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  • July 04, 2008

    YOUNGSTOWN — The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee recommended $100,000 go to Youngstown State University’s Autism Minority Outreach Program.The funds were included in the committee’s Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Avon, and George... Read More
  • July 04, 2008

    The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $200,000 for the Middletown Regional Health System's Greentree Health Science Academy.The money was included in a labor and health appropriations bill for fiscal 2009.If the proposal stays in the final version of the bill, the money will be used for more classrooms at Greentree, which in turn... Read More
  • July 03, 2008

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) met yesterday with veterans and politicians who can help inform Iraq War veterans about new benefits available under the recently passed 21st Century G.I. Educational Benefits Law, also known as the G.I. Bill."This legislation will help more Ohio veterans pay for college," Mr. Brown said at the Veterans Service... Read More
  • July 03, 2008

    — by LARRY MARGASAK
    WASHINGTON — The government doesn't have to look very far to see who's ignoring its advice on preventing identity theft.It's the government itself.The nation's Medicare agency and the Pentagon want at least 52 million Americans to carry their Social Security numbers in their wallets, contrary to warnings by the Federal Trade Commission that... Read More
  • July 03, 2008

    — by ROSE COOPER
    News of DHL's plan to outsource jobs at the Wilmington-based air park has reached all the way to the White House. Now a U.S. senator from Ohio is seeking help from the Oval Office to keep the jobs here.U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has asked for the White House to appoint a senior administration official to help save the jobs at DHL in Wilmington.At a... Read More
  • July 02, 2008

    — by Bob Downing
    A tract of 620 acres at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls might be saved from development.The Trust for Public Land on Tuesday announced plans to acquire the undeveloped property from the Musical Arts Association.The land, with forests, meadows and ravines, will then be sold and transferred to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, if the needed... Read More
  • July 02, 2008

    Ron Bryant is worried.“I’m worried about Ohio. I’m worried about Washington C.H. When gas gets to $7 a gallon, I don’t know how people are going to live,” he said.Bryant, of Sugar Creek Packing, was part of a round-table discussion Monday night at the Center for Economic Development, 101 E. East St., with Sen. Sherrod... Read More
  • July 02, 2008

    A group of workers and citizens has presented DHL with petitions urging the package delivery company not to move its hub from Wilmington.U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who held meetings with the public in Wilmington and Washington CH Monday.To read the rest of this article, please click here. Read More
  • July 01, 2008

    — by Bill Price
    Over 100 DHL, ABX Air and Abstar workers held a rally on Monday morning to protest DHL's decision to move 7,000 to 8,000 jobs out of Wilmington.         Last month, the German-owned package delivery service announced it would curtail operations in Wilmington and have rival, UPS, handle most of its American... Read More
  • July 01, 2008

    — by Tom Jackson
    There's a big controversy these days in the liberal blogosphere over Barack Obama's decision to back a new compromise version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. A key provision of the new FISA bill is that it gives immunity from lawsuits to telecommunications companies that allegedly broke the law by cooperating with the Bush... Read More
  • July 01, 2008

    CINCINNATI -- A group of workers and citizens have presented DHL with petitions urging the package delivery company not to move work away from its hub in Wilmington.News 5's Karin Johnson said more than 100 people arrived at the gates to present the petitions, but when no DHL representative appeared, the petitions were given to a security guard.The... Read More
  • July 01, 2008

    — by Tom McKee
    Keith and Sherry Barrett have a combined 43-years of service with DHL and ABX AIr in Clinton County.Now, the prospect of losing those jobs has them frightened."Sometimes you feel real angry," the New Vienna man said. "Other times you get real sad.""It hurts," said his wife Sherry. "We thought there was going to be a lot of good coming out of DHL... Read More
  • July 01, 2008

    WILMINGTON, Ohio — A group of workers and citizens presented DHL with petitions Monday to urge the package delivery company to keep work at its hub in western Ohio.DHL says it wants United Parcel Service to replace ABX Air and ASTAR Air Cargo in transporting DHL packages. That would mean much of the work normally handled at Wilmington Air... Read More
  • July 01, 2008

    — by Bill Price
    Over 100 DHL and ABX Air workers rallied in Wilmington Monday morning to fight for their jobs, which are scheduled to be cut over the next 18 months as DHL contracts more of its delivery business to rival UPS.They gathered at the Wilmington Wal-Mart Super Center parking lot to gather up all of the 10,000 petitions they've collected over the past... Read More
  • July 01, 2008

    — by John Nolan
    WILMINGTON — The cargo delivery company DHL has said it would consider donating its entire Wilmington freight hub operation to the community if the company concludes a business deal with United Parcel Service that could wipe out thousands of Wilmington jobs, U.S. Rep. Mike Turner and a state official said Monday, June 30.Turner,... Read More
  • July 01, 2008

    — by Matt Sanctis
    Urbana, Ohio — The economy and ever-increasing energy costs were key topics in a discussion between local community leaders and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Monday, June 30.The roundtable discussion at Urbana University also included discussion of issues ranging from graduation rates for first-generation students to the effects of foreclosures... Read More
  • June 30, 2008

    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown will be in Wilmington today as a community fights to keep a major employer in town. DHL Shipping operates a hub for air freight there which employs more than 7000 people. The company wants to merge with UPS for those services and move those operations to Louisville. To read the rest of this article, please click here. Read More
  • June 30, 2008

    — by ROSE COOPER
    The Clinton County area will soon have a full-time economic recovery coordinator to help coordinate federal programs and resources in case DHL does outsource it’s air deliveries to the United Parcel Service (UPS) in Louisville, Ky. Should the move take place, more than 7,000 jobs could be lost at the air park in Wilmington.Federal officials... Read More
  • June 29, 2008

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Maybe it's the summer doldrums.But it seemed like the pace of Congress last week on a few important issues was positively glacial.The Senate stalled on passing a much-anticipated bill aimed at providing relief for the foreclosure crisis over a dispute over taxes. It was unfortunate because the Miami Valley is desperate for some... Read More
  • June 28, 2008

    — by Kevin Risner
    The Seneca County commissioners are to meet in special session at 10 a.m. Monday to discuss and present the county's transportation improvement plan to legislators representing the area."The purpose of this presentation is to gain support of the recommendations by state and federal officials," the letter of invitation said. The letter was sent to a... Read More