Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio State Senator in Kuwait tries to legislate from a war zone
One Ohio state senator will not be able to vote on the state budget proposal. Senator Steve Stivers of Columbus is in Kuwait – about 1/2 through his scheduled one year tour of military duty in Middle East. Stivers, a 20 year veteran of the National Guard, commands a battalion of soldiers who provide personnel services for service men and women in the Middle East.
While he cannot vote on legislation Stivers says he is getting help from other lawmakers, his staff and even his mother to push his legislative priorities.
He says he keeps in contact with his staff and constituants by phone and e-mail.
Stivers expects to return to Ohio by Christmas.
In an interview with WOSU’s Mike Thompson, Stivers explains how he is able to balance soldiering with legislating.
Click the Listen icon to hear an extended interview with Senator Stivers.