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  • December 05, 2008

    — by Jack Torry and Jonathan Riskind
    WASHINGTON -- Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown warned today that unless Congress steps in to rescue the Detroit automakers, the "consequences are too damaging to our great state.''In a telephone interview with reporters as auto executives testified before the Senate Banking Committee, the Democrat said lawmakers in the House and Senate "have two choices: We... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    — by Heather Rutz
    WASHINGTON - Ohio's senators continue to work on help for the American automotive industry. Sen. George Voinovich, a Republican, pushed a bipartisan proposal he and others recently made, saying that with help from congressional leadership it is a plan that would pass both houses and be signed by the president."I strongly believe this... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    — by Jessica Wehrman, Lynn Hulsey and Chris Megerian
    WASHINGTON — Ohio's two U.S. senators voiced support Thursday, Dec. 4, for a $34 billion auto industry bailout after leaders of the Big Three automotive companies got a second chance to make their case to lawmakers."If we do nothing, there will be a cascading of bankruptcies," said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, a member of the Senate Committee... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    Towards the end of Thursday afternoon's hearing, Senator Brown directed questions at GM's CEO, Rick Wagoner, asking specifically what this bailout plan being requested would mean for the corporation's facility in Lordstown, and the plans to build the new Chevy Cruze there in the future.Brown says, Wagoner testified the new model is "right on... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    — by Malia Rulon
    WASHINGTON - Ohio's U.S. senators urged colleagues Thursday to quickly pass a package that would help domestic automakers stay in business.  Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Lorain in northern Ohio, attended the Senate Banking Committee hearing with the heads of Ford Motor Co., Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp.Brown told reporters that... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    — by TOM TROY
    Ohio's two U.S. senators - one Democrat and one Republican - yesterday renewed their calls for Congressional action to save the Big Three automakers, even as the bailout price tag continued to rise.U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) also backed a government bridge loan, while Reps. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) and Tim Walberg (R., Tipton, Mich.)... Read More
  • December 05, 2008

    — by SCOT ALLYN
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Sherrod Brown is ready to authorize up to $34 billion in federal loans for the domestic auto industry, and the manager of the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake is confident Ford Motor Co. will survive if such a package is passed.After listening to testimony yesterday by the leadership of Ford, General Motors and... Read More
  • December 04, 2008

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    Washington- Facing virtual certainty that lawmakers will put the nation's health-care system on the operating table in 2009, the health insurance industry Wednesday unveiled its own reform prescription. America's Health Insurance Plans, a trade group whose members insure more than 200 million Americans, said it wants to achieve universal health... Read More
  • December 04, 2008

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- Ohio housing agencies are getting a shot in the arm in helping homeowners face foreclosure.The agencies received $7,269,740 by NeighborWorks America. The funds will be given to Ohio agencies participating in the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program. The program provides counseling and legal assistance to families at... Read More
  • December 04, 2008

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    Sen. Sherrod Brown said this afternoon that more than $7 million in money to counsel homeowners facing foreclosure is on the way to Ohio housing agencies.Of nearly $7.3 million total going to Ohio agencies, about $4.4 million is going to the Ohio Housing Finance Agency in Columbus, Brown's office said. The money mainly stems from a housing bill... Read More
  • December 04, 2008

    — by Brian Wingfield and Joann Muller
    When the chief executives of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler again plead for a bailout before the Senate Banking Committee Thursday, they'll face a whole new battery of questions.Why is GM now seeking as much as $18 billion from Uncle Sam, when last month CEO Rick Wagoner indicated that the company would need $10 billion to $12 billion to avoid... Read More
  • December 04, 2008

    — by Sheila Maguire
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- As President-elect Barack Obama plans for his administration, the economy tops his list of priorities. The Dow has been down, unemployment rates are soaring, and companies announce more layoffs each week. It may come as a surprise, then, that some employers are desperately searching for workers with the right skills.Hospitals... Read More
  • December 04, 2008

    WILMINGTON - A $3.87 million National Emergency Grant was approved Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor to assist displaced workers at the DHL Air Park in Wilmington. "This $3.9 million grant will provide re-employment services including career counseling, education and skills training to help these Ohio workers find new jobs," said Elaine L.... Read More
  • December 03, 2008

    — by David DeWitt
    Ohio Democratic leaders reacted to news of budget shortfalls and economic turmoil by calling for bipartisanship and innovative solutions as Ohioans deal with the anticipated instability.Gov. Ted Strickland said Monday that the 2009 Ohio budget faces a $640 million shortfall due to the national recession. He also said the next biennial budget... Read More
  • December 02, 2008

    — by Cliff Peale
    Education in Ohio is "program rich and system poor," a group of educators said Monday, hindering the state's ability to keep graduates here and help provide companies with skilled workers.Gathering at the University of Cincinnati in a forum called by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, the educators said a system ranging from early-childhood programs to... Read More
  • December 02, 2008

    — by Mark Niquette, Jim Siegel and Jonathan Riskind
    At almost the same time yesterday that economists were declaring the national economy has been in recession for about a year, Gov. Ted Strickland was delivering his own bad economic news for Ohio:The Buckeye State faces a potential shortfall of $7.3 billion in the two-year budget that begins July 1, almost certainly the largest dollar amount in... Read More
  • December 02, 2008

    — by Robert Schoenberger and Stephen Koff
    If it means getting federal bailout loans for Detroit's Big Three automakers, union workers may be willing to give up longstanding benefits that pay some employees after their plants close, leaders said Monday. "The membership recognizes the importance of sustaining the auto industry," said Dave Green president of the United Auto Workers Local... Read More
  • December 02, 2008

    — by Tom McKee
    There was a time when 20-year old Brian Bruner thought he'd have to leave Cincinnati to get the college degree in construction that he wanted so badly.His goal was to become involved in "green" technology.That was before he found his niche in the University of Cincinnati College of Applied Sciences (OCAS) Cooperative Education program.The College... Read More
  • December 02, 2008

    Governments, businesses and citizens the world over can see the future, and it is green.Global warming, depleting supplies of fossil fuel, conflicts in Asia, piracy on the high seas, and maddening volatility of the prices for gasoline and other energy needs, all of which are occurring at a time of worldwide economic crisis, are forcing more and... Read More
  • December 01, 2008

    — by Bernard Watson
    Ohio colleges and universities are known for training some of the country's brightest students, but some educators say too many of them are leaving the state after graduation.Its known as "brain drain," and many people, including U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, feel it is becoming a major problem in the Tri-State.Senator Brown is scheduled to appear... Read More