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Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) released a statement on Ohio’s April unemployment rate.


State Representative Marlene Anielski and Colonel Tom Moe, Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services encourage military personnel to take their DD214 papers and sign up for benefits.

Legislation to Revise Third-Grade Reading Guarantee Requirements Passes Ohio House

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Amended Substitute Senate Bill 21, legislation to revise the requirements for reading teachers under the Third-Grade Reading Guarantee.

Nitro's Law Advanced by the Ohio House of Representatives

Today the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 90, which establishes harsher penalties for owners, managers or employees of kennels and rescue shelters who commit animal cruelty. The bill, which was sponsored by State Representatives Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) and Ron Gerberry (D-Austintown) is commonly referred to as “Nitro’s Law.”


Today the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, William G. Batchelder (R-Medina), applauded the passage of Senate Bill 26 through the House. The bill is a companion bill to H.B. 16, which was passed in March. The legislation prevents referees, coaches and other volunteers from being criminally prosecuted for not following guidelines in the event of a head injury during youth athletic events, making a technical change to a bill passed in the 129th General Assembly.

Rep. Landis discusses the importance of helping military veterans find and receive the benefits they deserve.
Ohioans may contribute portion of tax refunds for early detection, screenings, outreach
May 8, 2013

State Representatives Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) and Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) have announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 112, legislation to allow taxpayers to contribute a portion of their income tax refunds to the Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Project.

Speaker Batchelder, House Republicans Urge Prompt Delivery of Benefits for Military Veterans

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) and State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) today were joined by members of the House veterans caucus in demanding that veterans’ disability benefits be administered by Washington in a significantly more timely fashion, an issue that has continued to worsen over the past several years.