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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


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 |