Representative Clifford A. Rosenberger - House District 91
 

11.09.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Applauds The Award Of Grant Money To Hillsboro To Improve Infrastructure

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today applauded the award of $300,000 in grant money to Highland County by the Ohio Development Services Agency.

 
 

10.13.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces Office Hours In Pike County

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that he will be holding district office hours in Pike County next week.

 
 

09.22.17 - Legislative Leaders Announce Creation Of Congressional Redistricting Working Group

 
COLUMBUS - 

Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) today announced the creation of a working group to review and reform Ohio’s congressional redistricting process. 

 
 

08.24.17 - Conditt To Resign From Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that State Representative Margy Conditt (R-Liberty Township) will be resigning from her seat in the Ohio House, effective September 8th.

 
 

07.20.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Issues Statement On Death Of Congressman Ralph Regula

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today released a statement regarding the death of former Congressman Ralph Regula:

 
 

07.06.17 - Media Advisory: Speaker Rosenberger, Dayton Development Coalition To Highlight Support Of Regional Investment Projects

 

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and the Dayton Development Coalition will be holding a press conference tomorrow to highlight recent community investments and to discuss the economic impact Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has on the region.

 
 

07.05.17 - Speaker Rosenberger, OSU Unveil Leadership Institute

 

COLUMBUS—Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and representatives from The Ohio State University unveiled details of the State of Ohio Leadership Institute (SOLI), which received funding in the recently passed state biennial budget.

 
 

07.05.17 - Media Advisory: Speaker Rosenberger, Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District To Break Ground On New Burn Tower

 

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville)—in conjunction with Southern State Community College and Sinclair Community College—and the Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District will host a groundbreaking event for the fire district’s new burn tower. The burn tower will be utilized to train the region’s first responders.

 
 

07.03.17 - Media Advisory: Speaker Rosenberger, OSU To Unveil Leadership Institute

 

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and Trevor Brown, Dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, will unveil details of the State of Ohio Leadership Institute (SOLI), as included in the state’s recently passed biennial operating budget.

 
 

07.01.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Issues Statement On The Signing Of Am. Sub. HB 49, Governor's Vetoes

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released a statement on the signing of the state operating budget and Governor Kasich’s vetoes:

 
 

06.29.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces Session Schedule For Remainder Of 2017

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced the House legislative session schedule for the remainder of 2017.

 
 

06.28.17 - Ohio House Sends Budget Bill To Governor Kasich

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today approved the conference committee report on Amended Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget. With a major focus on combating Ohio’s dangerous drug epidemic and ensuring that schools receive vital funding, the legislation provides support to areas most in need and keeps spending under the rate of inflation over the biennium. 

 
 

06.21.17 - Ohio House Honors Officer Alan Horujko For Heroic Act

 

COLUMBUS—Today, Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) together with State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington), Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), and the delegation of Franklin County members presented an Ohio House resolution to Officer Alan Horujko for his outstanding act of heroism in the face of the terrorist attack at The Ohio State University on November 28, 2016.

 
 

06.15.17 - Portion Of State Route 317 In Franklin County To Be Named After Fallen Army Sergeant

 

COLUMBUS—Representatives from Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s office will be attending a ceremony designating a section of State Route 317 in Franklin County as the “Sergeant Joseph W. Danison Memorial Highway.”

 
 

06.12.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement On Senate Adopting Substitute Budget Bill

 

COLUMBUS—Following the Ohio Senate’s adoption of Substitute House Bill 49 in Finance Committee this afternoon, Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement:

 
 

06.06.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement Regarding Anthem Leaving State's Insurance Exchange

 

COLUMBUS—In response to the announcement that healthcare provider Anthem will be withdrawing from Ohio’s health insurance exchange, Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement:

 
 

05.22.17 - Office Hours To Be Held In Pike County

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that representatives from his office will hold district office hours in Pike County next week.

 
 

05.16.17 - U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment Performs Historic Ceremonial Drill At Ohio Statehouse

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today joined with Nationwide to welcome the United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment to Columbus for a special performance. It was the first time this highly skilled unit performed its large-scale ceremonial drill at the Ohio Statehouse. 

 
 

05.12.17 - Media Advisory: U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment To Perform Historic Ceremonial Drill At Ohio Statehouse

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives and Nationwide are partnering to welcome the United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment to the Statehouse for a special performance. This will be the first time this highly skilled unit will perform its large-scale ceremonial drill at the Statehouse.

 
 

05.09.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces Updated Session Schedule For Remainder Of First Half Of 2017

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that the House legislative session schedule for the remainder of the first half of 2017 has been revised.

 
 

05.02.17 - Ohio House Passes Balanced Budget Plan

 
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The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 49, the state operating budget. The bill addresses some of Ohio’s most pressing issues, including more than $170 million in funding towards combating Ohio’s opioid epidemic and providing additional resources to schools.

 
 

05.01.17 - Speaker Rosenberger, Republican House Members Issue Statements On Budget Amendment Regarding Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) and State Representative Jeff Rezabek (R-Clayton) today issued statements regarding an amendment included in the state operating budget. The provision ensures that $2 million in funding over the biennium goes towards the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in preparation for the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.

 
 

04.25.17 - House Leaders Discuss Budget Sub. Bill

 

COLUMBUS—Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) discussed details of House Bill 49, the state operating budget. Following the recent announcement by state leaders that spending will be restrained due to lower than expected revenue estimates, the bill promotes a fiscally sound plan by staying under the rate of inflation over the biennium and responsibly allocating funds towards areas that are most in need, such as battling the drug epidemic and funding schools. 

 
 

04.24.17 - Media Advisory: Speaker Rosenberger, Chairman Smith To Discuss Budget Sub. Bill

 

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and House Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) will hold a press conference tomorrow to outline details of Sub. House Bill 49, the state operating budget.

 
 

04.11.17 - House Republican Leaders Announce Future Of BCMH Funding In State Budget

 
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During a press conference this afternoon at the Statehouse, Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and several House Republican leaders joined former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason and Reverend David Hoffman to discuss budget provisions regarding funding for the Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH).

 
 

04.10.17 - Media Advisory: House Republican Leaders And Boomer Esiason To Discuss Future Of BCMH Funding

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and other members of the House Republican caucus will join cystic fibrosis research advocate Boomer Esiason and others to discuss the House budget proposal regarding funding for the Bureau of Children with Medical Handicaps.

 
 

03.14.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces Specialized House Task Forces

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today officially announced a slate of new task forces that will be responsible for addressing specific policy areas in Ohio and potentially making legislative recommendations to House standing committees.

 
 

03.13.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces Updated Session Schedule For First Half Of 2017

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that the House legislative session schedule for the spring of 2017 has been revised.

 
 

03.10.17 - Ohio House Republicans Unveil Priorities For 132nd General Assembly

 
COLUMBUS - 

Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) unveiled the “Buckeye Pathway,” a document outlining the major policy priorities for the House Republican Caucus for the 132nd General Assembly.

 
 

02.23.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Welcomes Speaker Vos Of The Wisconsin State Assembly To Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today welcomed Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly Robin Vos to the Ohio Statehouse to discuss goals and themes for the 132nd General Assembly including joint legislative efforts between the Ohio House and Wisconsin State Assembly.

