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...

August 17th, 2017 |  


Improving education benefits veterans have earned

Improving education benefits veterans have earned

At a time when it doesn’t seem like there’s much cooperation across the partisan divide, my bipartisan legislation to expand education opp...

August 17th, 2017 |  


It’s time to work together

It’s time to work together

It’s time we kick drug companies and insurance lobbyists out of the healthcare conversation, listen to the American people, and finally work tog...

August 12th, 2017 updated: August 14th, 2017. |  


Good communication vital to our democracy

Good communication vital to our democracy

Do ordinary citizens still have a voice in Washington and in their state capitals? Despite the cynicism of these times, my answer is, yes, we do…...

August 12th, 2017 updated: August 14th, 2017. |  


Protecting Ohioans from Wall Street Scams

Protecting Ohioans from Wall Street Scams

Always read the fine print.Almost a year after millions of fake bank accounts were uncovered, Wells Fargo is still using fine print “forced arbi...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Finding yourself, in your youth

Finding yourself, in your youth

A few days ago, I was digging through the barn at my family farm and uncovered a blast from my young past, my first bicycle. I was 5 years old when I ...

August 4th, 2017 |  


​Not a ‘great first step’ at all

​Not a ‘great first step’ at all

Recently, State Superintendent of Public Instruction for Ohio Paolo DeMaria announced that state lawmakers have eliminated the fourth and sixth grade ...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Fighting the opioid epidemic

Fighting the opioid epidemic

From funding vital state services to ensuring that our children are receiving a quality education, the state budget is always the largest and most com...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Restoring faith in representative democracy

Restoring faith in representative democracy

There’s no shortage of threats to our democracy. Russian meddling in elections, the vulnerability of state voting systems to hacking, politician...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Hey kid, get off my lawn!

Hey kid, get off my lawn!

When did I become “that guy?” You know, the curmudgeonly old dude grumping at just about anyone, about nearly anything. Did I suddenly wak...

July 28th, 2017 |