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James A. Garfield Historical Site, a national treasure in our own backyard 
BY GREG GOTH
STAFF WRITER
"I have lived in the area since February 2012 and have driven down Mentor Avenue many times 
without really considering the majestic house that sits on the large lot at 8095 Mentor Ave. This is surprising because deep down I am a history buff; I have a picture of my 1 year old son at Gen Patton's grave and I once took my pregnant wife on a tour of the Verdun battlefield in France - that was not a good idea. That all changed when I was asked by Tim Shirer the Publisher of the Lake County Sentinel to accompany him on a tour of the President Garfield Historical Site to take pictures with him for an article.  Click here for the whole story
Brown applauds U.S. crackdown on China's cheating
(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today applauded the Trump administration for taking steps to crack down on China's unfair trade practices. Brown met with the President's top trade official, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week, and the Senator has called on the President to take action on China since he first spoke with the President's trade team just days after the election.

Brown supports today's tariffs as one important tool to hold China accountable. And the Senator is continuing to offer the Administration long-term solutions to address the root causes of the trade imbalance and put a stop to China's cheating. Brown wrote to the President last month urging him to stand firm against China in ongoing negotiations and offering solutions, including:  Click here for the whole story
House Bill 709 would give homeowners additional tools to protect their property
(COLUMBUS, OH) – State Reps. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) and Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would give property owners along a coastline an additional option to assist in mitigating coastal erosion or financing other needed improvements.  Click here for the whole story

Great Lake Mall and Laketran team up to "Stuff the Bus" 

Great Lakes Mall is teaming up with Laketran to hold its first annual Stuff the Bus collection drive on Saturday, July 28th. School supplies as well as clothing and books will be collected in support of Lake County's annual Back to School Bash.

"The level of commitment and caring in this community is always inspiring," said Kate Miller, marketing director at Great Lakes Mall. "We invite members of the community to help us "Stuff the Bus" to ensure families in Lake County have the basic items needed for a solid start to a successful school year."  Click here for the whole story
Brown secures money for new Grand River ambulance
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $47,000 Community Facilities grant to the Village of Grand River to purchase a new ambulance vehicle. The USDA is also awarding a $90,000 Community Facilities loan to finance the purchase, bringing the total USDA funds available to $137,000.  Click here for the whole story