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Ryan Passes on 2016 Challenge to Portman

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan officially announced minutes ago that he will not challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in the 2016 election. Ryan’s decision, announced in an email distributed a short while ago, comes after “much thought and deliberation,” he said. The announcement comes amid rising speculation that Ryan’s friend and former […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan officially announced minutes ago that he will not challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in the 2016 election. Ryan’s decision, announced in an email distributed a short while ago, comes after “much thought and deliberation,” he said. The announcement comes amid rising speculation...

Ryan, Sensenbrenner Reintroduce Addiction Legislation

WASHINGTON — U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Jim Sensenbrenner yesterday reintroduced the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. The legislation provides for a “robust response to the twin epidemics of opioid and heroin addiction” that encompasses prevention, law enforcement strategies and the expansion of evidence-based treatment, according to a news release from Ryan’s office. Ryan […]

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Jim Sensenbrenner yesterday reintroduced the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. The legislation provides for a “robust response to the twin epidemics of opioid and heroin addiction” that encompasses prevention, law enforcement strategies and the expansion of evidence-based treatment, according to a news...

Ryan Sees Mahoning Valley SEL Programs as Model

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, Ohio, says if programs devoted to improving the social and emotional learning skills of children are having an impact on students in the Mahoning Valley, why not make similar programs available to the rest of the country? “This is happening in our own backyard,” Ryan told reporters […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, Ohio, says if programs devoted to improving the social and emotional learning skills of children are having an impact on students in the Mahoning Valley, why not make similar programs available to the rest of the country? "This is happening in our...

Taylor Visits JL Treharn to Tout Kasich Tax Plan

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sherry Treharn, CEO, of JL Treharn & Co., says Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to eliminate the state income tax on some small businesses would enable her company to reinvest in its operations and add employees — something the furniture maker hasn’t done in a while. “It is helping us to at least […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sherry Treharn, CEO, of JL Treharn & Co., says Gov. John Kasich's proposal to eliminate the state income tax on some small businesses would enable her company to reinvest in its operations and add employees -- something the furniture maker hasn't done in a while. "It is...

Brown, Ryan Praise Funding for YARS, More Hubs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan each hailed President Obama’s inclusion of $9.4 million in his 2016 fiscal year budget for Youngstown Air Reserve Station to upgrade its indoor firing range. “This funding will ensure that Ohio airmen are equipped with the skills and training they need to perform […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan each hailed President Obama’s inclusion of $9.4 million in his 2016 fiscal year budget for Youngstown Air Reserve Station to upgrade its indoor firing range. “This funding will ensure that Ohio airmen are equipped with the skills and...

Johnson, Ryan Hail LNG Export Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson and Tim Ryan are praising yesterday’s passage by the House of Representatives of House Resolution 351, Johnson’s legislation expediting the approval process of liquefied natural gas export permits. The legislation passed the House on a 277-133 vote. “America is experiencing an energy renaissance because of the oil and natural […]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Bill Johnson and Tim Ryan are praising yesterday’s passage by the House of Representatives of House Resolution 351, Johnson’s legislation expediting the approval process of liquefied natural gas export permits. The legislation passed the House on a 277-133 vote. “America is experiencing an energy renaissance because...

Portman Sets Campaign Team as Dems Mull Race

COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman Thursday announced members of his senior campaign team as he prepares for reelection, the same day a Cincinnati city councilman announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to unseat the senator. P.G. Sittenfeld, also assistant director of the Community Learning Center Institute in Cincinnati, said he would seek […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Rob Portman Thursday announced members of his senior campaign team as he prepares for reelection, the same day a Cincinnati city councilman announced he would seek the Democratic nomination to unseat the senator. P.G. Sittenfeld, also assistant director of the Community Learning Center Institute in...

Unions Want Officeholders to Obey Wage, Records Laws

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The president of the Western Reserve Building and Construction Trades Council, Don Crane, spent Wednesday speaking to elected officials here and in Lisbon about making sure the contractors pay their laborers prevailing wage, regardless of whether they belong to a union and that such payments are documented. Crane began his day in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The president of the Western Reserve Building and Construction Trades Council, Don Crane, spent Wednesday speaking to elected officials here and in Lisbon about making sure the contractors pay their laborers prevailing wage, regardless of whether they belong to a union and that such payments are documented....