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  • July 15, 2010

    — by James Nash
    Reviving passenger rail service across Ohio is one of the best ways to jumpstart the state's manufacturing economy, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said this morning. Brown, a Democrat, has been a strong supporter of Ohio's federally funded project to run passenger trains from Cleveland to Cincinnati with major stops in Columbus and Dayton. Just hours... Read More
  • July 13, 2010

    — by Jim DeBrosse
    DAYTON — Ohio could create thousands of new manufacturing jobs if rail service can get the push it needs from the proposed 3C Corridor Passenger Rail Project and the federal Surface Transportation Act, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Ohio Secretary of Transportation Jolene Molitoris, who brought their pro-rail message Monday,... Read More
  • July 13, 2010

    — by Jack Torry
    The U.S. Department of Energy said yesterday it will spend $5.9 million for clean-energy projects in Ohio, including $401,654 going to Battelle Memorial Institute for a program aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of air conditioning.Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced the state's new money in a conference... Read More
  • July 12, 2010

    — by Coral Davenport
    The next three weeks represent Democrats' last, best shot at getting an energy and climate change bill passed this year. In the White House and the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, it's moment-of-truth time. People on every side of the energy debate say that Reid must unveil a concrete plan backed by a full-court press from the... Read More
  • July 12, 2010

    — by Jason Plautz
    Kevin Czinger, an all-Ohio football player in his high school days at Cleveland's St. Ignatius High School, returned to his home state last month, making as big a splash as he did on the football field.Czinger, the president and CEO of CODA Automotive, announced that his company was planning to build a battery manufacturing plant outside of... Read More
  • July 09, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    President Barack Obama today is expected to call on Congress to approve a $5 billion extension of a manufacturing tax credit aiming to increase "clean energy" investments - an idea long-pushed by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Obama is in Las Vegas today, after attending a fundraiser there last night for embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,... Read More
  • July 08, 2010

    — by Grace Wyler
    President Barack Obama has bypassed U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and appointed a new head of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. during the Senate recess, the White House announced Wednesday. Brown blocked the nomination of Joshua Gotbaum, Obama’s choice to serve as director of the PBGC, in May to express his objection to the treatment of Delphi... Read More
  • July 08, 2010

    — by Mike Boyer
    General aviation got an undeserved bad rap when corporate CEOs flew private jets to Washington to ask for federal bailouts.Especially in Ohio, where general aviation is a $5.5 billion industry, employing 142,000 directly and indirectly, several hundred employees of area aviation manufacturers heard Wednesday.To read the rest of this article, please... Read More
  • July 07, 2010

    A $30 million federal grant has been awarded to a Connecticut company to install 700 miles of fiber optic cable in Hancock and 27 other counties. ComNet, a manufacturer of fiber optic and ethernet communication products in Danbury, Conn., will coordinate installation of the fiber, said State Board of Regents Press Secretary Rob Evans. Evans and... Read More
  • July 07, 2010

    — by Howard Wilkinson
    Tuesday, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) went out of his way to issue a statement to all Boston Red Sox fans to vote for Red Sox first basement Kevin Youkilis (a Sycamore High and UC grad) for the final spot on the American League All Star roster. Ohio politicians had been silent on Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto and the quest to elect him to... Read More
  • July 07, 2010

    MANSFIELD -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, visited the city Tuesday to highlight a provision in the new health law modeled on the experience of local health workers. The Community  Health Access Project began in Mansfield in 1999 and expanded to rural Knox County in February 2000. Brown used CHAP's success for a provision he added in health... Read More
  • July 06, 2010

    — by Steve Bennish
    MIAMISBURG — Steve Melink, owner of Melink Corp. of Milford, is concerned that political paralysis in Washington is keeping the United States behind in the transition to a renewable energy economy.“It’s the right thing for our country. Why not become leaders in this clean energy economy — not buying solar panels from China... Read More
  • July 04, 2010

    Sen. Sherrod Brown is urging President Barack Obama to enact a "National Call to Service" to aid Gulf oil-cleanup efforts.The Ohioan and two other Democratic senators - Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania - told Obama in a letter last week that the goal would be to have the Corporation for National and Community... Read More
  • July 01, 2010

    Unable to deliver more stimulus spending for President Barack Obama, Democrats in Congress are trying at least to restore jobless benefits for 1.3 million laid-off workers. Democrats in both the House and Senate planned to vote on bills today that would extend unemployment benefits through the end of November for people who have been laid off for... Read More
  • June 29, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is urging President Barack Obama to enact a “National Call to Service” to aid Gulf oil spill cleanup efforts. Brown tells Obama, in a letter sent today, that the goal would be to have the the Corporation for National and Community Service orchestrate an effort to help the cleanup in the Gulf Coast region by... Read More
  • June 29, 2010

    — by Steve Bennish
    Boosting domestic renewable energy manufacturing is key to passing a climate change and energy bill, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown said. Emerging from a bipartisan meeting with President Obama Tuesday, June 29, Brown said, “everyone around the table gets that it has to be a jobs bill and a national security bill.”To read the rest of this... Read More
  • June 29, 2010

    — by Mary Kosinski
    YOUNGSTOWN - Many factors came together locally to ensure that V&M Star Steel built its new $650 million rolling seamless pipe mill on land bordering Girard and Youngstown, but it was a decision at the federal level that enabled the mill to expand in the first place. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who was among the lawmakers at Monday's... Read More
  • June 29, 2010

    ZANESVILLE — Zane State College will receive nearly $3 million for job training, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said. He announced earlier today that the college will receive $2,988,261 through the U.S. Department of Labor’s community-based job training grant program. To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • June 29, 2010

    — by Grace Wyler
    The groundbreaking on V&M Star’s $650 million expansion marks the culmination of a project that has been more than 18 months in the making. The commencement of the expansion represents a “very historic, very special day” for the Valley, said U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Niles, D-17th.To read the rest of this article, please click the... Read More
  • June 29, 2010

    — by Josh Voorhees and Robin Bravender
    Key Senate Democrats offered today to scale back their ambitious efforts to cap greenhouse gas emissions but stressed that they and President Obama remain committed to putting a price on carbon this year. Obama told a bipartisan group of senators he is unwilling to give up on his goal of pricing carbon as a way to curb emissions.To read the rest of... Read More