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Ryan Responds to National Anthem Controversy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s presidential campaign attributed his failure to place his hand on his heart during the singing of the National Anthem during Tuesday night’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate to “a moment of absentmindedness.” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, created a stir when he was the only one of the 10 candidates participating […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s presidential campaign attributed his failure to place his hand on his heart during the singing of the National Anthem during Tuesday night’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate to “a moment of absentmindedness.” Ryan, D-13 Ohio, created a stir when he was the only one...

Ryan Clashes with Sanders at Democratic Debate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan found himself sparring with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont for much of his time during Tuesday night’s debate of candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.   Ryan, D-13 Ohio, was among the 10 candidates who participated in the first night of the two-night event in Detroit, which […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan found himself sparring with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont for much of his time during Tuesday night’s debate of candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.   Ryan, D-13 Ohio, was among the 10 candidates who participated in the first night of the...

Ryan Outlines Industrial Policy Ahead of 2nd Debate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, unveiled a six-point industrial plan Sunday that he said would strengthen the American manufacturing sector and protect working families by raising the minimum wage and doubling union membership. The plan comes as Ryan prepares for what could be a make-or-break […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, unveiled a six-point industrial plan Sunday that he said would strengthen the American manufacturing sector and protect working families by raising the minimum wage and doubling union membership. The plan comes as Ryan prepares for...

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...