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  • May 30, 2008

    WTVG -- Critics claim the mayor refuses to sign a deal to give water to Swanton that would kick-start one facility near Toledo Express. Toledo mayor Carty Finkbeiner said his critics are pompous and ignorant for criticizing his efforts at creating an intermodal facility in the area. To read the rest of this article, please click here. Read More
  • May 29, 2008

    — by Kevin Delaney
    Xavier University is getting a big boost from the federal government for the school's nursing program.Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown said the school has been awarded nearly $360,000 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.To read the rest of this article, please click here. Read More
  • May 29, 2008

    — by Kristen Pearson
    The GI Bill may receive a facelift after the U.S. Senate approved a new bill May 22 that aims to expand education benefits for veterans.The measure passed 75-22 with many Republicans voting in favor of the bill, despite President Bush's threat to veto it. President Bush threatened to veto the bill if it included domestic programs; the bill approved... Read More
  • May 29, 2008

    — by HOLLY RICHARDS
    ZANESVILLE - After reaping the rewards of giving her time and talents to helping others in the community, Alexis Roll didn't think life could get any better - until she set foot in our nation's capital.The local 14-year-old recently spent a few days in Washington, D.C., as a part of her recognition as Ohio's middle school winner of the 2008... Read More
  • May 29, 2008

    — by Barbara Rose
    Hundreds of retired steelworkers from the former Republic Technologies International are being notified their pensions will be cut, in some cases by as much as 75 percent, to less than $300 a month, due to new calculations by the federal agency that guarantees employer-paid pensions.Some of the 3,300 retirees affected by the revisions are being... Read More
  • May 29, 2008

    — by Kim Lucey
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has announced a donation of nearly $49,000 to Washington State Community College.The $48,780 award comes from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.To read the rest of this article, please click here. Read More
  • May 27, 2008

    — by Leo W. Gerard
    "The Toxic Trader," a drama featuring an evil puppet, premiered last Tuesday in a special election-day staging outside U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith's district office in Portland, Oregon.Toxic Trader. Yes, the double entendre is deliberate. The street theater is intended to hold free traders like Smith and presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Sen.... Read More
  • May 27, 2008

    Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH-11) will tour the laboratory facilities of Arteriocyte, Inc. on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at 11000 Cedar Avenue, Suite 270, Cleveland, OH 44106. The Congresswoman has played a critical role in the growth of Arteriocyte, a clinical stage biotechnology company concentrating on adult stem cell... Read More
  • May 27, 2008

    — by Charlie Morasch
    The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly overrode President Bush’s veto of the Farm Bill last week, voting 82-13 to approve the bill that also aims to close a legal loophole championed by Enron, which allows energy commodities to inflate gas and diesel prices.Any closing of the “Enron” loophole could have a profound effect on trucking.... Read More
  • May 26, 2008

    — by LINDA MARTZ
    MANSFIELD -- Mansfield native Paul L. Wentz -- a 1976 graduate of Malabar High School with strong family roots in the military -- was promoted May 1 to Brigadier General in the U.S. Army.He is Commanding General of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Fort Hood, Texas, with four support brigades under his command, including a medical... Read More
  • May 26, 2008

    — by Megan Gildow
    Brian Alexander has always wanted to be an educator."I've always wanted to be a teacher, even when I was a small child," the 2007 Miami University graduate said. "But I'm not sure if teaching's something I want to do long-term at the same time so a two-year commit seemed like a good fit for me for a start."Alexander, a graduate of Northmont High... Read More
  • May 26, 2008

    The National Corn Growers Association is pleased the latest version of the farm bill, as agreed to early May 2, includes an optional market-based revenue countercyclical program. Lawmakers appear to have reached a tentative agreement on most major provisions of the bill. The House and Senate approved a two-week extension of the bill to allow the... Read More
  • May 24, 2008

    WASHINGTON, DC - May 23 - The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights (RFK Center) congratulates the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) in their hard-fought victory securing an agreement with Burger King Corporation on farmworkers’ rights earlier this week. This agreement marks an important step toward establishing socially... Read More
  • May 24, 2008

    — by JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON — The Senate is famed for its longwinded debates, but on Friday it took Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown just seconds to stop Republicans in their tracks.With the Senate entering the first day of its Memorial Day recess, the Ohio senator was briefly in the chair, before a near-empty chamber, to gavel in and gavel out what is called a... Read More
  • May 21, 2008

    — by JUDY PACKER-TURSMAN
    WASHINGTON - A factory worker who toiled nearly 27 years in an upholstery fabric plant in Massachusetts told a U.S. Senate panel yesterday that his family is barely scraping by since he and his wife were laid off from their jobs without notice in July, 2007."They didn't tell us anything, that they were going to close. … It was a big shock... Read More
  • May 21, 2008

    — by Jonathan Weisman and Paul Kane
    Washington -- Sen. Edward Kennedy, a liberal icon who has spent more than four decades at the forefront of social change efforts in Congress, has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, physicians at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital said Tuesday. A biopsy of a portion of the Massachusetts Democrat's brain identified a malignant glioma... Read More
  • May 21, 2008

    — by Sam Shawver
    Ceremonies marked milestones for two of Marietta’s historic attractions Monday afternoon as the Armory Square project received some major state funding, and the Historic Harmar Bridge was officially reopened to pedestrians.“We’re really pleased to be part of this project,” Fred Deel with the Governor’s Office on... Read More
  • May 20, 2008

    — by STEVE EDER
    Last summer, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton introduced legislation to overhaul the WARN Act, offering more notice and new protections for workers on the verge of losing their jobs.Their legislation, dubbed the FOREWARN Act, is getting newfound attention as the race for the presidency turns to the nation's manufacturing... Read More
  • May 19, 2008

    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is putting its political muscle behind the “Truthful Reliable Understanding of Consumer Costs” or TRUCC Act introduced in April and sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), that would guarantee that non-union truckers who pay for fuel be reimbursed the full amount... Read More
  • May 19, 2008

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WMJI radio hosts John Lanigan & Jimmy Malone will broadcast their Tuesday and Wednesday morning drive time shows from the Washington, D.C. offices of Senators George Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the Senators' spokesmen said.To read the rest of this article, please click here. Read More