Columbus –Today, the Ohio Statehouse passed Senate Bill 134, which names numerous roads and bridges across the state after great Ohioans. This legislation includes three bills offered by Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) earlier this year. Senator Schiavoni’s portions of SB 134 will name two highways and a bridge in the Mahoning Valley.

“It is a privilege to be able to honor those who sacrificed their lives to protect our citizens,” said Senator Schiavoni.

The bill honors two fallen Poland Township police officers. The first, a portion of State Route 170 in Mahoning County, will be designated as the “Poland Township Police Officer Richard E. Becker Memorial Highway.” This commemorates Richard Becker, an officer who was killed in the line of duty. Another highway, a portion of U.S. Route 224 in Mahoning County, will be named the “Poland Township Police Officer Charles K. Yates Memorial Highway.” Patrolman Yates served with the department for six years before his death.

SB 134 also renames the bridge on Mahoning Avenue that spans State Route 11 in Austintown Township. The bridge will now be called the “Women Veterans Bridge,” to honor women veterans across the state.

“Veterans have sacrificed so much for all Ohioans. As we continue to fight for policy changes that assist our men and women in uniform, it’s important that we also acknowledge that women represent one in five of those currently serving. I’m pleased that we finally gave women veterans credit for their achievements,” said Schiavoni.

The bill passed with bipartisan support in both chambers. 

 
 
 
  
Featured Posts

Senator Yuko Introduces Legislation To Prohibit Child Marriages Under The Age Of 16

 

Columbus – Today, Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) introduced legislation to update Ohio’s antiquated child marriage law. 



 
 

Senate Democrats Lauch Statewide Tour Of Ohio Schools

 

COLUMBUS - Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and members of the Senate Democratic Caucus have launched a series of trips around the state to gather opinions from parents and educators on ways to improve education in Ohio.



 
 

Senator Tavares To Introduce Eyewitness Protection Act

 

Columbus—Next week, Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) will introduce legislation aimed at protecting citizens who record law enforcement and civilian involved incidents. The Eyewitness Protection Act will give a person the right to lawfully record any incident involving law enforcement or the public and to maintain custody and control of that recording and the device used to record the incident. 



 
 

Senator Thomas Testifies To Reinstate Pete Rose To Major League Baseball

 

Columbus—Today, State Senator Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati) testified before members of the State and Local Government Committee on Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 to urge Commissioner Robert Manfred to reinstate Pete Rose to Major League Baseball. The resolution also encourages the Baseball Writers' Association to consider Pete Rose for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.