Celebrating our differences

Celebrating our differences

God made so many people, so different. Isn’t variety wonderful? No same-old, same-old. All is really new and different.Let’s celebrate our...

October 21st, 2015 |  


Protecting small businesses from the pains of Obamacare

Protecting small businesses from the pains of Obamacare

Ohio is the proud home to over 900,000 small businesses. They are the vast majority of businesses in Ohio and create two out of every three jobs in ou...

October 20th, 2015 |  


What I learned in Colorado

What I learned in Colorado

As a former county prosecutor, I feel that the best way to get the truth about something is to get out and observe it firsthand. Ohioans will vote on ...

October 19th, 2015 |  



Here’s comfort on a chilly fall night

Here’s comfort on a chilly fall night

Casseroles — basically, several food ingredients baked together in one dish — started to gain mention around the year 1250. Some of the fi...

October 16th, 2015 |  


Gloria’s gluten-free birthday bean cake

Gloria’s gluten-free birthday bean cake

“Wow, good job, Austin! You’re a big boy now!”We all cheered together as Austin took his first steps.I joined in cheering, yet somet...

October 16th, 2015 |  


Doing what’s best is not always easy

Doing what’s best is not always easy

Being a parent, to say the very least, is a rollercoaster ride filled with unexpected twists and turns and innumerable ups and downs. But it’s a...

October 16th, 2015 |  


Did you miss me last week?

Did you miss me last week?

Several of you have called, texted and/or let me know that last week you missed the weekly article I write. (Well … except when I am not able to...

October 15th, 2015 |  


Depression can be a mind-altering experience

Depression can be a mind-altering experience

When it comes to describing depression, feelings can be so intense that words cannot do it justice. Plus, those feelings can swing like a pendulum fro...

October 14th, 2015 |  


How to make a mess with little effort

How to make a mess with little effort

Ten years ago I wrote about the mess stage of painting. The same principals are still true.You start out with your drawing on canvas, then you start p...

October 14th, 2015 updated: October 14th, 2015. |  


Portman: Restoring pension accountability by giving workers and retirees a seat at the table

Portman: Restoring pension accountability by giving workers and retirees a seat at the table

Last week, I introduced legislation to protect 48,000 Ohioans from having their hard-earned pensions cut with no say in the process.The Pension Accoun...

October 13th, 2015 |