COLUMBUS—Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) last Tuesday commemorated the work of Ohio's county boards of developmental disabilities. Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the legislation that established them, and constituents and representatives from Holmes, Ashland and Richland county boards attended a special celebration at the Statehouse.

"I'm proud of the work done by our county boards," said Obhof. "They play an important role in helping disabled Ohioans achieve their full potential and live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives."

In other recent news, the Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 127 to keep Ohio roadways and public workers safe by requiring drivers to take precautions when approaching a parked waste collection vehicle, similar to those taken when passing emergency vehicles. This bill now moves to the House for consideration.

The Senate also concurred on House changes to Senate Bill 3, co-sponsored by Obhof, which will establish "Ohio In-Demand Jobs Week" in collaboration with the Office of Workforce Transformation and other entities to help raise awareness for careers and pathways to obtain the skills necessary for employment. This bill now heads to the governor for signature.