Ohio’s State and Local Governments
The State of Ohio acts within the framework of the U.S. Constitution and extends powers and functions to local governments.
20. Individuals in Ohio have a responsibility to assist state and local governments as they address relevant and often controversial problems that directly affect their communities.
Ohioans can assist government in addressing problems affecting the state and local communities. Involvement at the state level can range from paying taxes to serving in the National Guard, running for state office, voting and signing petitions to place issues on the ballot. Involvement at the local level can range from organizing civic activities to attending meetings of local boards and commissions, joining community watch groups, and serving in a volunteer fire department.
Expectations for Learning
Identify and explain roles that Ohio’s citizens can play in helping state and local government address problems facing their communities.