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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 18, 2018 ( 87 items )  

AAA Club Alliance: Ohio Gas Prices 5th Least Expensive in Country as Thanksgiving Travel Holiday Nears
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: * * * Cincinnati Gas Prices Drop Nearly 20-Cents As the Thanksgiving travel holiday draws near, Ohio motorists have much to be thankful about including--cheaper gas prices. Pump prices in Ohio dropped an average of 12-cents giving the state the no. 1 spot on AAA's Largest Weekly Gas Price List. Ohio is also fifth on the list this week of least expensive gas in the country. "Prices could plunge even lower, esp  more

ACLU Of Ohio Urges Rejection of Ohio Version of Pipeline Protest Bill
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: * * * Broadly Worded Legislation Targets Protected Free Speech On Wednesday, November 14, at 10:30am the ACLU of Ohio will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee to oppose Substitute Senate Bill 250, legislation that will discourage peaceful demonstrations or the mere exercising of one's First Amendment rights. The language of the legislation is very broad and could result in the c  more

American Association of Blood Banks Schedules Aug. 14 Transfusion Protocols, Indications ECast
BETHESDA, Maryland, Nov. 14 -- AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) has announced the following event: Aug. 14, 2019 - eCast entitled: "Massive Transfusion Protocols and Indications: Urban Versus Suburban/Rural" 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Director/Moderator: Erin Meyer, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pathology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Medical Director of Apheresis and Assistant Medical Director of Transfusion Services, Nationwide Children's  more

American Association of Blood Banks Schedules March 20 Serious Hazards of Transfusion ECast
BETHESDA, Maryland, Nov. 12 -- AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) has announced the following event: March 20, 2019 - eCast entitled: "Serious Hazards of Transfusion: Lessons Learned" 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Director/Moderator: Erin Meyer, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pathology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Medical Director of Apheresis and Assistant Medical Director of Transfusion Services, Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State   more

American Thyroid Association Schedules March 22 Spring Satellite Symposium
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Nov. 13 -- The American Thyroid Association has scheduled the following event: March 22, 2019 - Spring Satellite Symposium, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. Excerpts of the organization's announcement on the event states: "The 2019 Spring Satellite symposium is open to the community of endocrinologists, internists, surgeons, oncologists, basic scientists, nuclear medicine professionals, pathologists, trainees, nurses, physician assistants, nu  more

Anythink Partners as Online Computer Library Center Wise Early Adopter
DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: * * * Joins Allen County Public Library as early adopter of first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries Anythink, the public library system for Adams County, Colorado, just north of Denver, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries. Anythink joins Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as an early adopter for W  more

Ashland University Receives Gifts for Kates Gymnasium Project
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Monetary gifts from several longtime supporters of Ashland University will allow the AU Athletic Department to construct a loge, a center and office inside Kates Gymnasium in AU's Physical Education Center. "This project will feature the construction of a loge behind the end of the basketball court on the lobby side of Kates Gymnasium," said AU Director of Athletics Al King. "The loge will be able to accommodate ap  more

Ashland University Student Selected as Region 8 Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: AU student and Springfield resident Marissa Johnson has been selected as the 2018 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ohio Chapter, Region 8 Undergraduate Social Work Student of the Year. Johnson is a senior at Ashland University majoring in social work and minoring in sociology and child-family studies in AU's College of Arts and Sciences. As a 2015 graduate of Springfield High School, Johnson has been i  more

Ashland University's Sport Management Program Adds Initiative With Cleveland Browns
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: * * * AU faculty members Dr. Lance Kaltenbaugh (Sport Management) and Kris Hovsepian (Marketing) (at left) pose with some of the 25 AU students who participated in the private tour of the Browns' Berea Training Facility. Those pictured include: Junior Daylin Gough, Sport Management; Sophomore Amelia Dunwoodie, Sport Management; Junior Michael Wolfrum, Marketing; Sophomore Austin Gillispie, Sport Management; Sophomo  more

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Announces 2019 Board of Directors, Ohio State President Michael Drake to Serve as Chair
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Nov. 12 -- The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities issued the following news: The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2019 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association's 131st Annual Meeting, Ohio State University President Michael Drake became Chair of the Board, taking over for University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret. The Board of Directors provides oversight and direction for APLU's work  more

Battelle Awarded $14.6 Million Task Order to Support Defense Technical Information Center
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 16 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: * * * Goal of the program is to make scientific data more accessible Battelle was awarded a five-year, $14.6 million task order by the U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center's (DoD IAC) Cyber Security Technical Area Task (CS TAT) Multi-Award Contract to support the Defense Technical Information Ce  more

