Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Friday, Mar. 24.

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Friday, Mar. 24 8:30 AM Constituents hold rally outside of Republican Rep. Steve Stivers’ Hilliard office after the ACA repeal vote

Location: Outside 3790 Municipal Road, Hilliard, OH

Contacts: Jean Wentzel District 15 Constituents 1 614 725 1436 Wanda Carter District 15 Constituents 1 614 937 2970


Friday, Mar. 24 9:00 AM East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference, hosted by Ohio State University Extension

Location: R.G. Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive Southwest, Massillon, OH Massillon www.osu.edu https://twitter.com/ohiostate

Contacts: Heather Neikirk OSU neikirk.2@osu.edu 1 330 832 9856 x3476


Friday, Mar. 24 9:30 AM Dem Rep. Tim Ryan discusses impact of Medicaid on the opioid crisis – Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan discusses the impact of Medicaid on the opioid crisis via press conference call with participants including Franklin County, OH, Commissioner John O’Grady, Chillicothe, OH, Mayor Luke Feeney, and public health advocate Dr Matthew Noordsi-Jones

Location: TBD http://timryan.house.gov/ https://twitter.com/RepTimRyan

Contacts: Michael Zetts Office of Rep. Tim Ryan Michael.Zetts@mail.house.gov 1 202 225 5261

Call in: (877) 229-8493, PIN: 115383


Friday, Mar. 24 10:30 AM Akron Mayor Horrigan announces new partnership with The First Tree of Akron – Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan and The First Tree of Akron announce a new partnership for the management of the Mud Run Golf Course, designed to ‘increase operational efficiency and enhance programming, while supporting the needs of the community’

Location: Mud Run Golf Course, 2000 South Hawkins Avenue, Akron, OH Akron www.akronohio.gov

Contacts: Ellen Lander Nischt City of Akron ELander@akronohio.gov 1 330 375 2325


Friday, Mar. 24 1:45 PM Bipartisan senators tour Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio – Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown, John Boozman, and Mazie Hirono and Republican Sens. Rob Portman and John Boozman tour Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio to highlight ‘the critical research and development work done at the base in support of the U.S. Air Force and national security’ * Sens. Brown and Portman and Rep. Turner hold press availability * Republican Rep. Mike Turner was scheduled to attend but is no longer able to due to votes in Washington, DC

Location: Wright Patterson AFB, OH brown.senate.gov https://twitter.com/SenSherrodBrown

Contacts: Jennifer Donohue Office of Sen. Sherrod Brown jennifer_donohue@brown.senate.gov 1 202 224 3978 Rachel Petri Office of Sen. Sherrod Brown Rachel_Petri@brown.senate.gov

Please RSVP to Matthew_Keyes@Brown.Senate.gov ** Note: Due to base security, members of the media hoping to cover the availability should plan to arrive by 1 PM


Friday, Mar. 24 3:00 PM Dayton VAMC host public hearing on senior housing expansion proposal – Dayton VA Medical Center hosts public hearing for Saint Mary Development Corporation to present their proposal on expanding Lyons Place II, and offer an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on this proposal

Location: Historic Protestant Chapel, Dayton VA Campus, Dayton, OH Dayton http://www.va.gov/ https://twitter.com/DeptVetAffairs

Contacts: Ted Froats VA ted.froats@va.gov 1 937 268 6511 x3919


Friday, Mar. 24 3:00 PM Dayton City Manager Dickstein leads tour of Dayton Arcade – Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein leads tour of Dayton Arcade for members of the Ohio legislature, including state Sen. Bill Beagle, and Reps. Fred Strahorn and Jeffery Rezabek

Location: Ludlow Street, Dayton, OH Dayton www.cityofdayton.org https://twitter.com/cityofdayton

Contacts: Monica Jones Office of the City Manager 1 937 333 3663


Friday, Mar. 24 4:00 PM Farmworkers and consumer allies hold vigil to kick off a weekend of mobilization intensifying the national boycott of Wendy’s

Location: Corner of W Dublin Granville Rd. and Dale Dr., Dublin, OH Dublin http://www.allianceforfairfood.org/ https://twitter.com/alliance4ff

Contacts: Patricia Cipollitti Alliance for Fair Food patricia@allianceforfairfood.org


Friday, Mar. 24 4:15 PM GOP Sen. Rob Portman holds discussion to address the fentanyl crisis in Ohio – Republican Sen. Rob Portman hosts strategic discussion in Ohio with Franklin County Coroner Dr Anahi Ortiz, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Customs and Border Protection, and other law enforcement and community leaders to address the fentanyl crisis in the state. He discusses his bipartisan ‘Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act’, designed to help stop dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil from being shipped through U.S. borders to drug traffickers

Location: UPS Columbus Hub, 5101 Trabue Rd, Columbus, OH Columbus www.portman.senate.gov https://twitter.com/robportman

Contacts: Kevin Smith Sen. Rob Portman 1 202 224 5190

3:50 PM – 4:00 PM: Media Avail, 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Tour (Closed Press)


Friday, Mar. 24 – Sunday, Mar. 26 The Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo

Location: FirstMerit Convention Center of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH Cleveland http://www.homeandremodelingexpo.com/BHRE/EventsHome.aspx https://twitter.com/GreatBigShow

Contacts: Danielle Borowicz Marketplace Events DanielleB@mpeshows.com 1 440 248 5729 x118


Friday, Mar. 24 – Sunday, Mar. 26 University of Toledo hosts Toledo Hackathon – University of Toledo hosts Toledo Hackathon, the Eric Hack competition challenges participants to think of creative solutions to some of Lake Erie’s biggest issues

Location: 1510 N. Westwood Ave., Toledo, OH Toledo http://www.utoledo.edu/ https://twitter.com/utoledo

Contacts: Christine Billau University of Toledo 1 419 530 2077


Saturday, Mar. 25 10:00 AM GOP Rep. Jim Renacci’s office hosts Military Academy Day – Republican Rep. Jim Renacci’s office hosts Military Academy Day for those interested in attending the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and/or the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Location: Akron General Health & Wellness Center, 1940 Town Park Blvd, Uniontown, OH renacci.house.gov https://twitter.com/repjimrenacci

Contacts: Shane Hand Office of Rep. Jim Renacci 1 202 225 3876


Saturday, Mar. 25 2:00 PM Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan hosts Town Hall meeting for constituents of Ohio’s 13th Congressional District

Location: University of Akron Student Union Theatre, 303 Carroll St, Akron, OH Akron http://timryan.house.gov/ https://twitter.com/RepTimRyan

Contacts: Michael Zetts Office of Rep. Tim Ryan Michael.Zetts@mail.house.gov 1 202 225 5261

Press must RSVP to Michael.Zetts@mail.house.gov


Saturday, Mar. 25 7:00 PM Ohio AG DeWine keynotes Cedarville Historical Society Community meeting – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine keynotes Cedarville Historical Society Community meeting, discussing the opioid epidemic, the work underway to combat addiction across the state, and how communities can take part in addressing the issue on a grassroots level

Location: Cedarville Opera House, 70 North Main Street, Cedarville, OH http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Home https://twitter.com/OhioAG

Contacts: Dan Tierney Ohio Attorney General Spokesperson Dan.Tierney@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov 1 614 466 3840 Jill Del Greco Ohio Attorney General Public Information Officer Jill.DelGreco@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov 1 614 466 3840


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