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Guest Column from State Representative Cheryl Grossman: Promoting Local Businesses: A Win for Our Community

Our local small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and are what helps our local community to thrive. In order to support small businesses, like those in the Central Ohio area, the Ohio House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would allow local wineries to sell their products at farmers’ markets. House Bill 178 is a great way to support small businesses and encourage our community to shop locally.


In the ever evolving age of technology, society has reaped many benefits from having the world at our fingertips. While the Internet age has promoted tremendous achievement for individuals, small businesses, large corporations and beyond, there are still many dangers posed by this technological revolution.

Rep. Retherford Named "Legislator of the Year" by AMVETS

State Representative Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) recently received the “Legislator of the Year” Award by AMVETS, an organization that assists veterans and their families upon returning home. He received the award on Saturday, February 20th during its annual mid-winter conference.


For over fifty years, the Ohio General Assembly has sponsored a legislative fellowship program through the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC). The program is a thirteen-month paid fellowship that places twenty to twenty-four college graduates in various positions throughout the state legislature. Many are placed within the Ohio House and Senate, some work for LSC itself, and others are placed with Ohio Government Telecommunications.

Rep. Romanchuk, Senator Obhof Congratulate Stellar Robotics Team at Ohio Statehouse

State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) and State Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina) welcomed the Stellar Robotics Team from Richland County to the Statehouse yesterday in recognition of winning the FIRST Mahoning Valley Robotics Challenge Championship.

House Passes Bill Raising Monetary Limit in Small Claims Court

The Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation that doubles the monetary cap in small claims courts during today’s session.


The Ohio House of Representatives approved a resolution during today’s session to hold Governor Kasich’s State of the State address in Marietta.

Two former coroners sponsor bill to make system more efficient and responsive
February 24, 2016
Ohio House Passes Legislation Updating County Coroner Laws

State Representatives Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) applauded yesterday’s House passage of legislation they joint sponsored that updates county coroner laws in the state of Ohio through the modification of various provisions.

Ohio House Passes Resolution Addressing Federal Guidance for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation he jointly sponsored that urges the federal government to revise its guidance on employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities and ensure their right to participate in facility-based programs.

Pin honors the sacrifice, commitment of Ohio's military children
February 17, 2016
House Bill Recognizing 'BratPin' Clears House Floor

State Representatives Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Township) and Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today applauded the passage of legislation from the Ohio House that recognizes “BratPins,” which are pins worn to honor those who grew up as dependents of military service members, also commonly known as “Military Brats.”