No place for bigotry on the bench

No place for bigotry on the bench

This week, I took to the Senate Floor to shine a light on the president’s nominee to join the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, John K. Bush. This m...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Fond memories of Cedar Point

Fond memories of Cedar Point

As summer rolls on, it has been fun to look at the social media pictures of folks out and about from parts far and wide enjoying that time-honored tra...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Hillbilly eulogy rather than elegy

Hillbilly eulogy rather than elegy

Have you read the book “Hillbilly Elegy”? I have, and I hope readers realize that J.D. Vance’s story is not the story of all familie...

July 19th, 2017 |  


The art of learning old tricks

The art of learning old tricks

More than once, my high school art teacher Herb Hartman probably looked at my work and thought, “As an artist, he has a pretty good future as a ...

July 19th, 2017 |  


Protecting healthcare for rural Ohio

Protecting healthcare for rural Ohio

The latest Senate Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be devastating for rural Ohio.Last week, I released a county-by-county repor...

July 18th, 2017 |  


How we used to do it

How we used to do it

There was going to be this great article, see? It was a take-off on a news story about how the way in which we complete some task has come full circle...

July 16th, 2017 |  


For the love of ice cream

For the love of ice cream

July is officially National Ice Cream Month. Until this week, I never knew such a month existed. But what could be more newsworthy?Most folks are fami...

July 15th, 2017 |  


There’s no such thing as vacation on the farm

There’s no such thing as vacation on the farm

After a swift start to summer vacation here on the farm, we’ve decided to keep the rest of the summer wide open for lazy days with next to nothi...

July 14th, 2017 |  


Trump’s worst collusion not with Russia

I’ve always been a little skeptical that there’d be a smoking gun about the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia. The late...

July 14th, 2017 |  


County’s special spaces similar, yet different

County’s special spaces similar, yet different

There has been a steady of stream of activity coming from civic life throughout Miami County. West Milton is still grappling with Stillwater Crossing,...

July 13th, 2017 |