Belmont College Offers Natural Gas Utility and Pipeline Field Skills Training Program
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- Belmont College issued the following news: The Workforce Development and Community Education Department at Belmont College will be offering a Natural Gas Utility and Pipeline Field Skills Training Program at the Main Campus in St. Clairsville, OH. The four-week program begins on January 14, 2019 with classes running 20 consecutive weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The training program will blend classroom and hands-on field experiences to provide a basic under  more

Bowling Green State University Students, Staff and Alumni Become Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: An elated Maite Hall was among the 48 people receiving United States citizenship Nov. 13 during the naturalization ceremony in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom. Hall, who recently marked her one-year anniversary as coordinator of international student services with International Programs and Partnerships, took the oath of citizenship along with her parents, Franklin and Alcira Barrios. The family, origin  more

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen: Veterans Day 2018
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Nov. 11 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: For more than 155 years, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has proudly welcomed our fighting men and women home, and back to work. And on this Veterans Day, the BLET wants all of our veterans to know how thankful we are for your service to our Nation. It is you, our veterans, who allow us to live, work and raise  more

Buckeye Institute Issues Statement on Ohio Employment Data
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 16 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement by economist Andrew J. Kidd on employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. "Ohio is on pace to have its best job creation year since 1997, due to Governor John Kasich's tax reforms and the 2017 federal reforms. The private sector added 10,900 new jobs in October, with 3,200 new jobs in the transportation, warehousing, and utilities sector, and 2,400 new jobs in the health care sector. "This  more

Cardinal Stritch University: Women's and Men's Soccer Teams Advance to NAIA Tournaments
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 14 -- Cardinal Stritch University issued the following news: After winning their respective Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) tournament crowns, Cardinal Stritch University's women's and men's soccer teams will open play in the NAIA National Tournaments Saturday. The women's team faces Northwestern Ohio University in Lima, Ohio, at 11 a.m. CST. The men's team takes on Columbia College (Mo.) at 3 p.m. CST in Missouri. This is the first time in school hi  more

Chadron State College Alumnus Wins State Society of Health and Physical Educators Award
CHADRON, Nebraska, Nov. 13 -- Chadron State College issued the following news release: Chadron State College alumnus Brian Jahnke of North Platte, Nebraska, is the 2018 Nebraska Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. He received the award at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) of Nebraska Fall Conference in Lincoln Nov. 5. Four current students were nominated for SHAPE awards in their majors. They are: Alyse Henry of Pickerington, Ohio, Exercise Science, Marco Sanchez  more

Chris Flannery Chosen to Head Ashbrook Center at Ashland University
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Los Angeles native Christopher Flannery has been named to succeed the late Roger Beckett as executive director of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. Before accepting the position, which he will assume January 1, Flannery was a long-time professor in the History and Political Science Department and Honors College at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. Flannery has taught in Ashbrook's teacher prog  more

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: Genetic Testing Reveals Complex Condition for Mom and Young Daughter
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: For Robin Gramke, her pregnancy was a healthy, happy one. The delivery that followed of her baby girl McKenna also went smoothly. "She was born in the morning on a Monday, she came out crying, what normal babies do," said Gramke. It wasn't until they were getting ready to be discharged that a doctor raised a red flag. "The in-house pediatrician did his final assessment on her and  more

Cincinnati Public Schools: Students 'Gear Up!' for 19th Annual Accounting for Kids Day
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news release: It was a game of strategy, rolling of the dice and getting acquainted with a few key finance terms like deposit, budget and donation. Approximately 3,400 students in 122 classrooms across the district put their financial skills to the test during the 19th Annual Accounting for Kids (AFK) Day. In 1999, the first year of the event, only 20 classrooms participated. "AFK Day(TM) continues to grow because of   more

Clark State Announces New Manufacturing Scholarship and Sweet Advanced Manufacturing Center
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: The Clark State Foundation will begin offering a new scholarship opportunity to students majoring in manufacturing technologies thanks to Greg and Alicia Hupp of Springfield. The Greg and Alicia Sweet Hupp Scholarship will benefit two Clark State students annually. Alicia Sweet Hupp, president and CEO of the Sweet Manufacturing Company, said the couple set up the scholarships to assist manufacturing   more

