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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday January 27, 2019 ( 79 items )  

'Congress, the White House, and Business'
DELAWARE, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - Airline Leader, Former White House Congressional Liaison, Ohio Wesleyan Alumnus Nicholas E. Calio to Speak Feb. 6 on Campus * * * Nicholas E. Calio, president and chief executive officer of Airlines for America, will discuss "A Perspective: Congress, the White House, and Business. Bipartisanship in Partisan Politics" at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Ohio Wesleyan University. Calio, a 1975 Ohio Wesleyan graduat  more

'Finian's Rainbow' Brings Enchantment to Caryl Crane Youth Theatre Stage
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Caryl Crane Youth Theatre at BGSU Firelands presents one of Broadway's classic and most original musicals, "Finian's Rainbow," Jan. 31 through Feb. 3. Its song, dance and the luck of the Irish will provide hope for a better world. The award-winning production is sponsored by Bignoli Enterprises of Norwalk, Ohio, and features 30 students from 11 area schools. With a sparkling score of beloved stand  more

'Say Yes to Education' Partnership Supports Low- and Middle-Income Families
GRANVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- Denison University issued the following news release: Denison University is proud to continue its partnership with the New York-based Say Yes to Education program as it expands its reach into Cleveland. Say Yes to Education is a leading, national nonprofit organization that partners with communities to further the goal of making a college degree affordable and attainable for every public high school graduate. As part of the expanded partnership, Denison guarantees t  more

2019 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Winners Announced
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 25 -- The Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the recipients of the 2019 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award - Swarthmore College Libraries, Swarthmore, Pa.; The College of Western Idaho Library, Nampa, Idaho; and Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library, Cleveland, Ohio. Sponsored by ACRL and GOBI  more

About 80% of Wright State Classes Held Today Without Issue, 40% of Represented Faculty Committed to Working
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Wright State University issued the following news: A Wright State University survey of Dayton Campus classes and AAUP-WSU members indicates that approximately 40 percent of faculty are teaching or will teach their classes. This number is up from an anticipated 33 percent of faculty members on Jan. 21. The administration is receiving information that this number will continue to increase. At the Lake Campus, 53 percent of represented faculty are teaching or will teach the  more

Accredited Financial Counselors Ban Together to Support Furloughed Employees
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education issued the following news release: * * * - Virtual and in-person services available to federal employees and families * * * To provide support to the more than 800,000 federal employees who are working without pay during the government shutdown, the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning(R) (AFCPE(R)) has created a web page that lists financial services available to federal employees and the  more

ACLU of Ohio Presented Arguments at First District Court of Appeals in Case Banning Hamilton County Homeless Encampments
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: The ACLU of Ohio presented oral arguments today at the First District Court of Appeals to argue that the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas lacked the jurisdiction to issue an improper, sweeping ban on homeless encampments across Hamilton County. Joe Mead argued for the ACLU of Ohio on behalf of New Prospect Baptist Church, a religious organization harmed by the August 16 ruling. The A  more

AFL-CIO Launches #StopTheShutdown Digital Campaign
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 -- The AFL-CIO issued the following news release: * * * - Ads Will Reach More Than Half a Million Constituents in 10 States * * * With 800,000 federal workers and countless contractors bracing for a second missed paycheck this week, the AFL-CIO has launched a #StopTheShutdown digital ad campaign blanketing 10 targeted states. Running in Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah, the ads are mobilizing thousands of work  more

ALA Announces 2019 Policy Corps Members
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 23 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association (ALA) announced today the names of 10 library and information professionals selected to participate in the 2019 ALA Policy Corps, which aims to develop a cadre of experts with deep and sustained knowledge of national public policies in areas key to ALA's strategic goals. * Kate Alderete, Library Director, Taos Public Library, N.M. * Sharon Edwards, Reference Libra  more

