More vetting needed before Syrian refugees enter U.S.

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer Guest columnist Rep. Mike Dovilla, a Berea Republican, is the majority whip in the Ohio House of Representatives, a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and an adjunct professor of political science at Baldwin Wallace University. The most important responsibility of the federal government is to provide for our nation’s defense. Without a well-trained and …

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Rep. Mike Dovilla Meets With BW Scholars Program Students At Baldwin Wallace University

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R–Berea) met this week with students from the BW Scholars Program, a pre-college access program for young African-American males from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District at Baldwin Wallace University (BW). Rep. Dovilla, a 1997 BW graduate, serves as an adjunct professor of political science at his undergraduate alma mater. The BW Scholars Program focuses on ensuring …

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Mike Dovilla Officially Declares Candidacy for Ohio Senate

CLEVELAND, OHIO—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today officially filed his declaration of candidacy with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to serve as State Senator for the 24th Ohio Senate District. “As a Cuyahoga County native and lifelong Republican, I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve our region in the Legislature,” said Dovilla.  “Our conservative Republican majorities have …

New money, new effort to address elder abuse in Lima area

Source: Lima News Author: Amy Eddings LIMA — Across the region, county agencies in charge of investigating elder abuse are mobilizing to come up with ways to capitalize on new-found generosity from Ohio’s state government. The latest opportunity came Saturday with a deadline for local offices of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to apply for up to …

Safeguard the checkbook

Source: Columbus Dispatch Ohio’s Online Checkbook initiative, launched a year ago by state Treasurer Josh Mandel, has gained national accolades for increasing government transparency. But currently there is no guarantee that OhioCheckbook.com, which puts government spending online where anyone can access it, will be continued when Mandel no longer is the treasurer. This valuable tool deserves to be put into …

Finally, meaningful charter-school reform in Ohio

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer In virtually unanimous and bipartisan Wednesday votes, the Ohio House and state Senate passed a long-awaited bill to tighten what has been Ohio’s woefully weak oversight of charter schools – publicly funded schools that operate independently of local school districts. The compromise bill, Substitute House Bill 2, appears to be at least as strong as it …

Mike Dovilla picks up key endorsement in bid for state Senate

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer Author: Robert Higgs COLUMBUS, Ohio — State Rep. Mike Dovilla picked up a key endorsement Tuesday in what could be a hotly contested Senate race when outgoing Sen. Tom Patton backed his candidacy. Dovilla, a Republican from Berea, is one of three well-known Republicans seeking to replace Patton, a Republican from Strongsville who has held the …

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Senator Tom Patton Endorses Mike Dovilla for Ohio Senate

Senator Tom Patton Endorses Mike Dovilla for Ohio Senate COLUMBUS, OHIO—State Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) today announced his enthusiastic support for State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) to succeed him in 24th State Senate District. “Mike Dovilla is the best person for the job.  He is experienced and battle tested.  He understands the challenges and opportunities Ohio will face over the …

State Rep. Mike Dovilla running for Ohio Senate

Source: Royalton Post Author: Terry Brlas CUYAHOGA COUNTY – State Rep. Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) announced his candidacy to serve as state senator for the 24th Ohio Senate District during the 132nd General Assembly. The seat is the one currently held by Sen. Thomas Patton (R-Strongsville), who will no longer serve in that capacity beyond 2016 due to term limitations. “I’ve …

State Representative Mike Dovilla Announces Candidacy for Ohio Senate

State Representative Mike Dovilla Announces Candidacy for Ohio Senate Cuyahoga County House Leader Seeks to Continue Service to Northeast Ohio COLUMBUS, OHIO—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced his candidacy to serve as state senator for the 24th Ohio Senate District, comprised of 28 suburban communities in Cuyahoga County, during the 132nd General Assembly. “For nearly five years, I have …