Cleveland Clinic Genetic Analysis Links Obesity With Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 16 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * Study used genetic data of more than 880,000 participants A Cleveland Clinic genetic analysis has found that obesity itself, not just the adverse health effects associated with it, significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. The paper was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. Coronary artery disease -and complications that   more

Cleveland State University Helps Launch National Effort to Increase Attainment
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * 130 public universities pledge to award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025 Cleveland State University is participating in an innovative new effort in which 130 public universities and systems will work together to increase college access, close the achievement gap, and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. The participating institutions will work within "clusters" of four to 12   more

Cleveland State University Hosts STEM Entrepreneurship & Innovation Forum, Nov. 27
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Cleveland State University will host a special learning symposium for area high school students, which will provide insights on emerging blockchain technology and help to inspire our next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. The CSU STEM Entrepreneurship & Innovation Forum will feature key local blockchain leaders who will discuss how the technology is transforming numerous aspects of society, while  more

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Creates Leadership Education Program
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * Made possible thanks to a $750,000 gift from P. Kelly Tompkins Cleveland attorney and business leader P. Kelly Tompkins has made a $750,000 gift to his alma mater, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, to establish a substantive leadership education program for law students. The initiative, which will be named the P. Kelly Tompkins Leadership and Law Program, was created  more

College of Wooster: Mark Wilson Honored With Prestigious Award From Paleontological Research Institution
WOOSTER, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- The College of Wooster issued the following news release: * * * Wooster professor is Gilbert Harris Award recipient for career excellence in systematic paleontology Mark Wilson '78, a faculty member at The College of Wooster since 1981 and currently the Lewis M. and Marian Senter Nixon Professor of Natural Sciences, accepted the distinguished Gilbert Harris Award, presented by the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), at the recent Geological Society of America  more

Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison: Available Grant Funding - Ruth and Lyle Taylor Endowment
HUNTSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County issued the following news: * * * Available grant funding for environmental conservation in Madison County, Alabama The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville is pleased to announce the availability of grant funding for environmental conservation in Madison County, Alabama. This grant is made possible by a generous endowment established by Lyle and Ruth Taylor. The Community Foundation estimates that approxim  more

Craig Anderson, Sarah Thomas Take Seats on Online Computer Library Center Board of Trustees
DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: * * * Nine librarians from five countries are currently serving on the OCLC board Two new members took their seats on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during their November meeting: Craig Anderson, University Librarian, Deakin University, Australia; and Sarah E. Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian, and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.   more

Denison University: CIO Named 'Tech Power Player'
GRANVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Denison University issued the following news release: ComSpark.tech has recognized Denison University Chief Information Officer Dena Speranza as a 2018 Tech Power Player. The comSpark Tech Power Player Award celebrates the leadership of executives in both public and privately-held companies, as well as leading non-profits and government institutions. Speranza will be honored for her leadership at an event on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Speranza has served as Denison's CIO sinc  more

Educators Discuss Technology Innovation at Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Digital technology is helping improve the student experience at The Ohio State University in the classroom, in the pocketbook and in their daily lives. That was the conclusion at an event with Digital Flagship educators last week in Pomerene Hall. Students who helped launch Ohio State's Digital Flagship initiative spoke about their experiences with new iPads and iPad-enhanced classes. They joined staff and faculty to d  more

Greater Akron Chamber Announces a New Health Plan in Partnership With SummaCare
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- The Greater Akron Chamber issued the following news release: The Greater Akron Chamber recently announced receipt of a certificate of authority from the State of Ohio to begin offering a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) to provide health benefits for companies of 50 or fewer employees. The Chamber is partnering with SummaCare to offer the Chamber Health Benefits Plan to businesses in a 16-county service area. "Our MEWA will provide a cost-effective solution   more

Green Party Gains Ballot Status in MA and Breaks New Ground in Midterms
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- The Green Party issued the following news release: The Green Party gained ballot status in Massachusetts and maintained ballot status in Connecticut, the District of Columbia (DC), Michigan, and New York. In DC, Massachusetts and Michigan, multiple candidates got the required votes for ballot status, and Howie Hawkins broke a New York record by winning the ballot line for a third party in three consecutive gubernatorial elections. The Green Party lost ballot lines in Ar  more

Introducing the November Issue of Cleveland State University Research
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Cleveland State University's Office of Research has released the latest edition of its online newsletter, CSU Research. It includes a feature on Jason Halloran's research collaboration with Stryker, a Fortune 500 medical technology company. The effort will seek to develop novel computational models of knee joints. The November issue also includes profiles on social work professor Patricia Stoddard Dare,   more

