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  • September 30, 2011

    — by Chuck Humel
    LORAIN — As World War II was winding down, about 30,000 Americans were killed or wounded in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest fought in 50 square miles of woods spanning Belgium and Germany. Donald Zeh, 87, reacts to seeing a display with replacements for his Army medals, which were stolen from his home last year. (CT photo by Bruce... Read More
  • September 21, 2011

    — by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
    Zoar levee was built to help one of Ohio’s historic communities thrive along the Tuscarawas River, but the aging dam is in urgent need of repair or replacement. A recent Times-Reporter article highlights efforts to determine concrete ways to move forward in improving this vital infrastructure (“Zoar levee study could take two years to... Read More
  • September 20, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced an approaching deadline for Ohioans seeking nomination from his office to U.S. Military Service Academies for 2012 admission. Completed applications must be returned to Brown’s Cleveland office by 5:00 P.M. on September 26, 2011. “Ohio’s high school seniors have the integrity,... Read More
  • September 20, 2011

    — by Sarah Jane Tribble
    CLEVELAND, Ohio --  A five-year, $11.3 million National Cancer Institute grant will help Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine create a rare top-level research center that will have swift impact in the local community. The grant, announced Friday, will fund research for the prevention and cure of gastrointestinal cancers, a group... Read More
  • September 17, 2011

    — by Catherine Candisky
    An unemployed writer looking for a data-processing job, Frank Atkinson knows it would be a lot easier to land a position if he were still working. Many employers don’t consider applicants who don’t already have a job. Sometimes the job listings are blatant with “unemployed candidates will not be considered” or “ must... Read More
  • September 16, 2011

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Here in Ohio, agriculture isn't just a business -- it's a way of life. More than one out of every seven jobs in Ohio is tied to the agricultural sector. Ohio farmers put food on our tables, grow feed for animals, and fill the tanks of vehicles across the nation. Simply put, our nation's prosperity, economic competitiveness, and energy independence... Read More
  • September 14, 2011

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON — The last time it happened was way back in 1933. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in the midst of the Great Depression, members of Congress decided to do their bit and chop their pay from $9,000 a year to $8,500. Nearly 90 years later, as the nation’s unemployment rate is hovering at 9.1 percent and a... Read More
  • September 13, 2011

    — by Valerie Brown
    President Obama's new American Jobs Act gives four Ohio school districts more than 350 million dollars.  And the Cleveland Municipal School District gets a third of that money to use for building renovations and maintenance. Senator Sherrod Brown says, under the bill, Ohio is eligible for up to a billion dollars in federal funding. To view the... Read More
  • September 13, 2011

    YOUNGSTOWN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is proposing legislation that would help modernize public schools including 10 in the Mahoning Valley. Brown talked today about his Fix America’s Schools Today in a telephone conference with reporters. The legislation would provide money to modernize and renovate schools while putting people to... Read More
  • September 11, 2011

    — by Chelsey Levingston
    A new job creation strategy has emerged out of Washington, D.C., this week to put people back to work by improving the nation’s infrastructure — the road, water, rail, air and technology systems traveled by people everyday. America’s aging, underfunded and overburdened infrastructure has a “D” grade from the American... Read More
  • September 10, 2011

    — by Bill Delaney
    ELYRIA — With light rain falling, a large yellow bulldozer plowed over the space that will soon be The Richard Desich SMART Commercialization Center for Microsystems at Lorain County Community College.The groundbreaking ceremony took place yesterday for the new 46,000-square-foot building, which will focus on the commercialization of... Read More
  • September 09, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a meeting Thursday with the new U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Sen. Sherrod Brown pushed for additional C-27J aircraft for the 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio National Guard in Mansfield. "Secretary Panetta nows better than anyone the importance of the work the Air Guard does overseas and at home," said Brown, D-Ohio.... Read More
  • September 08, 2011

    CARROLLTON - Federal funding will pay for safety improvements at the Carroll County-Tolson Airport. The U.S. Department of Transportation funds, administered by the Federal Aviation Administration, will be used to manage stormwater runoff and improve the runway safety area to meet FAA standards, according to a statement from U.S. Sen. Sherrod... Read More
  • September 08, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - New federal assistance is available for Ohio farmers and agricultural producers who experienced crop or production loss due to severe weather from Feb. 2 – July 31, 2011. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Thursday announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has determined a primary disaster designation... Read More
  • September 07, 2011

    — by By Virginia Shank
    Martin Abraham said he hopes that his students will expand their knowledge of green technology beyond the classroom at Youngstown State University to other areas, including Warren. Abraham, dean of YSU's College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, on Tuesday helped unveil a 4,100-square-foot solar photovoltaic array on the roof of... Read More
  • September 06, 2011

    — by Dan Haggerty
    CLEVELAND - Sen. Sherrod Brown is pushing a bill to make discrimination against the unemployed illegal.   Some call them "discriminatory hiring practices." Sen. Brown (D-Ohio) was in Cleveland Tuesday morning to discuss the situation.   A worker advocacy group called the National Employment Law Project released a report that outlined... Read More
  • September 06, 2011

    — by Tom Moore
    (Cleveland) -- With unemployment still high, some businesses are weeding out the unemployed by indicating in their help wanted ads that only those curently employed will be considered for job openings. U.S Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Avon) is proposing a new federal law that would make it illegal to discriminate against the unemployed. Brown says he... Read More
  • September 04, 2011

    — by Ellin Walsh
    Cuyahoga Falls -- Overdue honors were bestowed upon a Fallsite Aug. 28 on a beautiful afternoon far removed from the battlefield conditions where they were earned. Theodore Smith, now 92, was presented with the military medals he earned 70 years ago as a corporal in the 2nd Armored Division in the U.S. Army during World War II. Representatives from... Read More
  • September 04, 2011

    — by Jeremy Nobile
    Tallmadge -- Two local veterans were among several presented with overdue or replacement medals for service in World War II, Korea and Vietnam at two different ceremonies in August. PFC Henry Skowronski, a World War II veteran, and 11 others were honored before a charity football game between Mayfield High School and Medina High School Aug. 27 at... Read More
  • September 02, 2011

    Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and the head of the Export-Import Bank of the United States announced Friday that the bank has agreed to provide financing totaling $455.7 million so that the First Solar Inc. plant in Perrysburg Township can produce 90 megawatts worth of solar panels to power two solar projects in Ontario, Canada. The... Read More