Representative Theresa Gavarone - House District 3
 

10.15.18 - Guest Column From State Rep. Theresa Gavarone: Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Pink ribbons can be found in all forms, from lapel pins to bumper stickers and are prominent in October, which has been named “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” In 2014, a staggering 1,750 Ohio women and 17 Ohio men died of breast cancer. Despite these devastating statistics, great strides have been made in research to help prevent and find a cure for this disease. Between 2005 and 2014, the diagnosis of breast cancer in Ohio women remained stable, however the mortality rates among this same population decreased by 15 percent. This heartening progress brings hope for the future and encouragement to those currently battling the disease.

 
 

10.12.18 - State Representative Gavarone Honors Special Olympics USA Medalist Maggie Hunt

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) this week presented a resolution to Special Olympics USA athlete Maggie Hunt, honoring and congratulating her for her medals at the 2018 games in Seattle. As a first-time USA games competitor, Hunt earned a bronze medal in the 100 meters, a gold in the 4x100 relay and a gold in the 400 meters. Also on hand to present a resolution was State Senator Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green).

 
 

08.29.18 - State Representative Theresa Gavarone Introduces Better Access, Better Care Act

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today introduced legislation that will give Ohioans across the state more healthcare providers from which to choose for primary care services.

 
 

08.20.18 - Rep. Gavarone Appointed To Cystic Fibrosis Legislative Task Force

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) has been appointed to serve on the Ohio Cystic Fibrosis Task Force by Speaker of the Ohio House Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell).

 
 

07.31.18 - Drivers With Communication Disabilities Can Enroll In LEADS

 
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State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that  House Bill 115, a bill that establishes a voluntary program to help facilitate effective communication between law enforcement and individuals with communication disabilities, will be officially effective tomorrow, August 1st

 
 

07.30.18 - Rep. Gavarone Announces Sales Tax Holiday For August

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) 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 - Rep. Gavarone Announces Governor's Signature Of Bill Updating Child Support Guidelines

 
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Ohio Governor John Kasich today signed House Bill 366, legislation sponsored by State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) that updates Ohio’s quarter-century-old child support guidelines.

 
 

06.27.18 - State Representative Theresa Gavarone Announces Passage Of Bill Revising Ohio Teacher Evaluations

 


COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today applauded passage of legislation she jointly sponsored with Representative Nathan Manning (R-N. Ridgeville) by the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 540 seeks to create a more accurate, improved method for teacher evaluations, and requires the Ohio Department of Education to utilize the official recommendations of the Educator Standards Board to revise the current Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). The revised OTES would receive a one-year trial period.

 
 

06.21.18 - State Rep. Gavarone Supports Passage Of Bill To Help Victims Of Human Trafficking

 


COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) applauded the Ohio House for yesterday’s passage of Senate Bill 4, legislation that establishes a procedure by which victims of human trafficking can apply to the courts for expungement of crimes they were forced to commit due to their trafficking.

 
 

06.20.18 - Representative Gavarone Announces Ohio House Passage Of Bill Protecting Recovering Addicts From Drug Traffickers

 


COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced passage of legislation she sponsored by the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 296 increases penalties for certain drug offense crimes, when they are committed at or near a community addiction services provider and if the offender recklessly disregards the close proximity of the crime and the addiction services provider. The increased penalties mirror those in current law for drug trafficking offenses committed near a school or a juvenile.

 
 

06.08.18 - Legislation Increasing Collection Of Opioid-Related Data Clears Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced House passage of the Opioid Data and Communication Expansion Act, legislation she sponsored to increase data collection related to the opioid crisis. The bill was approved among several others after the House returned to work this week upon the election of a new Speaker.

 
 

06.07.18 - Ohio House Concurs On Senate Amendments To Bill Updating Child Support Guidelines

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House today concurred on Senate amendments to House Bill 366, legislation sponsored by State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green). The bill updates Ohio’s quarter-century-old child support guidelines.

