Blog Archive

Posted October 20, 2016
On Saturday, October 8 a group gathered for another in the series of awarness sessions held by SALT -- a Rittman opiate addiction task force. I had the opportunity to engage in one of the best discussions yet on this very serious issue. This article, by The Post - Northwest Wayne, contributed by...
Posted October 20, 2016
This excerpt from The Daily Record documents an increased ability to focus on bringing those from jail or prison into self sustaining work. . . State funding will allow Reentry Coalition to become a services delivery provider By DAN STARCHER Staff Writer Published:  October 20, 2016 4:00 AM WOOSTER...
Posted October 20, 2016
Our Wayne County Career Center is doing critical work to help both young people and older adults move into satisfying and well-paying jobs. Yesterday I was at neighboring Ashland-West Holmes Career Center to see students nearing certification on various construction equipment.  Here pictured with...
Posted October 16, 2016
Wooster is home to RIDGE Project Regional Office By DAN STARCHER Staff Writer Published: October 16, 2016 4:00 AM  The Daily Record WOOSTER -- Strong families produce strong children who will pass that legacy of strength to future generations. That is, in part, the belief of one of Wooster's...
Posted October 10, 2016
J.M. Smucker is into Jelly, Coffee and Pet Food! Our recent visit to the J.M. Smucker company campus in Orrville.
Posted October 08, 2016
It was a big day Friday as hundreds of students received a direct look at 14 local manufacturing companies that contribute as driving forces to our area economy. Students had the opportunity to see manufacturing job opportunities up close — everything from operating sophisticated computer...
Posted September 30, 2016
I've known for eight years that -- given voters' approval to continue serving -- that the final six months brought on by term limits would eventually arrive.  And they have. For this entire year, I've been asked two or three time a day, "So what are you going to do beyond 2016, Ron?"  My answer has...
Posted February 15, 2016
The following description of the panel discussion in Ohio was provided by the Columbus Metropolitan Club, which hosted the panel discussion: How could giving money to a poor family or helping clean-up a neighborhood do more harm than good? The unintended and harmful consequences of charity is the...
Posted June 29, 2015
SPONSOR TESTIMONY - H.J.R. 4 Senate Rules Committee  June 29, 2015 President and Chairman Faber, Vice Chair Widener, Ranking Member Schiavoni and members of the committee, thank you for this opportunity to join Representative Curtin for the purpose of introducing you to Substitute House Joint...
Posted May 13, 2015
Testing hours have more than doubled in recent years.  This bill pulls back by about 50 percent.  In addition, it takes another step to shift away from the PARCC testing that was developed independent of our state legislature and more recently somewhat co-opted by our federal government. The bill...
Posted May 12, 2015
Testimony of State Rep. Ron Amstutz Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Before the Ohio House Community and Family Advancement Committee Chairman Derickson, Ranking Member Howse, and members of the committee, I’m excited about the opportunity to join Representative Derickson to introduce you to HB 196, the...
Posted May 09, 2015
By     ERIC MCFARLAND  April 27, 2015 7:11 p.m. ET     The ghosts of Lenin and Mao might well be smirking. Communist and authoritarian nations are moving to take global leadership in, and profit from, the commercial use of nuclear power, a technology made possible by the market-driven economies of...
Posted May 06, 2015
Today the Ohio House unanimously adopted a resolution urging federal officials to advance development of thorium-based electric generation for the future of our nation. This resolution now goes to the Ohio Senate for concurrence. Review my previous post for more information on this proven...
Posted April 29, 2015
Today an important action relating to Ohio's future electricity supply was recommended for action to the full Ohio House of Representatives. Our House Public Utilities Committee, of which I'm a member, just recommended unanimously HJR 9 that speaks strongly to purusing thorium fuel for our...
Posted April 27, 2015
Case Management to Re-Emerge Soon in House, Amstutz Tells Advisory Council An advisory council to the Healthier Buckeye initiative met for the first time Monday to get a briefing on Kasich administration plans for a comprehensive case management system for human services and workforce programs....
Posted September 07, 2014
The Wayne County Fair is in gear! I hope to see you there under the grandstand. The online survey is now closed. Thanks to all who participated. I'm asking a few questions of citizens. Your thoughts are appreciated. If you have further comments, send me a message: here
Posted July 18, 2014
Wooster OH- On July 15 Rep. Ron Amstutz toured and spoke at the grand opening of the Quasar facility located at the Wooster Waste Water Treatment Plant.                 Quasar is producing electricty from sewage sludge and other biomaterial. This waste to energy project is an innovative approach to...
Posted July 17, 2014
Governor John Kasich visits Fin, Feather and Fur in Ashland and was warmly welcomed by the members of the Sportsmen for Kasich Coalition and Rep. Ron Amstutz.
Posted May 06, 2014
Last Wednesday high school students from Wayne County, and from across Ohio, rallied at our Statehouse for youth-led prevention of unhealthy substance use. It was my honor to make remarks to the students, along with my colleague, State Rep. Ryan Smith of southeastern Ohio.
  State Representatives Dr. Terry Johnson (left) and Ron Amcstutz (center) talk with Ed Hughes (right) CEO of Compass Community Health
Posted February 02, 2014
Their mission: They will improve the health of their community members by providing a medical home offering superb access to quality, coordinated, primary health care. They will build beneficial, healing relationships with patients and their families through compassionate care, education, support...
Posted November 28, 2013
Proclamation of Thanksgiving Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed...
Posted March 23, 2013
You will be able to view and listen to testimony provided by Tracy Morrision, R.N., and her daughter, Jenna, as they advocate from their life experiences and the research expertise developed by nurse and mom Morrision. You can view this segment of the committee's hearing: at this link.
Posted January 26, 2013
Kasich's Previously-Signaled Budget Plans Will Consume Legislators For Months; Tax, Turnpike, Education And Medicaid Overhauls Set Surprises aside, the biennial budget proposals already announced by Gov. John Kasich will be enough to keep lawmakers plenty busy starting early next month, when his...
Posted January 15, 2013
Kasich Set to Unveil School Funding Plan by Month’s End, ‘Empowers Districts’ Gov. John Kasich told reporters after a ceremonial signing of 129-HB555 (Stebelton-Butler) that he’ll be introducing his new school funding plan by the end of the month -- in advance of the unveiling of his FY14-15 budget...
Posted January 12, 2013
Ron Amstutz sworn in as state representative of the First House District State Rep. Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) was recently sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 130th General Assembly. He represents the First Ohio House District, which consists of Wayne County. “I am...