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State Rep. Michael P. Sheehy (D-Oregon) today congratulated Sydney Barret, of Curtice, Ohio, for being named Ohio Military Child of the Year by Ohio Military Kids. The Lucas County native was recognized today during a Statehouse ceremony. 

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Wed, Apr 27, 2016

State Reps. Michael P. Sheehy (D-Oregon) and Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today announced the introduction of House Resolution (HR) 383, legislation aimed at improving the safety of freight train operations in Ohio. The resolution expresses support for a recently proposed Federal Rail Administration (FRA) rule to require an operating crew of at least two individuals on all freight trains. 

“With over 40 years of experience in the rail industry, I can affirm the absolute necessity of requiring a two-person crew on all freight trains that run through Ohio,” said Sheehy. “Ensuring the safety of both our freight operators and our communities should be a top priority.”  

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Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Every Ohioan depends on clean, safe water. Water is easy to take for granted. Turn on the faucet, and it is available.

Ohio is a water-rich state, bounded by Lake Erie on the north and the Ohio River on the south, with many streams and rivers within its borders.

In recent years, there have been concerns about the role Ohio’s agriculture community plays in protecting our environment, specifically as it relates to water quality. The good news is – through the passage of comprehensive legislation and detailed environmental regulations, Ohio has in place a robust infrastructure that can and does efficiently and effectively preserve our land, air and water.

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Fri, Apr 22, 2016

House Assistant Minority Leader Nick Celebrezze (D-Parma) and State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today asked the Inspector General to investigate alleged illegal hiring practices connected to summer youth employment opportunities with the Ohio Department of Transportation. 

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Wed, Apr 6, 2016

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today reacted to Governor’s Kasich’s State of the State address, saying that although work has been done to address the water quality in Ohio more needs to be done. Specifically, Rep. Sheehy wanted to hear more about Governor Kasich’s plan going forward to mitigate the water quality issues facing Northwestern Ohio.

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Wed, Apr 6, 2016

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today called on the governor to address the ongoing water quality issues affecting Toledo and the Lake Erie basin in his upcoming State of the State address tomorrow night. 

“Last year, Governor Kasich failed to mention the ongoing water quality challenges faced by communities in Northwest Ohio,” said Sheehy. “The work accomplished with Senate Bill 1 to address these issues was a step in the right direction, but the state must take additional and immediate action to protect the drinking water of millions of Ohioans. I urge Gov. Kasich to lay out his plan tomorrow to protect Lake Erie and the Ohioans who depend upon it. We cannot afford to risk another water crisis.”

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Tue, Apr 5, 2016

State Reps. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) this week introduced a resolution calling for the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act, the core provisions of the federal Banking Act of 1933, to improve transparency and stability in the financial sector. 

“I believe we must reinstate commonsense regulatory reforms that were originally put in place to protect working families from economic catastrophe,” said Sheehy. “We have seen the devastation that occurs when the incentive for banks to take risks is too high. Restoring the Glass-Steagall provisions will help prevent another Great Recession from undermining Ohio families and businesses.” 

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Thu, Mar 10, 2016

State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today applauded the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 182, legislation to designate memorial highways across the state. The omnibus legislation included two memorial highways sponsored by Rep. Sheehy to honor Northwest Ohioans. 

SB 182 creates a memorial highway on State Route 2 in Oregon, Ohio and in Jerusalem Township to honor soldiers from that 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.”

“I think it’s so important to honor those who served in our military, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in losing their lives,” said Sheehy. “I hope that in passing and reading the veterans memorial highway signs, people will be inspired by these brave men and remember their valiant service.”

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Wed, Feb 24, 2016

State Reps. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today applauded passage from the House of legislation to establish the “Annie Glenn Communication Disorders Awareness Day” in honor of  Mrs. Annie Glenn and to recognize all Ohioans who struggle with a communication disorder. House Bill 431, sponsored by Reps. Sheehy and Patterson, designates February 17, Annie Glenn’s birthday, as the official day of recognition.

“Today, the Ohio House of Representatives celebrated Annie Glenn’s 96th birthday by honoring her as an advocate for communication disorders,” said Sheehy. “Afflicted with a severe stutter, Annie Glenn overcame her disorder and become a role model for others facing a similar challenge.”

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Wed, Feb 17, 2016

State Rep. Michael P. Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced 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 2017.

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Tue, Feb 9, 2016