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  • 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

    — by RICHARD PAYERCHIN
    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

    — by JIM PROVANCE
    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
  • January 09, 2012

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) 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 Sunday. Senator Brown said the federal assistance program not only stabilized Chrysler Group LLC and General Motors Co. but... Read More
  • 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