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Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:54 AM

Reineke seeks state senate seat

FOSTORIA — State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, announced his candidacy for the 26th-district seat in the Ohio Senate Monday morning in his hometown of Fostoria.

Friday, September 21, 2018 2:29 PM

Reineke Re-Election Campaign Video

Friday, September 14, 2018 6:12 AM

Guest column: E-school regulations aim to improve education for young Ohioans

Online schools, or e-schools, are a product of modern technology, providing students across the country with access to nontraditional education. These online schools are well suited for students who perhaps encountered difficulties in traditional school environments and have allowed young Ohioans to learn in the safety and familiarity of their own homes. In fact, in 2016, 180,000 students were served by e-schools across the country. Because of e-schools’ prevalence in our education system, it has become important to put in place proper checks and guardrails that ensure Ohio’s students receive the quality education they need and deserve.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:14 PM

Terra State and Vanguard-Sentinel partnership gives students head start

A new partnership between a local career school and community college is expected to save local families a lot of time and money.

Terra State Community College and Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers officially began a partnership to help develop better career pathways for their students on Wednesday.

The goal is to give these students a head start for potential jobs of the future.

"The other side of the issue is you look at our schools with over 30 percent remediation, we need to figure a better way to train our children so that they've got something that they can go forward with school," said Bill Reineke, state representative for Ohio's 88th District.

By Jonathan Monk, Reporter

Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:14 AM

Rep. Reineke Commends Sixth Deposit Into Ohio's Rainy Day Fund Since 2011

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) applauded the announcement that the Ohio Office of Budget and Management will be making a deposit of $657.5 million into Ohio’s Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund.

The deposit will be the sixth made since 2011, when there was just 89 cents in the fund. Since taking back the majority in 2011, House Republicans have helped build this surplus by passing balanced biennial budgets and encouraging fiscally responsible policies.

Friday, June 29, 2018 2:49 PM

Rep. Reineke Announces House Passage Of Legislation Creating Ohio Corps, Preserving Healthy Lake Erie

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced the passage of legislation creating OhioCorps, a bill that includes provisions from legislation he joint sponsored with Rep. Scott Ryan (R-Granville Township) that is aimed at helping Ohio’s students, specifically those who are at-risk.

House Bill 508, which was originally passed by the House in April, was amended into Senate Bill 299 during the legislative process. This bill also makes critical investments to support and preserve the health of Lake Erie and its tributaries.

OhioCorps is a mentoring program that would be initiated at Ohio colleges to help at-risk students, which are primary or secondary school students who are at least 13 years of age and who have an expected family contribution of zero dollars or are impacted by family opioid addiction. An appropriation of $2.5 million was included to fund the program, which will be implemented statewide.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:44 AM

Rep. Reineke Releases Statement Regarding Ohio's Wind Turbine Setbacks

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today released the following statement regarding the debate in Ohio on wind turbine setbacks:

“Over the past several months, I have taken time to conduct due diligence in understanding both sides of the wind setback debate and specifically how the 88th House District feels on the topic. From the beginning, it has been my sincere hope that a fair compromise could be reached between those in support of wind energy development and those with concerns. I have taken the time to listen, engage, and evaluate how my constituents view reducing the wind turbine setback requirements.

Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:04 PM

Reineke bill aims to smooth e-school policies

State Rep. Bill Reineke has teamed with another legislator to introduce a bill this week that would address shortcomings in Ohio’s laws governing e-schools, but he has not agreed to return funding he received from an e-school founder.

According to a release, the legislation would increase transparency and establish consistent regulations for education providers across the state.

In 2016, e-schools served about 180,000 students in the U.S., providing a non-traditional education option for families. The legislation, House Bill 707, would maintain this option, while making sure the schools are regulated properly to provide quality education to students.

Article written by Jimmy Flint, Staff Writer,

Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:45 PM

In-Demand Jobs Week Spurs Workforce Development

One of the top issues our state faces is the disconnect between education and career readiness, demonstrating the importance of workforce development. Currently, there exists a gap between working-age adults and the degrees and skills necessary to be successful in the current and future labor market. My goal in the legislature is to reduce that gap, thereby filling open jobs and helping Ohioans obtain fulfilling careers.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:00 AM

Kasich signs bill to establish drug court

Gov. John Kasich signed a bill into law today that is to pave the way for the first multi-jurisdictional drug court in the state to operate in Seneca County.

