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  • March 11, 2009

    — by Leslie Collins
    While attending a police graduation ceremony in Ohio with President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Friday, March 6, announced that Preble County is among area communities eligible for a share in $61,645,375 in funds for crime prevention and law enforcement. The federal funds were passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment... Read More
  • March 10, 2009

    — by Scott Sarvay
    WASHINGTON (Indiana's NewsCenter) - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has launched a new web page to provide Ohioans with information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The web page offers comprehensive reports on the economic stimulus funds and informs Ohioans how the economic recovery package affects them. To read the rest of this... Read More
  • March 07, 2009

    — by Staff Report
    STEUBENVILLE - Three local law enforcement agencies will receive federal stimulus money through the U.S. Department of Justice Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program. The announcement came Friday from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-St. Clairsville, who joined President Barack Obama at a Columbus police... Read More
  • March 06, 2009

    — by Lynn Hulsey
    DAYTON — Public transit systems in Montgomery, Greene and Miami counties will get nearly $22.3 million in federal stimulus money, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. The award amounts released on Thursday, March 5, by the Federal Transit Administration will cover capital costs, primarily buses, for Greater Dayton Regional Transit... Read More
  • March 05, 2009

    — by Teri Berg
    MANSFIELD — The city is about to receive its first booster shot from President Obama’s economic recovery legislation. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Thursday that Mansfield will receive $1,281,024 in mass transit funds with $179,808,408 for Ohio communities overall. The federal funds, which were passed as part of the... Read More
  • March 04, 2009

    — by Staff Report
    The unemployment rate for Clinton County now exceeds 10 percent, jumping nearly three percentage points from December to January, and the jobless rate for Fayette and Highland counties have increased significantly as well. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reports that the unemployment rate in Clinton County for January was... Read More
  • March 03, 2009

    — by Submitted Story
    WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced his recommendations to President Obama for the positions of U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio. After consulting with Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH), Brown will recommend the appointment of Steven Dettelbach for U.S. Attorney and the reappointment of... Read More
  • February 25, 2009

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday introduced legislation aimed at speeding up the federal help communities get when faced with catastrophic job loss. Brown, D-Ohio, crafted the legislation with input from community leaders in Wilmington, Ohio, who expect to see more than 8,000 jobs disappear when DHL withdraws from the U.S.... Read More
  • February 24, 2009

    — by Submitted story
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was tapped recently to head the Senate Banking Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Policy. This critical subcommittee has jurisdiction over legislation to promote economic growth, employment and economic stabilization. The subcommittee also oversees loan guarantees and other financial aid to... Read More
  • February 19, 2009

    — by John Nolan
    FAIRBORN — Science, technology and mathematics education, along with internship opportunities for college students at military installations, should remain government funding priorities to keep the pipeline of fresh research talent filled, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was told Thursday, Feb. 19. Brown, D-Ohio, visited Wright State University to... Read More
  • February 19, 2009

    — by Shannon Kettler
    We are learning more about how President Obama's stimulus plan will have a local impact. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and Mayor Mark Mallory announced the money from the president's plan will mean new job growth and economic development here in Hamilton County. Senator Brown says $250 million will go to job corps programs. To read the rest of this... Read More
  • February 18, 2009

    — by News Journal Staff and Wire
    TOLEDO — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was in Toledo Tuesday to talk to employees of a solar company about how tax incentives and funds in the economic recovery legislation will create new green energy jobs in Ohio, starting with companies like theirs. "The economic recovery bill will help develop and commercialize green energy technology. It will... Read More
  • February 13, 2009

    — by Shaun Hegarty
    WASHINGTON, DC - Northwest Ohio is preparing for its share of the 2009 Economic Stimulus Bill. The region should receive a shot in the arm from the bill, especially in the alternative energy field, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. "When I'm in Wood County, in Lucas County, you can't help thinking that we're going to be the Silicon Valley of... Read More
  • February 13, 2009

    — by Tiffany Y. Latta
    A day after a second Ohio woman's death was linked to peanut products, a U.S. senator proposed legislation that would allow federal officials to recall tainted foods and develop a national program to track contaminated products. "Too many Ohioans are struggling to put food on their tables. They shouldn't also have to worry about the safety of that... Read More
  • February 12, 2009

    — by Linda Martz
    MANSFIELD -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said the economic recovery package -- which includes $7.9 billion for Ohio -- should benefit average Americans, not just corporate bottom lines. "This package will create jobs and will help us get to the bottom of the recession faster than we could have otherwise," the Mansfield native told reporters during a... Read More
  • February 12, 2009

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON — During ordinary economic times, this might be a footnote. But now, a new assignment for U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on the Senate Banking Committee means the Ohio Democrat will have oversight of economically crucial institutions during a critical time. Brown has been named head of the Senate Banking Committee's Subcommittee on... Read More
  • February 11, 2009

    — by Staff Report
    WILMINGTON — A $3.87 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor is funding career retraining for employees losing their jobs as a DHL restructuring wipes out thousands of positions at its U.S. freight hub, just outside of Wilmington. Two transition centers are operating in the Wilmington area, including one at DHL's Wilmington Air Park,... Read More
  • February 11, 2009

    — by Stephen Koff
    Washington -- Despite differences in how many billions will be flowing, most Ohioans can be certain that they will see some economic stimulus dollars over the next two years. With tax cuts and government spending, Ohio will get $7.9 billion, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Avon Democrat who supported the measure that passed the Senate on Tuesday.... Read More
  • February 09, 2009

    WASHINGTON, DC -- United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke about the importance of green energy manufacturing as part of an ongoing sustainable energy policy at an event hosted by the Brookings Institution. “We must make investing in green energy a national priority. By establishing a green energy supply line, we can create... Read More
  • February 06, 2009

    — by Brad Dicken
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday that despite disagreements between Democrats and Republicans on elements of President Barack Obama’s stimulus package, he expects to see some form of the package pass. Brown, D-Avon, said Ohio could see $6.8 billion in funds, and it could create 142,000 jobs across the state. If things go as he hopes,... Read More