Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

Sherrod Brown visits Adams County

On Wednesday, Sept. 2 the Adams County Democrats Club hosted a luncheon for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) at the American Legion Hall, Post 594, in Peebles.

Brown received an enthusiastic welcome from the crowd that included both Democrats and Republicans. The Senator spoke on several topics from health care to income inequality to international trade.

He talked at length about the skepticism surrounding the Affordable Care Act. “It’s hard to get people to accept something like the Affordable Care Act,” he said. “It was also difficult to get people to accept Social Security in 1936 and Medicare in 1965. No one understood how they worked either, but in 78 years Social Security has never missed a single check.”

He drew applause when he spoke about income inequality and protecting the middle class from Wall Street’s greed.

“Wages have not kept up with productivity,” Brown said. “Taxpayer money is being used to subsidize big business by providing food stamps and other social services to employees who are not paid a fair living wage. “Wall Street, he added, brought the economy to the brink of destruction in 2008, and Republicans want to remove the restrictions that protect the middle class from their greed.”

Brown also attributes some of the disparity between wages and productivity to the loss of unions in America.

“After the Second World War up to the Reagan years you saw a parallel between productivity and wages,” the Senator said. “But then the unions that protected worker’s rights and wages began to decline. There were once many good paying union manufacturing jobs that supported families, but they aren’t there now.”

Brown also expressed concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement between the United States and 11 Asian nations.

Typically past agreements like NAFTA have resulted in well-paid manufacturing jobs being replaced with low-paying service jobs. “We can’t continue to make deals that give corporations handouts while workers get sold out,” he said.

Brown also visited the GE Aviation testing facility near Peebles. He met with workers and company leadership and was given a tour of the plant, considered the world’s foremost jet engine testing facility.

“GE Aviation isn’t just leading our state’s aerospace supply chain, it is critical to our nation’s economy,” Brown said. “But to ensure that businesses like GE Aviation and its many thousands of supplier businesses in Ohio can grow and create jobs, we must renew the Export-Import Bank.”

The Export-Import bank is the official export credit agency of the United States federal government. Operating as a government corporation, the bank finances and insures foreign purchases of United States goods for customers unable or unwilling to accept credit risk. According to its charter, the bank does not compete with private sector lenders, but rather provides financing for transactions that would otherwise not take place because commercial lenders are either unable or unwilling to accept the political or commercial risks.

Brown, ranking member of the U.S. Senate committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, has worked with GE Aviation to call for renewal of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which expired at the end of June. Since 2007, the Ex-Im bank has provided direct financial assistance to more than 350 Ohio businesses, including GE Aviation, to support $3 billion of exports. Brown has been a long time proponent of the EX-Im Bank and, following the charter’s expiration, helped the Senate pass an amendment to the transportation bill that would reauthorize the bank through September 2019.

Members of the Adams County Democrat Club pose with Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown. From left, Ethel Chambers, Secretary of Executive Committee, Dallas Hurd, Chairman of Democratic Party in Brown County, Barbara Finnegan, Treasurer of Democrat Club, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, Janet Campbell, Club President, Jerry Grooms, VP of Executive Committee, Virginia Grooms, VP of the Democrat Club, and Sandy Schwering, Democrat Club President.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_BrownVisit.jpgMembers of the Adams County Democrat Club pose with Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown. From left, Ethel Chambers, Secretary of Executive Committee, Dallas Hurd, Chairman of Democratic Party in Brown County, Barbara Finnegan, Treasurer of Democrat Club, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, Janet Campbell, Club President, Jerry Grooms, VP of Executive Committee, Virginia Grooms, VP of the Democrat Club, and Sandy Schwering, Democrat Club President.
Ohio Senator given an enthusiastic welcome

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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