State Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) discusses Senate Bill 38 which establishes the first week of October as Non-Violence Awareness Week.  The goal of the week is to promote violence prevention and awareness across Ohio.  The idea of Non-Violence Week was developed by the Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past, a student organization that advocates for peace, tolerance and understanding in the community.

Senator Schiavoni will participate in the Third Annual Nonviolence Parade and Rally on Sunday, October 6, 2013 in Youngstown.  The parade will start on West Wood and Hazel Streets in front of the new Youngstown State University business school and proceed downtown.

The parade and rally are sponsored by Sojourn to the Past, The City of Youngstown, Youngstown City Schools, MLK Planning Committee, Youngstown State University Department of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. 

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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 Schiavoni Comments On Governor's Decision To Strip Worker's Collective Bargaining Rights


Columbus—Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) released the following statement after Governor Kasich rescinded an executive order that granted collective bargaining rights to home healthcare and childcare providers: 


Leader Schiavoni Honors Local Heroes With Memorial Highway


Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) has worked over the last few months to pass legislation that would dedicate a portion of I-80 in Austintown in honor of two local Vietnam Veterans as the "Marine Sergeant James Prommersberger and Army Second Lieutenant Charles W. Brown Memorial Highway". This summer, these efforts will become a reality. 


Senate And House Democrats Call On Governor To Halt Closure Of State Developmental Centers


Columbus –State Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman), Senator Capri S. Cafaro (D-Hubbard), State Representative Ron Gerberry (D-Austintown) and State Representative Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) sent a letter to Governor Kasich this week urging him to postpone the transfer of residents from the Youngstown and Montgomery Development Centers.  The four Mahoning Valley legislators have sponsored legislation to establish a State Facilities Closure Review Commission to determine if the facilities should remain open.