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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 11, 2018 ( 81 items )  

AAA Club Alliance: National Gas Price Average Drops to Cheapest Levels Since April
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: * * * Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky motorists seeing monthly double digit price decreases On the eve of the midterm Election Day, the national gas price average is at its cheapest in six months at $2.76 since April. On the week, motorists in every state but Hawaii are paying as much as a nickel less to fill-up. Today's national average is six cents less than a week ago,15-cents less than a month ago but 24-cents mor  more

Adult Male Polar Bear, Lee, Arrives at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
POWELL, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomes Lee, an 18-year-old male polar bear, who arrived from Denver Zoo late yesterday afternoon. Lee's primary keeper at Denver Zoo, along with a Columbus Zoo staff veterinarian, traveled with him, and animal care team members report that Lee is settling in well. The move was recommended as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) Species Survival Plan(R) (SSP)  more

Alliance Defending Freedom: Ohio Bill Sends Right Message on Campus Free Speech
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 9 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Tyson Langhofer will testify Tuesday before the Ohio Community and Family Advancement Committee on the FORUM Act (HB 758), a bill that protects the rights of Ohio college students to freely speak on public college and university campuses. The testimony will also be streamed live online. The bill, known as the Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act,  more

Alliance Defending Freedom: Shawnee State - Professors Must Speak Contrary to Their Beliefs or Be Punished
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against Shawnee State University officials Monday on behalf of a professor that the university punished because he declined a male student's demand to be referred to as a woman, with feminine titles and pronouns ("Miss," "she," etc.). Although philosophy professor Dr. Nicholas Meriwether offered to use the student's first or last name instea  more

Alzheimer's Association Schedules March 26 Dementia Care Training
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 7 -- The Alzheimer's Association has announced the following event: March 26, 2019 - Dementia Care Training, Lake County Council on Aging, 8520 East Ave., Mentor, Ohio. Excerpts of the organization's announcement on the event states: "Dementia Care Training is a FREE program for both family and professional caregivers who provide care to those with dementia-related diseases. This program provides an overview of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, teaches effecti  more

American Accounting Association Schedules May 9-11 Ohio Region Meeting
SARASOTA, Florida, Nov. 7 -- The American Accounting Association has announced the following event: May 9-11, 2019 - 2019 Ohio Region Meeting, Columbus Marriott Northwest, Dublin, Ohio. Speakers * Ann C. Dzuranin, Dean's Distinguished Professor of Analytics in Accounting at Northern Illinois University Plenary Speaker, Friday, May 10, 9:15 am - 10:15 am Data and Analytics: Curriculum Innovation to Meet Employer Needs Dr. Ann C. Dzuranin is the Dean's Distinguished Professor of Analytics in  more

Ashland University Highlights Successes of College of Nursing and Health Sciences
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Ashland University will be highlighting the successes of its College of Nursing and Health Sciences as part of the National Nursing and Health Professionals Week set for Nov. 5-9. Ashland University's College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers undergraduate programs in the traditional BSN, Accelerated-Second Degree, Advanced Entry-Transfer Students, RN to BSN, Athletic Training, Dietetics and Exercise Science pro  more

Ashland University's New Program to Center on Community Research and Evaluation Services
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: * * * Adam Garloch, an AU senior from Caledonia, Ohio, second from the left, talks with the staff at the Center on Community Research and Evaluation Services, including Nancy Udolph, at left; Dr. Allyson Drinkard, second from the right; and Dr. Michael Vimont, at right. Ashland University has kicked off a new program -- the Center for Community Research and Evaluation Services (CCRES) -- through the College of Arts  more

Ashland University: Speaker to Address Violence Against LGBTQ People
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Dr. Helis Sikk, a postdoctoral fellow at DePauw University, will speak on the history of violence against LGBTQ people, how this violence is covered in the media, and anti-violence activism on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics on the Ashland University campus. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence and the group Eagles for Pride at Ashland Uni  more

