Talk to children about safety

Talk to children about safety

About 1.3 million children have been reported missing this year in the United States, more than 18,000 of them in Ohio. Today, there are more than 600...

December 1st, 2015 |  


Portman: Let’s reject the old ‘War on Drugs,’ focus on what we know works

Portman: Let’s reject the old ‘War on Drugs,’ focus on what we know works

Last month, I joined tens of thousands of Americans and hundreds of Ohioans on the National Mall for the first-ever UNITE to Face Addiction rally.The ...

November 30th, 2015 |  


Smells just like Mom’s kitchen

Smells just like Mom’s kitchen

I loved my first house in central Ohio at first sight. It’s a beautiful stone two-story, built in the style of a French Norman chalet. The front...

November 27th, 2015 |  



Get child safety seats inspected

Get child safety seats inspected

Three out of four child safety seats are improperly installed in vehicles, according to research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

November 27th, 2015 |  


Gloria’s grandmother’s dressing a holiday must

Gloria’s grandmother’s dressing a holiday must

Hello friends!These past several months my husband Daniel and I have been enjoying our term as youth leaders. The married couples in our church take t...

November 27th, 2015 |  


Seeking office takes courage

Seeking office takes courage

When someone chooses to run for public office, their only consideration cannot be whether they are qualified to do the job or whether than can get ele...

November 26th, 2015 |  


Building a foundation for those in need

Building a foundation for those in need

Earlier this fall, I worked alongside fellow Ohioans with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for Air Force veteran, Mark Jones, in Nelsonville, Ohio...

November 26th, 2015 |  


What a wonderful world it would be

What a wonderful world it would be

Back in 1973, Herman’s Hermits wrote a very popular song entitled, “What a Wonderful World It Would Be.” Some of the lyrics were as ...

November 26th, 2015 |  


Kicking through the leaves

Kicking through the leaves

Ah … the smell of fall. The brisk wind pulls at the few remaining leaves pulling them from their branches. The yellows, the greens, the oranges ...

November 24th, 2015 |  


Giving thanks: Our character as a nation

Giving thanks: Our character as a nation

“Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a Nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanksgiving Day.” — Ronald Reagan, Thanksgivi...

November 24th, 2015 |