Ivy Tech Community College Wins 14 Marketing Awards
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Nov. 12 -- Ivy Tech Community College issued the following news: Ivy Tech Community College won 14 awards at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Professionals (NCMPR) district conference in Toledo, Ohio. The College was awarded with four gold medals, three silver medals and seven bronze medals for a variety of marketing projects and initiatives at the NCMPR awards for the 2017-18 academic year. Ivy Tech President, Dr. Sue Ellspermann, was also honored  more

Joint Statement From Shawnee State University and Shawnee Education Association
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Shawnee State University issued the following statement: In a joint statement released today, Shawnee State University (SSU) and Shawnee Education Association (SEA) announced that SEA members voted to ratify a tentative agreement for a three-year successor contract for faculty of Shawnee State University. The Shawnee State University will consider the ratification agreement during a special meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20 in the Carlisle Building in Chilli  more

Marietta College's Cohort Default Rate Well Below National Average
MARIETTA, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College's Cohort Default Rate, which is released annually by the U.S. Department of Education, is considerably lower than the national average at 4.4 percent during Fiscal Year 2015. The National Cohort Default rate during that same timeframe is 10.8 percent. "Marietta College provides a stellar education that allows for our graduates to successfully manage their student loan investment well ahead of the n  more

Marietta College: New GIS Minor Ties in Well With Growing Geo-Professional Field
MARIETTA, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College students now have the option to earn a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which combines digital mapping with data to answer spatial questions and help solve geographical problems. "This is a unique opportunity for our students, regardless of their major, to develop a skill that Wired Magazine recently declared to be 'the new code,' " said Dr. Matthew Young, Professor of History, who has  more

Michigan Economic Development Corp: Schupan & Sons Expanding in Kalamazoo, Investing $10.1 Million and Creating 80 Jobs
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 13 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * Metals and plastics recycling company expanding at two locations in Kalamazoo Metals and plastics recycling company Schupan & Sons Incorporated is expanding at two locations in Kalamazoo with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. The project is expected to generate total private investment of $10.1 million and create  more

Michigan State University Shooting Sports Club Brings Home Another National Championship
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 14 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: The 2018 Scholastic Clay Target Program American Collegiate National Tournament was held at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio Oct. 26-28. The event was a great success with over 300 college athletes participating from around the country. The MSU shooting sports competitive team took the title of Division 3 National Champion in skeet and took bronze in both sporting clays and "High Overal  more

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Adult Education Celebrates 25 Years
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University's adult education program is celebrating 25 years of high quality, affordable and convenient learning. With the start of Mount Vernon Nazarene College's Executive Center for Lifelong Learning (EXCELL) in 1993, the BBA program was specifically designed for working adults, 25 or older, who had at least 60 accredited transfer hours. Students were able to take one cou  more

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Presents Annual Messiah Performance
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present the 51st annual performance of G. F. Handel's Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium on the MVNU campus. In order to continue the high quality of presentation as over the last 50 years, beginning this year, an admission fee of $5 per person or $20 per family will be charged. Tickets will be available at the door or   more

National Shooting Sports Foundation Program Hunting Works for America Expands Again
NEWTOWN, Connecticut, Nov. 12 -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation issued the following news release: The National Shooting Sports Foundation(R) (NSSF(R)), the trade association for the firearms industry, is proud to announce that the Hunting Works For America footprint has grown to include Maryland. Hunting Works For Maryland joins 18 other states, including most recently Ohio, as the 19th state to be included in the award-winning Hunting Works For America program. Hunting Works For Ame  more

National Trust for Historic Preservation: Founder of Young Ohio Preservationists Receives Aspire Award
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Nov. 13 -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation issued the following news release: * * * National Trust and American Express to present award to Sarah Marsom at PastForward Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express announced that this year's Aspire Award will be presented to Sarah Marsom, founding president of the Young Ohio Preservationists. Marsom is one of nine award winners to be honored by the National Trust during its 201  more

National Wildlife Federation: Conservation Groups Thank Senators for Maintaining Protections to Keep Non-Native Species Out of U.S. Waters, Great Lakes
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 14 -- The National Wildlife Federation issued the following news release: * * * Coast Guard bill maintains core clean water protections, but makes it harder for states to secure more stringent protections The National Wildlife Federation and state affiliates Indiana Wildlife Federation, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Minnesota Conservation Federation, Prairie Rivers Network, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation and Ohio Conservation Federation today thanked U.S. senato  more

