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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday January 06, 2019 ( 23 items )  

Akron Graduate Business Programs Information Session
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 4 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: Learn how a graduate business degree from The University of Akron can boost your career. The College of Business Administration (CBA) will hold an information session about its graduate programs on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Akron Main Library, 60 S. High St., from 6 to 7:30 pm. Staff will be on hand to discuss degree options, admission requirements, the application process, and more. The CBA offers a wide selecti  more

Award Supports Health Care Provider Training on Addiction Screening in 14 Western Ohio Counties
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 4 -- Wright State University issued the following news: The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine's Wright Rural Health Initiative has been awarded $166,000 in funding from Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services through the State Opioid Response system supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The funds will support expanded training for health care professionals in the region who treat those suffering from opioid use disorder  more

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Advisory Board Installed
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 2 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: On January 1, 2019, a new Advisory Board began its four-year term of office for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET). National President Dennis R. Pierce convened the Advisory Board on January 1 while retired National Vice President Gil Gore administered the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Oath of Office t  more

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Members Ratify 2-Year Pact With Canadian National's Wisconsin Central
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Jan. 1 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: On December 28, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) overwhelmingly ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with Canadian National's Wisconsin Central subsidiary (CN-WC). The two-year agreement governs rates of pay, benefits and work rules for over 600 members. The agreement provides a 2.5%   more

Buckeyes Pay It Forward With Rose Bowl Service Project
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 31 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Office of Student Life and Alumni Association aid Goodwill in California * * * The Ohio State University and the University of Washington will be fierce competitors for the Rose Bowl game tomorrow. But today, supporters and students of the two schools aided Goodwill Southern California to help make a difference in the community. President Michael V. Drake joined Washington President Ana Mari Cauce, universit  more

Communication Department Receives Presidential Citation
GRANVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 3 -- Denison University issued the following news release: Three years ago, when the Denison University Communication Department agreed to host the Faculty Development/Hope Conference for the National Communication Association (NCA), professors Suzanne Condray and Jeff Kurtz were determined to build something meaningful -- to create a vital template for future conferences for the three-year hosting commitment. Evidently, Condray and Kurtz were successful, as were professo  more

Dauch College of Business and Economics Schedules Initial Lecture in McKnight Life Calling Series
ASHLAND, Ohio, Jan. 3 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Ashland University's Dauch College of Business and Economics will hold its first lecture in the McKnight Life Calling Lecture Series on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. This initial lecture of the new series will feature Dr. Bryan Dik, professor of psychology at Colorado State University and also co-founder and Chief Science Officer of J  more

Five Things to Know As You Start Your College Journey
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 2 -- Ohio State University - Mansfield issued the following news release: Choosing a college can be a difficult choice. There are a lot of variables to consider as you figure out which place is going to be the best to help you achieve your dreams. With this in mind, we're here to help with five things you should know about Ohio State Mansfield as you make this crucial decision on the next step in your life. You can complete your degree in Columbus or Mansfield As a first  more

Grants Awarded for Young Agricultural Professionals Programming
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 3 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Agricultural Professionals program recently awarded $500 grants to 10 local YAP groups and one Collegiate Farm Bureau group. Courtesy of Farm Credit Mid-America, the grants fund YAP-focused educational programming or events, aimed at members ages 18-35. The recipients and their programming: Ashland/Wayne Counties YAP Funds will support YAP's third annual Ag Toy Drive in Novem  more

Indian River Medical Center and Martin Health System Join the Cleveland Clinic Health System
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 2 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Media Briefing with hospital leadership on Jan. 9th * * * Cleveland Clinic, Indian River Medical Center and Martin Health System officials announced today that Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) and Martin Health System are now part of the Cleveland Clinic health system, effective Jan. 1 following the recent regulatory reviews and approvals. Moving forward, IRMC and Martin Health will continue all cur  more

Leaders With Ohio State Roots to Command Ohio State Police Division
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 4 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Kimberly Spears-McNatt and Tracy Hahn appointed as new chief and deputy chief * * * The Ohio State University's new chief of police, Kimberly Spears-McNatt, knows what it's like to walk across campus as a new student in a new city. Spears-McNatt grew up in Akron before heading to Ohio State for college. She lived in Canfield Hall, walked to classes, worked on campus and spent time connecting with the communit  more

Lordstown Energy Center Contributes $15,000 to 'Drive It Home Ohio' Campaign
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Jan. 2 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: Officials from the Lordstown Energy Center (LEC) presented a check for $15,000 to members of the Drive It Home Ohio Coalition during a special ceremony December 28 at the United Auto Workers Local 1112 Hall in Warren. LEC Plant Manager Drew Schneider joined Coalition members including Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill, UAW Local 1112 President David Green and Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Preside  more

