Representative Keith Faber - House District 84
 

08.01.18 - Rep. Keith Faber Announces Sales Tax Holiday For First Weekend Of August

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) today announced that a sales tax holiday will be held this weekend, an opportunity for parents to receive some tax relief during back-to-school shopping in preparation for the new school year which will also stimulate economic activity for Ohio’s retailers. This year’s sales tax holiday was established by the state operating budget, House Bill 49.

 
 

06.29.18 - House Leads On Effort To Provide Further Oversight Of Ohio's E-Schools

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) applauded the passage of legislation that regulates and updates the management of e-schools by the Ohio House of Representatives. The legislation strives to provide transparency and accountability for taxpayers and for students and their families.

 
 

06.28.18 - Rep. Faber Votes For Patient-Friendly Legislation That Increases Price Transparency For Prescription Drugs

 


COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) applauded the passage of bipartisan legislation that would expand access to affordable prescription drugs by increasing price transparency and ensuring a fair payment process for pharmacies and patients.

 
 

06.27.18 - Representative Faber Applauds House Passage Of "Ohio Pastor Protection Act"

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) today announced passage of House Bill 36, or the “Ohio Pastor Protection Act,” by the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill seeks to emphasize and uphold religious freedom.

 
 

06.27.18 - State Rep. Faber Announces House Passage Of Legislation Providing Increased Protection For Search And Rescue Animals

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) announced the passage of House Bill 349, legislation that adds increased protections for volunteer search and rescue (SAR) dogs and horses, bringing punishment for their mistreatment up to par with that of law enforcement animals.

 
 

06.27.18 - State Rep. Faber Applauds Assistance For Company Expansions In Western Ohio

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) today applauded an announcement by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority that six projects throughout the state were approved for assistance that will spur economic development.

 
 

06.21.18 - Rep. Faber Votes For Legislation Named In Honor Of Murdered Ohio State Student Reagan Tokes

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) today announced that the Ohio House passed the Reagan Tokes Act, legislation named after a slain Ohio State student, which makes reforms to Ohio’s criminal justice system.

 
 

06.21.18 - State Rep. Faber Applauds Passage Of Bill Supporting Accountability For Ohio Daycares

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 383, sponsored by Rep. Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Twp). This bill will require any childcare providers licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to notify parents if ODJFS determines that the provider allowed serious risk to a child’s safety.

 
 

06.21.18 - Rep. Faber Announces Passage Of Legislation To Help Curb Ohio's Opioid Crisis

 


COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) today announced that the Ohio House has passed House Bill 231, legislation sponsored by Reps. Tim Ginter (R-Salem) and Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) that would enact a pilot program in pharmacies for tamper-resistant containers.

 
 

06.19.18 - Reps. Faber, Reineke Introduce Bill To Increase Transparency Of Ohio's Online Charter Schools

 


COLUMBUS—State Representatives Keith Faber (R-Celina) and Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) have introduced legislation that seeks to address shortcomings in Ohio’s laws governing e-schools, increase transparency and establish a consistent regulatory framework for education providers across the state.

 
 

06.04.18 - Guest Column From State Representative Keith Faber: Broadband Expansion Dependent On Innovative Grant Programs

 

As part of a largely rural community, I understand the challenges that still exist regarding dependable internet access, even in the 21st century. Technology has advanced almost exponentially since the creation of the original internet in the 1980s, but cities and towns across the state still struggle to develop modern infrastructure that supports a growing online network.

 
 

05.22.18 - May Column From State Representative Keith Faber

 

I have dedicated the past 16 years to serving Ohioans in the Statehouse, and I can remember each piece of legislation I have introduced on behalf of a constituent and an issue he or she was experiencing. Earlier this month was the ten year anniversary of the signing of one of the most impactful bills with which I have been involved.

 
 

04.25.18 - State Rep. Faber Announces District Winner Of 2018 Ohio House Of Representatives Student Art Exhibition

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) announced Noah Shrock as the 84th House District winner of the 2018 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.

 
 

04.19.18 - Reps. Faber, Riedel Honor Local High School Athletes For Excellence In Sports

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representatives Keith Faber (R-Celina) and Craig Riedel (R-Defiance) last week presented five resolutions to high school athletes during Ohio House session. 

 
 

04.11.18 - Reps. Faber, Dever Announce Plans For Spoofing Bill

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Keith Faber (R-Celina) and Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today were joined by State Auditor Dave Yost and State Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville) at a press conference to unveil legislation that would protect Ohioans from deceptive telemarketers using misleading caller ID information.

 
 

04.10.18 - Media Advisory: Representative Faber Announces Road Dedication Ceremony In Honor Of Local Vietnam Veteran

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) announced that a road dedication ceremony will be held in honor of Donald E. Byrum, a Vietnam veteran who received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

 
 

04.09.18 - Media Advisory: Reps. Faber, Dever Lead On Effort To Curb Deceptive Caller I.D. Spoofing

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Keith Faber (R-Celina) and Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) will be joined by State Auditor Dave Yost and State Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville) to announce plans for new legislation aimed at protecting Ohioans from deceptive telemarketers using misleading caller I.D. information.

