Cincinnati Enquirer: Senator: Focus on blighted Ohio sites

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Cincinnati Enquirer: Senator: Focus on blighted Ohio sites

Committing more money to redeveloping blighted sites around Ohio is key to creating jobs and developing communities, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown said Wednesday.

Brown, a Democrat, said he is among sponsors of a bill that would provide additional money to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brownfields program, as well as add nonprofit groups to entities eligible for grants.

Brown released a list Wednesday of more than 250 brownfield sites, more than 30 of which are in Greater Cincinnati. Among them are the former Stearns and Foster mattress factory in Lockland and the MetroWest development in Lower Price Hill.

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