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Worry

This guest column was written by Bob Goyer, Community Relations Director of Kingston Residence of Marion What are you worried about? Everyone worries about something at one time or another in their life. Some people seem to worry about everything all the time. They never have any peace or rest from the worry or anxiety. […]

Memory Lane

This guest column was written by Bob Goyer, Community Relations Director of Kingston Residence of Marion Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders and they will explain to you. Deuteronomy 32:7 I have been going down memory lane recently. For most of […]

HB 50 Takes Needed Steps to Combat Elder Abuse

On June 15th, Ohio marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Just two days prior to that, Governor Kasich signed a bill into law that will further our goal of protecting the state’s elderly population in a very meaningful way. House Bill 50, legislation I was proud to sponsor, deals in part with the issue of […]

The Truth about Ending Funding for Planned Parenthood

Capitol Notebook: A Column By U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) I was in a meeting when I first heard about the videos showing health care workers callously discussing the selling of baby body parts and it was almost unbelievable. When I got back to my office and watched one, my heart sunk. As more and […]

Trade creates economic opportunities for Ohio businesses and workers

Capitol Notebook: A Column by U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) Everyone agrees small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our economy, powering job creation. That’s why I am shocked at the fear-mongering and outright falsities being spread about trade agreements and trade promotion authority. I’ve heard directly from employers like Commercial Vehicle Group in […]

Local parents honored as part of National Foster Care Month

The following column was submitted by Marion County Children Services All children deserve a safe, happy life — including the nearly 510,000 American youth in foster care. Young people in foster care especially need nurturing adults on their side because their own families are in crisis and unable to care for them. Each May, we […]

Good Morning – This is your United Way

The following column was submitted by Pam Stone, United Way of Marion County Director If you call my office and I answer the phone, you’ll hear me say, “Good Morning. This is your United Way – Pam speaking.”   I answer that way to remind both myself and callers that United Way belongs to the people […]

Trade Agreements Promote American Job Creation

Capitol Notebook: A Column by U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) Ohio’s not just known for the Buckeyes; our great state also has a reputation for manufacturing top products. Whether it’s detergent and home products, auto engines and tires or ATMs and safety glass, Ohio and Ohioans are known for quality goods and services. Our reputation […]

Ohio Continues to Improve in Job Creation as Foreign Companies Take Notice

The following column was submitted by State Representative Dorothy Pelanda. As Ohio continues its move to a more business-friendly agenda, foreign companies from around the world are starting to take notice, particularly in the Central Ohio region. According to Research Director Jung Kim of Columbus 2020, of the 139 companies considering investments in the region, […]

Lame Ducks, Christmas Trees and “Sine Die”

The following column was submitted by State Representative Dorothy Pelanda. In the Ohio General Assembly, the final days of the legislative session usher in two events with odd names like “lame duck” and “Sine Die”. Pieces of legislation can become “Christmas trees” during the last month of a General Assembly as a result of these […]