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  • November 09, 2011

    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is, once again, defending Ohio jobs by urging continued tariffs on foreign products. This time the International Trade Commission is reviewing antidumping duties on nitrogen fertilizer imports from Russia and Ukrain. Brown, in a letter to the ITC, urged extension of the duties to protect some 240 jobs at PCS Nitrogen Ohio... Read More
  • November 09, 2011

    — by Greg Sargent
    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, on a conference call just now, offered an extensive interpretation of last night’s results in his state. In so doing, he made a strong case for the liberal vision, emphasizing the public’s instincts for fairness, the need to take active steps to fortify the middle class, and the imperative of battling against... Read More
  • November 09, 2011

    — by Mary Rogus
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) wants the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to help cities, such as Cleveland, go after out-of-state property firms that leave cities on the hook for millions of dollars to demolish abandoned and condemned houses. Brown raised the issue Tuesday in a meeting with FHA commissioner nominee Carol Galante, who... Read More
  • November 09, 2011

    — by Mike Lesko
    By Mike Lesko When Norm Vendeland of Munroe Falls accepted a Purple Heart medal in August on behalf of his late brother, Al, it had 67 years since Al Vendeland died at age 19 in 1944 while serving in World War II. For the family, though, it had been worth the wait to receive the Purple Heart and other medals. At the ceremony at the Stow-Munroe... Read More
  • November 08, 2011

    — by KATHY AMES CARR
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on Nov. 1 introduced legislation that would expand markets for local farming businesses, increase access to locally grown foods and replenish community economies. The Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act would help farmers and ranchers by addressing production, aggregation, marketing and distribution... Read More
  • November 08, 2011

    — by Misti Crane
    A program that prepares medical responders for worst-case scenarios is in jeopardy as Congress considers ways to cut the federal debt. Columbus is home to one of 124 Metropolitan Medical Response Systems in the nation, and those in charge of operating the 15-year-old program here say that losing federal dollars could be devastating in the event of... Read More
  • November 07, 2011

    — by Sherrod Brown
    Student loan debt now surpasses credit card debt in the United States, according to the Federal Reserve.College students and their families should not have to sign away their financial futures when they sign up for college. Yet, many Americans saddled with student loan debt must postpone buying a car, investing in a home, or starting a family."Come... Read More
  • November 07, 2011

    — by John Nolan
    Ohio's military facilities will show a net gain of 2 percent in jobs during the next two years despite the Air Force's system-wide reduction of civilian employment, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Led by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which expects a net gain of 363 positions in fiscal years 2012 and 2013, the state ranked second in... Read More
  • November 07, 2011

    A small business seminar was held Monday at North Central State College's Kehoe Center in Shelby. The two-hour session was sponsored by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who spoke to the gathering by way of a recorded video. About a dozen small business owners, or prospective owners, were told how the government can help them increase sales, get tax... Read More
  • November 03, 2011

    — by David DeWitt
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation based on a study co-authored by an Athens resident that would expand markets for area farming businesses and increase access to locally grown foods. Brown announced the introduction of the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act on Tuesday, stating that the legislation will boost Ohio's rural... Read More
  • November 03, 2011

    — by Janet Rogers
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Home heating oil is projected to be at its highest price ever during this coming winter. Yet, Congress is looking at cutting heating assistance to states in the north. Edna Vazquex and more than 426-thousand seniors and families in Ohio rely on the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, also called LIHEAP, to stay warm and keep... Read More
  • November 03, 2011

    — by David Skolnick
    YOUNGSTOWN U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown met with former Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams, the director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, to discuss what can be done in Ohio cities that lost vehicle plants in recent years. “We talked about good news with General Motors in Lordstown, but... Read More
  • November 03, 2011

    — by Deirdre Shesgreen
    WASHINGTON -- With temperatures already turning chilly, needy families across Ohio started lining up Nov. 1 for federal assistance to help pay their home heating bills. But how far that money will stretch is unclear as lawmakers in Washington wrangle about funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Right now, the legislative choice... Read More
  • November 03, 2011

    — by John Nolan
    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Ohio’s military facilities will show a net gain of 2 percent in jobs during the next two years despite the Air Force’s system-wide reduction of civilian employment, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. Led by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which expects a net gain of 363 positions in... Read More
  • November 02, 2011

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON -- Last year, 426,410 Ohio households got government help with their home heating bills because they were headed by people with low incomes, many of them elderly. Washington will be less generous this winter; it's practically guaranteed because of spending cuts geared toward reducing the deficit. But Ohio could take an additional hit... Read More
  • November 02, 2011

    — by David DeWitt
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation based on a study co-authored by an Athens resident that would expand markets for area farming businesses and increase access to locally grown foods. Brown announced the introduction of the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act on Tuesday, stating that the legislation will boost Ohio's rural... Read More
  • November 02, 2011

    — by Beth L. Jokinen
    LIMA — Ohio senior citizens could lose $15 million in home heating assistance money if a U.S. House of Representatives proposal comes to fruition, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Wednesday. Local counties would take hits ranging from $148,984 in Allen County to $36,578 in Van Wert County. Brown spoke out during his weekly media conference call... Read More
  • November 02, 2011

    — by Brian J. Reed
    POMEROY — Homeowners waiting for repairs to their homes will soon see those repairs completed through a $65,000 grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced that Meigs, Portage, Pickaway and Pike counties will receive federal funds to improve rural housing conditions. The award was made to... Read More
  • November 01, 2011

      Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Representative Chellie Pingree of Maine announced that this week they will introduce the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act, a comprehensive bill intended for inclusion in the 2012 Farm Bill. This legislation will help farmers and ranchers engaged in local and regional agriculture by addressing production,... Read More
  • November 01, 2011

    ASHLAND -- In 2007, one in seven Halloween products purchased in Ohio -- and tested by Ashland University Professor Jeff Weidenhamer -- contained dangerous levels of lead contamination. Weidenhamer joined U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, at a news conference Monday in Cleveland to announce none of the Halloween toys, costumes and other products... Read More