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  • July 04, 2012

    The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration has awarded $50,000 to the Western Reserve Transit Authority to improve access to transportation options for veterans. WRTA will use the funds to implement an outreach and education plan to work with county veteran service organizations, the VA Outpatient Clinic on Belmont Avenue,... Read More
  • July 02, 2012

    — by Joel Hammond
    Vendors and farmers at Cleveland's West Side Market and other markets across the state are receiving some technological help. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, announced at the West Side Market a federal grant aimed at helping those vendors accept credit, debit and EBT (electronic benefit transfer) cards at their stands. The grant, for $161,359,... Read More
  • June 29, 2012

    LIMA — As legislation aimed at making motorcoach travel safer became law Friday, John Betts fulfilled a promise he made to his son, David, and the other Bluffton University baseball players who died in the 2007 bus crash. While it took three tries and five years, it was a promise Betts had every intention of fulfilling. “When you... Read More
  • June 28, 2012

    The Ohio Credit Union Leaguegained one for the industry team, receiving a hand-delivered letter from Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) that voiced his formal support for maintaining credit unions’ tax-exempt status. Brown personally delivered the letter during Wednesday’s breakfast meeting with the Ohio Hike the Hill... Read More
  • June 28, 2012

    JACKSON TWP. — South Korea-based LG Electronics has acquired 51 percent of Rolls Royce Fuel Cell Systems. The $45 million investment includes the company’s headquarters and laboratory on the campus of Stark State College. The company will now be known as LG Fuel Cell Systems. LG will continue the research, development, testing, and... Read More
  • June 28, 2012

    LORAIN — The United States must avoid undermining Ohio’s manufacturing base through a new international trade agreement in negotiations now, Sen. Sherrod Brown said. Representatives from the United States and other countries are hammering out details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Brown said he hopes to avoid an... Read More
  • June 27, 2012

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is questioning the U.S. Department of Defense’s announcement that it will retire the C-27J aircraft from operations in Afghanistan. In a letter to DOD Secretary Leon Panetta, Brown wrote that the Department’s calculations of the operation and maintenance of the fleet were flawed.... Read More
  • June 27, 2012

    — by David Shepardson
    Washington - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio is introducing legislation aimed at preventing a new Pacific trade agreement from harming auto employment. Brown, a Democrat, introduced a new bill, the 21st Century Trade Agreements and Market Access Act, to "ensure that American trading partners play by the same rules as the U.S," Brown... Read More
  • June 27, 2012

    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Bill Would Restore Oversight to Trade Negotiations, Set Standards Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa announced the Teamsters Union's support today for legislation by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, that would restore oversight to trade negotiations and ensure that U.S. trading partners play by the... Read More
  • June 27, 2012

    Nearly $5 million in federal funds are flowing the Montgomery County to help build a new wastewater system for a local village as part of a deal for its water to be treated by the city of Dayton. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Tuesday that the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners was awarded a $2,482,000 loan and a $2,128,000... Read More
  • June 26, 2012

    ADA — A federal grant will allow Ohio Northern University to get experience for its own students and help small businesses in a four-county area grow.  The school received $92,826 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program to promote small-business growth in Allen, Hancock, Hardin and Wyandot... Read More
  • June 26, 2012

    — by Erika Platt-Handru
    The Republic Police Department will be receiving more than $100,000 in federal funds to save a police officer's position. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced Monday the village department is the recipient of $125,000 through the COPS Hiring Program from the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds will support 75 percent of the cost of three years of... Read More
  • June 26, 2012

    — by Michael Locklear
    A Meigs County organization is getting $99,000 in federal money to establish a revolving loan fund for up-and-coming local businesses. The Meigs County Community Improvement Corporation received the grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program. Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, made the... Read More
  • June 25, 2012

    — by Beacon Journal staff report
    The Akron Police Department will add 12 officers thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice designed to aid veterans. Officials announced Monday that Akron received $1.5 million in Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) funding to add to its 418-officer force. Canton received $821,000 for seven officers. Toledo was given $1.87... Read More
  • June 25, 2012

    Police departments in Newton Falls and Youngstown are getting enough federal funds to hire eight recently-returned military veterans. The U.S. Department of Justice is awarding Youngstown Police Department with $727,398 and Newton Falls Police Department with $125,000 through the Vets to COPS program. Youngstown can hire seven officers and Newton... Read More
  • June 25, 2012

    — by Ed Balint
    CANTON —The city has been awarded a $821,489 federal grant to hire seven police officers who are post-Sept. 11 military veterans. The COPS 2012 Hiring Program grant also could be used to prevent layoffs or rehire laid off officers. Canton’s share of the national grant program is spread over three years — roughly $274,000 a year.... Read More
  • June 25, 2012

    — by Zach Carter
    WASHINGTON -- Four senators sent a letter to the Obama administration on Monday asking for greater congressional access to negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a controversial proposed free trade agreement that remains shrouded in secrecy. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)... Read More
  • June 24, 2012

    — by Mark McGregor
    WEST CARROLLTON — A U.S. senator and a West Carrollton restaurant owner urged lawmakers to soon pass a bipartisan federal transportation bill they said is critical to expedite Interstate 75 improvements and the success of Ohio businesses near them.   U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and El Meson proprietor Bill Castro said in a news... Read More
  • June 24, 2012

    — by Marissa Sherer
    When school lets out for the summer many needy children go hungry and that includes many in our area. It's estimated that more than 840,000 needy children in Ohio receive critical nutrition assistance during the school year. Many counties have meals available for families when school is out through the Summer Food Service Program. That program... Read More
  • June 24, 2012

    — by Jim Carney
    CUYAHOGA FALLS: Two Italian gardeners were working in their backyard this spring when something caught their eye. The shiny item coming up through dirt near Rome turned out to be the dog tag for an American soldier from World War II. It belonged to Army Sgt. Mike Baranek, an Akron South High School graduate who died at age 64 in 1980, when he was... Read More