Alternative crop for farmers

The new buzz in farming — growing hemp — has gone mainstream.Farm Journal, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and University of Kentu...

June 28th, 2019 |  


Hope for those affected by PTS

Hope for those affected by PTS

Addressing the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) is not an easy feat.Through over 30 years of service with the Ohio National Guard, I have had...

June 27th, 2019 |  


Connecting educators, D.C. legislators

Connecting educators, D.C. legislators

When I first came to the Senate, I met with a number of higher education leaders around Ohio. In these conversations we realized how little opportunit...

June 26th, 2019 |  



Chat with God and a cheesy favorite

Chat with God and a cheesy favorite

From my perch inside the sewing room window where I am writing, I’m enjoying birds’ morning songs. They are just going for it.I love early...

June 26th, 2019 |  


The helplessness of man

The helplessness of man

Since the dawning of time, it has been man who slayed the dragons, and planted, cultivated and harvested the crop to provide for the family.It has bee...

June 26th, 2019 |  


The bonds of friendship

The bonds of friendship

John Patton and I have been friends for 60 years, a friendship fashioned through our mutual love of sports.We were teammates on the 1963 Wilmington Hu...

June 25th, 2019 |  


A day in your life with public health

A day in your life with public health

At 5:30 a.m. you’re awakened by your alarm and you head for the shower to begin your day.Thanks to public health, the water is clean and safe. A...

June 25th, 2019 |  


Reaching for the stars

Reaching for the stars

In the early summer of 1969, 50 years ago, America waited for the most spectacular adventure of all time to be completed.Earlier in the decade, Presid...

June 24th, 2019 |  


How about public hearings on Iran?

How about public hearings on Iran?

Why do Washington government officials basically get to determine what’s in the “national interest”? After all, the nation is compri...

June 24th, 2019 |  


Corn green, yellow or purple?

Corn green, yellow or purple?

I think my brain is becoming water-logged and creating crazy thoughts. I was wondering the other day if there was a way to plug the clouds for a while...

June 21st, 2019 |