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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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COLUMBUS—State Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) today announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications through April 1, 2018 for the 2019 Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to serve in the Ohio General Assembly for the 2019 calendar year.


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Manning Works To Increase Penalties For Promoting Prostitution, Stop Human Trafficking


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PHOTO: Manning Recognized As "Legislator Of The Year" By Ohio Alliance Of Recovery Providers


"I am honored and humbled to receive this award today, and am grateful for the hard work of many coalitions and stakeholders who I have collaborated with on these issues," said Senator Manning. "It takes more than just one person to tackle the challenges Ohio faces, and I am fortunate to work alongside people in our community who are full of passion and caring."