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  • October 28, 2010

    PIKETON -- The U.S. Enrichment Corp. Wednesday touted a significant step forward for the American Centrifuge project. USEC announced late Wednesday afternoon that its initial technical review of USEC's resubmitted $2 billion loan guarantee application largely has been completed. That means the process toward the guarantee now can move onto its next... Read More
  • October 25, 2010

    Sen. Sherrod Brown was visiting SMART Paper in Hamilton on Friday when he got the word on his Blackberry: The International Trade Commission had unanimously voted to slap tariffs on Chinese coated-paper imports. He quickly read aloud the news to a handful of workers, and a cheer went up. Brown has been calling for the commission to act, arguing... Read More
  • October 22, 2010

    — by Frank Lewis
    By adding a single word — “conditional” — the approval of a $2 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy for the USEC American Centrifuge Project at Piketon might be on a faster track. “We want him (Steven Chu, secretary of the DOE) to do the conditional guarantee so we can begin to move on the full process... Read More
  • October 22, 2010

    — by Ashley Drane
    Federal funding is bringing jobs to one area police department. The Newark Police Department held a press conference Thursday morning to announce $400,000 in federal funding. Newark Police Chief Steven Sarver said it's just in time. "We are currently three officers below what we should have and we're about to lose two more before the end of... Read More
  • October 22, 2010

    — by Amy Hollon
    NEWARK -- Sen. Sherrod Brown credited Newark with building the police department necessary to obtain grants during a Thursday press conference. Earlier this month, Newark officials announced they had received a $420,000 COPS Hiring Program Grant to pay for two police officers, including benefits, for three years. "Newark received the money, in part... Read More
  • October 22, 2010

    — by Loren Genson
    PIKETON -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown once again sounded optimistic about a loan guarantee for USEC Inc. after touring the American Centrifuge Plant on the Piketon site and touted the increased cooperation that could make it happen. Brown applauded USEC Inc. officials for working closely with the U.S. Department of Energy to address concerns that were... Read More
  • October 21, 2010

    TOLEDO, OH (WTVG) -- When work began in front of the home Valerie Swann's lived in for more than eighty years, she was not exactly thrilled. But Valerie did know something needed to be done about the flooding. Now there's a solution. Tim Murphy of the city of Toledo says, "It's not very high tech. We're stepping back and trying to be more cost... Read More
  • October 21, 2010

    — by Tom Troy
    A quarter-mile section of Maywood Avenue in North Toledo is a pilot project for a "green" approach to solving Toledo's flooding problems, politicians, and state, county, and city officials said Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo) helped inaugurate a stormwater improvement project paid for by federal... Read More
  • October 21, 2010

    — by Lou Whitmire
    ONTARIO -- An environmental trust will spend $3 million on the vacant Mansfield-Ontario General Motors Stamping facility, according to the Ohio Attorney General's office. The money will go toward site investigation, potential soil excavation and ground water monitoring. Former General Motors manufacturing sites in Elyria, Moraine, Parma and Toledo... Read More
  • October 21, 2010

    — by Lisa Roberson
    ELYRIA — More than $7 million has been earmarked for the shuttered Gen­eral Motors plant on Lowell Street, which will likely need extensive work before it can be used again. The money is part of an environmen­tal trust agreement among GM, the U.S. Department of Justice and 14 states, including Ohio. Attorney General Richard Cordray... Read More
  • October 21, 2010

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today announced that the city of Cincinnati has received a $2.4 million grant to help update the city’s Unified Development Code. The Community Challenge Planning Grant funds, awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will help the city create sustainable communities in Cincinnati, according to a... Read More
  • October 20, 2010

    — by Cindy Leise
    OBERLIN — Some Lorain County JVS students will have an impressive way to show future employers their experience. “You know that farmhouse in front of the JVS? I helped renovate that,” they could say. The 1903 farmhouse, which will now be used as an office and warehouse space for NASA’s Central Operation of Resources for... Read More
  • October 20, 2010

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is continuing to keep the pressure on China to move more quickly on allowing its currency to rise in value against the dollar. A senior Treasury Department official told reporters Wednesday the currency issue would be a major topic at weekend meetings in South Korea of finance officials from the Group of 20... Read More
  • October 19, 2010

    — by Heather Horn
    Has the U.S. government been going too easy on China? Commentators have certainly taken to this refrain recently. Right now, as some argue a better trade balance could help the American economy, pundits and politicians alike are condemning China's intransigence on trade and currency. Here's a sample of the debate over whether stiffening the U.S.... Read More
  • October 18, 2010

    — by Joe Williams
    A California-based electric car company hopes to bring 2,000 jobs to Columbus by the end of 2011. However, those plans rely on securing final funding approval, officials say. CODA Automotive, of Santa Monica, Calif., plans to produce automotive-grade lithium-ion cells in the former Lucent Technologies site, 6200 E. Broad St. in Far East Columbus.... Read More
  • October 17, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    TEN years ago this fall the Senate sold out American manufacturing. By a vote of 83 to 15, it established so-called permanent normal trade relations with China, paving the way for that country to join the World Trade Organization. As a result, Chinese imports to the United States fell under the same low tariffs and high quotas as those from... Read More
  • October 15, 2010

    ZANESVILLE -- Zane State College President Paul Brown took a phone call from a mother Thursday who wanted to know if her sons, two high school sophomores, would be able to attend classes in the Advanced Science and Technology building. They should be able to, as the new addition to Zane State has an anticipated completion date of two years from... Read More
  • October 15, 2010

    — by Brittany Shannon
    Ohio's leaders are working to make the state a front-runner in clean energy programs that would make Ohio an attractive place to live and work. United States Senator Sherrod Brown met with the area's college presidents and business leaders at Zane State College to discuss ways to educate people in clean energy so that they can be better prepared to... Read More
  • October 14, 2010

    — by Christopher Magan
    DAYTON — Advanced manufacturing and aerospace businesses, such as a research facility General Electric wants to build locally, are key to the Dayton region’s economic recovery, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown told students and college officials Wednesday. “Our future is to build things,” Brown, D-Ohio, said during a visit to... Read More
  • October 14, 2010

    — by Maggie Malach
    Brown, who is the junior United States senator from Ohio, held an open forum, allowing students to ask him questions. He said he hoped to impress upon his audience "why government matters and why it's their job to make it work better." Brown is making efforts to improve the current economic climate by working with the Obama Administration to create... Read More