dontavius jarrells

Rewrite of Ohio laws would remove stigma against those with disabilities, advocates say

BY: - May 26, 2021

Growing up as a person who is gay and deaf, Joe Osborne-Payne knows how it feels to be stigmatized. He doesn’t want the language of state laws to stigmatize him, too. Osborne-Payne, the chief information officer for the Ohio Association of the Deaf, is among those advocating for legislators to rewrite certain sections of the […]

Here are the proposals to raise the minimum wage for Ohio workers

BY: - January 29, 2021

There are multiple efforts underway to raise the minimum wage for Ohio workers to $15 an hour. The plans differ slightly on the timeline to reach that goal, but Democrats in the Ohio Statehouse, in Congress and in the White House are simultaneously pushing for an increase they say is necessary to benefit low-income Americans. […]

Meet the freshmen lawmakers of the 134th Ohio General Assembly

BY: - January 6, 2021

Monday marked the beginning of the 134th Ohio General Assembly, the two-year legislative term that will run through the end of 2022. With each term comes a slate of new faces representing every corner of the state.  Here is a quick introduction to the freshman class of the 134th Ohio General Assembly: Ohio House of […]

Dontavius Jarrells is ready for the Ohio Statehouse

BY: - December 2, 2020

Dontavius Jarrells believes every person has a defining moment in their life that makes them who they are. His own moment came in middle school. Back then, Jarrells rode along three public bus routes to get from his Hough neighborhood in East Cleveland to the Garrett Morgan School of Science across town. Jarrells dragged his […]