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Kids say the darndest things

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I’ve always heard the phrase “out of the mouths of babes,” but I was reminded of the truth it holds during a recent Wednesday...

A wish for the new year

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As we say goodbye to 2019, I can’t help but look back on the completed year and try to find something, anything, that I...

Giving to community colleges

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Like never before, Ohio’s 23 community colleges are playing an essential role in the economic strength of Ohio and — more importantly — helping...

In praise of competence

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Not long ago, I was in a meeting to talk about a public policy issue. It was a little complex, and as we considered...

Teddy lived a life befitting of Ohio’s ‘first dog’

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The Ohio ground was hard the day the governor, my dad, said goodbye to his dog.Dad always called Teddy “Anna’s dog.” I picked him...

Why trust matters

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To me, it was a thunderclap. Years ago, when I was in Congress, we were in the midst of a tense, contentious debate. Members...

Thanksgiving is disappearing

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It seems to me that our native-grown holiday known as Thanksgiving is slowly disappearing. Through the early years of our country various spontaneous celebrations...

Our taxes shouldn’t fuel China’s rise

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When U.S. taxpayers send their hard-earned money to the government, they shouldn’t worry that it’s being used to fuel economic and military growth in...

Chipping away our rights; one at a time

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In October 2017, I wrote an article about what was referred to as the “Public School Deregulation Bill,” authored by Senator Matt Huffman from...

BMV makes sure you get the point

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“The one thing that unites all human beings is that deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.”— Dave Barry“10,000...

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