The Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus (OTLC) held its first meeting of the 133rd General Assembly today in Columbus. The bipartisan, bicameral group of state legislators is co-chaired by state Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) and advocates for issues involving the development, maintenance and preservation of Ohio's trails.
State Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) announced today that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued a water quality certification to TJX Companies for its TJX HomeGoods distribution center in Lordstown. That means construction on the 1.2 million-square-foot facility may continue, with a groundbreaking expected in early April.
Today, state Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) announced the release of $200,000 for housing assistance programs throughout Trumbull County. The funds were granted to the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and will help low-income homeowners with home repairs and renovations to improve accessibility.
State Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta), a longtime voice in the effort to secure the extradition of Claudia Hoerig from Brazil, praised her conviction today for aggravated murder for the 2007 killing of her husband, Major Karl Hoerig.
Today, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus voted on and announced caucus leadership for the 133rd General Assembly, beginning in January 2019. The Caucus voted to re-elect state Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) as Minority Leader.
Today, state Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) commented on the passage of Senate Bill 201, which he sponsored jointly with state Sen. Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) and which was part of the "Reagan Tokes Act".
Today, state Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) announced that the Ohio Controlling Board has released $4 million for the planning and construction of a Conneaut-based facility aimed at cleaning up Lake Erie.