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  • August 17, 2011

    LORAIN — Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office is having a roundtable discussion with area veterans today at the St. Joseph’s Community Center in Lorain. Several staffers, including Sen. Brown’s veterans policy expert and his veterans’ affairs constituents services representative, will be on-hand to hear from Lorain County... Read More
  • August 17, 2011

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that the FAA has awarded federal funds to the Findlay Airport. The Courier reports that a new master plan will be created to explore future development at the airport. Just under $144,000 was awarded for the project. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that the FAA has awarded federal funds to the Findlay... Read More
  • August 16, 2011

    The U.S. Postal Service is again studying whether to move mail processing operations from the Mansfield Post Office to Cleveland. Local postal officials and employees oppose this because of the potential for the loss of jobs, and mail delivery slowing down. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says he recognizes the postal service doesn't make as... Read More
  • August 15, 2011

    — by Sherrod Brown
    After a long and contentious debate, Congress recently passed last-minute compromise legislation to avoid default and reduce the deficit. While not perfect, this bipartisan agreement avoids default, reduces the deficit by $2.7 trillion, rejects attempts to dismantle Medicare, and beats back efforts to undermine Social Security and other lifelines... Read More
  • August 14, 2011

    — by Eric Ayres
    MARTINS FERRY - Federal grant funding for storm cleanups will help create temporary jobs for displaced workers in Belmont County and other counties in the Appalachian Ohio region. Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that more than $16.2 million will be available to create 1,144 temporary jobs in Ohio through a National Emergency... Read More
  • August 13, 2011

    — by Jeffrey Saulton
    MARIETTA-After the U.S. Senate adopted a bill to require the government to buy flags made in the United States, many local governments report they use flags that are made in the U.S. They also report they buy their flags from the same source, a store on Front Street in Marietta, American Flag and Poles. Sylvi Caporale, co-owner, said all of the... Read More
  • August 11, 2011

    — by Frank Lewis
    In a letter to go out today to David Huizenga, acting assistant secretary of Environmental Management at the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, again writes DOE of its priority with the current project at the Piketon reservation.  “As Pike County faces an unemployment rate of more than 15 percent, your efforts... Read More
  • August 11, 2011

    Cooper Tire & Rubber is getting a share of a large research and development grant to make fuel efficient tires. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced today that Cooper was awarded federal resources as part of the project. The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has awarded $1,500,000 to support Ohio-based... Read More
  • August 10, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on Tuesday unveiled legislation he's backing that tackles the issue of job creation by investing in infrastructure improvements around the nation, the Associated Press reports. Brown wants to create a so-called infrastructure bank that would help finance projects by providing loans or guarantees and... Read More
  • August 10, 2011

    — by David DeWitt
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, stressed business incubation, investment in manufacturing and investment in the future when he delivered the keynote speech at the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs' economic-growth strategies conference in Athens on Wednesday. The conference, called "Positioning Appalachia:... Read More
  • August 10, 2011

    — by David DeWitt
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, stressed business incubation, investment in manufacturing and investment in the future when he delivered the keynote speech at the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs' economic-growth strategies conference in Athens on Wednesday. The conference, called "Positioning Appalachia:... Read More
  • August 10, 2011

    — by Evan Bevins
    MARIETTA - If some members of Congress want to raise the Social Security retirement age, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown thinks they ought to be willing to wait the same amount of time to start collecting their own pensions. In Marietta Wednesday for a forum with residents of Glenwood Retirement Community, Brown discussed his sponsorship of the Shared... Read More
  • August 10, 2011

    — by Dan Sewell
    CINCINNATI - Ohio's Democratic U.S. senator says creating jobs and promoting investment by companies through infrastructure improvement is key to easing the nation's economic problems. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Tuesday promoted legislation to create an "infrastructure bank" to help finance projects such as the overhaul of the Brent Spence Bridge, which... Read More
  • August 09, 2011

    A U.S. Senator says he has a plan to jump-start key projects like replacing the Brent-Spence Bridge. Senator Sherrod Brown proposes a bill to create a federal infrastructure bank. It's a potential source of money in times when money is definitely hard to come by. Local 12 news reporter Jeff Hirsh has a look at how this bank is supposed to... Read More
  • August 09, 2011

    Senator Sherrod Brown answered questions submitted by fans of WLWT on Facebook about the economy and Afghanistan. To watch the video, click the source link above.  Read More
  • August 09, 2011

    — by jbaker
     U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will announce new legislation Tuesday he says will ease the nation’s infrastructure deficit and provide for the repair of critical projects, a television station is reporting. Brown is holding a news conference to outline a bill that would create a national infrastructure bank to provide loans and loan guarantees... Read More
  • August 09, 2011

    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will announce new legislation Tuesday that would ease the nation's infrastructure deficit and provide for the repair of critical projects. Brown will outline a bill that would create a national infrastructure bank to provide loans and loan guarantees for critical infrastructure projects of... Read More
  • August 08, 2011

    LORAIN — Another grant of $350,000 will pay for further ecological restoration along the Black River.U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Aug. 8 announced the grant from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration to pay for site assessment, engineering and design for almost seven acres of habitat restoration.“We must protect the... Read More
  • August 06, 2011

    — by Staff report
    YOUNGSTOWN The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. has received a $1 million loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s new community lending program. MVEDC will be able to provide loans of up to $200,000 to qualifying small businesses in the Valley. “Small businesses create nearly two-thirds of new jobs in our country... Read More
  • August 05, 2011

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    A veteran in Cincinnati recently wrote to me that, "it is good to know we are not forgotten." There are more than 930,000 veterans in Ohio who have made tremendous sacrifices for our country. Members of the Armed Forces leave their families, endure great stress, and put their lives on the line for us. And, they do not ask for much in return - just... Read More