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  • October 16, 2014

    LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- Six months after it rolled off the assembly line at General Motor Co.'s Lordstown Complex, the millionth Cruze will finally hit the streets of the Mahoning Valley. Since the car was produced, the plant has been selling raffle tickets to all members of locals 1112 and 1714 of the United Auto Workers union as well as retirees of... Read More
  • October 15, 2014

    BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- It's not every day that a United States Senator walks into the Martins Ferry City Building. But on Wednesday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, did, and he arrived with a plan to fight drug addiction. Legislation that would change U.S. law and help those seeking treatment. During the meeting, Brown may have brought the... Read More
  • October 15, 2014

    — by Jim Heath
    Sen. Sherrod Brown has told the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that they need to be ready to provide a team of infection experts in Ohio after news that a second nurse in Dallas tested positive for Ebola after spending nearly a week in Northeast Ohio. "The CDC must dedicate immediate resources to organize monitoring services in... Read More
  • October 14, 2014

    — by Senator Sherrod Brown
    When I travel across Ohio, I hear from business owners who have sucessfully expanded their companies, created jobs and sold their products in foreign markets. In 2013, Ohio exports totaled a record-breaking $50.8 billion. To quantify that, every $1 billion in exports supports nearly 5,000 domestic jobs. And in Ohio, more than one quarter... Read More
  • October 12, 2014

    — by Burton Speakman
    youngstown Competition in the steel industry is intense, which is why problems arise when someone attempts to gain an advantage. Over the past few years there have been allegations against China and South Korea of steel dumping, which is selling products at prices as low as or lower than the material costs, due to subsidies from foreign... Read More
  • October 10, 2014

    — by Lewis Wallace
    Today is October 10, 10/10—and it’s been declared National Minimum Wage Day. $10.10 is the new minimum wage many advocates are calling for. Right now Ohio’s minimum wage is $7.95, and it will automatically go up to $8.10 on January 1, 2015. For tipped workers, the minimum is still under $4.00; the January adjustment will raise the... Read More
  • October 09, 2014

    — by T. Becket Adams
    Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday blasted government forces in China for failing to honor promises made to the people of Hong Kong nearly 20 years ago. They sided with the massive pro-democracy movement that has taken hold of the country’s small, supposedly autonomous region. “We stand in total solidarity with the... Read More
  • October 09, 2014

    — by Robert L. Smith
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- While exports represent big business for Ohio, it's not big companies driving the lucrative trade. Small to medium-sized firms account for nearly 90 percent of Ohio's exports, which have risen to record levels. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the top U.S. trade ambassador, made that point Thursday while on a visit... Read More
  • October 09, 2014

    New kinds of medication-assisted treatment offer the greatest hope for moving people who are addicted to heroin and other opioids to long-term sobriety. Relapse rates for opioid addicts are as high as 90 percent. Combined with counseling and therapy, however, drugs such as Suboxone, which alleviate painful withdrawal systems and cravings, decrease... Read More
  • October 06, 2014

    — by Lauren Artino
    U.S Senator Sherrod Brown was in Mansfield to convene a roundtable discussion with Richland County Social Services agencies Friday afternoon. Representatives from The American Red Cross, Area Agency on Aging, Catholic Charities, Domestic Violence Shelter, MedCentral Hospice, NECIC and many more sat down with Senator Brown and discussed ways to make... Read More
  • October 06, 2014

    — by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
    Over the last few weeks, we have heard a lot about the Ebola virus. The stories from Africa are heartbreaking – countries with limited resources are fighting to contain the disease and in many cases it is spreading faster than it can be controlled.  In Liberia, Ebola cases are doubling every 15-20 days, with a million cases possible in... Read More
  • October 05, 2014

    — by Marcia Pledger
    CLEVELAND, Ohio --Manufacturing is rebounding nationwide, and in Northeast Ohio the uptick is taking shape with new jobs, new businesses and more programs aimed at helping people who make things find new ways to innovate. That's good news for an industry that took the biggest hit in the state, losing more employment during the recession than any... Read More
  • October 02, 2014

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Recently, Burger King Worldwide announced a merger with Canadian restaurant Tim Hortons, creating one of the largest fast-food operations in the world. While Burger King will continue to be based out of Miami, it will make Canada its home for tax purposes. In this increasingly common practice called “inversion,”... Read More
  • October 02, 2014

    — by Michelle Rotuno-Johnson
    MARION – Add U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to the list of politicians that have toured RAMTEC, Marion's Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Center. The Ohio Democrat walked through Marion's state-of-the-art robotics center Thursday to learn more about what RAMTEC is doing to prepare students for manufacturing jobs. Sen.... Read More
  • October 01, 2014

    — by James Griffiths
    US congressman Chris Smith, chairman of the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on global human rights, has vowed to establish a Hong Kong Caucus to monitor human rights in the city. In a statement released on Tuesday, Smith urged the Chinese government to show “leadership and restraint” in dealing with peaceful demonstrations... Read More
  • October 01, 2014

    — by Jill Drury
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown was in Dayton Wednesday to support a new bill that supports drug treatment. He visited Samaritan Behavioral Health to explain the Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act. The act would update a current law that restricts the number of patients doctors can treat for addiction. The new... Read More
  • October 01, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said he has a large coalition of support ready to back legislation that he says would strengthen existing U.S. trade enforcement rules. Speaking at Byer Steel in Carthage Wednesday, Brown, D-Ohio, said his soon-to-be-introduced Leveling the Playing Field Act would “ensure American companies – like Byer Steel... Read More
  • September 30, 2014

    — by Ed Runyan
    A Texas man who recently moved to Warren and opened a restaurant was presented 10 military service medals Monday morning — including a Bronze Star — for his eight years of military service. Thomas Ducharme, who served one year in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970, enlisted in the Army in 1965 and served as an aviation specialist, drill sergeant... Read More
  • September 30, 2014

    With Ohio ranking worst in the nation for African American infant mortality and 48th in the nation for overall births, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will visit Metro Health today to announce landmark legislation to help doctors and researchers better understand the causes of stillbirths, Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths, and Sudden Unexpected Deaths in... Read More
  • September 29, 2014

    — by Senator Sherrod Brown
    In Ohio, and across the United States, manufacturing is helping to lead our economic recovery. Manufacturing has a larger multiplier effect than any other industry. For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy. Ohio manufacturers are some of the most competitive in the world and workers are innovating right on the... Read More