Supporting veterans’ mental health needs

Supporting veterans’ mental health needs

This month’s virtual and socially distanced Veterans Day celebrations around Ohio serve as a reminder not only of the sacrifices veterans make f...

November 26th, 2020 |  


Senior Center meals impacted by COVID-19

Senior Center meals impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 is continuing to impact the Fulton County Senior Center.The Fulton County Senior Center will deliver home meals for the week of Nov. 30 on We...

November 25th, 2020 |  


Fighting for a utility shutoff moratorium

Fighting for a utility shutoff moratorium

Recently, I led my Democratic colleagues in writing letters to 22 of the nation’s largest utility companies – urging them to suspend all u...

November 14th, 2020 |  



Portman: Why I voted for Amy Coney Barrett

Portman: Why I voted for Amy Coney Barrett

This week, I was proud to vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court. She is an impressive person and a distinguished legal...

October 31st, 2020 |  


Just a small thing can effect big change

Often it is the small things that affect our relationships – with each other and with God.It’s a small thing to set aside time daily for B...

October 23rd, 2020 |  


Staying in the swing of busy Tuesdays

For many years, Tuesday morning has been dedicated to writing this column. After breakfast, devotions and making my bed, I go directly to the computer...

October 1st, 2020 |  


Despite the masks people are reaching out during COVID

In these days of wearing masks to help stop the spread of coronavirus, it sometimes becomes quite challenging to recognize as well as to be recognized...

September 17th, 2020 |  


Helping Ohio children in pandemic

Helping Ohio children in pandemic

Right now, families and young people are dealing with unprecedented financial stress, social isolation, and abrupt changes to daily life.Child welfare...

July 16th, 2020 |  


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 |