America's Health Insurance Plans Adds Seven New Members
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 -- America's Health Insurance Plans issued the following news release: * * * - Combined, the organizations serve more than 5 million health care consumers * * * Seven health care coverage and solutions providers have become members of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), joining us in our commitment to improve health care for every American: * Bright Health offers individual, family, and Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona, Colorado, and Alabama. This year, Bright He  more

American Federation of Teachers Issues Statement on Wright State University Faculty Strike
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following statement by President Randi Weingarten after the faculty union at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, went on strike in response to the university board of trustees' decision to impose a contract that slashes healthcare and guts academic freedom: Weingarten wrote to AAUP-WSU today to express the AFT's support. "The AFT and our hundreds of thousands of higher education members across the country stand with th  more

ASA Submits 'Friend-of-the-Court' Brief in Ohio Court Case
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Jan. 21 -- The American Subcontractors Association issued the following news release: * * * - ASA Urges Court to Limit Awards Greatly in Excess of Legitimate Claims in Breach of Contract Cases * * * The American Subcontractors Association, along with The Surety & Fidelity Association of America, submitted a "friend-of-the-court" brief on Jan. 4, 2019, asking the Ohio Supreme Court to limit awards greatly in excess of legitimate claims in breach of contract cases involvi  more

Ashland University Partners With Say Yes to Education to Make Higher Education More Affordable
ASHLAND, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: * * * - Those from Ashland University attending the Say Yes to Education event at John Marshall High School in Cleveland on Jan. 18 were (l-r) Vincent Hill, AU senior; W.C. Vance, director of Admissions; Rhonda Pember, director of Marketing; Robert Pool, vice president of Student Affairs; Kevin Doss, chairman of the Board of Trustees; Peter Rios, interim vice president for Enrollment Management; and Diane Bonfiglio  more

BGSU Alumnus David Hainline Advocates for Entrepreneurship
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: * * * - CEO of event management company shares his experiences, teaches new class * * * Successful Bowling Green State University alumni are everywhere, and in every line of work. That's the message alumnus David Hainline, '83 shares with students in a new entrepreneurship class at BGSU. "Don't be afraid to reach out to our alumni -- successful people are everywhere," said Hainline, CEO of CSI   more

BGSU Cheerleading Squads Fare Well at Nationals
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: * * * - Small coed team finishes in first place in the University World Cup Championship * * * The Bowling Green State University cheerleaders competed January 18-20 in the UCA and UDA Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. "These athletes work so hard outside of the classroom and sacrifice most of their winter break in or  more

Bishop Backers Winter Community Day 2019
DELAWARE, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - Free Feb. 16 Event to Feature OWU Basketball Doubleheader, Delaware Expo, Animals, Play Area, More * * * You're invited to join the Bishop Backers on Feb. 16 for Winter Community Day 2019, a free Delaware celebration held in Ohio Wesleyan University's Branch Rickey Arena and Gordon Field House, 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The family-friendly event will include free on-campus parking and free ad  more

Black History Month Speakers Will Discuss 'Where We Go From Here' Feb. 12 and 20 at Stark State College
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- Stark State College issued the following news: The community is invited to join Stark State College students, faculty and staff in hearing guest speakers Bobby Hamlet and Ron Ponder discuss "what's next" in the civil rights movement. Hamlet, who will talk about "The Dream: 50+ Years Later," is a Stark State alumnus and past present of the student group Heads Up. He will reflect on the civil rights movement given today's political climate and social unrest. His ta  more

Blues & Americana Concert Scheduled at the Gathering Place on Feb. 1
MARIETTA, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College is hosting An Evening of Blues & Americana Music at 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 1st, at the newly renovated Gathering Place -- at the corner of Seventh and Butler streets. Featuring The Dany Franchi Band and The Kara Grainger Band, the event will benefit music education. Admission is $10. Beer, wine and food will be available at the cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. Franchi was born in Genoa, Italy,   more

Breastfeeding Rates Increase When Newborn Baths Delayed
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 21 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new Cleveland Clinic study found that waiting to bathe a healthy newborn 12 or more hours after birth increased the rate of breastfeeding exclusivity during the newborn hospital stay. The paper was published Jan. 21 in the Journal for Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. Heathe  more

