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  • October 14, 2010

    DAYTON, Ohio -- Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said one of the best ways to get the state's economy back on track is through schools like Sinclair Community College. Brown visited Sinclair on Wednesday and talked about the school's role in retraining workers so they can get back into the workforce. Brown is a long-time supporter of Sinclair and... Read More
  • October 13, 2010

    — by Scott Allyn
    LORAIN — The St. Joseph Community Center, whose future was uncertain just a few months ago, hosted a celebration yesterday to honor the group who hammered out the agreement to keep the center open. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Rep. Betty Sutton, Lorain Mayor Tony Krasienko, State Rep. Joe Koziura, Lorain County Commissioner Lori Kokoski, Mercy... Read More
  • October 10, 2010

    The NASA Authorization Act of 2010 is good news for the space community and for NASA Glenn Research Center. In fact, Glenn is uniquely suited to take advantage of many of NASA's new programs, and I applaud Congress for supporting this ambitious path forward. The fact that NASA now has an approved roadmap is definitely good news. The uncertainties... Read More
  • October 09, 2010

    — by Diane Suchetka
    LORAIN, Ohio — Lorain County Health & Dentistry will receive $6.6 million in federal funds so it can expand to serve thousands more people in need of low-cost health care. The grant, announced Friday by Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of 143 totaling $727 million that will go to... Read More
  • October 06, 2010

    — by Blade Staff
    SSOE Group of Toledo received an Export Achievement Certificate Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The certificate was presented by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), who is one of three Democratic senators on President Obama’s Export Council. SSOE, an engineering firm, was recognized for bolstering the local economy through... Read More
  • October 06, 2010

    — by Tom Krisher
    DETROIT: General Motors will announce the addition of a new compact car to its Buick luxury brand Thursday as the automaker broadens its lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles. Buick will add a luxury version of the Chevrolet Cruze that will be called the Verano, according to a person briefed on the matter. The Cruze, built in Lordstown, is a compact... Read More
  • October 06, 2010

    — by Cornelius Frolik
    WASHINGTON — A 2003 Wayne High School graduate is one of four Ohioans selected to intern at the White House this fall. Ramzy Mardini and 139 college graduate students — some from Avon, Columbus and Youngstown — will learn leadership skills and experience. The unpaid positions expose them to the Executive Office and will prepare... Read More
  • October 05, 2010

    — by Angela Weaver
    MINSTER — A U.S. senator visited an area manufacturing plant Monday afternoon as part of his “Made in Ohio Tour.” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Mansfield, visited the largest yogurt production facility in the country as he toured the Dannon plant in Minster. After the tour, Brown spoke of the trade agreement tax laws and the need to... Read More
  • October 05, 2010

    — by John Nolan
    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Construction of a building to house the spacecraft collection and former presidential aircraft at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force could start in 2012 if fundraising stays on track, museum officials said Monday. That 200,000-square-foot building would house a retired space shuttle, if the Air Force... Read More
  • October 05, 2010

    — by Laura A. Bischoff
    COLUMBUS — Gov. Ted Strickland on Tuesday announced a deal to turn 500 acres of reclaimed strip mine land into one of the nation’s largest solar farms, open two solar component manufacturing plants in Ohio, and generate enough electricity from the sun to power 25,000 homes. Two companies based in Spain — Isofoton and Prius Energy... Read More
  • October 02, 2010

    — by Kimberly Gasuras
    BUCYRUS -- Sen. Sherrod Brown joined several local government officials and community leaders Friday in celebrating the creation of 130 new jobs at the GE Bucyrus Lamp Plant. "This $60 million investment will put more than 100 Ohioans to work in stable, good-paying jobs making energy-efficient products that consumers want to buy," the Mansfield... Read More
  • October 01, 2010

    — by Alex Hoyt
    The Conversation: As Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) put it, the American middle class is trying to make sense of a world in which they are working harder, earning less, and find themselves increasingly burdened by credit card debt and their children's tuition. Moderated by Atlantic editor Scott Stossel, the group discussed the severity of the crisis... Read More
  • September 30, 2010

    — by Dylan Tussel
    Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown emphasized the need to keep college graduates in Ohio on a conference call with university media Wednesday. "One of the missions I have as a senator … is, you know, how we make our state more livable, more attractive, more open to people your age so when you graduate, you stay," Brown said, noting that a large... Read More
  • September 28, 2010

    — by Dan Gearino
    A big plan is now bigger. Coda Automotive's proposed battery plant in Columbus could employ more than 2,000 workers, the company has told Gov. Ted Strickland, but it will take time. That's double the number that has been widely reported since May, when the automaker announced its intentions to open the local plant. The higher projection would not... Read More
  • September 28, 2010

    The year began with lawmakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists buzzing about the potential for climate and energy legislation on Capitol Hill. Put a comprehensive strategy in place, and the investment dollars would begin to flow, Americans positioned to compete more effectively with the Chinese, Indians and others to develop the... Read More
  • September 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate is unlikely to vote on legislation to pressure China to raise the value of its currency until after the November 2 congressional elections, a Democratic senator said on Tuesday. Senator Sherrod Brown told reporters he saw strong bipartisan support for currency legislation the House of Representatives is to vote on... Read More
  • September 28, 2010

    When the government bailed out General Motors, there were some promising vehicles in the planning stages. Among them is the new Chevrolet Cruze. abc27 News traveled to Lordstown, Ohio to see Cruze production and learn why the small sedan is important for jobs in the midstate. With a base price around $17,000, it may be the car that saves General... Read More
  • September 21, 2010

    — by Richard Payerchin
    LORAIN - CSX Corp. needs to clean up its act when it comes to crumbling railroad bridges, Sen. Sherrod Brown said. Citing debris falling from Lorain's 28th Street underpass, Brown yesterday wrote to CSX Chief Executive Officer Michael Ward. He encouraged swift action to ensure falling concrete, wood and screws don't harm pedestrians or the drivers... Read More
  • September 20, 2010

    — by John Nolan
    Ohio's congressional delegation has counter-punched in a dustup over whether intelligence jobs should be transferred from a center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to a similar facility in Alabama. Ohio's two senators and its House members signed a letter Friday to Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, urging... Read More
  • September 19, 2010

    Sen. Sherrod Brown attended President Barack Obama's Export Council meeting at the White House last week, praising Obama's goal of doubling exports in five years even as the Ohio Democrat called for tougher enforcement of trade laws and a crackdown on China's manipulation of its currency. Brown is one of three Senate Democrats on the White House... Read More