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  • October 15, 2021

    — by Jon Baker
    NEW PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, discussed the importance of passing infrastructure bills now before Congress when he made a visit to the Gradall Industries plant in New Philadelphia on Thursday.The senator highlighted his Buy America protections that he worked to include in the legislation. These protections will ensure that... Read More
  • October 13, 2021

    — by Alexis Oatman
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- An alarming rise of suicide rates among young Black girls has emerged during the coronavirus pandemic, experts said during a mental health roundtable hosted by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Illinois Rep. Lauren Underwood.The virtual roundtable on Wednesday focused on rising suicide rates across the U.S., and how state and national... Read More
  • October 13, 2021

    — by Trevor Hubert
    LIMA — Entertainment venues were among the hardest hit businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but live shows are finally coming back. In Lima, the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center is set to play host to a variety of shows in what they are calling their “comeback season.”Part of the comeback season was made possible by a big dose of... Read More
  • October 13, 2021

    — by Staff Report
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced last week that the United States National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund has awarded 18 grants, totaling $10,266,619, to Ohio organizations for outdoor recreation and conservation projects across the state.“Ohioans depend on access to parks and public lands for outdoor... Read More
  • October 12, 2021

    — by LynAnne Vucovich
    NORWALK — A U.S. senator came to town Tuesday afternoon to promote a government program he says is working.Sen. Sherrod Brown visited Norwalk to learn about an upcoming water line project. The project will be funded using American Rescue Plan funds. Brown joined Norwalk Mayor Dave Light on West Main Street to see the project site. In the past, the... Read More
  • October 12, 2021

    — by Russell Florence Jr.
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and local arts leaders on Tuesday touted the impact of millions of dollars in federal arts grants that local organizations received to help them survive the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Brown co-sponsored the Save Our Stages legislation that established the Shuttered Venue Operator Grants grants, which helped... Read More
  • October 12, 2021

    — by Sarataj Singh
    A United States Senator visited Allen County on Tuesday in order to see the results of grants that helped two organizations survive the pandemic.Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited the Allen County Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center to connect with local art leaders on how the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG) has helped cultural... Read More
  • October 12, 2021

    — by Staff Report
    LIMA — The entertainment venue was one of the hardest businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the live show is finally back. In Lima, the Veterans Memorial Citizens Convention Center will host a variety of shows they call the “comeback season.”Part of the comeback season was made possible by a large amount of federal funding.As part of the US... Read More
  • October 12, 2021

    — by Kiona Dyches
    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Senator Sherrod Brown joined arts leaders at the Dayton Arcade to celebrate millions of dollars in Shuttered Venue Operator Grants benefiting arts organizations across the Miami Valley.“They [arts organizations] are essential to keep young people in the community. They’re essential so people can learn from the arts and perform... Read More
  • October 11, 2021

    — by Staff Report
    Ohio wants to ensure that the workers who move our country aren’t left behind when we adopt new technologies.Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown To help people working with fossil fuels such as coal and oil trains get jobs on solar and wind, we have introduced the US Energy Worker Opportunity Act. The proposed bill will help workers who quit their... Read More
  • October 08, 2021

    — by WHIO Staff
    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Beckley Municipal Airport will receive over $2 million in federal grants for improvements to the airport from the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a spokesperson for Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office. Springfield-Beckley and the Butler County Regional Airport were chosen to receive the federal funds, with both... Read More
  • October 08, 2021

    — by Jeremy Newman
    Pickaway county airport located at 28181 McCrady Road will receive a significant grant to help improve the infrastructure of the airport for years to come.Friday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two grants to the Pickaway County Memorial airport, totaling $1,500,000. “Ohio... Read More
  • October 07, 2021

    — by Staff Report
    The National Park Service has awarded million-dollar grants for improvements at the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Ottawa County and Van Buren State Park in Hancock County, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) announced.The $1,160,106 Land and Water Conservation Fund grant for Magee Marsh is “to complete new development and renovation of facilities,”... Read More
  • October 03, 2021

    — by Lyanne Vucovich
    A bipartisan bill has been reintroduced with the goal of helping protect law enforcement officials from exposure to fentanyl. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced Senate Bill 2853 Monday and it was referred to a committee.Known as the POWER Act — Providing Officers With Electronic Resources — the measure would establish a new grant program... Read More
  • October 01, 2021

    — by Hasan Karim
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, paid a visit on Friday to TAC Industries, known as The Abilities Connection, where he toured the facility and talked about legislation that aims to help those with disabilities.The nonprofit provides training and jobs to residents with disabilities and has manufactured cargo nets used by the support equipment and... Read More
  • September 27, 2021

    — by Christine Holmes
    ZANESVILLE — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown visited Bimbo QSR at the Eastpointe Business Park Monday in celebration of his latest legislative victory for workers.In March, President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan, which includes, in part, Brown's Butch Lewis Act. The act has been a goal of Brown's for years, following the 2008... Read More
  • September 21, 2021

    — by Nevin Smith
    WASHINGTON, (WKEF)-- Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D) chaired the first Senate meeting to specifically discuss SSI in nearly 23 years, "It's time to bring SSI into the 21st Century." The Tuesday meeting of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy discussed the need to update Supplemental Security Income. Brown's... Read More
  • September 15, 2021

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - Drug shortages during the coronavirus pandemic prompted U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to introduce legislation that would build a more resilient U.S. supply chain for generic medicines by creating a one-year, emergency supply of key drug ingredients and encouraging domestic companies to make them.The “Promoting Readiness and Ensuring... Read More
  • September 14, 2021

    — by Ben Pagani
    US Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) questioned Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair, Gary Gensler, about Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) and their impact on the market during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday.SPACs, also known as a "blank check company" are publicly traded corporations that have... Read More
  • September 08, 2021

    — by Monroe Trombley
    Sen. Sherrod Brown paid a visit to his hometown of Mansfield on Tuesday to tour Lahm Air National Guard Base and the newly opened North Central Ohio Industrial Museum.His visit came on the heels of last month's announcement that the home of the 179th Airlift Wing had been selected as the preferred site for the Air National Guard's first Cyber... Read More