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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday December 02, 2018 ( 83 items )  

AAA Club Alliance Gearing Up for Holidays & Winter Driving
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: * * * - Free event includes tire gauges and Toys for Tots collection AAA is preparing for holiday travel and shopping with a free event to help you prepare as well. AAA members and non-members alike are invited to a free holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at local AAA locations. Whether its shoppers looking for the perfect gift, travelers looking to make holiday plans or dri  more

AAA Club Alliance: Deck Halls With Boughs of Holly...But First, Get Your Tree Home Safely
DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: * * * - IMPROPERLY SECURED TREES COULD CAUSE CRASHES AND MILLIONS OF DRIVERS COULD FACE EXPENSIVE DAMAGE AND FINES The mad dash for the perfect tree to deck the halls in time for Christmas has started and ensuring safety while transporting the tree and setting it up should be at the top of this year's Christmas to-do list. Data from a AAA survey indicates that approximately 20 million Americans who purchased a live  more

AAA Club Alliance: Ohio Gas Prices Top 10 for Least Expensive in the Nation
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: * * * - State gas prices drop nearly 15 cents on the week On the heels of one of the busiest Thanksgiving holiday travel seasons since 2008, average pump prices in Ohio dropped 14-cents on the week placing the state in the top spot for the largest weekly decrease and among the top ten for least expensive in the nation. The current average price for regular gas in Ohio is $2.28, 14-cents less on the week and 38-  more

Akron Army ROTC Celebrates Centennial
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: The U.S. Army positions itself as "Army Strong," an expression that can go beyond distinguishing the men and women in the service branch who spend long nights on patrol or parachute out of airplanes into combat. "Army Strong" can also describe one of The University of Akron's most enduring programs - Akron Army ROTC, which turns 100 years old this academic year. In 1918, just a month after the end of the First   more

Antioch College: Support Faculty-Led Projects on Giving Tuesday
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Antioch College issued the following news: Last year, on Giving Tuesday, over $30,000 was raised to support faculty-led projects and the annual fund! It was a tremendous success:your generosity made a real difference in the experience of our current students. Can we do even better this year? Once again, we have asked the faculty of Antioch College to submit self-contained, dynamic projects that will significantly enrich the Antioch Education of our students fo  more

Ashland University Hosts Re-Entry Summit in Ashland
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: The United States has 5 percent of the world's population, yet holds 25 percent of the world's incarcerated. That fact and many others surrounding the re-entry of incarcerated individuals will be discussed at "The Cost of Poverty: Fall 2018 Re-Entry Summit" that will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in John C. Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. "This summit will brin  more

Ashland University's Telego Center to Sponsor Seminars for Educational Leaders
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Two leading education officials will give presentations at Ashland University's Ashland Leadership Academy Seminars (ALAS) that are scheduled for the first Friday and Saturday of January, February and March at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls. Ohio's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria and Deb Delisle, executive director of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, will b  more

Ashland University: Percussion, Fall Honors & Student Ensemble Recitals Close Fall Semester
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: The Department of Music at Ashland University will host a variety of recitals to close the fall semester including an all percussion recital, small ensembles recital that features brass, string and jazz groups, as well as the semi-annual Honors Recital showcasing the exceptional work by selected vocalists and instrumentalists. All of the concerts are free and open to the public and will be performed in the Elizabeth  more

ASTM International Committee on Fatigue and Fracture Honors John Ruschau
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, Nov. 30 -- ASTM International, an international organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for materials, products, systems and services, issued the following news release: John Ruschau, distinguished research engineer at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) in Dayton, Ohio, USA, was honored with the Edward T. Wessel Award from the ASTM International committee on fatigue and fracture (E08). An ASTM Internatio  more

Ballots Mailed in Tentative Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, CN-Wisconsin Central Agreement
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative contract agreement with Canadian National's Wisconsin Central (CN-WC) subsidiary. Ballots were mailed yesterday to active members of the BLET employed by CN-WC who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement. Ballots are due by 2:00   more