 
 

02.22.17 - Ohio House Approves Joint Resolution To Hold 2017 State Of The State Address In Sandusky

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today approved a joint resolution to hold Governor Kasich’s State of the State address in Sandusky.

 
 

02.22.17 - Media Advisory: Speaker Rosenberger To Hold Press Event With Speaker Of Wisconsin Assembly Robin Vos

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) will be holding a press conference tomorrow along with members of the caucus to announce goals for the 132nd General Assembly, which includes highlighting joint legislative efforts between the states of Ohio and Wisconsin.

 
 

02.01.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Applauds Approval Of Expansion Project At Alkermes In Clinton County

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that Alkermes, a global biopharmaceutical company with a facility in Clinton County, has been recently approved for a new project through the Ohio Tax Credit Authority.

 
 

01.31.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement Regarding Amazon Announcement

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today released the following statement in response to the announcement that Amazon has changed plans to build a worldwide air cargo hub from Wilmington to Kentucky:

 
 

01.30.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement On Executive Budget Proposal

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and House Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today released statements regarding Governor John Kasich’s state operating budget proposal.

 
 

01.30.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces Committee Membership

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced committee assignments for members of the 132nd General Assembly.

 
 

01.12.17 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces House Committees, Committee Leadership

 
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Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced the new House standing committee structure, along with committee chairs and vice chairs, for the 132nd General Assembly. 

 
 

01.05.17 - Speaker Cliff Rosenberger Sworn In To Final Term In Ohio House

 

During this week’s Ohio House session, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) was sworn in to his final term in the Ohio House of Representatives. Rosenberger represents the 91st District, which includes all of Clinton, Highland and Pike counties and parts of Ross County.

 
 

12.15.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces 2017 House Session Schedule

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced the House legislative session schedule for the first half of 2017.

 
 

12.09.16 - Ohio House Approves Bill Addressing Unemployment Compensation

 

The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday approved legislation that includes a compromise agreed upon by state business groups and the labor community, in coordination with the legislature, on unemployment compensation reform. 

 
 

12.08.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement Regarding The Passing Of Former U.S. Senator John Glenn

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today released the following statement regarding the news that John Glenn, former astronaut and United States Senator, has passed away:

 
 

11.28.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement Regarding Attack At Ohio State University

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today released the following statement regarding the attack at Ohio State University:

 
 

11.14.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Issues Statement Following Announcement Of Barbara Sears Being Named Director Of Medicaid Department

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today issued a statement regarding the announcement that Barbara Sears has been named to fill the role of Director for the Ohio Department of Medicaid following John McCarthy’s departure in December.

 
 

11.10.16 - House Republican Leadership Team Announced For 132nd General Assembly

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative and dean of the Ohio House Republican Caucus, Kirk Schuring (R-Canton), today announced that the Republican Caucus has elected its leadership team for the 132nd General Assembly.

 
 

10.07.16 - Ohio Speaker Cliff Rosenberger To Hold Office Hours In Highland County

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that he will hold district office hours in Highland County next week.

 
 

10.06.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces House Appointments To The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced the appointment of Marcie Seidel and James “Ted” Bibart to the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.

 
 

09.19.16 - Speaker Rosenberger, Fellow Lawmakers Tour Polaris Industries In Wilmington

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Representative Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) today participated in a tour and media availability at Polaris Industries in Wilmington to mark the occasion of House Bill 429 going into effect. This legislation permits three-wheeled auto cycles to be driven by motorists who have a conventional driver's license. The law no longer requires obtaining a motorcycle endorsement to operate these vehicles. 
 

 
 

09.14.16 - House Speaker, Legislators To Tour Company, Discuss New Law Impacting Auto Cycles

 

State Representative Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) today announced that he, along with Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and other legislators, will be participating in a tour and media availability at Polaris Industries in Wilmington. Following the tour, representatives from Polaris Industries and legislators will be available to media to further discuss the tour and mark the occasion of House Bill 429 going into effect. This legislation permits three-wheeled auto cycles to be driven by motorists who have a conventional driver's license. The law no longer requires obtaining a motorcycle endorsement to operate these vehicles.

 
 

08.31.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces House Appointment Process For Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that his office will be accepting applications for his respective appointments to the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee. In accordance with the passage of House Bill 523, which permits the use of medical marijuana in the state, an advisory committee will be created to oversee the implementation of the new law. 
 

 
 

08.31.16 - Speaker Cliff Rosenberger Elected As 2017 President Of The National Speakers Conference

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) was unanimously elected president of the National Speakers Conference by his fellow Speakers of the House at the organization’s recent Executive Committee meeting in Burlington, Vermont. In 2017, Speakers of the House and their Chiefs of Staff from across the United States will come to Ohio for the 26th annual meeting of the National Speakers Conference (NSC), a bipartisan event which will be hosted by Speaker Rosenberger.

 
 

08.15.16 - Ohio Senate And House Leaders Announce Joint Committee On Unemployment Compensation Reform

 

Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) and Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced the creation of the Unemployment Compensation Reform Joint Committee that will be chaired by Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) and Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton).

 
 

08.11.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: A Path Towards More Effective Youth Drug Use Prevention

 

In recent years, Ohio has suffered from a harrowing epidemic that affects men and women of all backgrounds—the epidemic of substance abuse and addiction. In 2013, one person died every four hours in Ohio due to a drug overdose, leading to a trend in drug use that has yet to completely subside. The state has been hard at work on measures to prevent substance abuse, decrease the amount of overdose deaths, and establish rehabilitation resources for the drug addicted. However, it is evident that there is more work to be done.

 
 

08.04.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: A Day Learning More About ODNR And Ohio's State Parks

 

Last week, I had the opportunity to join Director Jim Zehringer of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) on a tour of some of Ohio’s state parks and wildlife areas in our district and the greater region of southwest Ohio. ODNR is a state agency with a vast array of responsibilities, from managing Ohio’s state parks to distributing hunting and fishing licenses to researching the state’s mineral resources.

 
 

08.03.16 - Speaker Cliff Rosenberger Releases Statement Regarding Death Of Congressman Steve LaTourette

 

Upon learning that former Ohio Congressman Steve LaTourette has passed away, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement:

 
 

07.28.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: The Great State Of Ohio: A Surprising Tourist Destination

 

Ohio has always been an inviting state to settle down and establish roots in, but many don’t realize it is also an exciting tourist destination! From big attractions like Cedar Point and King’s Island to all of our state parks, Ohio has a vast array of places and experiences to visit and enjoy with family and friends. TourismOhio has worked to bring greater awareness to all Ohio has to offer, especially on a national basis.

 
 

07.21.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Championing Our First Responders

 

I had the distinct honor this month to be presented with the 2016 Legislator of the Year Award on behalf of the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association (OFCA). Growing up in a family with strong ties to the firefighting profession, especially in my hometown of Clarksville, I can imagine no greater recognition. I have made every effort to devote my legislative career to supporting our first responders, the men and women who devote all of themselves to keeping our state safe.