According to a release from the office of State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, the PIVOT — Participation in Victory of Transition — drug recovery program is to make Seneca County courts more efficient when addressing low-level drug offenses.

The new law established the court, which consolidates drug court proceedings for Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court and Seneca County Common Pleas Court.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:00 AM

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Multi-Jurisdictional Seneca County Drug Court

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today announced that the governor has signed into law House Bill 354, a bill that Reineke sponsored to enhance efficiency in the way Seneca County courts address low-level drug offenses.

The new law establishes a pilot program that consolidates certain drug court proceedings for the Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court and the Seneca County Court of Common Pleas, both of which are now located in the same building, the new Seneca County Joint Justice Center. Because Seneca County is predominantly rural, both courts see the same defendants and deal with the same issues, regardless of jurisdiction.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Applauds House Passage Of Legislation Expanding High-Speed Internet To Rural, Unserved Areas

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) applauded the passage of legislation today by the Ohio House to help expand high-speed internet access to rural areas across the state.

Sponsored by Reps. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and Jack Cera (D-Bellaire), House Bill 378 creates the Ohio Broadband Development Grant Program. The program would invest $100 million over the next two years through the proceeds of bonds supporting Ohio’s Third Frontier Program.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8:00 AM

Reineke Highlights Needed Reforms To Wind Turbine Setback Regulations

COLUMBUS – State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) was joined by a group of local officials and school representatives in Columbus today to urge support of Senate Bill 238, legislation sponsored by Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls). The bill will reform wind turbine setbacks passed in 2014, which decelerated wind energy production in Ohio. Communities such as Seneca County, which Reineke represents, have been negatively impacted by these setbacks.

A recently released study from A Renewable America shows that Ohio stands to gain over $4 billion in investment from wind farm construction. This can only happen if Ohio first fixes its restrictive wind turbine setback law, which acts as a functional moratorium on new projects.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:10 AM

State Reps. Gavarone And Reineke Applaud House Passage Of Bill Allowing Physical Therapists To Diagnose

COLUMBUS—Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation that makes updates to the practice of physical therapists.

House Bill 131, introduced by Rep. Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) and Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin), specifies that physical therapists can make diagnoses to treat physical impairments, functional limitations, and physical disabilities of patients, as well as provide a prognosis and plan of therapeutic intervention. Under the legislation, physical therapists will continue to be required to refer patients to a healthcare provider should the patient’s condition be outside of their scope of practice. The bill specifies that a physical therapy diagnosis does not include a medical diagnosis.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 11:00 AM

Rep. Reineke And Local Officials To Discuss Legislation Addressing Wind Energy

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) and a host of local officials will hold a press conference Wednesday to discuss legislation revising the existing property setback law for new wind projects to remedy the fact that no new projects have been approved since the setback law was last changed in 2014. The officials will also discuss a recent report that details new data on wind energy projects in northwest Ohio.

Monday, March 19, 2018 8:15 AM

Sandusky County to get about $1.5 million

SANDUSKY — Sandusky County is getting about $1.5 million for projects in the new state capital improvements bill, including money for local universities and for parks development.

The projects were announced by state Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin.

They are part of a $2.62 billion capital improvements measure that would take effect in July when the state’s new fiscal year begins. The bill has passed the House and is moving through the Senate. It’s expected to pass by the end of the month.

Article by Tom Jackson, Staff Reporter, Sandusky Register

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:00 AM

Officials tout successes at all government levels

Federal, state, county and city officials addressed local business leaders on progress made last year and previewed 2018 during a legislative breakfast event at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center Monday morning.

The event, hosted by Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services, offered local leaders updates on the state of the 4th Congressional District, the 88th Ohio House District, Seneca County and the city of Tiffin.

Article by Jimmy Flint, Staff Writer, Advertiser Tribune

Friday, March 2, 2018 12:00 AM

Reineke: Budget includes $350,000 for Seneca projects

Local leaders and government officials learned Thursday morning the state capital budget is likely to bring nearly $2 million for projects in Seneca County, including about $350,000 for a park and museums.

Article by Jimmy Flint, Staff Writer, Advertiser Tribune

Friday, March 2, 2018 12:00 AM

Capital appropriations bill includes nearly $2 million for projects in Sandusky and Seneca counties

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) has announced the introduction of the state's Capital Budget, which invests $2.62 billion statewide, including more than $1.9 million in funding for projects in Sandusky and Seneca counties.