Battelle: Collaboration Among National Ecological Observatory Network and United States Geological Survey Scientists Benefits Health of Pacific Northwest Ecosystem
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: * * * NEON, a National Science Foundation project managed by Battelle, benefits by more efficient collection of data to share with user community By any measure, the Wind River Experimental Forest is a remote area. Yet two teams of ecologists managed to meet up and collaborate in their efforts to study the federally threatened Steelhead Trout species (Oncorhynchus mykiss)   more

Battelle: Educators to Build Lessons From Experiences at Manufacturing and Engineering Businesses in Tennessee and Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Under a grant from the Office of Naval Research, Battelle will launch the Manufacturing & Engineering Externship Program to place teachers in two states inside manufacturing and engineering businesses to create new problem-based lessons for their classrooms. The $1.03 million award funds stipends to educators and recruitment through the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network and   more

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: Disability Rights Ohio and Partners Reach Ground-Breaking Settlement Agreement With State of Ohio in Special Education Class-Action Lawsuit
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law issued the following news release: A settlement agreement reached in the longstanding Doe v. State of Ohio special education class action lawsuit will improve the academic achievement of students with disabilities, in part by supporting their inclusion in regular classrooms. The settlement is expected over the next five years to improve the state's support for special education throughout Ohio, as well as create measurable impro  more

Bowling Green State University Hires North Carolina Administrator as Provost
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 9 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Bowling Green State University has hired a physicist with longtime administrative experience as its next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Joe B. Whitehead will join BGSU January 22, 2019, BGSU announced Nov. 9. As provost, Whitehead will lead and support the faculty, implement academic priorities and oversee BGSU's academic programs and resources. "We welcome Dr. Whitehe  more

Bowling Green State University Volleyball Has Sights Set on MAC Regular-Season Title
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Fresh off of victories over Northern Illinois University and Miami University, Bowling Green State University Volleyball ascended to the top spot in the the Mid-American Conference standings. The Falcons (17-10, 11-3 MAC) can clinch the MAC regular-season championship, along with the No. 1 seed in the MAC Tournament, if they defeat Ohio University at 7 p.m. Friday (November 9) and win at Kent State  more

Bowling Green State University Women's Soccer Team Advances to NCAA Tournament
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: * * * Falcons' opponent in the NCAA tournament to be determined Monday (November 5) The Bowling Green State women's soccer team qualified for the NCAA Tournament with a six-round shootout victory over Ball State University in the MAC championship match Sunday at Cochrane Stadium. BGSU (15-4-2), the top seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament, battled No. 2 seed Ball State to a 1-1 draw af  more

Bowling Green State University: Immigrant Ohio 2018 Focuses on Undocumented Immigrants
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Undocumented immigrants are a common topic in the news these days. Bowling Green State University will address some of the issues during the third annual Immigrant Ohio symposium, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. "Living in the Shadows: Undocumented Lives and Labor" is the theme this year for the event, which is free and open to the public. "Migrant Workers in   more

Bowling Green State University: Migrant Quilt Project Tells Stories of Lost Lives
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Each stitch, each scrap of material in the quilts of the Migrant Quilt Project memorializes the lives of migrants who have died in the southern Arizona desert in search of a better life. Though the issue of immigration is hotly debated, the quilts are designed to tell the story of human lives lost in the Tucson Sector, the border region between Mexico and Yuma, Arizona. Sixteen of the quilts will b  more

Buckeye Institute Issues Statement on Forced Union Exclusive Representation Case
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement: * * * Robert Alt, The Buckeye Institute's president and chief executive officer, issued the following statement after today's hearing in Reisman v. Associated Faculties of the University of Maine, et al. The Buckeye Institute is representing Jonathan Reisman in his case to end forced exclusive representation. "Professor Reisman values and understands the importance of unions, and is proud to have served as his own  more

Buffalo State College: Photo Exhibition Tackles Race, Identity, Sense of Place
BUFFALO, New York, Nov. 9 -- Buffalo State College issued the following news release: Artist Jared Thorne likes to find the identity of a place through his camera lens. Throughout his career, he's captured the essence of race relations in Cape Town, South Africa; housing projects in New York City and San Francisco; the desperation of residents across Ohio who have seen their jobs dry up. Thorne, who is an assistant professor in the Ohio State University Art Department, shared many of these pho  more

