NEWS IN BRIEF – 11/12/10

Published 10:21 am Friday, November 12, 2010

Amstutz, Carey will lead House Finance Committee

COLUMBUS—House Republican Leader William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today issued the following statement:

“I am pleased to announce that our caucus has asked Representative Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) to serve as the House Finance and Appropriations Committee Chairman and current Senator John Carey (R-Wellston) to join him as Vice-Chairman in the 129th General Assembly. While Ohio is faced with such a steep opportunity to correct our financial woes, it is reassuring to know that two talented individuals will lead an earnest process and thorough fiscal examination of Ohio’s budget.”

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Rep. Amstutz was pleased.

“Serving in this role at a time when we must put our state’s fiscal house in order with be a great honor. Although this is an unusually daunting challenge, we have a very talented budget team. I’m confident that we will work effectively with budget-making participants to deliver a responsible budget for Ohio.”

State Representative Ron Amstutz returned to the Ohio House of Representatives in January 2009, building on 28 years of service in both the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House. He represents the 3rd House District, which includes all of Wayne County. He served as the lead Republican member on the House Finance Committee in the current two-year session.

Sen. Carey also talked of the honor.

“I am honored to join Rep. Amstutz in what I know will be serious effort to revive Ohio. Rep. Amstutz has been a mentor of mine since I entered the legislature. He is a man of great integrity and ability. Together, we will seek input from all stakeholders, review and thoroughly revitalize our state’s fiscal situation. The opportunity afforded to us will not be squandered.”

State Senator John Carey is a lifelong resident of Wellston and will represent the 87th House District, which includes Gallia, Jackson and Vinton counties and portions of Lawrence and Ross counties. Currently, he serves as the Senate Finance Committee Chairman, and has served in the Senate since 2003, previously, four terms as the State Representative for the 94th House District.

Knights of Columbus to host benefit for local family

IRONTON — The Knights of Columbus will host a benefit for the family of Bill Brown on Dec. 4.

Two bands will play for this event. Irish Town and Deraild will both perform that evening.

A cover charge will go to the Brown family. The hall doors will open at 6 p.m.

The K of C is located at 2101 S. Third. St. Ironton, Ohio 45638. For more information, call (740) 533-1405.

I Can Cope support group meets Nov. 15

I Can Cope, a new support group for cancer patients, their families and friends meets Monday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. in King’s Daughters Medical Center’s Health Education Center (lower level of the parking facility).

Digestive health nurse navigator Eva Joseph leads the group this month with “Understanding Cancer Treatments,” an overview of what patients can expect from a variety of treatment options. Joseph is part of a team of nurses who guide cancer patients through their physician visits, treatments, and follow-up appointments.

The American Cancer Society and KDMC co-sponsor the monthly classes. The class are offered on the third Monday of every month.

The I Can Cope program gives participants an opportunity to share their concerns with others having similar experiences and to design ways to cope with the challenges that arise from a cancer diagnosis.

Guess speakers include professionals in the field of cancer management. In addition, videotapes, printed materials, and class discussions provide up-to-date information for patients, family and friends.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Questions can be directed to KDMC toll free by calling

1-888-377-KDMC (5362).