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  • August 15, 2008

    — by WTVN Newsroom
    Republican and Democratic members of Ohio's Congressional delegation are dashing off letters together in hopes of preventing a deal threatening 8,000 southwest Ohio jobs.Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown says the group is contacting everyone who might help stop a proposed arrangement between DHL and UPS. German-owned DHL wants air shipping of its... Read More
  • August 15, 2008

    U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is showing quick reaction time and genuine caring for her constituency in the wake of the tragic bus accident near Sherman, Texas, a week ago in which 17 people died and many others were injured.Hutchison, the Republican senior senator from Texas, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. a Democrat, are proposing a new... Read More
  • August 15, 2008

    — by Jeff Bell
    A bill introduced by Ohio’s two U.S. senators could soften some of the financial blow for communities struggling to pay for improvements to their sewage systems.That includes Columbus, which has raised its water and sewer rates by double-digit percentages in each of the past three years, in part to pay for a $2.5 billion system upgrade aimed... Read More
  • August 15, 2008

    WILMINGTON (AP) - Republican and Democratic members of Ohio's congressional delegation are dashing off letters together in hopes of preventing a deal threatening 8,000 southwest Ohio jobs.Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says the group is contacting everyone who might help stop a proposed arrangement between DHL and United Parcel Service. German-owned... Read More
  • August 15, 2008

    Democratic and Republican members of Ohio's congressional delegation are dashing off letters together, hoping to save 8,000 jobs in Wilmington.Those jobs are under the threat that DHL will shift its delivery business from ABX Air to United Parcel Service (UPS) in Louisville.To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • August 15, 2008

    — by GORDON DICKSON
    IRVING — The crash of a charter bus that killed 17 people a week ago in Sherman has renewed support in Congress for a law requiring seat belts on buses, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Thursday.Speaking at the annual Transportation Summit, the Texas Republican said she’s optimistic that the Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act could... Read More
  • August 14, 2008

    WILMINGTON, Ohio — Republican and Democratic members of Ohio's congressional delegation are dashing off letters together in hopes of preventing a deal threatening 8,000 southwest Ohio jobs.Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says the group is contacting everyone who might help stop a proposed arrangement between DHL and United Parcel Service.... Read More
  • August 14, 2008

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is the recipient of the "Best of Congress" Award for his support of working families. The award was presented by Working Mother Media and Corporate Voices for Working Families. The award was given to 24 recipients who have supported working families through legislation and the policies and practices they've implemented in... Read More
  • August 13, 2008

    — by DANNY ROBBINS
    DALLAS — The federal government said Tuesday it will temporarily stop granting licenses to new bus companies after a crash in Texas killed 17 people.The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration told The Associated Press he wants all applications to be checked against a database of bus companies that were given out-of-service... Read More
  • August 13, 2008

    — by BRIAN GADD
    ZANESVILLE - Mayor Howard Zwelling pitched a plan Monday night to make more than $1 million in improvements to Secrest Auditorium, Gant Municipal Stadium and a new skatepark.While City Council members made little noise about the skatepark and stadium proposals, concerns were raised about the plans for Secrest Auditorium.And Council President Ralph... Read More
  • August 13, 2008

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown was recognized with the “Best of Congress” award for his support of working families.“How we support working families should guide all of us in Washington,” said Brown. “Too many families work hard and play by the rules yet feel left behind by the government. I’m honored by this award,... Read More
  • August 13, 2008

    WILMINGTON — Members of Congress are writing to the head of Deutsche Post World Net, owner of DHL, and even Germany's chancellor in efforts to stop a proposed DHL deal with United Parcel Service that could wipe out at least 8,000 Wilmington-area jobs.Republican presidential candidate John McCain, the Arizona senator, said he sent a letter... Read More
  • August 13, 2008

    — by Sherrod Brown
    Usually it's the pinstripes that push open the doors of Cooperstown. If the ballplayer comes from Philadelphia or Cleveland, rather than from the Bronx, he has to be better to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame. A lot better. So how do you explain Bowie Kuhn and not Marvin Miller? For more than 15 years, Kuhn and Miller -- the commissioner of Major... Read More
  • August 11, 2008

    — by STEVE McGONIGLE
    Even though he was 1,000 miles away in Ohio, John Betts instantly felt nauseated when he learned about Friday morning's deadly bus crash in Sherman, which claimed the lives of 17 Vietnamese Catholics on their way to a religious festival. His 20-year-old son, David, was crushed to death in March 2007 in another rollover accident in Atlanta during a... Read More
  • August 10, 2008

    — by Lynn Hulsey
    GREENVILLE — It's a company catering to Democrats but located in the heart of what company official Justin Hemminger calls "John Boehner country."House Minority Leader Boehner, R-West Chester, represents this area, which is known for its conservative politics. But despite its location, Hemminger said Tigereye Designs LLC hasn't had any... Read More
  • August 09, 2008

    — by BRIAN GADD
    ZANESVILLE -Legislation introduced by Ohio's senators this week could eventually help cities like Zanesville, which struggle to find funds for upgrades to aging infrastructure.U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown introduced the Clean Water Affordability Act (S.3443), legislation aimed at updating the Environmental Protection Agency's... Read More
  • August 08, 2008

    — by Malia Rulon
    WASHINGTON - Human rights groups aren't the only ones upset with China's record of repression in the days leading up to the Olympic Games.All five of the region's House members voted last week to call on China to "immediately end abuses of the human rights of its citizens," free all political prisoners and allow freedom of the press and... Read More
  • August 07, 2008

    — by Jim Carney
    Demand for food from the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is increasing rapidly.The food bank released statistics Wednesday showing that for the first six months of this year, compared with the same period last year, food distributions increased by 14 percent.At the same time, agencies that receive food are reporting an increase of 20 percent in the... Read More
  • August 07, 2008

    — by Molly Kavanaugh
    LIMA -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain continued to press his energy policy today, telling an overflow crown of more than 1,000 people that the United States needs to increase off-shore drilling immediately. Traveling with his wife Cindy and children, Meghan and Andy, the Arizona senator spoke for about an hour at the Veterans... Read More
  • August 07, 2008

    — by John Nolan
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, urged Republican presidential candidate John McCain to press DHL and its German owner, Deutsche Post, to preserve jobs that could be lost if DHL hires United Parcel Service for its U.S. cargo airlift work.McCain, the Arizona senator, scheduled a campaign stop in Wilmington today, Aug. 7, to meet privately with... Read More