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  • June 03, 2014

    — by Rachel West
    WASHINGTON (WAVY) – Sen. Tim Kaine has joined 13 senators to introduce the Restoring Veterans’ Trust Act of 2014, a bill that would fix problems at the VA. Kaine (D-VA) introduced the bill with senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mark Begich (D-AK), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Martin Henrich (D-NM), Mazie Hirono (D-HI),... Read More
  • June 03, 2014

    — by Kevin Cirilli
    The Senate Budget Committee will hold hearings Wednesday to decide whether the student loan industry is "set up to make borrowers fail." "I'm concerned that student loan servicers see that they can maximize their profits by cutting corners, rather than giving proper customer service," Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) will say, according to an... Read More
  • June 02, 2014

    — by Richard Payerchin
    LORAIN — It was better late than never for an Army veteran who received three medals he earned while serving, but never received.On June 2, Lorain City Council and its audience gave a standing ovation to Felix Bermuda-Gonzalez, a retired Ford worker and a Lorain Police Department Auxiliary officer since 1976. Bermuda-Gonzalez served in... Read More
  • June 02, 2014

    — by Jackie Borchardt
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio school buses would have to be outfitted with safety belts under legislation introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 578 would require all school buses bought, leased, or rented after January 1, 2016 be equipped with lap and shoulder safety belts for all passengers. The bill also would require school... Read More
  • June 01, 2014

    This week U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced $33 million in new federal resources available to farmers and producers to make necessary conservation improvements in areas with high priority watersheds, including the Great Lakes, Ohio River, Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake and Mississippi River.... Read More
  • June 01, 2014

    — by Associated Press
    DAYTON — Ohio’s Democratic U.S. senator says early documentation of military service incidents could help veterans later when they seek treatment. Sen. Sherrod Brown is promoting legislation about creating records of exposure to events that could result in post-traumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injuries or... Read More
  • May 30, 2014

    — by Leonard Hayhurst
    COSHOCTON — Mayor Steve Mercer said one factor in keeping manufacturers in the area is providing the next generation of workers the businesses need. At this past week’s city council work session, Mercer said his administration is working with the Coshocton Port Authority, Coshocton County Career Center, Ohio Means Jobs of... Read More
  • May 29, 2014

    STRUTHERS It took Leo H. Connelly Jr. decades to talk about what he refers to as his “hidden scars of war.” When Connelly, 67, who now serves as commissioner of the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission and as commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2, returned to the U.S. in 1968 from a yearlong tour of duty in... Read More
  • May 29, 2014

    — by Ripon Advance Reports
    Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) applauded on Friday the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) recent ruling that China must rescind anti-dumping duties countervailing duties on American automobile exports. Portman and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who previously urged the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate the tariffs, praised the... Read More
  • May 28, 2014

    — by Beairshelle Edme
    WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was in town Wednesday, visiting a VFW post in Dayton. He announced a plan that would make it easier for veterans with war-related injuries to claim benefits. Senator Brown said this new plan wouldn’t place the burden on veterans to prove their PTSD and traumatic brain... Read More
  • May 28, 2014

    CINCINNATI —Cincinnati and southwest Ohio will see a considerable investment of federal funds to spur manufacturing growth. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the first 12 communities that will be designated Manufacturing Communities as part of the second phase of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership... Read More
  • May 27, 2014

    — by WVIZ
    Senator Brown says if a soldier suffers a serious head injury in Iraq or Afghanistan, that injury is reported. And that report helps the soldier get a diagnosis from a doctor, and to file claims for insurance and disability. Veteran Michael Fairman of Columbus, whom the senator credited for helping come up with the bill, said the same isn’t... Read More
  • May 27, 2014

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    After such a long winter, Ohioans are ready to spend more time outside, enjoying the warmer weather. While doctors recommend that we wear sunscreen, Americans may be surprised to learn that our sunscreen is not as effective as the sunscreen sold in Canada and Europe. The reason? Regulatory gridlock. Regulatory delays have prevented American... Read More
  • May 25, 2014

    — by Olivera Perkins
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - The United States is losing middle class jobs; but those in the fight to limit steel imports are hoping they will be able to offer an example on how to save them. At its core, the effort to limit steel imports is part of a much bigger effort to save American jobs. Not just any job, but "decent-paying" and "family supporting" jobs,... Read More
  • May 23, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, invited the Legislative Chairman of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Ohio as his guest to the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee. During the hearing, Larry Moore, an Akron resident and Mansfield native, testified on the need to ensure Ohio’s veterans receive the resources they need and... Read More
  • May 23, 2014

    — by Marine Cole
    Summer is just around the corner and you may already be dreaming of lying on the beach or catching some rays in the park at lunchtime. But with incidents of skin cancer on the rise, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself from the damaging effects of the sun. Though there are a multitude of effective products on the market, the... Read More
  • May 23, 2014

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON —  With Lt. Richard Cole standing near him in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama signed a measure Friday awarding a congressional gold medal to the 80 American airmen who electrified the nation in 1942 with a daring daylight bombing raid over Tokyo and at least one other Japanese city. Cole, 98, who grew up in Dayton and... Read More
  • May 22, 2014

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Enough with the offensive name "Redskins," says a full half of the United States Senate. Forty-seven Democrats including Ohio's Sherrod Brown and two independents sent a letter Thursday to Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, urging the league to endorse a name change for the football team in Washington,... Read More
  • May 22, 2014

    — by Jack Torry
    Calling a delay in approval of a sunscreen product by the U.S Food and Drug Administration “unconscionable,” Sen. Sherrod Brown yesterday urged passage of a bill requring the agency to review its entire list of pending sunscreen applications within eight months of the bill being signed into law. In a conference call with Ohio reporters,... Read More
  • May 22, 2014

    — by Kevin Cirilli
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said Democrats need to move more to the left to be successful during a speech at a progressive conference hosted by the Campaign For America's Future. “The national Democrats haven't gotten the message, from the president on down, that you need to be a populist party,” Brown said at a speech at The New... Read More