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Bill Johnson, and Executive Director of the Dennison Depot Railroad Museum Wendy Zucal on September 19. Johnson announced that a 3-year agreement had been signed to allow the popular Polar Express to continue from the Depot.

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Chesapeake Middle School 5th graders write letters to local veterans
September 22, 2016
Huntington-Herald Dispatch By David Malloy Published on September 22, 2016 Some 115 Chesapeake Middle School students had a letter-writing campaign last week to let several dozen local veterans know their efforts to serve were appreciated. "We thought it would be a cool thing to do," said Ty Johnson, Chesapeake Middle School principal. Their teachers talked to the students about veterans before U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson stopped by the school for a visit. "We wanted them to focus on giving back to t... More
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Speakers Share Reasons for Answering Call of Duty with Union Local Students
September 11, 2016
Wheeling Intelligencer By Alec Berry Published on September 11, 2016 A Patriot Day ceremony at Union Local Schools campus on Saturday asked a crowd to consider why anyone would ever run toward a burning building, gun fire or war. The event was held to honor service men and women, from first responders to dispatch operators, ahead of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. A Vietnam veteran, James Gibson, led a series of guest speakers, sharing his exper... More
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Drug Prices Spur Action
September 5, 2016
Wheeling Intelligencer By Joselyn King Published on September 19, 2016 Elected leaders representing local communities in Washington believe Congress needs to take action to prevent escalating medical costs across the nation. Discussion about high prices for life-saving drugs and medical treatment increased last month after Mylan raised the price of the EpiPen to $600, more than doubling the item’s cost over the past three years. Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., is among lawmakers who say medical pr... More
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Area lawmakers discuss opioid addiction epidemic, trade and Polar Express
August 30, 2016
New Philadelphia Times Reporter By Jon Baker Published on August 30, 2016 The nation's growing opioid addiction problem was a major topic of discussion Tuesday when U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson and state Rep. Al Landis provided a legislative update for area business and political leaders. "Opioids, opioid addiction and opioid overdoses have surpassed automobile accidents as the leading cause of death," Johnson said. "We're seeing young people die every single day, multiples per day, as a result of the... More
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Rep. Bill Johnson works "undercover" at Gateway Market
August 29, 2016
Steubenville Herald-Star By Dave Gossett Published August 29, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — Customers at the Farmers’ Gateway Market were too busy searching for the perfect pepper or the best tomato to pay attention to the man in the red-checked shirt Wednesday afternoon. But when that man handed the customers their purchase and announced, “Hi, I’m Congressman Bill Johnson,” he quickly got a second look. Johnson, a Republican from Marietta, spent approximately an hour at the market helping Josh Fluharty s... More
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