If you have followed the news, you'll know that Ohio's Senate Bill 5 has shoved us into the fight to protect union rights, particularly union rights for public employees. Thousands of people have gone to Columbus to give strength to the numbers, and when the governor locked the doors to the state house, they stood outside in the freezing winter weather. Former governor Ted Strickland has put the word out to send more "troops" by joining the crowd in Columbus, and everyone with an opinion has a strong one either side or the other.
So, it isn't just distant lands making a stink. It's my home state, or at least the state where I have lived for 23 years. In light of the current situation, here is this week's column in Small Town Newspaper.