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U.S. Rep Bill Johnson has earned your vote

Few public officials are as deserving as U.S. Rep Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, of proclaiming that they have earned our votes. Johnson’s record in Congress is one of staying in touch with constituents to know what their concerns are — then acting decisively on them in Washington. Johnson serves ...

March is ‘National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month’

When you think of the most common cancers, skin, breast and lung cancers typically come to mind. But it may surprise you that colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed and second deadliest cancer (when men and women are combined) across the country. As a member of the Prevent ...

The case for U.S. leadership on advanced coal technology

While it can feel like the world is in the midst of an energy transition — where one source of energy is replaced by another — that's not what's happening. Instead of transition, we're in a period of addition. The growing use of wind and solar power is actually coming on top of increased ...

The Boys Hear ‘The Facts’

The talk every parent dreads came about innocently enough in a discussion about twins. The 747 is 7 years old. Lamppost Head is 8. Some time ago they had asked the usual introductory questions about where babies come from. Because Shark and Snickers believe in telling them biological truths ...

Up periscope! Have a happy colonoscopy

Just having undergone a colonoscopy, I thought I should share the experience with my readers. I share most everything else, so why not this? The problem is, some of the terms which must necessarily be used when describing bodily parts, events and, ah, products associated with the nether ...

China targeting U.S. medical research

Americans have become increasingly familiar with China's aggressive theft of U.S. intellectual property. And whether it's Huawei stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile, or a Chinese aviation company stealing the designs of 13 different aerospace companies, a clear pattern has emerged. Beijing is ...

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to The Review carrier who throws my 94 year old sister's paper on the lawn when they were told to put it on the porch. SPANKS to The Review who will not give her any information who the carrier is or help her solve this matter when she calls The Review ...

Can Ohio’s electricity market become competitive again?

Americans keep hearing bold claims about wind and solar power. Advocates say wind and solar are growing more affordable, and are cheaper than natural gas or coal. But much of that advantage actually comes from significant taxpayer support. And without such hefty subsidies, a different picture ...

Looking back at the 2019 accomplishments

The new year is a time to look back on the accomplishments of 2019 and look forward into the new year. Reflecting back on 2019, I’m really proud of the work my team and I have done in Congress to help Ohioans and their families.  Despite the partisanship and media focus on impeachment, ...

Our tax dollars shouldn’t go to fuel rise of China

When U.S. taxpayers send their hard-earned money to the government, they shouldn't worry that it's being used to fuel economic and military growth in China. But that's exactly what's happening today. Every year, more than $150 billion in U.S. taxpayer money goes toward cutting-edge research ...