The legislature generally approves a capital budget every two years with the goal of funding needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state, including schools, roads and bridges, waterways and parks. The companion bills introduced in both the Ohio House (HB 529) and Ohio Senate (SB 266) also increase the capital investment in mental health and addiction services facilities.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:46 AM

Ohio would merge its school, university and workforce systems into one under new bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Leaders of the Ohio House hope to combine the state's school, university and workforce development systems into a single new Department of Learning and Achievement in the name of better aligning efforts to prepare students for jobs and college.

A bill to merge the state departments of Education, Higher Education and Workforce Transformation, was announced this morning, though the text has not been released. It is sponsored by Rep. Bill Reineke, a Tiffin Republican, and has the support of House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger.

Several speakers at the announcement said the merger is key to meeting a goal of increasing the number of high school graduates going into two- or four-year colleges, apprenticeships, jobns or the military.

By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:00 AM

Ballot set for May primary

According to information from Seneca County Board of Elections, signatures on petitions were checked and all paperwork was approved. The deadline for petitions was 4 p.m. Feb. 7.

In the race for the 88th Ohio House District, Republican State Rep. Bill Reineke is to run unopposed in his party’s primary.

Advertiser Tribune - Jimmy Flint - Staff Writer

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:40 AM

Media Advisory: Rep. Bill Reineke To Announce New Education Bill

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) will join education and workforce development leaders to announce major new legislation aimed at aligning the state’s education system with the needs of the 21st century workforce.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 8:00 AM

State Rep. Reineke Announces House Approval Of Bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Reform Initiative

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today announced that the Ohio House has approved Senate Joint Resolution 5, paving the way for historic, bipartisan redistricting reform to now go before voters on the primary ballot on May 8th.

SJR 5 ensures that Ohio’s congressional map-making process features bipartisan support, keeps communities of interest whole and promotes districts that are compact and competitive.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 9:21 AM

Rep. Reineke Honors Local Educator

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) yesterday presented a resolution honoring Valerie Zeno of Tiffin as the 2017 Ohio ProStart Teacher of Excellence and a 2017 ProStart National Educator of Excellence.

The Ohio ProStart Teacher of Excellence Award is given to an Ohio ProStart educator who has distinguished him or herself with outstanding and valuable contributions to the Ohio ProStart student and district community.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:00 AM

Rep. Bill Reineke Announces House Passage Of Legislation Reforming Ohio's Unclaimed Funds Law

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded the passage of House Bill 353 by the Ohio House, legislation he sponsored that changes Ohio law regarding open-loop gift cards, protecting banks and potential customers.

Under the bill, Ohio’s Unclaimed Funds Law would not apply to certain open-loop prepaid cards and rewards cards and would allow for the use of electronic prepaid cards. An open-loop card is a gift card that is accepted at any point-of-sale location and may be branded with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and more. Current law requires funds on these cards that go unclaimed after five years to be remitted to the state.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2:00 PM

Legislation Allowing For Multi-Jurisdictional Seneca County Drug Court Passes Ohio House

Columbus - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has unanimously passed legislation that will enhance efficiency in the way Seneca County courts address low-level drug offenses.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 9:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Elected To Serve On Majority Caucus Leadership Team

Columbus - During today’s House session, State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as House Assistant Majority Whip, following the departure of Rep. Robert McColley, who has been appointed to the Ohio Senate.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Rep. Reineke to our leadership team,” Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) said. “During his time in the House, Bill has been a steadfast champion for small businesses and working families throughout his district and across the state. His level-headed demeanor and commitment to looking at policy both critically and thoroughly will be a tremendous fit for our leadership team in the House.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 1:00 PM

Bill Reineke sworn in as chamber's assistant majority whip

House Republicans immediately replaced Mr. McColley as the chamber’s assistant majority whip with another northwest Ohio lawmaker, state Rep. Bill Reineke (R., Tiffin).

Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Announces Passage Of Ohio High School Career Opportunity Act

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced passage of legislation establishing a minimum access standard for skilled trade, military and higher education recruiters on high school campuses. House Bill 98, sponsored by State Representatives Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and Kristen Boggs (D-Columbus), is intended to give high school students the opportunity to thoroughly research all options that they are able to pursue following graduation.

