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  • July 27, 2017

    — by Michael Williamson
    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Wednesday that there would be some updates added to the 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed the bill last week and its updates would provide relief for more than 86 percent of Ohio dairy farmers. The updates continue Brown’s focus on improving the safety net... Read More
  • July 26, 2017

    — by Barrie Barber
    A Dayton area company has landed a $9.1 million contract to relocate a security gate at Wright-Patterson, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. Messner Construction Co. was to relocate Gate 26A off Ohio 235 near the 445th Airlift Wing complex and the main airfield. The Army Corps of Engineers, which awarded the contract, said construction was... Read More
  • July 25, 2017

    — by Renee Fox
    WARREN — It might cost more but it will be an investment in American industry, American jobs and the American economy if the federal government were to buy only American-made products for federal infrastructure jobs, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said. “Sometimes if it is made with American labor in the United States, it may cost a little... Read More
  • July 25, 2017

    — by George Nelson
    WARREN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is calling on President Trump to support Buy America legislation that’s also backed by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio. The bill calls for federally funded infrastructure projects to use domestically produced products, Brown said at a news conference Monday at the Wheatland Tube Co. plant... Read More
  • July 24, 2017

    — by Gerry Ricciutti
    WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Veteran Wheatland Tube employee Tom Smith will be in Youngstown Tuesday during President Donald Trump’s rally, but he doesn’t plan to be inside the Covelli Centre. Smith will be down the street, outside with protesters. “Pretty much trying to let him know that we’re not happy with the way... Read More
  • July 19, 2017

    — by M.L. Schultze
    Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown plans to meet with President Trump’s trade representative tomorrow to talk about the starting points for the U.S. renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. One of Brown’s chief concerns is an obscure part of trade law that allows multinational corporations to... Read More
  • July 18, 2017

    — by Deirdre Shesgreen
    WASHINGTON—Sen. Sherrod Brown is a baseball fanatic who once dreamed of turning his little league exploits into a career with the Cleveland Indians. Sen. Rob Portman is a bicycling and kayaking enthusiast who once fixed his own dislocated shoulder by slamming himself against a rock. On Monday, the two Ohio senators and... Read More
  • July 17, 2017

    — by WTOL Staff
    TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Senator Sherrod Brown visited Toledo to talk about possibles cuts to nursing home benefits in the Senate health care bill.  Ohio nursing homes fear losing as much as $800 million a year in Medicaid funding in the proposed overhaul.  Read More
  • July 17, 2017

    The latest Senate Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be devastating for rural Ohio.  Last week, I released a county-by-county report detailing just how harmful repealing the Affordable Care Act could be in rural Ohio. From cuts to schools and nursing homes to hospital closures and job losses, it’s clear there are... Read More
  • July 06, 2017

    — by Dan O'Brien
    WARREN, Ohio – Representatives from a cross-section of the local economy painted a picture Wednesday of the promises and challenges that lie ahead for the Mahoning Valley during a roundtable discussion hosted by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. It was the first in a series of roundtables the senator has scheduled this week across the state to promote... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    — by D.K. Wright
    It's an issue that means the difference between prosperity and despair for retired coal miners in the Ohio Valley and beyond. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown visited with retired miners and their spouses in Martins Ferry, to talk about legislation regarding their pensions. When he came in, they stood and applauded, and gave him something that looked... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    — by David Singer
    MARTINS FERRY, Ohio — State Senator Sherrod Brown was back in the region on Wednesday to continue his push to help retired mine workers. After a successful campaign to win back their healthcare benefits, the democratic Senator met with former coal miners in Martins Ferry to push a bill to restore their pensions. Brown says it's what... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    — by Gerry Ricciutti
    WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – As President Trump heads to his first G-20 Summit to talk trade with other world leaders, Senator Sherrod Brown says he’s still waiting for some specifics on U.S. trade policies from the White House. Brown hosted a roundtable discussion Wednesday with Warren Mayor Doug Franklin and a number of local business,... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    — by Briana Malaska
    ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Amidst the height of an epidemic that is sweeping the nation, but affecting the state of Ohio the worst, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) stopped in Zanesville to discuss the issue. Brown hosted a roundtable discussion at Muskingum Behavioral Health where top community members were able to weigh in on how southeast Ohio is... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    — by Glenn Stevens
    WARREN, Ohio - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says fair trade is a direct link to protecting and retaining American jobs.   The Ohio Democrat was in Warren Wednesday for a roundtable discussion with local government, economic development, business and labor representatives. "It's pretty clear our free trade policy has pretty much betrayed... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    — by Shelly Schultz
    ZANESVILLE - A number of local people met with Sen. Sherrod Brown Wednesday afternoon to discuss efforts to combat Ohio's opioid epidemic, as more than 200,000 Ohioans battling addiction are at risk of losing health care coverage.  Monica Batteiger spoke about the difficulties families of addicts encounter when trying to find help for... Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    WARREN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, today joined Warren Mayor William Franklin as well as Mahoning Valley businesses and workers to promote an economic agenda to help Ohioans and protect American manufacturing jobs. Mahoning Valley communities have been hit especially hard by economic policies that put corporations and... Read More
  • June 30, 2017

    — by Tom Troy
    A bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) to support survivors of human trafficking received approval by the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary committee Thursday. The next step for Mr. Brown’s bill is a vote in the full Senate, although it could also end up folded into related legislation that is making its way through... Read More
  • June 30, 2017

    — by Marty Schladen
    It’s the kind of heroism they make movies about. Two years ago, Columbus police Officer Keith Kise jumped into a raging gun battle, helped to kill a gang leader, and saved a little boy. On Friday, Ohio’s U.S. Senate delegation recognized that courage with the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. Standing in front of 10... Read More
  • June 28, 2017

    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill for the Senate to recognize LGBT Pride month, claiming that President Donald Trump has not done so. “This year, the White House broke with an 8 year tradition and did not issue a presidential proclamation acknowledging June as Pride Month,” Brown, D-Ohio, said. Read More