Cera pushing for Jefferson drivers’ station

STATE?REP. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) has again notified the director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) that it is going on two years since Jefferson County has had a drivers’ exam station. He is disappointed that the administration has overlooked the importance of such a facility for the people of Jefferson County.

“Once again, I feel like the administration is taking eastern Ohio for granted,” said Rep. Cera. “We are being ignored when it comes to maintaining this service in our area. Access to these services is crucial to the people of Jefferson County.”

Rep. Cera noted that throughout the last two years, his office has contacted the ODPS to inquire and remind that agency that there is a genuine need for a facility because patrons have to travel to neighboring counties to conduct business. In a recent letter to the Director of ODPS Rep. Cera wrote, “My office has even shared information with your Department on realtors who could provide assistance in locating the perfect spot to house the station. However, this offer of assistance was never accepted.”

Cera’s recent correspondence urges the state agency to get a plan in motion for phasing in a new location. The letter also requested a time-frame from that director for completing the journey. Rep. Cera has offered to bring local officials and ODPS officials together on this matter in hopes of speeding up the process.

“I feel enough time has elapsed.way too much time. This community deserves the same respect and attention as other counties,” added Cera.