Ending epidemic requires cultural change

Ending epidemic requires cultural change

Ohio is facing the worst public health crisis in our lifetime. Heroin and synthetic opioids are everywhere, killing nearly 10 Ohioans daily. We’...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Honoring Ohio Law Enforcement

Honoring Ohio Law Enforcement

Our law enforcement officers, and the families who support them, give so much in service to their communities. As we were tragically reminded a little...

May 26th, 2017 |  


The budget process remains broken

The budget process remains broken

Think about this for a moment: Two days away from a federal shutdown, Congress comes up with a stopgap measure to keep the government operating…...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Not another bailout

Not another bailout

Too many in Washington and on Wall Street seem to have amnesia about the devastation the Great Recession wreaked in communities across the country ...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Vandalia Drummer Letter to the editor policy

The Vandalia Drummer News encourages readers to write letters to the editor:• Letters should be typed, or printed legibly, signed and include cu...

May 17th, 2017 |  


The scientific ignorance of the GOP

The scientific ignorance of the GOP

I am the product of science. Well, the fact is, we are each a product of biological and chemical chain reactions that create human life. But, in my ca...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Valuing work and the people who do it

Valuing work and the people who do it

Last week, we commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day, to recognize the sacrifices American workers have made for our country.Throughout our nation&#...

May 12th, 2017 |  


A president struggling to get on track

A president struggling to get on track

I have significant differences with Donald Trump’s political stances, but I want him to enjoy a successful presidency. It’s good for neith...

May 5th, 2017 |  


The Value of All

The Value of All

Each one of us, at some point in our lives, experiences a time when we’re uncertain of our own value; not just to others but to ourselves. When ...

April 27th, 2017 |  


A guiding principle for responsive legislation

A guiding principle for responsive legislation

The Ohio House Majority Caucus recently unveiled its policy platform for the 132nd General Assembly, aptly known as the “Buckeye Pathway.”...

April 27th, 2017 |