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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday December 09, 2018 ( 89 items )  

'I'm Me, Not Meat' Billboard Now Up Near Site of Truck Crash
BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: In memory of the piglets who were injured or killed when the truck carrying them overturned in Butler Township on October 18, PETA has placed a billboard in Dayton showing a pig's face next to the words "I'm ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan." The billboard, which will be in place for the next month, is located at 314 Salem Ave.--8 miles south of the crash site and less than   more

100 U.S. Cities Are Committed to 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Energy
OAKLAND, California, Dec. 5 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Across the United States, 100 cities and towns have committed to transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. On Dec. 5, Cincinnati, Ohio became the 100th city in the nation to establish this goal when its City Council approved a resolution committing to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. Cincinnati's community-wide commitment builds upon its Green Cincinnati Plan from May, which commits the city to powe  more

2019 MLK Celebration
DELAWARE, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - Delaware Jan. 20-21 Events to Explore 'The Beloved Community'; Breakfast Tickets Available Now The Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Ohio Wesleyan University invite the community to explore "The Beloved Community" during the 2019 observance of King's legacy. The two-day commemoration will begin at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 with the 34th annual MLK worship service at Delaware City  more

AACR Mourns the Loss of Charles A. Coltman Jr., Cofounder of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 7 -- The American Association for Cancer Research issued the following news release: Charles A. Coltman Jr., MD, a cofounder of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) and a longtime member of the AACR, died Nov. 28, 2018, at age 88. Coltman was born on Nov. 1, 1930. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1956, then entered the U.S. Air Force. He later completed his medical training in internal medicine and  more

ACF Announces $2.3M in Quarterly Grants Cycle
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: Today, Akron Community Foundation's board of directors approved grants totaling $2,358,481, including $543,000 in competitive health and human services grants chosen by the foundation's Community Investment Committee. This quarter's health and human services funding included a $20,000 grant to Community Legal Aid Services to provide advocacy and legal assistance for Akron's refugee population. Community Legal   more

American Atheists Submits Testimony Opposing Ohio's Proposed Six-Week Abortion Ban
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- American Atheists issued the following news: American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 1,200 constituents in Ohio, submitted testimony today in opposition to HB 258, a controversial bill that would limit access for millions of Ohio women to reproductive healthcare by banning abortion at six weeks. According to 40 years of Supreme Court precedent, HB 258 is unconstitutional. The bill would indirectly ban abortion by requiring invasive, unworkable assessments of fet  more

ArtsFair Draws Young Artists to Wright State
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Wright State University issued the following news: The College of Liberal Arts hosted ArtsFair on Dec. 1 in the Creative Arts Center, drawing 175 registered guests to experience the arts at Wright State University, the event's highest attendance ever. "It's a pleasure to encourage these young people by attending the performances," said Ruth Schumacher, who brought her three grandchildren to the ArtsFair. The breakfast event included live theatre performances, hands-on pe  more

Ashland University's Winter 2018 Commencement to Be Held Dec. 15
ASHLAND, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Ashland University's Winter 2018 Commencement will be held on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center on the Ashland University campus. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Steve Fuller, professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. His speech title is "Staying Human in the Twenty-First Century: It's Harder Than It Sounds." No tickets will be required   more

Bates Re-Elected Trustee of Ohio Farm Bureau
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Wyatt Bates of Wheelersburg has been re-elected trustee of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest general farm organization. His re-election took place Dec. 7 during Ohio Farm Bureau's 100th annual meeting. He will continue to serve as District 21 trustee, representing the interests of Farm Bureau members from Jackson, Pike, Scioto and Vinton counties. Bates is a 15-year member of Scioto Coun  more

Bell Elected to Second Term on Ohio Farm Bureau Board
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Matt Bell of Zanesville has been elected to his second term on the board of trustees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. His re-election took place Dec. 7 during the 100th annual meeting of the state's largest general farm organization. As a state trustee, Bell represents the members of District 16, which includes Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum and Perry counties. He farms with his father, Irv, raising r  more

BGSU President to Deliver His First State of the University Address
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: * * * - President will roll out BGSU's refined strategic plan, discuss upcoming priorities Bowling Green State University President Rodney K. Rogers will deliver his first State of the University address since becoming president in February. During his address, the president will roll out BGSU's refined strategic plan and discuss the priorities for the University moving forward. The address wi  more