Clark State Approved for Second Bachelor's Degree
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College has received official approval from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) for a second applied baccalaureate degree. The four-year degree in Web Design and Development is anticipated to be available to students beginning in 2020 pending final approval by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). "We are grateful to the ODHE for recognizing industry need in this area   more

Clark State Welcomes New Vice President of Academic Affairs
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College has named Dr. Tiffany Hunter as the new vice president of academic affairs. "Dr. Hunter has the extensive academic experience, commitment to student success and collaborative approach to working with faculty that we need at Clark State," said Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State. "As vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Hunter will work closely with the facul  more

Cleveland Clinic Children's Employee Being Tested for Low-Probability Case of Tuberculosis
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 9 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * Patients and employees who may have been affected are being contacted directly We are currently testing an employee who works in our main campus Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for a possible case of tuberculosis which we believe to be a low probability. Preliminary tests are negative and we are continuing to monitor and will have a definitive answer in the coming weeks. The employee is currently on leave,  more

Cleveland State University Opens the Samuel Austin Woodshop
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 9 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * Facility made possible thanks to a partnership with The Austin Company Cleveland State University has opened a new state-of-the-art, hands-on, woodshop within The Dan T. Moore Makerspace at the Washkewicz College of Engineering. The facility, made possible through a collaboration between The Austin Company and CSU will contain teaching space, multiple pieces of woodworking equipment and an advanced   more

Cleveland State University: Drughelp.care Enhances Access to Drug Treatment
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * Searchable app identifies treatment services that meet individual needs A team of professors and students from Cleveland State University have developed a new Web application that will improve access to drug treatment services, reduce wait times and better ensure that individuals get the help they need. Drughelp.care allows substance abuse treatment agencies to log the services they provide and quic  more

College of Wooster: Helena Tomas to Present Archaeology Lecture Nov. 12
WOOSTER, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The College of Wooster issued the following news release: * * * University of Zagreb professor to speak at The College of Wooster Helena Tomas, associate professor of archaeology and director of graduate studies at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, will present "Linear A: Deciphering Europe's Earliest Script," on Monday, Nov. 12, at The College of Wooster. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303  more

Demos: Ohio Is Depriving Late-Jailed Citizens From Exercising Constitutional Rights, Lawsuit Says
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Demos issued the following news release: Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC), Demos and the MacArthur Justice Center filed a class action lawsuit challenging Ohio's policy of disenfranchising eligible voters arrested just prior to the election and held in detention through Election Day. Under the current system, eligible voters who are detained pretrial by the state are being unconstitutionally denied their fundamental right to vote. Ohio's disenfranchisement of these   more

Election 2018: Marijuana Legalization and Other Drug Policy Reforms on the Ballot
NEW YORK, Nov. 6 -- The Drug Policy Alliance issued the following news release: * * * Available for Interview and Analysis: DPA Experts on Marijuana Legalization, Criminal Justice Reform, and Federal Drug Policy The Unprecedented Role of the Drug Policy Reform Movement in Congressional and Gubernatorial Races This Election Day is shaping up to be a crucial moment for the movement to end the war on drugs - with Michigan and North Dakota voting on marijuana legalization, Utah and Missouri deci  more

Emmy Award-Nominated Documentary That Highlights Local Army Veteran and Service Dog to Be Screened At University of Findlay
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: On Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium, the University of Findlay's Wellness Program will host a free, public screening of "A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story," a documentary that details Cpt. Louis Belluomini's challenges and how he has worked to overcome them. Co-starring in the documentary is his service dog, Star, acquired through the K9s for Warriors organiza  more

Hope College: Women's Soccer Earns Sixth Trip to NCAA Tournament, Faces Bridgewater
HOLLAND, Michigan, Nov. 5 -- Hope College issued the following news release: The Hope College women's soccer team will make its sixth appearance in NCAA Division III Tournament after receiving at-large berth. The 17th-ranked Flying Dutch will kick off postseason play on Friday, November 9 with a first-round game against Bridgewater College (Virginia) at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. between Hope (14-2-2) and Bridgewater (15-3-1). Friday's winner will face eithe  more

