Protecting victims of human trafficking

Protecting victims of human trafficking

Ohio knows all too well that human trafficking isn’t a problem from the distant past, or one found only in countries across the world — Oh...

August 5th, 2019 |  


School’s cruel with lunch money threat

School’s cruel with lunch money threat

You wouldn’t think people would want the title of “America’s Meanest,” but it seems so many are vying for it.Today’s win...

July 29th, 2019 |  


Bearing witness at the border

Bearing witness at the border

Last week, Connie and I traveled to El Paso, Texas, on our southern border, to bear witness to this humanitarian crisis. We met with children and fami...

July 29th, 2019 |  



Fighting resurgence of meth and cocaine

Fighting resurgence of meth and cocaine

Here in Ohio, we are finally making progress on stemming the tide of opioid abuse that’s been hitting our communities hard. In fact, from June o...

July 22nd, 2019 |  


New holiday will hang the moon

New holiday will hang the moon

It’s time to give our national holidays an upgrade. Let’s make July 20 Moonwalk Day.July 20 is, of course, the day that man first walked o...

July 15th, 2019 |  


Connecting Ohio educators with D.C. legislators

Connecting Ohio educators with D.C. legislators

When I first came to the Senate, I met with a number of higher education leaders around Ohio. In these conversations we realized how little opportunit...

July 15th, 2019 |  


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 |