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  • April 17, 2012

    — by Sheryl Harris
    When he couldn't e-file his taxes online in February, a Bay Village man figured it was a glitch and sent them off by mail. But when he called last Friday to check on his refund, he discovered the real reason he couldn't e-file: Someone using his name and Social Security number had done it first. "When this happens to you, you just sort of panic.... Read More
  • April 12, 2012

    CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that the Pleasant Township Fire Department has been awarded resources by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. “Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across... Read More
  • April 12, 2012

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    The phone rang in my college dorm room in January 1974. It was my mother calling. "Don Kindt wants to talk to you," she said. "He asked for your phone number. He wants you to run for state representative." My dad chimed in from the phone in the upstairs bedroom: "You're too young. I wouldn't vote for you." Don Kindt did not agree. To Don, serving... Read More
  • April 12, 2012

    — by Joe Gorman
    YOUNGSTOWN - Presley Gillespie said he believes the city is at a crossroads and a bill championed by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown may be key to helping them go down the right road. At a news conference Tuesday morning in front of an abandoned South Side bakery, Gillespie, Brown and others said the Project Rebuild Act would help cities get rid of not... Read More
  • April 12, 2012

    CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that the Pleasant Township Fire Department has been awarded resources by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. “Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across... Read More
  • April 11, 2012

    — by Peter H. Milliken
    The Project Rebuild Act would cost more than twice as much as the Neighborhood Stabilization Plan that is ending as one means to contain federal spending. However, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said the PRA, which would replace NSP, is a necessary investment in local communities. “We justify it because the need is so great,” Brown said.... Read More
  • April 10, 2012

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio- Senator Sherrod Brown made a visit to Youngstown to talk about a plan to revitalize run down neighborhoods. Brown used an abandoned commercial property in the Idora neighborhood as his backdrop tooutlined the Project Rebuild Act. The legislation would expand on the Neighborhood Stabilization Plan which is out of money. Project... Read More
  • April 09, 2012

    A local company says a government loan helped it survive the near collapse of the auto industry. Senator Sherrod Brown and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur say the auto bailout did exactly what it was supposed to do -- save jobs. American Manufacturing builds metal shipping containers for the auto industry and its suppliers. When the industry crashed in... Read More
  • April 09, 2012

    A local company says a government loan helped it survive the near collapse of the auto industry. Senator Sherrod Brown and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur say the auto bailout did exactly what it was supposed to do -- save jobs. American Manufacturing builds metal shipping containers for the auto industry and its suppliers. When the industry crashed in... Read More
  • April 05, 2012

    — by Kristin Bednarski
    United States Senator Sherrod Brown and Marie Johns, deputy administrator for the Small Business Administration, visited the village of Moscow April 3, a month after it was devastated by a tornado, to outline federal assistance that is still available for residents. “Our hearts go out to this community,” Johns said during a brief press... Read More
  • April 05, 2012

    — by KAYLEE REMINGTON
    he Sheffield Township Fire Department was awarded $31,540 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.The grant will be used to improve preparedness and response, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office.Brown’s press secretary Allison Preiss said that... Read More
  • April 05, 2012

    — by Edd Pritchard
    JACKSON TWP. — There hasn’t been enough work because new construction has dropped off, said Engeldinger, an electrician with Local 540 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Thursday morning she waited patiently for a chance to show her résumé to folks with Chesapeake Energy. She has a degree in... Read More
  • April 03, 2012

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown visited Cambridge Monday to outline a plan to train Ohioans for jobs in shale gas and oil development and other high-growth industries. Brown visited Zane State College's Willett Pratt Training Center and met with students training for jobs in the welding industry. He discussed his bipartisan Strengthening Employment... Read More
  • April 03, 2012

    — by Brittany Fredrick
    MOSCOW, OH (FOX19) - Senator Sherrod Brown and a top ranking Small Business Administration official visited Moscow on Tuesday. Senator Brown and SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns outlined federal assistance available to residents affected by the March 2 tornadoes. "Southwest Ohio residents and small business owners can now access the... Read More
  • April 03, 2012

    — by Mike Boyer
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Tuesday took the argument in favor of continued federal support for small business job growth to the factory floor, visiting a small Paddock Hills specialty chemical company that’s expanding with help from U.S. Small Business Administration loan guarantees. Family owned Kost USA Inc., has added about 30 jobs and... Read More
  • April 02, 2012

    — by Kelly Choate
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown stopped by Zanesville on Monday to unveil a new jobs initiative. Brown spoke at the Muskingum County Business Incubator about his effort to promote economic development across Ohio.  The senator said he has introduced legislation that would create and support business incubators in hard-hit regions of the... Read More
  • March 30, 2012

    — by Kristin Byrne
    CLEVELAND - Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced Friday the Hugo Boss plant in Brooklyn will be expanding. The company plans to start a different production line, and a new three-year contract for workers has also been signed. "Ohio is one of the leading manufacturing states in the country and you can see why when you look at what Hugo Boss is... Read More
  • March 28, 2012

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Eastern Gateway Community College President Laura Meeks, Ph.D. participated in an annual conference in the nation's capital today. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) convened his fifth annual college and university presidents conference in Washington, D.C. today with more than 50 presidents from colleges and universities across... Read More
  • March 25, 2012

    — by Bliss Davis
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Senator Sherrod Brown unveiled a new plan that would require banks to shorten the amount of time it takes to accept short sales on underwater mortgages Sunday. About 25 percent of homeowners in Cuyahoga County are currently underwater on their mortgages. To read the rest of the article, click on the source link above. Read More
  • March 22, 2012

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has created task forces in Columbus and Cleveland to help investigate the use of prescription painkillers. The two task forces, which the government began setting up at the end of last year, are called tactical-diversion squads and include agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The Columbus... Read More