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Well, another Halloween is about to become ancient history.
Election Day is less than two weeks away. Before voting, I encourage you to do two things: educate yourself about judicial candidates and vote all the way to the end of your ballot.
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It seems to me that politicians in our state can heave a big sigh of relief thanks to a U S District Judge. Yep, for years politicians and their devoted followers have been concerned with the dilemma of how to conduct personal attacks on their...
Ho-hum.The other day I found the mail box on my front porch filled with bright-colored campaign fliers touting what seems like all of the political candidates in America.
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In gratitude for their courage and sacrifice for our nation, my office helps US veterans access their medical and disability benefits and the overdue or replacement medals that they have earned for their military service.
Many coastal regions must start bracing for frequent floods as key freshwater sources are drying up elsewhere.What is it about natural disasters and irony?
Big tech companies like Google and Facebook are breaking up with corporate polluters.
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The nation's largest full-service restaurant chain is sending three top executives off with $68 million while paying workers $2.13 per hour.
I paid less than $10,000 to earn my college degree from a top-ranked school.
Halloween is upon us and, once again, zombie-mania continues to reign supreme. From so-called, community “Zombie Walk” events to AMC's season premier of the “Walking Dead” boasting the highest-rated cable television show...
Don't just sit on your duffs doing 12-ounce elbow bends — the Russians are buying out Pabst Blue Ribbon.OK, that's it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. The avarice of corporate power is getting personal.
When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have successfully expanded their companies, created jobs, and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1...
Labor organizers are increasingly enlisting consumers in campaigns to improve conditions for low-wage workers.
It seems to me that some news stories have lives of their own in today's society. Somehow they not only stay “alive” but grow in intensity and become more widespread.
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With so much attention over the last several months focused on the tragic shootings at the Beavercreek Walmart and in Ferguson, Missouri, the police are being vilified in the media now more than ever. As these issues play out in the court of public...
Forgive us if we're not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction.
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Recently, I've spilled a lot of ink articulating the importance of natural marriage and strong families for a healthy and prosperous society. I have attempted to illustrate the role of law in protecting marriage and proposed that Ohio adopt...
“In those days, at that time” declares the Lord, “search will be made for Israel's guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare.” (Jeremiah...
The shameful and blatantly inaccurate message of the so-called editorial cartoon that ran recently is unworthy of being published by a credible newspaper. President George W. Bush and his administration won the Iraq War!
I read a newspaper story recently about a professional hockey player who was suspended for two games for an illegal body check on an opposing player.
I have over three hundred letters written so far, and I thought of something. I can't get all of them in the paper, but I can write the title of most of them to let you know what I write about in each letter.
Over the last few weeks, we have heard a lot about the Ebola virus. The stories from Africa are heartbreaking – countries with limited resources are fighting to contain the disease and in many cases it is spreading faster than it can be...
I love people in social settings that say, 'Oh, I never watch television,' Then in the next breath start reeling off a dozen or so of their favorite shows.I admit it, the TV was my babysitter as a kid.
Rather than urge guests to leave bigger tips and thank you notes, Marriott should pay its housekeepers a living wage.
Congress is still dragging its feet on fixes more than a year after Edward Snowden's alarming revelations first came to light.
Turning the tide on diabetes will require the next generation to establish healthy habits early on.
It seems to me that since the U S Supreme Court has agreed with the manner in which Ohio has chosen to define the length of time that Ohio voters may cast “early voting” ballots, a kinda quick overview of the situation is appropriate. Just...
Composting toilets would save water and, uh, resources.
Psalm 144:1 - “Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”
We're coming up on another election to, as many see it, take our nation back. Pundits suggest that Republicans may be looking at taking a slim lead in the United States Senate, thus giving “us” control of Congress once again. Despite...
A growing number of companies are pretending to move abroad and shortchanging us all.
Unless you never intend to buy a car or rent an apartment, you are likely going to need good credit. But, in addition to your credit history, what you post on social media and the company you keep there could actually cause a lender to say,...
A close friend who is much younger than I am asked me a delightful question the other day.
It's not too late to for Congress to curb the Pentagon's plans for the absurdly expensive F-35 combat jet.
The latest conservative fad is beating up President Barack Obama for being too squeamish about exerting military force. The Republicans he defeated in 2008 and 2012 are prime examples.
Wall Street's fake farmers are harvesting sweet profits.
With more of us crowding a warming planet, we need agricultural change.
It seems to me that whenever a new crisis emerges a whole slew of ways to remedy the situation kinda bubble up from a variety of sources — each with “the” solution to the problem. One such current crisis is “sexual...
We're igniting some Wall Street heat.People around the world are pressing their leaders to act on climate change and fueling change on their own.
This Friday in Belmont County, I joined with Belmont College and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association to host an Energy Jobs and Career Fair. Over thirty companies participated, and people from all over Eastern Ohio had an opportunity to connect with...
Here we are in election season again, when liberals and conservatives alike spend millions of dollars trying to convince voters to either keep them in office or replace the incumbent. As always, when they're not kissing your baby, they're...
In Ohio, and across the United States, manufacturing is helping to lead our economic recovery. Manufacturing has a larger multiplier effect than any other industry. For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy. Ohio...