: Will spring return?

Spring sprang and now Mother Nature is just messing with us. The recent freezes have fried many of our fruit crops, and the continued cold, wet weathe...

April 8th, 2016 |  


Seeking God’s help to become a bridge

Seeking God’s help to become a bridge

Scripture Reading: Acts 9: 1-6, 7-20 – What are the ways you have heard God’s call in your life? How has that call affected you and those ...

April 7th, 2016 |  


Creating jobs, leveling playing field

Creating jobs, leveling playing field

My top priority in the Senate is to help create more and better Ohio jobs, with higher wages and benefits. Fair and balanced trade with more exports, ...

April 7th, 2016 |  



Good night, Mr. Hamner

Good night, Mr. Hamner

Other than “The Wonderful World of Disney,” no doubt my favorite television program growing up was “The Waltons.” So, when I r...

April 6th, 2016 |  


Shots ring out in ice cream parlor

Shots ring out in ice cream parlor

Terry Court is home to a small neighborhood shopping center just down the alley from where we lived in Staunton, Virginia.One afternoon, I was talking...

April 5th, 2016 |  


Potpourri and Trumpery

Potpourri and Trumpery

When my term as mayor expired and I became the president of city council, I also considered retiring from writing this weekly column. Tom Barr, the ed...

April 4th, 2016 updated: April 4th, 2016. |  


Baseball in Ohio has rich heritage

Baseball in Ohio has rich heritage

Nothing officially marks the beginning of spring quite like the start of a new baseball season. Baseball in Ohio is something that draws a great deal ...

April 1st, 2016 |  


Calibrate sprayers before planting season

Calibrate sprayers before planting season

With warmer temperatures experienced lately farmers are getting the “itch” for another planting/growing season. Their engines are started ...

April 1st, 2016 |  


Connecting employers with job seekers

Connecting employers with job seekers

Pursuing your passion and finding a fulfilling career is an important aspect of the American Dream.During my time in Congress, one of my top prioritie...

March 31st, 2016 |  


Working to bridge gender gap

Working to bridge gender gap

Throughout Women’s History Month in March, we celebrated the women in Ohio and across our nation who have shaped the course of our history, and ...

March 31st, 2016 |