“There is no one silver bullet that will end Ohio's drug addiction crisis, but a thorough reexamination of the prevention programs offered to our children marks another crucial step in our ongoing efforts to combat and preempt the problem," said Eklund. "Effective prevention programs have the ability to save countless lives by addressing the problem before it even begins at a fraction of the cost that addiction treatment programs demand."
Earlier this year, the Ohio General Assembly approved Senate Bill 264 allowing families to take advantage of tax-free savings when purchasing select items beginning Friday, August 5th and running through Sunday, August 7th.
Just as important, we also remember what our history teaches us. As a nation we face seemingly insurmountable challenges. Independence Day reminds us that we’ve faced them before and overcome. Whether we’re up against complex social problems or government overreach, we never stop believing that tomorrow can be brighter than today.
While fatherhood is a vocation as old as time, the institution of Father’s Day is relatively recent. The nation’s first statewide Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington State on June 19, 1910 and slowly the holiday gained traction.
"This legislation continues Ohio's commitment to combat drug addictions that devastate far too many Ohio families," said Senator Eklund, the bill's primary sponsor. "By plugging the leaks in the system, we can significantly reduce the illicit supply of opiates."
"The state's Capital Budget invests in critical local priorities, with a strong emphasis on investing in services and facilities for Ohio's most vulnerable," said Eklund. "We continue to build on our commitment to support critical improvements in our communities Our ability to do so is attributed to Ohio's strong and growing fiscal condition."
"Mentor being recommended to lead this effort only reaffirms what we already know to be true—that our local schools are trendsetters in the ways they are preparing students for careers in the 21st century workplace," said Eklund.