 
 

05.16.18 - Senate Passes Bill Updating Child Support Guidelines

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today applauded the Ohio Senate for passage of legislation she sponsored that updates Ohio’s quarter-century-old child support guidelines.

 
 

05.03.18 - Gov. Kasich Signs Bill To Help Police Better Communicate With Disabled Ohioans

 


COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that Governor John Kasich has officially signed House Bill 115, a bill that establishes a voluntary program to help facilitate effective communication between law enforcement and individuals with communication disabilities.

 
 

04.13.18 - State Reps. Reineke, Gavarone Applaud House Passage Of Bill Allowing Physical Therapists To Diagnose

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives this week passed legislation that makes updates to the practice of physical therapists.

 
 

04.13.18 - Ohio House Concurs On Bill Helping Police Better Communicate With Disabled Ohioans

 


COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Ohio House concurred on House Bill 115, a bill that establishes a voluntary program to help facilitate effective communication between law enforcement and individuals with communication disabilities.

 
 

04.11.18 - House Concurs On Bill Helping Police Better Communicate With Disabled Ohioans

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Ohio House concurred on House Bill 115, a bill that establishes a voluntary program to help facilitate effective communication between law enforcement and individuals with communication disabilities.

 
 

03.09.18 - Rep. Gavarone Announces Bill Updating Teacher Evaluations

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced newly introduced legislation that seeks to enact updates to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) as recommended by the Educator Standards Board in January of 2017.

 
 

03.07.18 - Ohio House Approves Bill Updating Child Support Guidelines

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today applauded the Ohio House for passage of legislation she sponsored that updates Ohio’s quarter-century-old child support guidelines.

 
 

03.01.18 - Rep. Gavarone Introduces Bill To Increase Opioid-Related Data

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today introduced House Bill 535, or the Opioid Data and Communication Expansion Act. This legislation seeks to arm state and local entities with more information in order to fight the drug epidemic.

 
 

02.28.18 - Rep. Gavarone Announces House Passage Of Legislation Creating Road Improvement Fund

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced the Ohio House passage of legislation jointly sponsored by Reps. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and Scott Ryan (R-Granville Township). Substitute House Bill 415 seeks to create the Local Government Road Improvement Fund, to which one half of state surplus revenue each fiscal year will be allocated. This will supply funds to local governments for road improvement projects.

 
 

02.23.18 - Rep. Gavarone Honored For Legislative Work On Child Support Issues

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) this week was honored with the “Key to Success” Award by the Ohio Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) Directors’ Association for her legislative work in the Ohio House.

 
 

02.07.18 - State Rep. Gavarone Announces House Approval Of Bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Reform Initiative

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Ohio House has approved Senate Joint Resolution 5, paving the way for historic, bipartisan redistricting reform to now go before voters on the primary ballot on May 8th.

 
 

01.31.18 - State Rep. Gavarone Announces Passage Of Legislation Expanding Broadband Access Across Ohio

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Ohio House has passed legislation that would help fund projects that provide broadband to underserved regions of the state.

 
 

12.06.17 - Rep. Gavarone Honors Local Fallen Veteran With Wood Co. Highway Designation

 

COLUMBUS—During yesterday’s House session, State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) introduced legislation designating a portion of State Route 65 in Wood County as the “Marine Sgt. David R. Christoff, Jr. Memorial Highway.”

 

 
 

10.24.17 - Ohio House Passes Bipartisan Bill To Clarify Regulations And Reduce Penalties On CHL Holders

 
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The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that more clearly defines the requirements placed on concealed handgun licensees (CHL) and active duty military members when they are pulled over by law enforcement during a traffic stop.

 
 

10.12.17 - Rep. Gavarone Honors Northwestern Water And Sewer District Dirty Deeds Team On House Floor

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today honored the Northwestern Water and Sewer District Dirty Deeds team with a House resolution for being the 2017 Division I State Operations Challenge Champion.

 
 

10.12.17 - House Passes Legislation Creating Two New Specialty License Plates

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation to create two new Ohio specialty license plates.

