Life’s Lessons

Over the years, you have probably noticed from time to time how the attitude of one person in the family unit can affect the overall attitude of the e...

August 16th, 2019 |  


Life’s Lessons

It was my first meeting with my surgeon. I wasn’t sure if he was talking to me or just talking. But what I heard during that first examination w...

August 8th, 2019 |  


Protecting victims of human trafficking

Protecting victims of human trafficking

Ohio knows all too well that human trafficking isn’t a problem from the distant past, or one found only in countries across the world — Oh...

August 3rd, 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 23rd, 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 22nd, 2019 |  


Life’s Lessons

It was a day like any other in 1976. When the mail was delivered to my home at the top of Pine Mountain in Kentucky, unexpectedly, a package was part ...

July 18th, 2019 |  


Life’s Lessons

Well, it was a different sort of weekend, to say the least.My cousin passed away in December. There was a memorial service at that time, but this fami...

July 11th, 2019 |  


Life’s Lessons

I have heard many preachers bemoan the need to prepare a sermon for a given holiday – be it Christmas, New Year, Easter or any other holiday on ...

July 3rd, 2019 |  


A BLAH morning

Have you ever had a BLAH morning/ When you don’t really feel bad physically, but by the same token, you don’t really feel good either? I d...

June 27th, 2019 |  


Life’s Lessons

In January, a group of people who had participated in mission teams over the past year was invited to help in a mission project right in our own area....

June 20th, 2019 |