New Exhibit at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Art Gallery Features Art and Mental Health Theme
BLUE ASH, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- The University of Cincinnati's Blue Ash College issued the following news release: The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Art Gallery is hosting a new exhibition that features the works of area artists who have encountered personal challenges with mental health issues. The exhibition, titled Inside/Out: Art and Mental Health, consists of artwork created by Adult Services clients of Central Clinic Behavioral Health at the UC College of Medicine campus in Avonda  more

New PETA Billboard in Top Turkey-Producing State Urges People to Opt for Lifesaving, Animal-Free Holiday Feast
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, Nov. 13 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * Turkey's Thanksgiving Plea: 'You Can Live Without That Turkey Leg--I Can't' Ahead of Thanksgiving, PETA has placed a billboard in Minneapolis showing a turkey's face alongside the words "You Can Live Without That Turkey Leg. I Can't. Go Vegan This Thanksgiving." The ad is part of a series of similar ones being placed in cities across the U.S. leading up to Thanksgiving, incl  more

Ohio Democratic Party Issues Statement on LaRose's Selection of Blackwell
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chairman David Pepper in response to Frank LaRose's selection of Ken Blackwell to lead his transition team: "Ken Blackwell was universally acknowledged as a disaster when he was Ohio secretary of state -- during the 2004 election, some Ohioans waited in line up to 10 hours, and perhaps more than 170,000 would-be voters left before casting a ballot. "Blackwell was a member of Donald Trump's sham voting commi  more

Ohio Democratic Party: LaRose Isn't 'Bothered' By Blackwell Circulating Conspiracy Theories
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: Frank LaRose hasn't even been sworn in as Ohio's top elections official yet, but he's already acknowledged that political considerations are guiding his decisions -- and he's not "bothered" by his transition chair, Ken Blackwell, circulating conspiracy theories about the Florida election. "Ken Blackwell is claiming -- with zero evidence -- that Democrats are 'manufacturing voters' in Florida, where Republicans are   more

Ohio Dominican University Aims to Lower Textbook Costs Through Inclusive Access
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: * * * Ohio Dominican University is taking steps to significantly reduce the cost of textbooks for students, potentially saving them as much as 80 percent. Ohio Dominican University is taking steps to significantly reduce the cost of textbooks for students, potentially saving them as much as 80 percent. As part of a pilot study that will take place in spring 2019, ODU will introduce inclusive access course materia  more

Ohio State Universit: President Drake Takes the Helm of Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Board
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * Ohio State's national leadership builds on historic marks at home The Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake was sworn in today as chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). APLU is the oldest higher education association in North America and comprises 238 institutions, including 74 land-grant universities. Drake is the first Ohio State president   more

Ohio State University-Mansfield Celebrates First-Generation Students
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- Ohio State University - Mansfield issued the following news release: Being the first in your family to travel a new path isn't always easy, but it's an amazing accomplishment for first-generation students. At The Ohio State University at Mansfield, a third are first-generation. That means their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree. They are the first in their family to attend a four-year institution. On Thursday, November 8, 2018, ov  more

Ohio State University: An Evidence-Based Way to Help Fix Our Broken Politics
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * Researchers outline success of "deliberative town halls" It is an idea for repairing our broken political system that is so promising that new members of Congress will learn about it before taking office in January. It is an idea tested with actual representatives and their constituents, with intriguing and positive results. Now the question is: Will more members of Congress adopt it? The idea is "deliberativ  more

Ohio State University: How Nurses Rate Daily Job Difficulty Plays Key Role in Patient Care
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * Pressure on nurses extends beyond number of patients, researchers say A neonatal intensive care unit nurse's ability to provide optimal patient care is influenced by a variety of factors - not just how many babies he or she is caring for or how sick they might be, a new study suggests. The study, which appears in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, highlights the importance of considering multiple pressures that nurse  more

Ohio State University: Perkins Coie Team Updates Trustees on Strauss Investigation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: The Ohio State University Board of Trustees received an update today on the independent investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Dr. Richard Strauss, a physician employed by the university from the mid-1970s to the 1990s. Strauss died in 2005. In a meeting of the board's Audit and Compliance Committee, Perkins Coie LLP investigators Markus Funk and Caryn Trombino reported on the status of the investigatio  more

