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Bill Johnson got a firsthand look at an award-winning school safety invention created by a class at the Valley Stem and Me2 Academy on May 23.

Opinion Pieces
Americans in 2019 must still strive to earn D-Day troops’ sacrifice
June 22, 2019
On June 6, along with much of the free world, Americans observed the 75th anniversary of D-Day – the day American and Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to begin the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control. I was privileged to join a few dozen of my colleagues, both Republicans and Democrats, in Normandy to commemorate the day and pay tribute to some of the men who returned 75 years later. These are the Americans who ran up the bluffs of Normandy’s beaches through a wall of Naz... More
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Bill Johnson Statement on Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
June 19, 2019
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after speaking during the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) press conference, where the agency released their final Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, which replaces the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP): The current leadership at the EPA understands we can have smart environmental regulations AND protect coal jobs and our economy at the same time. This new rule announced today will help protect the good-payi... More
Articles
Boxers Bed and Biscuits receives SBA Spark Award
June 18, 2019
Parkersburg News and Sentinel By Chad Adkins Published on June 18, 2019 Since its inception in 2011, Boxers Bed and Biscuits has provided dog and cat boarding, day care, grooming and love to pets and their owners. On Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District recognized Angela Beck, owner of Boxers, for her efforts to invigorate her bottom line and her community’s economic future. The SBA’s Spark Award spotlights successful business that provide growth in the community as w... More
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Youngstown camp teaches those with disabilities to ride bicycles
June 14, 2019
WKBN Video clip: https://youtu.be/DfBCzjg2nX4 Published on June 14, 2019 A special week-long camp wrapped up Friday at Glenwood Middle School in Youngstown. It's called "I Can Bike Camp." Young campers living with disabilities learn to ride bikes. They spend five days in small groups picking up skills. Kids start out with modified bikes and then work their way up to traditional two-wheeled versions. Organizers say the benefits add up. "We provide the ability for individuals of all disabilities -... More
Articles
Internet gap must be ended
June 13, 2019
Ironton Tribune Published on June 13, 2019 A recent Associated Press study found that about 17 percent of American students are currently lacking access to computers at home, while 18 percent are not equipped with broadband Internet service in the home. This is a problem that hits areas like Lawrence County more severely. According to a 2018 report from the Federal Communications Commission report, in urban areas in Ohio, 99 percent of the population has access to fast broadband, while, in rural... More
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