The bill sponsors began working on this legislation after learning about military and skilled trade recruiters who were not allowed to set up informational tables on certain high school campuses, while higher education institutions were granted the privilege of communicating with students.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:43 AM

Rep. Reineke Announces House Passage Of Bills Strengthening SNAP, Medicaid Assistance Programs

COLUMBUS - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of two bills that work in conjunction to establish more transparent guidelines regarding certain benefit assistance programs.

House Bills 50 and 119 make reforms and updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid assistance in an effort to eliminate fraud and ineligibility. By improving eligibility cross-checks and reporting, Ohioans in the greatest need of assistance will be better served.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:00 AM

House Passes Bill Highlighting Workforce Development Efforts

COLUMBUS - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) applauded the passage of Senate Bill 3, legislation that designates the full week beginning on the first Monday in May as "In-Demand Jobs Week.”

Senate Bill 3, sponsored by Senators Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville), was initially the result of a study completed by the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board, of which Rep. Reineke is a member. The board discussed how to better connect businesses with individuals, align training with business requirements and identify the needs of businesses. Senate Bill 3 included various components of the group’s recommendations, however, during the budget process, through the leadership of Rep. Reineke, these various provisions were instead placed into the main operating budget passed in June.

Friday, October 6, 2017 12:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Joins Terra State Community College To Announce New Scholarship

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today joined Terra State Community College to announce a new scholarship for 2018 high school graduates, the Workforce Demand Scholarship.

With this scholarship, the institution will provide for up to an Associate’s Degree tuition-free for students majoring in a high-demand job field, such as manufacturing engineering, health information technology, computer systems, and more. The scholarship will pay the remaining cost for tuition and other fees after state and federal grants and other scholarships are applied.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 9:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Tours Wright Patterson Air Force Base

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) recently toured Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) to encourage more cyber security workforce development, in coordination with the 88th district’s higher education institutions, to promote education in STEM-related fields.

Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:40 AM

Rep. Reineke Applauds Funding For Symposium At Tiffin University

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded funding recently approved through the passage of the state operating budget for the Maritime Risk Symposium to be hosted at Tiffin University.

The 8th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium will highlight the importance of maritime security and the maritime transportation system. Modern day threats and challenges in the maritime industry underscore the importance of this symposium, which will bring together experts on all levels of government to discuss sound maritime cyber strategy through various panels focused on topics such as education, research, and legal issues.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 9:00 AM

The HOPES (Heroin, Opioids, Prevention, Education, And Safety) Agenda

It’s been a busy first quarter of 2017, with the main focus of the state legislature’s agenda being the state operating budget. Funding items from schools to public libraries there was much to review and decide before the budget was slated for a vote. The opiate epidemic played a larger role in the budget than in previous years, with the HOPES (Heroin, Opioids, Prevention, Education and Safety) Agenda seeking to combat the problem through a multifaceted approach. With that in mind, more than $180 million in investments of new money was appropriated through the bill to fight this ruthless battle that affects all areas of the state.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:38 PM

UPDATE **Golf Outing changed to MOHAWK COUNTRY CLUB**

Thursday, July 6, 2017 7:20 AM

Tiffin gets grant for U.S. 224 project

TIFFIN — Tiffin has received a $220,000 grant through the state Department of Transportation Jobs and Commerce for an improvement project on U.S. 224. The funds represent about 25 percent of a $1 million project.

The road improvement will provide access to a 60-acre site on the west side of the city for potential commercial development.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 9:09 AM

Rep. Reineke Applauds Passage of State Budget Bill

COLUMBUS - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced that last week the Ohio House of Representatives approved the conference committee report on Amended Substitute House Bill 49, the state operating budget. With a major focus on combating Ohio’s dangerous drug epidemic and ensuring that schools receive vital funding, the legislation provides support to areas most in need and keeps spending under the rate of inflation over the biennium.

Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:00 AM

Ohio House OKs Bill to prepare students for tech jobs

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, accounced this week that the Ohio House has passed legislation that would add computer science as an option in the state curriculum for high school.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 1:48 PM

3rd Annual Friends of Bill Reineke Golf Outing

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:42 PM

Rep. Bill Reineke Applauds Passage Of House Budget Plan

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 49, the state operating budget. The bill addresses some of Ohio’s most pressing issues, including more than $170 million in funding towards combating Ohio’s opioid epidemic and providing additional resources to schools. Rep. Reineke voted in support of the legislation.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:22 AM

Rep. Reineke Announces Passage Of Legislation To Assist Local Governments In Fiscal Emergency

Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:04 AM

Representative Reineke Applauds Passage Of Legislation Regarding Penalties For Trafficking And Possession Of Cocaine

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) yesterday announced the passage of legislation by the Ohio House that makes changes to drug trafficking and possession laws regarding cocaine. House Bill 4 restores the statutory penalties for possession of cocaine and clarifies the penalties for the trafficking of cocaine.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Rep. Bill Reineke Appointed To Ohio House Committees

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has announced that State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) has been appointed to serve on four Ohio House committees.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:33 PM

Rep. Reineke Appointed To Vice Chair Of House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee

COLUMBUS - Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) appointed Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) as vice chair of the House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Applauds Award Bringing $2 Million To Ohio For In-Demand Job Training

Columbus - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today congratulated the Ohio Department of Education and the Office of Workforce Transformation on their announcement as a recipient of the New Skills for Youth Grant. Awarded by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan & Chase Co., the $2 million grant will strengthen Ohio’s efforts to expand career pathways for students.

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Friday, January 6, 2017 10:30 AM

Reineke Sworn In As State Representative Of The 88th House District

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) was sworn in Tuesday for his second term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 88th Ohio House District, which includes all of Sandusky County and portions of Seneca County.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:26 PM

Another Step Toward Tackling Ohio's Opioid Epidemic

COLUMBUS - Ohio has a relentless, unyielding problem—opioid abuse and addiction. It has infiltrated numerous families without regard to race, socioeconomic status or geographic location. This is exactly why it has been so difficult to get in front of the issue, putting Ohio in the crosshairs of a national crisis. Most of us know someone impacted by this epidemic, whether it is a first responder on the front lines or a coworker who recently discovered that their child is struggling with addiction.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:24 PM

Guest Column From State Representative Bill Reineke: Looking For Leadership Locally

Many of us are now happy to put this election cycle in the rearview mirror. After a fever pitch of emotions, we can now settle into the reality of the next four years. Many of us still have unanswered questions about our government. But we can all be thankful to return to a sense of normal.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 9:02 PM

It has been an honor to serve as State Representative for the 88th district

It has been an honor to serve as State Representative for the 88th district, and I am humbled to be given a second term. My focus will continue to be on jobs, leadership and solutions, working to expand workforce development, lower taxes and improve overall community development. My goal as a member of the 132nd General Assembly is to help create a better environment for Ohioans to live, work and play. Thank you for your support.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:26 PM

Students need options on education, careers

When we think about successfully educating a student, our society has a certain set of expectations for what that looks like. Traditionally, we aspire to see our children earn a high school diploma so they can continue their education at the college or university level. This process works for many students. However, we cannot settle for a one-size-fits-all approach to education when there are many more options available in today’s system.

- Fremont News-Messenger - September 17, 2016 -

Saturday, September 10, 2016 12:04 PM

Column: Understanding the importance of financial literacy

One of the most common barriers for students who wish to pursue higher education is the exorbitant cost of college. In America, we have around $1.3 trillion of outstanding student loan debt according to the Federal Reserve. And in Ohio, students are graduating college on average with over $29,000 in student loan debt. Policymakers, economists, advocates and pundits have all proposed different ideas to help curb this enormous burden in our society.

- Fremont News-Messenger - September 10, 2016 -

Friday, September 2, 2016 11:56 AM

Column: Workforce development needs to be priority

We have made great progress growing our local economy in recent years. As market forces stabilize, jobs are coming back to our state at a record pace. We are seeing businesses relocate from across the world right here to Northwest Ohio, and a new spirit of entrepreneurial innovation is flourishing in our communities.

- Fremont News-Messenger - September 2, 2016 -

Friday, May 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Honors The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library And Museums On Its One Hundredth Anniversary

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) honored the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums for its one hundredth anniversary with a resolution  during Wednesday’s Ohio House session.

"The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museum set the standard for today's modern presidential library system one hundred years ago," Rep. Reineke said. "President Hayes' legacy is a tribute to power of democracy in our country. His historic house at Spiegel Grove and the museum center are the crown jewel of Fremont. Honoring the Hayes Center on its centennial anniversary is a testament to the role it plays in our community, and I am proud to recognize them with this resolution."

