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Stop competitors from cheating US workers

May 20, 2015 With more than 25 percent of factory jobs in Ohio relying on international customers, it is absolutely vital to grow the number of exports in order to protect Ohio workers and create new good-paying... more »»

The House budget sets the tone for the future of Ohio

May 16, 2015 Every two years, the state of Ohio constitutionally is required to pass a balanced budget to fund government projects and programs, as well as our schools. more »»

It’s past time to allow the Export-Import Bank to expire

May 16, 2015 American families are fed up with Washington. And they have every right to be. They see their tax dollars being given to able-bodied people who can work, but won’t. more »»

Address three pieces of downtown plan at once

May 12, 2015 It is encouraging to hear our government partners in downtown development, the city and the county, commit to working together on a group of important projects. I take them at their word. more »»

Master Gardeners’ plant sale May 16-17

May 9, 2015 This is my annual “commercial” advertising the events provided for the public by the Master Gardeners of Seneca County. more »»

Act would guarantee paid sick, family leave

May 7, 2015 Each day, workers across the country face impossible dilemmas. more »»

Indiana raises questions about rights, obligations of entrepreneurs

May 6, 2015 The recent controversy surrounding the passing of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act has raised questions about the right of business owners to practice their religion and how this right might conflict... more »»

Protect Ohio jobs from unfair trade agreements

April 28, 2015 At forums I’ve had across our state, Ohioans have made clear their opinions on unfair foreign trade deals. more »»

Community Emergency Response Team seeks volunteers

April 24, 2015 With the various weather conditions in this area, are you and your family prepared for any disasters that might come your way? Are you prepared to help your family and your neighbors in the event of... more »»

Tax credit helps Ohio families afford college

April 23, 2015 College costs are sky-high and climbing. Right now, many families across Ohio are waiting on their financial aid package. more »»

Strengthening the FOIA important to citizens

April 16, 2015 President Barack Obama routinely has promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving this critical goa. more »»

Contact the senator for help, or stop for coffee

April 15, 2015 During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln would meet regularly in the White House with ordinary Americans, even during the darkest days of the war. He called these meetings his “public opinion baths. more »»

Kasich focusing on US debt during ‘candidacy’

April 9, 2015 One might think it would be self-evident that a national debt amounting to nearly $60,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States is the most critical challenge facing Americans. more »»

Obamacare subsidy adds up to a tax nightmare

April 9, 2015 Obamacare is making the least popular day — April 15 — even worse. For about one in four tax filers, it’s turning out to be a nightmare, with extra paperwork and penalties. more »»

Turning an idea into a business is complicated

April 8, 2015 Most people have had what they thought was a bright idea that could be converted into a successful business. Most of those people, however, have not gone ahead and created a business from that idea. more »»

Turning an idea into a business is complicated

April 8, 2015 Most people have had what they thought was a bright idea that could be converted into a successful business. Most of those people, however, have not gone ahead and created a business from that idea. more »»

American workers don’t need another NAFTA

April 7, 2015 Earlier this month, I traveled our state, meeting with workers and businesses about the future of U.S. trade polic. more »»

Ensure healthy pregnancies, mothers, babies

April 1, 2015 Giving our children a healthy start in life begins with healthy pregnancies. But far too many areas in Ohio and across the country face a serious maternity care shortag. more »»

Why are gaming revenues so far below what was promised?

April 1, 2015 Back in 2009, the developers proposing to build casinos in four Ohio cities promised Ohio voters more than $500 million per year for schools and local governments. more »»

Career tech education critical to Ohio’s future

March 26, 2015 Ohio’s continuing economic improvement has revealed a very apparent and disturbing flaw in our state’s workforce — the increasing gap in available jobs and the skilled workers companies need to fill... more »»

Invest in manufacturing to grow Ohio’s middle class

March 26, 2015 We know manufacturing jobs are a ticket to the middle class. more »»


Farmers' Market May 23, 2015

Seneca County Farmers' Market in Downtown Tiffin, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., South Washington Street between East Perry and East Market streets. Fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, live entertainment, demonstrations, children's activities. more »

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What Do We Know About Deflategate?

May 18, 2015 The NFL has been in the news an awful lot recently and to suggest that most of the news is AWFUL would be an understatemen. more »

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