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Rep. Anielski Presents Commendation to 2016 Cuyahoga Valley Chamber's Person of the Year

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) presented an Ohio House commendation honoring Eileen Jablonski Hawkins for her achievement of receiving the Cuyahoga Valley Chamber’s 2016 Person of the Year. 

 
 

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced today that Site Selection Magazine has recognized both Fremont in Sandusky County and Tiffin in Seneca County as top micropolitan areas in the country. In a ranking of the top micropolitan areas nationally, both communities came in a tie for 39th according to the national economic development publication.

 
 

As someone who has worked tirelessly with our community’s most vulnerable generation, I have made it a priority to continue that work at the Ohio Statehouse by fighting to ensure our children are best equipped for the path that lies ahead. In the 14 months I have spent in Columbus thus far, I am very proud of the legislation that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed to benefit youth across Ohio. Specifically, there are three bills that the Ohio House has worked on to ensure the safety and success of our young adults.

 
 
Speaker Rosenberger Applauds Amazon Agreement with Wilmington's Air Transport Services Group

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) applauded today’s announcement that an agreement has been finalized between Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Amazon Fulfillment Services. The deal specifies that ATSG will be added as an air cargo network provider to help serve Amazon customers throughout the United States.

 
 
Representative Burkley Joined by Regional Leaders to Discuss Drug Epidemic

State Representative Tony Burkley (R-Payne), in collaboration with the Ohio Attorney General’s office, today hosted an organizational meeting in Defiance to help address Ohio’s drug epidemic. The goal of the meeting was to gain knowledge on the status of Defiance County, located within the 82nd Ohio House district, in regards to combatting the epidemic.

 
 
Joins others at local event to discuss reform efforts
March 4, 2016
Rep. Amstutz Introduces New Bill Updating Ohio's Developmental Disabilities System

Speaker Pro Tempore of the Ohio House Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) today joined others at the Wayne County Board of Developmental Disabilities to talk about legislation he introduced this week making updates to Ohio’s developmental disability system.

 
 
Guest Column from State Representative Andy Thompson: Empowering our Economic Engine & Getting Regulations Right

A vibrant economy starts with a welcoming business climate. A welcoming business climate is one that is respectful of our entrepreneurs and employs a common-sense approach to regulation and taxation. There are many initiatives aimed at helping Ohio businesses succeed, in addition to attracting new business investment within the state. One indispensable program that is aimed at getting regulations right is the Common Sense Initiative (CSI).

 
 
Guest Column from State Representative Cheryl Grossman: Promoting Local Businesses: A Win for Our Community

Our local small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and are what helps our local community to thrive. In order to support small businesses, like those in the Central Ohio area, the Ohio House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would allow local wineries to sell their products at farmers’ markets. House Bill 178 is a great way to support small businesses and encourage our community to shop locally.

 
 

In the ever evolving age of technology, society has reaped many benefits from having the world at our fingertips. While the Internet age has promoted tremendous achievement for individuals, small businesses, large corporations and beyond, there are still many dangers posed by this technological revolution.

 
 
Rep. Retherford Named "Legislator of the Year" by AMVETS

State Representative Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) recently received the “Legislator of the Year” Award by AMVETS, an organization that assists veterans and their families upon returning home. He received the award on Saturday, February 20th during its annual mid-winter conference.