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  • April 30, 2009

    — by Kevin Risner
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Wednesday Americans should have a new option for health care insurance. He said he was among 15 senators who sent a letter to congressional leaders promoting a public health insurance plan as part of current efforts to reform health care in the U.S. "We all know the statistics. Forty-six plus... Read More
  • April 30, 2009

    — by Jon Riskind
    WASHINGTON -- A government-run medical plan would "serve as a check" on private insurers and is key to overhauling the nation's health-care system, Sen. Sherrod Brown says. The Ohio Democrat helped launch a campaign yesterday for a so-called public plan to be included in the health-care reform bill that congressional Democratic leaders hope to send... Read More
  • April 29, 2009

    — by Patrick Yoest
    WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Members of the Senate Finance Committee began the process of building a health care bill on Wednesday, meeting behind closed doors for much of the day to discuss proposed changes to how the country pays for medical treatments. Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., who had led efforts within the committee on the... Read More
  • April 29, 2009

    — by Sholnn Freeman
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday ordered a departmental review of commercial bus safety, a response to a string of fatal bus accidents across the country and criticism that the federal government has failed to act. LaHood's review is scheduled to be completed by August. The announcement comes a week after the National Highway Traffic... Read More
  • April 29, 2009

    — by Bob Blake
    WASHINGTON - Forty-six million Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 are without health insurance. As many as 25 million more are underinsured. It's a problem U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said urgently needs addressed. Brown, D-Ohio, said Wednesday he is pushing to see Congress approve funds for public health insurance as part of the budget. A public... Read More
  • April 29, 2009

    — by Erin Putsay
    From his stump speech soap box all the way to the oval office, President Obama has made it clear that quality affordable health care for all Americans is one of his top priorities. Wednesday, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, again made it clear that he stands behind that initiative.  Congress is poised to pass a budget that includes funds for health... Read More
  • April 28, 2009

    — by Staff Editorial
    City of Wilmington officials’ involvement in a meeting Friday in Washington, D.C., is another hopeful indicator that additional federal assistance could be coming to help Clinton County and this region of southwest Ohio through the current economic crisis. Wilmington Mayor David Raizk, who attended the meeting along with Laura Curliss, his... Read More
  • April 26, 2009

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    It’s been more than two years since David Betts died in a motor coach accident near Atlanta that took the lives of seven, including five members of the Bluffton University baseball team, and John Betts’ patience has long worn thin. In the hours after his son died, Betts, of Bryan, Ohio, vowed to try to prevent others from meeting the... Read More
  • April 26, 2009

    — by Staff Editorial
    Once again, Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown and George Voinovich want to toss a life preserver to overwhelmed communities facing double-digit sewer cost increases in the next five years. This time, the entire Ohio delegation ought to pitch in to give Congress a push. Brown and Voinovich want the federal government to contribute $1.8 billion over the next... Read More
  • April 26, 2009

    — by Senator Sherrod Brown
    You are right to point out challenges that climate change legislation presents for Ohio ("Consider the costs of environmental edicts," editorial, April 18). But opportunities exist alongside these challenges. To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above Read More
  • April 24, 2009

    — by Staff Report
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has announced his economic recovery Web page, designed to provide Ohioans detailed information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, now includes resources from federal agencies that participated in his Economic Recovery Seminar Tour. Brown's page makes available PowerPoint presentations from the... Read More
  • April 24, 2009

    — by Staff Report
    YOUNGSTOWN — Several area communities could benefit from proposed federal legislation that would help at least 86 Ohio communities finance renovations to sewer systems. A 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency survey shows that 86 facilities in Ohio have serious sewage overflow problems, which would cost an estimated $6.3 billion to... Read More
  • April 24, 2009

    — by Scott MacFarlane
    WASHINGTON -- Wilmington Mayor David Raizk Friday asked the Obama administration for emergency economic assistance in the wake of a series of devastating economic blows in the Clinton County city. DHL, the city's largest employer, has announced plans to move its Ohio operation to Kentucky. Raizk told WHIOTV.com on Friday, "We've already lost 6,000... Read More
  • April 23, 2009

    — by Bob Downing
    Akron and its overflowing sewers could be a major beneficiary of a proposal Ohio's two U.S. senators advanced Wednesday.Sen. George Voinovich, a Republican, and Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, have teamed to introduce federal legislation designed to aid 86 financially strapped Ohio communities facing sewer mandates from the U.S. Environmental... Read More
  • April 23, 2009

    — by Kevin Risner
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, joined with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, to do a bit of bipartisan legislative work Wednesday. The two senators marked Earth Day by re-introducing the Clean Water Affordability Act. If passed into law, the legislation could assist 86 Ohio communities to pay for renovations to sewer... Read More
  • April 23, 2009

    — by Todd Helberg
    A second attempt at federal legislation providing local communities with funds to meet EPA clean water mandates is being made in Washington. On Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and George Voinovich, both of Ohio, introduced the Clean Water Affordability Act. The bill proposes to provide $1.8 billion in grants to help "financially distressed... Read More
  • April 22, 2009

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON — Federal environmental officials are pressing Ohio's communities to upgrade their sewer systems. Those communities in turn have to ask homeowners and businesses to pay more in fees -- dramatically more in many cases, and at a time when people can least afford it. This makes no sense, Ohio's two U.S. senators said in a telephone... Read More
  • April 21, 2009

    — by Sholnn Freeman
    On Jan. 6, 2008, a chartered ski bus traveling over a ridge in southeastern Utah slipped off the edge of the road at a curve, dropped off an embankment and tumbled over. Though the bus rolled just once, the force of the crash shredded the roof and rocketed all but two of the 53 occupants out of their seats and onto the side of the road. The two... Read More
  • April 20, 2009

    — by Sherrod Brown
    Special to Roll CallEveryone knows that Ohio and the industrial Midwest have been hit especially hard by this recession. What many people don’t understand is that climate change legislation can make our region and our country stronger.Across my state, manufacturing towns such as Toledo, Cleveland, Dayton, Youngstown and Columbus are leading... Read More
  • April 19, 2009

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    Sen. Sherrod Brown plans to tell Vice President Joe Biden this week that the Obama administration should appoint a senior official to oversee assistance to southwestern Ohio in the wake of DHL's decision to move its U.S. hub out of Wilmington Air Park. To read the rest of this article, please click source link above Read More