Indiana University-Purdue University: Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence Awarded $2.5M by National Science Foundation
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Nov. 8 -- Indiana University-Purdue University issued the following news release: The Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence was one of six Louis Stokes regional centers of excellence recently recognized by the National Science Foundation. The $2.5 million, five-year Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence for Broadening Participation in STEM Award will allow IUPUI, Chicago State University, The Ohio State University and the Fermi National Accelera  more

Jensen Appointed to Terra State Community College Board of Trustees
FREMONT, Ohio, Nov. 9 -- Terra State Community College issued the following news release: Governor John Kasich has appointed Pam Jensen, President, Regional Acute Care - Ohio and Support Services, ProMedica to the Terra State Community College Board of Trustees effective immediately. She will fill a vacant seat, term ending 12/30/2022. Kay E. Reiter, Terra State Board of Trustees Chair said, "Pam is an excellent addition who will add to the professionalism of our Board and have a positive imp  more

League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund Congratulates Sherrod Brown
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund issued the following news release: * * * More than $800,000 investment helped secure Ohio for Brown LCV Victory Fund congratulates Sherrod Brown for winning reelection to the U.S. Senate. LCV Victory Fund invested more than $800,000 in the U.S. Senate race, primarily on door-to-door canvassing through the New American Jobs Fund. "Sherrod Brown works hard for our environment and our economy," said Gene Karpinski, LCV Preside  more

Lewis' Career in Music and the Military Leads Him to Ashland University
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Joseph Lewis Jr., Ashland University director of bands, is honored to have a career which combines his two worlds of music and the military. Not only will he lead the Ashland University Eagle Marching Band into Jack Miller Stadium for the football game against Northern Michigan on Nov. 10, but he also will recognize fellow military men and women for their service at a special halftime show in observance of Veterans D  more

Lumina Announces New Round of Adult Promise States
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Nov. 8 -- The Lumina Foundation issued the following news release: * * * California, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Ohio receive grants to support state-led efforts to better serve adults seeking education after high school Lumina Foundation today announced it has awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to six states supporting adults who want to earn college degrees, certificates, and other quality credentials beyond a high school diploma. California, H  more

Marietta College Trustees Approve No Tuition Increase for 2019-20
MARIETTA, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College's Board of Trustees, acting on the recommendation of the College's senior leadership, has approved to not increase student tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year -- holding the cost to attend Marietta to the same level as 2017-18. "Holding tuition steady for three consecutive years is our way of telling students and their families, 'We hear you,' and we want to help," said Dr. William N. Ruud  more

Marietta College: International Leadership Studies Major Named 20th McCoy Scholar
MARIETTA, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: By the time Rowan Henderson-Bernard '22 (Columbus, Ohio) found Marietta College, she had already told herself and her mother, Julie Henderson, that her college search was done. "I was really over the whole process and told my mom ... to kindly stop sending me links to new programs and schools," she said. Rowan's college search was over, that is, until her mother found the McDonough Leadership Program. The Fort Hayes  more

Mount Union Physics Major Lands Department of Energy Internship
NEW YORK, Nov. 6 -- University of Mount Union issued the following news release: University of Mount Union physics major Joseph Winiecki '18, of Stow, Ohio, was selected to participate in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program, developed by the United States Department of Energy. Winiecki will travel to Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in New York where he will investigate innovative sensors and readout electronics for Cosmological surveys. He will collaborate on electro-o  more

Mount Union to Offer Esports Scholarships Beginning in Fall 2019
ALLIANCE, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- University of Mount Union issued the following news release: The University of Mount Union has announced the addition of competitive esports to its student life offerings beginning in the fall of 2019, and the institution will be able to offer scholarships to qualified students. Mount Union's esports program, much like its academics, will be grounded in the liberal arts tradition and focus on the holistic development of its students. Students on the esports team will   more

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Ranked One of the Best Online Colleges in Ohio for 2018
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University was recently ranked as one of the best online colleges in Ohio for 2018 by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. MVNU was ranked second out of a list of 33 four-year colleges. According to AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org, dozens of data points were used to calculate the ranking, including quality, affordability, flexibility and program. "I believe this accolade is a reflection  more

