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  • July 17, 2012

    — by Leon Bibb
    BEACHWOOD, Ohio - When the author of the phrase "war is hell" uttered those words, he probably had in mind men like Donald Arnold, of Beachwood, who sat quietly during a special ceremony on Monday. The service honored Arnold for his actions in 1945 when he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. When a German artillery shell crashed into the... Read More
  • July 16, 2012

    — by Allie LaForce
    The 2012 London Olympics kick off on July 27 and U.S. Olympic athletes will be dressed from head to toe in red, white and blue uniforms… made in China. The American athletes will be competing for their country, but dressed in uniforms manufactured in its biggest economic competitor. “People on the Olympic Committee should be ashamed of... Read More
  • July 16, 2012

    — by Kristin Byrne
    BEACHWOOD, Ohio - Private First Class Donald Arnold, a World War II veteran, will receive a Purple Heart after years of trying to obtain the honor. Arnold, now living in an assisted living facility in Beachwood, will also receive eight other replacement medals including the Silver Star and Bronze Star. According to a news release, Senator Sherrod... Read More
  • July 15, 2012

    — by Jessica Wehrman
    Sen. Sherrod Brown is urging Ohio veterans to take advantage of a federal jobs retraining assistance program aimed at matching veterans with high-demand jobs. Brown, D-Ohio, cosponsored a bill last year aimed at hiring veterans. Among the provisions in the bill was one that offers job retraining assistance to veterans between 35 and 60. The program... Read More
  • July 14, 2012

    Following an ABC News report revealing that Team U.S.A.’s Olympic uniforms for the Opening Ceremony are made in China, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Friday said he is calling on the U.S. Olympic Committee to utilize American clothing manufacturers for this year’s uniforms and use domestic clothing makers for future Olympics,... Read More
  • July 13, 2012

    Bill and Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio are fired up about the Team U.S.A. Ralph Lauren Olympic uniforms that were made in China. Brown says this plays into the offshoring issue around Mitt Romney and Bain Capital and “people who think offshoring is just another way to pad the bottom line.” Brown also says the problem with... Read More
  • July 13, 2012

    — by Frank Lewis
    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), says an Associated Press news report detailing increasing numbers of “prescription tourists” traveling to Georgia—often from Ohio—to obtain prescription painkillers has spurred him to urge the state’s governor, Nathan Deal, to act to crack down on “pill mills” in... Read More
  • July 13, 2012

    — by Donna Cassata
    WASHINGTON — Uniforms for U.S. Olympic athletes are American red, white and blue — but made in China. That has members of Congress fuming. Republicans and Democrats railed yesterday about the U.S. Olympic Committee’s decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese-manufactured berets, blazers and pants while the American textile... Read More
  • July 12, 2012

    — by Richard Payerchin
    LORAIN — A new program offers job training for veterans who have trouble finding work. The sign-up period has started for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, authorized last year through the VOW to Hire Heroes Act. Sen. Sherrod Brown used his weekly conference call to promote the program, which might cover eligible veterans in Lorain... Read More
  • July 12, 2012

    — by Barrie Barber
    Unemployed veterans have asked for job retraining assistance in “record numbers” weeks before the deadline for a federal program to train prior service members for civilian work, a Department of Veterans Affairs program official said. More than 32,600 veterans have applied for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program nationwide,... Read More
  • July 11, 2012

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    One of the biggest jobs bills to clear the Senate this session — one that could create or save two million jobs at no cost to taxpayers — passed with strong bipartisan support more than 200 days ago. Now, it’s time for the House of Representatives to act.  American workers and American manufacturers can compete with anyone.... Read More
  • July 11, 2012

    — by Howard Wilkinson
    The deadline is fast approaching for a federal program that would assist unemployed and under-employed military veterans with job training. More than 31,000 veterans nationwide have already applied for the 45,000 spots open in the first round of a job training program made possible under the federal VOW to Hire Heroes Act, a bill co-sponsored by... Read More
  • July 11, 2012

    Out of tragedy comes an affirmation across the aisle to save lives going forward. That should be the positive result of the just-enacted Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act that President Barack Obama signed into law Friday. It's past time for such common-sense bus-safety measures as required seat belts and harnesses, reinforced windows,... Read More
  • July 10, 2012

    — by Loren Genson
    WAVERLY -- Using a shuttered cabinet factory as a backdrop, local labor unions called for Congress to support a bill that would remove incentives for companies who outsource jobs overseas and reward companies that invest in American workers. Members of the Shawnee Labor Council challenged lawmakers Monday to pass the Bring Jobs Home Act. Sen.... Read More
  • July 10, 2012

    — by William K. Alcorn
    Army veteran Pedro Colon Jr. says his acceptance into a new federal program to train unemployed military veterans for high-demand jobs is life changing. Colon, 52, of Youngstown, is one of the first in Mahoning County to be accepted for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, a part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act. He begins training Sept. 4 at... Read More
  • July 09, 2012

    A new program is in place to help America's veterans who are having trouble landing a job after returning from active duty. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was one of those who fought for what's now known as the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, or V-RAP. It provides help to veterans looking to obtain the background needed to get hired. The... Read More
  • July 09, 2012

    — by Jamison Cocklin
    The U.S. Senate has passed a farm bill with vast implications for an Ohio industry that generates more than $93 billion for the state economy. Industry experts and trade associations across Ohio say they support the $500 billion bill that eliminates direct payments to farmers and instead boosts a “critical” aspect of the legislation by... Read More
  • July 08, 2012

    CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Senator Sherrod Brown joined an Ohio family, a national safety advocate, and Cleveland bus drivers Sunday, to hail a new law regarding tour bus safety. The new law enacted Friday will require safety belts, stronger seating systems, and enhanced commercial driver training to improve tour bus safety. Following a 2007 bus crash... Read More
  • July 07, 2012

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and partners have been awarded a $6.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study use of the guayule plant as a major source of natural rubber. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Cooper will lead a consortium of two universities, three units of the Department of Agriculture, and five companies. Brown... Read More
  • July 07, 2012

    — by Kimberly Gasuras
    BUCYRUS - Crawford County is one of 14 counties that will be part of Sen. Sherrod Brown's Economic Gardening initiative to boost small business owners. The initiative was created to financially assist 20 businesses within the 14 counties. A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) Program of... Read More