Brown Presses Agriculture Secretary To Fully Commit To Farm Bill Provision That Helps Protect Lake Erie, Ohio Waterways

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 28 – During a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) pressed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to fully commit to provisions of the Farm Bill that will help keep Lake Erie and Ohio waterways clean. Brown secured the provisions as a member of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee. The 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law last December.

Joyce Votes to Protect the Ohio & Erie Canalway

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) voted in favor of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, to safeguard and enhance national treasures like the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area by improving public lands management, protecting natural resources and increasing public access for recreation.

Kiflis Restaurant and Bakery Issues a Voluntary Recall

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Feb. 28, 2019 – Kiflis Restaurant and Bakery of Cuyahoga Falls, OH announces a voluntary recall of approximately 3,250 pounds of Bosnian Cevapi-Original Sarajevo Style Beef Sausage that was produced, packed, and distributed without the benefit of state meat inspection.

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Columbus, Feb. 28 - For the 16th year, Problem Gambling Network of Ohio, in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling dedicates March to helping people increase awareness about the problems caused by gambling, and move to action by providing support for those negatively impacted. Approximately ten percent of adults in Ohio have experienced problems related to gambling, with, nearly one percent meeting the diagnostic criteria for a gambling disorder.

New Grants from AG Yost to Address Visible Reminders for Trafficking Survivors

COLUMBUS, Feb. 28 – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that his office will begin a new program to help survivors of human trafficking eliminate a visible reminder that many live with: tattoos and similar markings that once served to “brand” them as the property of pimps, drug dealers or gangs.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made the following appointments:

* Sgt. McKinley E. Brown of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio Casino Control Commission for a term beginning February 22, 2019, and ending February 21, 2023.
* John S. Steinhauer, JD of Akron (Summit Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio Casino Control Commission for a term beginning February 22, 2019, and ending February 21, 2023.
* June E. Taylor, MA of Beachwood (Cuyahoga Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio Casino Control Commission for a term beginning February 22, 2019, and ending February 21, 2023.
* Brian L. Castner of Powell (Delaware Co.) has been appointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 28, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.
* Kristin L. Cadieux of Marysville (Union Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 7, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.
* Sgt. (Ret.) Brent L. Currence of Carroll (Fairfield Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 7, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.
* Clark F. Donley of Columbus (Franklin Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 7, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.
* Kathryn N. Farmer, MSW of Bluffton (Allen Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 7, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.
* Chief Clayton A. Harris of Solon (Cuyahoga Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 7, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.
* Paul R. Jellison of Wilmington (Clinton Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 7, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.
* Capt. Kenneth J. Kocab of London (Madison Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 7, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.
* Christine H. Merritt of Powell (Delaware Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 7, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.
* Grace E. Moran of Columbus (Franklin Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 7, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.
* Sheriff Ronald J. Myers of Scio (Harrison Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 7, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.
* Leslie Prater of Ridgeway (Logan Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 7, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.
* Harry W. Trombitas, MS of Dublin (Franklin Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio AMBER Alert Advisory Committee for a term beginning February 7, 2019, and ending February 6, 2021.

ICYMI: GM Isn’t Paying Federal Income Taxes As It Lays Off Thousands Of Workers In Lordstown

WASHINGTON DC, March 1 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office submitted the following:
In case you missed it, the Detroit Free Press ran a story yesterday highlighting the fact that General Motors (GM) hasn’t paid federal income taxes for more than a decade. The report from the Detroit Free Press comes as GM is set to lay off thousands of workers next week in Lordstown.