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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


The Twisted Twig

The Twisted Twig

Looks like it will soon be the “end of days” for most of our unwanted invasive friends, the Gypsy Moths. Sometime this month, when the wea...

May 7th, 2018 |