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  • July 09, 2008

    — by GARY HUFFENBERGER
    Aggressive effort will be placed on legal and regulatory fronts in the attempt to stop the proposed air transport deal between DHL and United Parcel Service (UPS), regional task force members were told Tuesday in their third meeting.The task force, comprised of public officials and other interested parties, was formed to confront the plan to... Read More
  • July 09, 2008

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Monday announced $100,000 in new federal money for a program designed to improve high school graduation and college enrollment rates among at-risk students. The Ohio Democrat made the announcement at Lorain County Community College, where he met with students who participated in Project GRAD Lorain's Summer Institute. The... Read More
  • July 09, 2008

    United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced on Tuesday that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $400,000 to establish 2-1-1 call centers and service in areas where they do not currently exist. The 2-1-1 number was set aside by the Federal Communications Commission for Americans to retrieve information and referral on a variety of... Read More
  • July 09, 2008

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown today announced that $767, 193 has been awarded to the City of Cleveland and will be used for the construction phase of the Flats Eastbank Project.The federal funds were awarded by the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation."This is great news for Cleveland," Brown... Read More
  • July 09, 2008

    — by Alison Dietz
    LORAIN — Starting next year, the Lorain School District hope more seniors will be walking across a graduation stage and preparing to go to college in the fall. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Monday an additional $100,000 in funding for the Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) program in Ohio. Project GRAD serves 11 cities... Read More
  • July 08, 2008

    — by Ted Klopp
    (Lorain) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced $100,000 in federal funding for the ‘Project GRAD’ program in Ohio. He talked with about 20 students in Lorain before making the announcement.The program allows high school students to apply to get into a 4-week summer program. They get educational opportunities in the summer and... Read More
  • July 08, 2008

    — by SCDigest Editorial Staff
    While troubling news to many parcel shippers, the announcement in June by DHL that it would substantially revamp its money-losing US network and outsource air freight movement and sortation to UPS is even bigger news in Ohio, where the plans include shutting down DHL’s hub in Wilmington, costing as many as 8,000 jobs. (See What is the Real... Read More
  • July 08, 2008

    The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to release its final report today on the bus crash that killed five Bluffton University baseball players, the bus driver and his wife.Release of the findings will end the board's 16-month investigation of the accident in Atlanta, Ga.During a public meeting scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today at the... Read More
  • July 07, 2008

    — by David Patch
    The National Transportation Safety Board's 16-month investigation of a bus crash that killed five Bluffton University baseball players is likely to conclude tomorrow when the board hears its staff's report on the accident.But what John Betts, the father of victim David Betts, wants to hear more than the NTSB's conclusions about the crash's cause is... Read More
  • July 06, 2008

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — The list of companies reads like a Who's Who of Ohio's onetime manufacturing greats.Delphi. General Motors. Chrysler. Mr. Coffee. Huffy. LTV Steel.Each had to cut jobs, at least in part because of U.S. trade policy, and some of those workers have no hope of recovering their lost wages.To read the rest of this article, please... Read More
  • July 05, 2008

    — by Marilyn Geewax
    WASHINGTON --When the Senate returns Monday from its Fourth of July recess, members will try again to pass a stalled package of mortgage relief and reform that could have a major impact on homeowners in Ohio, where foreclosures have become a crisis."This legislation would help set a floor for prices," said Jerry Howard, chief executive of the... Read More
  • 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

    — 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 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

    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 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

    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 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 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