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  • February 17, 2011

    — by Ed Gebert
    According to Sen. Sherrod Brown, 735 Van Wert County families missed out on a total of $1.4 million in tax credit for college tuition paid in 2009. Now, he wants to be sure that every family that qualifies gets the credit. "Created through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) is designed to provide... Read More
  • February 16, 2011

    WASHINGTON (WDTN) - A Mercer County fire departmen will share in $312,483 that has been awarded to three Ohio fire departments by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters program. The Chicksaw Community Mutual Fire Company in Mercer County will receive $194,632. The remaining balance of the funds will be spilt between a... Read More
  • February 16, 2011

    — by Ken Baka
    BROOK PARK - The budget for NASA Glenn Research Center as proposed by President Barack Obama is to increase by $100 million in the next fiscal year, said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. He called it a “big win” for Glenn, but added “all bets are off” should the House follow through with Republican-led promises to cut... Read More
  • February 16, 2011

    — by Jo Smith
    DAYTON — Three Dayton area congressmen are calling for an investigation into the lack of oversight that allowed a dentist at a Dayton VA Medical Center clinic to violate medical standards for nearly two decades, potentially exposing hundreds of veterans to blood-borne pathogens. On Wednesday, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Sen. Rob Portman,... Read More
  • February 16, 2011

    — by Jack Torry
    A new analysis by Sen. Sherrod Brown suggests that 34,000 people in Franklin County are missing a chance to sign up for a $2,500 college tuition tax credit provided by the federal government. Brown, D-Ohio, said he based his analysis on a new report by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that showed 35 percent of eligible Ohio families in 2009... Read More
  • February 15, 2011

    — by Alan Johnson
    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to ramp up enforcement efforts against "pill mills" in Ohio. Brown said prescription-drug abuse is hitting Ohio especially hard. "The cost of allowing these illegal operations to continue is simply too high; it perpetuates addiction, fosters drug dealing, and most tragically,... Read More
  • February 14, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown visited the People's Community Center in Mansfield over the weekend to discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act and the benefits it offers senior citizens. Sen. Brown said starting in 2011, the legislation under the new health care reform law, offers people on Medicare a free annual wellness visit... Read More
  • February 14, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown visited the People's Community Center in Mansfield over the weekend to discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act and the benefits it offers senior citizens. Sen. Brown said starting in 2011, the legislation under the new health care reform law, offers people on Medicare a free annual wellness visit... Read More
  • February 13, 2011

    — by Bobby Warren
    WOOSTER -- Ohio's senior senator has asked Secretary Tom Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help rebuild the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, which sustained a lot of damage when a tornado ripped through the campus Sept. 16. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, sent the letter to Vilsack informing him the storm had... Read More
  • February 13, 2011

    — by Linda Martz
    MANSFIELD -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown told senior citizens Saturday the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act has plenty to offer them. Efforts to repeal health care reform -- stepped up since November after Republicans captured more seats in Congress -- come from conservatives who for years took advantage of the higher quality health... Read More
  • February 12, 2011

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    A fter a long debate in Washington, we passed bipartisan legislation that will ensure that no American receives a tax increase this year. And starting with your first paycheck in 2011, you’ll likely notice that your paycheck is a little larger, thanks to the payroll tax cut signed into law last year. For example, according to estimates by the... Read More
  • February 10, 2011

    — by Kristin McAllister
    Miamisburg and Clearcreek fire departments are two of only eight in southwest Ohio awarded federal grants from a total of $946,435 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters program. Miamisburg Fire Department received $53,225 and Clearcreek Fire District won $92,570, said U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, who... Read More
  • February 10, 2011

    — by Ed Gebert
    Pushing in-vehicle technology used to prevent drunk driving, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown this week announced his support for the ROADS SAFE Act. The measure would steer $60 million in funds already designated for road safety initiatives to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS)... Read More
  • February 10, 2011

    — by Olivera Perkins
    Nearly 30,000 Ohioans laid off because of foreign trade competition are scheduled to lose significant training dollars and other benefits unless Congress acts this week to extend them. The benefits include subsidies for health-insurance premiums, part of a stimulus program that beefed up spending under the 35-year-old Trade Adjustment Assistance... Read More
  • February 09, 2011

    — by Hannah Poturalski
    HAMILTON — With the help of a $1.1 million personnel grant, the Hamilton Fire Department will soon fill seven firefighter vacancies. Chief Joseph Schutte said this was the department’s second time applying for the grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. In 2009, the department... Read More
  • February 09, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced a bill to extend the improved Health Coverage Tax Credit, or HCTC, for another 18 months to help retirees or workers who have lost their jobs to foreign trade buy health coverage. A six-week extension that Brown and U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Niles, won in late December expires Saturday. The... Read More
  • February 09, 2011

    — by John Cropper
    The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will receive $3 million to provide re-employment services to displaced workers at the Wilmington Airpark in Wilmington. The funding — $2,932,835 — will be distributed through the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Emergency Grant (NEG) Program and will be directed to 729 former... Read More
  • February 09, 2011

    — by Elizabeth Mission
    BROOKLYN, Ohio - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is the latest political figure to jump on board in the effort to keep American Greetings in the state of Ohio. Earlier this week the Ohio democrat sent a letter to American Greetings CEO Zev Weiss urging him to consider the loyal workers that have contributed to the success of the company. American... Read More
  • February 09, 2011

    To the Editor: A recent letter took issue with Sen. Sherrod Brown on some issues. I believe the writer and Sherrod are on the same side although the letter would appear quite the opposite.Sen. Brown has never voted for a cap and trade bill. He leads a group of senators from manufacturing states (Brown Dogs) that are outlining how clean-energy... Read More
  • February 09, 2011

    — by William Hershey
    COLUMBUS — Unless Congress acts by Saturday, the federal government’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Program will expire. In the Dayton area and across Ohio, the program has helped thousands of workers in businesses ranging from making automobiles to public relations get back on their feet after losing their jobs due to trade. U.S. Sen.... Read More