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  • May 17, 2011

    — by Kim Wendel
    WASHINGTON -- A bill has passed the U.S. Senate to rename the Rootstown Post Office on Tallmadge Road after a fallen Portage County Marine. The mother of the late Marine Sgt. Jeremy E. Murray works at that post office. A bill sponsored by U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to rename the United States Postal Service office on... Read More
  • May 17, 2011

    — by Tim Miller
    BOWLING GREEN, OH (WTOL) – Local police are throwing their support behind the proposed Blue Alert bill. It would help catch suspects who kill or injure police officers. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is pushing for the system, which would work much like the Amber Alert system. If an officer is hurt or killed in the line of duty and the... Read More
  • May 16, 2011

    — by Frank Lewis
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced legislation that would expand access to services and benefits for veterans living in Appalachia. The Veterans Outreach Enhancement Act would authorize a cooperative agreement between the Secretary of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) and Federally Chartered Regional Commissions such as the Appalachian Regional... Read More
  • May 15, 2011

    — by Jeremy Nobile
    Tallmadge -- Mayor Dave Kline participated in a conference call with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on economic development strategies in suburban areas on May 10. The 35-minute discussion, which featured nearly a dozen mayors from across the state, was an opportunity for the community leaders to share their input on a variety of topics such as... Read More
  • May 12, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTN) - Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is demanding that the attorney general crackdown on the oil industry. He wants oil executives and traders to be held accountable for high prices at the pump. Brown unveiled two bills Thursday that he calls NO-PEC. The bills basically empower the Justice Department to prosecute big oil companies... Read More
  • May 12, 2011

    — by Paul Giannamore
    STEUBENVILLE - An end to subsidies for the top five oil producers, empowering the Justice Department to have a stick to hit OPEC, as well as investigations of price speculators would get a handle on oil price spikes, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown. Brown, D-Ohio, used his weekly reporter call Wednesday to discuss his signing onto the NOPEC Act, an... Read More
  • May 11, 2011

    — by Amanda Rolik
    DOYLESTOWN -- A Wayne County resident was one of nearly 30 northeast Ohio veterans to receive war medals at a presentation ceremony on Saturday. At the ceremony at the Summit County Veterans Service Commission in Akron, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown presented overdue and replacement medals to the veterans, including Vietnam War veteran Dale Lindsey of... Read More
  • May 11, 2011

    — by Malia Rulon
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, unveiled a bill Tuesday that seeks to address rising gas prices by going after the world's top five oil companies. His bill would save U.S. taxpayers between $15 billion and $20 billion over the next 10 years by rescinding tax breaks given to Exxon Mobil, BP, Conoco Phillips, Shell and Chevron. About $4... Read More
  • May 11, 2011

    — by Amanda Rolik
    DOYLESTOWN -- A Wayne County resident was one of nearly 30 northeast Ohio veterans to receive war medals at a presentation ceremony on Saturday. At the ceremony at the Summit County Veterans Service Commission in Akron, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown presented overdue and replacement medals to the veterans, including Vietnam War veteran Dale Lindsey of... Read More
  • May 11, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joan L. Dautel, mayor of Fairborn, was selected to join a working conference call with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on economic development strategies in suburban villages, towns and cities.Mayor Dautel provided input and advice to Brown on a call held on Tuesday with suburban mayors throughout Ohio. The working... Read More
  • May 09, 2011

    — by Joe Pagonakis
    CLEVELAND - Northeast Ohio consumers are feeling the pinch in the pocketbook, high gasoline prices are causing them to make tough budgetary choices. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and 5 On Your Side responded to complaints from residents who believe they are being gouged at the pumps. Sen. Brown wrote a letter to the Commodity Futures Trading... Read More
  • May 09, 2011

    (Middleburg Heights) - Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown has outlined two new bills aimed at lowering gas prices.  With the average price per gallon of gas in Ohio up more than $1.30 over the last year and 48 cents in the last month alone, Brown outlined a bill Monday aimed at ending the more than $4 billion in tax deductions, subsidies, and royalty... Read More
  • May 09, 2011

    — by Joan Rusek
      CHESTER - Eighteen farmers, farm bureau representatives and farm market organizers gave U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown food for thought April 15 during the first stop on his “Grown in Ohio Listening Tour.” Another 30 people, including other area food producers and interested guests, attended the meeting on the grounds of Patterson... Read More
  • May 09, 2011

    — by Travis Minnear
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown encouraged a packed house at Ashland University's Jack Miller Stadium to "reach for the American dream" by relying on one another to make a positive impact locally and globally. On Saturday, the Mansfield native served as the commencement speaker at AU's spring graduation ceremony. He spoke to a crowd of nearly 700... Read More
  • May 06, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Some laws designed to protect American businesses look good on paper, but are difficult to enforce. That's Senator Sherrod Brown's take on laws that are supposed to stop foreign manufacturers from illegally dumping their products on American markets. Brown testified Thursday before a Senate trade subcommittee. Exporters like... Read More
  • May 05, 2011

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Lest there be any doubt, Senate Democrats this afternoon are expected to tell the White House that they'll stand firm against a Republican House plan that would turn Medicare into a voucher program for future retirees. It's another way of saying: If budget-cutting talks starting today with both parties and the White House fail... Read More
  • May 05, 2011

    — by Brian Beutler
    Forty-eight Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a letter to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Thursday, urging him to stick with the conclusion that the GOP's plan to privatize Medicare is a non-starter with Democrats. "Your conclusion was correct that House Republicans "need to look elsewhere" after President Obama... Read More
  • May 05, 2011

    Legislation that would toughen safety regulations and devices on busses has made it through a Senate Committee. Sponsored by Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, the bill was inspired by the 2007 crash of a bus carrying Bluffton University baseball players to a tournament in Florida. To read the rest of the article, click... Read More
  • May 05, 2011

    — by Alan Johnson
    Legislation to curb prescription-drug abuse by cracking down on "doctor-shopping and pharmacy-hopping" was introduced yesterday by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. The Stop Trafficking of Pills Act would mandate national adoption of Medicaid "lock-in programs" in use in 20 states. Such programs provide close monitoring to reduce the number of doctors from... Read More
  • May 05, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has proposed a new law that cracks down on prescription drug abuse by way of new regulations on Medicaid, the Toledo Blade reports. The so-called Stop Trafficking of Pills Act would require the adoption of Medicaid “lock-in” programs, which require recipients to pick one physician and one pharmacy. Ohio... Read More