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  • March 22, 2012

    — by John Arthur Hutchison
    Federal legislation that provides resources to nonprofit organizations that supply services for domestic violence victims and survivors along is up for reauthorization in the U.S. Senate. The Violence Against Women Act, which also provides funding to state and local law enforcement agencies that investigate these crimes, was first passed in 1994... Read More
  • March 22, 2012

    — by Ryan Carter
    With more than 38,000 reported incidents of domestic violence in Ohio last year and 169 incidents in Fayette County, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called for passage of "tough legislation" on Wednesday that would help crack down on domestic violence and abuse.The legislation, which was recently passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of... Read More
  • February 16, 2012

    — by Paula Schleis
    Three Akron neighborhoods will get to keep their post offices after all. Branches in Kenmore, North Hill and South Arlington have been taken off a list of sites being considered for closure as the U.S. Postal Service makes sweeping changes as it struggles to stave off bankruptcy. “There is not enough space in a neighboring station or branch... Read More
  • February 16, 2012

    — by Deirdre Shesgreen
    WASHINGTON -- Federal highway funding to Ohio would drop by more than $90 million for the rest of 2012 under a House transportation proposal, and the state would lose about $60 million in 2013, according to a non-partisan analysis of the Republican-crafted plan. A competing Senate bill would channel $187 million more to Ohio, over the next two... Read More
  • February 16, 2012

    — by Steve Bennish
    DAYTON — Pressure rose Wednesday on Delta Airlines to honor an earlier plan to provide direct air service from Dayton International Airport to New York LaGuardia Airport with a protest from the local Chamber of Commerce and objections from Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. As things stand now, direct service to LaGuardia from Dayton ends July 12... Read More
  • February 16, 2012

    — by Joe Cogliano
    DAYTON, Ohio (Dayton Business Journal) - Unless the federal transportation jobs bill is reauthorized, Ohio will lose an estimated $1.4 billion in investment and more than 50,000 jobs will be in jeopardy, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. On Wednesday, Brown called for passage of the bill, which he said would jump start critical... Read More
  • February 13, 2012

    — by Jessica Wehrman and Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama included $150 million for research and development at a proposed uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, Ohio in his fiscal year 2013 budget today. The move would keep the increasingly controversial project alive and, presumably, a political football heading into the 2012 elections. Overall, the president’s... Read More
  • February 12, 2012

    Although the federal legislation dubbed The Clean Water Affordability Act would certainly address water we drink, it could have a big impact locally on how Ironton and other communities get rid of their water. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat representing Ohio, proposed this law, one that we hope his fellow legislators approve because it could... Read More
  • February 10, 2012

    — by Brandon Smith-Hebson
    SPRINGFIELD — The city of Springfield’s combined sewer system overflows untreated storm water and sewage into local waterways after heavy rains, a problem that could cost $160 million to $260 million to fix and increase customers’ utility bills. And Springfield isn’t alone. Estimates to bring wastewater treatment systems... Read More
  • February 09, 2012

    — by Joe Cogliano
    A proposed new law would require steel purchased by the U.S. military to be completely made in America. On Thursday, six senators including U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced legislation that would restore a decades old rule requiring that steel purchased by the U.S. military be both melted and finished in the U.S. Brown said the rule was... Read More
  • February 09, 2012

    — by Sarah Hawley
    POMEROY — A Tuesday evening conference call organized by the office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown provided the opportunity for the five Ohio counties facing closure of their respective Farm Service Agency offices to discuss ideas on the topic. An announcement was made in early January that five county FSA offices in Ohio would close.... Read More
  • February 07, 2012

    — by Emily Hanford
    A former Bear and a former Mustang are now working as interns for U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Capitol Hill office. Strongsville High School graduate, Annie Morino, is currently a junior at Allegheny College. Morino is participating in a semester program in Washington, which includes a seminar and an internship. Morino was an intern in... Read More
  • February 06, 2012

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    The "buy local" food slogan so popular with environmentalists may catch on with people shopping for pet food. "Avoid the newest products on the shelves and buy made-in-the-USA pet food," veterinarian Brian Forsgren said Tuesday at a news conference called by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to publicize the death of a Westlake dog that died after eating... Read More
  • February 04, 2012

    PERKINS TOWNSHIP — A partnership between NASA and the European Space Agency could bring new investment to NASA Plum Brook Station, area officials said. The possible pairing of the American space agency and its European counterpart has been in the talking stages since last summer and this week it drew support from Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S.... Read More
  • February 03, 2012

    It took far too long for U.S. poli- cy makers to recognize the damage that China’s unfair currency and trade policies were doing to two industries vital to Ohio: steel and rubber. And even when there was recognition of the danger, the responses were inadequate to save the jobs of tens of thousands of Americans. Now there is a new area of... Read More
  • February 02, 2012

    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown wants members of the Senate to be forbidden from owning individual stocks, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Brown, along with Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley, instead wants senators to either sell their stocks and instead invest in mutual funds or place the stocks in a blind trust that would be managed independently, the... Read More
  • January 16, 2012

    COLUMBUS — The fight of Martin Luther King Jr. continues today in Ohio against efforts to restrict worker and voting rights, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown told a crowd honoring the slain civil rights leader Monday. The Democratic senator made the remarks despite the fact that the man who signed two laws that he referred to, Republican Gov. John... Read More
  • January 15, 2012

    The Stow Fire Department has received a federal grant for $128,439 for operations and safety, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown's Office. The money was awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. "We are thrilled to have received the grant," Mayor Sara Drew... Read More
  • January 10, 2012

    — by Charlene Hoeflich
    POMEROY — Both Meigs and Gallia Counties are included in the list of 45 Ohio counties eligible to receive new federal resources to help repair roads and bridges damaged by spring rains, according to a release from U. S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Monday. Brown said that the Ohio Department of Transportation has been awarded fiscal year Federal... Read More
  • January 09, 2012

    CINCINNATI -- Six area counties are among nearly four dozen that will be eligible to receive federal funds to help repair roads and bridges.The Ohio Department of Transportation received the federal highway grant to repair roadways damaged during severe rainfall last spring.Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Highland counties are among... Read More