Introducing students to manufacturing

Introducing students to manufacturing

This summer marks the sixth year my office is partnering with local companies and organizations to host summer manufacturing camps for young Ohioans a...

June 13th, 2018 |  


We can no longer stay silent about mental illness

We can no longer stay silent about mental illness

When I broke my rib (which I did by coughing too hard … it’s a long story), I immediately went to the doctor and got an X-ray.When I start...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Erma Bombeck: A legend lives on

Erma Bombeck: A legend lives on

Erma Bombeck made an appearance of sorts near her hometown of Dayton recently, and will be in other Ohio cities soon. The “of sorts” refer...

June 13th, 2018 |  



Aaah … the good old days!

Aaah … the good old days!

Aaah … the good old days!I think that’s why some people like antique stores, Flea markets, auctions, yard sales, and eBay. Items from the ...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Cottonwoods nothing to sneeze at

Cottonwoods nothing to sneeze at

It always snows in Ohio in June.Well, it’s not real snow, but sometimes it looks like it. It’s cottonwood tree seeds. I have been watching...

June 10th, 2018 |  


Raising kids who read

Raising kids who read

Why is it important to expose babies, toddlers, and younger children to the world of books? Why is it important to read aloud to babies and toddlers? ...

June 8th, 2018 |  


There really is no place like home

There really is no place like home

The ink’s barely even dry on your diploma, and I bet you are already making some pretty bold claims about your future. I’ll also bet very ...

June 6th, 2018 |  


What’s on your bucket list?

What’s on your bucket list?

Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman popularized the Bucket List expression in their 2007 film. Two terminally ill men rush off on a spontaneous road tri...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Guarding against China’s security threats

Guarding against China’s security threats

Last month in the Senate Banking Committee, we passed my bipartisan legislation to give our country more tools to respond to foreign investments from ...

June 5th, 2018 |  


Is common sense uncommon?

Is common sense uncommon?

Do you ever feel out of touch with reality? I’ve felt that way several times in the past month, as some actions I’ve witnessed make no sen...

June 5th, 2018 |