Battelle and Canopy Growth Announce Strategic Collaboration to Advance Cannabis Research
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: * * * - Cannabis leader has completed four federally legal shipments of cannabis to the United States to pursue advanced R&D work with Battelle Battelle, the world's largest nonprofit research and development organization, and Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy Growth") (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC), the world's largest diversified cannabis company, today announced the completion   more

Bowling Green State University Names Scot Loeffler New Football Coach
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Bowling Green State University handed over the keys to Doyt Perry Stadium to Scot Loeffler, who has been to 15 bowl games as an assistant coach. Now, Loeffler, who was deputy head coach and offensive coordinator at Boston College the past two season, has been tasked with leading the Falcons back to the Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship at Ford Field in Detroit, where they last won the MAC  more

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen: George Hucker, Former BLE-Canada Vice President, 1943-2018
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: Thomas George Hucker, former BLE International Vice President and National Legislative Representative-Canada, has passed away. He was 75 years old. Brother Hucker began his railway career in 1966, working as a yardman for the Canadian Pacific Railway in Fort William, Ontario. He earned his promotion to engineer in 1975 and joined   more

Buckeye Institute Proposal Leads to Reforms That Would Help Military Spouses Find Work in Their Chosen Professions
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist at The Buckeye Institute, testified today (see full text below or download a PDF) before the Ohio Senate Transportation, Commerce, and Workforce Committee on Senate Bill 320, which was developed from recommendations made by The Buckeye Institute in its 2016 policy brief Increasing Job Opportunities for Military Families. In his testimony, which he also delivered before the Oh  more

Buckeye Institute's Hederman: CMS Should Be Applauded for Willingness to Work With States to Fix Health Care Markets
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center at The Buckeye Institute and vice president of policy, issued the following statement regarding the announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of four waiver concepts to help states "develop alternatives to the Affordable Care Act's" one-size-fits-all approach. "We applaud Administrator Seema Verma and the Centers for M  more

Business Roundtable Launches Workforce Partnership Initiative for the Ohio Region
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Business Roundtable issued the following news release: Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of America's leading companies, today launched the Workforce Partnership Initiative (WPI) for the Ohio region. The effort is a partnership of CEOs and higher education, community and labor organizations working together to solve the challenge of recruiting and reskilling the local workforce in digital skills and filling in-demand jobs. Leaders from American Electric Powe  more

Business Roundtable Launches Workforce Partnership Initiative for the Ohio Region
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 -- Business Roundtable issued the following news release: On Monday, November 26, Business Roundtable launched the Workforce Partnership Initiative (WPI) for the Ohio region. The effort is a partnership of CEOs and higher education, community and labor organizations working together to solve the challenge of recruiting and reskilling the local workforce in digital skills and filling in-demand jobs. Leaders from American Electric Power, Accenture, Aon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., B  more

Canton Police Lieutenant Named New Security Chief at Stark State College
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Stark State College issued the following news: Gregory Boudreaux has been named chief of campus security at Stark State College, effective Dec. 3. Most recently a lieutenant with the Canton Police Department serving as training bureau commander, Boudreaux also was patrol division commander, a sergeant and a patrol officer in the Canton department. His experience covers management, supervision, detective bureau, vice, internal affairs and other aspects of police w  more

Cincinnati Public Schools: Meet the New Preschool Gym Teacher
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news release: Cincinnati Public Schools have hired a new gym teacher this year. Her name is Alexa, and she works for free and is always available. The program was set up and designed by the local nonprofit Mission 2 Move. Mission 2 Move aims to raise academic performance, improve social health and combat childhood obesity through the use of movement. Gym at the preschool level provides students with a learning opportu  more

Clark State Professor Presents to State Legislature on Technology in Agriculture
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Dr. Larry Everett, Clark State Community College director of Precision Agriculture and the Ohio Center for Precision Agriculture, delivered a presentation on "The Role of Technology in Agriculture and Food Systems" at the State of Ohio Legislative Services Commission (LSC) training for newly elected members of the State legislature. The newly elected members were at the John Glenn College of Public A  more

