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2 hrs ago | WDTN-TV Dayton

Sen. Brown announces funds for Greene County airport

Greene County-Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport in Xenia has been awarded $134,749 by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Sen. Sherrod Brown announed Wednesday. The money is to repair a parking lot and to remove tree obstructions affecting pilots' transition or approach to Runway 7/25.

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Related Topix: Greene County, OH, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Xenia, OH

3 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Ohio still waiting on millions of dollars needed to deal with mortgage-mess blight,...

Feeling forgotten and still in need, a coalition of Ohio housing activists, mayors and Congress members hope to tap into a national $16.65 billion mortgage fraud-and-abuse settlement so they can use some of the money to alleviate the state's widespread housing blight. The latest request from the Ohioans, for $100 million, involves a Bank of America settlement with the Justice Department over the sale of mortgage securities that misled investors.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Sherrod Brown, Republican, Senator Rob Portman, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

8 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and challenger Connie Pillich meet...

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and challenger Connie Pillich meet Wednesday in Northeast Ohio Media Group editorial board interview Mandel, a Republican from Beachwood, and Pillich, a Democratic state lawmaker from the Cincinnati area, will meet here at 11 a.m. NEOMG politics writer Henry J. Gomez will attend the endorsement interview and cover it live in the comments section below. Mandel, 36, has been a lightning rod for controversy in his term as treasurer.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat, North Canton, OH

12 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Fewer Ohioans lack insurance

The number of people without health insurance fell by 47,000 during the past year in Ohio, one of 15 states that saw a decline in its pool of uninsured from 2012 through 2013, the federal government reported yesterday. In a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the government concluded that 1.258 million in Ohio, or 11a The decline in the number of those without health insurance in Ohio - a trend that started in 2010 - can be attributed to the gradually expanding state economy and some sections of the 2010 federal health-care law that have been phased in, such as allowing people as old as 26 to remain on their parents' insurance policies.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, John Kasich

13 hrs ago | The Plain Dealer

Congress takes on Lake Erie algal blooms while Ohio lawmakers remain MIA: editorial

Ohio's congressional delegation understands the critical role Lake Erie plays in quenching the thirst of more than 11 million consumers and is taking steps to protect it. But state lawmakers continue to tread water in the wake of the harmful algal bloom that poisoned the drinking water of nearly 500,000 residents in the western basin of Lake Erie last month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, Marcy Kaptur, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sherrod Brown, Ohio, Opinion

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Reuters

U.S. House passes bill adjusting Dodd-Frank treatment of insurers

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to ease capital requirements for big insurance companies, an adjustment to the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law that enjoys bipartisan support but faces procedural hurdles in the Senate. The bill would provide relief to big insurers that regulators deem "systemically" risky, or so big their failure could destabilize markets.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, US Senate, Senator Mike Johanns, Democrat, Sherrod Brown, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Cleveland.com

Voters deserves to hear from GOP (and other) incumbents retreating from debates: Mark Naymik

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel was eager to debate U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2012 at the City Club of Cleveland. Today, Mandel, who lost his bid to unseat Brown, is not eager to debate anyone.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Mike DeWine, Republican, Cleveland, OH

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Times Bulletin

Sherrod Brown announdes new legistlation addressing water concerns

In the wake of last month's toxic algal blooms that threatened Toledo's drinking water supply, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has announced new legislation that could help improve water quality throughout Ohio. "Climate change has led to more frequent violent storms," Brown said during a teleconference earlier this week.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Sherrod Brown, Maumee, OH, Buckeye Lake, OH

Press

Bill a first step toward US drinking water standard

A bipartisan bill that would be an interim measure towards setting a federal drinking water safety standard was introduced in Congress last week by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Ohio's two senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown. The bill, the Safe and Secure Drinking Water Act, directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to publish a health advisory on microcystin and to submit reports on what level of the toxin in drinking water is safe for human consumption, according to a press release issued by Kaptur's office.

