State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) was present for the signing into law of Senate Bill 27, sponsored by Senator Beagle, along with passionate people from Ohio’s deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

The bill establishes the period of time annually between March 13th and April 15th as Ohio Deaf History Month. The month will serve to establish a time of the year when Ohio recognizes the significant contributions to the State that have been made by deaf and hard of hearing citizens.

“As Chair of the House State and Local Government Committee, I was glad to be able to help bring recognition to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community here in Ohio,” said Rep. Anielski. “We look forward to having discussions across the state about the contributions from our own deaf and hard-of-hearing neighbors and working to address their needs.”

Ohio’s first Deaf History Month will take place from March 13th to April 15th of 2018.


Pictured L-R:

Amber Felter – Staff Interpreter with Deaf Services Center Inc.
Jacob Kingrey – Legislative Aide, Office of Senator Bill Beagle
Darrell Doudt – President of Ohio Citizens of Deaf Cultures (OCDC), and President of the Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association (OSDAA)
Lottie Cassese – OCDC Recording Secretary
Ethan Zucal – Senior Legislative Aide, Office of Senator Bill Beagle
Chloe Khuns – Ohio School for the Deaf Student Body Government President
Tabby Belhorn – Mother of a deaf child
State Senator Bill Beagle – Sponsor of Senate Bill 27
Bryan Grubb – Ohio Citizens of Deaf Cultures
Derek Vore - Staff Interpreter with Deaf Services Center Inc.
State Representative Marlene Anielski – State and Local Government Committee Chairwoman
Bill Morris – State Library of Ohio Governmental Affairs Coordinator
Nancy Boone – Teacher-Librarian, Ohio School for the Deaf
Will London – Legislative Aide, Office of Representative Marlene Anielski

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