House Speaker William Batchelder

Politics
6:31 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Lawmaker Agrees To Give Up Powerful Chairmanship After Charges

State Rep. Peter Beck (R-Mason)

The speaker of the Ohio House says a southwest Ohio lawmaker has agreed to give up his powerful committee chairmanship after a new indictment.

Speaker William Batchelder, a Republican from Medina, says Republican Rep. Pete Beck will relinquish chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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Politics
1:57 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Ohio Lawmaker Wants Kasich Speech at Statehouse

A Youngstown-area state lawmaker is protesting Ohio Gov. John Kasich's plans to deliver his State of the State speech outside Columbus again this year.

In a letter sent Tuesday, state Rep. Ronald Gerberry asked House Speaker William Batchelder to reject any request by Kasich to change the speech's venue. Gerberry said moving the address "significantly destroys" the historic tradition of holding the joint session in House chambers.

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