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State Representative Tim Derickson (R-Oxford) has announced the Ohio House Community and Family Advancement Committee will hold three summer hearings around the state. The committee, which Derickson has chaired since the beginning of this year, will examine the impact of poverty on families and look for ways to improve the quality of life for struggling Ohioans.


State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) recently introduced legislation that will create a refundable income tax credit for livestock owners or producers who invest in manure storage facilities. 


In the rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse hangs a portrait of Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry leading his men at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, which proved influential in establishing credibility and pride in the United States, just nearly four decades after declaring independence from Great Britain.


Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and members of the Ohio House Republican Caucus today announced that a screening panel will soon be organized to begin screening candidates wishing to fill the vacant 89th House District seat.


State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) recently visited the Hospice of Southwest Ohio in Madeira to share ideas and concerns about caring for our state’s elderly population.

Committees will travel the state, meet with constituents
August 3, 2015
Speaker Rosenberger Announces Summer Traveling Committees, Creation of a New Study Committee

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that two House standing committees will be touring the state to discuss various issues important to Ohioans. 


State Representative Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) will soon be introducing a bill that will protect pastors, ministers and members of the clergy and any associated property  from lawsuits. This protection will allow these individuals to exercise religious liberty and only perform ceremonies if they are in line with their deeply held religious beliefs. Ohio’s pastors and church organizations should not be forced to violate their conscience.


State Representatives Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) and Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) introduced legislation that would allow for terminally ill patients the opportunity to try a drug that is not approved by the United State Food and Drug Administration, while also permitting a drug manufacturer to provide such a drug to the patient or physician.

Rep. Anielski's Bill Creating Suicide Prevention Resources in Higher Education Signed by Governor

On Thursday, July 16th, Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 28, which would create suicide prevention programs at Ohio’s institutions of higher education. The bill, sponsored by State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) received bipartisan, unanimous support from both chambers.


We’re facing a serious drug problem in our state and country. With an average of five Ohioans dying every day, drug overdose has been the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio since 2007. There were 2,110 overdose deaths in 2013, which is a 10-percent increase from 2012. Furthermore, over 72 percent of these deaths were caused by opioids.