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  • July 02, 2021

    — by Todd Helberg
    Local officials who attended a roundtable Thursday afternoon with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio in Defiance say the city and surrounding area has a housing shortage.Brown met with those officials to discuss that topic alone — approximately two hours after he toured Spangler Candy Co. in Bryan and held a press conference there to tout a pension... Read More
  • July 02, 2021

    — by Todd Helberg
    BRYAN — Ohio's Democratic U.S. senator made a visit to Spangler Candy Co. here Thursday morning to announce what he described as a pension "fix" for the company's unionized workforce.Sherrod Brown first toured the facility, then held a press conference to explain how federal legislation will help fill a multi-million-dollar gap in pension funds for... Read More
  • July 01, 2021

    — by Lynn Thompson & Ron Osburn
    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) stopped by the Spangler Candy Company Thursday morning to celebrate passage of The Butch-Lewis Act, but Roberta Dell was the star of the show. Dell retired on March 31 after 49 years of service to the company, where she also worked as the Chief Union Steward for Teamsters Local 20. March 31 also happened to be... Read More
  • July 01, 2021

    — by NBC 24 Staff
    BRYAN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, stopped by the Spangler Candy Company headquarters in Bryan, Ohio to discuss recently passed pension security measures with company and Teamsters Local 20 leaders.Brown helped integrate the Butch Lewis Act into American Rescue Plan. The act is structured to secure retirement benefit... Read More
  • June 30, 2021

    — by Tom Bosco
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The rising homicide numbers in Columbus are garnering attention in Washington, D.C. US Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said what is happening in Columbus mirrors crime numbers around the country, and he blames the pandemic and what it has done to the economy, mental health, and the fight against opioid addiction.“Frankly,... Read More
  • June 30, 2021

    — by JORDAN FITZGERALD
    BRYAN — When the wind blows northwest, all of Bryan smells like candy, and the town’s residents try and guess which flavor of Dum Dums the Spangler Candy Factory is cranking out that day.The sweet aroma intensifies the closer one gets to the Portland Street candy factory where Sen. Sherrod Brown celebrated Thursday morning passage of the Butch... Read More
  • June 29, 2021

    — by James Pilcher
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The latest round of benefits to individuals from the massive stimulus passed by Congress in the spring is set to start landing in people’s bank accounts next month.The child tax credit could mean between $250 or $300 in monthly payments per child for qualified families. In town to tout the program Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod... Read More
  • June 29, 2021

    — by Thomas Gnau
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown visited the Wright Brothers Institute/444 Building in downtown Dayton on Tuesday, hailing the shared work space as an example of the kind of technology hubs that would be encouraged by an industrial policy bill the Senate overwhelmingly passed this month.Brown and his colleagues had industrial prowess and national security... Read More
  • June 29, 2021

    — by Ellen Wagner
    YOUNGSTOWN — Monday was the first day of the YWCA Mahoning Valley Summer Manufacturing Institute camp at OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.And U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, whose office started organizing summer manufacturing camps in 2013 in Youngstown, wanted a typical OH... Read More
  • June 29, 2021

    — by Todd Helberg
    BRYAN — Ohio's Democratic U.S. senator made a visit to Spangler Candy Co. here Thursday morning to announce what he described as a pension "fix" for the company's unionized workforce.Sherrod Brown first toured the facility, then held a press conference to explain how federal legislation will help fill a multi-million-dollar gap in pension funds for... Read More
  • June 29, 2021

    — by Daniel Carson
    FREMONT - When Mayor Danny Sanchez thinks of the city's infrastructure needs, he considers dilapidated, vacant houses within Fremont as one of his biggest concerns.The mayor told Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Thursday there were about 250 vacant homes within Fremont, as the city tries to attract new industries and retain residents. Brown and... Read More
  • June 29, 2021

    — by Dan O’Brien
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Brooklyn Butler, a sixth grader at Seaborn Elementary School in Mineral Ridge, navigates a pen-shaped soldering iron as she delicately removes a capacitor from a small circuit board.It’s not a task normally assigned to a middle school student.  However, Butler is well ahead of others her age. “I’m already familiar with some... Read More
  • June 28, 2021

    — by Jacob Thompson
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – On Monday, Senator Sherrod Brown visited the Valley to promote the future of manufacturing.He stopped at a local STEM summer camp and also discussed the new infrastructure bill that remains bipartisan, saying he is hopeful. The $579 billion deal focuses on improving the country’s roads, bridges and broadband — Brown... Read More
  • June 28, 2021

    — by Lindsay McCoy
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown visited the valley Monday to see the work underway to prepare the future workforce for the manufacturing sector.Focusing on where inspiration and skills start, Brown toured the SMART girls summer inside the Oh Wow Children's Center, where the all girls class was learning how to build an digital clock. The camp is geared... Read More
  • June 22, 2021

    — by Kabir Bhatia, Sarah Taylor
    Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’s hoping for a bipartisan deal to push through the latest federal infrastructure proposal – but he’s concerned about how to pay for it.The Democrat says he’s encouraged by anything which has bipartisan support, such as the $1.2 trillion bill to improve roads and bridges. He believes the way to pay for it is by increasing... Read More
  • June 16, 2021

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - In addition to touting the “dignity of work” on the campaign trail, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown spends some of his summers touting the dignity of manufacturing work to kids enrolled in summer camps throughout Ohio.Brown’s office started organizing the summer camps in 2013 as a way to make students aware of available... Read More
  • June 15, 2021

    — by Tracy Leturgey
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a news conference call Wednesday to discuss the return of in-person summer manufacturing camps around the state.Locally, those camps will take place in Richland County (July 19 to 23) and Knox County (July 25 to 30).For the ninth straight year, the camps will allow Ohio businesses,... Read More
  • June 12, 2021

    — by Kyle Shanner
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) commended Goodyear on its acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and its continued commitment to Ohio workers. Following this announcement, the lawmakers pressed the Akron-based company to take steps to sustain and grow the Findlay plant operations. The... Read More
  • June 10, 2021

    — by Jon Hill
    Law360 (June 10, 2021, 10:00 PM EDT) -- The Senate Banking Committee's Democratic chairman told private equity firm Pretium Partners LLC on Thursday that he's "troubled" some of its portfolio companies may have bucked a federal moratorium on tenant evictions during the COVID-19 crisis and wants answers. In a letter to the firm, Sen.... Read More
  • June 10, 2021

    — by Kate Davison
    ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Representatives from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's office stopped by St. Clairsville on Thursday.They met with city leaders, who shared concerns and ideas to improve the community and its surrounding areas - specifically in regard to infrastructure, job loss and manufacturing business.CARES Act funding was also... Read More