BGSU to Hold Commencement Friday, Saturday
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: The University will celebrate its 293rd graduation in two ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday (Dec. 14) and Saturday (Dec. 15). The December graduating class includes 1,001 candidates. Among the undergraduates, 87 will be presented associate degrees and 687 bachelor's degrees. Of those, 165 have received honors for their high grade-point averages. The 218 graduate students include 205 candidates   more

BGSU Trustees Approve Two New Degree Programs for Emerging Career Pathways
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees at its Dec. 7 meeting approved two new degree programs, both aimed at meeting workforce needs and providing additional career opportunities for BGSU graduates. The University's new Bachelor of Science in resort and attraction management program (RAAM) is designed to prepare managers for the multibillion-dollar resort and attraction industry. A de  more

Bishop Backers Winter Community Day 2019
DELAWARE, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - Nonprofits, Businesses Invited to Register Today for Space at Feb. 16 Delaware Expo The Bishop Backers invite you to save the date for Winter Community Day 2019, a countywide celebration of Delaware that includes free admission to an Ohio Wesleyan University men's and women's basketball doubleheader and a Delaware Expo that showcases local nonprofit organizations and businesses. Winter Community Day  more

Boyert Re-Elected Trustee of Ohio Farm Bureau
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Michael Boyert of Seville was re-elected Northeast regional trustee for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest general farm organization. His re-election took place Dec. 7 during Ohio Farm Bureau's 100th annual meeting. He will represent the interests of members in 20 northeast Ohio counties. Boyert has been involved with Farm Bureau for 38 years, and has served in every board position for Me  more

Bright Re-Elected to Ohio Farm Bureau's Board
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Karin Bright of Athens was re-elected trustee of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Dec. 7 during the organization's 100th annual meeting. This is her second full term. As District 22 trustee, she will represent the interests of Farm Bureau members in Athens, Gallia, Lawrence and Meigs counties. Bright has served on Ohio Farm Bureau's state policy development committee, statewide dues task force, ag education  more

Buckeye Institute: Ohio Senate Should Be Applauded for Tackling Tough Criminal Justice Issues
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement: The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement upon the introduction of Senate Bill 341, sponsored by State Senator John Eklund (SD-18), which indicates the Senate's willingness to take on difficult smart-on-crime policies. "All across Ohio there are people struggling with drug addiction--people who would be better served by local rehabilitation than a stint in prison," said Daniel J. Dew, a legal fellow with  more

Burkett Re-Elected President of Ohio Farm Bureau
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Frank Burkett III of Massillon was re-elected president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest general farm organization. This will be his third full term as president, which is Ohio Farm Bureau's highest elected office. His re-election took place Dec. 7 during the organization's 100th annual meeting. He also was re-elected District 9 trustee, representing members from Columbiana, Maho  more

Chamber's JobsNow Workforce Initiative Receives Prestigious MAEDC Award in Chicago
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber's JobsNow Workforce initiative received recognition from the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) at its annual Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum in Chicago on Monday. The MAEDC, which comprises economic development professionals/members in 12 Midwest states, honored the Chamber's JobsNow Workforce initiative as the first-plac  more

Cincinnati Becomes 100th U.S. City Committed to 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Energy
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Today, Cincinnati, Ohio became the 100th city in the nation and the second city in Ohio to commit to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Mayor John Cranley introduced a resolution that was passed by City Council that commits Cincinnati to a community-wide transition to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035. The resolution builds upon the Green Cincinnati Plan that was adopted in May 2018. Cincinnati is the fif  more

Cleveland Clinic Provides $907M in Community Benefit
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Figure includes financial assistance, outreach programs, education, research In 2017 Cleveland Clinic provided $906.5 million in community benefit - including financial assistance, Medicaid shortfall, subsidized health services, outreach programs, education and research - the highest level in our reporting history. The total - a 5 percent increase over 2016 - includes all health system operations in Oh  more

Cleveland Clinic: Experts Recommend Screen Time Limits for Parents Too
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Parents are always instructed to keep their child's screen time to a minimum. But now, experts say screen time limits for parents are a good idea too. Parents are always instructed to keep their child's screen time to a minimum. But now, experts are recommending screen time limits for parents too. According to Neha Vyas, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, many times it comes down to prioritizing our time with  more

