During National Police Week, Brown Discusses Work to Equip and Protect Law Enforcement Officers

During National Police Week, Brown Discusses Work To Equip And Protect Law Enforcement Officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 16, 2024 – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) hosted a news conference call with Teresa Theetge, Chief of the Cincinnati Police Department, to discuss his efforts to properly equip federal, state, and local law enforcement officers with high-tech devices to detect, identify, and contain dangerous drugs like fentanyl.Read full story

NHTSA Kicks Off Click It or Ticket Campaign Targeting Seat Belt Use in Nighttime, Rural Crashes

Of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2022, more than half were unbelted in nighttime crashes

May 16, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today launched its annual Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, reminding the public to buckle up on every trip and emphasizing seat belt use at night and in rural areas. Read full story

Announcing The Ohio Traveler Alert System (OTAS)


To Enhance Traveler Safety Through Digital Messaging

(COLUMBUS, OH) – The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA),  National Weather Service Wilmington (NWS Wilmington) Forecast Office, and Lamar Advertising announced the launch of the Ohio Traveler Alert System (OTAS). During incidents of severe weather, the OTAS will display real-time alert information on digital billboards to help ensure that motorists are aware of the potential for threatening weather.Read full story

IRS Announces Tax Relief for Taxpayers Impacted by Tornadoes in Ohio; Various Deadlines Postponed to Sept. 3, 2024


WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in Ohio that were affected by tornadoes that began on March 14, 2024.

These taxpayers now have until Sept. 3, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.Read full story

Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Announce Career Technical Education Equipment Grant Opportunity

Expands career technical education access to more Ohio students

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the opening of the second application period for the Career Technical Education Equipment Grant Program. This funding helps schools purchase up-to-date equipment so they can better prepare students to be career-ready upon graduation.Read full story