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  • September 25, 2008

    The Wilmington Economic Task Force at its meeting Tuesday discussed issues and next steps connected with recent congressional hearings concerning the planned deal between DHL and United Parcel Service (UPS).Testifying before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Sept. 9 were several task force members including U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, U.S. Sen.... Read More
  • September 24, 2008

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    Congress shouldn't rush to pass the $700 billion bailout by week's end, said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio."We need to do something (but) people don't want us to pass something that is way more interested in helping Wall Street with their eight-figure bonuses than helping Main Street," Brown, a member of the Banking Committee, told Ohio... Read More
  • September 24, 2008

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sens. George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, formerly of Mansfield, made a bipartisan pitch Tuesday to Washington for federal funding in the wake of Hurricane Ike.The Ohio senators requested the federal disaster relief package include funds for damage that occurred after high winds hit the state. Voinovich and Brown sent a... Read More
  • September 24, 2008

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, formerly of Mansfield, made a bipartisan pitch Tuesday to Washington for federal funding in the wake of Hurricane Ike.The Ohio senators requested the federal disaster relief package include funds for damage that occurred after high winds hit the state. Voinovich and Brown... Read More
  • September 23, 2008

    — by Malia Rulon
    WASHINGTON - Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati lawmakers had mixed reactions Monday over the unprecedented $700 billion bailout proposal for failing financial institutions.Some, such as Sens. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, a Republican member of the banking committee, and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, a Democrat on the banking committee, were... Read More
  • September 19, 2008

    — by William Hershey
    COLUMBUS — Ohio's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in August, the highest state jobless rate since October of 1992, according to data released on Friday, Sept. 19, by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.The August unemployment rate was up slightly from 7.2 percent in July and more than a point higher than the 5.7 percent... Read More
  • September 19, 2008

    WASHINGTON — Parents of people killed or injured in motor coach accidents pleaded at a Senate hearing yesterday for tougher federal safety standards, but it’s unclear whether Congress will be able to pass a bill tightening standards before it adjourns for the year.A bill introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) and Kay Bailey... Read More
  • September 18, 2008

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    Complete with a rather large prop, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and other advocates of legislation mandating motorcoach safety measures will hold a news conference tomorrow prior to a Senate hearing on the bill.The hearing on the bipartisan bill - Brown’s Senate co-author is Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas - is the first since the... Read More
  • September 17, 2008

    — by Marilyn Geewax
    WASHINGTON -- A deal between DHL and United Parcel Service is the "most complex" transaction ever proposed in 30 years of aviation deregulation and might violate antitrust law, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee said yesterday."It's not a merger; it's not an acquisition," Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., acknowledged at a hearing on the... Read More
  • September 16, 2008

    The University of Toledo is among six recipients of $4.4 million in new federal funds from the U.S. Department of Energy for research into advanced biofuels.Senator Sherrod Brown (D) announced the funding Monday.  "Northwest Ohio has a strong record of paving the way on renewable energy," said Brown. "With this grant, the University of Toledo... Read More
  • September 11, 2008

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Ohio Treasurer Richard Cordray announced their support Wednesday for federal legislation that protects Ohio consumers from abusive practices used by credit card companies."Credit card terms should not be buried in the fine print or cloaked in legal jargon," Brown said. "Too many Ohioans have... Read More
  • September 11, 2008

    — by GARY HUFFENBERGER
    Back in town Wednesday following Tuesday’s congressional hearing in the nation’s capital, Wilmington Mayor David Raizk said he is “very pleased” with how it went and with the news the House Judiciary Committee will hold a second hearing on the planned DHL-UPS deal.Overall, Raizk thinks it’s the “best possible... Read More
  • September 10, 2008

    The House Judiciary Committee in Washington heard from Ohio's two U.S. senators, the state's Lieutenant Governor, the mayor of Wilmington and others about DHL's plan to drop local air carriers in favor of United Parcel Service.Senator Sherrod Brown says the ripple effects of the deal would reach beyond the financial hardship it will create in... Read More
  • September 10, 2008

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON -- DHL and United Parcel Service officials yesterday disputed assertions by Ohio lawmakers that a pending deal between the package-delivery services amounts to a "de facto merger" that would devastate southwestern Ohio's economy and drive up prices for customers.The deal calls for UPS to become the exclusive air shipper for DHL in North... Read More
  • September 10, 2008

    — by LINDA MARTZ
    MANSFIELD — A decision to locate a new Joint Cargo Aircraft at the 179th Airlift Wing at Mansfield Lahm Airport may be in jeopardy. That possibility concerns some local government and military officials.The U.S. House defense appropriators plan to slash funding for the Air Force portion of a program shared by the Air Force and Army, according... Read More
  • September 09, 2008

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is planning to testify Tuesday about the competition in the package delivery industry.         Senator Brown is expected to outline the industry's anti-trust implications before a full House judiciary committee.To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • September 07, 2008

    GREENVILLE - Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently met with Darke County community and business leaders for a roundtable discussion on education, housing and agriculture. The forums were a way, Brown said, to learn people's concerns around the state and in the communities.To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • September 01, 2008

    — by Jewell Cardwell
    CLEVELAND: ''She exuded love,'' the Rev. Stephen Rowan told the audience of about 5,000 who gathered on Saturday in the Cleveland Public Auditorium for the funeral of U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones.''We have come to celebrate a great life that speaks for itself,'' said Rowan, pastor of Cleveland's Bethany Baptist Church, where Tubbs Jones was a... Read More
  • August 28, 2008

    — by Steve Fogarty
    A study done by a Cleveland-based fair housing group has found that blacks in Lorain County obtained costly subprime housing loans more than twice as often as whites and were denied mortgage loans far more often than whites or Hispanics. The study also found that the greatest concentration of expensive subprime lending (42.6 percent of all loans)... Read More
  • August 28, 2008

    — by Evelyn Theiss
    Spring and summer means shearing-time on Ohio's 983 alpaca farms. As the state with the highest number of alpacas -- about 18,000 of the animals live here -- that means a lot of alpaca fleece coming off these long-necked, doe-eyed creatures. One alpaca might give up 4 or 5 pounds of the fluffy stuff from around its midsection. Because each alpaca... Read More