Supporting grandparents caring for kids

Supporting grandparents caring for kids

We all know how devastating the addiction epidemic has been for our state, and it has far-reaching consequences for Ohio families. It’s often gr...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Patriotic? Or spiritual? Or perhaps both?

Patriotic? Or spiritual? Or perhaps both?

This is a week when we as a nation bask in the beauty and the wonder of our independence. We celebrate with picnics and parties, with fireworks and pa...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Win for pregnancy centers, free speech

Just last week, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down a 5-4 ruling on the NIFLA v. Becerra case, overturning the 2015 California...

July 5th, 2018 |  



From cake mix to dinner rolls

From cake mix to dinner rolls

Today I want to share a recipe that I ran in a column several years ago. I have had so many people stop me and ask if this recipe really works, and I ...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Slow down and enjoy independence

Slow down and enjoy independence

“The road of life is never without trials and tribulations,” a fellow with a man-bun shouted one time from the middle of a crowd of people...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Supporting Ohio colleges, universities

Supporting Ohio colleges, universities

Last week, my office convened our 11th annual Ohio College Presidents Conference.The idea for this conference was sparked during a roundtable discussi...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Another one for the angels

Another one for the angels

Sunday morning, before leaving for church, I sat on the couch and thought about the past few weeks. It has been a painful time for the Riley family. J...

July 2nd, 2018 |  


Celebrating, and caring, about our history

Celebrating, and caring, about our history

Dear Sgt. Hosbrook,Though you are my ancestor, I thought it only fitting and proper to address you by your rank and title in that great war for indepe...

June 29th, 2018 |  


Hot weather, scouting for soybean disease

Hot weather, scouting for soybean disease

According to Jim Noel of the National Weather Service, the weather we have had thus far has included a few hot bursts this summer — but nothing ...

June 29th, 2018 |  


What’s more important, service or safety?

What’s more important, service or safety?

On a recent flying experience, I heard something that, quite frankly, I could not believe. After all of us passengers had settled into our seats, the ...

June 28th, 2018 |