Changes to Ohio Match Program Allow for Greater Flexibility in Scholarship Giving
ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: More than $580,000 in scholarship funding has been awarded to Ohio University undergraduates over the past three fiscal years, thanks to donors who have contributed to a historic investment in student accessibility and affordability that is expanding in its final months to include regional campuses and specific programs. Known as The OHIO Match, the six-year Undergraduate Scholarship Investment Program began July 1, 20  more

CIM Opera Theater Presents Rameau's Hippolyte Et Aricie
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Cleveland Institute of Music issued the following news: CIM Opera Theater--with guest director Ellen Hargis, conductor Harry Davidson and the CWRU Baroque Orchestra--will present Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie February 27 - March 2 in Kulas Hall. These performances are presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Joint Music Program between CIM and CWRU. Rameau's sumptuous opera Hippolyte et Aricie takes us into a magical world of heroes and lovers, goddess  more

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Establishes Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Center for the Most Fragile Babies
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: Cincinnati Children's has established a Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Center that provides advanced imaging and a team approach to care for the most fragile babies with abnormalities of the lung, heart and airway due to premature birth. BPD is a common and chronic lung disease, particularly in infants born more than two months early and who need respiratory support for long peri  more

Clark State to Host CyberSecurity Awareness Day
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College will host a CyberSecurity Awareness Day on Friday, January 25 at the Beavercreek location, 3775 Pentagon Boulevard; and on Friday, February 1 at the Springfield campus, 570 East Leffel Lane in LRC Security National Bank Community Rooms 207/209. Clark State faculty, staff, students and high school students will learn about career opportunities and possible internships in   more

Cleveland Celebrates Historic Day That Will Change the Lives of Its Children and Alter the City's Future
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Cleveland Foundation issued the following news release: There's no more asking "what if?" Today, Cleveland officially became the fourth Say Yes to Education community-wide chapter in the nation, upping the city's game for thousands of children - which will ultimately help create a thriving center city and a robust regional economy. Highlights of the announcement include: Scholarships for 25 Years Over the next 25 years, eligible students living in Cleveland* and a  more

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Appoints New Leaders-in-Residence
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law has appointed four community leaders as Leaders-in-Residence. Jose C. Feliciano '75, a former partner with Baker & Hostetler, Sharon Sobol Jordan, chief executive officer of the Unify Project, Carter Strang '84, a partner at Tucker Ellis, andSonali Wilson, Cleveland State University general counsel, will support C|M|LAW's educational mission wh  more

Conference Presents Challenges, Solutions for Sustainable Communities
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and current head of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, says that despite the looming challenges we face due to climate change, she still has hope. Robinson was a keynote speaker for The Ohio State University 2019 Community Engagement Conference held this week in the Ohio Union. Hundreds of faculty, students, staff and community partners filled ballrooms and ex  more

Deborah Delisle Named President of Alliance for Excellent Education
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 -- The Alliance for Excellent Education issued the following news release: * * * - Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education, Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction to Succeed Gov. Bob Wise * * * The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) today announced that Deborah (Deb) Delisle will replace Gov. Bob Wise as its next president and chief executive officer (CEO) on February 1. Delisle brings more than forty years of experience as a teache  more

Faculty Recital Showcases Trombonists From Cleveland Pops and Jazz Orchestras
ASHLAND, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: The Ashland University Department of Music presents a faculty recital featuring Dr. Scott Garlock, professor of Music, on trombone along with guest ensemble Le Bon Bones on Monday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The evening's concert will present a program of trombone music culled from the 16th century to the current millennium. Selections wi  more

Financial Oversight Council Member to Speak at Ashbrook Center Lecture Series Luncheon
ASHLAND, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Thomas E. Workman, a member of the United States Financial Stability Oversight Council, will speak on the topic of "Financial Stability Oversight Council: What it is and How it Works" at the Ashbrook Center's Major Issues Lecture Series on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 12 noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus. Tickets for this lunch and lecture event are $20 per person or $160 for a table of eigh  more

