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  • August 21, 2011

    — by Rachel Dissell
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A collapsing bulkhead behind the Catanese Classic Seafood building along Cleveland's Irishtown bend threatens the company's million-dollar freezer. It's a precarious problem that the family, which purchased the building out of a bankruptcy three years ago, inherited. And the several hundred thousand-dollar problem needs to... Read More
  • August 20, 2011

    — by Brian Byrne
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will participate in a forum to discuss Social Security and Medicare issues facing seniors from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow in the Chautauqua Room of the South Franklin Circle retirement community, 16575 S. Franklin St. To view complete article, click the source link above. Read More
  • August 19, 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... Read More
  • August 19, 2011

    The search continues for a new business to occupy the former General Motors Plant in Ontario. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says the company that changed its mind was far from the last possibility for the 55-year-old site. And, Brown says he's working with everyone he can think of on the local, state, and national levels on reaching out to... Read More
  • August 18, 2011

    Ohio's U.S. senators are working together to push the Department of Commerce to help manufacturers in the state and nation fight the economic effects of China's so-called export dumping, the Dayton Daily Newsreports. Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown write in a letter that President Barack... Read More
  • August 18, 2011

    COLUMBIANA, Ohio -- Family Walgreen Drug Inc. in Columbiana, will receive a $20,000 grant through the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Energy for America Program to install a solar energy system.  U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. "Agriculture and energy innovation are critical to Ohio's... Read More
  • August 18, 2011

    — by Steve Bennish
    Americans believe restoring manufacturing — a vital but declining component of Ohio’s economy — is key to prosperity, a new national poll commissioned by an industry group found. Meanwhile, as fears of a double-dip recession deepen, Ohio Sens. Rob Portman, a Republican, and Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, signed an urgent bipartisan... Read More
  • August 17, 2011

    — by Angi Gonzalez
    According to a press release issued by U.S. Senator to Ohio Sherrod Brown, funds have been awarded to improve Findlay airport's layout plan.  The money will help the airport explore any future development on the property in Hancock County. “Findlay Airport is vital to keeping commerce and recreational aviation alive in Northwest... Read More
  • August 17, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Tuesday announced that new federal resources were awarded to the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners to rehabilitate runway lighting at Lawrence County Airpark in Chesapeake. “As one of the region’s reliable airports, the Lawrence County Airpark is vital to keeping commerce and recreational aviation... Read More
  • 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