Clark State to Hold Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony for More Than 70 Students
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Alpha Nu Lambda, Clark State Community College's chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), will hold a fall induction ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 28 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. "Phi Theta Kappa highlights the academic excellence of our students and provides opportunities for scholarship, fellowship and se  more

Clark State to Hold Pinning Ceremonies for Fall 2018 Nursing Graduates
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: The Clark State Community College - Springfield Regional School of Nursing will hold pinning ceremonies for 99 graduating nurses who have completed their programs of study. The pinning ceremony for the Practical Nursing students will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, December 6; 36 Practical Nursing students will be conferred at this ceremony. The pinning ceremony for Registered Nursing students will be h  more

Cleveland Clinic Announces New Regional Leadership Structure in Florida
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Cleveland Clinic has announced a new regional leadership structure in Florida, anticipated to begin in January 2019. The new leadership team will provide oversight for its current Florida hospital in Weston and its facilities including Coral Springs Family Health Center, Palm Beach Gardens, Parkland, West Palm Beach, and Wellington and pending regulatory review and approval, Martin Health System and Indian River  more

Cleveland State University Announces Resignation of AD Michael Thomas
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Michael Thomas, Director of Athletics for Cleveland State University, has announced his resignation from the University, effective December 31. Thomas has decided to return to athletics consulting, a position he held prior to joining CSU in 2017. CSU will appoint an interim athletic director before the holiday break and will conduct a search for a permanent replacement beginning in the new year. "We appr  more

Cleveland State University Hosts Screening of HBO's 'Raised in the System'
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Will feature actor and producer Michael K. Williams Actor and producer Michael K. Williams (Omar Little from The Wire, Chalky White from Boardwalk Empire) will screen his HBO VICE documentary, "Raised in the System" at Cleveland State University's Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Thursday, November 29. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and question-and-answer session featuri  more

Cleveland State University: Health Care in Prisons is Not Equal
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Many lack access to critical and preventive care A new study by Cleveland State University is challenging the long held assumption that prisoners have easy and inexpensive access to health care resources during incarceration, and highlights the impact lack of medical access has on correctional facilities and the broader community. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed journal Criminology b  more

Collaboration With National Science Teachers Association Benefits Wright State Teacher Candidates
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Wright State University students who plan to become elementary, middle or high school teachers have a new kind of textbook for their methods courses. They just have to log on to the online National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) learning center. NSTA has announced that Wright State is one of its collaborating partners. NSTA is an organization of science teachers around the world that promotes the sharing of content   more

Columbus State University: Art Professor Presented With 2018 Service in Visual Arts Alumni Award
COLUMBUS, Georgia, Nov. 26 -- Columbus State University issued the following news: Michael McFalls, Columbus State University Professor of Art and Director of Pasaquan, was recently awarded the prestigious Commitment to Service in the Visual Arts Alumni Award from Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. The award recognizes alumni who are changing culture and commerce by making major impact in the visual arts and design fields. For more information, click here. (https://www.ccad.e  more

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Named Corporation of the Year by the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council
POWELL, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC) recognized the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with its Corporation of the Year Award during the OMSDC's 2018 Annual Awards Gala on November 16 at the Savannah Center in West Chester, Ohio. The Gala is OMSDC's signature event and highlights the growth and success of Minority Business Enterprises and the commitment to supplier diversity by the corporate memb  more

Community Foundation of Huntsville: Six Local Nonprofits Receive Grants From Crestwood Women & Families Fund
HUNTSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- The Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County issued the following news: * * * - Providing grants to address the issues and meet immediate needs of women and families in the Huntsville community. Crestwood Medical Center and the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville are happy to announce that six local nonprofit organizations in the Huntsville area will receive grants distributed from the Crestwood Women & Families Fund in 2018. The mission of the C  more

Concord University Holding Twentieth Fall Commencement
ATHENS, West Virginia, Nov. 30 -- Concord University issued the following news release: Concord University will hold its Twentieth Fall Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in the Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the main gym. Twenty-eight graduate candidates and 100 undergraduate candidates meeting requirements for graduation will participate. Along with candidates for graduation from West Virginia, candidates from out-of-state represent Virginia  more

