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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:

 

 
 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) today announced the members serving on this summer’s Law Enforcement Perspectives on the Drug Epidemic & Its Impact on Families Study Committee. Representative members on the committee are as follows:

 
 
Guest Column from Representative Cheryl Grossman
July 30, 2014

My job as a state representative is to listen to and serve the constituents of the 23rd House District by studying and enacting legislation that better serves these constituents and the rest of Ohio. Recently, the state legislature passed House Bill 483 as part of the Mid-Biennial Review (MBR), a package of bills that strives to initiate reforms to state spending, agency operations, and state policies and programs. This bill allows me to do my job to my greatest ability as it ensures more money in the pockets of Ohioans and stronger local services.

 
 
Event Outlines Resources for Jobseekers, OhioMeansJobs Entity
July 30, 2014
Rep. Baker Hosts Press Conference Highlighting Job Resources in Cuyahoga County

COLUMBUS—State Representative Nan Baker (R-Westlake) yesterday held a press conference in Cleveland at the OhioMeansJobs office for Cleveland-Cuyahoga County to raise awareness regarding job opportunities for jobseekers, in various industries, and the many resources that are available to them, including OhioMeansJobs.

 
 
Reps. Huffman and Thompson Announce Repeal and Replacement of Common Core
July 29, 2014
Ohio House Takes Action on New Common Core Legislation

COLUMBUS—Representatives Matt Huffman (R-Lima) and Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) today at a press conference announced that they have introduced a new placeholder bill that will fully repeal common core standards in Ohio and replace them with proven, high standards and assessments, ensure confidentiality of student data and return control to Ohioans.

 
 
Annual award bestowed upon individuals for exemplary public service
July 29, 2014
Rep. Johnson Awarded Phillips Medal from Ohio University

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder today applauded State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) for being awarded the Phillips Medal of Public Service from Ohio University this past Saturday.

 
 
Speaker Batchelder Dedicates Robert E. Netzley Conference Room

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today hosted a ceremony to dedicate a room in the Ohio Statehouse as the Robert E. Netzley Conference Room.

 
 
Guest Column from State Representative Michael Henne
July 3, 2014

Every year, our country celebrates its rich history and unmatched independence on the Fourth of July.  On this day in history the Declaration of Independence was signed, declaring freedom for the thirteen American colonies from the rule of the British Empire. This act of bravery and patriotism now serves as a national holiday for our country.

 
 
Guest Column from State Representative Anne Gonzales
July 3, 2014

With the Fourth of July approaching, we are in the midst of preparing for parades, cookouts and fireworks with our friends and family to celebrate our country’s declaration of independence from the British crown in 1776. This action was a bold move 238 years ago, and it showed the rest of the world what the average citizen was willing to do with self-determination. The following seven years were a difficult struggle for freedom where almost 25,000 patriots gave their lives so this country could remain free.

 
 
Guest Column from State Representative Mark Romanchuk
July 2, 2014