 
 

07.20.16 - Ohio House Speaker To Hold Office Hours In Pike County

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that he will hold district office hours in Pike County next week.

 
 

07.14.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Connecting Ohio's Youth To State Government

 

This past April, the Ohio Statehouse was host to the 65th Ohio Youth Leadership Association (YLA) Youth in Government Conference. As a co-chair of the program’s committee, I was incredibly excited that a large group of high school students from my district, Pike County specifically, was participating this year.

 
 

07.13.16 - Ohio House Screening Panel Recommends Theresa Charters Gavarone For 3rd House District Seat

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that the screening panel for the soon-to-be vacant 3rd House District seat has unanimously recommended Theresa Charters Gavarone for the appointment.

 
 

07.08.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces Applicants For Vacant 3rd House District Seat Appointment

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced the group of applicants who met today’s deadline to be screened to fill the soon-to-be vacant 3rd House District seat.

 
 

07.07.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Clinton County Fair┬┐Bringing Together Education And Entertainment

 

This Saturday, the Clinton County Fair comes back to Wilmington for a weeklong celebration of summer, agriculture, local crafts and businesses, and most of all, community. This year marks the 183rd year for the fair, which was made possible through legislation by Clinton County’s own representative to the state legislature, Eli Gaskill. In 1833, a bill authorized the establishment of agricultural societies in the state and thus, fairs and festivals just like ours in Clinton County were organized all across Ohio.

 
 

07.01.16 - Speaker Cliff Rosenberger Announces Screening Panel To Fill Vacant 3rd Ohio House District Seat

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that a screening panel will be organized in the coming weeks to begin screening candidates wishing to fill the vacant 3rd House District seat.

 
 

06.30.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Bringing History Back To Independence Day

 

This weekend, people across Ohio and the United States will pull out the grill to cook out, enjoy fireworks, and attend local fairs and festivals all to honor the day this nation declared its independence. While enjoying the long weekend with friends and family, I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday and how it has impacted the lives of generations of Americans for the past 240 years.

 
 

06.24.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement Regarding The Passing Of Former Columbus Dispatch Publisher John F. Wolfe

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement regarding the passing of former Columbus Dispatch publisher John F. Wolfe:

 
 

06.23.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Local Industries Continue To Boom Throughout Ohio

 

It is officially summertime in Ohio, and that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy local entertainment, whether that is a county fair or live music. Ohio is home to several industries that have boomed in recent years, such as craft breweries and wineries and the farmers market business. Summer is the perfect time to explore what these businesses can offer our communities and economies, and the Ohio House has been working on legislation to make them more appealing for consumers and to increase their impact on the economy.

 
 

06.16.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Government Efficiency A Priority Of Ohio House

 

This week, Governor John Kasich signed many bills into law aimed at improving the quality of life for all Ohioans. Two pieces of legislation in particular, however, achieve one of the primary goals of the Ohio House—to make government smaller and more efficient. I was proud to support and stand behind those measures, and I’m glad the Governor gave them his stamp of approval.

 
 

06.13.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Issues Statement On President Ono's Announced Departure From The University Of Cincinnati

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) issued a statement regarding today’s announcement that University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono will be resigning from his position to serve as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia.

 
 

06.09.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Wright Brothers' Legacy To Be Preserved In Ohio

 

Ohio has always been recognized as the birthplace of aviation, all thanks to a pair of world-renowned brothers, Wilbur and Orville Wright. As the state has fought to preserve this recognition, the Ohio House has worked in collaboration with the National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) and the National Park Service to ensure that the Wright brothers’ legacy endures.

 
 

06.08.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Supports Husted's Efforts To Appeal Recent Court Case

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement in response to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s appeal filed regarding Case Number 2:06-cv-00896, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless et al v. Husted.

 
 

06.07.16 - State Funds Planned For Wright Brothers' Factory Project

 

The Ohio General Assembly has approved $1 million in funding to save the Wright brothers’ factory for a national park site, Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger announced today.

 
 

06.02.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Safety Grant Funds Will Help In The Fight Against Drug Abuse

 

Earlier this year, local governments from around Ohio had the opportunity to apply for grants through a process that helps communities pay for public safety projects. The Ohio House of Representatives initiated the Local Government Safety Capital Grant program as a way to address the needs of municipalities and counties and help keep their residents safe. Applications were for resources such as purchasing vehicles and equipment used by police, fire or EMS providers.

 
 

05.28.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Issues Response To Marijuana Policy Project Withdrawing Ballot Initiative

 

Following the announcement that Marijuana Policy Project has decided to withdraw its proposed ballot initiative, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger released the following statement:

 
 

05.26.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Paying Tribute To An American Hero From Ohio

 

This week, the Ohio House passed a measure that would rename Port Columbus International Airport as the “John Glenn Columbus International Airport.” On paper, it appears as just a slight change of title. But in reality, I believe it is a fitting tribute to a man who gave so much of himself to our state and nation.

 
 

05.25.16 - Legislation Renaming Columbus Airport After John Glenn Passes Ohio House

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today applauded the passage of legislation that would rename the Columbus airport in honor of legendary Ohioan John Glenn.

 
 

05.23.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Responds To Federal Court Ruling To Delay Law That Prevents State Funds From Supporting Abortions

 

In response to a ruling by Judge Michael Barrett to delay a state proposal to prevent taxpayer dollars from supporting non-therapeutic abortions, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement:

 
 

05.19.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Police Week Recognizes Those Serving To Keep Our Loved Ones Safe

 

People are called to serve their fellow citizens in a variety of ways, from mentoring young kids to providing goods and services that fuel our economy to helping individuals receive quality healthcare services that improve their quality of life. Last week, our nation recognized and celebrated a group of men and women who give so much to maintain safety, order and freedom on our streets and in our communities.

 
 

05.12.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Protecting Ohio's Drinking Water

 

Improving Ohio’s water quality has been a serious area of focus in the state legislature recently. There is no greater factor when it comes to public health than having clean and pure drinking water, so it is critical that we keep it safe for the 11.5 million Ohioans who depend on it.

 
 

05.12.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement Regarding The Passing Of Former Congressman Delbert "Del" Latta

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today released a statement regarding the passing of former U.S. Congressman Delbert “Del” Latta:

 
 

05.05.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Another Sales Tax Holiday Coming To Ohio In August

 

The overall positive results of last year’s sales tax holiday weekend in Ohio led the state legislature to look into enacting another one this year. Last week, the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 264, which would again make back-to-school purchases exempt from state and county sales tax for the first weekend of August (5th–7th). Now, the bill simply awaits the governor’s signature.

 
 

05.02.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Issues Statement On The Announced Retirement Of David Hopkins, President Of Wright State University

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) issued a statement regarding today’s announcement that the President of Wright State University, David Hopkins, is retiring in 2017.

 
 

05.02.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement Regarding The Passing Of Joyce Garver Keller

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today released a statement regarding the death of former Ohio Jewish Communities Executive Director, Joyce Garver Keller:

 
 

04.29.16 - Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger To Hold Office Hours In Clinton County

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that he will hold district office hours in Clinton County next week.

 
 

04.28.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: April Is The "Month Of The Military Child"

 

When we think of the sacrifices that our military makes to keep us safe, we first think about the uniformed men and women who courageously put their lives in harm’s way to protect our freedoms. We are forever indebted to these individuals for maintaining the principles and ideals of our great nation.

 
 

04.26.16 - Speaker Rosenberger, House Republicans Announce Majority Leadership Changes

 

Ohio House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and members of the Ohio House Republican Caucus today elected two new members to the Majority Caucus Leadership Team for the 131st General Assembly.

 
 

04.21.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: "Memory Day" A Time To Reflect On Alzheimer's Patients And Their Caregivers

 

Anyone who has witnessed a loved one battle Alzheimer’s disease or another memory-loss disease knows that the experience involves more than the loss of one’s memory. It can feel like losing that loved one altogether. That can of course create an incredibly painful burden for an entire family.

 
 

04.21.16 - Speaker Rosenberger To Hold Office Hours In Highland County

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that he will hold district office hours in Highland County next week.

 
 

04.15.16 - Speaker Rosenberger, Senator Peterson Applaud Local Projects Funded In State Capital Budget At Press Conference

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina), and other community leaders today held a press conference in Clinton County at the Clinton-Warren Joint Fire and Rescue District to announce community projects expected to be funded under the state’s capital budget bill.

 
 

04.15.16 - Ohio Legislative Leaders Join With Cleveland State University To Discuss Capital Budget Project

 
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Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville); State Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton); State Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville); President & CEO of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, Ivan Schwarz; and President of Cleveland State University, Ronald Berkman, today held a press conference to discuss the recent announcement that Cleveland State University is expected to receive $7.5 million through the state’s Capital Budget for Cleveland State’s School of Film, Television, and Interactive Media.

 
 

04.14.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Capital Budget Invests In Local Communities

 

Along with the main state operating budget, which was passed and signed into law last summer, Ohio passes a series of other budgets that more narrowly focus on certain areas of interest. These include budgets pertaining to transportation and workers' compensation. Earlier this week, the state’s capital budget bill was introduced into the state legislature.

 
 

04.13.16 - Speaker Rosenberger, Rep. Schuring Discuss Medical Marijuana Task Force Findings, Plan Moving Forward

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) discussed takeaways from the recently concluded Medical Marijuana Task Force hearings and shared a plan moving forward on the issue in Ohio.

 
 

04.12.16 - Speaker Rosenberger And Senator Peterson Announce Introduction Of Bill To Fund Community Improvement Projects

 
COLUMBUS - 

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) today announced that a bill to fund community improvement projects was introduced in the state legislature.

 
 

04.12.16 - Bill Dean Sworn In As State Representative Of The 74th Ohio House District

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that Bill Dean has been sworn in as state representative of the 74th House District.

 
 

04.07.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Marietta A Great Host For State Of The State Address

 

On Wednesday, legislators and other public officials from around the state gathered in Marietta to hear Governor Kasich’s annual State of the State Address, his sixth address as our governor. I know it meant a great deal to the residents and community leaders in Marietta to have such a historic and traditional event held in their region.

 
 

03.31.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Baseball In Ohio Has A Rich Heritage

 

Nothing officially marks the beginning of spring quite like the start of a new baseball season. Baseball in Ohio is something that draws a great deal of interest and passion all over the state and across all age ranges, from tee-ball to high school to the major leagues.

 
 

03.24.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Ohio State Highway Patrol Graduates Joining Esteemed Institution

 

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of delivering the commencement address to this year’s graduating class at the Ohio State Highway Patrol. It was the 159th class of troopers to graduate from the academy, and it was a tremendous honor for me to thank them for their dedication to the state of Ohio and to wish them well in their upcoming service.

 
 

03.17.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Simplifying Regulations Good For Ohio's Business Climate

 

Although they are an important component of a strong economy, low taxes are not the only thing that promotes business growth and job creation. Another critical piece of the puzzle is a regulatory code that is fair, responsible and not overly burdensome.

 
 

03.10.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces Selection Of Laura Clemens As The New Executive Director Of CSRAB

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), Chairman of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB), today announced that Laura Clemens has been selected as the new Executive Director of CSRAB. Laura steps in to replace current Executive Director Bill Carleton, who announced his retirement earlier this month.

 
 

03.09.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Applauds Amazon Agreement With Wilmington's Air Transport Services Group

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) applauded today’s announcement that an agreement has been finalized between Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Amazon Fulfillment Services. The deal specifies that ATSG will be added as an air cargo network provider to help serve Amazon customers throughout the United States.

 
 

03.03.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Ohio Has Made The Most Of 213 Years Of Statehood

 

Ohio has certainly emerged into the national spotlight in recent weeks, and that will only continue as the year moves forward. But last week, Ohio gained attention in a different way as it celebrated a birthday.

 
 

03.01.16 - Speaker Cliff Rosenberger To Hold Office Hours In Clinton County

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that he will hold district office hours in Clinton County next week.

 
 

03.01.16 - CSRAB Executive Director Bill Carleton Announces Retirement

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), Chairman of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB), has announced that CSRAB Executive Director Bill Carleton will be retiring in the near future.

 
 

02.25.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Raising Cap In Small Claims Courts A Boost For Small Businesses

 

Ever since I first joined the Ohio House of Representatives, the number-one focus of the General Assembly has been to support common-sense policies that would help strengthen Ohio’s economy, primarily by helping small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy.

 
 

02.24.16 - Ohio House Approves Resolution To Hold State Of The State Address In Marietta

 

The Ohio House of Representatives approved a resolution during today’s session to hold Governor Kasich’s State of the State address in Marietta.

 
 

02.18.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Statehouse Fellowship Program Provides Hands-On Experience Of Legislative Process

 

One of the most rewarding aspects about serving in the Ohio House of Representatives is seeing first-hand the number of young people who are getting involved in civil service. It is easy to say that the younger generation is disengaged and detached from the political process, but I think the Ohio House is positive evidence that that isn’t the case. Between staff members, interns and even members of the General Assembly, so many young people have worked at the Ohio House and accomplished great things.

 
 

02.17.16 - Ohio House Of Representatives Passes Resolution Urging Reinstatement Of Funds For Energy Plant In Southern Ohio

 

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed a resolution urging Congress and the United States Department of Energy to restore funding at a Piketon plant.

 
 

02.11.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Grant Program Can Assist Local Governments

 

Probably the most important responsibility of a local government, whether it be a county, township or municipality, is to keep its residents safe. During this time of year, that largely involves things like keeping the roadways clear of snow and ice and responding quickly to the scene of an accident or fire.

 
 

02.09.16 - Speaker Rosenberger To Hold Office Hours In Pike County

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that he will hold district office hours in Pike County next week.

 
 

02.04.16 - Guest Column From Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Address Confidentiality Program Grants Protections For Domestic Violence Victims

 

A story was told on the Ohio House floor last week of a man in Canton seven years ago who stalked his ex-wife, Marcia Eakin, and killed their two children and her mother. He then attempted to attack Ms. Eakin, but was unsuccessful. A tragic and chilling story by itself, but another aspect that made it so unnerving is that he was able to find his ex-wife’s address simply by using records that are available to the public.

