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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 »»

Terrorists’ use of social media is overhyped

March 25, 2015 Experts tell us we simply must win the social media battle against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Protect yourself from ID theft this tax season

March 24, 2015 With just one month until federal taxes are due, Ohio taxpayers need to be aware of the threat of identity theft. more »»

Sunshine Laws ensure government transparency

March 18, 2015 Government functions best for the people it serves when it operates openly. Ohio’s Sunshine Laws enable citizens to see how their government works. more »»

Why not college and university ratings for PC idiocy?

March 15, 2015 College students often do very stupid things. Remember “streaking”? But sometimes idiocy on campus goes beyond stunts. more »»

Some corporations allow you to ‘B’ a social entrepreneur

March 11, 2015 A new type of entrepreneurial venture is becoming popular in the United States and other countries. Social entrepreneurism is a hybrid between for-profit businesses and not-for-profit social agencies. more »»

Ensure testing does not subtract from learning

March 10, 2015 In too many school districts, parents and teachers feel overwhelmed by the amount of student testing that is going on in our classrooms. more »»

Some corporations allow you to ‘B’ a social entrepreneur

March 10, 2015 A new type of entrepreneurial venture is becoming popular in the United States and other countries. Social entrepreneurism is a hybrid between for-profit businesses and not-for-profit social agencies. more »»

Moving Ohio Forward helps neighborhoods heal

March 9, 2015 The foreclosure crisis left a trail of abandoned and deteriorating properties across towns and communities in our state. more »»

Keep helping workers hit by unfair trade deals

March 3, 2015 Trade agreements have wreaked havoc on Ohio’s economy over the past several decades, undermining Ohio’s manufacturing sector and making it easier for corporations to ship our jobs overseas. more »»

Fifty years ago today, Tiffin lost ‘The Fox’

February 27, 2015 Feb. 27, 1965, Tiffin lost one of its leading citizens when Heidelberg College’s then-vice president for development, Paul Hoernemann, died unexpectedly during an alumni dinner in Strongsvill. more »»

 
 

Blood Drive April 17, 2015

Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., Seneca County Public Safety Building, Tiffin. 1-800-RED-CROSS. more »

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April 15, 2015 Say what you will about the Cleveland Browns' new uniforms. Just don't say no one cares. Fans packed a convention center just to get an in-person look. more »

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