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.
"I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the amazing children and staff at Dahlberg-Gibson this morning," said Eklund. "The support and services provided to students and families here is invaluable during these early stages of personal development and I was overwhelmed by the nurturing environment this center strives to ensure."
"I am proud that we have come together to ensure that the loved ones of these brave men and women receive the assistance they deserve," said Eklund. "Providing this compensation for families of our fallen law enforcement officers is the least we can do to honor such heroic public servants," said Eklund.