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  • February 04, 2011

    Sen. Sherrod Brown is pushing the state of Ohio to put a stop to “shopping” and “hopping.” The U.S. Senator is becoming a vocal advocate for meaningful changes to the state’s handling of doctors and prescription medications, all with the goal of curbing the epidemic of drug abuse. Brown’s latest push is tied to... Read More
  • February 04, 2011

    Delphi salaried retirees have a couple more allies in their battle to regain lost pensions and health care. House Speaker John Boehner this week asked the Obama Administration for an accounting of why it permitted Delphi Corp. to terminate pensions for 21,000 salaried retirees, including about 1,500 in the Mahoning Valley. Earlier this week,... Read More
  • February 03, 2011

    — by Tom Troy
    Development of a device to prevent a drunk driver from starting a car would get a jolt of federal funding under a bill that U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said Wednesday he is co-sponsoring. The bill allocates $60 million over five years for research on technology that would sense an illegal level of intoxication in a driver and prevent the... Read More
  • February 03, 2011

    — by Ashley Luthern
    BOARDMAN Four local fire departments were awarded federal grants Tuesday, but one of them isn’t sure it will accept the money. Bazetta Fire Department will receive $83,508 and Austintown Fire Department will receive $85,655 through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal... Read More
  • February 03, 2011

    A United States Senator from Ohio and a local college official think the Government should keep the Pell Grant Awards the same. The US Department of Education announcing that they will keep the maximum award for the Pell Grant at 5,550 dollars for this upcoming school year. House Republicans have recently introduced a bill that could reduce... Read More
  • February 03, 2011

    The U.S. Bureau of Prisons and the Internal Revenue Service agreed to stop criminals from getting improper income tax refunds. As mentioned in an editorial last month, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and three other senators pressed the IRS and prison bureau to stop federal inmates from getting millions of dollars in bogus tax refunds. The senators pointed... Read More
  • February 02, 2011

    CINCINNATI -- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that nearly $750,000 has been awarded to five Tri-State Ohio fire departments by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters program. “Our first responders put their lives on the line every day across Ohio,” said Brown in a news release. “These... Read More
  • February 02, 2011

    — by Jack Torry
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will co-sponsor a bill that would authorize the federal government to spend $60 million during the next five years to develop new technologies to keep people who have been drinking heavily from starting their cars. The bill, introduced last year by Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Democratic Sen. Tom Udall of New... Read More
  • February 01, 2011

    Rumors of the death of American manufacturing have been greatly exaggerated (“Despite China’s might, U.S. factories maintain edge” T-R, Jan.31). Ohio, which continues to make goods that are bought and sold throughout the world, is the third-largest manufacturing export state. New industries like clean energy are contributing to... Read More
  • January 31, 2011

    — by Anna Staver
    Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown spoke today (Monday) at the Akron Roundtable. His speech touched on the state of the union, financial crisis and last fall’s game changing election. But Brown’s main focus was on outsourcing and how it costs Ohio and the United States more than jobs. To read the rest of this article, or listen to the... Read More
  • January 31, 2011

    MANSFIELD -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has been assigned to serve on the agriculture, appropriations, banking, ethics and veterans committees in the Senate for the 112th Congress. "My committee assignments allow me to fight for Ohio jobs, economic development and our state's largest industry -- agriculture," Brown said. "After 12 straight... Read More
  • January 30, 2011

    — by James Pollack
    CLEVELAND - Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is joining local law enforcement agencies, first responders and Mothers Against Drunk Driving in trying to stop drunken driving before it starts. Sunday afternoon at Cleveland police headquarters, Sen. Brown discussed new legislation that could help immobilize vehicle operated by drunken drivers. “This is... Read More
  • 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