LORDSTOWN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, today urged the U.S. Department of Labor to approve a grant that would benefit workers affected by layoffs at the General Motors Lordstown plant.

Brown and Ryan said they urged Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to approve a National Dislocated Worker Grant application submitted by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.