Columbus Zoo Announces Birth of Baby Elephant
POWELL, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: On Thursday, December 6 at 3:09 a.m., the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium welcomed the much-anticipated birth of an Asian elephant in the Zoo's Asia Quest region. The calf, whose sex has not yet been determined, appears strong. The calf is the first elephant born at the Columbus Zoo in almost 10 years and the first to be born at the Zoo as a result of artificial insemination. Mother, Phoebe, is a 31-year-old Asi  more

Columbus Zoo Mourns Loss of Giraffe Calf
POWELL, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is saddened to report the loss of a Masai giraffe calf. Mother, Cami, began to exhibit signs of labor around 3 p.m. on December 4 in a behind-the-scenes area of the Heart of Africa region at the Columbus Zoo. As Cami's labor progressed, it became evident that the calf was presenting rear hooves first. Giraffe calves are typically born front hooves first, and it is extremely rar  more

CRISPR Babies and Other Ethical Missteps in Science Threaten China's Global Standing
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Milton & Roslyn Wolf Chair in International Affairs, The Ohio State University "What happened this time was an ethics disaster for the world," according to Wang Yuedan, a professor of immunology at Peking University, as quoted in The New York Times. He was talking about the recent claim by U.S.-trained Chinese scientist He Jiankui that he'd successfully altered the DNA in vitro of human embryos that were later   more

CSU Police to Host R.A.D. Training in January
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: The Cleveland State University Police Department is teaming up with the CSU Rec Center to host Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D.) training on January 23, 24, 30 and 31. R.A.D. is a free program that teaches women realistic self-defense techniques. The comprehensive, 12-hour course is taught by nationally-certified instructors. It begins with teaching awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidan  more

Dirty Air Now Could Harm Hearts of Offspring Later
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study in mice first to suggest pollution's dangers can be passed on A parent's exposure to dirty air before conception might spell heart trouble for the next generation, a new animal study suggests. Wondering about the possible health risks for children of people routinely exposed to highly polluted air, including soldiers and residents of some of the world's largest cities, researchers from The Ohio State Uni  more

Early Clinical Trial Data Show Gene Therapy Reversing Sickle Cell Anemia
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - Treatment Uses Reduced-Intensity Preconditioning to Enhance Its Global Transportability After over a decade of preclinical research and development, a new gene therapy treatment for sickle cell anemia (SCA) is reversing disease symptoms in two adults and showing early potential for transportability to resource-challenged parts of the world where SCA is most common. Prelimi  more

Elite Coach Embraces Challenge Leading Elite Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Elite. The word was used no fewer than nine times in a press conference to describe The Ohio State University's football team on Tuesday. Elite described the program as a whole, academics at Ohio State, the football culture and coaching. It was also how head coach Urban Meyer described coach-in-waiting Ryan Day when the university announced Day would take over as the 25th head coach in team history. "I hired Ryan Day b  more

Engineering and Art Join Forces to Benefit Akron Neighbourhoods
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: A collaboration between engineering students at The University of Akron and local artist Mac Love, owner of Art x Love, is expanding the tide of options available where local children can have fun outdoors. Students on an engineering service design team are creating mobile splash park attractions to bring playful water features to underserved Akron neighborhoods. This initiative is a part of Love's effort to addr  more

Events to Celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: 'Shape the Future By Building Place for All'
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community; Can We Talk About Race? and Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Dayton's annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Kennedy Union ballroom. No public tickets are ava  more

Federal Judge's Ruling Allows Buckeye's Case to Move Forward, Beginning Legal Fight to Protect First Amendment Rights of Public Employees
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Robert Alt, The Buckeye Institute's president and chief executive officer, issued the following statement after Maine Federal District Court Judge Jon D. Levy granted the motion to dismiss in Reisman v. Associated Faculties of the University of Maine, et al. The Buckeye Institute is representing Jonathan Reisman in his challenge to forced exclusive representation, and has already filed its notice of appeal with t  more

Films by Former Wright State Motion Pictures Faculty to Premiere at Sundance
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Wright State University issued the following news: A documentary by former long-time Wright State University Motion Pictures faculty members will debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. "American Factory," the latest documentary by Julia Reichert, professor emeritus, and Steven Bognar, is one of 16 documentaries that will premiere at Sundance in Park City, Utah, Jan. 24 to Feb. 3. The film will premiere in the U.S. documentary competition. "American Factory," which Bog  more