Generous Donation to CIM From Bruce and Ann Higley Keeps "Ashkenazy Piano" in Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- Cleveland Institute of Music issued the following news: A generous donation from Cleveland Institute of Music Trustee Bruce Higley and his wife Ann has provided CIM students and faculty with a "new" Steinway. Because of the Higleys' gift, CIM piano technician Jeff Krill artfully restored a 32-year-old, satin ebony Steinway and Sons Model D piano to its previous glory. The piano now sits grandly on the stage of Mixon Hall, ready for more performances. The Higleys   more

Greater Cleveland Food Bank Leads the Way by Raising Wages
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Across Ohio, a large network of nonprofit organizations works to fight hunger, provide child care, treat illness and deliver vital services that Ohioans need. Their work stabilizes families and reduces the worst effects of poverty. Yet many of those same organizations rely on a low-paid staff themselves struggling with financial hardship. To m  more

Greenland Ice Melting Rapidly, Study Finds
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 21 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Southwest part of the country could be major contributor to sea level rise * * * Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought--and will likely lead to faster sea level rise--thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth's atmosphere, a new study has found. Scientists concerned about sea level rise have long focused on Greenland's southeast and northwest regions, where large gla  more

Groups File Appeal of OEPA Water Permit for Coal Mine in the Perry State Forest
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following news release: Today, the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) and Friends of Perry State Forest filed an appeal with the Environmental Review Appeals Commission, challenging a Clean Water Act permit issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) for a controversial proposed coal strip mine on more than 500 acres of the Perry State Forest. "If it proceeds, this strip mine will disrupt the lives of nearby resid  more

Guest Artist Marina Lomazov Highlights David D. Dubois Piano Competition
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Aspiring young pianists and audiences will find inspiration in Marina Lomazov, this year's guest artist for the eighth annual David D. Dubois Piano Competition. Hosted by the College of Musical Arts, this year's event features 23 accomplished high school pianists competing for prizes and having a master class with Lomazov. As part of the competition events, Lomazov will present a solo piano recita  more

Internet of Things Collaborative Caps Successful First Year With Additional $2.2M Grant
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - CWRU, CSU initiative designed to shape region into digital innovation leader * * * The Internet of Things Collaborative (IoTC), a partnership between Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State universities, is bringing together industrial, governmental, educational, neighborhood and non-profit entities in the region to harness IoT's vast potential. To continue building on the IoTC's early success  more

Kautz Family Foundation Gives $1.5 Million to Carl. H. Lindner College of Business
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Donation supports Kautz Attic on fourth floor of new building * * * A $1.5 million gift from the Kautz Family Foundation will establish the Attic Building Enhancement Fund for the University of Cincinnati's Carl H. Lindner College of Business. This donation will help build The Kautz Attic on the fourth floor of the new Carl H. Lindner College of Business facility, scheduled to open in fall 2019. As   more

Labor Voices: GM Leaves Workers' Futures Uncertain
DETROIT, Michigan, Jan. 23 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: The focus of General Motors' November announcement shutting down plants in Lordstown, Ohio; Hamtramck and Warren, Michigan; and Baltimore, Maryland shouldn't be about money. It should be about people. UAW Local 22, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant electrician Paul Meszaros, of Dearborn, says, 'We'll work for heat right now," as he joins others at a candlelight vigil at Hart Plaza, Friday evening, January 18,  more

Lecture Artist Series Focuses on Drug Epidemic
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: As the drug epidemic continues to plague the nation, Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Lecture Artist Series, Jan. 24-26, brings the conversation front and center to not only shed light on the problem, but to explore the services available in Knox County to assist the at-risk population and provide opportunities for citizens to get involved. Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Wetzel wi  more

Library to Offer Fine Amnesty for Furloughed Federal Workers
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton is forgiving fines for furloughed federal workers until the federal government shutdown ends. Federal workers who are cardholders of the Library can have their fines forgiven by coming to any of the Library's 41 locations in Hamilton County in person. They are asked to show they are a federal worker with a form of identification, suc  more

