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COLUMBUS OH — Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) announced today that the Ohio Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation strengthening criminal penalties for individuals who are convicted of promoting prostitution in Ohio. The bill is part of a comprehensive statewide effort to f…

A few weeks ago, the Ohio Senate began the 133rd General Assembly, the two-year legislative cycle that ends December 31, 2020. I was once again selected by my colleagues to serve as Senate President, the leader of the 33-member chamber.

COLUMBUS—The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Ohio added 5,800 new jobs for November 2018, bringing the yearly total to 106,300. Ohio has added 568,400 new jobs since 2011.

COLUMBUS—The Ohio Senate this week passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 20, introduced by Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) and President Pro Tempore Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House). The resolution summons Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill to appear before a joint committe…

As we begin the new year, we have passed the halfway point for the 132nd General Assembly, the two-year cycle for introducing and enacting new legislation. As I look back at the past twelve months, I am proud that my colleagues and I have worked to keep our commitments to the people of our g…

Veterans Day provides a special opportunity for us to recognize the bravery and service of the men and women who protect our freedom. Ohio is home to almost 800,000 veterans, the 6th largest veteran population in America. They come from diverse backgrounds, walks of life and points of view, …

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When you say you are going to do something, you ought to do it. We expect people to keep their promises. That’s especially true of our elected officials. The people of Ohio expect – and deserve – representatives who keep their word.