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  • September 16, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind and Dan Gearino
    WASHINGTON - Gov. Ted Strickland and Sen. Sherrod Brown were in full campaign mode yesterday, but it was federal officials who they were trying to win over rather than Ohio voters. The Ohio Democrats lobbied Energy Secretary Steven Chu for federal support of two projects in central and southern Ohio: a proposed Coda Automotive battery factory in... Read More
  • September 15, 2010

    WASHINGTON -- There is "no better poster child" for the havoc China's trade policies and market distortions have caused than the pipe and tube industry, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Tuesday. Brown, D-Ohio, testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Brown, and called on the panel to support enforcement of trade rules on imports of... Read More
  • September 15, 2010

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON - In a meeting Wednesday on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown once again urged Veterans Affairs Administration Eric Shinseki to place the collection of the department's records in Dayton. Although Brown said he was encouraged by his talk with Shinseki, the Ohio Democrat said the administration has not yet decided which city will... Read More
  • September 13, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    There's been a lot of talk about a "jobless economic recovery." Wall Street banks and our largest financial institutions are back in the black - thanks to the help of taxpayers - but are sitting on huge cash reserves. Meanwhile, small businesses - which create nearly two-thirds of new jobs in our country - are struggling to get the credit they need... Read More
  • September 01, 2010

    DOVER (AP) -- Members of Congress say they've received assurances from the IRS that Ohio war veterans won't be taxed on their new state bonuses. Ohio last week began accepting applications for veterans bonuses for service anywhere in the world during the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Eligible veterans may receive up to $1,000, with up to... Read More
  • September 01, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    It has been nearly two years since taxpayers had to step in and help stabilize our nation's largest financial institutions. While these Wall Street banks are back in the black, it's an entirely different story for businesses on Main Street. Small businesses, such as your local plumbing company, child care center or beauty salon, create nearly... Read More
  • August 26, 2010

    Chillicothe was Ohio's first state capitol. In the 1800s, it was a haven for commerce and agriculture. Chillicothe's historic Majestic Theatre was built in the 1900s. In the 2000s, we're seeing disturbing trends that include prescription drug abuse and fraud. We cannot let this happen. Throughout our communities, we are seeing a disturbing increase... Read More
  • August 25, 2010

    — by Marc Kovac
    COLUMBUS -- Ohio will receive $400 million in education grants over the next four years as part of a federal initiative aimed at improving schools. One district in Holmes County and one district in Wayne County will benefit. West Holmes Local School is slated to receive just more than $424,300 and Southeast District is looking at about $538,900. In... Read More
  • August 25, 2010

    — by Thomas Gnau
    SPRINGBORO - Give companies in emerging arenas time to grow. Allow firms to move to different banks more easily. And never give up on worker training. That was some of the advice Sen. Sherrod Brown heard this morning, Aug. 25, from a manufacturer fighting for a foothold in its own emerging field, Renegade Materials Corp. To read the rest of this... Read More
  • August 25, 2010

    — by Marc Kovac
    COLUMBUS -- Ohio will receive $400 million in education grants over the next four years as part of a federal initiative aimed at improving schools. One district in Holmes County and one district in Wayne County will benefit. West Holmes Local School is slated to receive just more than $424,300 and Southeast District is looking at about $538,900. In... Read More
  • August 25, 2010

    — by Paul Collins
    XENIA - HOPE Cafe, 1855 Bellbrook Avenue, received praise for its efforts to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty on Wednesday, Aug. 25 when Sen. Sherrod Brown joined Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless in a tour of the restaurant. County Commissioner Marilyn Reid was also on hand to see the progress being made by HOPE Cafe participants and staff.... Read More
  • August 25, 2010

    — by Mike Boyer
    MIDDLETOWN - Construction on a $360 million industrial coke-making facility here by SunCoke Energy Inc. is about 20 percent complete, but opponents aren't giving up their two-year opposition to the controversial project. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, headline a list of officials expected to be on hand Wednesday... Read More
  • August 18, 2010

    — by Robert Schoenberger
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A rebound in manufacturing is slowly leading Ohio out of the recession, politicians and policy leaders said Tuesday. But if the manufacturing sector ever hopes to become vibrant again, the country needs to change the way it sees the industry. "In too many ways, we have lost sight of the importance of manufacturing in our... Read More
  • August 18, 2010

    MENTOR -- State leaders say manufacturing is doing more to lead Ohio out of the recession than any other industry. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown joined employees of Parker Hannifin for a ribbon cutting at a new facility for the manufacturer's Gas Turbine Fuel Systems Division.  To read the rest of this article, please click the... Read More
  • August 12, 2010

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will funnel an additional $148 million to Ohio to help thousands of unemployed people keep their homes while they look for a new job. The new money, announced today by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will provide $2 billion to 17 states that have been most battered by the economic recession. Combined... Read More
  • August 06, 2010

    — by Jim Siegel and Catherine Candisky
     As many states swimming in red ink wait eagerly for Congress to pass a new $26 billion state-aid bill, Ohio finds itself in an enviable position, at least in the short term. A number of states need that money to balance their current, fiscal year 2011 budgets. Ohio does not. While the state is facing a future shortfall that could reach $8... Read More
  • August 06, 2010

    — by M. L. Schultze
     Ohio's Sherrod Brown joined 60 other senators in voting for a bill today that's expected to save the jobs of as many as 300 thousand teachers, police and other public-sector workers. But he says the bill will need some tinkering down the road. To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • August 05, 2010

    — by Tim Tresslar
    Ohio will get the largest chunk among five states splitting $600 million in foreclosure prevention money, the Obama administration announced Wednesday, Aug. 4. The $172 million in federal rescue funds for Ohio will, during three years, assist 18,500 home-?owners who are unable to make mortgage payments because of unemployment, according to the Ohio... Read More
  • August 03, 2010

    Ohio is a perfect place to have a debate about increased trade and the value of exports. The timing is right, too, what with a fierce U.S. Senate race in the making, and the two candidates coming from different places on trade. To read the rest of this article, please click the source link above. Read More
  • August 02, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    The Vindicator's editorial page was spot-on when it called on Congress to do more to regulate our oil drilling industry ("Congress should be working to avoid future Gulf catastrophes," July 23). Years of irresponsible deregulation, much of which took place under the previous administration, gutted the Minerals Management Service and left it largely... Read More