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  • July 18, 2011

    — by Evan Goodenow
    LORAIN — “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Budget cuts, however, are a different story. Faced with a crippling requirement to pre-fund $5.5 billion in employee health benefits annually, declining mail volume due to the Internet and... Read More
  • July 17, 2011

    — by Jim Phillips
    With Ohio's economy still limping along, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown last week announced a proposed law that he said could help Ohio companies avoid mass layoffs, by sharing the available work among the employees they have, and topping up their workers' reduced paychecks with federal dollars. Brown, D-Ohio, admitted during a telephonic news conference... Read More
  • July 11, 2011

    — by Jessica Wehrman and Jack Torry
     WASHINGTON - When the plant where he worked in Washington Court House laid off 300 employees in 2009, Tom Payton could've been sunk. The jobs had gone to Mexico. But Payton relied on two federal programs to offset his lost wages and train for a new career. Now, he's a mental-health and career counselor at Southern State Community College in... Read More
  • July 11, 2011

    — by Alan Johnson
    The Obama administration is releasing a national drug control strategy in Columbus today that includes $10 billion for education and treatment of drug addicts. Gil Kerlikowske, director of National Drug Control Policy, will discuss the strategy this afternoon with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, at Amethyst Family Treatment Residence, 50 Jefferson... Read More
  • July 09, 2011

    — by Loren Genson
    CHILLICOTHE -- Southern Ohio farmers told U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown they'd like more support for small, family farms during a listening tour Friday at the Hirsch Fruit Farm. Brown is visiting locations throughout the state to get farmers' input as the Senate considers the 2012 Farm Bill. "The whole idea is for you to tell me what you're doing and how... Read More
  • July 08, 2011

    — by Ryan Scott Ottney
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Thursday that $251,772 has been awarded to the Community Action Organization of Scioto County (CAO) to expand dental services for lower-income families. Awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the funds will help improve the quality and accessibility of health services in Scioto County... Read More
  • July 08, 2011

    — by Emily Kennedy
    AVON — Buderer Drug Co., an Ohio compounding pharmacy, cut the ribbon for its third location on Chester Road on Thursday, bringing in support from as far as Washington, D.C. The opening of the pharmacy, specializing in the preparation of customized medications for individual patients, brought in the deputy state director of U.S. Sen. Sherrod... Read More
  • July 07, 2011

    STEUBENVILLE - An extension of trade adjustment assistance and enforcement of existing trade laws, as well as dealing with currency manipulation should be secured before consideration is given to extending free trade agreements with Korea, Columbia and Panama, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Brown was joined by Richard Trumka, president of... Read More
  • July 07, 2011

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Many leaders from the Valley anticipate that Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams' new position as Car Czar could be a boost to the area. Congressman Tim Ryan and Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman all wished Williams well in his new position. Congressman Ryan believes that as a liaison to auto communities, the mayor will be able to... Read More
  • July 07, 2011

    CHILLICOTHE — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will visit a Ross County fruit farm Friday as he continues to gather input for the 2012 Farm Bill. Brown, a Cleveland-area Democrat in his first term, will visit Hirsch Fruit Farm at about 10 a.m. Friday. It’s the second stop on the tour. To read the rest of the article, please click the source link... Read More
  • July 05, 2011

    — by Colleen O'Neill
    (Euclid)- Senator Sherrod Brown visited Lincoln Electric Tuesday to tour the facility and meet with workers. Lincoln Electric is a global welding company headquartered in Euclid.   Brown is working with the Obama administration on the creation of a national manufacturing policy and has outlined six key areas of focus to invest in the... Read More
  • July 01, 2011

    — by Katie Byard
    Barberton is a big beneficiary of Alcoa Inc.’s growing aluminum wheel business. Company representatives, along with local and federal politicians are scheduled this morning to announce plans for a $21 million expansion of the Barberton Alcoa wheel facility. The investment – involving new energy-saving technology to be used in recycling... Read More
  • June 29, 2011

    — by Lou Whitmire
    MANSFIELD -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown joined seven senators in signing a letter this week to the Air Force urging the placement of additional C-27J aircraft for the 179th Airlift Wing based at Mansfield Air National Guard Base. Under the proposal, the Mansfield base -- along with eight other bases around the country -- will house four operational... Read More
  • June 29, 2011

    — by Bobby Warren
    WOOSTER -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Holmes, Ashland and Tuscarawas counties as primary disaster areas due to rain, flooding, high winds and tornadoes, and Wayne County will likely receive the designation at a later date. With the designation, farmers and producers in the primary counties, along with contiguous counties like... Read More
  • June 28, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown joined seven other senators on a letter sent this week to the Air Force urging placement of additional C-27J aircraft for the 179th Airlift Wing based at Mansfield Air National Guard Base. Under the current proposal, the Mansfield base and eight others will house four operational C-27J aircraft.... Read More
  • June 28, 2011

    — by Bart Mills
    LIMA — A $1.45 million federal grant announced Tuesday is the second piece of good news for Lima in as many days and a guarantee that work will begin on the long-awaited Ohio Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Center.U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced the grant Tuesday. The money, from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic... Read More
  • June 23, 2011

    — by Margaret Bernstein
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Summer arrived officially this week, bringing with it new challenges for programs scrambling to make sure low-income kids can still get nutritious food while they're out of school. Some Cleveland meal sites put out a call for volunteers, while the Cleveland Foodbank announced a new fundraising appeal to feed rising numbers of... Read More
  • June 23, 2011

    — by The Associated Press
    MANSFIELD--An Ohio National Guard spokeswoman says it’s too soon to say what President Barack Obama’s troop pullout from Afghanistan will mean for Ohio Guard units. The Mansfield News Journal quotes First Lt. Kimberly D. Snow as saying the Guard will continue to train and prepare for mobilizations already scheduled. The president... Read More
  • June 23, 2011

    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) - Beavercreek Township Fire Department has picked up a $17,055 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S) program. “Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across Ohio,” said Ohio Senator... Read More
  • June 22, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Following a call from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the U.S. Department of Labor announced today the availability of more than $4.5 million in federal worker retraining funds  to help nearly 700 Ohioans who were laid off when Masco Cop. Shuttered operations in Pike County. Earlier this month, Brown wrote to U.S. Department... Read More