Patterson’s bipartisan school safety bill passes Ohio House

COLUMBUS—State Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 318, their bipartisan legislation to outline the duties of school resource officers (SRO) and provide funding to train officers, purchase school safety equipment and provide educational and mental health resources to Ohio schools.

Commissioner column: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Wow - it is already April! March is over, but I must note that it was Social Worker Appreciation Month. So, I will begin by thanking all of the Social Workers who work tirelessly for the children and families in our community. Their job is not an easy one and as the drug epidemic continues, their job gets harder. Thank you for what you do and for the sacrifices you make to protect our children.