Obama visits Lorain County
President Barack Obama visits Lorain County

Video of President Obama’s Town Hall at Lorain County Community College (click here)

By: CBS News
Jan 22, 2010 At 10:30 pm

President Barack Obama tried to revive his battered agenda and rally despondent Democrats on Friday with a renewed emphasis on jobs. His visit to this struggling Rust Belt city capped a tough first-anniversary week for a presidency that suffered jolts at the hands of Massachusetts voters and the Supreme Court.
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By: Roboblogger
January 28, 2010 At 12:38 am

U.S. Credit Crunch & Financial Failures WASHINGTON 1 of 1 President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting with Ohio students, workers, local leaders and small business owners at Ewing Field House on the campus of Lorain County Community College on Jan.
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By: Associated Press, WCBS
January 22, 2010, 6:15 p.m.


President Barack Obama, two days after signaling retreat on a massive health care overhaul, discounted the small-bore approach Friday and pledged to press for ambitious changes despite running into a \”bit of a buzz saw\” of opposition.

Even as the president sought to bring the public and nervous Democrats back on board, a leading member of his party suggested Congress slow it down on health care, a sign of eroding political will in the wake of Tuesday\’s Republican election upset in Massachusetts.

Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., who ushered the overhaul legislation through the Senate\’s health committee last year after the death of his friend, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, said Obama and lawmakers could \”maybe take a breather for a month, six weeks.\”
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By: Huffington
January 22,2010

President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, already wracked by high unemployment, that investments in clean-energy technologies will help boost the nation\’s economy. Obama planned to use his visit Friday to test-drive an aggressive populist push on jobs, a top concern for voters across the country.
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By:Melissa Hebert,The Chronicle Online
January 28th, 2010

ELYRIA — Mark and Kristen Craig’s family room Wednesday night looked like a Super Bowl party.There was soda, snacks, guests and the big event on TV — but it wasn’t a football game that had everyone’s attention.The Craigs’ home was the setting for a live Webcast on www.cbsnews.com immediately following President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address.
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President Obama\’s State of the Union Address
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…But when you talk to small business owners in places like Allentown, Pennsylvania or Elyria, Ohio, you find out that even though banks on Wall Street are lending again, they are mostly lending to bigger companies. But financing remains difficult for small business owners across the country…
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By: The Morning Journal
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A business is planning a $16 million investment that will bring 100 new jobs to Lorain County.Go Basalt LLC will open a new plant in Lorain or Elyria to make a new type of rebar made from basalt fiber, according to the Ohio Department of Development.This week, the company received a seven-year, 50-percent job creation tax credit worth $384,000 for Go Basalt\’s seven-year commitment to operate in Lorain County, according to the ODOD.
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By: Matt Leingang Associated Press Writer, KETV
January 27,2010, 8:11 p.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio will get about $400 million in federal stimulus money to establish a passenger train service linking its major cities, putting the state at the center of a developing national rail system, Gov. Ted Strickland said Wednesday. The money is part of $8 billion in stimulus grants that President Barack Obama has set aside for high-speed trains and other passenger rail projects. Ohio is planning a 79-mph startup service that will run on existing freight tracks connecting Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati beginning in 2012.
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By: Sheila McVay, kent wired
January 27,2010 At 8.00 am

More than 1,200 people representing diverse communities across Ohio came to Lorain County Community College on Friday to listen to President Barack Obama and see if he had answers to their concerns. Cleveland resident and employee of the Hugo Boss clothing company, said she was there with the hope President Obama could help her and fellow workers.
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By: TIMOTHY R. WOLFRUM,twolfrum@bradenton.com
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

The supposition is they’ll make announcements about stimulus dollars,” said Ed Turancheik, president of Connect Us, the state’s high-speed rail advocacy group. “The best news would be $1.8 billion or more for high-speed rail in Florida. That would be very good news.
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