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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) issued the following statement in support of Senator Rob Portman’s efforts to bring H.R. 212, The Drinking Water Protection Act, for a vote on the U.S. Senate floor. Rep. Latta introduce H.R. 212 earlier this year in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the legislation passed with overwhelming support.
Today a bipartisan and bicameral coalition of congressional leaders announced that they will work together to develop new solutions to provide access to capital and new private sector investment in distressed communities all across the country. Led by Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the Senate and Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI) in the House, this group will work together to produce legislation in the fall.
Ohio EPA has approved a second Record of Decision (ROD) for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The document will allow the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to begin decontamination and decommissioning of buildings and structures at the site
The 800 lender-mediated properties listed for sale during 2Q-2015 in central Ohio was down by almost half from one year ago, but up slightly (1.7 percent) from the previous quarter.
Greenlawn Village Condominium Unit Owners Inc. will make major improvements to its drinking water system, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will replace and add infrastructure, including filter tanks to remove arsenic from the water supply
This morning, the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment held a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields program.  This is a highly successful program aimed at identifying and cleaning up potentially contaminated properties
The total inventory of homes for sale during the month of June in central Ohio was 7,663, a 2.5 percent increase over the previous year and the highest thus far in 2015 according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service
Miamisburg will make major improvements to its drinking water system, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. The project will address aging infrastructure, improve drinking water quality and help the city meet current and future demand for water
Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor has issued a consumer alert to encourage Ohioans to be aware of the risks and financial responsibility associated with flood damage to their home. Floods threaten to destroy homes from coast to coast - and they can happen anytime, anywhere and without warning
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) Board welcomed Jacqueline Williams as an ex officio member. Williams was appointed director of the Ohio Department of Commerce by Governor John R. Kasich in April 2015. She serves as a member of the Governor’s cabinet and is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of Commerce.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement applauding House passage of the Western Water & American Food Security Act (H.R. 2898), which would provide relief to those affected by the current man-made water shortage in California:
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $250,000 to the Adams County Commissioners to improve water service in Bratton Township and the Village of Seaman through construction of a new 75,000 gallon elevated water storage tank.
The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will address corrosion-related damage to sewers in subdivisions near Perrysburg and Rudolph. These and other storm water infiltration and inflow correction projects will eliminate most basement sewage backups and reduce peak storm flows that contribute to combined sewer overflows in the downstream wastewater treatment systems, alleviating a potential health hazard and improving local water quality
“For 50 years, the Older Americans Act has provided services and funding to help elderly Americans live with dignity and purpose. Far reaching in its efforts, the law has helped states like Ohio create strong networks and agencies that deliver critical services to seniors, such as food and nutrition assistance, housing, transportation, preventive health care, caregiver support and elder abuse prevention.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today announced $141,000 in federal funding for Coshocton Richard Downing Airport to make improvements that will help increase efficiency and safety. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the funding.
The Senate today unanimously approved an amendment offered by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to the Every Child Achieves Act that would eliminate barriers to children receiving assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) homeless assistance programs.
More than 1,000 Ohio Youth are Trafficked Each Year; Toledo Has Been Ranked as High as Fourth Nationally in the Number of Trafficker Arrests and Victim Rescues. Brown Urged Administration to Make Toledo First in Line for New Funds
Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced $250,000 in new federal funds for the Morgan County Commissioners to upgrade the water tank for the Bishopville Water District.
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office hosted a Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM) conference on Thursday for Ohio public funds managers in Bowling Green. CPIM provides local government investment officers with continuing education training as they work to safeguard taxpayer dollars
Ashtabula is making significant progress toward upgrading its wastewater treatment plant to reduce phosphorus and nutrient discharges, thanks to a low-interest loan from Ohio EPA. Ashtabula will design major upgrades to ultra-violet light disinfection equipment, a final settling tank and digester. The equipment will be able to reduce nutrients coming into the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Nearly $650,000 in NeighborhoodWorks Grants to Improve Housing Opportunities

Washington, D.C. – March 3, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Tim Ryan announced nearly $650,000 in successful grant approvals today awarded for both Neighborhood Development Services in Ravenna and the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation Inc. Neighborhood Development Services was awarded $572,500 in grant funds, and East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation Inc. was awarded $176,000 in grant funds. NeighborhoodWorks America has awarded these grants in order to create opportunities for people to obtain affordable housing, improving their lives and strengthening the communities in which they reside. more »

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