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2 hrs ago | WDTN-TV Dayton
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.
3 hrs ago | Cleveland.com
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.
8 hrs ago | Cleveland.com
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.
12 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 02:02 pm
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