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  • May 09, 2009

    — by Ginger Christ
    Two Ohio government officials are working together to create stricter regulations for credit card companies. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray participated in a conference call Tuesday to promote the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009. The House of Representatives already... Read More
  • May 08, 2009

    — by Robert Wang
    GREEN — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will spend $772,135 in federal economic-stimulus funding for security equipment at the Akron-Canton Airport, the offices of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, and U.S. Rep. John Boccieri, D-Alliance, announced Friday. Both offices said they were informed of the allocation by DHS and the White... Read More
  • May 07, 2009

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — It’s bad enough that Ohio has been battered economically, Sen. Sherrod Brown and Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray said Wednesday, May 6. Consumers, they said, don’t need to add to their woes by getting hit again by predatory practices from credit card companies. Brown and Cordray got behind a bill that would,... Read More
  • May 07, 2009

    — by Ryan Carter
    Fayette County has the second-highest credit card delinquency rate in the state, according to a county-by-county analysis released by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown's office. In response to this analysis, Brown (D-OH) and Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray outlined legislation that is designed to protect Ohio credit card holders. The analysis says that... Read More
  • May 07, 2009

    — by Linda Martz
    MANSFIELD — Credit card holders need more protection against abusive lending practices, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray said Tuesday. Brown is co-sponsoring the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act now before Congress. During a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Ohio’s... Read More
  • May 07, 2009

    — by Michael Butz
    As unemployment rates have risen across the country during the current economic downturn, a number of Ohioans have turned to using their credit cards to help make ends meet. All the more reason to support legislation aimed at reforming a number of the practices employed by credit card companies, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a co-sponsor of the... Read More
  • May 07, 2009

    — by Staff Report
    The Mahoning Valley has an average credit-card delinquency rate of about 2 percent, according to figures released Wednesday by Sen. Sherrod Brown. The Democrat from Avon Lake had a news conference Wednesday with Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to promote passage of a credit-card reform act he supports. Brown released these delinquency rates... Read More
  • May 06, 2009

    JACKSON TWP. — Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems at Stark State College of Technology will receive $1.54 million to help in its quest to develop fuel cells for commercial use.The funds will support the development of durable, solid-oxide fuel-cell processing capabilities to reduce the carbon footprint of our nation’s electric grid.The... Read More
  • May 06, 2009

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    It is past due time for legislation to be enacted cracking down on “abusive practices” by credit card companies is long overdue, say Sen. Sherrod Brown and Ohio Atttorney General Richard Cordray. The Ohio Democrats held a conference call with reporters today promoting the need for the Senate to pass the Credit Card Accountability... Read More
  • May 06, 2009

    — by Sheryl Harris
    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Attorney General Rich Cordray teamed up today to press the U.S. Senate to pass a credit card reform bill this week, saying it would help Ohioans who are struggling to pay bills. As part of the effort, they release a map of Ohio from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York showing a county-by-county breakdown of credit card... Read More
  • May 03, 2009

    — by Frank Lewis
    There may be light at the end of the tunnel for residents living under the specter of sewer flooding in Portsmouth. On the heels of an announcement by Portsmouth Wastewater Director Rick Duncan that he is expecting up to $10 million in grants and loans for several projects in the city, several federal lawmakers are asking the federal government to... Read More
  • May 01, 2009

    — by Brian Reed
    POMEROY — Federal legislation proposed by U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown would help at least 86 Ohio communities — including Middleport and Pomeroy — make renovations to outdated sewer systems. The Clean Water Affordability Act of 2009 would help 86 Ohio communities struggling to afford costly, but necessary,... Read More
  • April 30, 2009

    — by William Laney
    In legislation planned for introduction in the U.S. Senate, more Americans would be covered by health insurance through a new public health insurance option competing with private health insurers, a U.S. legislator says. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, claimed the adoption of a public health option would help control runaway health insurance costs... Read More
  • April 30, 2009

    — by Kevin Risner
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Wednesday Americans should have a new option for health care insurance. He said he was among 15 senators who sent a letter to congressional leaders promoting a public health insurance plan as part of current efforts to reform health care in the U.S. "We all know the statistics. Forty-six plus... Read More
  • April 30, 2009

    — by Jon Riskind
    WASHINGTON -- A government-run medical plan would "serve as a check" on private insurers and is key to overhauling the nation's health-care system, Sen. Sherrod Brown says. The Ohio Democrat helped launch a campaign yesterday for a so-called public plan to be included in the health-care reform bill that congressional Democratic leaders hope to send... Read More
  • April 29, 2009

    — by Erin Putsay
    From his stump speech soap box all the way to the oval office, President Obama has made it clear that quality affordable health care for all Americans is one of his top priorities. Wednesday, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, again made it clear that he stands behind that initiative.  Congress is poised to pass a budget that includes funds for health... Read More
  • April 29, 2009

    — by Bob Blake
    WASHINGTON - Forty-six million Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 are without health insurance. As many as 25 million more are underinsured. It's a problem U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said urgently needs addressed. Brown, D-Ohio, said Wednesday he is pushing to see Congress approve funds for public health insurance as part of the budget. A public... Read More
  • April 29, 2009

    — by Sholnn Freeman
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday ordered a departmental review of commercial bus safety, a response to a string of fatal bus accidents across the country and criticism that the federal government has failed to act. LaHood's review is scheduled to be completed by August. The announcement comes a week after the National Highway Traffic... Read More
  • April 29, 2009

    — by Patrick Yoest
    WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Members of the Senate Finance Committee began the process of building a health care bill on Wednesday, meeting behind closed doors for much of the day to discuss proposed changes to how the country pays for medical treatments. Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., who had led efforts within the committee on the... Read More
  • April 28, 2009

    — by Staff Editorial
    City of Wilmington officials’ involvement in a meeting Friday in Washington, D.C., is another hopeful indicator that additional federal assistance could be coming to help Clinton County and this region of southwest Ohio through the current economic crisis. Wilmington Mayor David Raizk, who attended the meeting along with Laura Curliss, his... Read More