Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Appreciation Day Advances in House

COLUMBUS, Oct. 30 — The Ohio House Transportation Committee today heard sponsor testimony recommending the passage of Ohio House Concurrent Resolution 14, establishing September 7 as Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Appreciation Day.

Brown Bill To Reduce Sudden Infant Death Rates Passes Senate Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 31 – Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) bipartisan legislation to tackle sudden and unexpected deaths that occur during infancy, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Brown Secures Key Wins To Increase Public Safety In Senate Appropriations Package Passed Today

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 31 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that he helped secure important victories for Ohio to increase public safety and better protect Ohio law enforcement in a Senate appropriations package that passed today. The House and Senate versions of these appropriations packages will need to be reconciled before a final spending bill goes to the President for his signature.

Prevention Action Alliance Honored

COLUMBUS, Oct. 31 — Prevention Action Alliance won a national award for leading prevention advocacy in Ohio and developing prevention networks across the state.
Thirty years ago, with the crack cocaine epidemic worsening, a group of parents came together to raise awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol misuse. Leading the charge was Hope Taft.

Traffic Safety Grants Awarded to Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

LONDON, Oct. 31 — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) has received two grants totaling $280,000 to provide training for law enforcement officers on topics including identifying impaired drivers and investigating traffic collisions.