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  • February 06, 2009

    — by Gary Huffenberger
    Before Thursday’s city council meeting, Wilmington Mayor David Raizk took part in an Ohio mayors conference call with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown concerning the Senate version of the economic recovery bill. During the call, Brown specifically mentioned Wilmington as an example of a hard-hit Ohio community in need of federal assistance funds. In... Read More
  • February 06, 2009

    — by Rose Cooper
    The Free Clinic of Clinton County Inc. in Wilmington could benefit financially from the Social Service Block Grant funds proposed in the U.S. Senate’s version of the Economic Stimulus package. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown applauded the inclusion of $400 million in funds for the Social Service Block Grant (SSBG) program. SSBG funds can be used... Read More
  • February 06, 2009

    — by Tom Troy
    As the U.S. Senate struggled with the size and details of an economic recovery bill yesterday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) touted the value of the proposed package for creating jobs and funding necessary sewer, water, highway, and bridge construction in Ohio. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. George Voinovich (R., Ohio) said he was helping craft a... Read More
  • February 04, 2009

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    The U.S. Senate, currently debating the nearly $900 billion economic stimulus bill, Wednesday, Feb. 4, adopted an amendment introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Byron Dorgan, D-N.D. and Max Baucus, D-Montana that ensured that any “Buy America” provisions will comply with international trade agreements. The amendment seeks to... Read More
  • February 03, 2009

    — by Tom Jackson
    Give us more money. We need it. U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, are arguing that because Ohio has been hit especially hard by the recession, the state should receive a greater share of help in the stimulus bill. The House approved an $819 million stimulus bill last week with a 244-188 vote. Kaptur voted for... Read More
  • February 02, 2009

    — by Peter Slevin
    CLEVELAND -- Perfect, the Cuyahoga County commissioners thought. Here they were, trying to score $28 million in federal stimulus money to build wind turbines on Lake Erie, when word arrived that Barack Obama was jetting into town on the eve of his inauguration. Not only would he be talking about the economic crisis and the benefits of green energy,... Read More
  • January 31, 2009

    — by Jona Ison
    The Ross County Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition is hoping to help locals realize their full credit potential on their 2008 tax returns. Sen. Sherrod Brown's office released figures that nearly 14,000 Ross County residents who were eligible for the EITC did not apply for it last year. Friday was a national awareness day of the credit which... Read More
  • January 29, 2009

    — by Chanda Neely
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown and United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard are calling for President Barack Obama’s upcoming stimulus package to include “Buy America” provisions. “Buy America” provisions are statutes that require stimulus funds to be spent on American-made products. “This is... Read More
  • January 28, 2009

    — by Brian Gadd
    ZANESVILLE - The State of Ohio stands to receive a windfall of federal support in the proposed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan.And some of the federal funds could trickle down to local school districts, in addition to the more than $1 billion in stabilization aid being proposed for the... Read More
  • January 27, 2009

    — by John M. Broder
    WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is moving quickly to act on the environmental promises that were a centerpiece of his campaign. But tackling global warming will be far more difficult — and more costly — than the new emissions standards for automobiles he ordered with the stroke of a pen on Monday.Already, the congressional Democrats... Read More
  • January 27, 2009

    — by Melissa Topey
    Tiffin and Fostoria officials expect to be pursuing federal aid for sewer projects, should a $5 billion provision be included in a federal stimulus package. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and seven other senators are asking for $5 billion to be placed in a grant program in the federal aid package to help municipalities separate combined sewer... Read More
  • January 27, 2009

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is in Ohio caring for his ailing mother, but through spokeswoman Meghan Dubyak, he had this reaction to Obama’s moves to reverse the Bush administration on emissions: “The senator feels for the past eight years the issue of climate change has really been ignored by the Bush administration. He appreciates... Read More
  • January 14, 2009

    — by Gazette Staff
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has asked Congress and the Obama administration for $100 million in disaster relief funds for economically distressed communities that have experienced sudden and severe economic downturns due to corporate restructuring.A prime example of communities the funding could help, Brown said, is Wilmington, facing the pending... Read More
  • January 14, 2009

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announces that $1 million has been awarded to the Veterans Administration Healthcare System of Ohio by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The funds were awarded to regional health care systems to improve services specifically designed for veterans in rural areas.“Many Ohio veterans travel long distances to receive... Read More
  • January 14, 2009

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    There are no end of ideas about how much to spend and on what in the massive economic stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Obama and congressional leaders. But Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio is chipping in with an idea of his own.Brown wants the package to include $100 million that could be divided up among cities and regions... Read More
  • January 13, 2009

    Two Lorain County youths have been nominated to attend the Military Academy at West Point, according to the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Shane Brockey, of Amherst, who attends Marion L. Steele High School, and Christophre Kuzak, of South Amherst, who attends Culver Military Academy, are among 50 Ohio students nominated to U.S.... Read More
  • January 13, 2009

    — by KRISTINA SMITH HORN
    FREMONT -- Brenda Bilal hasn't lost the euphoria she felt the night Barack Obama was elected president.For Bilal, Obama's election meant a number of inspiring things -- the first black president, a message of hope and positive change coming during the worst economic times since the Great Depression and a chance to bring the troops home from Iraq.So... Read More
  • January 12, 2009

    — by Kim Wendel
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Bainbridge, have both commented on U.S. Sen. George Voinovich's announcment today that he will not seek re-election in 2010.Brown said, "For more than four decades, George has been a dedicated public servant and advocate for Ohio. It's been an honor working alongside... Read More
  • January 12, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently announced legislation that would create green jobs in Ohio and expand access to health insurance for small businesses and self-employed individuals."Creating good-paying jobs and expanding health coverage must be top priorities in the new Congress," Brown said. "After holding more than 126... Read More
  • January 10, 2009

    — by Sarah Jane Tribble
    The federal safety-net health insurance program created to provide coverage for pink-slipped workers has become too expensive for most Americans, according to a study released Friday. COBRA, which stands for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, took effect in 1986 and allows workers to keep their former employer's health insurance... Read More