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  • April 01, 2009

    — by Malia Rulon
    WASHINGTON -- Miami (Ohio) University professor Allan Winkler told senators Tuesday that aggressive government action, such as spending money on public works projects and cutting taxes, is necessary to jolt an economy out of a recession. "It's clear that growth will come. I think that one has to basically have faith and confidence that it will... Read More
  • March 31, 2009

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    WASHINGTON -- Two Cold War-era nuclear weapons sites in Ohio will get $138 million in federal stimulus money that will create about 160 jobs for accelerated cleanup efforts, federal officials said today. The old uranium-enrichment plant in Piketon and the former Mound nuclear complex in Miamisburg are the Ohio sites being awarded some of the $6... Read More
  • March 30, 2009

    — by Cindy Leise
    LORAIN — Another $100,000 in federal stimulus money has been targeted to extend services and hours of operation at Lorain County Health & Dentistry, bringing the center’s total money received to $1.4 million. The additional money announced Friday is a portion of about $8 million in funds coming to 32 community health centers in Ohio... Read More
  • March 28, 2009

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Ohio's community health centers are set to receive $8 million more in stimulus money, the Obama administration and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Friday, March 27.The money will go to 32 community health centers with the goal of expanding services and hours of operations. Ohio's community health centers serve a total of... Read More
  • March 27, 2009

    — by Malia Rulon
    WASHINGTON - Cincinnati is getting $3.5 million in federal stimulus money for energy efficiency and conservation projects, the Obama administration announced Thursday. That's part of a total $84.2 million going to the state and to Buckeye cities and counties for projects that reduce total energy use and fossil fuel emissions. "Local leaders will... Read More
  • March 27, 2009

    — by David Patch and Ignazio Messina
    The metropolitan Toledo area will get nearly $35 million from a federal stimulus windfall - about half of which will be used to continue modernizing the Toledo Shipyard. "We are incredibly pleased to be able to move the timeline on these projects up significantly due to this funding," Paul Toth, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's interim... Read More
  • March 26, 2009

    — by Robert Wang
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, and at least seven other senators are sponsoring legislation that would provide federal funding to help manufacturers install new equipment at their plants to make them more energy efficient. If passed, the U.S. Department of Energy would provide grants of $1.5 billion over three years to regional economic... Read More
  • March 26, 2009

    — by Debra Gaskill
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced legislation to help build a more environmentally friendly manufacturing base in Fayette County, but it may be too late for one local firm. As the Senate prepares to debate comprehensive energy legislation, the Restoring America's Manufacturing Leadership through Energy Efficiency Act... Read More
  • March 24, 2009

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Your economic stimulus money is about to spruce things up at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Monday, announced that the base has received $22.8 million in economic stimulus money out of a $2.3 billion pot devoted to military construction and family housing construction projects funded in the... Read More
  • March 23, 2009

    — by Diane Smith
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and the head of a local social service agency hailed pending legislation that could put a boost in volunteerism among people of all ages. Brown said he co-sponsored the Senate version of the bipartisan “Serve America Act.” The bill was approved by Brown’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee last... Read More
  • March 20, 2009

    — by Gary Huffenberger
    In a phone press conference hosted by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and the Energize Clinton County (Energize CC) co-founders on the proposed Serve America Act, Brown said community service during these difficult economic times is more important than ever. The federal bill is written to meet community needs by expanding community and national service... Read More
  • March 19, 2009

    — by Raymond Smith
    A new effort to promote volunteerism is expected to help local service organizations like the Dress For Success program in Warren and Youngstown. The Serve America Act passed Wednesday by the Health Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is expected to be passed by the full Senate next week and the House of Representatives later. ''Community... Read More
  • March 19, 2009

    — by David Skolnick
    YOUNGSTOWN — About $250,000 from the federal economic stimulus package is going to fund programs that provide food to senior citizens in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties. The Area Agency on Aging 11 will receive the money to help with the Congregate Meals and Home-Delivered Meals programs in the four counties. “This... Read More
  • March 17, 2009

    — by Scot Allyn
    WASHINGTON — Firefighters from Avon Lake and Elyria are speaking to members of Congress today about legislation designed to make their hazardous jobs safer. The Firefighter Fatality Reduction Act of 2009, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), would authorize the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to... Read More
  • March 17, 2009

    — by Brian Reed
    POMEROY — Ohio will receive $153 million in funds for job training and employment services through One-Stop Career Centers like that located at the Department of Job and Family Services in Middleport. The $153 million in funds from the economic recovery legislation has been awarded to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, which... Read More
  • March 13, 2009

    — by John Arthur Hutchison
    Lakeland Community College will receive $333,000 in federal funding for the Regional Healthcare Workforce Development Project and Emerging Health Information Technology Education and Training. The funds were included in the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, House Resolution 1105, which passed the U.S. Senate this week and the U.S. House of... Read More
  • March 13, 2009

    — by Linda Martz
    MANSFIELD -- Mansfield could qualify for targeted federal grants to revitalize blighted neighborhoods saturated with abandoned housing, under a bill recently introduced in Congress, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said this week. The Community Regeneration, Sustainability and Innovation Act of 2009 is sponsored by Brown, a Mansfield native, and U.S. Rep.... Read More
  • March 12, 2009

    — by Jolene Craig
    BELPRE - The Riverfront Park project remains on track thanks to new federal funding announced Wednesday. The passage of the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 in the U.S. House of Representatives will give another $96,000 to the project, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said. The funds come from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and were secured by Brown... Read More
  • March 12, 2009

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    Washington — More than 10 percent of the housing units in Springfield are vacant, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is pushing a bill aimed at creating a grant program to demolish vacant housing units, find new uses for old structures and create green space. The proposal is broader than the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, a new federal... Read More
  • March 11, 2009

    — by Heather Rutz
    LIMA - Neighborhoods in cities experiencing major population and job loss need more help, Sen. Sherrod Brown said Wednesday, discussing a proposed competitive grant program. Legislation Brown, D-Ohio, introduced in the Senate and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, introduced in the House would create a three-year program in the Housing and Urban... Read More