Moderate summer harmful algal bloom predicted for western Lake Erie

July 9, 2020 - NOAA and its research partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a moderate harmful algal bloom this summer. This year’s bloom is expected to measure 4.5 on the severity index – among the smaller blooms since 2011 – but could possibly range between 4 and 5.5, compared to 7.3 last year. An index above 5 indicates the more severe blooms.

Brown, Colleagues Introduce Legislation Mandating VA Reimbursement Of Veterans' Emergency Health Care Claims As VA Files Court Appeal To Avoid Payout

WASHINGTON, July 7 – U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced legislation that would mandate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reimburse veterans’ emergency health care expenses from non-VA facilities that are not covered by the veteran’s private insurance.

Cleveland Water Alliance, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Tech Partner Testing Sensors for Monitoring Water Flowing into Lake Erie

CLEVELAND, July 8, 2020 – The Cleveland Water Alliance, in partnership with Michigan-based LimnoTech and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), are partnering in a pilot project to show how inexpensive sensor technology used in everyday products such as dishwashers and cell phones can help monitor water quality to improve the health and safety of Lake Erie.

COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings to be Required in High-Risk Counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that effective on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 6 p.m., a new Ohio Department of Health order will mandate face coverings in public in all counties that are designated as a Red Alert Level 3 Public Health Emergency or a Purple Alert Level 4 Public Health Emergency.

Senate Passes Brown, Scott, Wyden, Grassley Legislation To Help Nonprofits

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 3 – Late yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed legislation introduced by U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tim Scott (R-SC), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act, to help nonprofits, state and local governments and federally recognized Tribes remain financially viable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brown, Colleagues Demand Answers On AT&T Layoffs

Washington, D.C., July 2 – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) led his colleagues in demanding answers from AT&T, after the company recently announced plans to eliminate more than 3,400 union-represented technician and clerical jobs and 1,300 retail jobs at 250 AT&T Mobility and Cricket Wireless stores that are slated to close.

Brown, Colleagues Call For Answers On Nursing Homes Evicting Residents Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, July 2 - Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined 11 of his colleagues in calling on the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to act in response to nursing homes evicting residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter cites New York Times reports that nursing homes have evicted more than 6,400 residents since the beginning of the pandemic.