 
 

01.28.16 - Guest Column: Improving Quality And Lowering Costs At State Colleges And Universities

 

The Ohio House this week passed an important piece of legislation that I believe could lead to cost-saving measures in the state’s colleges and universities and, therefore, perhaps reduce some of the costs for students earning a college degree. At the same time, the bill provides those same colleges and universities with a tool to increase their efficiency and to find ways to better serve their students.

 
 

01.14.16 - Ohio House Announces Plans For Bipartisan Task Force On Medical Marijuana Issue

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) today announced plans for the Medical Marijuana Task Force, which will work to review the issue of medical marijuana in the state of Ohio.

 
 

01.07.16 - Guest Column: Putting Ohio On The Big Screen Yields Major Economic Benefits

 

Ohio has become a major player in the movie industry in recent years, being the home of high-profile films such as “Captain America,” “Ant Man,” “The Avengers” and “The Ides of March.” I think I speak for most Ohioans when I say that this has been a great source of pride for our state.

 
 

01.01.16 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement On The Passing Of Former Ohio Congressman Mike Oxley

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of former U.S. Representative Mike Oxley.

 
 

12.30.15 - Guest Column: Looking Back At 2015

 

Earlier this month, the Ohio House of Representatives wrapped up a busy session schedule for 2015. This being my final column of the year, I would like to briefly share some of the important measures that the House has worked on this year:

 
 

12.22.15 - Guest Column:Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays!

 

Although the weather hasn’t shown it yet (knock on wood), another Christmas and New Year season has arrived. As we approach the close of 2015, we not only hopefully have the chance to spend time with family and loved ones, but we can also take a moment to reflect on the past year and call to mind all the people around us who helped us enjoy such a great year.

 
 

12.17.15 - Guest Column: HB 299: A Simple Bill That Makes A Huge Difference

 

The Ohio House has been very busy during the month of December, passing several pieces of legislation that cover a wide range of subjects. One of the most important measures to pass in December, however, was also one of the shortest and simplest.

 
 

12.10.15 - Guest Column: Protecting Employers From Unfair Costs

 

It is the goal and responsibility of all business owners to provide safe working conditions for their employees. But no matter how many precautions are taken, accidents happen and there will be times when workers are hurt on the job. For those occasions, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ compensation is available to insure those injured workers have resources to help them get back to health.

 
 

12.03.15 - Guest Column: Foster Care Reforms Focused On Improving Youth's Future

 

Under current Ohio law, the latest a person is eligible to receive foster care or adoption assistance, such as payments, is at the age of 18. By the time kids reach their 18th birthday, they are no longer able to get that assistance, and instead are forced out of the system and expected to make ends meet on their own.

 
 

12.01.15 - Resolution Urging Restoration Of Funding At Piketon Plant Heard In Ohio House Committee

 

COLUMBUS—A measure urging the federal government to restore funding at the Piketon-based American Centrifuge Plant received its first hearing in the Ohio House Energy and Natural Resources Committee today.
 

 
 

11.25.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement On New Security Measures At Statehouse

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released a statement regarding today’s announcement that updated security measures will be implemented at the Statehouse:

 
 

11.24.15 - Guest Column: Holidays Remind Us Of What's Really Important

 

I hope everyone in the 91st House District had a fun and healthy Thanksgiving spent with friends and family. For those who, for whatever reason, were unable to be with their family members over the holiday, I sincerely hope you will be able to get together soon.

 
 

11.19.15 - Guest Column: Tragedy In Paris Should Prompt Action Here At Home

 

There is no question that the tragedies that took place in Paris a week ago shook the entire world. It served as yet another reminder of some of the turmoil around the globe and the importance of doing everything in our power to try and keep people safe. I know I speak for the entire Ohio House when I say that our prayers remain with the victims and their families during this very difficult time.

 
 

11.16.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Supports Gov. Kasich's Opposition To Admitting Syrian Refugees Into US

 

COLUMBUS—In response to comments made by Governor John Kasich this afternoon, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement:

 
 

11.12.15 - Guest Column: Employment Resources Available For Ohio's Veterans

 

Beyond simply expressing our thanks to the thousands of military veterans living in Ohio, we have a great opportunity to make their transition back home easier. One of the most effective ways of achieving that goal is by simplifying the process of veterans seeking employment.

 
 

11.10.15 - State Leaders Take Part In Veterans Event At Statehouse

 

COLUMBUS—Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), Congressman Brad Wenstrup(R-Cincinnati) and State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) hosted an event honoring veterans at the Ohio Statehouse. During the ceremony, Speaker Rosenberger also signed House Bill 244, recently passed legislation that designates November 10th as “Armed Services, Peace Officer, First Responder and Dual Service Recognition Day.”

 
 

11.09.15 - Congressman Wenstrup, Speaker Rosenberger & Rep. Johnson To Host Event Honoring Veterans And Highlighting New Legislation

 

COLUMBUS—Congressman Brad Wenstrup, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) will be hosting an event tomorrow to highlight recently passed legislation that designates November 10th as “Armed Services, Peace Officer, First Responder and Dual Service Recognition Day.”

 
 

11.05.15 - Guest Column: Paying Tribute To Ohio's Military Veterans

 

It is fitting that Veterans Day and Thanksgiving are separated by only about two weeks on the calendar. When we stop and think about all the things we are thankful for, our military veterans are a great place to start. Since the founding of our country, there have been people selflessly willing to stand up to fight for liberty and peace around the world. What began as Armistice Day in 1918 has continued to be an annual tribute to the brave sacrifices made by the men and women who have donned the military uniform in defense of those ideals.

 
 

10.29.15 - Guest Column: A Valuable Resource For Helping Seniors Avoid Falls

 

You may be surprised to learn that, among Ohioans 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injuries that lead to emergency room visits, hospital stays and deaths. That age group accounts for more than 83 percent of fatal falls, which causes great strain and tragedy for those individuals and their families.

 
 

10.27.15 - Speaker Rosenberger, Rep. Terry Johnson Applaud Concurrence Of Legislation Recognizing Police Officers And First Responders

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) today applauded the House’s concurrence on Senate changes to House Bill 244. This legislation works to honor those individuals who have served in the armed forces and as police officers or other first responders by designating November 10th as “Armed Services, Peace Officer, First Responder and Dual Service Recognition Day.”

 
 

10.22.15 - Guest Column: Protecting Domestic Violence Victims A Priority In The Ohio House

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a cause that focuses on a tragedy that sadly targets millions of Americans every year, including in many cases around the state of Ohio. During this month, there has been a concerted effort by legislators, state leaders and residents all over Ohio to help victims find help and treatment.

 
 

10.15.15 - Guest Column: Growth Of Small Business Critical For Ohio's Future

 

Throughout the many towns and villages of the 91st Ohio House District, I think we all see every day the importance of small businesses. Not only do they provide incomes for workers and services for customers, but they also become integral parts of the community and local culture. Since first being elected to the Ohio House, my goal has been to fight for policies that assist and preserve these kinds of places.