Game, Set, Match: Gatherings Offer Opportunities for Moving and Learning
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: The chaos. The post-meal slog. The difficult guests who want to argue over politics. What can be done to make a holiday gathering more enjoyable for everyone? Amy Schlessman has answers. Shlessman, D.H.Sc., D.P.T., is an assistant professor in the University of Findlay's Physical Therapy Program and serves as a school-based physical therapist. She is the author of "Recycle Bin Boogie: Move and Learn with Recy  more

Governor Reappoints Three to Clark State Board of Trustees
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Ohio Governor John R. Kasich reappointed three members of the Clark State Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, November 27. Mike McDorman and Peggy Noonan of Springfield and Kyle Hall of Urbana will continue their dedicated service to Clark State through November 30, 2024. "Each of these Board members possesses an unwavering commitment to students," said Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of C  more

Gregory Spaid's 'Reading Trees' Photographic Exhibit Scheduled for January
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Schnormeier Gallery is proud to present Gregory Spaid's photographic exhibit, titled "Reading Trees." This exhibit will be on display in the gallery from Jan. 11 to Feb. 22, 2019. He will be presenting an artist talk on Jan. 18, at 5 p.m., and the reception will follow from 6-8p.m. Spaid's photographs of trees, made with and without a camera, remind us of the red  more

Hartschuh Elected to Ohio Farm Bureau Board
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Rose Hartschuh of Sycamore has been elected Northwest Regional Trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. She will help govern the state's largest general farm organization and represent Farm Bureau members from Allen, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Logan, Lucas, Marion, Mercer, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams, Woo  more

High Praise for Herndon Gallery Exhibition
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Antioch College issued the following news: The exhibition Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives--currently showing at the Herndon Gallery--is featured in the November 2018 issue of AEQAI, a Cincinnati-based e-journal for critical thinking, review and reflective prose on contemporary visual art. AEQAI has a readership of more than 50,000 and is extremely well-respected in the art world. AEQAI Editor Daniel Brown writes, "...Nuclear Fallout at the Herndon Ga  more

International Raider Excellence
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Rosemary Eustace, associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health, received the Wright State International Education Award for her dedication to her students and health care in Tanzania and Malawi. She leads several international programs, all focused on global health. The International Education Award recognizes leaders in international education at Wright State who impact the lives of their students and communi  more

January '19 Educator Workshops to Focus on Helping Children Contend With Loss
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay's College of Education will be offering professional development educator workshops that will address how to communicate with children who are dealing with significant losses. This four-session program will be facilitated by grief recovery specialist Ginny Williams, the director of adult clinical services for Family Resource Center in Findlay. Williams is a licensed professional clin  more

Legislators Should Nix New Tax Credit
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * - Policy Matters testifies that House Bill 469 lacks safeguards Policy Matters Ohio today urged Ohio legislators to defer action on House Bill 469, which would create a new tax credit for insurance companies that invest in "transformational mixed use development projects" valued at $50 million or more. "The bill has numerous defects. It  more

Marietta College: College Hosting Marion Blumenthal Lazan as Part of International Human Rights Day
MARIETTA, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce it will be hosting Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan in honor of International Human Rights Day on Monday, December 10th. Lazan will be speaking in the Alma McDonough Auditorium beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Author of the world-renowned memoir, "Four Perfect Pebbles," Lazan will recount the horrific days spent as   more

Marietta College: Rickey Scholar Excited About Opportunities of Being a Physics Major
MARIETTA, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College freshman Alex Blackston '22 (Lancaster, Ohio) isn't sure which career he will pursue, but he's certain majoring in physics will provide a foundation for whatever path he chooses. "I like physics because of the analytical system of thought that it teaches you," he said. "I want to be an entrepreneur and physics exposes you to a lot of material." Blackston recently was named a Rickey Scholar and as su  more

Mark Sundahl Named Advisor to NASA
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Mark Sundahl, a professor of law with Cleveland State University's Cleveland Marshall College of Law, has been appointed by Jim Bridenstine, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, to the Regulatory and Policy Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. The Committee will provide advice and expert counsel regarding the policy and regulatory changes that are needed to assist NASA in i  more

Mount Union Freshman Places Third in Regional Entrepreneurship Competition
ALLIANCE, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- University of Mount Union issued the following news release: University of Mount Union freshman Gabby Cataloni '22, a computer engineering major of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, placed third in the regional qualifier for the worldwide Entrepreneurs Organization's Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (EOGSEA) on December 1. Cataloni represented Sole Armour, a product created by a student company that is designed to protect the feet of people with diabetes who suffer from pe  more

