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Local Wrestler Honored

Source: Strongsville Post Author: Terry Brlas Strongsville City Council honored state wrestling champion Brent Fickel at its regular meeting on April 2. The Strongsville resident and Padua Franciscan High School senior standout won the Division II state title at 132 pounds by virtue of his 7-0 decision over Colin McDermitt of Lima Shawnee. Fickel’s 2011-12 […]

Rep. Dovilla Announces TourismOhio

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) today announced the economic benefits to Northeast Ohio of TourismOhio, a pilot program for job creation in legislation he recently introduced. House Bill 489 creates TourismOhio, a five-year pilot program designed to promote Ohio as a travel destination and to encourage job creation. The pilot program links funding for TourismOhio […]

Expecting to enable JobsOhio group quickly

Source: The Daily Record Author: Marc Kovac COLUMBUS — Lawmakers hope to move quickly on legislation enabling the new JobsOhio group to run the state’s economic development programs. Legislation solidifying the relationship between the new private nonprofit and the Ohio Department of Development has been introduced in the House and Senate, and sponsors told reporters […]

Reps. Dovilla and Hagan Discuss Proposal for Government Reform and Economic Development

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) today announced the introduction of House Bill 489, legislation that will reform the Ohio Department of Development in order to continue revitalizing Ohio’s job creation efforts. When enacted, House Bill 489 will complete the transition from the Ohio Department of Development to the Ohio Development Services […]

Strongsville congratulates resident, Padua student for wrestling accomplishments

Source: Sun Star-Courier Author: Emily Hanford STRONGSVILLE-The city honored Strongsville resident and Padua Franciscan High School student Brent Fickel for being the Ohio High School, Division II State Champion Wrestler for the 2011-2012 season. Mayor Thomas Perciak presented the honor student with a proclamation at the April 2 City Council meeting and declared April 2, […]

State Wrestling Champ Honored with ‘Brent Fickel Day’ in Strongsville

Source: Strongsville Patch Author: Debbie Palmer April 2 was Brent Fickel Day in Strongsville in recognition of the student who won the state Division II wrestling championship for the 2011-2012 season. Fickel, a senior at Padua Franciscan High School, was honored Monday night by Mayor Tom Perciak and State Rep. Mike Dovilla for his achievement. Fickel, who wrestles […]

7 Strongsville Kids will be Legislator for a Day

Source: Strongsville Patch Author: Debbie Palmer Seven Strongsville kids are winners in State Rep. Mike Dovilla’s second “Legislator for a Day” reading program. Winners will get a VIP tour of the Ohio Statehouse on April 10, including participating in a mock legislative hearing and lunch with Dovilla. The Strongsville winners are: Cecelia Ross – Strongsville Branch Library Connor […]

Rep. Dovilla Announces “Legislator for a Day” Reading Program Winners

COLUMBUS—State Representative Dovilla (R-Berea) has announced the winners of his 2nd 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 Seeks to Increase Tourism Here

Source: Strongsville Patch Author: Debbie Palmer State Reps. Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) have introduced legislation that seeks to revitalize Ohio’s job creation efforts and spur tourism. The measure would complete the transition of the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) into the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA). It also creates creates within ODSA the Office of TourismOhio, which would […]

State Rep. Mike Dovilla Announces Passage of SiteOhio

COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) this week voted in support of bipartisan legislation that aims to boost Ohio’s economic development potential and improve the state’s competitiveness through the creation of the SiteOhio certification program. SiteOhio, as outlined in House Bill 436, would certify and market eligible commercial, industrial, and manufacturing sites and facilities. The goal […]

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