Trump profiting off presidency; Jordan complicit

In 2015, Trump said he would “rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done.” Now, he is golfing and visiting...

May 7th, 2017 |  


A president struggling to get on track

A president struggling to get on track

I have significant differences with Donald Trump’s political stances, but I want him to enjoy a successful presidency. It’s good for neith...

May 4th, 2017 |  


App tells how to store foods safely

App tells how to store foods safely

Question: I go grocery shopping once a month for my family and I tend to buy fresh fruits and vegetables in larger quantities. What is the best way to...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Reader: Adoption is the loving option

The article “As number of adoptions drops, agencies face strains” (Urbana Daily Citizen, May 1, p. 8) notes that a million families are tr...

May 2nd, 2017 |  


We need to safeguard the ‘public’ in public office

We need to safeguard the ‘public’ in public office

For the last few years, I’ve been keeping a file of clippings about the erosion of transparency and candor in government. I’m sorry to rep...

May 1st, 2017 |  


Let’s end government shutdowns for good

Let’s end government shutdowns for good

Let’s shut down government shutdowns. They don’t work for anyone. Even the threat of government shutdowns hurts the economy, and when you ...

April 30th, 2017 |  


There is something about a wall

When I read that John Hurt had died, I recognized him as the actor who appeared in Night Crossing, a film that I showed in my German 1 classes every y...

April 30th, 2017 |  


The best ideas come from Ohio

The best ideas come from Ohio

One of my most important jobs as your senator is listening to the Ohioans I represent. I’ve spent the past several weeks hosting roundtables acr...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Seven nearby Ohio vacation resorts to visit on one tank of gas

Seven nearby Ohio vacation resorts to visit on one tank of gas

Need a vacation? It’s getting to be that time of year again, with spring break upon us and summer just around the corner. It’s the perfect...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Helping homeless kids find shelter

Helping homeless kids find shelter

Homelessness is dangerous, especially for kids. They are more vulnerable to become victims of crime; they’re more vulnerable to disease, and the...

April 24th, 2017 |