Vaccines key tool in COVID-19 fight

Ohio, like the rest of the country, is currently experiencing an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases. The number of new cases per day in Ohio has more than doubled over the last three weeks. In short, the trajectory is not good, with not just more cases, but more hospitalizations, more visits to the ICU, and sadly, more fatalities. We need to take every measure available to us to reverse this trend.

2020 in review

I think we are all ready for 2020 to be over. It’s been a tough year. The health care and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have changed so much of our lives, and too many Ohioans have lost their jobs, their businesses, or their loved ones to this disease. The good news is that the vaccines are coming and I am hopeful they will soon help us turn the corner in this pandemic.

Sore losers throughout American history

Those of us who can remember back that far all can recall the kid in the neighborhood who would get so mad when he lost a game, he would take his ball and go home. Or the guy who would blame everyone on his team except himself after losing a game. Or your friend who would kick over the card table or the chess board when losing seemed inevitable.

Winning the war one whack at a time

Good vs. evil. Light vs. Dark. Day vs. Night.

Hanging on with a mere string of hope

I don’t imagine there are many people who will be sad to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. Of course, there is no guarantee 2021 will be any better. Still, I’m ready to at least give it a try.

Thanksgiving is a day of blessings

On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln announced the nation would “observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father.” This announcement officially declared the last Thursday of every November to be a national holiday of Thanksgiving.

A distortion of information

Representative Jena Powell’s opinion piece in the Miami Valley Today dated Nov. 13 neither opens Ohio nor protects the most vulnerable as she asserts. The information that she presents largely represents business interests of those that would seek to undercut Governor Mike DeWine’s efforts to curb a potentially deadly disease that threatens the health of everyone.

Who is that masked man anyway?

I was in a hurry and I had a lot on my mind when I stopped at the post office the other day. I ran inside, checked the PO box, then headed back out the door.

Stop the theft of U.S. research, technology

CINCINNATI — The coronavirus has challenged our country in unprecedented ways. To overcome this crisis, we are looking in part to our world-class research institutions to help develop treatments and vaccines for this disease. But these places of discovery and innovation are also prime targets for thieves.

Help for Ohio during an extraordinary crisis

Last week, I participated in a roundtable at Fecon, an agricultural equipment manufacturer in southwest Ohio. Our discussion included some of the biggest issues...