 
 

04.02.18 - Media Advisory: Representative Faber Announces Road Dedication Ceremony To Honor Veterans, Currently Serving Military Members

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) announced that a road dedication ceremony will be held to honor veterans and those who currently serve our country.

 
 

03.15.18 - State Rep. Keith Faber Demands Transparency, Equal Playing Field And Access For Individual Pharmacies

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) condemned the lack of transparency between Medicaid and pharmacy benefit managers in the Medicaid program. Ohio spends tens of billions of dollars on Medicaid and prescription drugs per year. Over the past two years, 165 Ohio pharmacies have closed. There are significant concerns that the lack of transparency has allowed certain PBMs to overcharge and use their near monopoly power within the Medicaid system to hurt or shut down competitors to its own pharmacies.

 
 

03.07.18 - Rep. Faber Announces Funding For Local Community Through House Passage Of Capital Budget

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) today applauded an investment into west central Ohio through the state capital budget, which invests $2.26 billion in projects statewide.

 
 

03.02.18 - Guest Column From State Representative Keith Faber: Fellowship Offers Experience In Public Service

 

Entering the workforce as a young professional can be daunting. Many jobs that claim to be entry-level require experience most graduates have not yet had the chance to acquire, and for those who are unsure of their next step, that stage of life can be overwhelming. This is why I want to encourage all rising and recent graduates interested in a career in public service to consider the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC) Fellowship. For those seeking to jumpstart a career, the program offers fulltime employment for 13 months on the front lines of state politics, all the while making lasting connections and gaining skills that will benefit fellows in any future field.

 
 

02.26.18 - Rep. Faber Applauds Company Expansion In Jackson Center

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) today applauded the announcement by Airstream, Inc. in Jackson Center that the company will make the most significant expansion in its history, a project poised to add approximately 280 new jobs.

 
 

02.26.18 - Representative Faber To Hold District Office Hours

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) today announced that he will be holding joint office hours in March with Senator Rob McColley (R-Napoleon). No appointment is necessary for these office hours and everyone is encouraged to participate.

 
 

02.08.18 - State Rep. Faber Announces House Approval Of Bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Reform Initiative

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) announced that the Ohio House has passed a bipartisan plan to reform the process for drawing Ohio’s Congressional districts. After weeks of negotiations between both parties and interested advocacy groups, Senate Joint Resolution 5 will now go before voters on the primary ballot on May 8th.

 
 

01.05.18 - Guest Column From State Representative Keith Faber

 

If you’ve lived in Ohio for any significant period of time, you know the winters can be brutal. From lake effect snow in the northeast to snow drifts across the flatlands of western Ohio, our state experiences a variety of winter weather. Some years it’s a few feet of snow, and others we have endless days of below-freezing temperatures. Whatever the weather will be over the coming months, it’s critical that you and your family are properly prepared.

 
 

12.13.17 - Guest Column From Rep. Faber: Community Comes Together In The Face Of Natural Disaster

 
COLUMBUS - 

There isn’t a much better part of my job as a State Representative than to see my community come together during a time of need. In November, Celina and Mercer County experienced an EF-2 tornado with winds up to 120 miles per hour. Many homes and companies lost power, and several local businesses incurred damage that will require months of work to repair.

 
 

09.18.17 - Column From Rep. Faber: BWC Rebates Position Ohio For A Brighter Future

 
COLUMBUS - 

Ohio’s workers are essential to the growth of our economy. Since its inception, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has been helping private and public employers protect their employees in the workplace. The premiums paid by these employers go towards offering important safety services and resources in cases of job-related injuries. 

 
 

09.13.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Keith Faber: Constitution Day--A Reminder Of Its Creation And Intentions

 

Two hundred and thirty years ago, the founding fathers of this country took the steps to form a more perfect union. On September 17, 1787, the United State Constitution was signed by 39 out of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Soon after our war for independence from Great Britain was won in 1783, the founders determined that the original constitution, the Articles of Confederation, were too weak to support a new nation. And thus, the Constitution was born.

 
 

08.15.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Keith Faber: Ohio's State Parks Make For Unforgettable Family Memories

 

Ohio is truly a treasure of natural wonder, with a variety of different landscapes from the plains of the northwest to the rolling hills of the south. Our 74 state parks offer a great opportunity to experience our state’s scenery while partaking in a number of unique family-friendly activities. Ohio is also home to 21 state forests, 136 nature preserves, and 117 wildlife areas, comprising almost 600,000 acres of land.

 
 

08.07.17 - Media Advisory: Representative Faber To Dedicate Road In Honor Of Fallen Greenville Soldier

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) will be holding a road dedication ceremony in honor of Air Force Master Sergeant William L. McDaniel II, who was killed while serving in the Philippines during Operation Enduring Freedom.

