Ohio continues to move forward on a path to greater economic success, decreased unemployment and better fiscal responsibility.  I have made it my mission to ensure that the 2nd House District, which is comprised of Richland County, receives the resources, support and funding necessary to teach our students, bring about job opportunities and grow economically.  There is always more work to be done, but I am proud of the many successes that have been achieved during my first term and want to share with you some exciting local projects that have recently received significant funding from the state.

I advocated for and helped secure nearly $15 million in funding to establish ten, state-of-the-art robotics and manufacturing training centers throughout Ohio, including one in Richland County.  The projects will be implemented through an initiative called RAMTEC (Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative).  Our center will be located at the Shelby Kehoe Center and be a collaborative between Pioneer and NCSC.  This center will go a long way in helping fill the many skilled, manufacturing job openings going vacant in Richland County.

Also, the state passed a Capital Budget which included $4.8 million dollars for Richland County.  Among the approved projects in Richland County, we received money to improve the facilities at NCSC and OSU-Mansfield and to create a MEDAL Talent Innovation Center to aid in the training of our workforce.  The MEDAL Talent Innovation Center will be a unique collaborative among business, academia, government, and the Richland County Foundation dedicated to workforce development.  Also, Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences received funds to assist in paying for the new Nursing facility on Trimble Road.

These projects and initiatives in Richland County, as well as those throughout Ohio, allow us to be more prosperous and be better able to accelerate job growth and student learning. Workforce development remains a priority for me as we close this General Assembly, and I look forward to future endeavors in this area.

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State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) today applauded Governor Kasich for signing legislation that designates February 3rd as “Charles Follis Day” in honor of the first African American professional football player.


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State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) was honored by the NFIB, the state’s leading small business association in Ohio, with its prestigious Guardian of Small Business Award, along with Senator Kris Jordan (R-Delaware). The recognition is for their outstanding efforts to support small business issues in the Ohio Legislature.


State Representative Romanchuk Honors Mansfield Area Y During Ohio House Session

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State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Mansfield) presented a resolution on behalf of the Ohio House to the Mansfield Area Y in celebration of its 150th anniversary.