Consumer Bankers Association Submits BSA/AML Improvement Recommendations
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 -- The Consumer Bankers Association issued the following news release: The Consumer Bankers Association today provided recommendations on improving Bank Secrecy Act and related anti-money laundering laws and regulations to the Senate Banking Committee in advance of a hearing on combatting money laundering and other forms of illicit finance. The letter was sent to Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). CBA's letter is available her  more

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: Senate Democrats Won Big in the West & Denied GOP a Massive Opportunity
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee issued the following news release: Senate Democrats won on the toughest political map in modern history to deny Republicans a massive opportunity. We reelected 22 incumbents - six in states Trump carried - and flipped three Republican-held seats in Alabama, Arizona and Nevada. These results set the stage for a successful 2020 cycle. Strong Democratic incumbents won in states Trump carried. Democrats toppled Republican challeng  more

Denison University: Musical Training Improves Visual Timing According to Research
GRANVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- Denison University issued the following news release: In 2017, the Bluecoats Drum Corps, an award-winning nonprofit marching music education organization, made Denison University their summer home. Professor of Psychology Nestor Matthews, who specializes in neuroscience, saw an opportunity to do a unique study with the Bluecoats' cooperation as they practiced and perfected their performances. Within the Bluecoats Corps are several distinct groups; drummers, brass pl  more

Five Ohio State Faculty Named AAAS Fellows
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Department of Psychology has three honourees Three faculty members in psychology are among five Ohio State University researchers elected this year as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Fellows are selected by their academic peers. It is considered one of the most prestigious honors given to U.S. scientists. "These five faculty represent what makes Ohio State a nationa  more

Funeral for Acclaimed Wright State Cancer Researcher Julian Gomez-Cambronero Set for Nov. 30
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Julian Gomez-Cambronero, an acclaimed Wright State University cancer researcher whose scientific contributions made him a hometown hero in his native Spain, died on Nov. 12 at the age of 59. Cambronero, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is survived by his wife, Teresa Madrid, and his two children, Julia and David. Julia, who was named after her father, graduated summa cum laude from Wright State last sp  more

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators: Learning From the Mass Casualty Attacks That Didn't Happen
WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut, Nov. 28 -- The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators issued the following news: Everyone in campus law enforcement and public safety is intimately familiar with the details of what happened at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University. But how many of us are even aware of the two thwarted attacks at the University of Central Florida, or the vigilant gun dealer in Ohio who, according to county law enforcement officials, likely prevent  more

Legislation Developed From the Buckeye Institute Proposal Would Make It Easier for Military Spouses to Find Jobs
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist at The Buckeye Institute, will testify today before the Ohio House Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security Committee on House Bill 716, which was developed from recommendations made by The Buckeye Institute in its 2016 policy brief Increasing Job Opportunities for Military Families. In his testimony, Kidd outlines the "disproportionate difficulties" spouses of  more

Mount St. Joseph University to Host Third Annual Education Summit for High School Students
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- Mount St. Joseph University issued the following news release: More than 200 high school students from 14 area schools are expected to attend the Mount's Education Summit on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. With an overall theme of "Agents of Change: Lead, Inspire, Teach," the Summit is a day dedicated to learning about the many career options in education, as well as other 'helping' professions, including higher education, psychology, social w  more

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Competition Court Named After Paul Swanson, Women's Volleyball Coach
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: The competition court at Ariel Arena on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University will honor the longest-standing coach in the University's history as it becomes Paul Swanson Court. Swanson was surprised with the announcement during Homecoming Weekend when he was asked to join campus leadership on the court during halftime of the men's basketball game with Cornerstone University. "I have be  more

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Competition Court Named After Paul Swanson, Women's Volleyball Coach
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: The competition court at Ariel Arena on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University will honor the longest-standing coach in the University's history as it becomes Paul Swanson Court. Swanson was surprised with the announcement during Homecoming Weekend when he was asked to join campus leadership on the court during halftime of the men's basketball game with Cornerstone University. "I have be  more

