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Protect seniors from abuse

Source: Columbus Dispatch A law to better protect seniors from neglect, abuse and exploitation deserves to be passed by the Ohio Senate. Stories of senior mistreatment, as vividly reported in The Dispatch’s March 15-16 “Elder Abuse” series, are stomach-churning. People have been scammed of their life’s savings after years of living frugally. Others have been horribly […]

Legislation would help prevent seniors from ‘losing their life’s savings, property and dignity’

Source: Norwalk Reflector Author: Michael D. Pitman A bill aimed at protecting the elderly from abuse, neglect and financial exploitation is now in the hands of the Ohio Senate after unanimously passing in the House on Tuesday. House Bill 24, otherwise known as the Ohio Elder Justice Act, is being pushed by State Rep. Wes Retherford, […]

Representatives Dovilla And Retherford Announce House Passage Of Ohio Elder Justice Act

COLUMBUS – State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 24, the Ohio Elder Justice Act, legislation which would strengthen the laws protecting elders from abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. “The broad bipartisan support this legislation received highlights the necessity of reforming our Adult […]

Elder abuse definitions updated with House-approved proposal

Source: Columbus Dispatch Author: Jim Siegel A bill aimed at improving responses to elder abuse victims got unanimous support from the Ohio House today. House Bill 24 would update Ohio’s current definitions for elder abuse, which are “ significantly outdated,” said prime sponsor, Rep. Mike Dovilla, R-Berea. Crafted decades ago, they focus on physical abuse, […]

Dovilla named Legislator of the Year

Source: Strongsville Post Author: Terry Brlas The Ohio Association of Election Officials (OAEO) named state Rep. Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) Legislator of the Year at the organization’s annual award ceremony. Dovilla was one of two state legislators honored for exceptional support and commitment to improving Ohio’s election process. “I am honored to accept this award from […]

Rep. Dovilla Announces Passage Of Legislation To Improve State’s Water Quality

COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) announced that House Bill 61, legislation addressing some of the most important issues pertaining to water quality in Ohio, including the recent, harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, has passed the Ohio House of Representatives during yesterday’s session. Among other provisions, Substitute House Bill 61 encourages establishing nutrient management […]

Online database for state government spending sought

Source: The Daily Reporter Author: Tiffany Parks In 2013, Ohio received a D+ rating in terms of state government transparency in spending. “We believe that grade was a little too generous,” said Rep. Jonathan Dever, R-Cincinnati. Dever has partnered with Rep. Mike Dovilla, R-Berea, to sponsor a bill that would require the state treasurer to […]

Student Government Explores Careers at the State Capital

Source: Baldwin Wallace University Shortly after celebrating the Inauguration of the newly-elected Executive Branch, BW Student Government hit the road headed to Columbus for Independent College Day, sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO). The event, held at the Ohio Statehouse featured a panel discussion about government and policy careers, […]

Rep. Dovilla Applauds Ohio House Passage Of Bill Regarding PARCC Testing In Schools

COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) applauded Ohio House passage of House Bill 7, legislation that provides academic protections for students taking new state assessments during the 2014-15 school year. New assessments in mathematics and English language arts are supplied by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). House Bill 7 […]

Rep. Mike Dovilla Announces 5th Annual “Legislator For A Day” Reading Contest

COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced a renewed partnership with the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) and four city school districts for his “Legislator for a Day” reading program.  The contest, which begins on Monday, February 16th, continues Rep. Dovilla’s strong support of public libraries and public education. Children in grades one through […]

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