A different celebration of the Fourth of July

Well, the Fourth of July, the USA’s birthday, has been here and gone. How different it was from recent years gone by!The weather proved to be ra...

July 9th, 2020 |  


We must keep fighting for racial justice

We must keep fighting for racial justice

The peaceful protests around our state and throughout our country are an expression of fear, grief, frustration, and anger.Black communities led the n...

June 11th, 2020 |  


Protecting from coronavirus scams

Protecting from coronavirus scams

While our first priority is keeping Ohioans healthy and safe, we must also take steps to protect Ohioans’ financial wellbeing.We’ve seen r...

April 13th, 2020 |  



Americans willpersevere throughcoronavirus crisis

Americans willpersevere throughcoronavirus crisis

Our country is facing an unprecedented challenge. Coronavirus is an international pandemic that threatens both our health and our economy. We are in t...

April 13th, 2020 |  


An alternative view on tree value

An alternative view on tree value

In past articles, we talked about the value trees bring to our property and way of life.You know such things like storm water retention, energy saving...

March 30th, 2020 |  


Winter 2020: Identifying overhead hazards in your back yard

Winter 2020: Identifying overhead hazards in your back yard

The impetus that started all the Swanton Tree Commission activity was a visit, in 2005, by Stephanie Miller, Ohio DNR Division of Forestry, Region 4 U...

February 3rd, 2020 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |