WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently met with Jefferson Award Recipient Marlene Froning of Wapakoneta. Froning started a Bicycle Safety Day to provide safety tools to her community after her son was killed in a bicycle accident.

   “The Jefferson Awards honor everyday people who work hard to make our state and country a better place to call home,” Brown said. “Ms. Froning deserves enormous praise for her work in bettering America’s future.”

The Jefferson Award for Public Service was cofounded by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sam Bear, and U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. to honor United States citizens for community and public service.