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  • August 18, 2020

    — by Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - Ohio Democrats in Congress want the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to examine whether financial institutions discriminate against minority student loan borrowers.Spurred by a report from the Student Borrower Protection Center that found borrowers who attended community colleges and historically black colleges... Read More
  • September 07, 2016

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is reaching out to offer help to thousands of ITT Tech students across Ohio following the for-profit school’s decision to close its doors.Top SearchesITT has approximately 3,000 Ohio students at nine Ohio campuses: Akron, Columbus, Dayton, Hilliard, Maumee, Norwood, Strongsville,... Read More
  • July 18, 2016

    — by Kendall Forward
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Students in Jefferson County received a first-hand look at what it could be like to have a career in manufacturing. Students in grades 6 through 8 are participating in a manufacturing camp all week. It started Monday at Nelson's Fine Arts and Gifts. The camp is hosted by Sen. Sherrod Brown with Eastern Gateway Community... Read More
  • June 21, 2016

    — by Jim Siegel
    In the wake of a report questioning past spending of federal funds, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the U.S. Department of Education to impose special oversight before releasing $71 million in charter school grants to the state. Federal regulators should appoint a special monitor to “ensure that all funds are being spent for their intended... Read More
  • February 13, 2016

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the White House released a Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal that includes two free years of community college, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) this week met with Ohio members of the Association of Community College Trustees – a group composed of community college presidents and members of their... Read More
  • August 06, 2014

    — by WSAZ News Staff
    McARTHUR, Ohio (WSAZ) -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Wednesday that Sojourners Care Network in McArthur was awarded $1,100,000 to provide academic and job skills training for at-risk youth.. The money comes from the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) YouthBuild program. YouthBuild is an alternative education... Read More
  • August 03, 2014

    — by Olivera Perkins
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- So many openings for decent-paying jobs; too few workers with the skills to fill them. That is what the skills gap comes down to. Policymakers, employers, even jobless workers often point to the mismatch of applicants' skills with available openings as a primary reason that unemployment -- though improving -- remains stubbornly... Read More
  • July 16, 2014

    — by Breaking News Staff
    OSGOOD, Darke County —  The Osgood Community Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $18,715 for operations and safety through a competitive federal grant program. The award is part of the round 13 competitive Fiscal Year 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program, administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's... Read More
  • July 15, 2014

    — by Angela Townsend
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – While it's unlikely that new, more effective sunscreens will be available on shelves in the United States before the end of summer, members of Congress hope that a bipartisan effort gaining traction will put the Food and Drug Administration on notice about the need for better tools to help protect against skin... Read More
  • July 09, 2014

    — by Matt Lucas
    The Stockdale Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $49,400 in federal funding by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced on July 2 that the federal resources have been awarded for operations and... Read More
  • July 02, 2014

    — by Nichole Hannahs
    Senator Sherrod Brown pushes for passage of legislation that will address the skills gap and match workforce development with the needs of the region. The Workforce Investment Act passed the Senate and is moving to the House. Senator Brown said this legislation will help train Ohioans for high paying jobs and provide employers with workers they... Read More
  • July 02, 2014

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    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- United States Senator Sherrod Brown was in the Ohio Valley on Wednesday, where he announced that the Senate passed legislation that would update the Workforce Investment Act. The Act is designed to help dislocated workers acquire the skills for high-tech jobs in their region. Brown said there is a disconnect between workers... Read More
  • June 16, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown Published: June 16, 2014 10:42AM With so many families struggling to make ends meet, many Ohio children are living in “food insecure” households, where parents don’t always have the resources to provide enough healthy food for their families. During the 2012-2013 school year, 630,000 Ohio... Read More
  • June 12, 2014

    — by Keith C. Burris
    A few weeks ago, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) came to Perrysburg High School to talk about student loans. Enlarge Student loans are supposed to help our young people — help them get in to college and then professional life. What they are doing today, instead, is crippling young people. Mr. Brown has two bills in the works, one of which would... Read More
  • June 11, 2014

    — by Rick Payerchin
    LORAIN — Although school is out for the summer, area children still will receive nutrition assistance at centers around Lorain County. More than 630,000 Ohio children received free or reduced-price lunches during the past school year, according to figures from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Office. For many, the lunches will continue in the... Read More
  • June 11, 2014

    — by Rachel Podnar
    At a time when charges for borrowing money have hit nearly historic lows, students and those currently repaying federal student loans have been locked into older, higher rates. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown last week filed a bill looking to remedy this by allowing student loan debtors to refinance the way homeowners, businesses and local governments... Read More
  • June 10, 2014

    — by Blade Staff
    This story has been updated with new information. Toledo Public Schools will receive the majority of the local Head Start grant, with the rest going to a Pittsburgh-based, for-profit early education and child-care provider, according to U.S. lawmakers. A TPS-led community collaborative will receive about $8 million to serve 1,126 children,... Read More
  • June 10, 2014

    — by Sherrod Brown
    A death within a family is devastating. Grieving family members deserve time to mourn their loss. But some parents who have co-signed a private student loan for their child have instead found themselves facing harassment from student loan servicers. After Delphos, Ohio native Andrew Katbi was killed in a tragic car crash just weeks before... Read More
  • June 07, 2014

    — by Laurie Huffman
    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, visited Canton Friday to discuss his partisan manufacturing jobs bill and a longterm highway bill that would help fix 41 structurally failing bridges in Stark County. During his speech in the Meyers Lake Ballroom, where he was a guest of the Canton Rotary, he also touched on a trade war the U.S. is involved in now... Read More
  • June 04, 2014

    — by Nancy Spencer
    According to an April 2014 report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), nearly 90 percent of student loans in recent years were co-signed – often by a parent or grandparent. Borrowers and co-signers are often unaware that the surviving borrower or co-signer could be liable for the full payment upon the death or permanent... Read More