National Alliance Issues Statement on Midterm Elections Results
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools issued the following statement by President and CEO Nina Rees on the results of the midterm elections: "We congratulate the newly elected and re-elected officials across the country. As these federal, state, and local officials turn their attention from campaigning to governing, we urge them to strengthen and support the vital role of public charter schools in our nation's education system. "Public charter school supporters  more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Victory in Park Issue
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following joint statement by Public Lands Coordinator Ricardo Granados and Tim Moloney, executive director for the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks: * * * Last night, in a record-breaking victory, the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks passed a levy that will support new parks, trails, and activities for Central Ohioans. The Ohio Environmental Council family of organizations campaigned hard for this levy and we'r  more

Ohio State Hosts New Conference to Promote Diversity in Aviation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: There is a war for talented employees in the United States, and diversity and inclusion is the new call to arms. That was the message from Ohio State University graduate Gena Lovett as the keynote speaker for the Center for Aviation Studies' First Annual Conference on Diversity in Aviation. Lovett is the vice president of manufacturing, safety and quality for the Defense, Space & Security division at Boeing. "I am livi  more

Ohio State University: Experimental Compound Reduces Gulf War Illness-Like Behavior in Mice
SAN DIEGO, California, Nov. 7 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * Study designed to mimic prevention and therapy strategies An experimental drug is showing some promise in stopping mood abnormalities and cognitive disorders similar to those seen in people with Gulf War illness, an animal study suggests. The research was presented Nov. 7 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. "Our results in mice indicate that this small experimental molecule is ca  more

Ohio State University: New Study Will Track Ways to Cut Runoff From Elevated Phosphorus Fields
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Some farm fields in northwest Ohio's Maumee River watershed have more phosphorus than their crops can use. Called "elevated phosphorus fields," such fields may be at higher risk of contributing to Lake Erie's harmful algal blooms. That's the premise of a new five-year, $5 million study that hopes to learn about those fields and lower that risk by creating new public-private partnerships. Led by Jay Martin, an ecologica  more

Ohio State University: One Type of Brain Cell Might Hold Key to Inflammation After Head Injury
SAN DIEGO, California, Nov. 8 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * Study in mice suggests potential target for treating traumatic brain injury By eliminating one type of immune cell in the brain, researchers were able to erase any evidence of inflammation following traumatic brain injury, according to a new study from The Ohio State University. "We used a drug to wipe out cells called microglia in mice that had experienced brain injury, and the inflammation that is a hal  more

Ohio State University: Study Could Help Explain How Childhood Stress Contributes to Anxiety, Depression
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * Research in animals illuminates important role of mast cells New research could help explain why stress early in life can create vulnerabilities to mood and anxiety disorders later on. The study, led by researchers at The Ohio State University, was presented Nov. 5 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, and highlights the important role of mast cells. "These are immune cells involved in al  more

Ohio State University: Study Uncovers Possible Link Between Immune System and Postpartum Depression
SAN DIEGO, California, Nov. 6 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * Research in rats shows inflammation in brain region after stress during pregnancy The immune system might play an important role in the development of postpartum depression after a stressful pregnancy, new research suggests. Areas of the brain responsible for mood regulation showed signs of inflammation in the study, which used an animal model of postpartum depression to examine the possible connection be  more

Ohio State's One Health Effort Connects Collaborators Around the Globe
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 9 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: In 2006, three deaths and 276 illnesses in 26 states were traced to pre-washed and bagged spinach contaminated with E. coli bacteria, costing the industry an estimated $100 million and changing the way people ate spinach for years. An investigation found the same strain of E. coli in the spinach, the crop field soil, an uphill cattle farm, wild pigs living in the area and a stream that was used for irrigation. The case   more

Ohio University Professor Develops Life-Saving Technology With Cranfield University, Gates Foundation
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * Sensor has potential to reduce or even eliminate E.Coli-related deaths and illnesses A small electrochemical sensor developed by an Ohio University distinguished professor has big potential to reduce - or even eliminate - the number of E.coli-related deaths and illnesses around the world. Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Gerardine Botte, known for her " pee-to-power " research,   more