Maine Shared Collections Cooperative to Expand Shared Print Project With OCLC's Sustainable Collection Services
DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: The Maine Shared Collections Cooperative is expanding its work with OCLC's Sustainable Collection Services on a shared print monographs retention project to analyze the group's collections and ensure that copies of important print works are identified, retained and shared among group members. The Maine Shared Collections Cooperative (MSCC), founded by eight of Maine's largest libraries along with Mai  more

Maine Shared Collections Cooperative to Expand Shared Print Project With OCLC's Sustainable Collection Services
DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: The Maine Shared Collections Cooperative is expanding its work with OCLC's Sustainable Collection Services on a shared print monographs retention project to analyze the group's collections and ensure that copies of important print works are identified, retained and shared among group members. The Maine Shared Collections Cooperative (MSCC), founded by eight of Maine's largest libraries along with Mai  more

Marietta College Hires Proven Leader As Vice President for Enrollment Management
MARIETTA, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College President William N. Ruud announced today (January 25, 2019) the appointment of Scot Schaeffer as the College's Vice President for Enrollment Management. Schaeffer will assume the role on March 5. "Scot Schaeffer has a long and successful record in student recruitment and retention efforts, so we are confident he will be a strong leader and provide stability within our enrollment management team,"   more

Metcalfes Receive Award of Excellence at MLK Breakfast
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University education professors were honored for their stance against injustice during Monday's 16th Annual Knox County Dr. King Celebration Breakfast. Drs. Sharon and Steve Metcalfe were the first couple presented the Beulah Apostolic Award of Excellence for their personal and professional response to the concerns and challenges of racism. "After conducting a year-long the  more

More AAUP-WSU Faculty Report to Their Classrooms
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- Wright State University issued the following news: On the second day of the AAUP-WSU strike, more bargaining unit faculty members are opting to teach their classes. A Wright State survey of the Dayton and Lake campuses found approximately 43 percent of AAUP-WSU faculty are teaching or will teach their classes. The administration welcomes striking faculty who choose to return to the classroom. Of all classes offered Jan. 23 on Wright State's Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedu  more

MVNU Music Department Earns Full Accreditation
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Music Department is pleased to announce that all programs and degrees within the department have been reaccredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Having received initial accreditation in 2009, the MVNU music program moves from associate member status to full member status. This reaccreditation was given after a thorough self-evaluation  more

Nationwide Children's Hospital Announces Plans to Dedicate the Abigail Wexner Research Institute
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Retiring CEO, Steve Allen, MD, to be honored with creation of the Allen Distinguished Scholar in Pediatric Research * * * Today, Nationwide Children's Hospital announced plans to rededicate the hospital's Research Institute as the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. This renaming recognizes Ms. Wexner, whose ongoing, passionate advocacy has ushered in a period  more

ODU Project Supports Victims of Human Trafficking & Homelessness
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: * * * - In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month and in support of the University's 2018-19 academic theme of "Justice," ODU will host "Not for Sale: Coming Together to End Human Trafficking" from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 26. * * * Ohio Dominican University is partnering with Central Ohio Catholic high schools to support victims of human trafficking and homelessness. In recognition of Human Tra  more

Ohio Democratic Party Welcomes New House Democratic Leadership Team
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chairman David Pepper on the election of the Ohio House Democrats' leadership team including State Rep. Emilia Sykes as democratic leader, Rep. Kristin Boggs as assistant leader, Rep. Kent Smith as democratic whip and Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson as assistant whip: "We couldn't be more excited to welcome the newly elected Ohio House Democratic leadership team, reflecting the strength of diversity in our great stat  more

Ohio State Will Commit $45 Million to Need-Based Student Aid Next Academic Year
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - State of the University address highlights many of the university's historic successes * * * Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake announced in his 2019 State of the University Address a commitment of more than $45 million to support efforts to make an excellent Ohio State education more accessible and affordable. Drake spoke to students, faculty and staff in the U.S. Bank Theater in the Ohio Unio  more

