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  • January 28, 2011

    — by Blade Staff
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said Thursday he publicly urged Chrysler Group LLC to add a production line to its Toledo Assembly complex.Chrysler’s Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne told The Blade this month that he expects to make an announcement by summer of investment at Toledo Assembly.To read the rest of the article, please click... Read More
  • January 28, 2011

    Following two reports by The News-Herald of Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus outbreaks in Lake County schools, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced plans to reintroduce legislation to address antibiotic-resistant infections such as MRSA.“Just a few short years ago, Ohio saw more than a dozen outbreaks of MRSA. These two new... Read More
  • January 27, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- Ohio's Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman met Wednesday with Energy Secretary Steven Chu in another effort to move a loan guarantee for the American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon along. Brown said that while there were no new developments to report, he did walk away from the meeting with a good... Read More
  • January 26, 2011

    — by Carl E. Feather
    The summer lunch program sponsored by the Ashtabula County Children Services Board is outstanding. That’s the assessment of the statewide Children’s Hunger Alliance, which will recognize the Ashtabula County Children Services Summer Foods Program at the alliance’s 16th annual Menu of Hope luncheon in Columbus on Feb. 15. Cheryl... Read More
  • January 25, 2011

    — by Linda Martz
    MANSFIELD -- Job creation will be the focus of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address tonight, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown predicted. At a noon press conference, the Mansfield native said the president’s speech will lay out a national plan to support expansion and hiring by manufacturers and small businesses.  The speech... Read More
  • January 25, 2011

    — by Amanda Rabinowitz
    As gas prices continue to rise, Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown wants the government to intervene. At a press conference at a gas station in Cleveland Heights Sunday, Brown says excessive speculation about how high prices will go is contributing to the spike. Brown has sent a letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission urging stricter... Read More
  • January 25, 2011

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, recently announced that a U.S. Department of Agriculture voluntary product certification and labeling program for bio-based products will take effect tomorrow. The 2008 Farm Bill directed USDA to create a voluntary program that will clearly identify bio-based products made from renewable resources, and will... Read More
  • January 25, 2011

    Families are shattered and communities fail to thrive when drug abuse runs rampant as your editorial board noted (Prescription drug abuse a real danger (Jan. 18). Ohioans don't have to sit by and watch the prescription drug abuse problem grow. That's why my office has convened roundtables in southern Ohio with federal officials from the U.S.... Read More
  • January 24, 2011

    — by Mike Boyer
    Gasoline prices could approach $4 a gallon in parts of the U.S. this summer, but probably not for long if they do, analysts say. Patrick DeHaan, senior analyst at online price tracker Gasbuddy.com, says prices may top out around Memorial Day between $3.65 and $4.05 a gallon. Still, the $4-a-gallon gas is at the upper end of estimates, and becoming... Read More
  • January 24, 2011

    LORAIN — A federal grant of $2.1 million will help Lorain officials reduce the hazard of lead-based paint in homes.City officials held a press conference today to explain the grant, which also will pay for worker training and to increase public awareness about childhood lead poisoning.“Keeping Ohio children safe is a paramount... Read More
  • January 21, 2011

    — by Timothy Magaw
    The Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute will receive a $1.6 million federal grant to fund research into immunotherapy to treat breast cancer. “With breast cancer still a leading cause of death among women in the United States, the fight to find effective treatments — and eventually a cure — for breast cancer is more... Read More
  • January 20, 2011

    — by Richard Payerchin
    LORAIN — A federal grant of $1.7 million is expected to help Lorain bring back seven laid-off firefighters and to hire five more, officials said.A formal announcement is expected as soon as today.“This is going to guarantee that I’ve got stations open,” Lorain fire Chief Tom Brown said. “This is going to give us... Read More
  • January 20, 2011

    With the help of federal grant money, Ironton firefighters will get a new radio system. The Ironton Fire Department has been awarded a grant of $57, 747 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grants program. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) made the announcement in a press release Wednesday... Read More
  • January 19, 2011

    — by Ken Baka
    BROOK PARK NASA Glenn Research Center is to “continue to have a lead role” to manage and carry out programs that are designed to expand space exploration at lower costs, a NASA spokesman said. The statement from Michael Braukus, NASA’s spokesman in Washington, D.C., came Friday after he was questioned by a reporter who asked... Read More
  • January 15, 2011

    — by David Skolnick
    When the U.S. Senate returns to session Jan. 25, Sherrod Brown said he’ll work to extend two programs for the unemployed. Speaking Friday at the Mahoning County One-Stop office in the Boardman Plaza, the senator said Congress must extend the Health Care Tax Credit and the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. Both expire in... Read More
  • January 15, 2011

    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is weighing in on the aftermath of the Arizona shootings.While making a stop in Boardman Friday, Brown said he hopes it will help tone down all the political rhetoric. He says it is possible for Democrats and Republicans to work together in a non-partisan way...like they did during the so-called "lame duck" session of... Read More
  • January 14, 2011

    BOARDMAN — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said when the Senate returns to session Jan. 25 he’ll work to extend two critical programs for those who are out of work. Speaking today at the Mahoning County One-Stop office here, Brown said Congress must extend the Health Care Tax Credit and the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. Both will expire... Read More
  • January 14, 2011

    — by Linda Golz
    While fighting during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-45, George W. Hopkins and the soldiers he was fighting with built a small campfire to warm themselves and rest. George pulled off his boots to warm his icy feet at the fire but fell asleep. When he woke up, the soldiers had to march forward, but his feet were frozen. With no real... Read More
  • January 14, 2011

    — by Igor Volsky
    Before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, there existed no expedited pathway for approving generic versions of brand name biologic drugs — a new class of ‘wonder drugs’ that contain living organisms and could one day help treat everything from cancer to Parkinson’s disease. A provision in the health law tries to... Read More
  • January 14, 2011

    — by Scott Suttell
    The Wall Street Journal reports that brand-name drug companies "are fighting to weaken a provision of the health overhaul that was designed to open up generic competition in biotechnology medicines and save billions of dollars" -- a stance that is drawing opposition from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. But other “key lawmakers” are backing the... Read More