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Biden to Stump for Cordray Monday at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial ticket Monday at Youngstown State University. According to the advisory from the campaign of Richard Cordray, the Democratic nominee for governor, Biden will join Cordray, lieutenant governor candidate Betty Sutton and Ohio Democrats for the rally in Kilcawley Center’s Chestnut Room […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Former Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial ticket Monday at Youngstown State University. According to the advisory from the campaign of Richard Cordray, the Democratic nominee for governor, Biden will join Cordray, lieutenant governor candidate Betty Sutton and Ohio Democrats for the rally...

NFIB Opposes Ohio Issue 1, Warns of Consequences

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio office of the National Federation of Independent Business says its members are opposed to State Issue 1, the Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative. “NFIB is the voice of small business in Ohio because our positions originate with our member ballot,” the organization said in announcing its opposition. After surveying […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio office of the National Federation of Independent Business says its members are opposed to State Issue 1, the Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative. "NFIB is the voice of small business in Ohio because our positions originate with our member ballot," the organization said in...

Labor, Dem Leaders Urge Support for Brown, Party

STRUTHERS, Ohio – Organized labor and Democratic Party leaders put trade issues at the top of reasons why workers need to support U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in his re-election bid and Democrats in down-ticket races Nov. 6. Members of United Steel Workers Local 9401 and Communications Workers of America District 4 heard from USW 9401 […]

STRUTHERS, Ohio – Organized labor and Democratic Party leaders put trade issues at the top of reasons why workers need to support U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in his re-election bid and Democrats in down-ticket races Nov. 6. Members of United Steel Workers Local 9401 and Communications Workers of America District...

Trump Touts Economy to Electrical Contractors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A local delegation of electrical contractors was on hand Tuesday to hear remarks from President Donald Trump in which he touted the strong economy and a pledge to invest more than $1 billion annually in new workforce development initiatives. “It was exciting,” said Dave Dickey, CEO of Dickey Electric Co. in North […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A local delegation of electrical contractors was on hand Tuesday to hear remarks from President Donald Trump in which he touted the strong economy and a pledge to invest more than $1 billion annually in new workforce development initiatives. “It was exciting,” said Dave Dickey, CEO of...

Automobile Dealers Association Welcomes New Trade Pact

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American International Automobile Dealers Association today welcomed the news that the United States, Canada and Mexico have agreed to a revamped version of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The trade pact, now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, is expected to be signed by the countries within 60 days. It […]

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The American International Automobile Dealers Association today welcomed the news that the United States, Canada and Mexico have agreed to a revamped version of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The trade pact, now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, is expected to be signed by the...

Auto Industry Takes Front Seat at Senate Finance Hearing

Valley Auto Sales Decline 2.6% in May

WASHINGTON — During a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman touted bills they’ve each proposed in an effort to aid the auto industry in the United States, specifically in Ohio. Brown, D-Ohio, received support for his proposed American Cars, American Jobs Act from an executive with the United Autoworkers. […]

WASHINGTON -- During a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman touted bills they've each proposed in an effort to aid the auto industry in the United States, specifically in Ohio. Brown, D-Ohio, received support for his proposed American Cars, American Jobs Act from an...

Portman ‘Disappointed’ After ‘Tough Meeting’ with GM CEO

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors CEO Mary Barra declined to make a public commitment to reinvest at the GM plant in Lordstown, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said following what he characterized as a “tough meeting” with the auto executive Tuesday afternoon. During a phone interview following his meeting with Barra, Portman, R-Ohio, said he was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors CEO Mary Barra declined to make a public commitment to reinvest at the GM plant in Lordstown, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said following what he characterized as a “tough meeting” with the auto executive Tuesday afternoon. During a phone interview following his meeting with Barra,...

Portman Asks Barra for Commitment to Lordstown. She Declines.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, says he asked the CEO of General Motors Co., Mary Barra, “to make a public commitment to the Lordstown plant and reinvest in its workforce. She declined. “I’m disappointed she did not do so, but I’m going to keep fighting for this community,” he said in a statement […]

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, says he asked the CEO of General Motors Co., Mary Barra, "to make a public commitment to the Lordstown plant and reinvest in its workforce. She declined. "I’m disappointed she did not do so, but I’m going to keep fighting for this community,"...

Cordray Stumps Before Business, Labor Audiences

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray promoted plans to finance infrastructure improvements statewide as well as to improve workforce training and access to higher education during appearances Friday in the Mahoning Valley. Cordray, a former state treasurer, state attorney general and the first director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, addressed two […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray promoted plans to finance infrastructure improvements statewide as well as to improve workforce training and access to higher education during appearances Friday in the Mahoning Valley. Cordray, a former state treasurer, state attorney general and the first director of the U.S. Consumer...

Ryan Spearheads Effort to Fight Neighborhood Blight

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, Ohio, along with U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-1, W. Va., introduced legislation Tuesday that would provide federal funds to raze abandoned houses, clear vacant lots and help with neighborhood revitalization. The Clean Up Our Neighborhoods Act of 2018 would authorize the Secretary of the U.S. Department of […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, Ohio, along with U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-1, W. Va., introduced legislation Tuesday that would provide federal funds to raze abandoned houses, clear vacant lots and help with neighborhood revitalization. The Clean Up Our Neighborhoods Act of 2018 would authorize the Secretary...