Mount Union Partnering With Grinders for Straw Elimination Campaign
ALLIANCE, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- University of Mount Union issued the following news release: The University of Mount Union's commitment to sustainability runs deep--from the creation of the Sustainability Management Advisory Committee (SMAC) in 2010, to Mount Union's commitment to achieve carbon neutrality, and the sustainability minor that will be offered beginning in fall 2019, Mount continues to adopt sustainable initiatives. A recent sustainable initiative, spearheaded by the Green Raiders (Mou  more

MVNU Celebrates Annual Homecoming, 50th Anniversary
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University celebrated its 50th Anniversary Homecoming celebration Nov. 8-11. "The 50th Anniversary celebration was a landmark event in the history of MVNU," said President Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D. "It is essential as a Christian learning community to remember those who laid the foundation for our future. The pride we feel is our call to continue our march to the future Go  more

MVNU GPS Online Business Programs Best of Best
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Graduate and Professional Studies online adult business degree programs are being highlighted by Affordable Colleges Online. MVNU was ranked as the No. 1 Best Online Master's in Finance program and No. 3 Best Online Business Management Bachelor's Degree for 2018. According to Affordable Colleges Online, over 3,5000 colleges are evaluated. Ranking factors include   more

NEO Equestrian Finishes Fall Season Undefeated
MIAMI, Oklahoma, Dec. 4 -- Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College issued the following news release: The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) Equestrian Team claimed High Point Team in each of their six fall shows, most recently at the Missouri State University Show in November. In addition to their team success, riders are beginning to qualify for the regional competition. Currently, eight riders have qualified for the Western Semifinals held in Findlay, Ohio, in March. "We are starting to qual  more

New Research by The Buckeye Institute Finds Work Requirements Would Increase Lifetime Earnings for Medicaid Recipients
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: A new report, Healthy and Working: Benefits of Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients, released today by The Buckeye Institute's Economic Research Center found that work and community engagement requirements keep benefit recipients participating in the work force, helping them gain valuable work experience and generate higher earnings and income. "Medicaid expansion has had the unintended consequence of causi  more

NRF Foundation RISE Up Training and Credentials Approved for Use in Ohio High Schools and Career/Technical Centers
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- The National Retail Federation issued the following news release: The NRF Foundation and the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants announced today that the Foundation's suite of RISE Up training and credentials has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education for use in high schools and career-and-technical education centers throughout the state. "We are proud to have our credentials recognized by the state of Ohio to help more job seekers master the skills needed to secu  more

OCLC Research and EuroCRIS Release Report on International Research Information Management Practices
DUBLIN, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: OCLC Research and euroCRIS, the international organization for research information, have published a joint research report, Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management: Findings from a Global Survey, which examines how research institutions worldwide are applying research information management (RIM) practices. RIM is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about resea  more

Ohio Dominican to Host Evening With the PA Program on Jan. 15
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: * * * - During the information session, attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about ODU's Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. Ohio Dominican University will host An Evening with the PA Program from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The informational event will take place in St. Albert Hall, located on ODU's campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219. Attendees can register  more

Ohio State Conference to Focus on Building Resilient and Sustainable Communities
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Experts from The Ohio State University and its communities will gather in Columbus, Ohio, in January to work together on solutions to support communities through social, economic and environmental changes. The Ohio State University 2019 Community Engagement Conference is set for Jan. 23 and 24 in the Ohio Union. The theme this academic year is Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future. "Sustainability is really  more

Ohio State Fans Celebrated Big Ten Championship With TBDBITL
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: A New Year's Day trip to the Rose Bowl is next for fans of The Ohio State University football team following a weekend at the Big Ten Championship. Thousands of fans in scarlet and gray celebrated a win over the Northwestern Wildcats. And they were not alone, as they were entertained in Indianapolis by the Ohio State Marching Band. Buckeye Nation showed up strong at the Indiana Convention Center near Lucas Oil Stadium.  more

Ohio State University: Machine Learning Helps Predict Worldwide Plant-Conservation Priorities
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - New analytics approach identifies 15,000 at-risk species There are many organizations monitoring endangered species such as elephants and tigers, but what about the millions of other species on the planet -- ones that most people have never heard of or don't think about? How do scientists assess the threat level of, say, the plicate rocksnail, Caribbean spiny lobster or Torrey pine tree? A new approach co-deve  more

