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  • February 20, 2013

    The National Association of Wheat Growers announced their choices for the 2012 Wheat Advocate Award this week, an award given annually to Members of Congress who have demonstrated support for the wheat industry above and beyond the norm. Two of the recipients of the 2012 award are U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and U.S. Representative Bob Gibbs. Read More
  • February 20, 2013

    — by Joselyn King
    WHEELING, W.Va. - President Barack Obama wants to launch at least three more manufacturing "hubs" to spur technology innovation in business, and local lawmakers want him to know the Ohio Valley has many vacant properties available for use. Obama said in his State of the Union address that he wants to expand his National Network for Manufacturing... Read More
  • February 16, 2013

    — by The Plain Dealer Editorial Board
    International Olympic Committee executive board members say they have nothing against wrestling; they just have to keep the summer games from getting too crowded. And so this week, they decided that the world's best wrestlers -- men and women, freestyle and Greco-Roman -- will have to roll up their mats and get off the world's biggest athletic... Read More
  • February 15, 2013

    — by Tom Troy
    A Springfield High School student with cystic fibrosis and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) teamed up today in Toledo to promote the need for more research on juvenile diseases. Rachel Burns, 15, and Senator Brown joined in a news conference at Toledo Children's Hospital, along with Rachel's family, caregivers, and hospital officials to promote... Read More
  • February 15, 2013

    — by Pat Galbincea
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Officials at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have reversed their decision about selling Cuyahoga County properties to speculators and others and will continue to sell to the Cuyahoga Land Bank. HUD and the land bank reached a nine-month agreement Friday that will enable the county to buy low-valued,... Read More
  • February 11, 2013

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama addresses the nation tomorrow night from the Capitol, many Clevelanders will be watching on TV. But Gwendolyn "Cookie" Hall will watch the speech live. She's the guest of Sen. Sherrod Brown, who invited the steelworker to use his extra ticket. She is also there to help Brown make a point: Given the right... Read More
  • February 10, 2013

    — by George F. Will
    WASHINGTON — With his chronically gravelly voice and relentlessly liberal agenda, Sherrod Brown seems to have stepped out of “Les Miserables,” hoarse from singing revolutionary anthems at the barricades. Today, Ohio’s senior senator has a project worthy of Victor Hugo — and of conservatives’ support. He wants to... Read More
  • February 06, 2013

    — by Rick Payerchin
    LORAIN — A new law would ensure money to pay for dredging of Ohio’s ports, including Lorain.U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Tuesday reintroduced the Harbor Maintenance Ace, which would ensure money deposited in the federal Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund would pay for maintenance, operations and construction at federal ports.“The Lorain... Read More
  • February 03, 2013

    The importance of companies offering sick leave to their employees and its effect on morale and productivity were the focuses of a joint conference call held by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Ohio business owner Heather Rocco-Geissler, CEO of Challenger Aviation Products Inc. The call between Brown and Ohio media was Wednesday. “(Offering sick... Read More
  • February 02, 2013

    TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER left the Treasury Department last week after four years as secretary. So how did he do? As financial adviser to the president in the tumultuous years immediately after the credit crisis, Mr. Geithner had immense sway over the government’s approach to all things economic. For everyday Americans, his major tasks... Read More
  • February 01, 2013

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON —  Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to know: Does “too big to fail” mean “too big to jail?” Brown, D-Ohio, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder questioning the federal government can effectively prosecute banks that have been deemed “too big to... Read More
  • January 31, 2013

    — by Carl E. Feather
    For at least 39 Ashtabula County residents, the flu season of 2012-13 will be remembered as one that bite out of their lives, and, most likely, their paychecks.According to information released by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Wednesday, Ashtabula County had 39 hospitalizations due to flu between Sept. 30, 2012, and Jan. 19. Brown said the entire... Read More
  • January 30, 2013

    — by Repository Editorial
    The issue: Justice and Mental Health Collaboration ActOur view: Stark Countians will recognize programs, as they’re already in place here It’s good that a rash of bipartisanship has broken out so early in the new session of Congress. In a few months, politicians of both parties will become consumed with next year’s congressional... Read More
  • January 30, 2013

    — by Steven Collins
    LOGAN — Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown has unveiled plans to co-sponsor the Healthy Families Act, legislation that would grant workers paid sick leave. “Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals advise that people stay home when their sick,” Brown said during a phone conference about the legislation. “It’s been a tough... Read More
  • January 29, 2013

    — by Carl Weiser
    Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown expressed support for a sweeping immigration reform plan unveiled on Monday, while GOP Sen. Rob Portman said he wanted to look more closely at the details. The most contentious element of the proposal – crafted by four Democrats and four Republicans in the Senate – would create a path to... Read More
  • January 29, 2013

    — by Joshua Jamerson
    When Madison Reed was 7 months old, doctors told her parents she wouldn’t live past 2. “No parents should have to hear those words,” Annette Reed said. But unconventional methods helped Madison, who had type-1 spinal muscular atrophy, a rare disease impairing her motor functions. Now the Dublin resident is 15 years old. The Reeds... Read More
  • January 26, 2013

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    WASHINGTON — Ohio’s congressional delegation has launched its first salvo in an attempt to land a fleet of new refueling tankers for Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus. The entire delegation — including House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, who rarely signs delegation letters because of his House leadership... Read More
  • January 25, 2013

    — by Sara Wyant
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 - House Republicans advanced their “No Budget, No Pay” bill, that would withhold salaries from members of Congress if either chamber fails to approve a budget by April 15. But when it comes to linking “pay” to “performance,” Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, suggests that lawmakers should... Read More
  • January 25, 2013

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    In 2011, Jeanne Brigner reached out to my office after her mortgage servicer misapplied her monthly mortgage payment – an action which led her into foreclosure. Unlike many Ohioans, Jeanne was able to keep her home, but only after paying thousands of dollars in unnecessary fees. Unfortunately, the state of mortgage servicing is so bad that... Read More
  • January 24, 2013

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON -- By now, you have probably heard the GOP proposal: The House of Representatives will not stand in the way of a debt-limit hike, allowing the federal government to operate without fear of default or shutdown until at least May 18. But Republicans want something in return, namely, passage of a budget by both houses of Congress by April... Read More