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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday December 30, 2018 ( 7 items )  

Collecting Clean Water From Air, Inspired by Desert Life
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 26 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - New studies show options for gathering water from fog, condensation Humans can get by in the most basic of shelters, can scratch together a meal from the most humble of ingredients. But we can't survive without clean water. And in places where water is scarce--the world's deserts, for example--getting water to people requires feats of engineering and irrigation that can be cumbersome and expensive. A pair of   more

Columbus Zoo Heartbroken After Sudden Death of Elephant Calf
POWELL, Ohio, Dec. 26 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: The female elephant calf at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium died at approximately 1:30 this afternoon after a sudden illness. The calf was being monitored 24 hours a day by members of her care team. She was observed nursing overnight, but at 6:30 a.m. she appeared sluggish. The veterinary team determined she had an infection and administered fluids, antibiotics, and blood plasma from her mother, Phoebe. She   more

Construction Employment Increases in 265 Metros From November 2017 to November 2018 But 45 Metros Experience Year-Over-Year Decreases
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Dec. 27 -- Associated General Contractors of America issued the following news release: * * * - Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Weirton-Steubenville, W.Va.-Ohio Have Largest Annual Gains;St. Louis, Mo.-Ill. and Laredo, Texas Have Worst Total and Percentage Job Losses for the Year Construction employment grew in 265, or 74 percent, out of 358 metro areas between November 2017 and November 2018, declined in 45 and was unchanged in 48, according to a new analysis of fed  more

Ohio Minimum Wage to Rise 25 Cents, to $8.55
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 26 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Next month, many of Ohio's lowest-earning workers will get a pay boost when the minimum wage rises 25 cents, from $8.30 to $8.55. This increase ensures the minimum wage keeps pace with rising consumer prices, something Ohio citizens provided for when they voted to increase the minimum wage and keep it indexed to inflation in 2006. The automatic  more

Rerouting Nerves During Amputation Reduces Phantom Limb Pain Before It Starts
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 27 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine are pioneering the use of primary targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) to prevent or reduce debilitating phantom limb and stump pain in amputees. Losing a limb due to trauma, cancer or poor circulation can result in phantom limb and stump pain in upwards of 75 percent of amputees in the United States. Primary TMR - the rerouting of nerves  more

Stephen Wagner to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 27 -- The Appraisal Institute issued the following news release: Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, of West Lafayette, Indiana, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers with more than 18,000 professionals in nearly 50 countries. The Appraisal Institute's other elected officers for 2019 are: President-Elect Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI,  more

Three Thiel College Students Selected for Civic Engagement and Global Leadership Scholarship
GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania, Dec. 26 -- Thiel College issued the following news release: Three Thiel College students have been selected for the annual Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership. Each student will receive a $5,000 grant for their first international trip to study abroad in a country of their choosing. Chace Gifford '20, of Buffalo, N.Y.; Jessica Peters '21, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Marissa Ramirez '20, of Amherst, Ohio will travel abroad to study, engage with local commu  more