U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Former congressman Renacci to challenge Gov. DeWine in GOP primary

BY: - June 11, 2021

If Mike DeWine is going to achieve a second term as governor, he will first have to overcome a primary challenge from a former congressman from northeast Ohio. Jim Renacci, a Republican from Wadsworth, announced a campaign for governor in the 2022 primary election.  It is unusual for a sitting governor to face a primary […]

Ohio talks minimum wage raise after feds leave it tabled

BY: - March 15, 2021

Democratic legislators are leading the charge to raise the minimum wage in the state after a federal effort failed. State. Sen. Hearcel Craig and Sen. Cecil Thomas presented the bill in Senate Workforce and Higher Education recently, proposing increasing wages to $15 an hour by 2025. “Raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2025 would […]

Local leaders look to new COVID-19 relief bill, state officials ask for changes

BY: - March 2, 2021

Ohio treasurers and local mayors said the new COVID-19 relief bill is vital for addressing immediate needs, making the path to recovery easier for some of the state’s biggest employers. State officials, however, say the funding puts the state at a disadvantage. In a call that included U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, officials from Lucas County, […]

Sen. Brown, local officials want direct payments for COVID-19 relief

BY: - January 28, 2021

City officials are begging for help from the federal government to cover losses in every sector brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says he plans to bring legislation that would align with President Joe Biden’s comprehensive funding plan, and drive direct payments to municipalities across the state. In a […]

Sen. Rob Portman announces he will not run for re-election in 2022

BY: - January 25, 2021

Sen. Rob Portman announced Monday he would not be running for a third term in the U.S. Senate in 2022. The Cincinnati Republican said he intends to use his final two years in public office to “get a lot done,” noting a hopefulness of working with the Biden administration on the COVID-19 pandemic response and […]

U.S. Attorney overseeing Householder prosecution to be replaced

BY: - January 21, 2021

David DeVillers, the U.S. Attorney whose office has led the prosecution of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, will soon be replaced, Sen. Sherrod Brown confirmed on Thursday. DeVillers was appointed to the position by President Donald Trump and confirmed by a Republican-led U.S. Senate in 2019. Brown told reporters that both U.S. Attorney positions […]

GOP Rep. Gonzalez joins Ohio Democrats in voting to impeach Trump

BY: - January 13, 2021

One Ohio Republican joined four Democrats in voting to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday as part of an effort to remove the president from office with a week remaining in his term. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Rocky River, was one of 10 House Republicans in voting yes to impeach the president. The final vote […]

5 Ohio congressmen object to Electoral College count in effort to overturn result

BY: - January 7, 2021

Five Republican members of Congress from Ohio voted Wednesday evening to reject an Electoral College certification, an action taken hours after a right-wing mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building in a violent show of support for overturning the presidential election results. Those objecting were U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan of Urbana, Bill Johnson of Marietta, Bob […]

Ohio political officials react to violence at U.S. Capitol

BY: - January 6, 2021

This story is being updated. A number of Ohio officials have condemned the violent protests Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Federal lawmakers were debating the certification of the Electoral College count when demonstrators made it past police barricades to storm the Capitol Building. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine called the events “an embarrassment […]

Agencies helping the poor fear a dreadful new year

BY: - November 17, 2020

The Nov. 3 general election has garnered most of the public attention lately, but officials on Monday warned that the coronavirus pandemic continues to squeeze the growing ranks of low-income Ohioans.

Where Ohio’s GOP leaders are on the outcome of the election

BY: - November 9, 2020

Some, but not all, Ohio Republican officials on Monday appeared to be distancing themselves from Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims that the Nov. 3 election is being stolen from him.

Sure 2016 was a big surprise, but 2020 has some stunners of its own

BY: - November 3, 2020

Driving home to Austin from San Antonio in the wee morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, I was still unable to wrap my head around the fact that Donald Trump had just been elected president.