Ohio State University: Utility Customers Overestimate Cost Savings With Energy-Conservation Plans
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study: Decisions to stay in programs hinge on perception, not reality When deciding whether to participate in programs designed to conserve energy during peak hours, consumers appear to rely more on their intuition about how much money they're saving rather than on proof their bills are smaller, a new study has found. Actual savings for utility customers who participated in a program that encouraged thoughtful  more

Ohio Universit: Budget Planning Council Conference Call With Media is Dec. 5
ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: WHAT: In an effort to provide increased communication and transparency regarding OHIO's multi-year budget planning, long-term financial policies and funding priorities, key University leadership will be holding a monthly conference call with media to recap the activities and recommendations of OHIO's Budget Planning Council (BPC). The Dec. 5 call will include a review of materials considered at the Nov. 19 and Nov. 29 BP  more

Ohio University to Hold Combined Graduate and Undergraduate Fall Commencement Ceremony
ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Approximately 900 students are expected to participate in the Fall Commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15 at Ohio University's Convocation Center. The combined undergraduate and graduate ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Professor of Functional Morphology and Vertebrate Paleontology Nancy Stevens, Ph.D. will serve as the University's 2018 Fall Commencement speaker. Dr. Stevens, of the Heritage College of Osteopathic  more

Ohio Wesleyan University: Moot Court 2018
DELAWARE, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - Eight Teams Represent Ohio Wesleyan in Regional Competition, Three Students Earn Recognition Five of eight Ohio Wesleyan University moot court teams advanced to the final day of regional competition, and three students earned individual recognition for their skills in arguing Constitutional issues before panels of judges and lawyers. A total of 16 students participated in this fall's moot court prog  more

OhioHealth Cardiologist Among First in Nation to Place New Stent for Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: A new drug-eluting stent placed by OhioHealth interventional cardiologist Gary Ansel, MD, promises longer-lasting relief that can save lives and limbs for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Ansel became one of the first physicians in the United States to implant the stent recently when he treated a blockage in an artery behind the knee of a woman with non-healing ulcers on her toes from PAD. The procedure was p  more

Operation Rescue: Ohio Abortion Facility Operated by Abortionist on Probation Sends Injured Patient to Hospital
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Operation Rescue issued the following news release: A heavily redacted "Patient Care Record" obtained by Operation Rescue from the Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department has shed light on a medical emergency that occurred at the Northeast Ohio Women's Center last month. Denise Leipold, Executive Director of Right to Life of Northeast Ohio notified Operation Rescue of the incident that took place on November 3, 2018, and provided a video taken by a pro-life activist at t  more

Owens Community College Welcomes New Board of Trustee Member
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- Owens Community College issued the following news release: Owens Community College recently welcomed Rita Russell, senior vice president at Huntington National Bank, as the newest member of its Board of Trustees. She is taking the seat vacated by the retirement of Ron McMaster and will serve through Sept. 21, 2024. Russell is a graduate of the University of Toledo, graduating from the Honors College with a major in finance and a minor in marketing. After gr  more

Patterson Re-Elected Ohio Farm Bureau First Vice President
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: James W. (Bill) Patterson of Chesterland was re-elected first vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Dec. 7 during the organization's 100th annual meeting. This is his third full term in this position, which is the second highest elected office in the state's largest general farm organization. Patterson previously was Ohio Farm Bureau's treasurer and has been part of the organization's board  more

Prettyman Elected to Third Term as Ohio Farm Bureau Treasurer
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Cy Prettyman of New Bloomington was re-elected Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's treasurer, the third-highest elected office in the state's largest general farm organization. His election took place Dec. 7 during Ohio Farm Bureau's 100th annual meeting. This is his third full term as treasurer. He also was re-elected to represent members in his district, which encompasses Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richl  more

Sacred Hoops to Host Inaugural Amateur Athletic Union All-Native National Basketball Championships
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, Dec. 3 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: In a continuing effort to expand the game of basketball in South Dakota, the Sacred Hoops Basketball Organization is pleased to announce it is partnering with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to host an AAU All-Native National Championships basketball tournament for Boys and Girls in Rapid City, South Dakota in June of 2019. This news comes after Sacred Hoops Director Allan Bertram had meetings with AAU   more

Searching for Food and Shelter, Rodents May Find Both Inside Your Car
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: Car not starting? Rats! Literally, rats, mice or squirrels could be the problem. Rodents like mice, rats, chipmunks and squirrels take shelter and rummage for food wherever they can, maybe even in your car. AAA automotive technicians say rodents will take up residence under the hood of a vehicle. And because some car parts are made from renewable resources, such as soy-based wire coverings or body insulation made of na  more