Ohio University's Center for Entrepreneurship to Launch Bobcat Seed Fund
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * Ohio University's Center for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between the College of Business and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, will launch the Bobcat Seed Fund this month to provide grants up to $3,000 to support promising ideas and ventures proposed by Ohio University student entrepreneurs. This program is made possible by a $25,000 Innovation Grant from OHIO President M. Duane Nellis' o  more

Ohio University: Budget Planning Council Conference Call With Media is Nov. 7
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: WHAT: In an effort to provide increased communication and transparency regarding OHIO's multi-year budget planning, long-term financial policies and funding priorities, key University leadership will be holding a monthly conference call with media to recap the activities and recommendations of OHIO's Budget Planning Council (BPC). The Nov. 7 call will include a review of materials considered at the Oct. 25 BPC meetings;   more

Ohio Wesleyan University: NASA Research Award
DELAWARE, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * Ohio Wesleyan Professor's Team Honored for Study Conducted Aboard International Space Station Ohio Wesleyan University professor Chris Wolverton and the team working on his NASA-funded research have earned a NASA Ames Research Center Honor Award for their study of how plants grow in outer space. Wolverton, Ph.D., an OWU professor of botany and microbiology, and the Plant Gravity Perception team are be  more

Online Computer Library Center Named Among 'Best Places to Work' in Central Ohio
DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: * * * OCLC ranked fifth for organizations with 250 or more employees OCLC, the nonprofit technology organization and global library cooperative based in Dublin, has been named among the "Best Places to Work" in Central Ohio. OCLC was ranked fifth in the category for organizations with 250 or more employees. The rankings were determined by workplace satisfaction surveys completed confidentially by em  more

Online Computer Library Center: University of Winnipeg Selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services
DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: * * * Library builds on OCLC services already in use, readies to go live by end of the year The University of Winnipeg, a member of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new cloud-based library services platform. WorldShare Management Services (WMS) provides all of the applications needed to manage a library, including acquis  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Lift Ohio Kids Out of Poverty With Reformed State EITC
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 9 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Despite low unemployment, poverty is high in Ohio, especially for children. Cleveland has the highest childhood poverty rate of any large city in the nation. Cincinnati has the third highest. Thirty-five percent of Ohio's poorest workers could get an average tax cut of $473 and more than $427.5 million could go back to families and local economi  more

Precision Metalforming Association: 2018 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming Winners Announced
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The Precision Metalforming Association issued the following news release: The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has announced the winners of its 2018 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming. Presented annually, the awards recognize the high standards of achievement set by metalforming-industry organizations in the areas of design, quality, innovation and technology, training and education, process control, product development, and productivity. Winners were honor  more

Precision Metalforming Association: MetalForming and 3D Metal Printing Magazines Name New Sales Manager
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The Precision Metalforming Association issued the following news release: The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), publisher of MetalForming and 3D Metal Printing magazines, has hired Damon Wolf as sales manager. In this role, Wolf will handle all print, online and other sales related to MetalForming and 3D Metal Printing in the Midwest territory, and also assist in managing activity in other sales territories. He will work closely with Brad Kuvin, publisher/edi  more

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Former Library Director Leaves Legacy With Donation to Buy Specialized Backpacks
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: A generous donation by former Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Kimber L. Fender allowed the Library to purchase more than 150 specialized backpacks for babies and toddlers. Sprout Learning Backpacks are filled with high-quality early learning materials, books and activities designed to start children on the road to school suc  more

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Price Hill Community to Give Input for Library Re-envisioning Project
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is holding a second day of community engagement forums to help re-envision the Price Hill Branch Library. The listening and learning sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 28, to solicit community feedback to inform project planning. An open house will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. A structured meeting will follow from 7-8 p.m.   more

Purdue University: Impact of Opioids on Families, Children to Highlight State Meeting
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Nov. 7 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: The state's smallest victims of the opioid crisis will have one of the biggest stages during a conference on the challenges they face. "Hoosier Children Caught in the Opioid Crisis: Programs, Policy, Progress" will be from 1-3 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Indiana State Library's History Reference Room (second floor), 315 W. Ohio St. in Indianapolis. The Center for Families at Purdue University has partnered with  more

