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State Approves $10M to Help Protect Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio – With nearly $10 million in funding approved by the State Controlling Board, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will begin projects aimed at keeping dredged material out of Lake Erie. The projects in Toledo, Lorain and Conneaut are part of the state’s Healthy Lake Erie Fund program […]

TOLEDO, Ohio – With nearly $10 million in funding approved by the State Controlling Board, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will begin projects aimed at keeping dredged material out of Lake Erie. The projects in Toledo, Lorain and Conneaut are part of the state’s...

Shutdown Takes Toll on Workforce at Elkton Prison

ELKTON, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan says the longer the government shutdown continues, the more dire the situation for federal employees who are either furloughed or working without pay. “If they don’t get paid in the next week, there’s going to be a lot of people who are not going to be able to […]

ELKTON, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan says the longer the government shutdown continues, the more dire the situation for federal employees who are either furloughed or working without pay. “If they don’t get paid in the next week, there’s going to be a lot of people who are not...

Brown, Congressmen Begin New Terms

WASHINGTON – The three congressmen representing the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys and one of Ohio’s two U.S. senators were sworn in Thursday afternoon as members of the 116th Congress. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who was elected to a third six-year term in November, said the first order of business must be to reopen the government, […]

WASHINGTON – The three congressmen representing the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys and one of Ohio’s two U.S. senators were sworn in Thursday afternoon as members of the 116th Congress. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who was elected to a third six-year term in November, said the first order of business must...

Rulli Takes Business Lessons to Ohio Senate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Michael Rulli traces his interest in politics to childhood. Specifically, it was a trip with his Poland elementary school class to the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus that first got him curious about government. During that tour, the students learned about the upper and lower chambers of the state legislature and how legislation […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Michael Rulli traces his interest in politics to childhood. Specifically, it was a trip with his Poland elementary school class to the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus that first got him curious about government. During that tour, the students learned about the upper and lower chambers of the...

Brown, Portman Urge GM to ‘Stand by Ohio’ in Op-Ed

GM Lordstown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown have co-authored an op-ed for Fox Business urging General Motors “to stand by Ohio,” noting the Lordstown Complex was earlier this year ranked as the company’s best plant in North America. “We want answers, but the people of Lordstown deserve more than that. They deserve […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown have co-authored an op-ed for Fox Business urging General Motors “to stand by Ohio,” noting the Lordstown Complex was earlier this year ranked as the company’s best plant in North America. “We want answers, but the people of Lordstown deserve...

Trump Lordstown Comment Draws Rebukes from Ryan, Brown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and the chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party rebuked president Donald Trump yesterday following comments on Fox News Channel that appeared to dismiss concerns of workers at General Motors Lordstown plant. Trump, during an interview said, it “doesn’t really matter” whether GM moves forward […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and the chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party rebuked president Donald Trump yesterday following comments on Fox News Channel that appeared to dismiss concerns of workers at General Motors Lordstown plant. Trump, during an interview said, it “doesn’t really...

Lawmakers Plan Legislation to Aid Workers Facing Layoffs

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A trio of Democratic state representatives, including state Rep. Glenn Holmes, plan to introduce a bill to support workers affected by mass layoffs and wide-scale plant closures. The bill comes in the wake of General Motors’ announcement to stop production at its Lordstown Complex in late November, resulting in the direct loss […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A trio of Democratic state representatives, including state Rep. Glenn Holmes, plan to introduce a bill to support workers affected by mass layoffs and wide-scale plant closures. The bill comes in the wake of General Motors' announcement to stop production at its Lordstown Complex in late November,...

Ryan Agrees to Compromise to Make Pelosi Speaker

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, is one of seven so-called “Democratic rebels” who have agreed to support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi when the new Congress elects its speaker Jan. 3. As first reported by Politico, the compromise limits the length of time that Pelosi,  Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-5 Md.) […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, is one of seven so-called "Democratic rebels" who have agreed to support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi when the new Congress elects its speaker Jan. 3. As first reported by Politico, the compromise limits the length of time that Pelosi,  Minority...

Rulli Makes Brain Drain a Top Priority

CANFIELD, Ohio – Trying to stem Mahoning County’s annual population loss by giving young people a reason to stay is the top priority for the state senator-elect of the 33rd district. Michael Rulli, elected last month to succeed outgoing state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, was the featured speaker at Tuesday’s Lattes & Legislators program at the […]

CANFIELD, Ohio – Trying to stem Mahoning County’s annual population loss by giving young people a reason to stay is the top priority for the state senator-elect of the 33rd district. Michael Rulli, elected last month to succeed outgoing state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, was the featured speaker at Tuesday’s Lattes...

Senators Want Answers from Barra by Dec. 21

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a letter to Mary Barra, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are pressing the General Motors chairwoman and CEO for answers about the future of the GM Lordstown assembly plant and the potential impacts to jobs and the supply chain. Brown, a Democrat, and Portman, a Republican, met with Barra […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a letter to Mary Barra, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are pressing the General Motors chairwoman and CEO for answers about the future of the GM Lordstown assembly plant and the potential impacts to jobs and the supply chain. Brown, a Democrat, and Portman,...