Milestone Reached To Bring Grocery Store To Vinton County

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Columbus – State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that preliminary terms between the Finance Fund and Campbell’s Market have been agreed upon to bring a grocery store to Vinton County.   The terms regard incentives from the Finance Fund and their Healthy Food Finance Initiative. The Healthy Food Finance Initiative, which was created in House Bill 64, the state … Read More

Improving Ohio’s Business Climate

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The American people are the proud owners of the largest and most advanced economy in the world, but this did not occur by chance. Americans have driven the success that we see today through hard work, innovation and resourcefulness. Undertakings like the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad or the ingenuity needed to invent the modern computer operating system triggered tremendous … Read More

Sales Tax Holiday Set For First Weekend Of August

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State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) today announced that a sales tax holiday, created through the passage of Senate Bill 264, is set to be held the first weekend of August. The intent of the sales tax holiday is to provide parents with some tax relief during back-to-school shopping in preparation for the new school year and to stimulate economic activity … Read More

Ohio House Approves Bill Paying Off Unemployment Compensation Debt

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The Ohio House of Representatives today approved legislation aimed at encouraging a better business environment and nurturing economic growth in the state of Ohio. The bill consists of various budgetary items including a loan and repayment mechanism to pay off the outstanding unemployment compensation debt that Ohio businesses owe to the federal government. The current unemployment debt has been significantly … Read More

Rep. Smith Honors The Ohio Valley Christian School Boys Basketball Team

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Today, State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) honored the Ohio Valley Christian School boys basketball team on winning the 2016 OCSAA State Championship at Ohio House session. “The Ohio Valley Christian boys basketball team’s championship season was a tremendous achievement worthy of recognition,” said Smith. “I was pleased to have them up at the Statehouse to present them with a resolution.” … Read More

Legislation Funding Community Improvement Projects Headed To Governor

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The Ohio House of Representatives today approved Senate Bill 310, legislation that helps fund various community improvement projects around the state. Having cleared both legislative chambers, the bill now awaits final consideration by Governor John Kasich. Senate Bill 310, also known as the capital budget bill, invests a total of nearly $2.6 billion in funding across Ohio for priorities like … Read More

Rep. Smith And Senator Peterson Announce Passage Of Capital Budget Bill

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State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) today applaud the passage of Senate Bill 310—the state’s capital budget bill—which appropriates funding for local projects throughout Ohio and the 93rd House District. Specifically, Senate Bill 310 invests in the following projects that were requested by Rep. Smith and Sen. Peterson on behalf of the residents of the … Read More