Radford University Advisors Travel to Phoenix for NACADA Conference
RADFORD, Virginia, Nov. 7 -- Radford University issued the following news release: In early October, six Radford University advisors attended the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conference to share Radford's advances in advising and bring back new advising concepts. NACADA is a national organization that promotes student success by advancing the field of academic advising. Three Radford advisors presented at the conference, two of which did so on a panel with George Steel, an   more

Republican Attorneys General Association Issues Statement on Victory of Yost
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Republican Attorneys General Association issued the following statement by Chair and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge: * * * Auditor of State Dave Yost has been elected to be Ohio's next attorney general. "Congratulations to Ohio's newly elected Attorney General, Dave Yost. "I am proud to stand with Dave, a committed public servant and proven leader. Dave is committed to ending public corruption and he will always defend the rule of law. "As Ohio's audito  more

Republican Governors Association Issues Statement on Ohio Gov.-Elect DeWine
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following statements by Chairman Bill Haslam and Executive Director Paul Bennecke congratulating elected Gov. Mike DeWine on his victory in Ohio: "Governor-Elect Mike DeWine is ready to take the state to new heights as governor," said RGA Chairman Governor Bill Haslam. "His positive campaign was all about moving Ohio forward by fighting for fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, and new solutions to combat the opioid crisis. Hi  more

St. Baldrick's Foundation and Osteosarcoma Collaborative Partner to Fund Lifesaving Childhood Cancer Research
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The St. Baldrick's Foundation issued the following news release: * * * The $1.35 Million Dollar Grant will Support Osteosarcoma Research At 16 years old, Olivia Egge loved to learn, travel, hang out with friends and dive competitively. Then she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare cancer that starts in the bone. This meant no travel, no diving and over 100 nights in the hospital. Her treatment plan consisted of rounds of intensive chemotherapy and limb salvage su  more

Thompson Square Will Bring Country Flare to Clark State Performing Arts Center
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: The Clark State Performing Arts Center will welcome the husband-and-wife country duo, Thompson Square, to the stage on Saturday, November 17. "Country music is very popular, and this duo fits perfectly into the venue," said Adele Adkins, executive director of the Clark State Performing Arts Center. Keifer and Shawna Thompson make up the internationally known duo with two No. 1 hits "Are You Gonna Kis  more

University of Akron: 'Whatever It Takes' - Student-Veteran Awarded Scholarship From Cleveland Cavaliers, Ohio CAT
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: Quentin Brown wasn't at all suspicious that the recent meeting he was summoned to at 4 p.m. would be anything more than a planning session for an upcoming student-veteran career fair. But that changed the moment the 29-year-old student noticed Cleveland Cavaliers point guard George Hill making his way into the room carrying a giant check. "I saw Hill and thought, 'What is that tall dude wearing a Cavs warm-up ou  more

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Seeks Public Comments
BLUE ASH, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The University of Cincinnati's Blue Ash College issued the following news release: The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is seeking comments about the college from the public in preparation for a periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit on February 25-26, 2019, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet the HLC's Cri  more

University of Cincinnati Chemistry Professor Joins '500 Club'
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 9 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * Chemist William Heineman contributes to his 500th publication in chemistry books and research journals Students overwhelmed at writing their first research paper can take heart. Filling all that white space can be daunting, even for experts such as University of Cincinnati Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry William Heineman. Heineman's most recent paper on using carbon nanotube thread to det  more

University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center: 'Hope! Fight! Breathe!' Offers Latest in Lung Cancer Research, Treatments
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the U.S. and is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. While smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, around 10 to 15 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer   more

University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center: Medical Student Interest Group Focuses on Health Care in Rural Areas
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: Second-year medical student McKenzie Nelson remembers trips to the doctor as a child were far and few between. She grew up in the village of Bloomingburg, nestled in southern Ohio and at least an hour from the nearest pediatrician. "We were medically underserved," says Nelson. "I never forgot my mom's experiences with an emergency surgery when there wasn't time to travel to a la  more

University of Findlay Veterans Day Observance Recognizes Local Heroes
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 9 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay honored veterans with its second annual Veterans Day observance held in the Center for Student Life on Friday, Nov. 9. Speakers included U.S. Army Corps of Engineers veteran and UF Board of Trustees member Chris Ostrander, along with retired Lt. Col. James W. Woodward '63, who was given a lifetime achievement award from the Ohio Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reser  more

