Food safety hotline provides answers to consumers’ food questions

Food safety hotline provides answers to consumers’ food questions

There seems to be a lot of information on food safety issues online. But I’m wondering, is there somewhere or someone I can call for help when I...

February 23rd, 2018 |  


In honor of Rev. Billy Graham

In honor of Rev. Billy Graham

“Billy Graham is dead.” Those were the words that hit me in the face like slabs of electric guitar chords early Wednesday morning. The new...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Oh, dem golden tones of silence

Oh, dem golden tones of silence

Saturday evening, Feb. 9 the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly were reclining on the living room sofa enjoying our evening cup of cof...

February 22nd, 2018 |  



Protecting Veterans from VA accounting mistakes

Protecting Veterans from VA accounting mistakes

One of my most important jobs as your senator is listening to the Ohioans I represent. The best ideas don’t come out of Washington — they ...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Real conversations I’ve had lately at drive-thru restaurants…“I’ll have a Big Mac value meal with a diet Coke.”Pause....

February 16th, 2018 |  


What do you say to your children?

What do you say to your children?

Children are sponges for knowledge and information. They are born a virtual blank slate. They pay attention to everything you say to them. You are the...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Foods to stock up ahead of snowstorms

Foods to stock up ahead of snowstorms

It seems like every time the weather forecast calls for snow, sleet or ice, the grocery store aisles empty of bread and milk. But I’m wondering,...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Eat like an Olympian

Eat like an Olympian

When I was a child, my mother thought it would be swell if I turned out to be a professional dancer. Not just any old hoofer, however, a ballerina.I w...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Gloria waits for the baby

Gloria waits for the baby

The last couple days I’ve been becoming keenly aware of the reality that not too much time will be elapsing until the arrival of our precious li...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Signs of hope

Signs of hope

Call me a contrarian. Or even a Pollyanna. But when everyone around me is filled with gloom and despair, seeing dire portents in every political headl...

February 15th, 2018 |