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  • September 26, 2014

    — by Tom Troy
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) announced today that he’s pushing legislation that will improve reporting and data collection for infant deaths. Mr. Brown, who introduced his bill with a Republican co-sponsor in July, unveiled the legislation locally at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, along with hospital and Lucas County health... Read More
  • September 26, 2014

    — by Kristen Elechko
    Last month, I proudly powered my body over the finish line to win the gold medal for the sprint triathlon at the international Gay Games in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. It was a highlight of my life to date and the culmination of two years of intensive preparation. A lifelong athlete, I had trained long and hard, entered races and... Read More
  • September 24, 2014

    Following the designation of 22 Ohio counties as primary and contiguous disaster counties, small businesses in northeastern and southern Ohio will now have access to federal resources to help offset financial losses resulting from freezing weather between Jan 2, 2014, and April 17, 2014. On Friday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) encouraged eligible... Read More
  • September 24, 2014

    — by DAVE DELUCA
    GENEVA — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown met with local wine grape growers on Tuesday to assess the devastating effects of winter’s polar vortex on the region. The entire wine grape crop was destroyed in Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga counties. There was no yield at all this year for the area’s wine industry. Losses of millions of dollars... Read More
  • September 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBN) – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is supporting legislation that would support jobs at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base. The bipartisan Air Force C-130H Fleet Modernization Act would give the Air Force flexibility to modernize its C-130H fleet, which in Ohio is flown from... Read More
  • September 23, 2014

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The number of people seeking treatment for opiate addiction at Meridian Community Care since the beginning of the year has grown threefold compared to the same period in 2013, reports Larry Moliterno, president and CEO. Of those who want and need treatment, only 10% have access to programs, Moliterno emphasized during a press... Read More
  • September 22, 2014

    — by Sherrod Brown
    The financial crisis devastated homeowners and investors in Ohio and across the country. In the years since, we’ve made great progress but we know that the economy cannot fully recover until the housing market does. Cleveland’s Thriving Communities Institute estimates that there are 50,000 abandoned properties in Ohio that have fallen... Read More
  • September 22, 2014

    — by Sherrod Brown
    Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise in toxic algal blooms. A high level of phosphorous in the lake is a contributing factor to the algal blooms, and... Read More
  • September 20, 2014

    New federal assistance is available for Ohio agricultural producers in 22 northeastern and southern Ohio counties who experienced crop or production loss due to a winter freeze. To read the full article, click the link below. Read More
  • September 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Critical funds to continue cleanup and prevent layoffs at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon were secured Thursday night. The funds are on top of the more than one billion dollars in federal funding that has already been secured for cleanup and redevelopment of the site. Nearly 2,200 jobs are related to... Read More
  • September 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal assistance is available for Ohio agricultural producers in 22 northeastern and southern Ohio counties who experienced crop or production loss due to a recent freeze. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Ashtabula, Geauga, Jackson,... Read More
  • September 18, 2014

    A bill sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., passed the House Monday. The bill would create a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation and bring together industry, higher education institutions, federal agencies and other levels of government to push manufacturing innovation. To read the full article, click the link... Read More
  • September 17, 2014

    — by Michael D. Pitman
    Ohio’s two U.S. senators are asking for $100 million out of a $16.65 billion private settlement between Bank of America and the U.S. Department of Justice in order to provide relief for some of the state’s hardest-hit counties, including several southwest Ohio counties. And the plan is to have this money funneled directly to the 22... Read More
  • September 16, 2014

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON —  The federal government reports that the number of people in Ohio without health insurance fell by 47,000 during the past year, one of 15 states which saw a decline in its pool of uninsured from 2012 through 2013. In a report released Tuesday by the U.S Census Bureau, the government concluded that 1.258 million in Ohio were... Read More
  • September 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of last month’s toxic algal blooms that threatened Toledo’s drinking water supply, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has announced new legislation that could help improve water quality throughout Ohio.  “Climate change has led to more frequent violent storms,” Brown said during a teleconference... Read More
  • September 14, 2014

    — by Jessica Wehrman, Jack Torry and Katharina Fiedler
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, joined Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., this week in singing a letter to Federal Communication Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler urging the FCC to end a 1970s-era regulation which allows the NFL to black out broadcasts of a local sports game when the game does not sell out. The FCC plans to hold a vote... Read More
  • September 13, 2014

    — by Craig Kelly
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has announced that the U.S. Department of Health has awarded more than $884,000 in funding to four Ohio health centers, including Lima’s Health Partners of Western Ohio. The funding is through the Affordable Care Act and will allow the health centers to expand their... Read More
  • September 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following his letter to the Obama Administration, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has called on the Canadian government to end illegal trade subsidies that threaten cement jobs in Paulding County. Brown has previously called on the Obama Administration to examine Canada’s trade practices and ensure they are complying... Read More
  • September 10, 2014

    — by Sherrod Brown
    Last week, 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 fortax purposes. In this increasingly common practice called “inversion,”... Read More
  • September 09, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently alerted state and local governments, higher education institutions, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and hospitals to $15 million in new funding to support innovation and business growth. To read full article, click the link below. Read More