University of Kansas Wins 2nd Annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge
LAWRENCE, Kansas, Nov. 9 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news: The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration was the winner of the Second Annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in conjunction with the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) during their 2018 annual conference in Atlanta. Shannon Portillo, assistant vice chancellor of u  more

VeloSano Raises More Than $4.5M for Cancer Research at Cleveland Clinic
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 9 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: VeloSano raised more than $4.5 million in 2018, its fifth year, with 100 percent of the money raised supporting lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. Latin for "swift cure," VeloSano is a year-round, community-driven fundraising initiative. The money raised is a culmination of many efforts, with the flagship fundraising platform being "bike to cure" weekend which occurred July 20-22. Throughout the wee  more

Victory for Human Rights Campaign-Backed U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and State Senator-Elect Nickie Antonio in Ohio
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Human Rights Campaign issued the following news release: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released the following statement on the victories of HRC-endorsed candidates U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and State Senator-Elect Nickie Antonio. Antonio will be the first openly LGBTQ official in the Ohio State Senate. "Since entering public office more than two decades ago  more

Visiting Volcanologist Speaking At Concord University
ATHENS, West Virginia, Nov. 6 -- Concord University issued the following news release: Ohio University assistant professor in volcanology Dr. Dawn C.S. Ruth will speak at Concord University on Friday, Nov. 16. Her presentation will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 400 of the Science Building. The lecture title is "Open questions about open vent volcanoes: Building conceptual models through case studies of Llaima and Mayon volcanoes". The community is invited to attend this free lecture. Dr. Ru  more

Wright State Medical School Simulation Center Technician to Demystify Moulage at National Conference
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Moulage, the art of applying mock injuries using silicone prosthetics and theatrical makeup, is a widely used technique in training emergency medicine providers. It helps to create a simulation of the gruesome and extreme injuries that first responders will likely face. At the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, David Shablak is an expert in moulage. The simulation center technician works in the Departme  more

Wright State to Host Regional Residence Life Conference
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Every year, Wright State resident assistants attend the Central Atlantic Affiliate for College and University Residence Halls Regional Leadership Conference. This year, they don't have to travel far. That's because Wright State will host the conference, which will run from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11. More than 320 residential student leaders from universities as far away as Maryland are coming to Wright State. Conference programs  more

Wright State University: President Schrader Named to Prestigious Board for National Project to Eliminate Barriers to Women in Engineering Leadership
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Wright State President Cheryl B. Schrader has been named to a prestigious national advisory board for a project to identify and eliminate barriers impeding the participation of women in engineering higher education. The Engineering Deans Gender Equity (EDGE) Initiative by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is aimed at attracting and advancing diverse women faculty into an inclusive and equitable academi  more

Wright State University: Stephanie Goodwin to Present on Bystander Intervention Training at National Academies Convention
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Wright State University's director of faculty development and leadership will share a model for bias training at a conference hosted by the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine. Stephanie Goodwin was invited to present at "Together We Can Do Better," the organization's convocation on sexual harassment in the academy in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 9. Goodwin will present "Moving the Needle from Awareness t  more

Wright State University: Veteran and Military Center Kicks Off Coffee Drive With a Veterans Voices Event Nov. 13
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 9 -- Wright State University issued the following news: When Nathan Gunter was a Navy operations specialist on an aircraft carrier in the North Arabian Sea, enduring sweltering 110-degree temperatures, drinking hot coffee was the furthest thing from his mind. But today, he invites people to donate coffee to veterans through Java for GIs, a collaboration between Wright State University's Veteran and Military Center (VMC) and the Dayton-Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. "J  more

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber: Haltec Corporation to Receive 'Excellence in Manufacturing' Award
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will honor and present the Haltec Corporation of Salem with the second annual Excellence in Manufacturing Award at the Chamber's Economic Forecast breakfast on Nov. 14 at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman. For nearly 50 years, the Haltec Corporation has been the leader in the tire valve industry. When underground mines were transitioning from rail wheels to rubb  more