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November 30, 2015 Marijuana is in the news again … or maybe still. And it’s certain that it will remain a controversial topic of discussion for a very long time to come. There are some things to think about, however. more »»

My first Thanksgiving as your state representative

November 25, 2015 The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping and we are at a time of year when we are greeted with an assortment of pumpkin flavored treats and spices that assure us Thanksgiving is just... more »»

Scratching the surface of teen gambling problem

November 23, 2015 Many people have their holiday shopping well under way. Sometimes there is that person that you just aren’t quite sure what to get for them. more »»

Homelessness: Risks go higher

November 16, 2015 Where did you go “home” to last night? Where did your children sleep last night? Did they have a good supper of healthy nutrition? A homeless person is someone who lacks a fixed, regular and... more »»

What about this sandwich?

November 9, 2015 The sandwich generation. You may be a part of it and not even realize it. Or maybe you’ve been there, done that (BTDT) and hope never to be there again. more »»

Legalizing marijuana: Educate yourself

November 2, 2015 It’s natural, harmless, won’t hurt you and it has medicinal value. It’s not a gateway drug, proponents of the legalization of marijuana want you to believe. more »»

Both Democrat and Republican Chairs: Yes to Salem streets measure

October 31, 2015 How rare is it that voters are given the opportunity to actually vote on the rate at which they will be taxed? How rare is it that they get the chance to limit the time period of any given tax rate... more »»

Visit to Colorado reaffirms ‘don’t legalize marijuana’

October 26, 2015 As a former county prosecutor, I feel that the best way to get the truth about something is to get out and observe it firsthand. more »»

Ohio addresses human trafficking

October 26, 2015 Ohio is ranked fourth in the nation for strengthening its human trafficking laws. more »»

Test scores lagging despite technology

October 22, 2015 For decades, there has been a vision of an education system transformed by technology. more »»

Senior Services: Everyone needs a little help sometimes

October 19, 2015 What if it was within your power to provide better services to the elderly in Columbiana County who are at risk of harm? What if your help made it easier for the elderly to remain safe in their home... more »»

Teens perceive prescription drugs as not being risky

October 12, 2015 Do you know why teens abuse prescription drugs? You might be one of the many who believe they are interested in experimenting with drugs, partying and getting high. more »»

Attraction: Love or something else?

October 5, 2015 Think back to when you met the person of your dreams. more »»

GUEST COLUMN: Washington must help hard-working Ohioans

October 5, 2015 America is better off when we are making things. more »»

Accountability is simply the right course to take

October 3, 2015 “If there was a nuclear war, the only thing that would be left would be cockroaches and student debt. more »»

October: Talk, get it out in the open

September 28, 2015 Domestic violence impacts the lives of one out of four American women. It can happen to anyone, female or male. You may be a victim, or someone you know. It is a problem that affects everyone. more »»

Confronting domestic violence

September 27, 2015 This month during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we join women and men across the country to support victims of violence and send the message that domestic violence is unacceptable – in our... more »»

Ozone standard will be most expensive regulation ever placed on U.S. manufacturers

September 22, 2015 The U.S. EPA’s proposed massively expensive ozone standard will be the single most expensive regulation ever forced upon American manufacturers, estimated to cost the nation 1.4 million jobs and $. more »»

September recognized as National Recovery Month

September 21, 2015 If you have a mental or substance use disorder, you may believe you are alone and isolated. You are not. Millions of Americans experience the same things and do every year. more »»

Intense political season will reverberate across campuses

September 18, 2015 With the surprising emergence of a boisterous Donald Trump and the growing concerns about truthfulness surrounding Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, a dozen leaders from significant state... more »»

Addiction to substances can bring along many disorders

September 14, 2015 By CATHY THOMAS BROWNFIELD Family Recovery Center publicist You can say that addiction only happens to other people. You can say you aren’t dependent on any substances. more »»



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