Mount Vernon Nazarene University Hosts Honors Band Day of Education
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University is proud to host the 2018 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 10 middle school and high school honors bands for a day of education and performance on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event will feature over 200 young musicians from more than 60 schools from Ashland, Coshocton, Delaware, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Morrow and Richland counties. To be eligible for the   more

Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Online Education Programs Ranked No. 1
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Graduate and Professional Studies online adult education degree programs are being highlighted by Affordable Colleges Online. MVNU was ranked as the 2018 No. 1 Best Online Master's in Special Education and 2018 No. 1 Best Online Master's in Education Curriculum and Instruction. According to Affordable Colleges Online, over 3,5000 colleges are evaluated. Ranking   more

National Investor Relations Institute Announces Chair and Vice Chairs for the 2019 Annual Conference
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Nov. 26 -- The National Investor Relations Institute issued the following news release: The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced that Mike Conway will serve as the Chair of the 2019 Annual Conference and will work with the Annual Conference Committee, which will advise on the educational content for the conference at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge on June 2-5, 2019. Conway is Director, Investor Relations/Corporate Communications at the Sherwi  more

Ohio Democratic Party: Brinkman Doubles Down On Attack Against Dennard
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: State Rep. Tom Brinkman is doubling down on an attack against Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard (https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2018/11/29/coast-tweet-attacking-dennard-prompts-outrage/2146906002/) sent by a right-wing group he founded, the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST), which stated on Twitter that Dennard is being "hunted." "Tom Brinkman has a long history of pu  more

Ohio Dominican to Hold 110th Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 15
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: * * * - Jim Strode, Ph.D., ODU associate professor of Sport Management, and dean of Graduate Studies, will deliver the Commencement address. Ohio Dominican University will hold its 110th Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. More than 200 students will have degrees conferred upon them as they are joined by ODU faculty, staff, alumni, and hundreds of family and friends in Alumni Hall, located  more

Ohio Dominican University Receives Gift to Expand Scholarship Opportunities for CCS Students
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: * * * - Ohio Dominican University has received an $80,000 gift from Robert "Bob" Weiler to expand a scholarship fund that provides financial support for Columbus City Schools students who aspire to attain an ODU education through the University's Panther Promise Program. The Robert J. Weiler Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 and now totals $100,000. Weiler currently serves as chairman of the board for The R  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation to Celebrate Centennial
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ohio Farm Bureau will hold its 100th annual meeting Dec. 6 and 7 in Columbus. The centennial event's theme is Celebrating our Past, Creating our Future. A historical museum will highlight a century of Farm Bureau accomplishments in legislation, business development, cultural and social change, economic and environmental sustainability and celebrate Farm Bureau's successes through grassroots action.   more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Kackley Joins Farm Bureau Staff
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Andrea Kackley has been named organization director for Ohio Farm Bureau in Morgan, Muskingum, Perry and Washington Counties. She will work with the county Farm Bureaus to address issues important to members and their communities. Kackley is a native of Guernsey County where she participated in 4-H and FFA. She graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in agribusiness and applied economics. W  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Awards $20,700 in Ag, Community Grants
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded $20,700 in grants to organizations that support and promote Ohio's agricultural industry as well as local communities. The foundation's Action & Awareness grants focus on four core areas: economic development, education, environment and the human-animal bond. Grant recipients: AgriPOWER to support two scholarships for Ohio Farm Bureau's intensive, year-lon  more

Ohio Professor Examines the Effects of Sales Force Downsizing
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: A new study published in the Journal of Marketing sheds light on the negative effects of downsizing a sales force. The study, " Sales Force Downsizing and Firm-Idiosyncratic Risk: The Contingent Role of Investors' Screening and Firm's Signaling Processes," was conducted by Ohio University director of executive education and international sales and O'Bleness associate professor of marketing, Dr. Nick Panagopoulos. In a   more

Ohio State University: At-Home HPV Tests Could Be Powerful Tool for Hard-to-Reach U.S. Women
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Pilot study found 80 percent of participants used the tests Screening women for HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a promising way to help detect cervical cancer early, but many at-risk women go without screening for the virus and without Pap tests that look for abnormal cells on the cervix. A new study from The Ohio State University found that mailing at-home HPV tests to hard-to-reach women may be a viable ap  more

