The Book of John tells us that “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” So as we celebrate Memorial Day today, remember what it is we are recognizing. We are honoring the hundreds of thousands of men and women – our family members, our friends, and …

Trade with Canada and Mexico is crucial to Ohio’s economy. The annual value of Ohio’s exports to these countries exceeds $25 billion and covers a wide range of industries supporting tens of thousands of jobs across the state. Unfortunately, the United States, Canada and Mexico haven’t compre…

The legislature has completed its work on the biennial budget bill, House Bill 166. In any two-year cycle, the budget is the most significant bill that the legislature considers. It funds state agencies and social services at both the state and local levels. It also reflects legislative choi…

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COLUMBUS OH — Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) announced today that the Ohio Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation strengthening criminal penalties for individuals who are convicted of promoting prostitution in Ohio. The bill is part of a comprehensive statewide effort to f…

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A few weeks ago, the Ohio Senate began the 133rd General Assembly, the two-year legislative cycle that ends December 31, 2020. I was once again selected by my colleagues to serve as Senate President, the leader of the 33-member chamber.

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COLUMBUS—The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Ohio added 5,800 new jobs for November 2018, bringing the yearly total to 106,300. Ohio has added 568,400 new jobs since 2011.

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COLUMBUS—Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) today announced that Governor Kasich has signed 15 bills, including Senate Bill 4, a bill Obhof co-sponsored to enact common sense criminal justice reforms to give human trafficking victims an opportunity to rebuild their lives.

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Judy A. Totts is a freelance writer and artist from Medina Ohio. Her poems, feature stories and local history columns have appeared in local and national publications for more than 30 years. When she's not writing she is creating watercolor collages, wire sculptures and Ukrainian Easter Eggs…