Ohio Trustees Release Funding for New Medical Education Facility
ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine moved ahead on its plan to create a new medical education facility in Athens, when the Ohio University Board of Trustees approved release of the balance of funding for the $65 million project during its meeting Jan. 18. The board had previously approved about $9 million toward the project; the Board's action released the remaining $56 million. The main part of th  more

Ohio Union Bosses Back Down From Class Action Lawsuit Challenging 'Window Period' Scheme Designed to Block Workers' Janus Rights
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - AFSCME union officials quickly settle: rather than litigate, will stop enforcing unconstitutional policy and refund to workers blocked from stopping forced dues * * * A federal First Amendment lawsuit brought by National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys for a group of Ohio public sector employees against American Federation of State, County and Munic  more

OHIO's New 'Challenging Dialogues' Lecture Series Begins Jan. 24
ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - Series to provide outlet for campus-wide discussions of varied issues sparking national, international debate * * * The first lecture in Ohio University's new "Challenging Dialogues" lecture series will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in Baker University Center Ballroom A with Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse. The lecture, which will also be live-streamed,  more

OhioHealth, Ohio University Continue Strong Partnership
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: * * * - New Ohio University Provost takes first tour of OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital * * * What does it take for two highly successful organizations to come together and build what some to consider a model for partnership? Ohio University and OhioHealth have built a foundation that is showing real staying power. "What we are doing is so much more that training a cohort of students," said Dr. Kenneth H. Johnson  more

Precision Metalforming Association Hires Workforce Development Director
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- The Precision Metalforming Association issued the following news release: The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) announces the hiring of Stacey Schroeder as workforce development director. Ms. Schroeder will manage the overall strategic direction of PMA's workforce development initiatives, including METALFORM EDU, the association's new online training system designed specifically for the metalforming industry. "We are excited to bring Stacey on board to help   more

Public Library Celebrates African American Read-In With Author Derrick Barnes
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: Join the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Main Library, for a celebration of African-American literature. Explore the Library's collection of books by African-American authors and illustrators, enjoy a full day of public readings and performances and get creative with hands-on activities. The featured guest is Derrick B  more

Seven Marietta Students Selected for OPCICA Honor Band
MARIETTA, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Seven Marietta College students have been selected by the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association (OPCICA) to perform in both the Honor Concert Band and Honor Jazz Ensemble on Jan. 26-27. This year's Honor Band Weekend will be hosted at Capital University Conservatory of Music. The concert begins at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, and is free and open to the public. The students representing Marietta C  more

Stargel Stadium Groundbreaking is Festive Affair
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news: It was a festive affair at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Stargel Stadium. Approximately 300 people attended the event at Taft IT High School, including students, staff and members of the community. "This is an exciting time for Cincinnati Public Schools as we launch a new era in athletics for teams across our district," said Superintendent Laura Mitchell. "My promise today, as we move forward with co  more

Terra State Board of Trustees Elects Officers
FREMONT, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- Terra State Community College issued the following news release: The Terra State Community College Board of Trustees elected officers at their January 23, 2019 meeting. Kay Reiter, Sandusky County Commissioner, was elected as Chair of the Board. Mike Waleryszak, President of Crescent Manufacturing Company, was elected as Vice Chair. John Hoty, President of Hoty Enterprises, was appointed Sergeant at Arms/Parliamentarian. Linda Reis, Vice President and Secretary/Tre  more

The Buckeye Institute's Daniel Dew Named to Ohio Supreme Court Task Force to Examine Ohio's Bail System
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: The Buckeye Institute's Daniel J. Dew has been named to the Ohio Supreme Court's Task Force to Examine the Ohio Bail System, which held its first meeting Wednesday. Over the next few months, the task force will bring together judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, defense lawyers, and criminal justice experts to suggest changes to improve Ohio's bail system. "Under Ohio's current pretrial system, whether a perso  more