 
 

07.07.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Keith Faber: Celebrating Celina And The Lake This Summer

 

Summertime is in full swing, and that means one thing in Ohio, it is fair season! One of my favorite local festivals to attend is the Celina Lake Festival, taking place on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys. Not only is the Lake Festival a great opportunity for the Celina community to come together, but it also serves as a celebration of an important resource in western Ohio.

 
 

06.13.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Keith Faber: Old Glory Withstands The Changes Of Time

 

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…” We’re all familiar with this phrase, it has been ingrained in our existence as Americans since the first days of elementary school. In fact, the members of the Ohio House and Senate continue this tradition, reciting the pledge before session each time we meet. As public servants of this great nation, our loyalty to “Old Glory” is of the utmost importance; we must uphold the values it represents.

 
 

06.07.17 - Representative Faber Announces Approval Of Funds For Community Projects

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) today announced the release of the following funds from the Ohio Office of Budget and Management for community projects within the 84th Ohio House District, as approved through the passage of Senate Bill 310—the capital budget bill—during the 131st General Assembly:

 
 

06.07.17 - Representative Faber Responds To Anthem Leaving State's Insurance Exchange

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) today released the following statement in response to the announcement that healthcare provider Anthem will withdraw from Ohio’s health insurance exchange:

 
 

05.24.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Keith Faber: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes On Memorial Day

 

This weekend, Memorial Day, marks the unofficial beginning of summer. Rightfully, we take the opportunity to gather with friends and families, those we hold dear, to celebrate. As we celebrate with our loved ones, we should keep in mind the purpose for this holiday. It is a day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of all that we hold dear.

 
 

05.24.17 - Representative Faber Applauds Continuation Of Ohio Sales Tax Holiday

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) today applauded the passage of Senate Bill 9 by the Ohio House of Representatives, which would create a sales tax holiday during the first weekend of August 2017.

 
 

03.31.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Keith Faber: Passage Of House Bill 51 Would Result In More Accountable Government

 

In the private sector, companies that refuse to face the realities of the changing market go out of business. Competition breeds innovation. Historically, government has had the luxury of not worrying about competition. So naturally, they have not felt the pressure to innovate, cut costs, and return money to the people and instead simply opt to maintain the status quo. As Ronald Reagan once quipped, “’Status quo’ is Latin for the ‘mess we’re in.’” Today, taxpayers deserve and are demanding better.

 
 

03.16.17 - Rep. Keith Faber Applauds Ohio BWC's $1 Billon In Rebates

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) applauded the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for proposing $1 billion in rebates to the 200,000 Ohio employers paying into their system.

 
 

03.06.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Keith Faber: LSC Fellowship An Opportunity To Get Involved In State Government

 

Graduation is fast approaching, which means the job market will soon be flooded with well-educated new professionals looking to start careers. What recent graduates will find is a competitive field that values intelligence and experience. Many who easily clear the first hurdle, however, find themselves stumped by the second. Graduates today are expected not only to have spent their time in college becoming educated individuals, but they are expected to accrue workplace experience that will give them the edge when applying for jobs after.

 
 

02.17.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Keith Faber: Honoring All Of Our Presidents, The Popular And The More Unknown

 

February seems to have a penchant for producing great presidents. February 22 was the birthday of our first president, George Washington, the father of our country. February 12 was the birthday of the man who saved the union, Abraham Lincoln. Last, but certainly not least, February 6 was the birthday of the greatest president of my lifetime, Ronald Reagan. With a lineup like this, it is no surprise that we dedicate a day in February to remember all of those 45 men who served their country as its president. But Presidents’ Day also affords us the opportunity to remember some presidents who do not get the credit they deserve for all they did for our nation.

 
 

02.14.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Keith Faber: Looking Back On The 131st General Assembly, Taking On The 132nd

 

A little over a month ago, I was standing at the podium presiding over Senate session as president of that body. Now, I am sitting in my predecessor’s seat in the Ohio House of Representatives as a freshman member. While my role has changed, my appreciation for being elected by you has not. I may no longer be Senate President, but as a legislator, I still have one of the best jobs in the world.

 
 

02.01.17 - Rep. Keith Faber Receives Award For Government Transparency

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) yesterday received the Ohio Coalition for Open Government’s public service award for “achievement in public policy on open government.”

 
 

01.31.17 - Rep. Keith Faber Appointed To Committees In Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has announced that State Representative Keith Faber (R-Celina) has been appointed to serve on four Ohio House committees.

 
 

01.26.17 - Portrait Unveiling Of Former Senate President Faber

 

COLUMBUS—Keith Faber (R-Celina), the current state representative for the 84th Ohio House District, yesterday attended a portrait unveiling honoring his service as the 94th Ohio Senate President.

 
 

01.03.17 - Faber Passes Senate Gavel And Is Sworn In As State Representative Of The 84th House District

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Keith Faber  (R-Celina) today was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 84th Ohio House District, which  encompasses Mercer County, as well as portions of Auglaize, Darke and Shelby counties.