As a farmer in rural Ohio for over 30 years, I have a unique perspective on the state of the agriculture industry in Ohio. I try to bring that experience to discussions at the Ohio Statehouse about legislation that will support agriculture and bolster the farming community. Not only do our farmers contribute to overall safety and security by producing nutritious food, but agriculture remains one of Ohio’s biggest providers of jobs, employing approximately one out of every seven Ohioans.
This coming week, Columbiana County will host its 172nd county fair, taking place at the fairgrounds from July 31st through August 6th. Since the first fair in 1845, the storied event has hosted a number of unique attractions, from horse buggy competitions to ostrich races. While those kinds of activities may no longer take place today, the Columbiana County Fair continues its long tradition of being a family-friendly environment for all.
COLUMBUS—State Representatives Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) and Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) today introduced House Bill 312, which would require local governments to establish credit card policies to protect tax dollars. The bill would:
COLUMBUS—State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima) today released the list of individuals who will be serving on the Ohio House Speaker’s Task Force on Education and Poverty, which he chairs.
Graduation season has passed, and many high school graduates are anticipating the start of a new chapter of their lives. I remember heading for Troy University in Alabama, wondering what experiences awaited me, and who I would become in those formative years. One thing I knew for sure: I had an exciting future ahead of me, and I was going to fully embrace it.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) today released the list of Ohio House members that will be serving on the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, which she chairs.
COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today released a statement regarding the death of former Congressman Ralph Regula:
COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today promoted major workforce development provisions that were contained in Amended Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget. The budget contains workforce development provisions that will enhance Ohio’s continued economic growth and combat our currently unfolding workforce supply crisis. This crisis is primarily due to baby boomers retiring, technological changes affecting the labor force, and an education system unable to prepare students for anything other than a four-year university.
COLUMBUS—Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and representatives from The Ohio State University unveiled details of the State of Ohio Leadership Institute (SOLI), which received funding in the recently passed state biennial budget.
COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released a statement on the signing of the state operating budget and Governor Kasich’s vetoes: