TROY – The Miami Valley Veterans Museum will offer a free coffee and doughnuts event Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m.
The event is for all veterans and is held at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 107 W. Main St., Troy, on the second floor dining facilities of the Masonic Lodge building. The facility does have an elevator.
The guest speaker will be Senator Bill Beagle. An Ohio resident for over 40 years, small business owner and father, Beagle has dedicated himself to public service because he wants to do his part to help create a better future for our families and our country.
In 2010, Beagle challenged an incumbent Democratic legislator to represent the citizens of the 5th Ohio Senate District, a seat that had been held by Democrats for more than 20 years. It was a race that no one thought he could win. He prevailed, beating the odds and the naysayers, and was successfully reelected in 2014 in this Democratic-leaning district by a significant margin.
Since then, Beagle has played a leading role in Ohio’s turnaround story, especially in the area of workforce development. Under his watch, Ohio turned an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus without raising taxes, over 300,000 private sector jobs have been created, the unemployment rate has reached its lowest level in over a decade, and the state has set records each year for new business creation as entrepreneurs have regained their confidence.
He is currently a candidate for the Eighth District Congressional seat left vacant by former House Speaker John Boehner.