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Dovilla Announces “Legislator for a Day” Reading Program Winners

COLUMBUS—State Representative Dovilla (R-Berea) has announced the winners of his 4th annual “Legislator for a Day” reading program. Children in grades one through six participated in the program by receiving a bookmark from their school librarian or visiting the Berea, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls or Strongsville branches of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.  After recording […]

Dovilla and Pelanda Announce Legislation Supporting Ohio’s Beekeepers

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Dorthy Pelanda (R-Marysville) today announced the introduction of House Bill 474, legislation designed to support Ohio’s beekeepers through the creation of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association license plate fund. “Agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry, and few people recognize the importance of our state’s beekeepers and the vital role […]

Ohio bill targets theft crimes against military

Source: Fox 19 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s attorney general and two state lawmakers are pushing for harsher penalties against scammers who commit identity fraud and other theft crimes against active-duty service members and their spouses. The bill from Republican state Reps. Mike Dovilla and Terry Blair amends the current identity fraud and theft laws […]

Legislators push for harsher penalties for identity thieves who target active-duty military families

Source: Richland Source (COLUMBUS, OH) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Terry Blair (R-Washington Township) today pushed for harsher penalties against scammers who commit identity fraud and other theft crimes against active-duty service members and their spouses. House Bill 471 amends the current identity fraud, theft, and securing […]

Dovilla Applauds Passage of Community Foundation Legislation

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced House passage of House Bill 408 which creates the Endow Ohio tax credit for community foundation permanent endowments. “Almost 100 years ago, the first community foundation in the nation began in Cleveland,” said Rep. Dovilla.  “Encouraging more individuals to donate to foundations like the Cleveland Foundation will enable […]

Dovilla and Blair Announce Legislation Protecting the Identity of Ohio’s Active Duty Service Members

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Terry Blair (R-Washington Township) today announced the introduction of House Bill 471, legislation designed to protect active-duty military members and their spouses from identity theft. “As a Naval intelligence officer and Iraq war veteran, I know from firsthand experience the challenges a deployment can present to service members and […]

State Representative Mike Dovilla Announces Statehouse Fellowship

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) has announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program.  The commission will hire approximately 20 fellows to work with members and staff at the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate during 2015. “As a former Presidential Management Fellow at […]

Dovilla Announces Job Gains, Lower Unemployment Rate in Ohio

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced that Ohio’s unemployment rate has fallen to 6.9 percent, according to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. Additionally, revised numbers from the US Department of Labor show that Ohio has created more than 238,000 private-sector jobs in the last three years, 67,700 more jobs than the […]

7th District December eNewsletter – March 2014

Prosecutor: Bill will help prevent elder abuse

Source: Journal-News Author: Michael Pitman The elder abuse bill recently passed by the Ohio House will help protect seniors “from fraud and abuse in today’s society,” said Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser. House Bill 49 — which is referred to as the Ohio Elder Justice Act and is jointly sponsored by Reps. Mike Dovilla, R-Berea, […]

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