Governor DeWine signs SB 57, which decriminalizes hemp

COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Tuesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 57, which directs the Ohio Department of Agriculture to draft rules to regulate the licensing and processing of hemp, and which, consistent with the 2018 federal Farm Bill, removes hemp from the controlled substances list.

Commissioner Kathryn Whittington column: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. We ended March with Governor Mike DeWine proposing an unprecedented $74 million increase in the state’s investment in protecting abused and neglected children. Thank you, Governor DeWine, for coming through on your campaign promise that was that Ohio should not be last in the nation when it comes to the state’s responsibility for funding such a critical program.

Green infrastructure being explored in Ashtabula County

JEFFERSON - Commissioner Kathryn Whittington organized an informational meeting on green infrastructure last week, hosting Keland Logan, the director of the Colony Youngstown. 
After meeting through a mutual friend, Whittington and Logan decided to host a meeting about engaging Ashtabula County in green infrastructure.