Takeaways from latest US Ag Census

Conducted every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture is a count of all U.S. farms and ranches and the producer...

May 13th, 2019 |  


Voices speak from our past

Voices speak from our past

A few weeks ago, I found myself comforting my daughter.As often happens, we ended up crying together. Then, we ended up comforting each other.The reas...

May 13th, 2019 |  


A step backward for Ohio?

Backers of a bill that would bail out Ohio’s two nuclear power plants claim it is the comprehensive energy policy our state needs to move toward...

May 10th, 2019 |  



Moving US economy forward

Moving US economy forward

We have a strong economy today, thanks in part to the pro-growth policies like tax reform and regulatory relief Congress has put in place. Companies l...

May 10th, 2019 |  


Take care of mom, and pray for farmers

Take care of mom, and pray for farmers

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! It is their weekend, so take care of mom today or Sunday.If you forgot to get her something, stop ...

May 10th, 2019 |  


God shows us love through Mom

God shows us love through Mom

I remember thinking that Mom would always be there.Even shortly after my Father’s funeral, when without her knowledge, I heard her praying in th...

May 9th, 2019 |  


Supporting all of Ohio’s children

Supporting all of Ohio’s children

As a society, we are leaving too many children behind.Our child welfare agencies are overwhelmed by the number of kids entering the system, and the ad...

May 9th, 2019 |  


A promise finally kept

A promise finally kept

After somewhere around 37 years, a lost class ring is finally on its way back to its original owner.I recently wrote about keeping a promise to my lat...

May 8th, 2019 |  


Teachers making a difference

As I travel around Ohio visiting schools, I see great teaching happening everywhere — a teacher in Swanton bringing history to life through inte...

May 8th, 2019 |  


HB 154 needs to right wrongs

A bill to abolish state control of academically struggling school districts, including Lorain City Schools, passed in the Ohio legislature May 1, must...

May 8th, 2019 |