COLUMBUS—State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today released the following statement regarding the decision from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to raise water levels at Buckeye Lake:
 
“On a rainy day, it is fitting that we are closing the spill gaps at Buckeye Lake and taking steps to restore normalcy back to the Buckeye Lake community. ODNR's decision means local businesses will again see large summer crowds coming to enjoy the renovated state park. For the residents and others who love Buckeye Lake, it means they will be back on the water sooner than originally expected.”

 
 
 
  
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Hottinger Announces Passage Of Legislation Honoring Fallen Kirkersville Police Chief

 

“The tragic deaths of Chief DiSario, Marlina Medrano and Cindy Krantz are still felt in Kirkersville and throughout Licking County," said Senator Hottinger. "I am thankful that today the Ohio Senate took a giant step towards permanently memorializing the sacrifice of Chief DiSario.”



 
 

Ohio Lawmakers Reach Consensus On Bill To Keep Newark Digital Academy Open

 

“The work of the Conference Committee on this bill, proves that the Ohio Senate and House are committed to finding a solution that keeps Newark Digital Academy open," said Hottinger.



 
 

Hottinger Honored For Support Of Ohio Children Services Agencies

 

COLUMBUS—State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) was named Legislator of the Year today in recognition of his continued support for the children served by Ohio's children services agencies during a special presentation at the Public Children Services Association of Ohio's annual conference. 



 
 

Hottinger Announces Funds For Local Law Enforcement, Connecting Overdose Survivors With Recovery Services

 

"Addiction destroys lives and wrecks families, which is why this investment to tackle the problem here in Tuscarawas County is so vitally important," said Hottinger. "For some, intervention by law enforcement and drug treatment professionals will mean the difference between death and recovery."