Ohio State University: Flowing in a New Direction
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Ohio State engineers are working to improve water quality and connect students with science On a sunny October morning in north Columbus a group of Ohio State University engineers were surrounded by 56 excited eighth-graders as they measured water outflow in a neighborhood rain garden. Tapping a large storage tank, researchers dumped buckets of water into the rain garden--simulating what would happen during a  more

Ohio State University: Johanna Burton Appointed Director of the Wexner Center for the Arts
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: The Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University has appointed Johanna Burton as its next director. Burton has served as Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum in New York since 2013. She is also series editor for the museum's Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture. Burton will start in the director role in March 2019. She succeeds Sherri Geldin, who has serv  more

Ohio State University: Tragedy of the Commons - Minus the Tragedy
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - People can sustainably share resources, under some conditions Sometimes, there is no "tragedy" in the tragedy of the commons, according to a new analysis that challenges a widely accepted theory. Scientists have long believed that when there is open access to a shared resource, people will inevitably overuse it, leading to ruin for everyone - an idea known as the "tragedy of the commons." But in an analysis   more

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center Selects New Chair of Neurology Department
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - MS expert Benjamin Segal will arrive in July Following an extensive national search, Dr. Benjamin Segal has been selected as chair of the Department of Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and co-director of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Neurological Institute. Segal comes to Ohio State from the University of Michigan, where he is the Holtom-Garrett Family Professor o  more

Ohio University Joins Unprecedented National Effort to Improve College Access
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - OHIO is one of 130 public research universities and systems pledging to work collaboratively to increase college access, eliminate the achievement gap and award more degrees by 2025 Ohio University announced last week that it is participating in a massive new effort in which 130 public universities and systems will work together to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award more degrees by 20  more

Ohio University Licenses Technology to Ohio Startup Company to Develop Non-Invasive Osteoporosis Diagnostic Device
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ohio University has licensed a technology that can accurately estimate bone strength to Ohio startup company AEIOU Scientific LLC. The company is now a client of the Innovation Center, the university's business incubator. AEIOU Scientific began offering the Cortical Bone Mechanics Technology(TM) for sale as a scientific research product this fall. It also plans to begin conducting clinical trials in 2019 to gain approv  more

Ohio University Receives RAPIDS Grant for Collaborative Workforce Development
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: The Department of Higher Education announced that Ohio University's Athens and Southern campuses would receive the latest round of regional RAPIDS awards, a share of $5.3 million approved for Collaborative Workforce Development. With this grant, students will be able to enhance their education and job preparedness in several fields thanks to funding approved by the state Controlling Board to purchase state-of-the-art e  more

Ohio Wesleyan University: 'Better Together'
DELAWARE, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - Ohio Wesleyan Chaplain Contributes 'Methodists and Muslims' Chapter to New Book Ohio Wesleyan University Chaplain Jon R. Powers is one of 10 writers contributing a chapter to the newly published book "Displaced Persons: Theological Reflection on Immigration, Refugees, and Marginalization." Published by The United Methodist Church's General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the book "comes fro  more

Ohio Wesleyan University: Future Business Trailblazers
DELAWARE, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - Ohio Wesleyan Announces 2019 Inaugural Class of Latham Entrepreneurial Scholars The Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship at Ohio Wesleyan University has selected six sophomores for its 2019 inaugural class of Latham Entrepreneurial Scholars. The competitive program supports OWU students seeking to become the next generation of business trailblazers. Ohio Wesleyan's 2019 Ent  more

OhioHealth: Advanced Technology Delivers Clean, 3-D Image of Heart, Its Vessels
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: * * * - CT Scanning at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital Helps Physicians Diagnose Heart Disease Advanced cardiac imaging at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital includes computed tomography (CT) scanning that offers that physicians a clear three-dimensional picture of the heart and its blood vessels. The hospital's state-of-the-art cardiac CT scanner takes X-ray pictures of the entire heart in one heartbeat, before the pictures   more