Smith Elected Trustee of Ohio Farm Bureau
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Wade Smith of Whitehouse was elected District 2 trustee of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the state's largest general farm organization. He will represent the interests of Farm Bureau members in Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood counties. His election came during Ohio Farm Bureau's 100th annual meeting. Previously he was the organization's Northwest regional trustee, representing members in 24 northwest O  more

Stanley Named MVNU Director of Admissions
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Robert Stanley as the Director of Admissions as of Nov. 19. "I am very excited about Rob moving into the role of Director of Admissions," said James Smith, Vice President of University Relations. "Rob has proven himself in every major area of the admissions office over his two stints at MVNU.   more

The Buckeye Institute Files First Major Post-Janus Labor Challenge in the United States Supreme Court
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: On Tuesday, The Buckeye Institute filed the first significant First Amendment labor-law challenge in the Supreme Court of the United States since the landmark June 27 decision in Janus v. AFSCME. The case, Uradnik v. Inter Faculty Organization, calls for an immediate end to laws that force public-sector employees to accept a union's exclusive representation. Andrew M. Grossman, partner at BakerHostetler in Washin  more

The Buckeye Institute: Federalism--Greatest Check on Federal Power--Must Be Protected
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: The Buckeye Institute's Daniel J. Dew testified today (see full text below or download a PDF) before the Ohio House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee on Senate Concurrent Resolution 23 and the importance of constitutional federalism. In opening his testimony--which he also delivered to the Ohio Senate Local Government, Public Safety, and Veterans Affairs Committee--Dew outlined three points: 1) the   more

The Buckeye Institute: Occupational Licensing Policies Needlessly Harm Career Opportunities for Women and Minorities
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Greg R. Lawson, a research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, testified today (https://www.buckeyeinstitute.org/library/docLib/2018-12-04-The-Buckeye-Institute-Occupational-Licensing-Policies-Needlessly-Harm-Career-Opportunities-for-Women-and-Minorities-testimony.pdf) before the Ohio House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee on the policies in House Bill 189, which would make Ohio more competitive, mo  more

The Powerful Impact of Real-World Learning Experiences for Kids
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - A zoo summer camp boosted key component of learning in just days Real-world learning experiences, like summer camps, can significantly improve children's knowledge in a matter of just days, a new study suggests. Researchers found that 4- to 9-year-old kids knew more about how animals are classified after a four-day camp at a zoo. It wasn't that children who attended just knew more facts about animals, the res  more

Top Indiana and Ohio Basketball Teams Set to Compete in the Annual Hoosier-Buckeye Shootout
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Dec. 7 -- Indianapolis Public Schools issued the following information: Last year, the Broad Ripple Rockets kicked off the 2017-18 edition of the annual Hoosier-Buckeye Shootout -- a showcase between Indiana and Ohio basketball teams. This year, the Arsenal Tech Titans will do so during the second edition of this highly-anticipated event, which features some of the top high school basketball teams from both states. The shootout begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Ars  more

U of I Study Predicts Increase in Global List of Threatened Plant Species
MOSCOW, Idaho, Dec. 3 -- The University of Idaho issued the following news release: More than 15,000 plant species have a high probability of being considered threatened or near-threatened under a new model used to predict conservation status. The model, which shows the predicted levels of risk to plants worldwide, was published as part of a study to help governments and resource managers evaluate where conservation resources are most needed. Findings from the model, built by a research team f  more

UC Blue Ash Professor Named Social Worker of the Year
BLUE ASH, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The University of Cincinnati's Blue Ash College issued the following news release: A professor at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is being honored for her work in the private sector as a social worker. Michelle Dillingham is the Social Worker of the Year for Region 6 of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). "I am very excited to be awarded this this honor from my professional association. It means a lot to me," says Dilli  more

University of Cincinnati Researcher Explores Family Planning Needs in South Africa's Free State
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - A global health Grand Challenges Explorations grant allowed researcher to investigate peer-influenced approaches to reproductive education Globally, South African adolescent girls have some of the highest rates of both unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Such outcomes can result in numerous adverse health or socioeconomic consequences including elevated risk of ma  more

University of Cincinnati Researchers Advance Our Knowledge of Treating Liver Disease
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Genetic relic of the 'Black Death' may offer clues A gene mutation that is believed to have safeguarded some people in 14th century Europe from the bubonic plague today may be protecting HIV patients co-infected with hepatitis C from potentially fatal liver scarring, says a University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine physician-scientist. Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD, director of the UC Division of D  more