The Wealth and Poverty Theme Presents the Ohio University Week on Immigrants, Feb. 1-8
ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Immigration has become a significant political issue across the world. An estimated 258 million people worldwide live in a country other than their country of birth. Nearly 50 million now live in the United States. The Wealth and Poverty Week on Immigrants brings the Ohio University community together to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by global migration flows both here and abroad. "Immigration is   more

Thousands of Ohioans Stand With the Workers of Lordstown
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: * * * - Ohio Dems Deliver 7,000+ Petition Signatures to Save GM Lordstown * * * During the Fight for the Future of Lordstown event Thursday night at Lordstown High School, the Ohio Democratic Party delivered 7,223 petition signatures that have been gathered from people across the state calling on General Motors to save the Lordstown plant and protect Ohio jobs. "The Lordstown community and surrounding areas have  more

Three New Members Appointed to Stark State College Board of Trustees
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- Stark State College issued the following news: Gerald Gilin, Karen Lefton and Elaine Russell Reolfi have been named to the Stark State College Board of Trustees by the Stark County Educational Services Center (ESC) governing board. Gerald Gilin, of Hartville, is the director of training and development at DRB Systems in Green, where he oversees the design, development and delivery of learning programs for employees and customers. Prior to joining DRB, he held sen  more

UC Alumnus Spent Career Making Nuclear Power Safe
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: The United States is the largest producer of nuclear power, with 30 percent of the world's nuclear generation of electricity, according to the World Nuclear Association. About one-tenth of that electricity is from Illinois alone, a state with 11 nuclear reactors. University of Cincinnati alumnus Dennis (Denny) Demoss (nuclear engineering '77) made his career ensuring that these Illinois reactors, and the ones   more

UC Blue Ash to Host 4th Annual Community Dental Day
BLUE ASH, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- The University of Cincinnati's Blue Ash College issued the following news release: For the fourth consecutive year, the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is offering free dental care to the public. The 4th Annual UC Blue Ash Community Dental Day is on Friday, March 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Dental Hygiene Clinic on the UC Blue Ash College campus (9555 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236). Registration will begin at 8  more

UC Blue Ash to Host 4th Annual Community Dental Day
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - The UC Blue Ash dental hygiene program is again teaming up with local dentists to provide free dental care to the public on March 1 * * * For the fourth consecutive year, the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is offering free dental care to the public. The 4th Annual UC Blue Ash Community Dental Day is on Friday, March 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Dental  more

UC Medical Student Launches LGBT Health Care Publication
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - 'Pride in Practice' serves as a resource for change * * * Haidn Foster, a second-year medical student at the University of Cincinnati, recently launched the online publication Pride in Practice to offer more comprehensive LGBT health care education for medical students, residents, physicians and other health care workers. "I wanted to advance the state of LGBT health care education," explains Foster  more

UC Psychologist Works With Victims of Human Trafficking for CHANGE
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month * * * Maria Espinola, PsyD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, has made it a focus of her career to help victims of trauma, particularly women and children who have become victims of human trafficking. "Cincinnati's geographic location, transient popula  more

UC Students Design Butt Brake for Service People With Injuries
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: Students at the University of Cincinnati are developing a special bike brake for service men and women who have been injured in the line of duty. Rather than using a traditional hand brake, these bikes use a "butt brake," a brake lever system placed on the back of a bike seat. The butt brake is ideal for people who have lost feeling in their hands. The project is a collaboration between UC students, Quality of  more

UC Students Publish Frontier Research on Membranes for Desalination
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: Water is the cornerstone of life on Earth. Yet nearly 40 percent of the world's population faces water scarcity, according to a 2017 UNESCO report. Increased industrial activities put pressure on these limited water resources by discharging damaging, highly concentrated brine into the environment. To mitigate the growing problems of brine waste, many researchers turn to membrane desalination to separate concen  more

