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Impact Ohio Announces Treasurer Sprague’s Participation at Youngstown/Warren Regional

July 17, 2019 | 0

Impact Ohio is excited to announce that Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State, Robert Sprague, will be in attendance and speaking at the 2019 Youngstown/Warren Regional Conference on Thursday, September 12 at 2 p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Robert Sprague currently serves as Ohio’s  Treasurer of State where he oversees the state’s investment and debt…

Impact Ohio Announces 2019 Youngstown/Warren Regional Conference

July 15, 2019 | 0

Impact Ohio will hold a Youngstown/Warren Regional Conference on Thursday, September 12 at Stambaugh Auditorium from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference is a partnership effort with The Success Group and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. The Impact Ohio Youngstown/Warren Regional Conference, cosponsored by the Ohio Democratic and Republican parties, will offer a special, bipartisan…

Miami Valley Area Continues Tornado Recovery Efforts

July 10, 2019 | 0

On Memorial Day, a wave of tornadoes tore through Ohio, leaving a trail or destruction in their wake. The tornadoes took one life, injured 130, and damaged several thousand buildings across 10 counties in the Miami Valley area. The DeWine administration was quick to submit a 30-page letter requesting aid assessment to the Federal Emergency…

The Future of 3D Printing and Prosthetics in Ohio

July 1, 2019 | 0

Lt. Governor Jon Husted is working to change a state law from 2001 that regulates prosthetic manufacturing in Ohio. Under the current law, prosthetics manufacturers are required to obtain a state prosthetics manufacturing license, a process that can take applicants up to six years to complete. Husted is dedicated to increasing government efficiency through Innovate…

Ohio Overhauls County Jail Inspection System Following the Crisis in Cuyahoga County Corrections Center

June 20, 2019 | 0

Inmates at the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center are dying before they ever receive their day in court. A 2018 inspection by the U.S. Marshal Service revealed inhuman conditions and civil rights violations in the downtown Cleveland jail, where nine inmates have died since 2017. The Marshal’s report found the jail in violation of 84 state…

Foster Care, Kinship Care, & the Opioid Epidemic in Ohio

June 12, 2019 | 0

In 2017, Ohio ranked second in the country for opioid-involved overdose deaths at 39.2 deaths/100,000 persons—only falling behind West Virginia at 49.6 deaths/100,000 persons. The state’s overdose rate is more than double the national average of 14.6 deaths/ 100,000 persons. Heroin-related deaths peaked across the state in 2016 at 1,478, falling to 1,000 the following…

Distracted Driving Becomes Priority Issue for Governor DeWine

June 5, 2019 | 0

Under Governor DeWine, the conversation around distracted driving has grown both in and around the Statehouse. Legislators, policymakers, and community members are voicing concern over the devastating impact of distracted driving on the safety of all Ohioans. However, the dangers of distracted driving are nothing new. In 2017, the Dayton Daily News published an article…

Regional Policy Conferences Planned for Fall 2019

June 1, 2019 | 0

In the coming months, Impact Ohio plans to hold four regional conferences where key government officials, business leaders, and community members will discuss issues important to different regions of the state. After successful regional conferences in Akron and Toledo, where attendees heard first-hand from government leaders, political analysts, and policy experts, our focus now turns…

Ohio House Unveils Priority Bipartisan Legislation

May 20, 2019 | 0

Impact Ohio is known for bringing together Republicans and Democrats to discuss paths forward on issues facing all Ohioans. Each conference is co-sponsored with the Ohio Democratic and Republican Parties, allowing for a bipartisan look into the future of policy making. Recently, the Republican and Democratic members of the Ohio House of Representatives united on several…