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Related Topix: Marcy Kaptur, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, Sherrod Brown, Republican, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Business Journal

Airbus: The more business we can do in Ohio the better

David Williams, vice president of procurement for Airbus Americas, talks to reporters at the National Composite Center on Monday. He is flanked by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep Mike Turner.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Ohio

WBNS

Columbus Dispatch Poll Shows Grim News For Ohio Democrats With 50 Days Left Until Election

Just two years after the Columbus Dispatch poll correctly predicted a slim victory for president Obama over rival Mitt Romney in Ohio, a new poll in the statewide races show the potential for a Republican blowout similar to the 2010 election. In the race for governor, the Dispatch poll shows incumbent governor John Kasich with an astronomical 30 point lead 59 percent to Ed FitzGerald's 29 percent.

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Related Topix: US News, Ohio, US Politics, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Sherrod Brown, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Business Journal

Chart of the day: How Cincinnati health centers will divvy up $2.3M in federal funds

Ten health centers in Southwest Ohio are expected to hire more staff and expand primary care services as a result of $2.3 million in federal funds. Ten health centers in Southwest Ohio are expected to hire more staff and expand primary care services as a result of $2.3 million in federal funds.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat

WDTN-TV Dayton

Airbus.

Is is meeting Monday with more than 90 Ohio aerospace manufacturers and suppliers to strengthen its relationship with Ohio companies. The conference is part of Senator Sherrod Brown's continuing support of Airbus to increase business in the Buckeye State.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bloomberg

For Banks, Shift in U.S. Rules to Cut Balance-Sheet Risk

U.S. regulators trying to force banks to maintain enough capital to survive a severe economic shock have signaled a shift in the tools they're using to achieve that goal. For months, banks have expected the overriding mandate from regulators to be a so-called leverage ratio -- a minimum percentage of capital calculated against all assets.

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Related Topix: 9, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Ohio, David Vitter, Republican

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Hundreds answer call to serve on 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps

More than 800 incoming AmeriCorps members are sworn in by Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. They were on the lawn of the Statehouse yesterday afternoon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, Columbus, OH

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Russia Taday

a US Senators urge 'unpatriotic' Burger King to ditch move to Canada

US lawmakers are keen to prevent the fast food giant Burger King from taking advantage of lower tax rates in Canada, arguing that it is unpatriotically moving its operations there after "profiting" from taxpayer-funded benefits in the US. In August, the Whopper-maker announced its plans to buy Tim Hortons, Inc. - a Canadian coffee and donut chain - and move its operations to take advantage of Canada's lower tax rates.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Jack Reed, Democrat, Carl Levin

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Congress, state leaders pledge to tackle labor tax-law dodge

Key lawmakers in Washington have pledged to look further into a McClatchy report on companies with federal contracts that defied labor laws in order to avoid their tax obligations. Democrats and Republicans expressed outrage about the investigative findings, including that as much as billions in taxpayer dollars were being squandered by companies on stimulus projects and other federal contracts by wrongly identifying their workers as independent contractors instead of as employees in order to undercut competitors and lower costs.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, David Price, Senator Kay Hagan

The Independent & Free Press

Mayor asks senator to support Canadian exemption from Buy American trade policy

Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette has sent a letter to an American senator asking that Canada be exempt from the "Buy American" trade policy. Bonnette has written to Senator Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat and leading free trade advocate asking for the exemption because the policy would hurt Canadian companies.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat

WCHI-AM Chillicothe

Ross Airport Receives Repair Funding

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced, Thursday, that Ross County Airport in Chillicothe was awarded $347,248 by the U.S. Department of Transportation for crack sealing and marking to repair the airport apron, to update the T-hangar taxiways to maintain their structural integrity, and to minimize debris. "This is great news for Ross County," Brown said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Ross County, OH, Chillicothe, OH

Cleveland.com

Gold Star Fathers Act gets salute from U.S. Senate

Honoring Gold Star Fathers' sacrifice Advocacy helps Canton man to deal with the pain of losing son FATHERS from A1 Scott Warner, shown with a Gold Star Father statue at the Ohio Veterans' Memorial Park in Clinton, Ohio, says legislation giving federal job hiring preferences to fathers like him who've lost a child to war, will help others recognize their sacrifice. CLEVELAND, Ohio - The U.S. Senate passed legislation Wednesday giving the fathers of service members killed in action or permanently and totally disabled the same hiring preferences for federal employment already given to Gold Star mothers, and unmarried widows and widowers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Clinton, OH, Cleveland, OH

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