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Dear Rusty: My question is about the “restricted application for spousal benefits only” I saw referenced in an article. I will turn 66 in February and have applied for my “full retirement benefit” and will continue to work full time. My husband turned 66 this month and has not yet applied fo…

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Monday morning comes along almost every seven days or so and the workweek looms ahead. Five. Long. Days. Standing at the end, however, is Saturday. Sweet, unencumbered, unscheduled Saturday. A day to sleep in. A day of freedom.

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While there will be fewer commuters on the road on Monday, Jan. 20 because we will be celebrating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., the truth is that we celebrate him every other day of the year too.

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“Helen, tell that old man in the house that he left his truck running again.” Those words spoken on the phone many years ago by our good friend and neighbor, Wayne Courtney, brought an outburst of laughter. “I’ll tell him,” Mom responded.

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Squirrel Appreciation Day is Jan. 21, 2020. Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator, from Asheville, North Carolina, started this rodent celebration on Jan. 21, 2001. Christy, why do humans need a day to give kudos to squirrels?

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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.

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Beginning on Jan. 8, 2020, field offices will remain open until 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, with typical field office hours from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can locate the closest field office to you using our field office locator.

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The holidays have come and gone and we have settled in for the next few months of wintertime. As we are forced to be indoors and closer to friends, family and co-workers, it is important to remember to wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer so we don’t spend the winter months constantly pas…

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If a certain diet worked, everybody everywhere would know about it. Food fads travel around the planet and back. Weight loss scams come and go. You lose money and motivation, but not pounds. Or if you initially lose a few pounds, you gain it back and more.

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During this wonderful time of year, I hope you have the opportunity to spend time with your family and loved ones. I am blessed to have the privilege of representing the people of the Ohio's 20th Senate district in the Statehouse. 

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During Operation Iraqi Freedom, I had the honor to serve alongside incredible soldiers who were prepared to make huge sacrifices for the United States and our freedoms. Men and women alike were willing to take on enormous risks for our cause, some of whom were not even U.S. citizens.