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Local residents encouraged to offer testimony regarding Ohio's Unemployment Compensation Debt
October 10, 2014
Rep. Sears Announces Study Committee in Toledo

State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Township) announced that the House Unemployment Debt Study Committee will be holding a hearing, including public testimony, in Toledo to discuss the Unemployment Compensation Debt and its impact on Ohio citizens and the business community.


Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today announced the appointment of the six House members, which will serve on the Energy Mandates Study Committee, as created by Senate Bill 310, passed by the legislature in May 2014.   

New Legislation Modifies the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
October 6, 2014

State Representative Mike Henne (R-Clayton) today introduced House Bill 631, legislation that seeks to make various changes to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) in regards to the Ohio Resident Educator Program and public records for educators.


State Representative Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon) today announced that the State Controlling Board approved the release of $50,000 for flood mitigation efforts in the Village of Ottawa in Putnam County.

Rep. Hall Awarded 'Friend of Independent Higher Education' for Legislative Work

Today, State Representative Dave Hall (R-Millersburg) was awarded the title “Friend of Independent Higher Education” by the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Ohio for his advocacy efforts on behalf of independent institutions during the budget process. This is the inaugural year for the award, and it was given to one senator and one
representative who have gone “above and beyond” for the Ohio private college sector.

Constitution Day Recognizes the Document that Established a Nation

As Americans, we are joined together by a common idea and a single purpose: democracy. We live in a country created by individuals who endured tyranny and religious suppression, yet we have the confidence of knowing that the very thing that links us all is a document, created over 225 years ago, that ensures a more perfect union for those living under its principles.


COLUMBUS—State Representative Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) today introduced legislation aimed at keeping renters safe in the event of a fire. The bill requires a separate means of egress for all dwelling areas above the second story of a residential rental property.

Rep. Anielski Holds Press Conference Regarding Youth Suicide Prevention

COLUMBUS—State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) yesterday held a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse to discuss efforts to address and prevent youth suicide, the “Silent Epidemic.” She was joined with Tracy Plouck, Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Navy Commander Lou Terhar, State Representative of the 30th District; Debe Terhar, President of the Ohio State Board of Education; Michael Hoffman, Ohio Representative for the Jason Flatt Foundation; and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.


COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today released the following statement regarding the Lake Erie algae issue and the steps that are being taken in the Ohio House: