Bill Names Ohio Federal Building After Former Congressman

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to name the federal building in Medina, Ohio, after former Rep. Donald J. Pease.

Pease, a native of Oberlin, was elected to Congress in 1976 after serving in the Ohio Legislature and on Oberlin City Council.

Pease, 70, also was a newspaperman and served in the Army. He represented northeast Ohio's 13th District for 16 years, retiring in 1993.

Rep. Sherrod Brown, who introduced the bill, said naming the building for Pease will honor his efforts to improve education, expand access to health care and support workers.

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