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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.

Practice safety while ice fishing


The recent cold snap finally produced enough frigid temperatures to harden the local ponds and lakes giving ice fishermen a long awaited chance to try their luck. However, as the temperatures drop, it is important to remember during those chilly adventures that “No Ice is Safe Ice.” While frozen lakes, ponds, and rivers may be alluring to outdoor explorers, ice is never 100% safe and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources urges outdoor enthusiasts to stay alert.

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.

Southern border security must be prioritized


As the representative for Ohio’s Fifth District in Congress, I have visited and inspected our nation’s southern border four times. I take these opportunities because I believe the federal government has a duty and responsibility to protect and secure our nation’s borders.

Walleye hatches were exceptional in 2023


Results from Lake Erie trawl surveys revealed that walleye hatches were exceptional and yellow perch hatches were below average in 2023, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

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.”

EPA rules would hurt Ohio steelworkers


This week we called on the EPA to reject three proposed rules that would hurt Ohio steelworkers and steel manufacturers.

Ohio’s deer gun harvest close to past years


Ohio’s weeklong white-tailed deer gun hunting season concluded on Sunday, Dec. 3, with hunters taking 70,118 deer, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Last year, hunters took 71,931 deer during the gun week. The three-year average for deer harvest during the seven-day gun season is 71,322. An additional weekend of deer gun hunting will happen on Dec. 16-17.

Deer gun hunting season underway this week


Ohio’s popular white-tailed deer gun hunting season begins this week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. The weeklong gun season, open to all hunters, kicks off Monday, Nov. 27 and runs until Sunday, Dec. 3. The deer gun weekend is Dec. 16-17.

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.”


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