UC Team Uses Design to Combat Opioid Crisis
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Naloxone-dispensing device AntiOD aims to educate the public and make overdose reversal medication more accessible * * * Like many cities across the country, Cincinnati has been rocked by the opioid epidemic, with an ever-fluctuating range of 50 to 80 overdoses per week across the Tristate. Many of those victims are revived by the overdose reversal medication, naloxone, which has proven to be a cruci  more

UF Telehealth Center Has New Website, Offering Fellowship Opportunity
FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay's Telehealth Center, which pairs College of Pharmacy students with patients for optimal learning and health outcomes, has a new website and fellowship program. Located at telehealthcenter.findlay.edu, the site explains the program's benefits and services that fill the gaps for patients who need extra care and assistance in medication therapy management and chronic care management. M  more

ULI & CSU Host Discussion of Cleveland Real Estate Market
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Urban Land Institute Cleveland and Cleveland State University will host a community discussion to highlight the current and future state of the regional real estate market on January 31. It will include the release of ULI Cleveland's 2019 real estate trends study for Northeast Ohio. The annual report provides an assessment of regional economic and demographic changes, overall real estate trends and sector   more

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Gigi Secuban Announces Search Committee for Director of Ohio University's LGBT Center
ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 22 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Gigi Secuban has announced that the search committee for Ohio University's next director of Ohio University's LGBT center has been formed. Ohio University Zanesville Dean Jeremy Webster will serve as chair of the search committee. The University is conducting a nationwide search to recruit qualified applicants. In the coming weeks, the search committee will assist Dr. Secuban  more

Watson Family Establishes Scholarship at Marshall School of Medicine
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Jan. 24 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Huntington native and former Marshall University basketball player Larry W. Watson, M.D., and his wife, Bridget, have established an endowed scholarship with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine to assist future medical students. Since graduating from Marshall's school of medicine in 1986, Larry Watson has remained actively involved with the school, including serving as president   more

Wetzel Encourages MVNU Students to Be Part of Drug Crisis Cure
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Wetzel implored students and faculty of Mount Vernon Nazarene University to become part of the solution to the drug epidemic, during Thursday evening's Lecture Artist Series keynote address. "We are embroiled in a massive ground war," Wetzel said. "It's a fight for the physical safety and mental health of our own community, and the communities where yo  more

Wright State Files for State Labor Board to Determine AAUP-WSU Strike is Unauthorized
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 24 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Wright State University today requested the State Employment Relations Board (SERB) to declare the ongoing AAUP-WSU strike unauthorized under Ohio law. The university, in a detailed filing with SERB, presented evidence that the AAUP-WSU is striking for a reason prohibited by state law. The filing also states the AAUP-WSU's strike is unauthorized because its executive committee specifically instructed all members in writi  more

Wright State Film Grad Hannah Beachler Nominated for Oscar for Her Work on 'Black Panther'
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 23 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Wright State motion pictures graduate Hannah Beachler was nominated for an Academy Award for her work on the blockbuster film "Black Panther." Beachler, who graduated from Wright State in 2005, is the first African American to receive an Oscar nomination in the Best Production Design category. It is one of seven nominations the film received, including for Best Picture. The Oscars air at 8 p.m. on Feb. 24. Beachler was   more

Wright State Offers 3D Printing Demonstration at Governor's Air Force Museum Event
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- Wright State University issued the following news: By Jim Hannah Young students from around the region got a valuable lesson in 3D printing at the National Museum of the United States Air Force thanks to the Wright State University College of Engineering and Computer Science. Faculty members and students from the college set up and manned a 3D printing display at the museum all day on Jan. 13 as part of Science Discovery and Family Fun Day, which was attended by Gov. Mi  more

Wright State University: Intelligent Design
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 25 -- Wright State University issued the following news: * * * - Wright State grad student Angela Reichelderfer creates historical dressmaking exhibit as part of her master's thesis * * * By Jim Hannah She's known as the Merry Dressmaker. Wright State University graduate student Angela Reichelderfer has designed and sewn seven historical dresses as part of her master's thesis project and art exhibit. It's a dazzling display of fabrics, frills, flounces and ruffles -- rang  more