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  • April 28, 2011

    — by Leon Bibb
    CLEVELAND - The sound of war still rattles in my brain all these years later. I am not troubled by what I saw during my service in the U.S. Army in the late 1960s, but the war in Vietnam marked a turning point in my life. I always thought about the medals I was due for my service in the Army, but for one reason or another, never received. U.S. Sen.... Read More
  • April 28, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, a native of Mansfield, will present the address at Ashland University’s spring commencement ceremony set for May 7 at 10 a.m. on Jones’ Terrace located in front of Founders Hall on the Ashland University campus. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Kates Gymnasium inside the... Read More
  • April 26, 2011

    — by Chris Kick
    COLUMBUS — Small-scale, state-licensed meat processors can breathe a sigh of relief, following a long-awaited U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to allow them to sell across state lines. The ruling establishes a new voluntary cooperative interstate shipment program, designed to allow greater market potential for these smaller... Read More
  • April 26, 2011

    DAYTON, Ohio — A U.S. senator from Ohio is challenging Veterans Affairs officials to ensure there is no repeat of problems at the Dayton VA hospital that led to testing hundreds of veterans for potential infections. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown held a Senate Veterans Affairs committee hearing Tuesday at the hospital, where VA investigators... Read More
  • April 26, 2011

    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown held a hearing Tuesday about the situation at the Veteran Administration's dental scandal. He is investigating claims of bad medical practices at the dental clinic. Investigators say one dentist failed to change gloves between patients. At least five patients have tested positive for either hepatitis... Read More
  • April 21, 2011

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, was in Springfield Thursday to tour the Navistar International plant, which is ramping up production and bringing back laid off workers. Brown was joined by the company management and union leadership while he met with workers and toured the plant. Last year, Navistar (NYSE: NAV) announced layoffs for Springfield... Read More
  • April 21, 2011

    — by By Dan Gearino
     A Columbus manufacturer of superconductive wire will get $600,000 from a Department of Energy research and development program. Hyper Tech Research Inc., located on the West Side, will use the money actually four separate $150,000 grants to develop new uses for its wire in medicine and advanced physics. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced... Read More
  • April 20, 2011

    — by Sherrod Brown
    Ohio homeowners are sending property tax appeals to county auditors at record rates. For many families, the property tax burden is overwhelming. Now is the time to ease the property tax burden on middle class families.Under the current tax code, taxpayers must itemize to receive the property tax deductions they have earned. Many Americans don't... Read More
  • April 20, 2011

    — by Ryan Scott Ottney
    Not one more day.By the time the village of New Boston passed a local tax levy in 2008 to support building a new school, it had been 90 years since the village district had a new building at all; and what followed was three years of planning, complications and setbacks. So when the district finally had their groundbreaking scheduled for April 19,... Read More
  • April 18, 2011

    — by Kelly Hainer
    CLEVELAND - Senator Sherrod Brown takes steps to crack down on fraud aimed at senior citizens. His office said senior citizens make up 30 percent of all fraud victims, even though they are only 15 percent of the population. On Monday, Senator Brown unveiled the Senior Financial Empowerment Act, which cracks down on mail, telemarketing and Internet... Read More
  • April 18, 2011

    — by Colleen O'Neill
    (East Cleveland)- Seniors 60 and older are targets for fraud, and now Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is working with seniors to try and prevent financial scams. A workshop held by KeyBank took place Monday at McGregor, a senior living facility in East Cleveland, where Brown discussed a new bill called the Senior Financial Empowerment Act. It would help... Read More
  • April 18, 2011

    — by Denise Wilson
    TRENTON — The City of Trenton has been recognized by a U.S. Senator for making a difference in the community. Sen. Sherrod Brown, (D-OH), congratulated the community today, for being the 2011 recipient of the “Make a Difference Day City Award” from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which engages Americans... Read More
  • April 17, 2011

    Homeowners who normally can't deduct their local and state property taxes on their federal return might have the opportunity to do so if new legislation is approved. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is a co-sponsor of the Homeowner Tax Fairness Act, which would benefit homeowners for whom it isn't worth it to itemized deductions on their tax return. "We can... Read More
  • April 17, 2011

    During his speech last week on curbing the deficit, President Barack Obama made it clear that he adamantly opposes House Republican plans to transform Medicare from the government paying the health costs of the elderly to a system where seniors would use federal dollars to buy private insurance. To read the rest of the article, click on the source... Read More
  • April 15, 2011

    — by Jack Palmer
    Four years after his son's death, John Betts hasn't lost his resolve to help change the nation's bus safety laws. His son, David, and Zachary Arend of Oakwood were among seven people killed in the 2007 bus accident in Atlanta, Ga. "As I become more frustrated and angry, I become more energetic," the Bryan man said Thursday. "This is something... Read More
  • April 15, 2011

    — by John Hutchison
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was at Patterson Fruit Farm in Chester Township on Friday to kick off a series of roundtable-style discussions he plans in the upcoming months. His goal is to get input from farmers before the U.S. Senate considers the 2012 Farm Bill. About 45 people from Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Columbiana, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning,... Read More
  • April 14, 2011

    — by Ginger Christ
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced legislation to expand access to foreclosure prevention services and increase protections for homeowners and investors in mortgage-backed securities. The Foreclosure Fraud and Homeowner Abuse Prevention Act of 2011, which would prevent future servicer fraud and errors, improve foreclosure counseling and... Read More
  • April 14, 2011

    As the 2012 budget battle brews in Washington, D.C., we take a closer look at how proposed cuts to Medicare would affect people right here in West Central Ohio. "If he's going to cut everything from the elder he should give us something in return like welfare, food stamps, whatever," Barbara Finn, a senior citizen, said. Like many senior citizens,... Read More
  • April 14, 2011

    Some 32,015 Trumbull County residents who can't deduct their property tax because they don't itemize on their federal tax return could get a median $1,338 break on their income tax under a new bill supported by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio. The legislation, known as the Homeowner Tax Fairness Act, would provide additional tax relief for up to 30... Read More
  • April 14, 2011

    — by Ed Gebert
    With Tax Day just around the corner, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown declared his support for a bill that would allow property taxes to be deducted from federal income tax returns, even if deductions are not itemized. Brown also released estimates showing that 4,632 homeowners in Van Wert County would be able to save more than $4.9 million in tax... Read More