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  • June 09, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    More than 787,000 Ohio school children benefit from free and reduced price meals during the school year, but less than 10 percent of them take advantage of similar summer nutrition programs, says Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Brown held a conference call with reporters today to push for more participation by families and children in the summer... Read More
  • June 09, 2010

    — by Trina Edwards
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (FOX19) - Senator Sherrod Brown announced Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded $8.5 million in funding for a riverfront park in downtown Cincinnati.The 45-acre site is between Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park. Construction on the park is expected to begin within weeks. To read the rest of this... Read More
  • June 06, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    First, Sen. Sherrod Brown was upset because the Obama administration left Ohio out of a foreclosure-assistance program. Now, the Ohio Democrat is steamed again because none of the money coming to Ohio can be used by legal-aid societies to help homeowners. In March, the Treasury Department said it would send $172 million to Ohio to help ease the... Read More
  • June 02, 2010

    — by Mark Naymik
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown argued Wednesday that the federal government should give cities money to spare public employees, such as firefighters and police officers, from the budget ax. The Democrat from Avon said he will introduce legislation next week that would funnel $74 billion in grants to cities during a two-year period... Read More
  • June 02, 2010

    — by Grace Wyler
    Despite cloud cover Tues- day morning, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Dr. David Sweet, the outgoing Youngstown State University president, announced that YSU will install a 10,000 square-foot solar-panel array on the roof of Moser Hall, the home of YSU’s engineering programs. The solar array demonstrates YSU’s continued commitment to... Read More
  • May 28, 2010

    The Asian carp poses a major threat to the economy and jobs here in the Great Lakes. The giant fish and how to stop it have been a big part of discussions in Washington and throughout the Great Lakes states. Lake Erie helps pump hundreds of millions into the economy in both Michigan and Ohio and thousands of people make their living off the water,... Read More
  • May 27, 2010

    — by Grace Wyler
    About 2.4 million Ohioans younger than 65 have been diagnosed with a pre-existing medical condition that could prevent them from obtaining health insurance, according to a report from Families USA, a consumer health-care advocacy group. These Ohioans will gain significant protections when health-care-reform legislation goes into effect, Ron... Read More
  • May 26, 2010

    — by Vicki Needham
    Several Senators are pushing for a $2 billion bill that would authorize additional money to help state transit agencies close funding gaps. Led by Senate Banking Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), the bill would allow state and local transit agencies, hard hit by the recession, to use the funds to reverse fare increases and restore services cut after... Read More
  • May 26, 2010

    — by Kelly Metz
    ELYRIA — Lorain County Transit stands to get about $1 million in federal help if Congress approves an emergency transit funding bill introduced yesterday.Sen. Sherrod Brown announced he has joined forces with six senators to introduce the Public Transportation Preservation Act that would allow transit agencies to use the funds to reduce fare... Read More
  • May 26, 2010

    — by Denise Dick
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is one of seven lawmakers sponsoring legislation that would provide emergency funding to transit agencies including the Western Reserve Transit Authority. WRTA is one of 59 transit systems in Ohio. If the legislation is approved, the agency would receive $1,435,169.To read the rest of this article, please click the... Read More
  • May 25, 2010

    — by Adrian Burns
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has joined with other lawmakers to introduce a bill to provide emergency funding to transit systems across the country, including an estimated $4.8 million for the Central Ohio Transit Authority.The Public Transportation Preservation Act of 2010 aims to provide funding to rehire workers and restore service at transit... Read More
  • May 25, 2010

    — by Jim Motavalli
    Coda Automotive, a California-based electric car company with plans to introduce a sedan late this year, said Tuesday it will build a lithium-ion battery plant in Ohio if it can gain approval of an as-yet unsubmitted Energy Department loan. That’s a big if. Coda, which last year ended a similar bid for a battery plant in Connecticut after $38... Read More
  • May 25, 2010

    — by Dan Gearino
    A former telecom-equipment factory on the Far East Side might return to life soon making batteries for electric cars, holding out the promise of 1,000 new jobs. Electric-car manufacturer Coda Automotive said yesterday that it has chosen to open a battery plant in central Ohio, a move that is contingent on the approval of federal and state... Read More
  • May 24, 2010

    — by Chuck Soder
    Not only will NASA Glenn Research Center's next budget be bigger if Congress approves President Barack Obama's new space exploration plans, but it should keep growing thereafter. That's what Charles Bolden, who heads all of NASA, told Sen. Sherrod Brown during a phone conversation earlier today, according to comments Sen. Brown made during a press... Read More
  • May 23, 2010

    GOP Sen. George V. Voinovich of Ohio is a big proponent of expanding nuclear energy in this country. And both Voinovich and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio are actively pushing for a federal loan guarantee to help USEC build a $3.5 billion uranium-enrichment plant in southern Ohio. So it wasn't a big surprise when, last week, Voinovich both... Read More
  • May 20, 2010

    — by George Nelson
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A provision in the financial reform bill being debated in the U.S. Senate would help businesses with high volume and low profits margins by reducing the fees on debit card transactions charged by banks and card issuers, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.The provision, which passed 64-33 with bipartisan support, would direct the... Read More
  • May 18, 2010

    — by Tim Tresslar
    Two Moraine industrial sites — a former General Motors assembly plant and a former Delphi parts plant — are among more than 90 former GM sites in the country targeted for cleanup and reuse as part of an $836 million plan unveiled by the Obama administration Tuesday, May 18. A third local site eligible for the funding is known as the... Read More
  • May 16, 2010

    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, last week backed a proposal in the Senate to add a credit-card-interest provision to the financial-regulation bill. Brown, along with Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., wants to eliminate a loophole that he says lets big national credit-card lenders avoid state-imposed interest-rate caps. That... Read More
  • May 15, 2010

    — by David Skolnick
    YOUNGSTOWN- President Barack Obama will get a firsthand look at a company that decided to build a $650 million expansion in the Mahoning Valley, in part, because of money from the federal stimulus package. Obama is expected to speak about jobs and the economy at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday at V&M Star on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Youngstown. He... Read More
  • May 12, 2010

    — by IW Staff
    Great Lakes WIND Network (GLWN) is endorsing the "Security in Energy and Manufacturing Act of 2010" which was introduced last week by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and cosponsored by Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Robert P. Casey (D-PA) and Kay Hagan (D-NC). GLW is a supply chain advisory group and network of 1500... Read More