Madhavi Kadakia Named Associate Dean for Research Affairs at Boonshoft School of Medicine
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 3 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Madhavi Kadakia, Ph.D., chair and professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been named associate dean for research affairs at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, effective Jan. 1. She joined Wright State University in 1999 and has served as department chair since Jan. 1, 2015. She continues to serve in the role. Kadakia attained her bachelor's and master's degrees in microbiology from the Unive  more

National Academy of Engineering, Ohio University Award 2019 Russ Prize
ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 3 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ohio University and the National Academy of Engineering announced today that the 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize will be given to Julio Palmaz, Leonard Pinchuk, John Simpson, Richard Schatz and Paul Yock for innovations leading to the widespread adoption of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), previously known as angioplasty with stent or coronary angioplasty. The $500,000 biennial prize, which recognizes a   more

Ohio Enacts Law That Could Let Out-of-State Groups Sue Ohio Cities and Towns Over Gun Safety Measure
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 3 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news release: The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today criticized the legislature for overriding Gov. Kasich's veto to enact House Bill 228, a bill that could allow out-of-state special interest groups to sue Ohio cities and towns for attempting to enact or enforce local solutions to gun violence. "As  more

Ohio Governor Signs the Buckeye Institute-Championed Best-in-the-Nation Occupational Licensing Reform Policy
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 4 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: The Buckeye Institute's longtime efforts championing the reform and elimination of Ohio's economically-detrimental occupational licensing requirements culminated in the passage of Senate Bill 255 on December 19, which Governor John Kasich then signed into law today. "With the signing of Senate Bill 255, Ohio has gone from being one of the very worst states in the nation on occupational licensing to the very best  more

Ohio State Marching Band Begins 2019 With Rose Parade
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 1 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: The new year is starting like the old one ended for The Ohio State University Marching Band: a marquee performance on one of the biggest stages. The marching band performed in the 130th Rose Parade and the 105th Rose Bowl Game. TBDBITL's 2018 highlights included the band celebrating their debut in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. For the Rose Parade, the marching band entertained crowds in southern   more

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center First in U.S. to Implant Device for Knee Osteoarthritis
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 3 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Device functions as a shock absorber to reduce pressure, create a cushion * * * Surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in the U.S. to implant a new device designed to relieve knee pain and help prevent or delay the need for knee replacements in people with osteoarthritis. For the millions who suffer with the daily pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis, treatments to slow the   more

Persistent Hot Flashes May Lead to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 2 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release: * * * - A new study followed women from the Women's Health Initiative trials for nearly 18 years to examine association between persistent vasomotor symptoms and breast cancer incidence and mortality * * * Studies examining the associ  more

Research Institute Wins $44 Million Award to Support Research in Advanced Structures Technologies for U.S. Air Force
DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 2 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: The United States Air Force awarded the University of Dayton Research Institute a $44-million ceiling contract to support research in advanced structures technologies for aerospace vehicles ranging from planes to unmanned vehicles. The seven-year contract for the Structures Engineering Research Program includes an initial award of $5.7 million for the first three tasks under the program for research in multi-discip  more

UA Joins Ohio Cyber Range in $1.18M Agreement
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 3 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: The University of Akron has been selected to join Ohio's statewide cyber range, an environment to train the cybersecurity workforce in constituencies such as government, public, private, military and education. The Ohio Adjutant General's Department, the Ohio Department of Higher Education and UA today announced that a memorandum of understanding has been signed to UA The $1.18 million agreement will double the   more

Wehrle Art Gallery to Feature Exhibit by Anne Cushman
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 4 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: * * * - Ohio Dominican University's Wehrle Gallery will feature a new exhibit, "With Careful Scrutiny: Anne Cushman and the Art of the Print," from Feb. 3 to April 7, 2019. * * * Ohio Dominican University's Wehrle Gallery will feature a new exhibit, "With Careful Scrutiny: Anne Cushman and the Art of the Print," from Feb. 3 to April 7, 2019. A free opening reception will take place from 2-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb  more

Wright State Board of Trustees Votes to Implement Last, Best Offer for AAUP-WSU
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 4 -- Wright State University issued the following news: The Wright State University Board of Trustees, in an effort to bring closure to a nearly two-year collective bargaining process with the AAUP-WSU executive committee, issued a resolution implementing its last, best offer for the union that represents about 560 of Wright State's more than 3,000 employees. During a meeting on Jan. 4, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously in public session to implement immediately the term  more