As 2017 comes to an end, I wanted to outline my legislative goals for the New Year. In 2018, I will continue to pursue my legislative efforts to eliminate suicide from the state of Ohio, ensure that our veterans get the same dedication that they showed our country, and ensure that our families are safe and sound. With the passage of the biennial state budget and the upcoming passage of the state capital budget, the legislature’s attention will once again focus on the issues that affect Ohioans in their own localities.

In my time in the legislature, I have sponsored numerous license plate bills, which create specialty license plates for many of the school districts in northeastern Ohio. A person can purchase one of these plates to show his or her pride in their school, and the extra funds from the purchase price go towards the school to be used for programs to aid the mental and emotional well-being of the students. These license plates have seen much success, and I’m proud that they help support our children. To date, these license plates, as well as a college plate I sponsored, have raised over $13,000 for students, an impressive amount given that the legislation authorizing the plates has been in effect for under a year. The specialized plates are available at

Across Ohio, our community continues to struggle with the ongoing heroin epidemic. The Ohio House of Representatives continues to work so that we can ensure a healthier and safer future for our younger generations. Start Talking! is an extremely effective program that encourages parents to have open conversations with their children about drugs and alcohol. In fact, children whose parents have spoken to them about illegal substances are up to 50 percent less likely to use them. For more information visit

A drug problem may be correlated with issues of suicide, although suicide is a multifaceted concern that many who struggle with mental health may face in silence. I believe the most important message to put forth regarding suicide is that it is preventable. If we raise awareness and remove the stigma, we can let those struggling know they are not alone. There are many resources for individuals who may be contemplating suicide and help is always right around the corner. These resources and more can be found at

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Guest Column From State Representative Marlene Anielski: Drug Price Affordability A Top Priority In Ohio House

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One of the most complex yet important matters we cover at the state and federal levels of government is health care. The health and wellness of all Ohioans is crucial, but the topic encompasses a wide array of stakeholders—the patients themselves, doctors, hospital administrators, pharmacists, drug and medical equipment manufacturers, and more. We must take into consideration the perspectives of all interested parties to ensure health care remains affordable and accessible for everyone.


State Representative Anielski Attends Vision Screening Training

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State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) recently attended a vision screening training program hosted by the Ohio affiliate of Prevent Blindness at Brecksville Broadview Heights High School. Volunteers were trained and certified to conduct standardized preschool vision screenings that help detect early vision problems.


Guest Column From State Representative Marlene Anielski: Task Forces Seek To Address Ohio's Most Pressing Issues


During this winter season, several specialized committees—task forces created by the Speaker of the House—have been meeting across Ohio to address specific policy areas. These task forces focus on Ohio’s most pressing issues, including the heroin and opioid crisis, energy policy, Alzheimer’s and dementia, education and poverty, and BRAC and military affairs. As the committees wrap up their research, I wanted to give you an update on the work they’ve been doing.


Representative Anielski Sworn In As State Representative Of The 6th House District

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State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. She represents the 6th Ohio House District, which includes the south-east portion of Cuyahoga County, for a fourth term.