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COLUMBUS - State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) announces that the Controlling Board has approved $914K in funding for Columbus Community College. The funds will be used to renovate Rhodes Hall which houses the college’s Office of the Registrar, Payroll Office, and business offices. Columbus-owned and operated Rockwood Builders Ltd. has been selected to spearhead the renovation.

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Tue, Jul 9, 2024

COLUMBUS — State Reps. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) and Justin Pizzulli (R-Scioto County) saw their bill, House Bill (HB) 606, passed out of both chambers today. HB 606 was added as an amendment to Senate Bill (SB) 94, an omnibus bill that covered a range of topics, which was passed by the House and then concurred upon in the Senate during their respective sessions.

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Thu, Jun 27, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) today announced the passage of House Bill (HB) 2, the state's biennial state capital budget, in both the Ohio House of Representatives & Senate. 

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Wed, Jun 26, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Reps. Dontavius L. Jarrells (D-Columbus) and Monica Robb-Blasdel (R-Columbiana) today saw their House Bill (HB) 226 unanimously passed out of the Senate and sent over to the governor to be signed into law. 

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Wed, Jun 26, 2024

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) today, joined by descendants of the Randolph Freedpeople, hosted a press conference to amplify their story and discuss options to recognize the injustices faced by the descendants of the Randolph Freedpeople. 

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Tue, Jun 18, 2024

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Dontavius L. Jarrells (D- Columbus) addressed members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® during the 2024 Ohio AKA Day at the Capitol on May 30, 2024, at the Ohio Statehouse. The event, themed "Soaring Greater Through Civic Engagement," brought together over 100 members under the leadership of Great Lakes Regional Director Gwendolyn L. Kirtley and Ohio Connection and Social Action State Coordinator Kaydian Comer. The gathering aimed to enhance members' advocacy skills and mobilize them for meaningful social change. 

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Fri, Jun 14, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) today sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine, urging him to support exploring all options to address the historical injustice faced by the Randolph Freedpeople. These freed slaves inherited land in Ohio when their slaveholder died and granted them freedom, only to be violently chased away by a mob wielding bayonets.

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Thu, Jun 13, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Reps. Dontavius L. Jarrells (D- Columbus) and Justin Pizzulli (R- Scioto County) today proudly announce the passage of House Bill (HB) 380, an omnibus road and bridge naming bill. This legislation will name a section of State Route 125, running through Scioto County, after a trailblazer for African American athletes everywhere, former professional baseball player, and lifelong Ohioan, Al Oliver.

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Wed, Jun 12, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Reps. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) and Bill Seitz (R- Cincinnati) today announced that House Bill (HB) 164, the Foster-to-College Scholarship Act, will be heard on the floor of the House of Representatives today.

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Wed, Jun 12, 2024

COLUMBUS - State Reps. Dontavius Jarrells (D-Columbus) and Bill Seitz (R- Cincinnati) today proudly announce the overwhelming passage of House Bill (HB) 164, the Foster-to College Scholarship Act, in the House of Representatives today.

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Wed, Jun 12, 2024