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  • December 16, 2010

    Sandusky fire received $45,000 from FEMA's Assistance Firefighters Grant, which will help the department purchase equipment for emergencies, personal protection, training and vehicles. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced the award this week. The grant aims to help fire departments and emergency medical services that aren't affiliated with hospitals.... Read More
  • December 16, 2010

    ONTARIO -- Ohio's heaviest hitters have been involved in trying to bring Calisolar Inc. to Ontario. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based alternative energy company is slated to vote Friday if it will base a new operation in the former General Motors facility on West Fourth Street. Calisolar has stated its new plant could bring up to 1,300 full-time jobs to... Read More
  • December 16, 2010

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to pay tribute to retiring Ohio U.S. Sen. George V. Voinovich, who is retiring at the end of the year. To read the rest of the article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • December 15, 2010

    — by Tom Zeller, Jr. and Keith Bradsher
    PIPESTONE, Minn. — Finishing the 20-story climb up a ladder inside a wind-turbine tower, Scott Rowland opened the top hatch to reveal a panorama of flat farmland dotted with dozens of other turbines. Two of the closest, like the tower he was standing on here, were built by Goldwind USA, where Mr. Rowland is vice president for engineering.... Read More
  • December 15, 2010

    I was glad to see that Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio recently voted in favor of a one-time $250 payment to Social Security recipients who, for the second year in a row, have been denied a cost-of-living adjustment by an outdated federal inflation measurement (“Congress rejects Social Security bonus,” Dispatch article,... Read More
  • December 14, 2010

    — by Nick Dutro
    Seneca County commissioners passed a resolution in August 2009 to investigate renovating the 1884 courthouse. Almost a year and a half later, the project could be a reality. Commissioners held a special meeting Monday afternoon with members of the Seneca County Courthouse and Downtown Redevelopment Group to get an update on what has been done, how... Read More
  • December 14, 2010

    — by Lisa Roberson
    ELYRIA — Grant Billings would be fulfilling a dream he has held onto since the seventh grade. Joshua Counts would be following in the footsteps of his parents, who served in the military, and would be giving his life over to serving his country. Both Elyria students, Billings, 18, a senior at Elyria High School and Counts, 18, a senior at... Read More
  • December 14, 2010

    — by Sewell Chan
    WASHINGTON — The World Trade Organization on Monday upheld the Obama administration’s decision last year to impose tariffs of up to 35 percent on tires from China, rejecting a complaint by Beijing that the punitive duties violated international agreements. Reuters reported Tuesday that the Chinese Ministry of Commerce planned... Read More
  • December 14, 2010

    WASHINGTON - President Obama signed into law a bill authored by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., that will aid in the fight against the further spread of Asian carp in the United States. The Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act, S.1421, will add the bighead carp species of Asian carp to a list of injurious species that are prohibited from being imported... Read More
  • December 12, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Strong private-public partnerships can help build capacity, train skilled workers and create jobs. In the Dec. 1 Dispatch article “Bernanke: It’s all about jobs now ,” Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke mentioned that “we’re not growing fast enough to materially reduce the unemployment rate.” Speed... Read More
  • December 11, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    A recent article ("Voinovich to oppose extending tax cuts," Gazette, Dec. 7) noted that my colleague and friend, Sen. George Voinovich, opposes extending all Bush era tax cuts. While Sen. Voinovich and I serve on different sides of the aisle, we agree that giving extra tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires does not make economic sense with a... Read More
  • December 10, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    Increased exports are critical to economic recovery and to our nation's long-term economic growth. Export growth means business expansion and job growth. And — when coupled with steps to curtail anticompetitive trade tactics — it is the key to reversing chronic trade deficits with China and other major global trade competitors.That's... Read More
  • December 10, 2010

    It has often been said that the signs of a civilized society are its ability and willingness to take care of the young, the old and the sick. It is with that concept in mind that U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is pushing Congress not to forget about the needs of our senior citizens. Because the Social Security Administration announced that there would not... Read More
  • December 09, 2010

    — by William Hershey
    The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords, Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office announced. Brown, D-Ohio, introduced the resolution Monday. A similar resolution, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Centerville, is pending in the U.S. House. To read the rest of the article,... Read More
  • December 09, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    The full meaning of the midterms will be debated for a long time. But one thing is clear: Voters want Democrats and Republicans to work together to create jobs for Americans. One way we can do that is to pass legislation that cracks down on Chinese currency manipulation. Democratic and Republican senators joined in March to introduce the... Read More
  • December 09, 2010

    Yesterday, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D) held a news conference call to discuss a vote that was to be held in the United States Senate to approve an emergency assistance payment to seniors receiving Social Security benefits. Back in October, the Social Security Administration announced that there would be no cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)... Read More
  • December 08, 2010

    — by Stephen Koff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senate Republicans just followed their House colleagues and voted down a proposal to give $250 bonuses to every Social Security recipient. Republicans said they didn't want to increase the nation's debt. George Voinovich, the Ohio Republican who is retiring this month, was among those voting... Read More
  • December 08, 2010

    — by Tom Michaels
    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE --The Defense Department may interrupt funding for a $628 million, multi year contract to modernize Air Force computer systems, putting at risk more than three years of work and hundreds of jobs in the Dayton area. That is a prospect that area congressmen are concerned with. John Nolan of the Dayton Daily News says... Read More
  • December 07, 2010

    — by Michael Douglas
    Let's return for a moment to the report of the Sept. 11 commission — to its observation that the ghastly attacks stemmed, in part, from a failure of imagination. The country had much intelligence and other information about the building threat. What officials failed to do was imagine the full capacity of al-Qaida to strike. Even Richard... Read More