The House is taking mental illness seriously

The House is taking mental illness seriously

It never fails: In the few dozen police reports I read every week from agencies in Lorain County, there are always pink slips.These aren’t old-s...

April 28th, 2017 updated: April 28th, 2017. |  


We are not Earth’s masters

We are not Earth’s masters

On April 24, some of us celebrated Earth Day. This year’s celebration was decidedly different because many scientists turned the day into a deci...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Prioritizing Ohio’s greatest needs

Prioritizing Ohio’s greatest needs

The process of crafting the state operating budget is one that takes much deliberation, balancing the needs and priorities of all Ohioans. Per the Ohi...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Local reps should join caucus

To the editor:Thank you, Jason Hawk, for your editorial on climate change (“Climate change is not a partisan issue”). The full editorial c...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Here’s your diploma and debt

Here’s your diploma and debt

It’s that time of year again. Flowers are flowering, spring is springing, and across the country college graduates are graduating with their new...

April 24th, 2017 |  


How should we feel when evil men die?

How should we feel when evil men die?

Robert Seman Jr., with his hands shackled, jumped to his death from the fourth floor of the Mahoning County courthouse.The suicide came April 10 as Se...

April 21st, 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 round tables acr...

April 21st, 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 they...

April 21st, 2017 |  


Watch the wicked webs be woven

Watch the wicked webs be woven

My mother used to love to say, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when we set about to deceive.”Actually, it’s a lesson I learned earl...

April 17th, 2017 |  


‘Fake news’ is fake news

‘Fake news’ is fake news

President Donald Trump has been running around like a four-year-old, screaming “fake news” every time a newspaper or news organization run...

April 14th, 2017 |