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Sunshine laws ensure government transparency

April 14, 2015 Government functions best for the people it serves when it operates openly. Ohio’s Sunshine Laws enable citizens to see how their government work. more »»

Walter Scott, another ‘isolated incident’?

April 14, 2015 “...You foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but do not see, who have ears, but do not hear.” — Jeremiah 5:21 So here we are with another isolated inciden. more »»

Making the case for public library fund restoration

April 3, 2015 As the General Assembly works to agree upon the state budget, the fate of Ohio library funding remains in the balance. more »»

Police dispatching should stay in Warren

March 29, 2015 Trumbull County 911 Director Ernie Cook believes consolidation of Warren City Police dispatch with Trumbull County 911 will provide operations and cost savings for the city. more »»

Trumbull 911 should dispatch for Warren

March 29, 2015 Currently in the United States, Emergency 911 is made up of a patchwork of systems. These systems are dependent and based on the ability of local and state entities to fund them. more »»

Public records law is now a mess

March 22, 2015 In 1963, the Ohio General Assembly fashioned the state’s first open records law. more »»

Lessons of past still ignored

March 19, 2015 When Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress on March 3, it was the third time he had done so. more »»

Clinton needs outside prosecutor

March 19, 2015 I’ve got two people I’d like to bring together on behalf of the voters of the United States of America. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Preet Bharara. Clinton of Chappaqua, N.Y., wants to be president. more »»

Manure a clean solution

March 5, 2015 As promised, I would like to share more from my American Farm Bureau trip to California in January. more »»

It’s harvest time

March 1, 2015 There’s no greater satisfaction to a farmer’s heart than to finally see the crops fully developed and ready to harvest. All the plowing, sowing, cultivating, etc. more »»

Watch out for tax identity theft

February 22, 2015 Several national companies such as Blue Cross-Blue Shield Anthem, Target and Home Depot have suffered recent and widely publicized data breaches that underscore the vulnerability of identity... more »»

Programs offer site insight

February 6, 2015 Hundreds of people are working for businesses that recently located inside Ohio Commerce Park in Lordstown. more »»

Attorney general’s top complaints for 2014

January 20, 2015 My office aggressively goes after unfair business practices and fraud - that’s one of the ways we protect Ohio families and consumer. more »»

Let mayors take redevelopment reins

January 11, 2015 The period between late November and Christmas has always been a great time to be reflective, but I felt that this year it was even more so for me. more »»

Reflections on local United Way

January 9, 2015 During the final weeks of every year, it’s not uncommon to find oneself reflecting on what has gone by and what is to come. more »»

Support local this holiday season

December 21, 2014 Winter weather has arrived and Christmas songs are playing on the radio all across Ohio. Whether we were ready for it or not, the holidays are here. more »»

Oil price flux is part of reality

December 12, 2014 To modify the Gipper’s great presidential debate line, “Here we go again!” Oil prices have been dropping. more »»

Valley getting closer to sustainable economy

November 2, 2014 I recently had the great privilege of attending business meetings in both Pittsburgh and Cleveland on a Tuesday through Thursday. more »»

We have to learn about homegrown jihadists

October 28, 2014 The last leg on the road to jihad began with a day of ditching school. Instead of heading to the mall as many truants would, three teenage girls from the suburbs of Denver boarded a flight to Germany. more »»

STEM unites future with past

October 21, 2014 Nothing beat my daily mission of running home from grade school at St. Matthias as a child to hunker down and watch afternoon television. more »»

Recognizing heroes in our midst

October 20, 2014 That terrifying Tuesday morning, now 14 Septembers ago, when terrorists connected to al-Qaida hijacked jetliners and drove them into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center will be forever... more »»



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