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Brown, Portman Introduce Bill to Make Work Opportunity Credit Permanent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are among those who introduced the Work Opportunity Tax Credit & Jobs Act to the senate Tuesday. If approved, it would make the work opportunity tax credit a permanent addition to the tax code. Our economy is creating jobs and increasing wages, and that’s good […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are among those who introduced the Work Opportunity Tax Credit & Jobs Act to the senate Tuesday. If approved, it would make the work opportunity tax credit a permanent addition to the tax code. Our economy is creating jobs and...

Council to Consider Build Grant, Amphitheater Items

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council this week will consider items related to the $22 million rehabilitation of several downtown streets and to the new Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater. On the agenda for council’s meeting Wednesday are two items pertaining to the downtown street project funded in part by the $10.8 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council this week will consider items related to the $22 million rehabilitation of several downtown streets and to the new Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater. On the agenda for council’s meeting Wednesday are two items pertaining to the downtown street project funded in part by the $10.8 million...

Youngstown Is ‘Open for Business,’ Brown Says

Jamael Tito Brown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Jamael Tito Brown said Thursday evening there’s just one criterion to do business in the city under his watch. “You must be willing to improve your quality of life and the citizens of Youngstown,” Brown said before a large audience in his first state of the city address at the Ford […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Jamael Tito Brown said Thursday evening there’s just one criterion to do business in the city under his watch. “You must be willing to improve your quality of life and the citizens of Youngstown,” Brown said before a large audience in his first state of the...

Lawmakers Lobby Defense Dept. for Missile Interceptor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of Ohio’s congressional delegation called on Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to select Camp Garfield as the third Continental United States Interceptor Site. U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman and U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Bill Johnson were among those who signed the letter, dated March 26, calling on […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of Ohio’s congressional delegation called on Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to select Camp Garfield as the third Continental United States Interceptor Site. U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman and U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Bill Johnson were among those who signed the letter,...

Ryan Looks to Future, His and Nation’s, Post Mueller

Tim Ryan

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan expects to make a decision by mid-April on whether he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for president in the 2020 election, the congressman said Monday. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, spoke on the topic, as well as the aftermath of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, at […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan expects to make a decision by mid-April on whether he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for president in the 2020 election, the congressman said Monday. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, spoke on the topic, as well as the aftermath of the probe into Russian interference in...

Johnson Demands Apology for ‘Treacherous Conspiracy’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson is calling on “mainstream media journalists and elected Democrats, including some of my House colleagues” to apologize for “spinning a false narrative to advance their political agenda.” And the Republican from Ohio’s 6th congressional district, which represents part of Mahoning County and all of Columbiana County, says “those responsible […]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson is calling on “mainstream media journalists and elected Democrats, including some of my House colleagues” to apologize for “spinning a false narrative to advance their political agenda.” And the Republican from Ohio’s 6th congressional district, which represents part of Mahoning County and all of...

Lawmakers Urge Tariff Exclusions for NLMK USA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16 Pa., are urging U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to give swift consideration to petitions filed a year ago by NLMK USA that requested exclusions from the Trump administration’s tariff policy. “We write today to urge you to consider and issue decisions […]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16 Pa., are urging U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to give swift consideration to petitions filed a year ago by NLMK USA that requested exclusions from the Trump administration’s tariff policy. “We write today to urge you...

Trump Again Blames Labor for Lordstown Closing

Trump Again Blames Labor for GM Lordstown Closing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President Donald Trump again blamed organized labor for the closing of the General Motors Lordstown Complex during an appearance in Lima Wednesday. Trump, whose remarks were live-streamed, told workers and guests at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center, where the M1 Abrams tank is manufactured, that union leaders were dishonest and he wanted […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – President Donald Trump again blamed organized labor for the closing of the General Motors Lordstown Complex during an appearance in Lima Wednesday. Trump, whose remarks were live-streamed, told workers and guests at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center, where the M1 Abrams tank is manufactured, that union leaders...

Portman Tours Warren Fab, Touts His JOBS Act

HUBBARD, OH – During a stop at Warren Fabricating and Machining yesterday, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, discussed tax reform, strengthening career and technical education (CTE) programs and helping Ohioans receive job training. A roundtable discussion with the company’s employees and executives followed a tour of the plant at 7845 Chestnut Ridge Road that specializes […]

HUBBARD, OH – During a stop at Warren Fabricating and Machining yesterday, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, discussed tax reform, strengthening career and technical education (CTE) programs and helping Ohioans receive job training. A roundtable discussion with the company's employees and executives followed a tour of the plant at 7845...

GM Denies Barra Blames UAW, Beto Stops by Union Hall

GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors CEO Mary Barra did not blame the United Auto Workers for the status of the now-idled Lordstown Complex, despite a claim by President Donald Trump on Twitter, a spokesman for the automaker said Monday. The president’s tweet Sunday night asserting that Barra held the union responsible for the plant was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors CEO Mary Barra did not blame the United Auto Workers for the status of the now-idled Lordstown Complex, despite a claim by President Donald Trump on Twitter, a spokesman for the automaker said Monday. The president’s tweet Sunday night asserting that Barra held the union...