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  • March 31, 2014

    YOUNGSTOWN — The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded $125,000 to Mahoning County for a McCartney Road sanitary-sewer extension on the city’s East Side. The county plans to construct 2,711 linear feet of eight-inch sewer lines along U.S. Route 422 to increase the capacity of the sewer system by 1.26 million gallons a day, said U.S.... Read More
  • March 31, 2014

    A Graham High School student has been extended an offer of appointment from a military service academy. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy extended an Offer of Appointment to Nathan Henkle. Brown nominated the Urbana resident for the Merchant Marine Academy. “Ohio schools are educating the young... Read More
  • March 28, 2014

    — by Richard Payerchin
    WASHINGTON — Ohio’s senators have taken leadership roles the U.S. Senate Auto Caucus.Republican Sen. Rob Portman will be co-chairman with Sen. Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat. On March 26, the pair announced the kickoff of a new group of senators launching a revitalized auto caucus. The caucus will provide a forum for senators to... Read More
  • March 28, 2014

    — by Jim Heath
    WASHINGTON - It's been hailed as a first down in the first quarter of what's expected to be a long game but today Ohio senator Sherrod Brown took a side in the controversial debate on whether college athletes should be able to unionize. "I'm pulling for the quarterback at Northwestern to be able to to form a union if those players think they... Read More
  • March 28, 2014

    LIMA, Ohio -- Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday that it will invest $500 million to upgrade its Lima Engine Plant and add 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost engineered for the next-generation 2015 Ford F-150. “Our truck customers have spoken, and we continue to meet their evolving needs by providing another... Read More
  • March 27, 2014

    A new report released today by the National Economic Council, the Council of Economic Advisers, the Domestic Policy Council, and the Department of Labor underscored the importance of raising the minimum wage for women. The report shows that women account for 55 percent of Americans who would receive a raise under the Fair Minimum Wage Act and 72... Read More
  • March 27, 2014

    U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) applauded a ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that China is in violation of hoarding rare earth materials, tungsten, and molybdenum at the expense of American manufacturers. Wednesday’s announcement follows efforts by Brown and Portman to protect Ohio workers and businesses... Read More
  • March 27, 2014

    — by John Michael Spinelli
    As the March 31 deadline for signing up for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act approaches next Monday, for the approximately 15 percent of Americans who are not already covered by a plan from their employer, the latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll released Wednesday finds that six in ten of the uninsured are... Read More
  • March 26, 2014

    With more than 220 home, property, and business owners in Allen County potentially facing drastic increases in the price of their flood insurance, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown applauded passage of a new bipartisan that would protect Ohioans from huge increases for their flood insurance premiums. Brown fought to pass the bipartisan Homeowner Flood... Read More
  • March 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. D-Ohio, met Tuesday with Mario Longhi, president and CEO of U.S. Steel, to discuss efforts to strengthen trade enforcement and protect American steelworkers and businesses. Among the concerns Longhi raised during a meeting at the senator’s Capitol Hill office was last month’s preliminary ruling by... Read More
  • March 25, 2014

    — by John Michael Spinelli
    Ohio senior U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown will host 40 Ohio college presidents Tuesday in Washington at an education conference focused on strengthening higher education. The gathering of academics in Washington comes amid reports that show most jobs now and into the future don't require more than a high school education, and the... Read More
  • March 25, 2014

    Ohio’s two U.S. senators are co-hosting 10 seminars for students interested in one of the country’s military service academies. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown announced the informational sessions today for those high school students that are considering a career in the Air Force, Army, Navy and Merchant Marines. The country’s... Read More
  • March 25, 2014

    New federal resources will allow for the construction of affordable housing units in Wood County. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that Harbor Town Senior Residence, LLC in Wood County will receive a $1,450,000 loan from the USDA Rural Development branch's Rural Rental Housing Guaranteed Loan program. The total cost of the project is... Read More
  • March 24, 2014

    — by Deirdre Shesgreen
    WASHINGTON — After a protracted and painful slump, American manufacturing has started to show new signs of life in Ohio and elsewhere. But the gains have been small and slow, with the state adding back only a fraction of the manufacturing jobs lost amid the Great Recession. With similar trends seen across the country over the last... Read More
  • March 24, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has released a new report showing that strengthening and enhancing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which Ronald Reagan called “the most effective anti-poverty program in the U.S.,” would impact 618,000 Ohioans; sixth most in the country. Brown is the author of the Working Families Tax Relief Act,... Read More
  • March 24, 2014

    — by Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urged Congress to pass his bill that aims to stop other countries from manipulating their currency. “As the Chinese government continues to push down the value of the yuan, the urgency for passing our bipartisan bill addressing currency manipulation rises,” Brown said Thursday in a press release. “We... Read More
  • March 24, 2014

    — by Tom Jackson
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman have joined nine other regional senators in pushing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward on finding ways to keep the Asian carp from migrating from the Mississippi River and its tributaries to the Great Lakes. The letter asks the Corps of Engineers to move quickly in carrying out... Read More
  • March 21, 2014

    — by William K. Alcorn
    Relief and peace of mind are what Amber Beall, a single mother with an 8-year-old son, said she felt after she enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare,” is a federal law signed by President Barack Obama on March 23,... Read More
  • March 21, 2014

    Members of Congress stepped up pressure on the federal government this week for fast action to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, but an official said Wednesday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was awaiting instructions from lawmakers on how to proceed and money to pay for it. Eleven senators representing six of the eight states... Read More
  • March 21, 2014

    — by Jason Hawk
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to grow manufacturing in Ohio, and he’s using Oberlin as an example of how it can be done. In a conference call with reporters last Wednesday, he pitched expansion of New Market Tax Credits in what he called “first of its kind” legislation. Those credits drove $60 billion in private investments... Read More