Online Computer Library Center Awarded IMLS Funds to Expand 'Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces' Project
DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: OCLC has received a $249,710 award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to expand its National Leadership Grant project, Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces, to more small and rural public libraries across the U.S. In the first two years of the project, OCLC partnered with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) to guide and support 15 small public libraries in 12 state  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Analysis - Ohio Medicaid Expansion Supports 54,000 Jobs
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: As Ohio waits for permission from the federal government on new rules making it harder to access Medicaid expansion, new analysis shows that thanks to the health insurance program, the state will have almost 54,000 more full- and part-time jobs in 2019 than it would have if the state had not expanded Medicaid. Under the Affordable Care Act, th  more

Policy Matters Ohio: GM Announcement Cruel Blow to Ohio Families
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: General Motors Co.'s decision to idle five North American plants, including its Lordstown assembly plant, is a cruel blow to thousands of Ohio families. That's especially so given that not many years ago, taxpayers kept GM in business, and the company earned $2.5 billion in the third quarter alone. The company announcement also underlines the   more

Policy Matters Ohio: Legislation Puts Workers, Small Business Owners at Risk
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: If Ohio House Bill 494 passes, corporate franchise owners would be shielded from responsibility when their franchisees violate labor laws, even if it's at the corporate owner's behest. Today, Policy Matters Ohio testified against the legislation in a hearing before the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Development Committee. "HB 49  more

Research Into Pacemakers, Hearing Aids, Joint Replacements Focus of Projects by Wright State Biomedical Engineering Students
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Insights into how to make better heart pacemakers, longer lasting batteries for hearing aids and more durable plastic liners for joint replacements are among this year's research projects for Wright State University biomedical engineering students. The projects by the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science are directed by Tarun Goswami, professor of biomedical  more

Sierra Club: DEP Hosts Hearing for Bruce Mansfield's Updated Water Pollution Permit
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 29 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Department of the Environmental Protection (DEP) hosted a public hearing yesterday on its drafted update to the water pollution permit for the Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant. The plant owned by FirstEnergy, is a 2,700 megawatt plant located on the Ohio River in Beaver County. It is currently the largest coal plant in the state, and one of the largest remaining plants in the country.   more

The Buckeye Institute: Occupational Licensing Reform Gives Lawmakers Tools to Help Ohioans Get Good Paying Jobs
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Greg R. Lawson, a research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, testified today before the Ohio House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee on Senate Bill 255, which would give Ohio legislators the power to rigorously review existing and new licensing laws. Highlighting the real impact occupational licensing has on Ohio, Lawson shared the story of Jennifer McClellan, who was a new mother in 2016, and a lice  more

The Buckeye Institute: Ohio Courts Should Rely on Text of Statutes to Devise Legislative Intent
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Daniel J. Dew, a legal fellow at The Buckeye Institute, testified today before the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee on Senate Bill 307, which would do away with a law that encourages Ohio courts to look at problematic sources to devise the legislative intent of ambiguous statutes. In his testimony, Dew outlines two problems--the practical and the constitutional--with current Ohio law, which allows judges to cons  more

United Steelworkers Ratify Agreements With ArcelorMittal
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Nov. 29 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that its members have overwhelmingly ratified new, four-year labor agreements with ArcelorMittal USA that will increase wages, bolster retirement provisions, improve benefits and strengthen contract language for roughly 15,000 hourly production, maintenance, office and technical workers who belong to 13 local unions at 14 facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Minne  more

University of Akron: New Initiatives Enhance Law School's Social Justice Program
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: "Over the years, I've noticed that a lot of students come to law school because they want to change the world," said Brant Lee, professor of law and director of diversity and social justice initiatives at The University of Akron School of Law. "The problem is, the first year of law school can beat that spirit out of you," he explained. "These students often find that there is no time to discuss social justice as  more

University of Cincinnati Council Works to Make Engineering More Inclusive
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: The Diversity and Inclusion Council for the University of Cincinnati's (UC) College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) is committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable environment within the college, and it welcomes all voices from the community. The council held an open retreat for CEAS community members on July 23 at UC Blue Ash. More than two-dozen attendees, including staff, faculty and stude  more

