Summertime is Peak Time for Thunder and Lightning Storms

COLUMBUS, June 20 – In an annual coordinated effort with the National Weather Service (NWS), the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is promoting June 23-29 as National Lightning Safety Awareness Week and encourages all Ohioans to know what to do before, during and after thunderstorms, and to practice severe weather safety and preparedness throughout the summer.

Step back in time with us at the historic La Salle Theatre!

June 20 - Calvin Coolidge was president. The first transatlantic telephone call had just been made. Charles Lindbergh would soon fly the Spirit of St. Louis from New York to Paris. This was the world Cleveland's La Salle Theatre inhabited when it first opened its doors in 1927 as a movie palace and vaudeville house

Brown Secures China Fentanyl Sanctions In Key Defense Bill

WASHINGTON, DC, June 20 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that he secured his bipartisan Fentanyl Sanctions Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that is currently being considered on the Senate floor.

Rosperts Market, LLC Issues a Voluntary Recall

NORWALK, June 19, 2019 – Rosperts Market, LLC of Norwalk, OH announces a voluntary recall of approximately 22,778 pounds of beef, pork, and lamb products that were possibly produced under insanitary conditions. Rosperts Market, LLC has determined that these products were produced with the use of a water supply that failed to meet the Ohio Department of Health’s microbiological standards for private water systems in Ohio.

PUCO issues draft utility disconnection, assistance program rules

COLUMBUS, June 19, 2019 – Today the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) issued draft rules for public comment regarding residential utility security deposit and disconnection practices, and the natural gas low-income assistance program known as the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) Plus. Comments are due July 19, 2019.

Following FEMA Disaster Assistance Approval, Brown, Portman Vow To Continue Working To Help Get Resources To Ohio Communities QUICKLY

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 18 – Today, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) vowed to continue working together to help Ohioans following Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s approval of Gov. DeWine’s request for federal assistance for 10 Ohio counties impacted by tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding last month.

Brown Secures Provision To Boost Free Tax Preparation & Filing Services, Bill Heads To President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, DC, June 18 – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Taxpayer First Act includes a provision he authored to support free tax preparation sites that help individuals and families file their income tax returns. Brown’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Permanence Act was included in the larger Taxpayer First Act to modernize the IRS, improve taxpayer services and strengthen taxpayer protections. The Taxpayer First Act was passed by both the House and Senate last week, and now heads to the President’s desk.

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.

School Choice Ohio Statement on the Budget Bill

COLUMBUS, June 14, 2019 – Kevin Bacon, President & CEO of School Choice Ohio, issued the following statement reacting to recent changes made by the Ohio Senate to the state operating budget bill:

Brown Introduces Bill To Protect Infants From Deadly Crib Bumpers

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 14 – This week, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) to introduce legislation to protect babies’ lives by banning the sale of crib bumpers in the United States.

Brown Introduces Bill To Protect Infants From Deadly Crib Bumpers

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 14 – This week, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) to introduce legislation to protect babies’ lives by banning the sale of crib bumpers in the United States.

AG Yost Announces $6.8 Million in Debt Relief for ITT Tech Students

COLUMBUS, June 14 — Attorney General Dave Yost today announced a multi-state settlement that will provide $6.8 million in debt relief to about 870 former ITT Tech students in Ohio. Nationally, the 43-state settlement will result in debt relief of $168 million for more than 18,000 former students.

Seniors Should Beware of DNA Testing Scam

COLUMBUS, June 13 - Ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this Saturday, June 15, the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Ohio Department of Aging are warning Ohioans of a new scam targeting seniors. Ohio consumers should be cautious of genetic testing firms visiting senior communities or making unsolicited phone calls and mailings related to DNA screenings.

Husted, McColley Announce Prosthetics Initiative

COLUMBUS, June 13 — Lt. Governor Jon Husted and State Senator Rob McColley (R–Napoleon) today announced a legislative initiative aimed at fostering stronger innovation and development in prosthetics in Ohio.