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  • June 10, 2008

    — by CONGRESSMAN MIKE TURNER
    Our community recently learned disappointing news that DHL plans to reorganize their North American operations in a way that would dramatically affect their Wilmington hub. Early news reports stated that the parent company of DHL, Deutche Post World Net of Germany, plans to enter into an agreement with UPS that could cut as many as 8,000 jobs from... Read More
  • June 10, 2008

    — by CATHARINE HADLEY
    FREMONT -- The investigation of the plane crash that killed six people Sunday is now in the hands of the National Transportation Safety Board.Members of the Fremont post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol were first to respond to the scene on Barker Road in Ballville Township and start the investigation of the crash around 1 p.m. Sunday. The Cessna... Read More
  • June 09, 2008

    — by John Campanelli
    As the story goes, former Wyoming Gov. Nels Smith rose slowly out of his chair, stepped to the podium, looked out over the graduates, paused . . . and spoke: "You done good." Smith then turned around, walked back to his seat and sat down. It's the perfect graduation speech: short, fun, short, insightful and, best of all, short. Too bad most... Read More
  • June 08, 2008

    — by Elizabeth Rigel
    GALLIPOLIS - Members of the community had a chance to sit down and talk with government representatives at the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce's 12th annual “Meet Your Legislators” breakfast Friday at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre.The event, sponsored by the chamber and AT&T, was an opportunity for guests to... Read More
  • June 08, 2008

    — by Ben Sutherly
    DAYTON — Despite robust income, crop farmers in 12 local counties received $34.7 million in federal subsidies last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Unlike "countercyclical" payments disbursed only in times of low crop prices, these subsidies, called "direct payments," are fixed and not tied to income. Rather, they're... Read More
  • June 08, 2008

    Residents are not the only ones trying to clean up, the Senate recently came together to discuss the importance of ‘Going Green’ in their Great Climate Change Debate. The proposed legislation would cap the production of heat-trapping gases and force polluters to buy permits to emit carbon dioxide. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who... Read More
  • June 07, 2008

    Next week, five representatives from the Dayton Tooling and Manufacturing Association will travel to Washington, D.C., to chat with legislators about legislative issues affecting manufacturers in Dayton. Executive Director Angelia Erbaugh and Rick Little, chair of DTMA's Government Relations Committee, will join three others on the trip planned for... Read More
  • June 07, 2008

    — by Angela Townsend and Stephen Koff
    By the time a new cancer hospital opens in December 2010, officials at University Hospitals Case Medical Center hope they have everything in place to receive more government money for cancer patient care. A designation for exemption from limits on Medicare reimbursements, which would take an act of Congress, would provide the hospital with millions... Read More
  • June 06, 2008

    In a conference call this afternoon, a group of prominent members of Congress discussed launching a new trade bill. Among those contributing were Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Oh), Representative Mike Michaud (D-Me), Representative Betty Sutton (D-Oh), and Citizens Trade Campaign director, Andy Gussert.To read the rest of this article, please click... Read More
  • June 06, 2008

    — by DORIS COOK
    JEFFERSON — WEK Industries Jefferson plant manager Ron Ulery praised the company’s 178 employees in two plants for their hard work and efficiency Thursday, which led to the Productivity Improvement Award from Honda of America officials.Mark Vandevelde, North America division senior manager for cost planning with Honda, presented two... Read More
  • June 06, 2008

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON -- Will "Big Oil" get to Sherrod Brown? The question normally would be preposterous. Brown, a liberal congressman before going to the Senate, was one of Washington's most outspoken critics of oil companies, pharmaceutical companies and corporations that sought higher profits at the expense of workers and the environment. To read the rest... Read More
  • June 06, 2008

    — by LESLIE BIXLER
    FREMONT -- The Sandusky County Regional Airport board of trustees approved a motion Wednesday to make changes to a contract with a company interested in drilling wells on the airport property for oil.Gene Cardi, who was representing M&M Royalty Ltd., said the airport could receive 12.5 percent in royalties if oil was found on the property. The... Read More
  • June 06, 2008

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — The Ohio congressional delegation is asking the Justice Department to investigate whether a proposal by DHL to change package handlers from ABX Air to UPS violates federal antitrust laws.In a letter to Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey dated June 5, the delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, argues the consolidation of UPS... Read More
  • June 05, 2008

    — by Elizabeth Auster
    Washington - Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown, who won his seat in 2006 after a campaign that emphasized his opposition to U.S. trade policy, unveiled legislation Wednesday that would drastically change the U.S. approach to trade. Brown, flanked by labor leaders including Teamsters President James Hoffa, said the bill proves that he and other... Read More
  • June 05, 2008

    Rep. Michael Michaud of Maine and Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, both Democrats, introduced legislation Wednesday to put the brakes on trade agreements by triggering a review of existing agreements as well as providing a process for renegotiating them.The "Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment TRADE Act" aims to fix "our broken... Read More
  • June 05, 2008

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    WASHINGTON—Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, helped unveil legislation today that would mandate sweeping changes in U.S. trade policy.Brown, a leading Senate critic of the North American Free Trade Agreement and other pacts, says a trade "time out" is needed while a new framework is developed for how U.S. and foreign trading partners should do... Read More
  • June 05, 2008

    — by Tom Troy
    A provision added yesterday to the proposed landmark Climate Security Act would establish a "green energy" center at the University of Toledo.A spokesman for Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said the provision sought by the senator has been written into the bill, which is now being debated in the Senate.The global warming bill would cap greenhouse gas... Read More
  • June 05, 2008

    — by Elizabeth Auster
    Washington -- Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, who won his seat in 2006 after a campaign that emphasized his opposition to U.S. trade policy, unveiled legislation Wednesday that would drastically change the U.S. approach to trade. Brown, flanked by labor leaders including Teamsters President James Hoffa, said the bill proves that he and other... Read More
  • June 05, 2008

    At nearly $4 a gallon, gasoline prices are out of control and out of budget for many Americans. The economy is suffering drastically and we can see the negative effects of global warming already. We are tired of paying the price so big energy companies can flourish while hurting our planet and economy.Science has shown that action is required, and... Read More
  • June 05, 2008

    — by J.D. Bruewer
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has asked a Van Wert company to keep jobs in Ohio instead of sending them abroad.On Friday, Brown, D-Ohio, wrote the management of Kongsberg Automotive, asking them to work with the local community to keep the Van Wert plant open.To read the rest of this article, please click here. Read More