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Votes To Send Community Improvement Legislation To Governor

During today’s session, State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) voted in support of Senate Bill 310, legislation that helps fund various community improvement projects around the state. Having cleared both legislative chambers, the bill now awaits final consideration by Governor John Kasich.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Ohio House Passes Legislation Encouraging Workforce Development In The Automotive Field

State Representatives Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) and Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation they jointly sponsored that would allow automotive technicians and motor vehicle technicians at retail stores the ability to join the Incumbent Workforce Voucher Program.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:00 AM

State Rep. Reineke Appointed Vice Chair Of Financial Institutions, Housing And Urban Development Committee

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) to serve as Vice Chair of the Ohio House Financial Institutions, Housing and Urban Development Committee, or FIHUD, which will become effective May 1st.

Monday, March 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Praises Reiter, Zak And Local Communities For National Economic Development Recognition

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) announced today that Site Selection Magazine has recognized both Fremont in Sandusky County and Tiffin in Seneca County as top micropolitan areas in the country. In a ranking of the top micropolitan areas nationally, both communities came in a tie for 39th according to the national economic development publication.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:00 AM

Guest Column: Saying Goodbye To Carol Yager

Tiffin and Seneca County lost an ambassador and dear friend, Carol Yager, to cancer last week. We will remember Carol as the co-owner of Crystal Traditions and the premier marketer for our area.

Many people may know of Carol's tireless efforts to promote Tiffin and Seneca County whenever, however and to whomever she could. Her desire was not for people to simply pass through the area, but to create an entire Tiffin “experience” for groups of visitors. She believed in her friends and neighbors who make Tiffin the wonderful place that it is, working hard to convince tour bus operators that Tiffin was the place to visit, especially considering the bus operators could choose from many choices. She knew these visitors brought economic opportunity to Tiffin for the local merchants who could then continue to invest back into our community.

Thursday, December 17, 2015 12:00 AM

State Rep. Bill Reineke Visits Second Grade Students

COLUMBUS—State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today visited second grade students at Krout Elementary School, which is part of Tiffin City Schools. Rep. Reineke represents Sandusky County and potions of Seneca County.

Monday, December 14, 2015 12:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Announces Office Hours In Tiffin And Fremont

COLUMBUS—State  Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today announced that he will be holding office hours in the 88th Ohio House District this Thursday, December 17th.
Office hours will take place as follows:

• 10:30am to 11:30am—Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce Community Room
19 W. Market Street, Unit C, Tiffin, Ohio 44883

• 2:00pm to 3:00pm—Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce Community Room
101 S. Front Street, Fremont, Ohio 43420
No appointment is necessary and all are encouraged to participate.

“I enjoy making time for district office hours as they are a great opportunity for my constituents to voice their concerns and promote new ideas for improving the community,” said Rep. Reineke. “I look forward to meeting with anyone available to attend.”

Friday, December 11, 2015 12:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Congratulates Tiffin For Selection To Ohio Main Street Program

COLUMBUS - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded Heritage Ohio, Inc. for selecting Tiffin to be the newest member of the Ohio Main Street Program. Tiffin will now join 23 other communities throughout the state in the Main Street Program, which offers training and support for downtown revitalization efforts.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Commends State Approval Of Project Expected To Create Jobs In Bellevue

COLUMBUS - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) has announced that the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) has approved a project that is expected to create 138 new full-time jobs at Tower Automotive Operations in Bellevue.

Friday, June 26, 2015 8:00 AM

State Rep. Reineke Supports Passage Of Conference Report On State Operating Budget

COLUMBUS - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today voted in favor of Amended Substitute House Bill 64, the state operating budget. The legislation lowers the income tax, ensures funding for Ohio schools, freezes tuition costs on colleges, provides local governments funding to train police officers and encourages growth for small businesses.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 10:44 AM

Friends of Bill Reineke Golf Outing

Join us for a day of golf at Mohawk Country Club, a Donald Ross design. This event will feature food samplings from around the 88th District, prizes and the opportunity to meet with other legislators from around the state.