Ohio State University: Wexner Medical Center and Mercy Health Launch New Alliance
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * Initiative will tackle Ohio's most critical health needs The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, have launched Healthy State Alliance to tackle Ohio's most critical health needs and make a difference in improving the health of communities. The Alliance brings together two organizations with complementary missions, capabilities and t  more

Ohio State University: Wexner Medical Center to Open Healthy Community Center in Former MLK Library
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Expanding its efforts to address pressing health needs in central Ohio, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center plans to open a healthy community center in the Near East Side neighborhood of Columbus. The center will be in the former Columbus Metropolitan Library Martin Luther King Jr. branch. "Ohio State is invested in creating health communities throughout central Ohio. This new center will be a valuable comm  more

Ohio State University: Why Your Number of Romantic Partners Mirrors Your Mother
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * Moms may pass on relationship skills, other key characteristics A new national study out of The Ohio State University shows that people whose mothers had more partners - married or cohabiting - often follow the same path. Results suggest that mothers may pass on personality traits and relationship skills that make their children more or less likely to form stable relationships. "Our results suggest that mother  more

Ohio University Announces Second Annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge Recipient
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: The University of Kansas (KU) 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, Georgia. Dr. Shannon Portillo, the assistant vi  more

Ohio University Reaches Settlement in Litigation With Two Graduate Students
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ohio University is pleased to have reached a settlement in the litigation filed by graduate students Susanna Hempstead and Christine Adams against Ohio University. Survivors of sexual violence and harassment rightfully seek resolution in many ways. In reaching a legal settlement, we acknowledge the challenges these survivors have endured, and will continue to endure. We recognize this is a small step in the healing proc  more

Ohio University: Study - Fear Leads People to Think Donating Blood Will Make Others Faint
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: A new study by Ohio University faculty members showed that people who are afraid to have their blood drawn believe more people faint or have other symptoms than what statistics show actually occurs. "Based on our prior study we did expect that people would over-estimate the risk of fainting, and we did anticipate that the predicted risk would increase as a function of level of fear," the authors said. "However, we were  more

Ohio Wesleyan University: Vice President for University Advancement
DELAWARE, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * Ohio Wesleyan Appoints Natalie Milburn Doan, J.D., to Oversee Alumni Relations, Development, Career Services Ohio Wesleyan University today announced the appointment of Natalie Milburn Doan, J.D., as vice president for University Advancement, overseeing the university's alumni relations, development, and career services teams. A 2003 OWU graduate, Doan has been serving as the interim vice president si  more

OHIO's Patton College of Education Receives $2 Million Noyce Grant to Fund Master's Program in STEM Education
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ohio University's Patton College of Education has received $2.3 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to create the RALLY for STEM Robert Noyce Teaching Fellowship Program, which encourages STEM graduates and professionals to pursue middle and high school teaching careers. "We are so pleased that OHIO was honored with a Noyce grant to advance our efforts to increase the number of students graduating w  more

Past Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board of Directors Candace Crouse Elected Appellate Judge in Ohio
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers issued the following news release: On Nov. 6, 2018, Election Day, Candace Crouse, a past member of NACDL's Board of Directors and Vice Chair of NACDL's Amicus Curiae Committee, was elected to serve as a Judge on the First District Court of Appeals in Ohio. "While NACDL does not take positions on judicial contests or appointments, the Association and its members are extremely proud of Candace Crouse," said NACDL Preside  more

PETA: 'Happy' Turkeys Suffer on 12-Hour Slaughterhouse Trek
LINDSBORG, Kansas, Nov. 16 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * PETA Finds Injured Birds at Ranch: Martha Stewart-Approved 'Heritage' Turkeys Sold for $200-Plus New PETA eyewitness video footage captured at Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch--a facility near Lindsborg owned and operated by a nationally known "heritage poultry farm" raising "happy" turkeys who've been featured by Vogue and Martha Stewart--shows turkeys suffering and dying and workers  more

PETA: 'I'm ME, Not MEAT' - Turkey Makes Vegan Plea on New Airport Ad
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following statement: Just in time for the holiday travel season, PETA has placed an ad on a large panel in the concourse at the Akron-Canton Airport featuring an inquisitive-looking turkey alongside the words "I'm ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan." The ad is part of a series of similar ads being placed in cities across the U.S. leading up to Thanksgiving, including inside the Rapid City Regional Airp  more

