Charter school reforms head to governor

Charter school reforms head to governor

I firmly believe in families and parents having a broad range of options when it comes to choosing the right educational setting for their sons and da...

October 9th, 2015 |  


Be aware of breast cancer, be proactive

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, according to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — James. And...

October 7th, 2015 |  


Standing up for coal miners

Standing up for coal miners

A century ago, coal miners would take canaries in birdcages down into the mines with them. Those birds served as workers’ only warning against d...

October 7th, 2015 |  



Better skills, better jobs for Ohioans

Better skills, better jobs for Ohioans

America is better off when we are making things. We have a powerful service economy, but the backbone of our greatness has always been those who make ...

October 6th, 2015 |  


Fund public education, not charter schools

Fund public education, not charter schools

Earlier this year, at a national education conference in Denver, Ohio’s $1 billion charter-school system came under fire, with criticism coming ...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Say what you mean with words and actions

Say what you mean with words and actions

We were driving home from dinner at Damon’s on Sunday evening. It was a fairly late, dark night on Locust Street. Traffic was light. We chatted ...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Vote no on Gateway Zoning

We have lived in our home for almost 30 years on what is considered a main “gateway.” We purchased it in good faith that our residential z...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Uber news great for job seekers, consumers

Uber news great for job seekers, consumers

I was thrilled to be part of a recent announcement at the Statehouse that takes another step toward providing job opportunities and financial flexibil...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


We must conquer our own demons

We must conquer our own demons

As I pen this column tonight, the details surrounding the tragic mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in the small Oregon town of Roseburg are sl...

October 2nd, 2015 updated: October 2nd, 2015. |  


Don’t let fear of death paralyze you

Don’t let fear of death paralyze you

Broadly speaking, each of us is dying; death is inevitable for the mortal creatures we are. Our mortality can be an important thing to remember, helpi...

October 1st, 2015 |