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Portman, Brown Call for Election Security Following Mueller Testimony

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown called for beefing up election security following testimony by former special counsel Robert Mueller during two congressional hearings Wednesday. Mueller, who was hired to look into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, warned of ongoing efforts to intervene in the 2020 election […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sens. Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown called for beefing up election security following testimony by former special counsel Robert Mueller during two congressional hearings Wednesday. Mueller, who was hired to look into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, warned of ongoing efforts to...

FirstEnergy Praises Signing of H.B. 6 Into Law

FirstEnergy to Close 3 Nuclear Power Plants

AKRON, Ohio — In a statement Wednesday, FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. praised the Ohio legislature’s passage of House Bill 6 as “a monumental step” in preventing the closure of the company’s two nuclear power plants in Ohio. On Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill into law that would subsidize the Davis-Besse plant near Toledo and […]

AKRON, Ohio -- In a statement Wednesday, FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. praised the Ohio legislature's passage of House Bill 6 as "a monumental step" in preventing the closure of the company's two nuclear power plants in Ohio. On Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill into law that would subsidize the...

Judge Allows Grand Jury Testimony in Corruption Case

Sammarone, Bozanich Indicted in Marchionda Probe

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Common Pleas judge overseeing the corruption trial of two former city officials and a local developer has ordered prosecutors to release to the defendants the grand jury testimonies of two witnesses in the case. In a judgment entry filed July 18, Judge Maureen Sweeney ordered the state to provide […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Common Pleas judge overseeing the corruption trial of two former city officials and a local developer has ordered prosecutors to release to the defendants the grand jury testimonies of two witnesses in the case. In a judgment entry filed July 18, Judge Maureen Sweeney...

Clean Energy Future President Vows H.B. 6 Referendum

FirstEnergy to Close 3 Nuclear Power Plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A referendum committee has been formed to overturn legislation signed into law Tuesday that subsidizes two nuclear plants owned by FirstEnergy Solutions.   The announcement by Bill Siderewicz, president of Boston-based Clean Energy Future, followed House Bill 6 being signed into law Tuesday afternoon by Gov. Mike DeWine. The bill passed by […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A referendum committee has been formed to overturn legislation signed into law Tuesday that subsidizes two nuclear plants owned by FirstEnergy Solutions.   The announcement by Bill Siderewicz, president of Boston-based Clean Energy Future, followed House Bill 6 being signed into law Tuesday afternoon by Gov. Mike...

Brown Focuses on Infrastructure, Jobs at Roundtable

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Revitalizing the Mahoning River Corridor and spurring investment and job creation in the Mahoning Valley were the main topics of discussion during a roundtable discussion Monday with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and members of the Mahoning River Mayors’ Association. Brown has prioritized infrastructure improvements efforts, including increased access to services like broadband […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Revitalizing the Mahoning River Corridor and spurring investment and job creation in the Mahoning Valley were the main topics of discussion during a roundtable discussion Monday with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and members of the Mahoning River Mayors’ Association. Brown has prioritized infrastructure improvements efforts, including increased...

Legislators Hail Local Earmarks in State Budget

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – State legislators touted their success Friday in securing $4.6 million for local initiatives – and the bipartisan effort they credited for that success – in the newly approved state budget. The two-year operating budget Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law Thursday provides $2 million for dam removal and other work related to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – State legislators touted their success Friday in securing $4.6 million for local initiatives – and the bipartisan effort they credited for that success – in the newly approved state budget. The two-year operating budget Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law Thursday provides $2 million for dam removal...

Ryan to Participate in July 30 Debate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan will debate nine other candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination at a July 30 debate. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will face a field in Detroit that includes U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the first of two nights of debates on CNN. Thursday […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan will debate nine other candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination at a July 30 debate. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will face a field in Detroit that includes U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the first of two nights...

Congessmen At Odds Over Minimum Wage Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a Thursday vote of 231 to 199 with three not voting, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which looks to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025, up from $7.25. Three Republicans voted in favor of the bill while six Democrats […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a Thursday vote of 231 to 199 with three not voting, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which looks to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025, up from $7.25. Three Republicans voted in favor of...

Ohio Senate Passes $69B State Budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio  – The state’s two-year, $69 billion operating budget now awaits Gov. Mike DeWine’s signature after the state Senate yesterday passed Amended Substitute House Bill 166 on a 29-1 vote. “This budget was passed with strong bipartisan support, as both Republicans and Democrats recognized the need for new investment in key childhood and neighborhood […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio  – The state’s two-year, $69 billion operating budget now awaits Gov. Mike DeWine’s signature after the state Senate yesterday passed Amended Substitute House Bill 166 on a 29-1 vote. "This budget was passed with strong bipartisan support, as both Republicans and Democrats recognized the need for new investment...

Ryan Votes Against Impeachment Resolution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan voted against moving forward on impeachment Wednesday, but said he supports pursuing it through the appropriate channels sooner rather than later.  Ryan, D-13 Ohio, joined a majority of Democrats voting along with Republicans to set aside the resolution, brought by U.S. Rep. Al Green, D-9 Texas, to impeach President […]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan voted against moving forward on impeachment Wednesday, but said he supports pursuing it through the appropriate channels sooner rather than later.  Ryan, D-13 Ohio, joined a majority of Democrats voting along with Republicans to set aside the resolution, brought by U.S. Rep. Al Green,...