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State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) and Ron Gerberry (D-Austintown) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation that prohibits the sale of powdered crystalline alcohol.

House Republican Leadership Announced
November 12, 2014
State Rep. Cliff Rosenberger Elected Speaker of the Ohio House

State Representative and Dean of the House Republican Caucus, Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Township), today announced that the Republican Caucus has elected their leadership team for the 131st General Assembly.  State Representative Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville)
was selected to serve as the 102nd Speaker of the Ohio House. 

House Bill 597 Voted Out of Rules and Reference Committee
November 6, 2014

State Representatives Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) and Matt Huffman (R-Lima) today applauded the committee movement of House Bill 597, legislation that would fully repeal and replace Common Core standards in Ohio. 

Battling Breast Cancer and Raising Awareness
October 24, 2014
Guest Column from State Representative Richard Adams

I hope this October, you’ve been able to join with others across the nation to honor, remember and reflect on the brave individuals who have battled, and are currently battling, breast cancer. First established in 1985, the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign seeks to generate attention for the disease and raise funds for research on its prevention, treatment, and eventual cure.


State Representative Kristina Daley Roegner (R-Hudson), along with Representative Anthony DeVitis (R-Green) and Representative Marilyn Slaby (R-Copley), today released the following joint statement regarding the recent update that the second health care worker in
Dallas diagnosed with Ebola visited family in Akron from October 8-13:

Local residents encouraged to offer testimony regarding Ohio's Unemployment Compensation Debt
October 10, 2014
Rep. Sears Announces Study Committee in Toledo

State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Township) announced that the House Unemployment Debt Study Committee will be holding a hearing, including public testimony, in Toledo to discuss the Unemployment Compensation Debt and its impact on Ohio citizens and the business community.


Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today announced the appointment of the six House members, which will serve on the Energy Mandates Study Committee, as created by Senate Bill 310, passed by the legislature in May 2014.   

New Legislation Modifies the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
October 6, 2014

State Representative Mike Henne (R-Clayton) today introduced House Bill 631, legislation that seeks to make various changes to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) in regards to the Ohio Resident Educator Program and public records for educators.


State Representative Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon) today announced that the State Controlling Board approved the release of $50,000 for flood mitigation efforts in the Village of Ottawa in Putnam County.

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.