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Brown Introduces Bill to Shed Light on Outsourcing

WARREN, Ohio – A bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown would require publicly traded companies to show the number of employees they have at each location, including those overseas. The goal of the Outsourcing Accountability Act is to put pressure on companies that outsource their labor to countries such as Mexico or China, said […]

WARREN, Ohio – A bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown would require publicly traded companies to show the number of employees they have at each location, including those overseas. The goal of the Outsourcing Accountability Act is to put pressure on companies that outsource their labor to countries such...

Business Tax Deduction on Table in State Budget Negotiation

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the Ohio Senate approving its version of the two-year state budget, the two wings of the state legislature will spend the coming weeks negotiating a final version to send to Gov. Mike DeWine. Among the topics debated will be a tax deduction for businesses. In the House bill, the deduction was […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the Ohio Senate approving its version of the two-year state budget, the two wings of the state legislature will spend the coming weeks negotiating a final version to send to Gov. Mike DeWine. Among the topics debated will be a tax deduction for businesses. In the...

Public Highly Critical of State of Political Discourse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The public renders a harsh judgment on the state of political discourse in this country. And for many Americans, their own conversations about politics have become stressful experiences that they prefer to avoid, finds a report published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. Large majorities say the tone and nature of political […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The public renders a harsh judgment on the state of political discourse in this country. And for many Americans, their own conversations about politics have become stressful experiences that they prefer to avoid, finds a report published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. Large majorities say the...

Ryan Calls Bill Aiding YARS, 3D Printing ‘Huge Win’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives voted nearly along party lines to pass the fiscal year 2020 appropriations spending package Wednesday, which includes four C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and $10 million in additive manufacturing funding for the Mahoning Valley. In a vote of 226 to 203, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The House of Representatives voted nearly along party lines to pass the fiscal year 2020 appropriations spending package Wednesday, which includes four C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and $10 million in additive manufacturing funding for the Mahoning Valley. In a vote of 226 to 203, the Departments of...

New Nafta Doesn’t Go Far Enough, Trumka Warns

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The national president of the AFL-CIO says the newly renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, or Nafta, falls short of protecting the interests of workers in the United States and wants to see these concerns addressed before a new agreement is even considered for approval. “We have a chance to rewrite Nafta,” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The national president of the AFL-CIO says the newly renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement, or Nafta, falls short of protecting the interests of workers in the United States and wants to see these concerns addressed before a new agreement is even considered for approval. “We have...

Johnson Visits Normandy on 75th Anniversary of D-Day

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson visited Normandy and Omaha Beach today with President Donald  Trump and other U.S. officials.  Johnson served in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1999 and served as a director of the Air Force chief information officer’s staff at U.S. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson visited Normandy and Omaha Beach today with President Donald  Trump and other U.S. officials.  Johnson served in the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1999 and served as a director of the Air Force chief...

Lawmakers Question Barra About Lordstown’s Future

GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A delegation of federal lawmakers from Ohio met Wednesday with General Motors CEO Mary Barra and left with more questions than answers over the fate of the company’s Lordstown plant. “Not as productive as we hoped,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown told reporters during a conference call shortly after he, U.S. Sen. Rob […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A delegation of federal lawmakers from Ohio met Wednesday with General Motors CEO Mary Barra and left with more questions than answers over the fate of the company’s Lordstown plant. “Not as productive as we hoped,” U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown told reporters during a conference call shortly...

Ryan Takes ‘No Joy’ in Calling for Impeachment at Town Hall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan added his voice to the chorus of Democrats calling for initiating impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump during a nationally televised town hall on CNN Sunday night.  Ryan’s assertion that the U.S. House of Representatives should begin pursuing impeachment charges against the president came about 20 minutes into […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan added his voice to the chorus of Democrats calling for initiating impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump during a nationally televised town hall on CNN Sunday night.  Ryan’s assertion that the U.S. House of Representatives should begin pursuing impeachment charges against the president...

Trial Date Set for Public Corruption Case

Sammarone, Bozanich Indicted in Marchionda Probe

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney has set a June 1, 2020, trial date for two former city officials and a local developer who were indicted last year on public corruption charges. Former Mayor Charles Sammarone, former finance director David Bozanich and developer Dominic Marchionda were indicted in August 2018 on […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Common Pleas Judge Maureen Sweeney has set a June 1, 2020, trial date for two former city officials and a local developer who were indicted last year on public corruption charges. Former Mayor Charles Sammarone, former finance director David Bozanich and developer Dominic Marchionda were...

Ryan Campaigns in Iowa, Preps for CNN Town Hall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan will make six stops in Iowa Friday and Saturday ahead of his nationally televised town hall on CNN Sunday night.  The Iowa swing and the CNN appearance come as Ryan and other candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination for president face newly tightened requirements to qualify for debates […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan will make six stops in Iowa Friday and Saturday ahead of his nationally televised town hall on CNN Sunday night.  The Iowa swing and the CNN appearance come as Ryan and other candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination for president face newly tightened...