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Edwards Buys Playoff Tickets for Local Students

COLUMBUS –State Rep. Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) yesterday announced that he bought student playoff tickets from thirteen local Appalachian Schools to be distributed to students free of cost.

 
 
House Committee Passes Resolution to Urge Congress to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

COLUMBUS—The House State and Local Government Committee yesterday passed House Concurrent Resolution 7, announced State Reps. Rodney Creech (R-West Alexandria) and Bob Peterson (R-Sabina), sponsors of the resolution. 

 
 
House Committee Begins Hearings on Bill to Establish Pilot Program for Remote Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House Behavioral Health Committee today began testimony on House Bill 300, which will establish and fund a pilot program for the remote treatment of opioid use disorder, announced bill sponsor, State Rep. Sharon Ray (R-Wadsworth). 

 
 
House Committees Begin Hearings on Bills to Modernize Police and Fire Pension Fund, Exempt Certain Information from Public Record for First Responders

COLUMBUS—Two pieces of legislation sponsored by State Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.) this week received first hearings in House committees.

 
 

State Rep. Adam Mathews (R-Lebanon) has continued his effort to move the “Higher Education Return on Investment Act” forward through the Legislature. The bill will provide more financial transparency to incoming college students in an effort to better clarify financial expectations as they begin their futures. 

 
 
Carruthers Selected as Legislator of the Year

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (o4a) selected State Representative Sara Carruthers (R-Hamilton) as Legislator of the Year. 

 
 
Hall Welcomes Director Mihalik to the 46th House District

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.) yesterday welcomed Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik to Liberty Township.

 
 
Ray Receives ONCAC Children's Champion of the Year Award

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Sharon Ray (R-Wadsworth) today was recognized by the Ohio Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers as the Children’s Champion of the Year. 

 
 
Criminal Justice Committee Passes Bill to Raise Penalties for Felony Domestic Violence Offenders

COLUMBUS – House Bill 111, which will raise the penalties for domestic violence offenders from a “low tier” third-degree felony to a “high tier” third-degree felony, passed the House Criminal Justice Committee 11-0. Bill sponsors, State Reps. LaRe (R-Violet Twp.) and Miller (R-Newark) were pleased to see unanimous support from the committee.