 
 

10.11.17 - State Reps. Gavarone, DeVitis Applaud Passage Of Teledentistry Legislation

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Representatives Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) and Anthony DeVitis (R-Green), joint sponsors of House Bill 184, the Ohio Dental Care Optimization Act of 2017, applauded its passage from the Ohio House of Representatives. 
 

 
 

09.20.17 - Bill Providing Oversight To Every Student Succeeds Act Education Plan Passes Ohio House

 
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State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Ohio House has passed legislation that would give the legislature additional oversight regarding the state’s education plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

 
 

09.08.17 - Rep. Gavarone Testifies In Senate For House Bill 54

 
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State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) earlier this week offered testimony in the Ohio Senate for legislation that would create a state bond bank to be administered by the office of the State Treasurer.

 
 

07.28.17 - Rep. Gavarone Announces Sales Tax Holiday For First Weekend Of August

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that a sales tax holiday is set to be held the first weekend of August. The intent of the sales tax holiday, as established by legislation approved earlier this year, is to provide parents with some tax relief during back-to-school shopping in preparation for the new school year and to stimulate economic activity for Ohio’s retailers.

 
 

07.18.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Theresa Gavarone: Fair Season Is The Best Season

 

The best part of summer, and even fall, in Ohio is the variety of festivals around the state to enjoy. From the big Ohio State Fair to the Pumpkin Show in southern Ohio, there are events of all kinds to take part in—fairs celebrating zucchini, strawberries, and yes, even applebutter! This year, I encourage you to traverse across Wood County and see everything your local community has to offer. Our local fairs and festivals present a great, inexpensive way to spend a summer day or night with the family.

 
 

06.29.17 - Rep. Gavarone Votes To Send Budget Bill To Governor

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has 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. 

 
 

06.19.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Theresa Gavarone: Investing More, Taking On The Drug Abuse And Addiction Epidemic

 

Our state is in a crisis of opiate addiction, and there is no easy solution. By now, you may be aware that Ohio had the most opioid-related overdose deaths in the nation in 2015, and that individuals and communities continue to suffer from the scourge of the drug abuse and addiction epidemic. Clearly, more must be done in order to combat this serious issue and prevent future generations from falling within its deadly grasp.

 
 

06.05.17 - Rep. Theresa Gavarone Awarded Fellowship For Midwestern Leadership Institute

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) recently was selected to participate in a training program that annually identifies and assists promising state leaders in the Midwest.

 
 

05.19.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Theresa Gavarone: Graduation Is A Time For Reflection And Celebration

 

It’s an exciting time for both high school and college graduates as they prepare to begin a new chapter of their lives. Amidst the seasonal weather, plentiful grad party barbeques, and the final days of school, graduates are afforded a very special period of reflection and celebration. I wanted to take a moment to sincerely congratulate all those who are graduating this year.

 
 

05.08.17 - Rep. Gavarone Among Legislators Selected To Participate In "Emerging Leaders Program"

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) recently was selected to participate in the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

 
 

05.03.17 - Rep. Gavarone Applauds Passage Of House Budget Plan

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday 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. Rep. Gavarone voted in support of the legislation.

 
 

04.12.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Theresa Gavarone: Improving Communication Between Law Enforcement And Disabled Ohioans

 

The most important part of being a state representative is to ensure a clear and effective channel of communication between myself and my constituents of Wood County. Oftentimes, with this assurance, great ideas for legislation can come directly from everyday Ohioans, truly influencing the day-to-day issues and struggles that can be addressed from the state level of government. Exactly this kind of exchange recently occurred and became the impetus behind House Bill 115, which I recently introduced with my colleague, Representative Scott Wiggam.

 
 

04.05.17 - Rep. Gavarone To Attend Conference Focused On Reducing Opioid And Heroin Addiction

 

COLUMBUS—As part of the ongoing effort to curb the nationwide scourge of opioid addiction, State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) will be attending a conference in New York, New York aimed at finding solutions to the problem.

