Stories tagged with: State Representative Brian Hill

June 2, 2015 - 4:33pm
12 weeks 4 days ago

A local farmer is thrilled with the passage of a bill through the Ohio House of Representatives. 

We could only reach the owner of McDonald's Corn Maze, James McDonald, by phone. However, he said if passed into law, the bill would free up a lot of worries for his family. It passed through the House of Representatives last week but has not been considered by the Senate yet. Representative Brian Hill agreed with McDonald in saying it will benefit the agriculture community. ...

January 20, 2015 - 8:17am
31 weeks 4 days ago

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MLK Prayer Breakfast

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - Community members gathered Monday at the 21st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer breakfast. 27 students received the MLK, Jr. Book scholarship.

Treehouse Coffee Shop

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Treehouse Coffee Shop has now reopened in its new location. The tree house is now located on the corner of Market and 4th in downtown Zanesville...

June 11, 2014 - 10:59am
1 year 11 weeks ago

The State Legislature may be on break for the summer, but work sessions continue to meet to get bills ready for the fall.

One bill peaking the interest of local representatives is the Severance Tax Bill. The bill would place 17.5% of tax revenue from the oil and gas drilling into a legacy fund.

Hill said while the oil and gas industry has been great for the state and they're happy to have them here, it also poses issues that need addressed.

"Roads and bridges...

April 15, 2014 - 4:10pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

In response to concerns that were brought up at Monday night's Zanesville City Council meeting regarding the potential merger of the Zanesville Municipal and Muskingum County court systems, State Representative Brian Hill addressed the issue. Rep. Hill said the "general idea" of merging both court systems has been discussed for years. With Muskingum County being the only county in the area with both a municipal and county court system, Hill said a study approved by...

August 13, 2013 - 3:14pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

State Representative Brian Hill is part of a committee working on State Bill 59 throughout the summer months.

"Some of the key points that I like to talk about is $2.7 billion tax cut, state income tax cut for Ohio businesses and individuals," said Rep.  Hill (R). "It's the largest this state's ever seen. Other things are education enhancement. There were increases in the education budget this year for the first time in about four years. So ya know, those are good...

February 15, 2013 - 7:15pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

The community turned out to get their voices heard during a legislative briefing in Zanesville Friday.

State Senator Troy Balderson and State Representative Brian Hill spoke to a crowd at the John McIntire Library to discuss their concerns for the region and to hear from its residents.

"I'm concerned about the education part of it. I think we have a right and a responsibility to educate our kids but we need to make sure the dollars are spent wisely and that's the process we'...

February 13, 2013 - 11:39am
2 years 28 weeks ago

Two local legislators want to hear from local residents.

A Legislative Briefing with Senator Troy Balderson and Representative Brian Hill will take place at the John McIntire Library on Friday at 11. The pair will make brief remarks and then take questions from the audience.

"I think the library is a great forum for these types of discussions because it's about information. It's a neutral site. Libraries get information on all sides of issues and then people make their own...

October 19, 2011 - 2:33pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

The incident involving the animals has brought to light exactly what is the law in Ohio.

Wildlife expert Jack Hanna said the laws concerning exotic animals in the state are week. He explained the state had a bill from former Gov. Ted Strickland that would toughen the laws and Hanna said it was six weeks from passing.

The new rules would regulate how the law would be enforced, who will inspect places and how to shut down exotic animal auctions. State Representative Brian Hill...

July 29, 2011 - 5:10pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Newly appointed 94th District State Representative Brian Hill made a stop at WHIZ Friday afternoon.

Hill says the past few days have been a roller-coaster of emotions but he's happy to now serve Ohio's 94th District, bringing his past seven years as Muskingum County Commissioner to the State House.

"I have a local government experience there that I can understand what local governments are struggling with. A lot of times, representatives just don't have that same...

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