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Sunday, Jul. 14, 2024

By Jarrod Clay COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Unclaimed Funds is currently safeguarding approximately $4 billion in unclaimed funds that is waiting to be claimed. Last year alone, Ohioans were able to put more than $139 million back into their pockets. Unclaimed funds are lost or forgotten money that businesses and […]

POSTED: 04/25/24 at 9:05 am. FILED UNDER: Opinions

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. That is why I traveled to the small southern border town of Eagle […]

POSTED: 01/08/24 at 9:53 am. FILED UNDER: Opinions

Many people underestimate the impact that mental illness can have on an individual or family. It can be difficult to admit that you have a mental health problem in your life. Secondly, it can be just as difficult in getting the people you know to understand your situation without making any kinds of judgments. As […]

POSTED: 12/18/23 at 1:40 pm. FILED UNDER: Opinions

Your home is one of the most important financial – and emotional – investments you’ll make. It provides shelter, security, and a sense of stability. Now, thanks to the creativity of fraudsters, it also comes with the risk of a relatively new type of scam called deed or mortgage fraud. Scammers are forging deeds to […]

POSTED: 04/17/23 at 10:21 am. FILED UNDER: Opinions

Earlier this month, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 288, which prohibits the use of electronic wireless communication devices (EWCDs) while operating a vehicle. I applaud Gov. DeWine and the Ohio Legislature for taking a necessary stand against a deadly issue for our state: distracted driving. The new law goes into effect in April. […]

POSTED: 01/31/23 at 12:07 pm. FILED UNDER: Opinions

It’s hard to believe that six years have gone by so quickly as I finish these last few weeks as State Representative. It’s been an honor to represent so many wonderful Ohioans at the Statehouse over my three terms. My wife Danette and I have met so many great people along the way who have […]

POSTED: 12/08/22 at 2:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Opinions

My time as a state representative has been rife with legislation geared at providing increased public safety for the people of Ohio. I have voted in favor of over 30 pieces of legislation to help fight crime in this state and it all stems from unyielding respect for law and order. I grew up in […]

POSTED: 10/06/22 at 9:19 am. FILED UNDER: Opinions

America is in a recession – a recession caused by overspending from the Biden Administration and the highest inflation rates in 40 years. Despite what Congressional Democrats and the Biden Administration may be telling you, we are, by definition, in a recession. A recession is defined as two consecutive quarters with negative GDP growth. This […]

POSTED: 08/19/22 at 9:54 am. FILED UNDER: Opinions

The COVID-19 virus is once again hitting our county and it’s hitting it hard.   Our hospital has several hospitalizations with patients with the COVID-19 virus, our hospital staff and system are being challenged, and people, young and old, are dying from the virus.  The COVID-19 virus infection has become a disease of the unvaccinated.  What […]

POSTED: 09/23/21 at 5:37 pm. FILED UNDER: Opinions

As we begin a new year, citizens, workers, and small businesses in Ohio still need relief from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District have faced many challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. After speaking with restaurant owners, health care professionals, and others in Findlay, Cygnet, Stryker, Elmore, Maumee, Paulding, Napoleon, Van […]

POSTED: 02/10/21 at 11:28 pm. FILED UNDER: Opinions