Honoring Ohio law enforcement

Honoring Ohio law enforcement

Each year during National Police Week, we honor our law enforcement officers, and the families who support them and sacrifice alongside them. They all...

June 17th, 2019 |  


Stay smart following severe weather

Stay smart following severe weather

With thoughts to the recent severe weather, Stephanie Miller from the Division of Forestry sent the following message to all of the Tree Commissions u...

June 3rd, 2019 |  


Remembering the real Memorial Day

Remembering the real Memorial Day

I’ve become a stickler about some things after years of editing stories for newspapers and summing them up for a headline. Maybe that’s wh...

May 20th, 2019 updated: May 22nd, 2019. |  



Time to celebrate teachers

Time to celebrate teachers

As I travel around Ohio visiting schools, I see great teaching happening everywhere — a teacher in Swanton bringing history to life through inte...

May 6th, 2019 |  


Support school income tax renewal

Please remember to vote Yes for the upcoming Swanton Local School District renewal levy. Voting is May 7, 2019. This levy is NOT a new tax. It was ori...

April 22nd, 2019 |  


Honor to address Swanton Elementary

It was recently my honor to address the students and teachers at Swanton Elementary School. I provided an assembly to the students concerning “O...

April 1st, 2019 |  


Tree lawns and right of ways

Tree lawns and right of ways

The Village of Swanton completed its plantings for 2018 and it was a very successful season.There were 27 trees placed in a development which had no s...

February 11th, 2019 |  


Fighting for Ohio GM workers

Fighting for Ohio GM workers

If you love this country, you fight for the people who make it work — people like the workers at Lordstown.That’s why Senator Portman and ...

December 17th, 2018 |  


Issue One a masquerade

To the Editor:I strongly oppose Ohio Issue One. Ohio’s judges prefer to rehabilitate rather than to incarcerate, but I will be left powerless to...

October 22nd, 2018 updated: October 22nd, 2018. |  


The Twisted Twig

The Twisted Twig

We all gather our life lessons from many sources. Some from our parents and some from our grandparents. Some are passed down and assumed to be true. S...

August 31st, 2018 |