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State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced the release of $49,950 for the University of Toledo to contract with Design Engineers & Consulting Associates, Inc. (DECA, Inc.) of Maumee to upgrade and improve multiple electrical and HVAC mechanical systems in eight academic buildings.

“I am pleased to see the state choose Maumee’s own DECA, Inc. to carry out this project for its innovative engineering expertise and project success rate,” said Sheehy.  “Poor air quality and continued disruptions due to necessary maintenance work can negatively impact a student’s ability to learn. This project will ensure that students are educated in quality, comfortable facilities suited for 21st-century mechanics and technology.”

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Mon, Sep 12, 2016

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today applauded the recent announcement that the state of Ohio has paid the remaining $271 million of its debt to the federal government for an unemployment compensation loan.

“This move will provide great relief to employers in Ohio who have been paying higher taxes as a result of the state’s debt,” said Sheehy. “Paying off the debt earlier than originally expected is projected to save employers a net estimated $351 million, an amount that can now be used toward supporting hardworking families and expanding local businesses.” 

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Fri, Sep 2, 2016

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced the release of over $3 million to the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio as part of the Infant Mortality Pathways HUB Model Demonstration Expansion grant program in Toledo. The program is designed to combat Toledo’s abysmal infant mortality crisis by targeting outreach programs and services to at-risk women.

“Infant mortality is still a heart wrenching reality for too many families in our community and throughout our state,” said Sheehy. “I am pleased to see the state’s continued investment in proven programs like the Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB that connects potentially at-risk women with quality resources and practices to ensure they give birth to happy, healthy babies that live to see their first birthday.”

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Thu, Jul 21, 2016

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced the release of over $1,379,000 in state funds to Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital (NOPH) for fire and elevator safety upgrades. The three-story building will receive updates to the existing fire alarm system, in part to connect the fire alarms to the hospital’s four elevators.

“There must be clear communication in an emergency situation for the safety of patient’s, their families, and the community that NOPH serves,” said Sheehy. “That is why I am happy to support NOPH in making a sound investment in fire safety maintenance and prevention.”

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Mon, Jul 11, 2016

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced the release of $529,953 in state funds to help maintain safe passage for travelers and prevent vehicle collisions during the major widening project on Interstate Route (IR) 75 in Lucas County. The funds will help pay for permanent concrete barriers along the interstate.  

“I am pleased to see the state investing in our local community to ensure drivers and passengers remain safe while construction is underway,” said Sheehy. “These funds are vital to upgrading Lucas County’s highway system and will ensure that both workers and travelers can return home safely at the end of the day.”

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Mon, Jun 20, 2016

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced the release of $355,000 in state funds for the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to help improve water quality in the Port of Toledo and the western basin of Lake Erie. The Port Authority will partner with the City of Findlay to use a new silt collector system to capture and remove sediment and associated nutrients from the Blanchard River prior to its entry into the Maumee River and ultimately, the Port of Toledo commercial shipping channel.

“I am pleased the state is supporting this effort to help clean up the western basin of Lake Erie,” said Sheehy. “For over 100 years, the Port of Toledo has contributed the economic, recreational and cultural health of our region. Efforts like this will help ensure families and businesses continue to benefit from our greatest natural resource for years to come.” 

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Mon, Jun 6, 2016

State Reps. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today applauded the signing into law of House Bill (HB) 431, legislation to designate February 17 – Annie Glenn’s birthday – as the “Annie Glenn Communication Disorders Awareness Day” in honor of  Mrs. Glenn and to recognize all Ohioans who struggle with a communication disorder. 

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Tue, May 31, 2016

State Rep. Michael P. Sheehy (D-Oregon) today applauded the House passage of House Bill (HB) 154, bipartisan legislation aimed at improving safety standards for cyclists in Ohio. 

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Tue, May 24, 2016

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced this week’s state approval of $1 million in funding for the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) in Toledo to support a pair of advanced manufacturing research projects.

“Innovative research projects such as this are instrumental in helping Ohio remain a competitive force within the manufacturing industry,” said Sheehy. “I am pleased that the state is investing in projects that will help expand opportunities for local manufacturing businesses and grow the regional economy.”

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Fri, May 20, 2016

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today applauded the signing into law of Senate Bill 182, legislation to designate memorial highways statewide. The omnibus legislation included two memorial highways sponsored by Rep. Sheehy to honor late Northwest Ohio leaders.

SB 182 creates a memorial highway on State Route 2 in Oregon, Ohio and in Jerusalem Township to honor soldiers from the community that did not return home from the Vietnam War. The new signage for the roadway will read “Vietnam Veterans: SP4 Arthur J. Heringhausen Jr., SP4 Ervin E. Harris, CPL Gerald E. Corlett, PFC Joseph G. Gill, PFC Esiquio A. Cantu, 2LT John W. Vaughan, PFC Scott D. Corrello, and A1C John M. Thayer Memorial Highway.”

“In designating these memorial highways I hope to honor these brave men who served in our armed forces and gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms,” said Sheehy. “I am inspired by their heroic service, and I hope that these memorial signs will inspire others as well.”

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Fri, May 6, 2016