 
 

10.01.15 - Guest Column: Uber Announcement Great News For Ohio Job-Seekers, Consumers

 

I was thrilled to be part of a recent announcement at the Statehouse that takes another step toward providing job opportunities and financial flexibility to more people in Ohio. The ride-sharing company Uber announced last week a new effort to expand its number of drivers in Ohio by about 10,000 over the next year.

 
 

09.25.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement Regarding Resignation Of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner

 

COLUMBUS—Today, following the announcement that Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner is resigning, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement:

 
 

09.24.15 - Guest Column: The Nation's Eyes Will Be Focused On Ohio

 

Like so many people around Ohio, I was excited by the news last week that Wright State University has been selected to host the first presidential debate next year. This is a tremendous opportunity for the university to showcase all that it has to offer and further shows that Ohio is vitally important to our democratic process at the federal level.

 
 

09.24.15 - Guest Column: Traveling Ohio Offers New And Important Perspectives

 

I am proud of the work that is done in the Ohio House, not only from a legislative standpoint, but also the day-to-day interactions that take place between each office and their respective constituents. While our goal as legislators is to be open and responsive to all of the people we serve, the summer months—when official House session goes on break—provide more opportunities for getting out in the districts and meeting with the people of this great state.

 
 

09.23.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Issues Statement Regarding Location Of First Presidential Debate

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House, Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today released a statement regarding the recently announced location of the first presidential debate, which will take place at Wright State University on September 26th of next year.

 
 

09.17.15 - Guest Column: Fighting Against Layoffs In Piketon

 

Folks in and around Pike County know better than anybody about the significant economic, energy and military impacts that the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon has on households and families around the area.

 
 

09.14.15 - Speaker Cliff Rosenberger Urges Federal Funding Be Restored For Cleanup Project In Piketon

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) issued a letter to US Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan and US Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz regarding the recent announcement of the potential layoff of up to 500 employees at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

 
 

09.11.15 - Never Forget

 

"Today, make sure your loved ones know you love them, thank our first responders, keep our nation and military in our prayers and NEVER FORGET." -Speaker Cliff Rosenberger

 
 

09.10.15 - Guest Column: Highlighting Suicide Prevention Efforts In Ohio

 

Of all the issues that come before the state legislature, some take on extra significance when weighed against the consequences of not acting. Since I first joined the Ohio House in 2011, the issue of suicide prevention—and more specifically, how to reach out to those people in need of help—has been a priority that has garnered a great deal of attention.

 
 

09.03.15 - Guest Column: Treating Allergic Reactions In Schools

 

Sometimes simple measures can make a world of difference. Last year, the state legislature passed—and the governor signed—legislation that allows Ohio school districts to stock epinephrine, commonly known as epi-pens, on site. Epinephrine is a medication that helps combat allergic reactions, such as to food, which can sometimes be undiagnosed or undetected until such a reaction occurs. At those times, it is important that schools are prepared.

 
 

09.03.15 - Speaker Cliff Rosenberger To Hold Office Hours In Waverly

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that he will hold district office hours in Pike County on Friday, September 25th at 9:00 a.m. at the Pike County Commissioner’s Meeting Room, 230 Waverly Plaza, Waverly, OH 45690.

 
 

08.27.15 - Guest Column: Seeking Ways To Lower Ohio's Infant Mortality Rate

 

Earlier this year, the Ohio House passed a resolution declaring the state’s high infant mortality rate a public health crisis and urged timely action in finding ways to improve it. The infant mortality rate is calculated based on the number of babies that are born but that die before reaching their first birthday. Two northeast Ohio legislators—Reps. Sarah LaTourette and Nickie Antonio—led the way in passing this resolution and have done a great job of raising awareness for this important cause.

 
 

08.20.15 - Guest Column: Giving Recognition To Public Servants Who Give Extra Of Themselves

 

We are blessed in this country to have so many men and women who are willing to put themselves in harm’s way in order to keep us safe. This of course includes active and former members of the armed services who fight overseas to protect the principles and freedoms on our home soil. But, closer to home, in small towns and neighborhoods all over our state, there are police officers, firefighters and first responders who devote every day to public service and personal sacrifice.

 
 

08.13.15 - Guest Column: Traveling Summer Committees Delve Into Ohio's Most Pressing Issues

 

Over the past few years, the Ohio House has used the summer months as a time to delve further into the issues facing our state by holding committee hearings around Ohio. This gives us a better opportunity to take these issues to the people, so to speak, and to hear their input, as opposed to having them travel to the Statehouse.

 

 
 

08.06.15 - Guest Column By Speaker Cliff Rosenberger: Preserving Ohio's Military History

 

In the rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse hangs a portrait of Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry leading his men at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, which proved influential in establishing credibility and pride in the United States, just nearly four decades after declaring independence from Great Britain.

 
 

08.06.15 - Speaker Cliff Rosenberger Announces Screening Panel To Fill Vacant 89th Ohio House District Seat

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and members of the Ohio House Republican Caucus today announced that a screening panel will soon be organized to begin screening candidates wishing to fill the vacant 89th House District seat.

 
 

08.03.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces Summer Traveling Committees, Creation Of A New Study Committee

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that two House standing committees will be touring the state to discuss various issues important to Ohioans. 

 
 

07.30.15 - Guest Column: Sales Tax Holiday Will Help Both Families And Businesses In Ohio

 

It’s hard to believe, but kids soon will be returning to school, a time of year that can be stressful for some students, particularly those who would prefer a couple more weeks of summer break. But it can also cause great financial strain for parents who have to buy any number of items so that their kids are prepared for the upcoming school year.

 
 

07.23.15 - Guest Column: Recent Statistics Show Ohio's Economy Improving

 

Government does not create jobs, but what it can create is an economic environment that encourages job creation and business growth. The first bill to be introduced in the Ohio House after I became a member in 2011 created “JobsOhio,” a private, not-for-profit entity that would largely handle economic development efforts in the state.

 
 

07.22.15 - Speaker Cliff Rosenberger To Hold Office Hours In Highland County

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that he will hold district office hours in Highland County on Saturday, August 8th at 10:00 a.m. at the Highland County District Library, 10 Willettsville Pike, Hillsboro, OH 45133.

 

 
 

07.07.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces Legislative Session Schedule

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced the House legislative session schedule for the second half of 2015.

 
 

07.04.15 - Happy Independence Day From The Ohio House Of Representatives!

 

Happy Independence Day from the Ohio House of Representatives!

Remember those who have served and sacrificed to make this country great.

 
 

06.24.15 - Speaker Cliff Rosenberger To Hold Office Hours At The Wilmington Public Library

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that he will hold district office hours in Wilmington on Monday, July 6th at 12:30 p.m. in the Ohio Room at the Wilmington Public Library, 268 N South St., Wilmington, OH 45177.

 
 

06.22.15 - Ohio House Honors Wilmington Air Park

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) recently presented a resolution honoring the Wilmington Air Park on receiving the 2015 Ohio Aviation Association Airport of the Year Award. 

