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  • September 17, 2008

    — by Marilyn Geewax
    WASHINGTON -- A deal between DHL and United Parcel Service is the "most complex" transaction ever proposed in 30 years of aviation deregulation and might violate antitrust law, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee said yesterday."It's not a merger; it's not an acquisition," Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., acknowledged at a hearing on the... Read More
  • September 16, 2008

    The University of Toledo is among six recipients of $4.4 million in new federal funds from the U.S. Department of Energy for research into advanced biofuels.Senator Sherrod Brown (D) announced the funding Monday.  "Northwest Ohio has a strong record of paving the way on renewable energy," said Brown. "With this grant, the University of Toledo... Read More
  • September 11, 2008

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Ohio Treasurer Richard Cordray announced their support Wednesday for federal legislation that protects Ohio consumers from abusive practices used by credit card companies."Credit card terms should not be buried in the fine print or cloaked in legal jargon," Brown said. "Too many Ohioans have... Read More
  • September 11, 2008

    — by GARY HUFFENBERGER
    Back in town Wednesday following Tuesday’s congressional hearing in the nation’s capital, Wilmington Mayor David Raizk said he is “very pleased” with how it went and with the news the House Judiciary Committee will hold a second hearing on the planned DHL-UPS deal.Overall, Raizk thinks it’s the “best possible... Read More
  • September 10, 2008

    The House Judiciary Committee in Washington heard from Ohio's two U.S. senators, the state's Lieutenant Governor, the mayor of Wilmington and others about DHL's plan to drop local air carriers in favor of United Parcel Service.Senator Sherrod Brown says the ripple effects of the deal would reach beyond the financial hardship it will create in... Read More
  • September 10, 2008

    — by LINDA MARTZ
    MANSFIELD — A decision to locate a new Joint Cargo Aircraft at the 179th Airlift Wing at Mansfield Lahm Airport may be in jeopardy. That possibility concerns some local government and military officials.The U.S. House defense appropriators plan to slash funding for the Air Force portion of a program shared by the Air Force and Army, according... Read More
  • September 10, 2008

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON -- DHL and United Parcel Service officials yesterday disputed assertions by Ohio lawmakers that a pending deal between the package-delivery services amounts to a "de facto merger" that would devastate southwestern Ohio's economy and drive up prices for customers.The deal calls for UPS to become the exclusive air shipper for DHL in North... Read More
  • September 09, 2008

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is planning to testify Tuesday about the competition in the package delivery industry.         Senator Brown is expected to outline the industry's anti-trust implications before a full House judiciary committee.To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • September 07, 2008

    GREENVILLE - Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently met with Darke County community and business leaders for a roundtable discussion on education, housing and agriculture. The forums were a way, Brown said, to learn people's concerns around the state and in the communities.To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • September 01, 2008

    — by Jewell Cardwell
    CLEVELAND: ''She exuded love,'' the Rev. Stephen Rowan told the audience of about 5,000 who gathered on Saturday in the Cleveland Public Auditorium for the funeral of U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones.''We have come to celebrate a great life that speaks for itself,'' said Rowan, pastor of Cleveland's Bethany Baptist Church, where Tubbs Jones was a... Read More
  • August 28, 2008

    — by Steve Fogarty
    A study done by a Cleveland-based fair housing group has found that blacks in Lorain County obtained costly subprime housing loans more than twice as often as whites and were denied mortgage loans far more often than whites or Hispanics. The study also found that the greatest concentration of expensive subprime lending (42.6 percent of all loans)... Read More
  • August 28, 2008

    — by Evelyn Theiss
    Spring and summer means shearing-time on Ohio's 983 alpaca farms. As the state with the highest number of alpacas -- about 18,000 of the animals live here -- that means a lot of alpaca fleece coming off these long-necked, doe-eyed creatures. One alpaca might give up 4 or 5 pounds of the fluffy stuff from around its midsection. Because each alpaca... Read More
  • August 27, 2008

    FINDLAY — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the city of Findlay $1,428,000 to buy and remove as many as 16 flood-damaged homes near the Blanchard River, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) announced yesterday.The number of buildings that actually will be purchased and removed is uncertain because the homeowners’... Read More
  • 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

    — 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 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 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 JENNIFER LEAHY
    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 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 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