U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announces firefighter funding


WMFD News — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is announcing $1,894,370 has been awarded to fire departments in eight counties, including Richland.

It’s for operations and safety and for vehicle acquisition made possible by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to Firefighters Grants program.

Cleveland Scene — But since Cleveland is somewhat less known for its big-time agiculture industry than, say, its scaring-off-smart-people industry, some of have asked why we’ve earned the group’s attention.

The key reason appears to be Avon Senator Sherrod Brown, who has been receptive to the group’s issues before. For one thing, he showed his openness to grassroots-level farm and food issues last summer when he convened a roundtable at Community Greenhouse Partners at East 67th and Superior.

WSAZ – Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown renewed his call for the creation of a national Medicaid Lock-in program to crack down on the fraudulent use of Medicaid cards to obtain and fill prescriptions for addictive pain medications.

Sen. Brown made the announcement during a visit to the Second Chance Counseling Center Thursday afternoon.

WLIO — A bill backed by a Bluffton family that would add seatbelts to all motorcoaches in the U.S. gets support from one of the country’s biggest bus companies.

It was four years ago a motorcoach carrying the Bluffton University baseball team crashed on an Atlanta highway. That spurred the creation of the Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act, but until now it hasn’t had enough support to pass through the house and senate. With Greyhound pledging support U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown thinks that will change.

Plain Dealer — Greyhound Lines, the nation’s leading interstate bus company, on Thursday endorsed a proposal by Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio to toughen safety standards that could prevent multiple deaths when charter buses crash.

“I am pleased to announce Greyhound’s support for the Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act, which will lead to substantial safety improvements in the manufacture and operation of motorcoaches,” Greyhound Lines CEO David Leach said at a Capitol Hill news conference. “Greyhound has already built many of these improvements, such as seat belts and safer seats, into its new buses, and we believe that such improvements should be adopted industry-wide.”

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