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  • October 11, 2011

    — by By CHUCK SODER
    The first time Todd Goldstein and Dar Caldwell held an event to showcase startups in their business incubator, 12 people showed up. How things do change: Two years later, more than 700 people attended the grand opening of their new incubator, Shaker LaunchHouse. One of them was U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon. Mr. Goldstein still is amazed at how... Read More
  • October 10, 2011

    or years, American officials have voiced dismay about China artificially devaluing its currency. For the most part, they have done so diplomatically, patiently, looking for the cooperation required to strike a better balance in the global economy. The Chinese have nodded their heads. The renminbi, or yuan, has ticked slightly upward the past year.... Read More
  • October 10, 2011

    — by Diane Smith
    Placing a help wanted ad with the words, “unemployed need not apply” could be grounds for a lawsuit in the future if a bill pending in the U.S. Senate is approved. Senator Sherrod Brown held a recent conference call to call for swift approval of the Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011. The bill would make it illegal to refuse to... Read More
  • October 07, 2011

    WASHINGTON, DC (FOX19) - A resolution authored by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) honoring the life of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth cleared the Senate unanimously on Thursday night. Shuttlesworth, a civil rights activist, passed away earlier this week. He was 89. Earlier this week, Brown announced that he would introduce a resolution to honor Rev.... Read More
  • October 07, 2011

    Listening to some of the trade apologists for China warn against congressional action over currency manipulation reminds us of a kid who is getting his lunch money stolen by a bully every day but is afraid to say anything because the bully might give him a wedgie and take his lunch. It’s time to stand up to a country that not only maintains a... Read More
  • October 06, 2011

    (Cleveland) - A vote today is likely today in the Senate on the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011. It has 19 co-sponsors, both Republican and Democratic, including U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown who is the lead sponsor. Also supporting the measure is U.S. Senator Rob Portman, who was a former U.S trade representative. Brown tells... Read More
  • October 06, 2011

    CANTON -- A Massillon woman was presented with six medals on behalf of her father, a World War II veteran, this week. Margaret Ledrich, of Massillon, received the medals on behalf of her late father, Marion Neiger, at the Stark County Veterans Services Commission on Tuesday. Neiger, a native of New Philadelphia, entered the Navy in 1943 at the age... Read More
  • October 06, 2011

    Because the times are contentious, but more often because they have principled political differences, Ohio’s two U.S. senators don’t often agree on legislation. But on an issue in which American jobs are at stake, Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown see the problem, and one solution, the same way. The problem is... Read More
  • October 05, 2011

    — by By Steve Vogel
    Following allegations in a lawsuit that 13 major banks defrauded veterans out of hundreds of millions of dollars with illegal fees to refinance home loans, the chairman of a Senate consumer protection panel Wednesday called on the departments of Justice and Veterans Affairs to release any internal investigations related to the suit. The... Read More
  • October 04, 2011

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Across Ohio, I’ve heard the same story again and again. People lose their jobs—then they lose their health insurance.  After that, they lose their home or apartment because they can’t afford the mortgage or rent. The best way to get our economy back on track and reduce our deficit is to get people working again. Most people... Read More
  • October 04, 2011

    To the Editor: The Morning Journal, in its reprint of the Lima News’ editorial, is correct that we should applaud businesses that are adding jobs in these difficult times, and that we must do more to encourage an economic recovery (“Sen. Brown shouldn’t put hurdles in front of hiring,” editorial, Sept. 27.)But unemployed... Read More
  • October 02, 2011

    — by Sherrod Brown
    You can find a bright green spot in America's economic recovery on Cedar Park Boulevard in Perrysburg. Workers at First Solar, a world leader in solar technology, are delivering cutting-edge products that are in global demand. These workers are on the front lines of our recovery, making high-quality, innovative products designed in the United... Read More
  • September 30, 2011

    — by Chuck Humel
    LORAIN — As World War II was winding down, about 30,000 Americans were killed or wounded in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest fought in 50 square miles of woods spanning Belgium and Germany. Donald Zeh, 87, reacts to seeing a display with replacements for his Army medals, which were stolen from his home last year. (CT photo by Bruce... Read More
  • September 21, 2011

    — by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
    Zoar levee was built to help one of Ohio’s historic communities thrive along the Tuscarawas River, but the aging dam is in urgent need of repair or replacement. A recent Times-Reporter article highlights efforts to determine concrete ways to move forward in improving this vital infrastructure (“Zoar levee study could take two years to... Read More
  • September 20, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced an approaching deadline for Ohioans seeking nomination from his office to U.S. Military Service Academies for 2012 admission. Completed applications must be returned to Brown’s Cleveland office by 5:00 P.M. on September 26, 2011. “Ohio’s high school seniors have the integrity,... Read More
  • September 20, 2011

    — by Sarah Jane Tribble
    CLEVELAND, Ohio --  A five-year, $11.3 million National Cancer Institute grant will help Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine create a rare top-level research center that will have swift impact in the local community. The grant, announced Friday, will fund research for the prevention and cure of gastrointestinal cancers, a group... Read More
  • September 17, 2011

    — by Catherine Candisky
    An unemployed writer looking for a data-processing job, Frank Atkinson knows it would be a lot easier to land a position if he were still working. Many employers don’t consider applicants who don’t already have a job. Sometimes the job listings are blatant with “unemployed candidates will not be considered” or “ must... Read More
  • September 16, 2011

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Here in Ohio, agriculture isn't just a business -- it's a way of life. More than one out of every seven jobs in Ohio is tied to the agricultural sector. Ohio farmers put food on our tables, grow feed for animals, and fill the tanks of vehicles across the nation. Simply put, our nation's prosperity, economic competitiveness, and energy independence... Read More
  • September 14, 2011

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON — The last time it happened was way back in 1933. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in the midst of the Great Depression, members of Congress decided to do their bit and chop their pay from $9,000 a year to $8,500. Nearly 90 years later, as the nation’s unemployment rate is hovering at 9.1 percent and a... Read More
  • September 13, 2011

    — by Valerie Brown
    President Obama's new American Jobs Act gives four Ohio school districts more than 350 million dollars.  And the Cleveland Municipal School District gets a third of that money to use for building renovations and maintenance. Senator Sherrod Brown says, under the bill, Ohio is eligible for up to a billion dollars in federal funding. To view the... Read More