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  • December 02, 2010

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday attacked Republicans who support what he called tax cuts for the wealthy while failing to support extended unemployment benefits for those struggling to find jobs. During a conference call with Ohio reporters on the day the existing extended jobless benefits expired, Brown said he is determined to have Congress... Read More
  • December 01, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is one of more than two dozen Senate Democrats who have signed on to a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, urging a one-year extension of unemployment benefits. The House Nov. 18 rejected a bill extending benefits for three months. With... Read More
  • November 30, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Regarding the Nov. 18 editorial "How not to make a deal": In negotiating a trade deal with South Korea, President George W. Bush's administration wrote off American manufacturers. As it stands, the proposed South Korea deal would phase out U.S. tariffs on Korean autos without ensuring meaningful access for American-made cars in the largely closed... Read More
  • November 30, 2010

    — by Robert Wang
    What is unemployment compensation? If you lose your job due to no fault of your own, you’re not on strike and you’ve worked in that job a sufficient period of time, you’re eligible while unemployed to receive benefits equal to half of your gross salary, up to a weekly cap of between $375 and $508, depending on the number of your... Read More
  • November 30, 2010

    — by Jamila T. Williams
    LORAIN — A $48,000 grant awarded to the Lorain Fire Department in February will now be put to good use. The grant, which is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, was recently used to purchase new life-saving equipment, comprised of tools used to pry and cut open vehicles to rescue those... Read More
  • November 29, 2010

    — by Mark Curnutte
    MOUNT GILEAD – Paige Sales, wearing a white T-shirt on which she had written “Free Bernard” in red and blue marker, walked out of the visitation room Saturday afternoon at the Morrow County Jail. Tears fell from her eyes. Sales, 18, had just talked through glass on a phone with Bernard Pastor, her prom date and fellow 2010 Reading... Read More
  • November 24, 2010

    — by Mark Curnutte
    The potential deportation of 2010 Reading High School graduate Bernard Pastor has been delayed for at least several weeks. Meghan Dubyak, a spokeswoman in the Washington office of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, told the Enquirer on Tuesday that Brown received notice that Department of Homeland Security officials – of which Immigration of Customs... Read More
  • November 23, 2010

    — by Tina Kaufmann
    For some, the holidays aren't cheery. Many families in the Akron area worry about having any food to eat. On Monday afternoon, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown spent some time packing bags of food for the hungry and thanking volunteers at Good Neighbors Akron Food Pantry for their devoted hearts. "There are plenty of people in here volunteering their... Read More
  • November 22, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Bowling Green family is being honored today on National Adoption Day, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, DS-Ohio has announced.At the same time Brown recognized and thanked the thousands of adoptive families in Ohio. Bowling Green resident Matthew Armstrong is being honored for adopting two brothers, Garry, age 16, and Bradley, age 10,... Read More
  • November 19, 2010

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) is making federal disaster loans available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and non-profits in Hamilton and Clermont counties that have suffered because of the drought, Ohio's U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown said Friday. Loans up to $2 million are available with a 3 percent interest rate for... Read More
  • November 19, 2010

    The government says the recession is over, but millions of unemployed workers are still struggling.  Now, an Ohio Senator is working to extend that group unemployment insurance benefits.  Although there have been over $150,000 jobs created in October, over $80,000 thousand Ohioans could lose emergency benefits if unemployment insurance is... Read More
  • November 19, 2010

    — by Robert Schoenberger
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Following General Motor's stock offering Thursday, several politicians released statements celebrating the event. The General Motors' initial public offering today is a testament to the staying power of the American-made automobile. The Obama Administration made a tough and politically unpopular decision to save General Motors... Read More
  • November 18, 2010

    — by Maureen Kyle
    All week, we've been telling you about companies and industries adding job opportunities. So, is the brain drain all a misconception? If you believe the numbers, a recent census shows a brain drain. With more than 9,800 25 to 29 year olds leaving Cleveland. The numbers are higher for the 30 to 39 age group and older. "So many of our young people,... Read More
  • November 17, 2010

    — by Sandra Livingston
    Ohio is one of the states hardest hit by the practice of mortgage companies walking away from foreclosures they've already started, leaving homeowners and communities to deal with the blight and costly fallout. A new federal report found that more than 50 percent of abandoned foreclosures it identified were in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. And seven... Read More
  • November 16, 2010

    — by Adrian Burns
    The “walk away” is a hallmark of the housing mess, a term frequently used to describe a borrower walking away from an unaffordable – or perhaps unwanted – house. In in rare cases, however, but more frequently in economically hard-hit cities such as Cleveland and Youngstown, banks are also walking away from properties after... Read More
  • November 16, 2010

    — by Sandra Livingston
    Ohio is one of the states hardest hit by the practice of mortgage companies walking away from foreclosures they've already started, leaving homeowners and communities to deal with the blight and costly fallout. A new federal report found that more than 50 percent of abandoned foreclosures that it identified were in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. And... Read More
  • November 14, 2010

    While in Israel last week, Sen. Sherrod Brown took the time to comment on the status of the stalled trade deal between the United States and South Korea - with a somewhat different take. It appeared to many that President Barack Obama badly wanted to come away from his visit to South Korea with a finalized trade treaty between the two countries -... Read More
  • November 11, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    With Election Day now behind us, the late October onslaught of televised campaign advertisements has now yielded to spots for the latest and greatest deals on holiday gifts. And while hearing Christmas jingles before the first snowfall might be irritating, at least Americans know who's bankrolling them. Not so for many of this year's campaign ads,... Read More
  • November 11, 2010

    — by Chris Balusik
    CHILLICOTHE -- It's been quite a run for the local Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition. Earlier this year, the Ross County United Way-sponsored program reported having generated more than $1.3 million in tax refunds through its volunteer work on behalf of local taxpayers in 2010. On Wednesday, it learned the United Way would be getting additional... Read More
  • November 11, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    With Election Day now behind us, the late October onslaught of televised campaign advertisements has now yielded to spots for the latest and greatest deals on holiday gifts. And while hearing Christmas jingles before the first snowfall might be irritating, at least Americans know who's bankrolling them. Not so for many of this year's campaign ads,... Read More