COLUMBUS—State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) is inviting area residents to attend his district office hours on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Clinton, Highland, Ross and Pickaway counties.
The brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces are always deserving of thanks. We owe them gratitude every day, every month, and every year. This Veterans Day, I want to take this opportunity to pay special tribute to veterans in Ohio and across the country.
In January of this year, I stood with my fellow Senators as we announced our legislative priorities for this two-year cycle. As we unveiled our priority legislation, the first ten bills introduced in the Senate, we made a commitment to you to make our State a better place.
"Our goal is to help prevent drug-related deaths and overdose recurrence, making long-term recovery possible for those struggling with addiction," said Senator Peterson. "Support for these programs helps law enforcement connect addicted individuals with recovery services, which is key in saving lives and helping affected families begin to heal."
"Community learning centers are valuable resources for our local communities," said Peterson. "These programs offer additional support to ensure students have the best opportunity for success in the classroom and in meeting state academic standards."
"District office hours are an opportunity for residents to share their concerns and suggestions on how state government can better serve our families and our community," said Peterson. "I look forward to working with my colleagues at the Ohio Statehouse in addressing issues that affect families living in southeast Ohio."
“Bike safety is an important way we can protect children in our community and provide more of them an opportunity to ride safely,” said Peterson. “By distributing bike helmets and safety information in our community, we can teach our kids how important it is to wear a helmet when riding a bike and help them learn how to stay safe when they're enjoying our neighborhoods.”
Two years ago we enacted Ohio’s first Sales Tax Holiday – a pilot project to see how Ohio would respond to the tax-free weekend. That was a success, as Ohioans saved millions of dollars and retailers saw a significant boost in sales. We renewed that program in 2016 and Ohio families were once again able to save money while buying necessities.
"It is an honor to recognize Ohio's Dairy Producers for their contributions to the food agricultural industry in this state," said Peterson. "Ice cream is one of the best parts of summer. For this delicious treat, we owe our gratitude to the hard working men and women who rise before daybreak every day to tend to their cows in the milking parlors. Ohio's dairy farmers love the work that they do, and we love that they do it."
"Dr. Santin is an invaluable resource for information on health care policy and someone who lawmakers from both political parties can look to for straightforward counsel on ways we, as a state, can improve health outcomes for Ohioans," said Peterson. "We are especially proud that he has chosen to practice medicine at our very own Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington."