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State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) today announced that the Local Government Innovation Council will begin accepting applications for the second round of the Local Government Safety Capital Grant Program. Initiated by the Ohio House of Representatives and included in the state operating budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, these grants can help to fund public safety projects in local communities throughout Ohio, including those in the 28th House District.

Guest Column from State Representative Mark Romanchuk: Financial Security and Independence Important for Those with Disabilities

As your state representative, it is my job to represent the voices of each individual in my district.  It is vitally important to speak for the disabled and make sure their needs are addressed at the Ohio Statehouse.  My priority remains giving every person an equal opportunity to succeed—especially those with special needs.

Rep. Grossman Receives Award from Autism Speaks

COLUMBUS—State Representative Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) was recently named the 2016 Autism Speaks National Legislator of the Year.

State Rep. Anielski to Host Military Resource Fair in Oakwood Village on October 28th

State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) is joining with the Mt. Zion Church in hosting a Military Resource Fair on Friday, October 28th.  

Rep. Grossman Receives Scottish Rite Award

State Representative Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) was recently awarded the 2016 Scottish Rite Valley Community Service Award of Columbus.

Legislation Regarding License Suspensions for OVI-Related Aggravated Vehicular Homicide Clears Ohio Senate

State Representatives Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) and Nan Baker (R-Westlake) today applauded the Ohio Senate’s passage of House Bill 300, legislation that would strengthen the penalties on drivers who are convicted of OVI-related aggravated vehicular homicide. House Bill 300, sponsored by Reps. Manning and Baker, passed out of the Ohio House last year.


This September, the state of Ohio launched Safe at Home, an address confidentiality program that allows a person to shield their residential address from public records. The program, administered by the Secretary of State’s office, is an effort to protect victims of domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, rape, or sexual battery from being located by his or her aggressor. This issue arose after many in the legislature heard stories from victims who were tracked by an abuser after their address was found through an online search.


Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township) has been appointed to serve on three Ohio House committees including Health and Aging, Insurance, and Ways and Means. Each committee hears bills on a variety of issues relevant to its particular focus.

Rep. Jeff Rezabek Appointed to Serve as Vice Chair of House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Jeff Rezabek (R-Clayton) to serve as vice chair of the House Committee on Government Accountability and Oversight.


Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that State Representative Marilyn Slaby (R-Copley) has been appointed to serve as the Vice Chair of the Ohio House Education Committee.