Date: Monday, July 13th

8:30 AM—Light Breakfast & Registration
10:00 AM—Shotgun Start
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:30 AM

Rep. Reineke Votes To Help People With Disabilities Meet Financial Needs

COLUMBUS - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) applauded today’s House passage of legislation that allows the family members or guardians of Ohioans with disabilities to create their own tax-advantaged accounts.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:00 AM

State Rep. Reineke Supports Legislation To Revise State Assessments And Examinations

COLUMBUS - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) applauded House Bill 74, which passed in the Ohio House of Representatives yesterday with broad bipartisan support. HB 74, sponsored by State Representative Andrew O. Brenner (R-Powell), would revise the state assessments and examinations given to Ohio’s students.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:00 AM

Guest Column: The House Budget Sets The Tone For The Future

Every two years, the State of Ohio is constitutionally required to pass a balanced budget to fund government projects and programs, as well as our schools. Constructing a budget plan is one of the biggest responsibilities for a General Assembly. I am pleased to report that the House of Representatives recently did its part in setting the tone and direction for Ohio’s future with our version of the budget, House Bill 64.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Approves Bill Aimed At Increasing Government Efficiency And Accountability

COLUMBUS - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today voted for legislation aimed at increasing efficiency and saving taxpayer dollars in local governments and state agencies.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:00 AM

Rep. Bill Reineke Applauds Bipartisan Passage Of Biennial Budget

COLUMBUS - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today applauded the House passage of Amended Substitute House Bill 64, the biennial state budget bill that allocates funding to schools, community projects and government initiatives, as well as providing significant tax relief to all Ohioans and small businesses in the state.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:00 AM

Rep. Reineke Announces State Approval Of Project Expected To Create Jobs In Tiffin

COLUMBUS - State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) has announced that the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) has approved a project that is expected to create 18 new full-time jobs at Tiffin Metal Products Company.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:00 AM

Guest Column: Career Tech Education Critical To The Future Of Ohio

Ohio’s continuing economic improvement has revealed a very apparent and disturbing flaw in our state’s workforce—the increasing gap in available jobs and the skilled workers companies need to fill those jobs. The overall positive trends we have seen in Ohio are good news for families and job seekers. The state saw 112,000 jobs created in 2014, with an overall unemployment rate just over 5 percent to begin the new year. The manufacturing industry alone saw over 16,000 new jobs across the state. Still, more work needs to be done to help propel us back to the level of economic success we saw before the recession.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 12:00 AM

Guest Column From State Representative Bill Reineke

Ohio currently sits at a crucial economic crossroads. With the recession mostly behind us, many people are feeling the effects of recovery. The unemployment rate in Ohio, which sits at 4.8%, is down from 6.7% at the same time last year and is also lower than the national unemployment rate of 5.6%.  Still, many families have yet to see these positive effects.

Monday, January 5, 2015 2:00 PM

Bill Reineke Sworn In As State Representative Of The 88th House District

State Representative Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 131st General Assembly. He represents the 88th Ohio House District, which includes all of Sandusky County and portions of Seneca County.

Monday, November 3, 2014 7:50 AM

Farmers for Bill Reineke

We are writing this letter to express our support for Bill Reineke for state representative of the 88th Ohio House District. We think it is important to show unity behind a candidate who we believe represents the values of the farming community in Seneca and Sandusky counties.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 9:25 AM

NFIB Ohio Endorses Bill Reineke for State Representative

The National Federation of Independent Business Ohio (NFIB Ohio) announced their endorsement of Bill Reineke, Republican candidate for State Representative in the 88th District this week. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:43 AM

Reineke statement on Webster Manufacturing expansion

Candidate for 88th District Ohio House of Representatives Bill Reineke congratulates Webster Manufacturing on the announced expansion of their Tiffin factory. The new investment is projected to create 65 new jobs for the area.

Monday, June 9, 2014 6:15 PM


Tiffin businessman Bill Reineke won the Republican nomination for the 88th District House of Representatives race in the primary election Tuesday. According to unofficial results from Seneca and Sandusky counties, Reineke received 2,247 votes, while Rhonda Damschroder received 1,657 votes and Richard A. Geyer received 717 votes.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:19 PM


Republican write-in candidate Bill Reineke reported this week that his campaign successfully raised over $59,000.

Friday, April 11, 2014 10:28 AM


Voters in Sandusky and Seneca counties will decide an election that is unusual if not unique in Ohio history: A Statehouse race with no names on the ballot.

Sunday, February 23, 2014 5:55 PM


Bill Reineke will submit the necessary paperwork to declare his intent to run as a Republican write-in candidate for the position of Ohio State Representative for the 88th district.

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