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Champagne has lengthy legal history


“Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.”

Fighting to cut taxes for Ohio families


Two of my top priorities are supporting Ohio manufacturers and lowering costs for Ohio families.

Turning dream of homeownership into reality


In traveling across the Buckeye State, the topic of housing continues to be top of mind for our fellow Ohioans.

Donut thief tries to evade police


Every few years I stumble upon a news story about a crime so hilariously outrageous that I immediately think to myself, “Well, that has to be the subject of a Gazette column.” News out of Australia provided just such a story in early December, when local authorities put out an APB for a missing truck containing 10,000 donuts.

After the deluge comes drought


“The right to an attorney, although paramount, is sometimes in conflict with the right to have a timely resolution of a case. We’re really walking a tightrope between both needs.”

Supreme Court not immune from code of ethics


“The absence of a Code has led in recent years to the misunderstanding that the Justices of this Court, unlike all other jurists in this country, regard themselves as unrestricted by any ethics rules.”

Faith comes by hearing word of God


The last time we visited El Salvador we invited a pastor friend of ours who has a healing ministry. I contacted several churches in El Salvador to arrange a week worth of meetings. Some days we had two services, but mostly the services were in the evening.

Fostering defense innovation in Ohio


Our national security depends on constant innovation, including from the defense industry.

Cutting taxes for Ohio teachers


For most teachers, hard work never pays off the way it should. It’s no secret that they are underpaid and overworked, always sacrificing for their students, families and communities. For many educators, that includes spending their own hard-earned money on classroom supplies to give students the education they deserve.

Supporting local law enforcement


One of my most important jobs is getting resources to Ohio, that includes funding for law enforcement. I’ll use any tool available to make sure Ohio gets our fair share, or more, of federal resources.


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