University of Cincinnati-Academic Health Center Researchers Advance Our Knowledge of Treating Liver Disease
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- The University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: A gene mutation that is believed to have safeguarded some people in 14th century Europe from the bubonic plague today may be protecting HIV patients co-infected with hepatitis C from potentially fatal liver scarring, says a University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine physician-scientist. Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD, director of the UC Division of Digestive Diseases, led a tea  more

University of Dayton President Joins National Committee to Expand College Access
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina has joined the national steering committee of the American Talent Initiative, a growing alliance of colleges and universities dedicated to substantially expanding opportunity and access for low- and moderate-income students. More than 100 public and private institutions have committed to work together through ATI on a shared goal of educating an additional 50,000 high-ac  more

University of Dayton: OnMain Project's First Use Is As Lab for UD, Sinclair Engineering Students
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: It should come as no surprise that onMain -- Dayton's Imagination District, a place with a vision of fostering imagination and innovation -- is first being used as a 38-acre lab for Sinclair Community College and University of Dayton students. A group of 12 to 15 students from Sinclair's engineering technology design program and the University of Dayton department of civil and environmental engineering and engineer  more

Urban Meyer to Retire, Ryan Day Named Ohio State Head Coach
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Meyer has third-highest winning percentage in major college football history; Day is program's 25th coach Urban Meyer, who coached 17 collegiate teams to a record of 186-32, three national championships and the third-highest winning percentage in the history of major college football, will retire from coaching following Ohio State's appearance Jan. 1 at the Rose Bowl Game. Ryan Day, the Ohio State offensive co  more

Visiting Professor Discusses Animal Rights
WILLIMANTIC, Connecticut, Dec. 5 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed S.P. Morris, a professor at Miami University in Ohio, on Nov. 28 for the final University Hour event of the semester. Morris discussed his latest research surrounding the ethics of interspecies sport, prompting audience members to contemplate the value of non-human life. Morris began by examining a "second world" humans have created -- the wo  more

Voinovich School Awarded $200K Federal Grant for Ohio Opioid Prevention
ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs received a $200,000 grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health to help communities in the planning phase of the HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Program. The Voinovich School partnered with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) to submit two separate, but complementary, gra  more

Whinnery Elected to Ohio Farm Bureau Board
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Jesse Whinnery of Coshocton has been elected to the board of trustees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will represent the interests of members from Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and Licking counties. His election took place Dec. 7 during the 100th annual meeting of the state's largest general farm organization. Whinnery, who runs a small sheep farm and hay operation, is an eight-year member of Coshoct  more

Wright State Alumni Service Day 2018 Draws More Than 150 Volunteers
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Wright State University issued the following news: They gave up a Saturday morning to volunteer at The Foodbank, Hospice of Dayton, Habitat for Humanity and eight other important local nonprofit organizations. More than 150 Wright State University alumni and their guests showed up Nov. 10 for a full morning of community service, a longstanding tradition. "We plan hundreds of events per year, but this one is incredibly special because the generosity of heart and soul that  more

Wright State Engineering Professor Sheng Li Honored for Top Paper in Lubrication Engineering
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Wright State University issued the following news: An international organization dedicated to the advancement of tribology and lubrication engineering has honored Sheng Li, associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering at Wright State University. The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers selected Li and his research teammates to receive the 2018 Wilbur Deutsch Memorial Award for the most outstanding technical paper on the practical aspects of lub  more

Wright State Professor Kevin Lorson Honored With Top State Award for Contributions to Health Education
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Kevin Lorson, professor and director of Wright State University's Physical Education Licensure Program, has been honored with the 2018 Outstanding Contributions to Health Education Award by the Ohio Society for Public Health Education. The award recognizes organizational and community leaders in any field for their efforts to initiate or support changes to health education programs that lead to system, policy or environme  more

Wright State University: Raider Roundball
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 7 -- Wright State University issued the following news: For nearly 50 years, the voice that echoed through the rafters during Wright State men's basketball games has been that of the same person -- Gordie Wise. On Dec. 5, Wise was honored for his 49 years of service before the Wright State men's basketball game against Miami University. Wise received a standing ovation from the crowd and was presented with a silver microphone by Bob Grant, the director of athletics. "If we ha  more