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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
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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