Racism hits a new low

Racism hits a new low

Hearing her story, I didn’t know whether to scream in anger or cry in sadness.As every word of what happened to Marra Gad — a black, Jewis...

December 31st, 2019 |  


A nearly forgotten story

A nearly forgotten story

It seems to me that somewhere buried deep in the basic character, the temperament, the makeup, of us humans is the need for periodic renewal in our li...

December 31st, 2019 |  


A nearly forgotten story

A nearly forgotten story

It seems to me that tonight is a very special night - an extraordinary one unlike any other at any time of the year.It is an event experienced by hund...

December 24th, 2019 |  



Giving to community colleges

Giving to community colleges

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

December 20th, 2019 |  


In praise of competence

In praise of competence

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

December 19th, 2019 |  


Helping Ohio’s foster youth find safe, stable homes

Helping Ohio’s foster youth find safe, stable homes

A safe, stable home is the foundation for opportunity — without it, it can be hard to hold down a job, pursue a degree, and to build a life.But ...

December 16th, 2019 |  


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

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

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 ou...

December 16th, 2019 |  


Why trust matters

Why trust matters

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

December 8th, 2019 |  


Railroads come to the county

Railroads come to the county

When Greene County was new, the modes of transportation were very limited. Many folks rode horses, some rode in wagons and of course, there was the st...

November 29th, 2019 |  


Thanksgiving is disappearing

Thanksgiving is disappearing

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

November 26th, 2019 |