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Guest Column from State Representative Anne Gonzales- Reining in Civil Asset Forfeiture

These past few months have been incredibly busy at the people’s house in Columbus. We have been hard at work researching, crafting, and ultimately passing legislation that will help improve our great state of Ohio. One piece of legislation I believe will help Ohio is Substitute House Bill 347, legislation that limits the use of civil asset forfeiture.

 
 
Rep. Anielski to Host Military Resource Fair in Parma on September 2nd

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) is joining with the Cuyahoga County Library in hosting a Military Resource Fair on Friday, September 2nd.  
 

 
 

Much has changed for our nation since gaining our independence in 1776, however one thing that hasn’t changed is the pride and patriotism that Americans have for living in the greatest country on Earth.

 
 
Rep. Henne Applauds District Recipient of Straight A Fund Award

State Representative Mike Henne (R-Clayton) today announced that Northmont City Schools in Ohio House District 40, which he represents, is recommended to receive a grant from the Straight A Fund.

 
 
Columbus selected for federal grant for intelligent transportation
June 22, 2016
Rep. Kunze Applauds Columbus for Winning Smart City Grant Money

Columbus has been selected to receive a federal Smart City grant, beating out 78 other cities across the nation for a $50 million grant to establish an intelligent transportation system.

 
 
Governor Kasich Signs Legislation Aimed at Increasing Government Efficiency and Accountability

State Representative Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) applauded Governor John Kasich’s signing of legislation aimed at increasing efficiency and saving taxpayer dollars in local governments and state agencies. Rep. Koehler sponsored Substitute House Bill 5 with Representative Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard).

 
 

State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today applauded Governor John Kasich’s signing of House Bill 171, legislation that lowers the amount of heroin in possession to be considered a major drug offender. Rep. Dever sponsored the bill with Rep. Bill Blessing (R-Colerain).

 
 
Rep. Brian Hill Applauds the Governor's Signature of Brandon's Law

State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) today applauded Governor Kasich’s signing of House Bill 110 into law, also known as “Brandon’s Law,” legislation that increases the penalties for failure to stop after an accident and failure to stop after a nonpublic road accident when the offenses result in the death or serious physical harm to a person.

 
 
House Bill 110 creates "Good Samaritan" law to incentivize calling 9-1-1 for drug overdoses
June 13, 2016
Governor Kasich Signs Legislation Seeking to Save Lives from Drug Overdose

State Representative Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) today announced the signing of House Bill 110 by Governor John Kasich. House Bill 110 includes provisions from House Bill 249, the “Good Samaritan Law,” legislation that was originally sponsored by Representative Sprague and Representative Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati).

 
 
Guest Column from State Representative Mark Romanchuk- TourismOhio Updates Slogan, Highlights Ohio as a Great Place to Visit

As we move into the summer months, I’m certainly looking forward to all the activities taking place in Richland County and around Ohio. Ohio’s new brand: “Ohio. Find it Here,” certainly captures the essence of our state and highlights its’ vast tourism industry.  We are truly blessed to live in a state with such a large variety of activities as well as limitless opportunities for adventure—including amusement parks, state parks, rivers, campsites, in addition to the many festivals and live events hosted by big and small cities throughout Ohio.