PETA: Nude Protester on a Giant Cutting Board to Call for Turkey-Free Thanksgiving
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * PETA's Provocative Pro-Vegan Holiday Demonstration Will Ask Americans to Put Themselves in a Turkey's Place What: How would you feel if a human being were stuffed, roasted, and served for Thanksgiving dinner? That's a question PETA will be asking Columbus residents as a PETA volunteer takes to the streets to lie nude in a "trussed-up" pose beside two giant "turkey carcasses" on top   more

PETA: Turkey Makes Vegan Plea on Thanksgiving Billboard
LOS ANGELES, California, Nov. 13 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: Just in time for Thanksgiving, a giant billboard--showing an inquisitive-looking turkey alongside the words "I'm ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan"--has just gone up on the top of PETA's Bob Barker Building in Los Angeles. The billboard is part of a nationwide blitz of similar ads in airports and busy holiday travel destinations, including in North Canton, Ohio; Rapid Cit  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Tax-Break Review Committee Should Defer Action
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * Exemptions worth $5.5 billion a year should not be rubber-stamped More than four months after its first report was due under state law, the Ohio General Assembly's Tax Expenditure Review Committee (TERC) finally is scheduled to meet Tuesday and vote on whether to extend, modify, repeal or schedule for further review 15 sales-tax breaks   more

Precision Metalforming Association: November 2018 Business Conditions Report
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 16 -- The Precision Metalforming Association issued the following news release: Metalforming companies forecast a decline in business conditions during the next three months, according to the November 2018 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 122 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada. The November report shows that 21% of participants anticipa  more

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County to Host Discussions During 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: According to statistics from UNAIDS, an organization leading the global effort to end AIDS, 36.9 million people around the world are living with HIV. Some 940,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2017. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County hopes to help spread awareness and information during an education event and health resource fair Saturday, Dec. 1, 2  more

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Hundreds of Local Veterans' Stories Now Available Online Through Library
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: The Library's Veteran History Project is now easier to access, thanks to a substantial update. This oral history project, administrated by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's Genealogy & Local History Department, in partnership with the Library of Congress, documents stories from more than 500 veterans of the Greater Cincinnati area who served during World War   more

Restoration of Akron Civic Theatre Will Help Build a More Build a More Vibrant, Connected Downtown Akron With New $5 Million Investment From Knight Foundation and GAR Foundation
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation issued the following news release: Akron Civic Theatre today announced plans to transform Akron's Whitelaw Building into a vibrant new theatre, revitalizing a key corridor of Akron's primary downtown entertainment and residential district and introducing new opportunities for Akron residents to meet and connect. The project is a collaboration with the Bowery Development Group and is supported by $4 million from the John S. and J  more

St. Bonaventure University Model U.N. Team Takes 2nd Place at Lake Erie International Model U.N. Conference
ST. BONAVENTURE, New York, Nov. 15 -- St. Bonaventure University issued the following news release: St. Bonaventure University's Model United Nations team earned second-place honors at the Lake Erie International Model UN Conference, held Nov. 8-11 in Huron, Ohio. By simulating the United Nations, the goal of Model UN is to educate delegates about current affairs and international relations, enhance research skills, and provide outlets to hone effective written and oral communications. During   more

Terra State Community: Brickner Receives Fremont Rotary Student of the Month Honor
FREMONT, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Terra State Community College issued the following news release: Zachary Brickner has been named the November Fremont Rotary Student of the Month. Originally, from Grove City, Ohio, Zachary resides in Tiffin and is a Mechanical Engineering student at Terra State Community College. He is also a United States Army veteran. Zachary chose Terra State because he knew the College had a well-developed Mechanical Engineering program that no other institution in the area offe  more

The Buckeye Institute Wins Atlas Network's Inaugural North America Liberty Award
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: The Buckeye Institute was named the winner of Atlas Network's inaugural North America Liberty Award on Thursday. The Buckeye Institute was singled out "for its work advancing meaningful criminal justice reform in Ohio." "This award is quite an honor and a tremendous surprise. We were humbled and grateful to share the stage last week in New York City with the other impressive and deserving finalists from around   more

The Buckeye Institute: Military Families Deserve Thanks Not Government Red Tape
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Building on an idea proposed by The Buckeye Institute in 2016, policymakers have introduced legislation to increase job opportunities for military families. Senate Bill 320 and House Bill 716 were introduced by Senators Bill Beagle (SD-5) and Peggy Lehner (SD-6), and representatives Jim Butler (HD-41) and Rick Perales (HD-73) respectively. The bills received their first hearings today and Greg R. Lawson, a rese  more

The Buckeye Institute: Rigorous Examination of Ohio's Tax Code Needs to Continue
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement upon the Ohio Tax Expenditure Review Committee passing its report by a vote 4-2: "The Buckeye Institute appreciates the efforts of the Tax Expenditure Review Committee to examine Ohio's tax expenditures. However, we hope that as this process continues there are further opportunities for a more detailed and rigorous examination of tax expenditures and special interest loopholes. "When we first called for the creatio  more

The Otterbein Commitment Makes College Affordable for Ohio Students
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Otterbein University issued the following news release: Otterbein University has announced a major new statewide affordability initiative, which has its roots in partnerships with Columbus City Schools (CCS). The Otterbein Commitment is making a 21st century liberal arts education affordable to students across the state. The announcement was made at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at South High School, 1160 Ann Street, Columbus. Speakers included Otterbein Univer  more

University of Akron: Immigration Law Clinic Steps Up to Meet Growing Need
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: For most residents of Northeast Ohio, the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border -- illegal crossings, caravans of Central American migrants fleeing persecution, children separated from their parents --seems like a world away. Elizabeth Knowles, assistant clinical professor of law at The University of Akron's School of Law, knows better. Knowles teaches asylum and refugee law and directs the school's Immigration  more

University of Akron: Law Alumnus Honored With Social Justice Award
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: Attorney Farhad Sethna '90 has been selected by the Catholic Commission of Summit County as the 2018 recipient of the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Justice Award. This honor is given to individuals or organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice in harmony with biblical values and seek to educate, raise awareness, or find solutions for problems with vulnerable populations. "Your work with im  more

University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center Researchers Granted $3.4 Million by NIH to Study Gastrointestinal Lymphatic System
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- The University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: A team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have been awarded $3.4 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of the gastrointestinal (GI) lymphatic system in dietary nutrient absorption and the transport of signaling molecules. The lymphatic system is a network of vascular channels that enable the return of lymph--co  more

University of Cincinnati-Academic Health Center: Wojciechowski Named Interim Designated Institutional Official
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- The University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: Paul Wojciechowski, MD, has been appointed interim designated institutional official (DIO) for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Wojciechowski assumed these new responsibilities supervising all UC residency and fellowship programs on Nov. 1 and replaces Andrew Filak Jr., MD. Dr. Filak, who has served in this role for th  more

University of the Cumberlands: Students Inducted Into Business Honor Society
WILLIAMSBURG, Kentucky, Nov. 13 -- The University of the Cumberlands issued the following news release: The Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands (UC) recently inducted new members into its chapter of the national honor society Sigma Beta Delta. This year's inductees included: Gustavs Baumanis - Riga, Latvia Preston Brooks - Lexington, Kentucky Micahel Garnon - Sydney, Australia Raymond Hargrave - Williamsburg, Kentucky Mindy Harness - Oneida, Tennessee Darlene Howel  more

Urgent Message From PETA: Winter Storm Avery Survival Tips for Animals
NORFOLK, Virginia, Nov. 15 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: As winter storm Avery is affecting your area, animals, who can suffer from deadly frostbite and exposure, become dehydrated when water sources ice over, and die, are at risk. This past winter, there were at least 40 cold weather-related animal deaths--and these are just the ones that have been reported. Most are not. These are some of the additional dog deaths across the U.S. that have   more

Wright State University: Survey to Assess Needs of Older Miami Valley LGBTQ Population for First Time
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- Wright State University issued the following news: More is becoming known about the health and aging needs of LGBTQ people nationally. In some ways, the knowledge is being leveraged to improve health care, public services and quality of life for LGBTQ people. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for LGBTQ people living in the Miami Valley. A lack of data on the health and aging needs of LGBTQ people in local communities has hindered Dayton organizations striving to bett  more

Wright State University: Weekend of Innovation
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Wright State University issued the following news: More than 40 students gathered on Nov. 2-4 for a weekend of innovation that could change the way military medics evaluate injuries on the battlefield. These ideas came from Wright State University's second Innovation Weekend, which encourages students of different majors to come together and create a solution to a common problem. The first Innovation Weekend took place in April 2018, where students evaluated ways to easi  more

Wright State University: Women of Color Student Leadership Cohort Brings Students Together
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Nicole Carter, director of the Wright State University Women's Center, was researching the retention rates of women of color in college. She was struck by the lack of mentorship opportunities and space for them to come together for a support network. "I wanted to provide those opportunities and some basic leadership skills," she said. Carter completed Ph.D. in educational studies and master's degree in women and gender s  more