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State Senator Gayle Manning (R- North Ridgeville) announced today that the Ohio Senate has approved her legislation that would permit municipally-owned stadiums housing an independent or non-affiliated professional minor league baseball team to receive a property tax exemption similar to the one currently available to major-league affiliated teams. Manning introduced Senate Bill 71 to help ensure that the Lake Erie Crushers, a non-affiliated team in the Frontier League, remain in Avon, which recently completed construction on a stadium for the team. She noted that passage of the bill would help encourage additional development in the area, as the stadium also hosts local high school games, concerts and charitable events. "Senate Bill 71 will not only help the city of Avon retain the Crushers, but it will give cities in other areas hoping to attract an independent or non-affiliated professional baseball team the economic support necessary to do so as well," Manning said. Senate Bill 71 now moves to the Ohio House for further consideration.
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PHOTO: Manning Joins Governor For Signing Of Bill To Strengthen Ohio's Protection Order Laws


"There are loopholes in the current law that this legislation helps to eliminate, in order to protect victims of domestic violence, making it clear, that if a protection order is deliberately violated, the violator could be prosecuted," said Senator Manning, who jointly sponsored Senate Bill 7. 


Bill Improving Mental Health Board Efficiency, Strengthening Response To Local Needs Heads To Governor


"Our mental health professionals need flexibility during crises in order to effectively deliver critical services and carry out their missions," said Senator Manning. 


REMINDER: Manning Welcomes Local Residents To Attend District Office Hours In Amherst


COLUMBUS—State Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) is welcoming area residents to join her during district office hours on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Amherst, Ohio.


A Veterans Day Salute To Our Service Members


The brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces are always deserving of thanks. We owe them gratitude every day, every month, and every year. This Veterans Day, I want to take this opportunity to pay special tribute to veterans in Ohio and across the country.