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Toledo Blade: Military veteran calls jobs program at V.A. ‘a godsend’

Jed Flint is an example of a Veterans Affairs Department success story. A Hillsdale County, Michigan, native and ’70s-era military veteran, Mr. Flint said his life was in shambles and that he nearly succumbed to alcoholism several years ago but turned things around in 2005 when he got hooked up in Ann Arbor with the…

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Loveland Magazine: Sherrod Brown on the success of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting

Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met with Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell and Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin in Washington, D.C. Brown, Blackwell, and Russell discussed the success of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Programs in Ohio and the pressing need to extend funding for the program which is set…

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Xenia Gazette: Protecting consumers from the dangers of powdered caffeine

In May, Dennis and Kate Stiner faced a tragedy that no parent should have to endure. Their son Logan – a student athlete at Keystone High School in LaGrange, who planned on attending the University of Toledo this fall – died from ingesting too much powdered caffeine three days before his high school graduation. Since…

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Columbus Dispatch: Sen. Brown will fight ‘fast-track’ authority

WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown made it clear yesterday that he will oppose Republican efforts next year to provide President Barack Obama with the same broad authority past presidents have used to negotiate trade agreements. With Republicans taking control of the Senate in January and vowing to pass what is known as “fast-track” trade authority,…

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Youngstown Vindicator: Warren WWII Navy officer gets long-overdue Purple Heart

It was Atty. David R. Chenoweth’s day. On Saturday, his family pulled off a surprise 93rd birthday celebration at which he was presented the Purple Heart he earned on Iwo Jima during World War II but had never received. Family and friends gathered at Enzo’s Restaurant to celebrate and honor Chenoweth, a well-known retired attorney…

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The Columbus Dispatch: Ohio Democrats pushing voting-rights update

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Joyce Beatty said yesterday that they are working to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 in the Senate and House, respectively, to improve voter access before Election Day. “That’s one way to suppress the vote is by confusing voters, and we’ve seen that in this state for…

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Crain’s Cleveland Business: Secret Fed recordings get Sen. Sherrod Brown’s attention

If you listened to a recent “This American Life” episode featuring secret recordings made by former Federal Reserve Bank of New York examiner Carmen Segarra, you probably were struck by how easy some Fed officials go on firms like Goldman Sachs. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, shares that concern. But he’s in a position to do…

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