 
 

06.18.15 - House Votes To Send State Budget To Conference Committee

 
COLUMBUS - 

Today, following the passage of Am. Sub. House Bill 64 through the Senate, the Ohio House voted to reject Senate amendments and to send the state operating budget to conference committee. Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released a statement.

 
 

06.16.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Issues Statement Supporting Newly Introduced Resolution That Prohibits Constitutional Monopolies

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today released a statement regarding the introduction of House Joint Resolution 4, which calls for a constitutional amendment to be placed on the ballot for this year’s general election that would prohibit monopolies to be granted through constitutional amendments.

 
 

05.25.15 - Happy Memorial Day From The Ohio House

 

Take some time today to remember our veterans and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

 
 

05.21.15 - Family Of Army SPC Justin Helton Honored At Statehouse Military Medal Of Distinction Ceremony

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that the Ohio House of Representatives, in a joint session along with the Ohio Senate, presented the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction to the family of US Army Specialist Justin R. Helton, a native of Beaver in Pike County.

 
 

05.21.15 - Ohio House Of Representatives Holds Military Medal Of Distinction Joint Convention Ceremony

 
COLUMBUS - 

Today the Ohio House of Representatives assembled in a joint convention with the Ohio Senate to present the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction to the families and loved ones of six service members who died while serving our country.

 
 

05.12.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Applauds The Introduction Of Police Training Legislation

 

Speaker Rosenberger Applauds the Introduction of Police Training Legislation

 
 

05.12.15 - Ohio House, Senate Join With Attorney General DeWine To Improve Law Enforcement Officer Training In Ohio

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today held a press conference with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) to discuss upcoming legislation that relates to recommendations made by the Attorney General’s Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Training.

 
 

05.08.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces Updated Session Schedule For June

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that the House legislative session schedule for June 2015 has been revised.

 
 

04.30.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement On Recently Passed House Budget

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has released a statement regarding the House’s budget plan in response to recent comments from the Office of Budget and Management.

 
 

04.28.15 - Speaker Rosenberger To Hold Office Hours In Clinton County

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that he will hold district office hours in Clinton County on Monday, May 11th at noon at the Wilmington Public Library - Ohio Room, 268 N South St., Wilmington, OH 45177.

 
 

04.27.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Receives Award For Legislative Excellence

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) recently received the Major General Charles Dick Award for Legislative Excellence for his strong support of the Ohio National Guard as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He accepted the award during the ONGA/ONGEA State Conference and Exhibition in Columbus.

 
 

04.23.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Applauds Passage Of Budget Bill

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today applauded the House passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 64, the biennial state budget bill that provides tax relief to all Ohioans, allocates funding to schools, and provides support to community projects across the state, including in southwest Ohio.

 
 

04.22.15 - Biennial Budget Clears Ohio House With Bipartisan Support

 
COLUMBUS - 

Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed Amended Substitute House Bill 64, the biennial state budget bill that allocates funding to schools, community projects and government initiatives as well as providing significant tax relief to all Ohioans and small businesses in the state.

 
 

04.21.15 - Congressman Turner, Speaker Rosenberger Hold Press Conference On BRAC Funding Amendment In House Budget Bill

 
COLUMBUS - 

Congressman Mike Turner and Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) held a press conference today to discuss the newly added amendment to Am. Sub. House Bill 64 that would provide $5 million in funding over the biennium to military installations in Ohio to prepare for the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC).

 
 

04.20.15 - Ohio Military Facilities Commission Created As Part Of Amended Substitute House Bill 64

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that Amended Substitute House Bill 64 will include an amendment creating the Ohio Military Facilities Commission.

 
 

04.17.15 - House Speaker Rosenberger, Senate President Faber Release Joint Statement Regarding NAACP V. Husted Settlement Agreement And Terms

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) released a joint statement regarding the settlement agreement announced today in the NAACP v. Jon Husted lawsuit challenging Senate Bill 238, which was passed in the 130th General Assembly.

 
 

04.16.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement Regarding Absentee Ballot Funding Language In The Omnibus Amendment To The State Budget

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has released a statement confirming that the updated omnibus budget bill will include a measure providing funding for the cost of mailing out absentee ballot applications to voters.

 
 

04.15.15 - Speaker Cliff Rosenberger To Hold Office Hours In Pike County

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced today that he will hold district office hours in Pike County on Monday, April 27th at 8:30 a.m. at the Pike County Commissioner’s Conference Room, 230 Waverly Plaza, Waverly, OH 45690.  

 
 

04.14.15 - House Finance Committee Introduces Budget Sub. Bill

 

The Ohio House Finance Committee today introduced Substitue House Bill 64, legislation which outlines the two-year budget proposal for Ohio by making appropriations and providing policy initiatives in various areas such as education, taxes and healthcare.

 
 

03.27.15 - Speaker Cliff Rosenberger Praises Ohio House's Passage Of Priority Legislation That Offer Solutions To State's Long-Term Issues

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) is proud to announce that in the first three months of the 131st General Assembly, the House has successfully passed five priority bills that were contained within House Republicans’ “Ohio 2020” plan. “Ohio 2020” is a series of proposals introduced by Republican House leaders and members of the caucus aimed at finding long-term solutions to some of the state’s most pressing issues.

 
 

03.25.15 - Ohio House Passes Priority Water Quality Legislation

 
COLUMBUS - 

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Substitute Senate Bill 1, legislation addressing some of the most important issues pertaining to water quality in Ohio. House and Senate leaders, as well as the bill sponsors, took part in a press conference this morning to discuss components of the legislation, prior to its passage on the House floor.

 
 

03.04.15 - Ohio History Connection Presents Historic Gavel To Ohio House On Statehood Day

 
COLUMBUS - 

Today the Ohio History Connection presented the Ohio House with a gavel made from the wood of a 225-year-old North American Red Oak tree from the Newark Earthworks Historic Landmark that was downed in a storm several years ago.

 
 

03.03.15 - Speaker Rosenberger, Senator Peterson To Hold District Office Hours On March 6th

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) announced that they will be jointly hosting district office hours in Highland County on Friday, March 6th at the Highland County Commissioner’s Office (119 Governor Foraker Place, Suite 211, Hillsboro), beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

 
 

02.23.15 - Speaker Rosenberger, Senator Peterson To Hold District Office Hours In March

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) announced today that they will be jointly hosting district office hours in Highland County on Friday, March 6th at the Highland County Commissioner’s Office (119 Governor Foraker Place, Suite 211, Hillsboro), beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

 
 

02.11.15 - Ohio House Of Representatives Honors OSU Football Team's National Championship Victory

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and the entire House of Representatives today were pleased to present a resolution to President Dr. Michael Drake, Coach Urban Meyer, and the Ohio State University football team, commending their victory in the 2014-15 College Football Playoff National Championship.

 
 

02.11.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement On House Vote To Hold State Of The State Address In Southwest Ohio

 
COLUMBUS - 

The Ohio House of Representatives today approved the passage of House Joint Resolution 1, which authorizes the request by Governor John Kasich to hold the State of the State address in Wilmington on February 24th. Speaker of the Ohio House, Clifford A. Rosenberger, released a statement in response to the bipartisan resolution.

