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  • August 27, 2008

    — by Jason Aldrich
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced on Tuesday that FEMA has awarded a  hazard mitigation grant to Findlay to acquire and remove flood-damaged homes near the Blanchard River- worth 1-million- 428 thousand dollars..The federal funds will be used to mitigate future disasters by tearing down as many as 16 homes that have been repeatedly flooded... Read More
  • August 26, 2008

    NEW PHILADELPHIA -- The proposal in the November general election to renew the Clean Ohio Fund bond package for water and green space conservation, brownfield revitalization, recreational trail development, farmland preservation and other related projects has been endorsed by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD).Members of the MWCD... Read More
  • August 26, 2008

    — by Howard Wilkinson
    For all the excitement and optimism the Ohio delegation in Denver feels, there is also a touch of sadness. Everyone in the Ohio delegation had expected to see one of their superdelegates, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Cleveland here in Denver this week - one of Hillary Clinton's most high-profile surrogates during the primary season; and one... Read More
  • August 24, 2008

    — by Jamie Whitfield
    GREENVILLE - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown shook hands and posed for pictures on Friday at his public appearance at the Great Darke County Fair.Brown chatted with local citizens and politicians at the Darke County Democrats' fair tent from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. While there, he met with democratic candidate for Darke County Commissioner Dave Niley and... Read More
  • August 23, 2008

    — by Marcia Pledger
    Cleveland venture development organization JumpStart Inc. has been awarded $1.5 million by the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. It's the second award that the EDA has given JumpStart since JumpStart was created in 2004 to help early-stage companies. In announcing the competitive grant today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod... Read More
  • August 23, 2008

    Flanked by Vietnamese community members who wore white bands on their heads to signify the recent deaths in their family, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee announced plans Saturday to push for legislation that could mean jail time for bus drivers and company owners who are negligent or reckless."There's something about telling people they'll go to jail... Read More
  • August 22, 2008

    MARION — A local man was commended for his service to CAN DO! as the main order of business at the County Commissioners meeting Thursday morning, Aug. 21.The board passed a resolution to recognize Daniel Burkhart who has served several terms on the CAN DO! board, as chairman from Dec. 2007 to April 2008 when he filled in temporarily as... Read More
  • August 22, 2008

    — by Lee Morrison
    Issues discussed Thursday at Dover could end up in federal legislation.U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon Lake, hosted a two-hour roundtable discussion in the Tuscarawas County Senior Center at Dover. Joining him were U.S. Rep. Zack Space, D-Dover, and 16 elected officials and community leaders.Brown said his goal is to host sessions in all 88 Ohio... Read More
  • August 22, 2008

    — by Bridgette Outten
    Cleveland, Ohio — Democrats have until Oct. 27 to find a new candidate to replace the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones on the November ballot in Cleveland.The Ohio secretary of state's office said Thursday that, by law, the party leadership in the 11th Congressional District must nominate a replacement.That can be done by one of two... Read More
  • August 22, 2008

    — by Kevin Risner
    U.S. Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, had a personal comment for Karen Gillmor Thursday during his public remarks at Heidelberg College. Voinovich was commenting during the rededication ceremony designating the Tiffin Post Office as the Paul E. Gillmor Post Office building."Karen, I want to tell you what. I know I've got a friend in heaven,"... Read More
  • August 21, 2008

    Political colleagues of 11th District U.S. Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones are mourning the loss of the pioneering five term congresswoman this evening.Tubbs Jones passed away at 6:12 p.m. after suffering a brain aneurysm while driving on Tuesday night.Colleagues both locally and nationally are responding to the amazing life of Stephanie Tubbs... Read More
  • August 21, 2008

    DHL has responded to published comments of Clinton County Commissioner Randy Riley in which he said he does not believe the large dollar figures the company claims it is losing in its U.S. operations. On Wednesday evening, Riley, in turn, discussed the company response.In an e-mailed statement to the Wilmington News Journal, DHL said, “As... Read More
  • August 21, 2008

    The late Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones many have lived in Cleveland, but she had some strong Canton connections. Robert F. Fisher of Canton may have been one of Jones' biggest fans. The two were longtime friends who sat on a board for a Case Western Reserve University scholarship named in honor of Fisher's late brother, Michael. "I considered her my... Read More
  • August 21, 2008

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    WASHINGTON - Ohio lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were unanimous tonight in reacting to the death of fellow Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Cleveland. They have lost a friend, not just a colleague, one whose personality and outlook on life transcended politics, ideology and partisanship.Typical is the statement of House Minority Leader John... Read More
  • August 20, 2008

    TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:FSLR) plans to expand its manufacturing operations and development facilities at its Perrysburg, Ohio facility. The investment will add approximately 500,000 square feet of manufacturing, research and development, and office space, and will add at least 134 new jobs to the Company’s... Read More
  • August 19, 2008

    — by KIRK DOUGAL
    United Steel Workers union representatives traveled to Norway last week to take their case directly to the corporate management for the locked out workers at the Kongsberg facility in Van Wert.They came away from the meeting very disappointed."He's (Kongsberg CEO Olav Volldal) fully aware of everything they're doing back here," said Judy Grubb of... Read More
  • August 19, 2008

    CANTON When it comes to pensions, the word "guarantee" is wearing a little thin on Republic Technologies International retirees. Hundreds of Steelworkers locally, and perhaps thousands across Republic's three-state footprint, have been receiving letters from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., telling them that their pensions are going to be... Read More
  • August 18, 2008

    The drama continues in DHL’s announced change in its North American strategy, which includes outsourcing its airlift operations to UPS and closure of its large sortation hub in Wilmington, OH. That operation employs more than 6000 workers directly and several thousand more that work in other companies that use or support the hub. The... Read More
  • August 17, 2008

    — by Sherrod Brown
    There are a lot of wonderful things to say about Fannie Lewis and the service she provided to Cleveland. She possessed a deep empathy for the poor and a passion for public service. She was a determined advocate for her ward. But my admiration for Fannie Lewis and what she meant to Cleveland families comes from a more personal story. More than 25... Read More
  • August 17, 2008

    The Bush administration has been called on to take into account DHL’s recent actions as the administration negotiates the second stage of the Open Skies agreement with the European Union.In a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio urged they consider DHL’s... Read More