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  • September 30, 2020

    — by Jo Ingles
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says more ballot drop boxes are needed for Ohio's fall election, and says union tradespeople are offering to make them at no cost so they can be put in place promptly.Brown, a former Ohio Secretary of State, says this election is on par to having historic turnout.  “We’ve seen already more absentee ballot requests... Read More
  • September 28, 2020

    — by Jo Ingles
    Ohio Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says more ballot drop boxes are needed for this election. And he says union tradespeople are offering to make them, at no cost, so they can be put in place in time for it. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, a former Ohio Secretary of State, says this election is on par to having historic turnout. ... Read More
  • September 25, 2020

    — by MARGIE MASON and ROBIN McDOWELL
    Lawmakers said Friday that the U.S. government needs to ban the import of products made with child or forced labor after an Associated Press investigation found widespread exploitation in the palm oil industry, from debt bondage to outright slavery.U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Ron Wyden —who spearheaded efforts to close a loophole in a federal law... Read More
  • September 25, 2020

    — by Staff
    CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – Senator Sherrod Brown announced Friday morning a more than $2.5 million grant for water infrastructure improvement in Centerville and Rio Grande. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program awarded the funds to the Village of Rio Grande to improve its 84-year-old wastewater... Read More
  • September 25, 2020

    — by Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded two grants worth a combined $1,414,784 in funding to Advocating Opportunity, Inc. in Toledo.The awards were granted through the below DOJ Office for Victims of Crime grant programs: • Services for Minor Victims of Labor... Read More
  • September 24, 2020

    — by Jacob Fisher
    One of Dayton's largest universities has secured federal funding that will accelerate research in advanced manufacturing.The award is part of a competitive, merit-based program that provides cost-shared funding for projects that research new technologies to address critical national needs.The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),... Read More
  • September 23, 2020

    — by Raven Richard
    CINCINNATI — Disparities in Black women’s health have been documented for decades, but the recent spread of COVID-19 has brought those health issues into the spotlight even more.“There's a lot of disparities. A lot of it is economic,” said Estrelita Dixon, associate professor of internal medicine at UC Health. “There’s not a lot of resources that... Read More
  • September 23, 2020

    — by GARY BUDZAK
    SUNBURY — The BST&G Joint Fire District was awarded $242,917 for operations and safety equipment by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.“We applied for the grant back in April,” Capt. Christopher R. Kovach said in an email. “Last Friday, we were awarded almost $250,000. This funding will be used to completely replace our aging... Read More
  • September 23, 2020

    — by Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Economic Development Administration has awarded a $150,000 joint grant to Bowling Green State University and Ohio University.U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, made the announcement on Tuesday.These funds will be used for research, development and technical assistance to help the Bowling Green and Athens... Read More
  • September 22, 2020

    — by J. EDWARD MORENO
    Senate Democrats released a report Monday alleging that the Trump administration has undermined fair housing policies and exasperated racial inequities. The report showed the Trump administration has loosened enforcement of fair housing, “systematically undermining the progress that has been made over the past 50 years.”According to... Read More
  • September 22, 2020

    — by Ryan Smith
    The ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee released a lengthy report Monday accusing the Trump administration of systematically undermining 50 years of fair housing progress.The report, released by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), accused the administration of ignoring the government’s fair housing obligations as established in the 1968 Fair... Read More
  • September 22, 2020

    — by Pamella Russell
    Washington, D.C.  –  Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, discussed the current state of financial reform with Better Markets’ President and CEO Dennis Kelleher Tuesday during a webinar held on the 12th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers’... Read More
  • September 20, 2020

    — by Staff
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, recently joined Better Markets’ President and CEO Dennis Kelleher for an insightful discussion on the current state of financial reform during a webinar presented by Better Markets. The webinar, “President Trump's Deregulation of... Read More
  • September 18, 2020

    — by Amie Simpson
    US Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says more must be done to help people impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. He says the recently blocked pared down relief bill wasn’t enough.“Senator McConnell seems to think we’ve done enough and it’s pretty clear to me, when there are still hundreds of thousands of unemployed Ohioans that if we don’t act it’s... Read More
  • September 18, 2020

    — by Katie Canales
    Two US senators have demanded that Amazon stop spying on workers through their social media posts, per a report from Motherboard. The news comes two weeks after a separate Motherboard report revealed the company was monitoring dozens of private and public social media groups of its workers in the US, the UK, and Spain.Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH)... Read More
  • September 17, 2020

    — by Sartaj Singh, Joseph Sharpe
    The election is just around the corner and many board of election offices are busy preparing for voters. There are still many concerns as the pandemic has affected almost every facet of voting, with many turning to request absentee ballots. Senator Sherrod Brown said on Thursday that every county should have multiple dropbox options to... Read More
  • September 17, 2020

    — by Kerry Clawson
    Performing arts organizations, among the state's first businesses to shut down in March due to the pandemic, will be the last to reopen, arts leaders in Summit County say. Local theater operators report losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in the last six months but say it's difficult to plan for reopening when no one knows when... Read More
  • September 16, 2020

    — by RYAN MCCRIMMON
    Southern farmers received the highest payments under the Trump administration’s 2019 trade bailout program, according to an official watchdog report on Monday that’s fueling fresh complaints from Senate Democrats about disparities in federal aid to the industry.Key context: The Agriculture Department started sending tariff relief checks to... Read More
  • September 16, 2020

    — by Byron McCauley
    Cincinnati is good like that.When there is a noble cause in need of support, we show up. It's part of our benevolent and collaborative nature.That's what happened after I wrote last week about the plight of Ohio's oldest cemetery designated for Black people, United American Cemetary in Madisonville. The cemetery was founded in 1848 in... Read More
  • September 16, 2020

    — by Randy Ludlow
    Even with additional federal aid, it was a stretch for Campbell City Schools, a low-wealth district in Mahoning County, to prepare for the resumption of classes amid the coronavirus pandemic.Special cleaning equipment was purchased. Medical-grade HEPA filters were installed. A vendor was hired to provide Chromebooks and hot spots for the 40% of... Read More