University of Cincinnati-Academic Health Center: Pharmacy State of the College Address 2018
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- The University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: Tuesday, Nov. 13th marked the fifth annual State of the College Address for Neil MacKinnon, PhD, dean of the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. Since MacKinnon's arrival in 2013, the college has been on an upward trajectory, which is outlined in detail in the 2017-2018 Dean's Annual Report, distributed at the event. "We're in a very strong state, and I think we are doing th  more

University of Cincinnati-Academic Health Center: Survivorship Program Celebrates Achieving Commission on Cancer Requirement
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- The University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: On Nov. 15, 2018, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute's Survivorship Program, supported by the Robert C. & Adele R. Schiff Family Foundation, celebrated something many programs cannot--offering cancer survivors a continuing care plan after beating the disease. Many organizations across the country are struggling to meet the 50 percent mark of eligible patients ha  more

Wil Haygood Visits Hampton University for the Reading of His Newest Book, 'Tigerland'
HAMPTON, Virginia, Nov. 26 -- Hampton University issued the following news release: On Tuesday, November 14, 2018, The Hampton University William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library hosted a conversation with best-selling author Wil Haygood for the reading of his new book, "Tigerland." This new novel is an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968 and 1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball   more

Wright State Announces New Division of Student Success
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 30 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Enrollment Management, the University Center for International Education, the University Registrar and the former University College will begin operating as a single unit designated as the Division of Student Success. The division will be overseen by Paul Carney of Enrollment Management, who will report to Provost Susan Edwards. The first leadership meeting of the new division was Nov. 30. Previously, all four units wer  more

Wright State University Professor Amit Sheth Elected a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Wright State University professor Amit Sheth was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS). AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society, with over 120,000 members. Election to AAAS is bestowed by the association's members. Sheth will be honored, along with the other new fellows, at a ceremony at the next AAAS annual meeting in February 2019 in Washington, D.C. Sheth w  more

Wright State University: Actively Engaged
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Wright State University issued the following news: * * * - Wright State graduate student Janelle Dixon serving national leadership position in The Association of Black Psychologists' Student Circle It was while doing psychological evaluations for the adult criminal court system that Janelle Dixon, a doctoral student at the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, found her true calling. Dixon was working in her practicum at Court Clinic Forensic Serv  more

Wright State University: Learning in Latin
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- Wright State University issued the following news: High school students were welcomed to Wright State University in Latin. They split up into groups named after Roman leaders. They deciphered hieroglyphics and learned about the fall of Rome. All of this took place during the morning of Latin Immersion Day on Nov. 10. Latin Immersion Day, hosted by the Department of Religion, Philosophy and Classics in the College of Liberal Arts, encouraged local high school students who  more

Wright State University: Metal Mettle
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 28 -- Wright State University issued the following news: * * * - Wright State sculptor Landon Crowell creates aerial sculpture for new PNC Arts Annex When visitors walk into the new PNC Arts Annex in downtown Dayton, they will be greeted by an aerial sculpture created by Wright State University sculptor Landon Crowell. And if they stand in just the right place, they will be in for a surprise. At first, the sculpture will seem like a chaotic constellation of aluminum pipes ra  more

Wright State University: Raj Soin College of Business Awarded $50,000 From Ohio to Offer Short-Term Certificates for In-Demand Jobs
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Wright State University issued the following news: The Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business will offer 50 need-based tuition awards to students who pursue a short-term certificate in human resources, business analytics and information technology thanks to a $50,000 award from the state. The funding from the Ohio Department of Higher Education's Short Term Certificate Financial Assistance Program is designed help students receive training that leads to in-  more

Wright State's Professional Business Institute Receives Donation
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 29 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Local high school students received a glimpse into the business world and career options, thanks to a generous gift from AT&T to the Wright State University Foundation. "AT&T supports Wright State University's efforts to provide programming that helps students graduate and prepares them to meet future workforce needs," said Mark Romito, director of external and legislative affairs at AT&T. The Professional Business Inst  more