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  • July 03, 2009

    — by David Grimes
    WASHINGTON D.C. Columbiana County will receive over a half-million dollars of funding for equipment and technology and some $200,000 in grants and loans for a community library as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Congressman Charlie Wilson (OH-6) announced on Thursday the release of funds from the U.S. Department of... Read More
  • July 02, 2009

    — by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
    This morning, millions of people all over this country woke up hoping today isn't the day they get sick. Millions of Americans went to work wondering whether today would be the last day they get paid in a while. And millions sat up late last night at the kitchen table, to try to balance the family budget as health care bills piled higher and... Read More
  • July 01, 2009

    — by Cliff Peale
    Jenny Hartman has tried for years to get consistent insurance for speech therapy for her 12-year-old daughter, Hannah. But for years, more than half a dozen insurance companies delayed, denied or dropped coverage for the Delhi Township family because of Hannah's condition, which includes seizures and requires help for basic functions such as... Read More
  • June 30, 2009

    — by Kate Thomas
    Universities that deny requests for records about athletes may be interpreting too broadly a federal education law that protects the privacy of students’ academic records, a federal education official said Monday. The official, Paul Gammill, said the Department of Education was taking a closer look at how universities carried out the privacy... Read More
  • June 29, 2009

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    Alisa Willis of Cincinnati was flat on her back, her head in a halo, recovering from the brutal effects of a car accident 12 years ago when the bill came in the mail: She owed $27,000 for her care and treatment after her accident. At the time, Willis lacked health insurance. It was a devastating moment for Willis — one that led, 12 years... Read More
  • June 29, 2009

    — by Jonathan Riskind and Jack Torry
    Sen. Sherrod Brown and other lawmakers -- mostly Democrats -- introduced legislation last week that they say would close loopholes and strengthen worker protections in the law requiring employers to notify employees when job losses are coming. The bid is sure to run into criticism from many Republicans and corporate leaders who say that now isn't... Read More
  • June 29, 2009

    — by Jim Sullivan
    IRONTON — Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is proposing legislation that would ease access to free and reduced school meal programs across Ohio and the country, an effort to fight the growing epidemic of child hunger. More than 700,000 low-income school children in Ohio currently participate in free and reduced meal programs with nearly 737,000 free... Read More
  • June 26, 2009

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    Singing "We Want Health Care" to the tune of Queen's "We Will Rock You," hundreds of Ohioans joined a Capitol Hill rally on Thursday to prod Congress toward reform. Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown took a break from marking up health care legislation to address the crowd of several thousand people. "Let me assure you the special interests and... Read More
  • June 26, 2009

    — by Darrell Hughes
    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would amend federal law that requires companies to notify communities of mass layoffs or plant closings. Congress passed a federal law in 1988, known as the Warn Act, to give workers and communities 60 days advance notice to adjust to closings or mass layoffs. Currently,... Read More
  • June 25, 2009

    — by Hannah Poturalski
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has ambitious plans to enroll 150,000 more Ohio children by next year in the National School Lunch Program, which offers free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches. The Ohio Democrat said 700,000 Ohio children already receive a free or reduced-price meal every day. "Not only are the kids getting enough to eat... Read More
  • June 25, 2009

    — by Cindy Leise
    About 150,000 more Ohio schoolchildren could benefit from the national school lunch program under new legislation announced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon. Some 700,000 Ohio schoolchildren are enrolled in programs for free and reduced-price lunches, but Brown contends that his bill would ensure additional children receive benefits. A... Read More
  • June 25, 2009

    — by June Wu
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduced legislation today that would expand access to free and reduced school meal programs nationwide to fight child hunger. More than 700,000 children in Ohio currently participate in free and reduced meal programs. Still, the U.S.Department of Agriculture estimates that 14 percent of eligible students are not enrolled... Read More
  • June 25, 2009

    — by Scott Allyn
    WASHINGTON — If applying for the National School Lunch Program were easier, more than 150,000 additional Ohio school-age children who are eligible could get a nutritious lunch or breakfast, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Accordingly, Brown announced legislation yesterday to streamline the application process and provide $2 billion for... Read More
  • June 25, 2009

    — by Mark Curnutte
    Help is not only available, but more is on its way to feed what anti-poverty advocates say is an increasing number of hungry or potentially hungry people in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Wednesday – in introducing legislation to help more families enroll in the National School Lunch program –... Read More
  • June 25, 2009

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    WASHINGTON -- The federal government should do more to ensure that needy children are receiving the free and reduced-priced school meals for which they are eligible, Sen. Sherrod Brown says. The Ohio Democrat says a bill he unveiled yesterday would lead to the addition of about 150,000 Ohio students, part of about 3.5 million nationwide, to the... Read More
  • June 25, 2009

    — by Mark Burkholder
    A U.S. senator says his plan to streamline free and reduced-priced meals for school children could open up the program to an additional 150,000 Ohioans. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Wednesday a proposal to expand the program that serves free and reduced-priced meals to students nationwide during a teleconference call with regional media.... Read More
  • June 24, 2009

    — by Staff Report
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke yesterday announced a $2.96 million grant to the city of Fremont for water infrastructure. To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above Read More
  • June 24, 2009

    — by Emily Canning-Dean
    Reduction in demand and a lack of capital has devastated auto parts manufacturers across the country, but U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said he believes a new bill he is sponsoring could help these industries retool for clean energy jobs. The bill, which Brown announced on a conference call June 17, would create a $30 billion revolving loan... Read More
  • June 24, 2009

    — by William Laney
    Six Wapakoneta-based companies employing approximately 630 people could benefit from a bill proposed by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, officials with a research organization reports. Brown, D-Ohio, is pushing a bill he introduced last week to create a $30 billion revolving loan program to help auto suppliers and other small to mid-size manufacturers... Read More
  • June 22, 2009

    — by Emily Canning-Dean
    Reduction in demand and a lack of capital has devastated auto parts manufacturers across the country, but U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said he believes a new bill he is sponsoring could help these industries retool for clean energy jobs. The bill, which Brown announced on a conference call June 17, would create a $30 billion revolving loan... Read More