 
 

01.30.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement On State Of The State Announcement

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has released a statement in response to the recent announcement by Governor John Kasich that he has proposed to hold the State of the State address in Wilmington, which is part of Clinton County, in the Speaker’s district.

 
 

01.28.15 - Ohio House Honors Veterans With Ceremony, POW/MIA Flag To Be Displayed In The House Chamber

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), along with fellow members of the Ohio House, honored veterans who have been prisoners of war and those who have been missing in action with a ceremony during today’s House session. As part of the program, the Ohio House was presented with the POW/MIA flag, which will be permanently displayed at the front of the House chamber.

 
 

01.28.15 - Ohio House Republicans Lay Out Priorities For 131st General Assembly, Long-Term Visions For Ohio

 
COLUMBUS - 

In a press conference at the Statehouse this morning, Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and members of the Ohio House Republican caucus discussed the priorities that will guide the 131st General Assembly.

 
 

01.27.15 - Speaker Rosenberger To Announce Priority Legislation, Vision For The 131st General Assembly

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger
(R-Clarksville) has announced that, along with House Majority Leadership and
other members of the Majority caucus, he will be holding a press conference to
announce the House’s priority legislation and vision for the 131st
General Assembly.

 
 

01.23.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Releases Statement On December's Unemployment Rate

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has released a statement regarding the recent announcement by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services that Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent for the month of December, which is down from 5 percent in November:

 
 

01.21.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces House Committee Membership

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced the membership of the House’s 19 committees and six subcommittees for the 131st General Assembly.

 
 

01.14.15 - Ohio House Votes To Increase Transparency And Streamline House Rules

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today applauded the passage of a resolution that updates and streamlines current House rules for the 131st General Assembly.

 
 

01.12.15 - Speaker Rosenberger, Leader Strahorn Announce House Committees And Committee Leadership

 
COLUMBUS - 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and Minority Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) today announced the new standing committee structure, along with committee chairs, vice chairs and ranking members, for the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
 

01.07.15 - Speaker Rosenberger Announces Senior Staff Positions For House Majority Caucus

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced the senior staff positions for the Ohio House Republican Caucus, effective Monday, January 5, 2015.

 
 

11.12.14 - State Rep. Cliff Rosenberger Elected Speaker Of The Ohio House

 

State Representative and Dean of the House Republican Caucus, Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Township), today announced that the Republican Caucus has elected their leadership team for the 131st General Assembly.  State Representative Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville)
was selected to serve as the 102nd Speaker of the Ohio House. 

 
 

04.09.14 - Rep. Rosenberger Announces Ohio House Passes Higher Education Portion Of MBR

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representatives Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and Tim Brown (R-Bowling Green) today announced the passage of House Bill 484, legislation that modifies laws regarding the state’s colleges and universities, from the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
 

04.02.14 - Rosenberger And Peterson Announce Capital Improvements Projects

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) today announced that several community-based capital improvements projects from Clinton and Highland counties would be receiving state funds as part of House Bill 497.

 
 

02.26.14 - Ohio House Honors State Champion Falcons

 
COLUMBUS - 

Representatives Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and Ron Maag (R-Lebanon), as well as Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) greeted the seniors and coaches of the Clinton-Massie football team at the state capitol on Wednesday. The team was recognized for its repeat state title in Ohio High School Athletic Association Division IV football.

 
 

02.04.14 - Reps. Cliff Rosenberger, Christina Hagan Announce Higher Education Study Committee Findings

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representatives Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and Christina Hagan released the findings of the House Higher Education Study Committee during a press conference today at the Statehouse.

 
 

01.16.14 - Reps. Rosenberger, Dovilla Support Passage Of Bill Increasing Interaction Between Government, Small Businesses

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representatives Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today applauded the House passage of House Bill 218, legislation aimed at improving coordination and communication between state government and small businesses.

 
 

11.20.13 - Rep. Rosenberger Announces House Passage Of Balanced Budget Resolution

 

State Representative Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced that in an effort to rein in federal government spending, the Ohio House of Representatives passed Senate Joint Resolution 5 during session today.  The legislation was introduced by Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) in the Senate and it is similar to House Joint Resolution 7.

 
 

11.14.13 - Rep. Rosenberger Announces Bridge Repair Project For Highland County

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today applauded the recent announcement that because of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s successful efforts to reduce overhead costs and improve efficiency, $120 million in funding is now available to repair and replace more than 200 county and city-owned bridges over the next three years.

 
 

09.11.13 - House Higher Education Study Committee To Hold Hearing In Dayton

 
COLUMBUS - 

In an effort to facilitate a local discussion and gain feedback from Ohioans, State Representative Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has announced that the House Higher Education Study Committee will be holding a hearing in Dayton on Thursday, September 19th.

 
 

09.06.13 - Lawmakers To Hold Higher Education Study Committee Hearing

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), who was recently appointed by Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder as chair of the House Higher Education Study Committee, has announced that the study committee will be holding one of its final statewide hearings September 9th in Columbus.

 
 

08.30.13 - Rosenberger Discusses Upcoming Higher Ed Committee Hearing

 
ALLIANCE - 

The House Higher Education Study Committee will be meeting at the University of Mount Union, in Alliance, on Wednesday, September 4th.

 
 

08.16.13 - Participate In The Higher Education Study Committee Hearings

 
Rep. Cliff Rosenberger, chair of the House Higher Education Study Committee, is inviting Ohioans to participate in the committee's regional hearings.
 
 

08.05.13 - Rep. Rosenberger Announces Higher Education Study Committee Schedule

 
COLUMBUS - 

Chairman of the House Higher Education Study Committee Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has announced the committee’s hearing schedule and agenda for the remainder of the summer.

 
 

06.26.13 - Rep. Rosenberger Applauds Passage Of FirstNet Resolution

 
COLUMBUS - 

Today, Rep. Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) applauded the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 15 through the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill urges the United States Congress to hold regular hearings in reference to the nationwide broadband public safety network designated as FirstNet, and to provide information on the costs of the network for Ohio and Ohio’s taxpayers.

 
 

05.09.13 - Rep. Rosenberger And House Republicans Urge Prompt Delivery Of Benefits For Military Veterans

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) yesterday joined Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) and other members of the House veterans caucus in demanding that veterans’ disability benefits be administered by Washington in a significantly more timely fashion, an issue that has continued to worsen over the past several years.

 
 

03.07.13 - House Passes Resolution To Base Air Force Tankers In Ohio

 
COLUMBUS - 

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Concurrent Resolution 5 to urge the secretary and chief of staff of the United States Air Force to fully consider Rickenbacker Air Guard Station, in Columbus, as the location of the main operating base for the KC-46A tanker aircraft.

 
 

02.20.13 - Representative Rosenberger Welcomes Pastor Pelphrey To The Statehouse

 
COLUMBUS - 

Pastor Barry Pelphrey of New Beginnings Church in Piketon offered the opening prayer for the Ohio House of Representatives during the assembly’s scheduled session on February 13, 2013. Pastor Pelphrey and his family were guests of Representative Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville).