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  • January 09, 2012

    COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - Several local counties are among 44 Ohio counties that will be eligible to receive new federal resources to help repair roads and bridges following serious severe rainfall from March to May of 2011. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says the Ohio Department of Transportation has been awarded FY 2011 Federal Highway... Read More
  • January 09, 2012

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) Sunday credited the federal aid and restructuring of the U.S. auto industry for creating new auto jobs in Ohio when he stopped by United Auto Workers Local 12 in Toledo for a 40-minute news conference. Senator Brown said the federal assistance program not only stabilized Chrysler Group LLC and General Motors Co.... Read More
  • January 09, 2012

    — by Richard Todd
    DETROIT, MI – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will join a southwest Ohio electric vehicle company to reveal a new electric jeep model at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Amp Electric Vehicles, based in Loveland, will display a converted Jeep Grand Cherokee during a press conference at the auto show on Monday. The company... Read More
  • January 08, 2012

    — by Tim Troglen
    udson -- John Mesko does not consider himself a hero. Mesko was one of 16 veterans who received service medals Dec. 2 in Akron which were either past due or reissued as replacements for lost citations. "I just got drafted and happened to serve and ended up getting hit," said the 62-year-old U.S. Army veteran, who received a Purple Heart and other... Read More
  • January 05, 2012

    — by Catherine Candisky
    Area veterans gave a thumbs-up yesterday to a fleet of Mobile Vet Centers built by a Reynoldsburg specialty-vehicle company. The vehicles will make house calls to veterans who otherwise might not have access to health-care services. “This is something veterans groups have advocated for years,” said Thomas R. Burke, president of the... Read More
  • January 05, 2012

    — by Richard Todd
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seven southwest Ohio high school seniors are being nominated to attend U.S. Military Service Academies. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the nomination of students from Clermont, Greene, Montgomery, and Warren Counties Wednesday. Three of the seven are from Clermont County: Moeller student William Hamiter, headed... Read More
  • January 05, 2012

    Ohio recorded fewer foreclosure filings in 2010 than the year before. The slight decline is welcome news, but as a report this week by Policy Matters Ohio notes, the housing nightmare is far from over. The Cleveland-based think tank reports a continuing crisis, with an increase of 142 percent in home foreclosures in the decade since 2000. One in... Read More
  • January 04, 2012

    — by Catharine Hadley
    PORT CLINTON -- Oak Harbor's village administrator had some good news for the first council meeting of the year. Robert Pauley is leaving today for Washington, D.C., along with Oak Harbor High School student Kasey Peterson and her mother, Sherry Peterson, and WSOS community development specialist Kerrie Carte. "We are meeting with the president on... Read More
  • January 04, 2012

    Just a couple of days after talking with locked out Cooper Tire & Rubber workers in Findlay, Senator Sherrod Brown was talking about the subject again. Brown spoke with Chris Oaks on WFIN this morning, and reiterated he is offering his support for those who can't go to work right now... (Audio Below) He added that while he can't do anything... Read More
  • January 04, 2012

    — by Andy Ouriel
    Perkins Twp. A World War II veteran received nearly a dozen medals and awards Monday for his combat service.  U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown presented Delbert Cole, 93, with 11 war medals during a ceremony at the Ohio Veterans Home in Perkins Township. Cole either lost the medals during a 1969 flood that damaged his Huron home, or he just never... Read More
  • January 03, 2012

    — by Mark Gillispie
    CLEVELAND -- U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown is urging the federal government to force banks to stop the practice of walking away from their responsibilities for properties both before and after foreclosure. At a news conference in Cleveland today, the Ohio Democrat criticized the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for its failure to stop such... Read More
  • January 03, 2012

    (Cleveland)- Senator Sherrod Brown wants to put an end to banks simply abandoning foreclosed homes. During a news conference Tuesday at Neighborhood Housing Services in Cleveland Brown said the abandoned homes or "bank walkaways" foster crime and leave taxpayers on the hook. He has introduced the "Foreclosure Fraud Prevention and Homeowner... Read More
  • January 03, 2012

    — by CLAUDIA BOYD-BARRETT
    FINDLAY — It’s been an especially chilly few weeks for the 1,050 hourly workers locked out of the Cooper Tire plant over a contract dispute. But on Monday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) strode into the employees’ packed union hall to offer a warming dose of support. “I just stopped in to wish you well and to say... Read More
  • January 01, 2012

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has obtained 129 overdue and replacement medals for 23 Northeast Ohio veterans and their family members. In a ceremony at the Summit County Veterans Service Commission Dec. 2., representatives from Brown's office, along with Major General Dan Hahn (U.S. Army Ret.) and Commander of Chapter 699 Military Order of the... Read More
  • December 29, 2011

    — by SHERROD BROWN
    This holiday season, Ohioans will receive scores of gifts — from Great Lakes beer to Cincinnati chili — but many of the parcels probably won’t be dropped off by their local postal carrier. The United States Postal Service (USPS) — the second-largest employer in the United States and one authorized by the U.S. Constitution... Read More
  • December 26, 2011

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    This holiday season, Ohioans will receive scores of gifts - from Great Lakes beer to Cincinnati chili - but many of the parcels probably won't be dropped off by their local postal carrier. The U.S. Postal Service - the second-largest employer in the United States and one authorized by the U.S. Constitution - is governed by rules that limit its... Read More
  • December 22, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Wednesday called for Congress to act on two pieces of legislation pertaining to China. Brown, a Democrat from Avon, plans to introduce a bill that would allow the U.S. Commerce Department to legally apply tariffs and other countervailing duties to Chinese imports that benefit from illegal export subsidies. Earlier this... Read More
  • December 20, 2011

    — by MARK URYCKI
    Ohio's two U.S. senators are introducing a bill to put $150 million in federal money into the uranium enrichment project in southern Ohio. A spending bill passed Saturday did not include the money for the Piketon plant. Piketon was first used to enrich uranium during the Cold War. Its new process would help nuclear power plants produce... Read More
  • December 20, 2011

    — by Leonard Hayhurst
    COSHOCTON -- More than 40 recently laid-off workers at Clow Water Systems could receive help from a federal program designed to provide assistance to people who have lost jobs because of increased imports. The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday certified laid-off employees of Clow Water Systems Co. in Coshocton to be eligible for worker adjustment... Read More
  • December 20, 2011

    Ohio businesses, we were told, would gain new access to Chinese markets through the removal of trade barriers, increased transparency, and more stringent protection of intellectual property rights. China promised to follow the rule of law and to reform its legal system, and, in turn, would gain new access to global markets. Ten years later, Ohio... Read More