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  • May 05, 2008

    — by JAMES HANNAH
    BROOKVILLE, Ohio — When he was laid up in the hospital recovering from knee surgery, farmer Ralph Dull picked up a thick notebook dropped off by a friend that detailed how wind generators are being used to produce electricity."I had plenty of time to read it," Dull recalled. "And I said, 'That's something we could do.'"The 79-year-old Dull... Read More
  • May 04, 2008

    — by Jonathan Riskind
    A gasoline-tax summer holiday?It's probably wouldn't help much at the pump and might make matters worse by raising demand, cutting the revenues needed to fix roads and further fattening Big Oil's profits.Chalk one up for Sen. Barack Obama, who refused to go along with rival Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton and presumptive GOP... Read More
  • May 03, 2008

    — by William Laney
    An Ohio Congressman envisions making Ohio the Silicon Valley of green energy.U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, launched a campaign Wednesday to seek support and passage of the Green Energy Production Act to help U.S. companies and workers chart a new course into green energy.“This is a jobs bill. This is an energy bill. This is an environment... Read More
  • May 03, 2008

    — by Stephen Koff
    Washington -- After years of debate over global warming, a measure to dramatically reduce carbon emissions in the United States is set to come to the U.S. Senate floor in June. But Ohio's two senators are likely to vote against it, contributing to what many people expect will be the bill's failure. To read the rest of this article, please click... Read More
  • May 02, 2008

    In a conference call today Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Avon) announced the introduction of a green energy manufacturing bill, formulated after holding a series of green energy community roundtables in Athens, Columbus, Cleveland, and Dayton to discuss technological advances in green energy, incentives to spur development, climate change, renewable... Read More
  • May 02, 2008

    — by JOE LoTEMPLIO
    PLATTSBURGH -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a windfall-profits tax on oil companies. "Once again, consumers' pain is Exxon's gain," Schumer said in a statement."Oil companies are wracking up obscene profits left and right while American families are stretched to the limit by skyrocketing gas prices. It's high time for big oil to pay its... Read More
  • May 02, 2008

    — by Mark S. Jordan
    MOUNT VERNON — In a conference call Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced his new bill to promote green energy research and manufacturing. Brown said the bill’s incentives for the development of new technologies could help turn Ohio into the silicon valley of renewable energy.“The next green energy company that can... Read More
  • May 02, 2008

    Brown says his green energy plan emerged after he met with business and industry leaders in Cleveland and other Ohio cities. He says renewable energy projects are popping up across the state, but they need more money to survive and mature. The Senator is proposing billions of dollars in federal loans and grants for green energy development. Brown:... Read More
  • May 02, 2008

    ST. LOUIS, -- The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is pleased the latest version of the farm bill, as agreed to early Friday, 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... Read More
  • May 01, 2008

    — by Brad Dicken
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill that would see the federal government invest $36 billion over the next five years on encouraging alternative energy around the nation. The key piece of the bill that could impact Lorain County are grant and other programs that will encourage manufacturing of equipment used in green technology, such as... Read More
  • May 01, 2008

    Senator Brown introduced the Green Energy Production Act as a jobs bill, an energy bill, and an environment bill. Its purpose is to turn research into products, and put people to work in production of renewable energy technology. Our economic future depends on our ability to move to renewable alternative energy. If we take this step, we’ll... Read More
  • May 01, 2008

    — by JENNIFER GRATHWOL
    Erie County efforts to attract advanced manufacturing could find fertile ground in a green energy manufacturing bill introduced in the Senate.On Wednesday, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, unveiled the Green Energy Introduction Act, a bill that would expand green energy research and development, promote the commercialization of emerging energy... Read More
  • May 01, 2008

    — by Bob Blake
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown sees a green future — green energy.Hoping to capitalize on Ohio’s manufacturing know-how, Brown on Wednesday unveiled a comprehensive energy initiative. Key elements of the bill are the expansion of research and development, enhanced training, the promotion of commercialization and building a green... Read More
  • May 01, 2008

    — by Kevin Risner
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was expected to introduce legislation Wednesday to create a federal green energy technology investment program. Brown said the legislation was designed specifically to benefit towns such as Tiffin and communities in other states that rely heavily upon a manufacturing base.“The way we wrote this bill, it will... Read More
  • May 01, 2008

    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, today unveiled a $36 billion bill aimed at boosting "green energy manufacturing" efforts nationwide - an initiative Brown says could help make Ohio the "Silicon Valley" of alternative energy.The money would be spent over five years - starting with $1 billion in the first year and ramping up to $10 billion by the third -... Read More
  • May 01, 2008

    — by Stephen Koff
    Some lawmakers go to Congress to pass bills. Some go to block bills they don't like. Regardless of their motives, Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, has sponsored nearly twice as many bills, resolutions or amendments in the U.S. Senate this term as his Republican counterpart, George Voinovich, according to a Library of Congress database. Brown has... Read More
  • May 01, 2008

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced legislation this week to expand access to health insurance for small businesses and the self-employed.Brown's bill, modeled after the Federal Employees Health Benefits plan, was timed to kick off National Cover the Uninsured Week.   The former Mansfield resident said his... Read More
  • April 30, 2008

    — by Manu Raju
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is leaning against backing a massive farm bill that would rewrite agriculture policy over the next five years, a choice that puts him in between his fiscal conservative base and rural states important in the general election.The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has long sided with his conservative base on the... Read More
  • April 29, 2008

    — by Howard Wilkinson and Cliff Radel
    CINCINNATI — Older men in Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion caps stood side by side with soldiers young enough to be their grandchildren Sunday at the Cincinnati Reds' Great American Ball Park for the funeral of Staff Sgt. Keith M. “Matt” Maupin.The 3,502 people who came through the turnstiles, and the small group of... Read More
  • April 29, 2008

    LITTLE ROCK — By an overwhelming margin, truckers participating in a recent poll on www.thetrucker.com said that drilling for more oil in the U.S. would help offset high diesel prices. Answering the question, “What methods do you favor for curbing and offsetting high diesel prices,” 48 percent of the respondents said the U.S.... Read More