Alaska Man Sentenced to Prison for $750K Scheme

MCCONNELSVILLE, June 24 — An Alaska man is headed to prison for defrauding 15 victims out of money, property and services valued at more than $750,000, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell announced today.

Sanctions Would Press North Korea to Relinquish Nuclear Weapons

WASHINGTON, DC, June 24 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that he secured a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is currently being considered on the Senate floor, to expand current U.S. sanctions on North Korea. Brown named the bill in honor of Otto Warmbier, an Ohioan who lost his life after being held prisoner by the North Korean regime.

New Projects Expected to Create More Than $139 Million in Investments

COLUMBUS, June 24 — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the approval of assistance for 10 projects set to create 1,559 new jobs and retain 1,788 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $105 million in new payroll and spur more than $139 million in investments across Ohio.

At Huckleberry House, Brown Pushes For Legislation To Ensure Students Aren’t Forced To Choose Between Housing And Education

COLUMBUS, June 17 – Today, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited the Huckleberry House in Columbus to push Congress to pass his bill with Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), the Housing for Homeless Students Act. The Senators’ bill would update current law to ensure students, including veterans, who have experienced homelessness or are currently homeless, can access affordable housing while pursuing their education.