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  • December 10, 2008

    — by Stephanie Warsmith
    CANTON: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Lorain, is calling on the U.S. General Services Administration to name a new federal building after retiring U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula, R-Navarre.''Naming this new building in Congressman Regula's honor is an opportunity to recognize the significant contributions he has made to Ohio and to the Congressional district... Read More
  • December 09, 2008

    — by David DeWitt
    As Congress continued to discuss providing bridge loans to the auto industry, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Lorain) released a statement Tuesday conveying his support for the measures. "Aid for the auto industry is an investment in our nation's middle class and I'm glad the White House is now at the table," Brown said. "Millions of American jobs... Read More
  • December 09, 2008

    — by JESSICA CUFFMAN
    MARION - Soldiers stood tall, children waved American flags and everyone was smiling as the 1-134th Alpha Battery National Guard Unit walked into the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum Tuesday afternoon.They made their return to Ohio on Monday, after arriving stateside Friday in Texas.A crowd of 300 greeted the 69 soldiers, clapping and cheering their... Read More
  • December 07, 2008

    — by Anthony Gottschlich
    DAYTON — When 12-year-old Deamonte Driver of Maryland died last year following an untreated toothache, it put the public on notice for what health experts already knew: Dental health is a critical component of overall health, but if you're a child from a poor family, good luck getting it.That's the story across much of the nation, including... Read More
  • December 06, 2008

    — by ANGEL N. TAYLOR
    ASHLAND — Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, brought good news to the Ashland area on Friday.“I spoke with David Singer, the CEO of Lance, Inc. (on Thursday) night,” Brown said at the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday luncheon. “I wanted to bring any good news here that I could. He is very excited about this... Read More
  • December 06, 2008

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said he doesn't like the idea of a $34 billion federal bailout of the country's Big 3 automakers, but believes it is necessary to avoid further economic strife.The Mansfield native spoke at Ashland University's John C. Myers Convocation Center on Friday to give an update on federal issues and how they are impacting area... Read More
  • December 06, 2008

    WASHINGTON — General Motors Corp. Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner emerged Thursday from a six-hour hearing before the Senate Banking Committee optimistic that a deal can be reached in Congress to help his company survive a critical cash shortage.In an interview with The Associated Press, Wagoner said many of the questions and suggestions from... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    — by Jack Torry and Jonathan Riskind
    WASHINGTON -- Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown warned today that unless Congress steps in to rescue the Detroit automakers, the "consequences are too damaging to our great state.''In a telephone interview with reporters as auto executives testified before the Senate Banking Committee, the Democrat said lawmakers in the House and Senate "have two choices: We... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    — by Jessica Wehrman, Lynn Hulsey and Chris Megerian
    WASHINGTON — Ohio's two U.S. senators voiced support Thursday, Dec. 4, for a $34 billion auto industry bailout after leaders of the Big Three automotive companies got a second chance to make their case to lawmakers."If we do nothing, there will be a cascading of bankruptcies," said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, a member of the Senate Committee... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    — by Heather Rutz
    WASHINGTON - Ohio's senators continue to work on help for the American automotive industry. Sen. George Voinovich, a Republican, pushed a bipartisan proposal he and others recently made, saying that with help from congressional leadership it is a plan that would pass both houses and be signed by the president."I strongly believe this... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    Towards the end of Thursday afternoon's hearing, Senator Brown directed questions at GM's CEO, Rick Wagoner, asking specifically what this bailout plan being requested would mean for the corporation's facility in Lordstown, and the plans to build the new Chevy Cruze there in the future.Brown says, Wagoner testified the new model is "right on... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    — by SCOT ALLYN
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Sherrod Brown is ready to authorize up to $34 billion in federal loans for the domestic auto industry, and the manager of the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake is confident Ford Motor Co. will survive if such a package is passed.After listening to testimony yesterday by the leadership of Ford, General Motors and... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    — by TOM TROY
    Ohio's two U.S. senators - one Democrat and one Republican - yesterday renewed their calls for Congressional action to save the Big Three automakers, even as the bailout price tag continued to rise.U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) also backed a government bridge loan, while Reps. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) and Tim Walberg (R., Tipton, Mich.)... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    — by Malia Rulon
    WASHINGTON - Ohio's U.S. senators urged colleagues Thursday to quickly pass a package that would help domestic automakers stay in business.  Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Lorain in northern Ohio, attended the Senate Banking Committee hearing with the heads of Ford Motor Co., Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp.Brown told reporters that... Read More
  • December 04, 2008

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    Sen. Sherrod Brown said this afternoon that more than $7 million in money to counsel homeowners facing foreclosure is on the way to Ohio housing agencies.Of nearly $7.3 million total going to Ohio agencies, about $4.4 million is going to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency in Columbus, Brown's office said. The money mainly stems from a housing bill... Read More
  • December 04, 2008

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- Ohio housing agencies are getting a shot in the arm in helping homeowners face foreclosure.The agencies received $7,269,740 by NeighborWorks America. The funds will be given to Ohio agencies participating in the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program. The program provides counseling and legal assistance to families at... Read More
  • December 04, 2008

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    Washington- Facing virtual certainty that lawmakers will put the nation's health-care system on the operating table in 2009, the health insurance industry Wednesday unveiled its own reform prescription. America's Health Insurance Plans, a trade group whose members insure more than 200 million Americans, said it wants to achieve universal health... Read More
  • December 04, 2008

    — by Sheila Maguire
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- As President-elect Barack Obama plans for his administration, the economy tops his list of priorities. The Dow has been down, unemployment rates are soaring, and companies announce more layoffs each week. It may come as a surprise, then, that some employers are desperately searching for workers with the right skills.Hospitals... Read More
  • December 04, 2008

    WILMINGTON - A $3.87 million National Emergency Grant was approved Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor to assist displaced workers at the DHL Air Park in Wilmington. "This $3.9 million grant will provide re-employment services including career counseling, education and skills training to help these Ohio workers find new jobs," said Elaine L.... Read More
  • December 04, 2008

    — by Brian Wingfield and Joann Muller
    When the chief executives of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler again plead for a bailout before the Senate Banking Committee Thursday, they'll face a whole new battery of questions.Why is GM now seeking as much as $18 billion from Uncle Sam, when last month CEO Rick Wagoner indicated that the company would need $10 billion to $12 billion to avoid... Read More