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Rep. Hall Awarded 'Friend of Independent Higher Education' for Legislative Work

Today, State Representative Dave Hall (R-Millersburg) was awarded the title “Friend of Independent Higher Education” by the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Ohio for his advocacy efforts on behalf of independent institutions during the budget process. This is the inaugural year for the award, and it was given to one senator and one
representative who have gone “above and beyond” for the Ohio private college sector.

 
 
Constitution Day Recognizes the Document that Established a Nation

As Americans, we are joined together by a common idea and a single purpose: democracy. We live in a country created by individuals who endured tyranny and religious suppression, yet we have the confidence of knowing that the very thing that links us all is a document, created over 225 years ago, that ensures a more perfect union for those living under its principles.

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) today introduced legislation aimed at keeping renters safe in the event of a fire. The bill requires a separate means of egress for all dwelling areas above the second story of a residential rental property.

 
 
Rep. Anielski Holds Press Conference Regarding Youth Suicide Prevention

COLUMBUS—State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) yesterday held a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse to discuss efforts to address and prevent youth suicide, the “Silent Epidemic.” She was joined with Tracy Plouck, Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Navy Commander Lou Terhar, State Representative of the 30th District; Debe Terhar, President of the Ohio State Board of Education; Michael Hoffman, Ohio Representative for the Jason Flatt Foundation; and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

 
 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today released the following statement regarding the Lake Erie algae issue and the steps that are being taken in the Ohio House:

 

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) today announced the members serving on this summer’s Law Enforcement Perspectives on the Drug Epidemic & Its Impact on Families Study Committee. Representative members on the committee are as follows:

 
 
Guest Column from Representative Cheryl Grossman
July 30, 2014

My job as a state representative is to listen to and serve the constituents of the 23rd House District by studying and enacting legislation that better serves these constituents and the rest of Ohio. Recently, the state legislature passed House Bill 483 as part of the Mid-Biennial Review (MBR), a package of bills that strives to initiate reforms to state spending, agency operations, and state policies and programs. This bill allows me to do my job to my greatest ability as it ensures more money in the pockets of Ohioans and stronger local services.

 
 
Event Outlines Resources for Jobseekers, OhioMeansJobs Entity
July 30, 2014
Rep. Baker Hosts Press Conference Highlighting Job Resources in Cuyahoga County

COLUMBUS—State Representative Nan Baker (R-Westlake) yesterday held a press conference in Cleveland at the OhioMeansJobs office for Cleveland-Cuyahoga County to raise awareness regarding job opportunities for jobseekers, in various industries, and the many resources that are available to them, including OhioMeansJobs.

 
 
Reps. Huffman and Thompson Announce Repeal and Replacement of Common Core
July 29, 2014
Ohio House Takes Action on New Common Core Legislation

COLUMBUS—Representatives Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) today at a press conference announced that they have introduced a new placeholder bill that will fully repeal common core standards in Ohio and replace them with proven, high standards and assessments, ensure confidentiality of student data and return control to Ohioans.