 
 

04.05.17 - Rep. Gavarone Introduces Bill To Improve Communication Between Law Enforcement And Individuals With Communication Disabilities

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) has introduced legislation aimed at better facilitating communication between law enforcement and individuals with communication disabilities.

 
 

03.30.17 - House Approves Reforms To State's Energy Requirements

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed legislation that would make Ohio’s renewable energy standards optional, promoting business growth in the state.

 
 

03.15.17 - Rep. Gavarone Applauds House Passage Of Bipartisan Legislation Increasing Access To Summer Meal Programs

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that permits non-profit organizations to operate summer food programs in a school facility. House Bill 80 was joint sponsored by Representatives Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid).

 
 

03.08.17 - House Passes Legislation Creating State Bond Bank

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Bill Blessing (R-Colerain Township) and Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that would create a state bond bank to be administered by the office of the State Treasurer.

 
 

03.01.17 - Rep. Theresa Gavarone Appointed To Serve On House Finance Committee

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) to serve on the Ohio House Finance Committee.

 
 

03.01.17 - Bill Creating Definition Of Microbusiness Clears House

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) and Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that creates the definition of “microbusiness” in statute.

 
 

02.17.17 - State Representative Gavarone Encourages Local College Graduates To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2018.

 
 

02.15.17 - Representative Gavarone Applauds Passage Of Legislation Regarding Penalties For Trafficking And Possession Of Cocaine

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced the passage of legislation by the Ohio House that makes changes to drug trafficking and possession laws regarding cocaine. House Bill 4 restores the statutory penalties for possession of cocaine and clarifies the penalties for the trafficking of cocaine.

 
 

02.08.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Theresa Gavarone

 

Wood County, and the city of Bowling Green in particular, is home to an array of small businesses. Simply take a walk down North Main Street in Bowling Green and you’ll be struck by the variety of local restaurants and bars, and you might even walk past the resident tattoo parlor in the area. One of my favorite places to stop in for a pick-me-up is Flatlands Coffee, fulfilling my need for caffeine and my desire to shop and spend locally.

 
 

01.31.17 - Rep. Theresa Gavarone Appointed To Four Ohio House Committees

 

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

 
 

01.23.17 - Representative Gavarone Applauds Recognition Of Two Wood County Farms As Ohio Historic Family Farms

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) applauded the recent announcement from the Ohio Department of Agriculture that two farms located within Wood County have been registered in the Ohio Historic Family Farms program.

 
 

01.12.17 - Rep. Gavarone Appointed To Vice Chair Of House Health Committee

 
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Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) appointed Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) as Vice Chair of the House Health Committee.

 
 

01.06.17 - Representative Gavarone Sworn In As State Representative Of The 3rd House District

 
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State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. She represents the 3rd Ohio House District, which comprises all of Wood County.

 
 

11.03.16 - Rep. Theresa Gavarone Announces Start Of Round Two Of The Application Process For Local Government Safety Capital Grants

 

State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced that the Local Government Innovation Council will begin accepting applications for the second round of the Local Government Safety Capital Grant Program. Initiated by the Ohio House of Representatives and included in the state operating budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, these grants can help to fund public safety projects in local communities throughout Ohio, including those in the 3rd House District.

 
 

09.22.16 - State Rep. Gavarone Appointed To Serve On Various House Committees

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) has been appointed to serve on several House committees.

 
 

08.29.16 - Guest Column From State Representative Theresa Gavarone: Overcoming Ohio's Opioid Epidemic

 

Over the years, the Ohio House of Representatives has come to know the increased rates of opioid abuse as one of the most persistent and troubling issues affecting our state. In order to curtail drug addiction and its influence over Ohio families, we as state and community leaders must continue to take important steps toward preventing more of our loved ones from paying the price of this costly epidemic.

 
 

08.03.16 - Theresa Gavarone Sworn In As State Representative Of The 3rd Ohio House District

 

In House session yesterday, Theresa Gavarone was sworn in as state representative of the 3rd Ohio House District after the House Republican Caucus voted to appoint her to fill the vacant seat.