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Budget needs to be priority

September 27, 2016 One of the most important duties as a state legislator, is balancing the state government’s budget every year. This though, has become no easy task. more »»

Kids Connect program making a difference

September 25, 2016 I just wanted to give recognition to the people in our community that do make a difference for the good. Since people are always judging, but never helping. more »»

Attend ‘Decision America Prayer’ rally

September 25, 2016 Nov. 8 is fast approaching, and the upcoming election is upon us. In a little less than two months, America will elect the next president. more »»

Living within limits

September 18, 2016 I guess it was the seat belt that caught my attention more than anything. The seat belt holding James Acord in his driver’s seat. more »»

Where have the politicians been?

September 18, 2016 The recent images of an innocent child left helpless while his family lay unconscious in his presence are startling. more »»


September 16, 2016 I wouldn’t say this is the most exciting or captivating novel I have ever read. Rather I would use words like understated, subtle, restrained, simple, and even lovely. more »»

Get your free library card

September 4, 2016 Today’s libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. more »»

Thoughts on Cleveland

August 11, 2016 Since both political conventions are in the rearview mirror I thought it appropriate and hopefully interesting to share my impressions of the Republican National Convention. more »»

Fixing my hard drive

August 7, 2016 Now that the state Route 170 bridge over Little Beaver Creek is closed for a replacement project, let us pause for a moment to consider how people drive. more »»

Advice to Trump: Lead

June 5, 2016 This election cycle has been unlike any we’ve ever seen. Many of our fellow Americans are justifiably angry, and they’ve spoken with their votes. more »»


May 29, 2016 Collectors like toys with colorful, detailed, often amusing or realistic decoration. more »»

Listening to Ives

May 25, 2016 For someone raised on hymns like “I Need Thee,” “Standing on the Promises” and “Blessed Assurance,” I’m not surprised that I love the music of Charles Ive. more »»

On praying twice

May 8, 2016 So the Freedom From Religion Foundation has been following me. more »»

Ensuring Ohioans have safe drinking water

May 1, 2016 In the United States, we are blessed to enjoy some of the world’s safest drinking water. more »»

On saluting flags

April 27, 2016 Much has been made in recent days of Prince’s affiliation with the Jehovah’s Witnesses—an affiliation that some observers have found inscrutable given the salacious nature of his music. more »»

Paradise on the Ohio

April 1, 2016 The Main Stream Real Estate Development Co. more »»

Right to Work

March 23, 2016 As the 2016 legislative session was drawing to a close, I began to get the distinct impression that certain members, the ones who voted for legislation that will hurt working families such as “Right... more »»

Still an island of contradictions

March 22, 2016 President Obama’s visit to Cuba this week comes on the heels of the decision, last year, to re-establish diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba and to reopen each other’s embassies. more »»

Thompson Park holds fond memories, deserves some TLC

March 13, 2016 I’m sure many of you are aware by now of the 2-mill capital improvement levy beinging sought for Thompson Park. more »»

Keep Midland great

March 13, 2016 This is simply a means of jogging some memories and opening the eyes of others about a fantastic little town — Midland, Pa. more »»

Taking religious liberties

February 9, 2016 Somebody ought to come up with one of those “coexist” bumper stickers for gays and traditional religious believers. more »»


Railroad Retirees September 29, 2016

EAST LIVERPOOL — Railroad Retirees meet 11 a.m. today at L&B Donut Shop. All departments welcome. more »

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