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  • October 02, 2020

    — by Kathryn Ghion
    (WTRF) – It’s been nearly two weeks since the House voted to provide additional funding and reverse recent changes to the United States Post Office, but the Senate still has yet to take up the issue. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said not fixing the problems is detrimental to the state’s veteran population. Ohioans rely on mail or prescriptions... Read More
  • September 16, 2020

    — by Randy Ludlow
    Even with additional federal aid, it was a stretch for Campbell City Schools, a low-wealth district in Mahoning County, to prepare for the resumption of classes amid the coronavirus pandemic.Special cleaning equipment was purchased. Medical-grade HEPA filters were installed. A vendor was hired to provide Chromebooks and hot spots for the 40% of... Read More
  • September 14, 2020

    — by Cameron Fields
    CLEVELAND-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is spending $5.9 million to fix part of Cleveland’s Lake Erie West Breakwater.The agency has hired Kososing Construction from Cheboygan, Michigan, to perform repairs on a damaged portion of the Cleveland Harbor West Breakwater, which protects the city’s shoreline.Nate Martin, a structural engineer at the... Read More
  • September 11, 2020

    — by Staff
    TOLEDO, Ohio — A $23.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation was awarded to the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Government Projects (TMACOG) to aid in further developing the downtown riverfront.Toledo Metroparks and the City of Toledo will join TMACOG and other area groups in developing a multi-use trail to link businesses,... Read More
  • September 10, 2020

    — by Alexis Oatman
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Black women have been severely affected by COVID-19, and Black Women Rising is determined to address the issue.“When you think about the impact of COVID, it’s exacerbated the already existing that we already face as Black women and women of color,” said Marcia Dinkins, executive director of the nonprofit, said during a virtual... Read More
  • September 09, 2020

    — by Cornelius Frolik
    Dayton’s elected leaders are calling on Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to increase the number of drop boxes for absentee ballots ahead of the Nov. 3 election.Each county in Ohio only has one drop box site for absentee ballots, which is woefully insufficient because citizens need safe ways to vote during this global public health... Read More
  • September 09, 2020

    — by Randy Ludlow
    With a vote on unemployment benefits and other federal COVID-19 assistance scheduled for Thursday, Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he plans to continue to fight for Ohioans such as Matthew Urch.Urch, an Ashtabula resident, was laid off from his job as a poker dealer at Jack’s Casino in Cleveland when casinos were closed due to the... Read More
  • September 07, 2020

    — by Tom Henry
    The Chicago-based Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is making a special plea to Congress for communities within the Great Lakes watershed to get more help delivering clean, healthy water as the coronavirus pandemic continues.The group’s board chairman, Sheboygan, Wis. Mayor Mike Vandersteen, told The Blade much of what’s being... Read More
  • September 06, 2020

    — by Sarah Taylor
    A group of U.S. Senators, including Sherrod Brown, is raising concerns about the rising number of coronavirus cases in the armed forces.They’ve written a letter (see it below) to Defense Secretary Mark Esper to express their concerns. They say cases of COVID-19 among the military rose by more than 20,000 in July.Senator Brown says Esper and other... Read More
  • September 04, 2020

    — by Wesley Dockery
    A group of Democratic lawmakers urged the Trump administration to impose new sanctions on Russia over Moscow’s attempts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. “Congress mandated a broad range of sanctions tools, and it is long past time for the administration to send a direct message to President Putin: the U.S. will respond immediately... Read More
  • September 04, 2020

    — by TALIB VISRAM
    Of the 327 financial regulators that have been appointed at U.S. federal agencies throughout history, only 10 have been Black. That’s a mere 3%, for a demographic that reflects 13% of the country’s population. Financial regulators are the leaders of national financial agencies, such as the Federal Reserve and the Federal Trade Commission, which act... Read More
  • September 04, 2020

    — by Sarah Taylor
    This week the Centers for Disease Control announced a moratorium on evictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) says he is concerned about some provisions of the order.He says under the rule, tenants won’t be evicted this year, but they will need to come up with eight months of rent in January. Brown is pushing Congress... Read More
  • September 04, 2020

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio is criticizing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for failing to ensure that borrowers know that they’re legally entitled to temporary relief from mortgage payments during the coronavirus pandemic. In his capacity as top Democrat on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban... Read More
  • September 03, 2020

    — by Staff
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, repeated his call for the resignation of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in a media call Wednesday, alleging that changes he made to the Postal Service will undermine the department.His office has received thousands of phone calls and letters this summer from constituents worried about how the prospect of... Read More
  • September 03, 2020

    — by Mary Kuhlman
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some Ohio policy experts, business leaders and parents are calling on Congress to create permanent paid-leave policies that will support working families through the pandemic and beyond. During a virtual roundtable discussion about paid leave this week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said the COVID-19 crisis is called the "Great... Read More
  • September 03, 2020

    — by Stacey Myers Cook
    Ohio U.S. Congressman Sherrod Brown believes that the Senate has failed to do their jobs for the last four months.There is still no word on if the American people will see a second stimulus package due to COVID-19. The $600 unemployment benefit stopped at the end of August and Brown says the President and the Senate see no urgency for getting the... Read More
  • September 02, 2020

    — by Patrick Keck
    WASHINGTON- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday evening a temporary halt to residential evictions through the end of the year to slow the spread of the coronavirus.The ban comes after increased unemployment pay and the eviction moratorium went away with the expiration of the CARES Act July 24. The Aspen Institute, a... Read More
  • September 02, 2020

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio on Tuesday asked the Office of Special Counsel to investigate whether Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson violated the Hatch Act by using official channels to distribute a Wall Street Journal opinion piece titled “We’ll Protect America’s Suburbs” that Brown contends is... Read More
  • September 01, 2020

    — by Staff
    COLUMBUS — Huntington National Bank on Tuesday announced a five-year, $20 billion investment, lending, and philanthropy commitment, focusing on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.The investment announcement — made via video link — follows a $16 billion plan announced in 2017 that Huntington says it completed early. Huntington’s... Read More
  • August 28, 2020

    — by Anna Staver
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has slammed President Donald Trump for using the White House as a backdrop for the Republican National Convention.“I was really taken (aback) that the president of the United States, first president ever ... thinks he should use taxpayer resources and do this at the White House,” Brown said during a call with reporters... Read More