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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday February 10, 2019 ( 22 items )  

Alliance for the Great Lakes: Water Affordability - Current Efforts Are Just Drop in Bucket
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 8 -- The Alliance for the Great Lakes issued the following statement: Yesterday, Great Lakes Today and American Public Media released a new investigative report - So Close, So Costly. The nine-month investigation examined the cost of drinking water in six Great Lakes cities: Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Detroit, Buffalo, and Duluth. The reporters found costs rising at alarming rates, impacting poor families the most. In response to the report, Alliance for the Great Lak  more

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Announces Its Musculoskeletal Tumor (MsT) Registry Pilot
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Feb. 6 -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons issued the following news release: * * * - Year-long effort includes six pilot sites at major U.S. academic center * * * The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)--in collaboration with the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS)--announced the launch of a Musculoskeletal Tumor (MsT) Registry feasibility pilot to begin capturing data on orthopaedic oncology, bone tumor procedures in a structured and scalable wa  more

API-NABTU Advance Safety for Workers Through Joint Training Courses
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 -- The American Petroleum Institute issued the following news release: Today, API President and CEO Mike Sommers and North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey announced the start of new training courses on pipeline construction safety in West Virginia, Ohio and California as part of a groundbreaking partnership that was launched less than a year ago. "Safety remains the number one priority for the natural gas and oil industry and we are constantl  more

Chambers Partner to Update Regional Employment Opportunities for Displaced General Motors, Other Workers
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Feb. 7 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has again partnered with the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Greater Akron Chamber and Medina County Economic Development Corporation in Ohio and the Shenango Valley and Lawrence County chambers in Pennsylvania to build a list of companies within the respective region that are hiring and willing to offer work opportunities to displaced workers from General   more

Draft Order of the Major League Lacrosse 2019 Collegiate Draft Presented By Cascade
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 4 -- Major League Lacrosse issued the following news: Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today the draft order for the 2019 Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade, set to be held on Saturday, March 9 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. Draft/Waiver Order 1) Ohio Machine 2) Florida Launch 3) Boston Cannons 4) Atlanta Blaze 5) Charlotte Hounds 6) New York Lizards 7) Chesapeake Bayhawks 8) Dallas Rattlers 9) Denver Outlaws There will be seven roun  more

ELPC Sues US EPA for Compliance Plan to Reduce Phosphorus Pollution in Western Lake Erie
TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 7 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - ELPC asks Court to keep EPA on Schedule to Clean Up Lake Erie * * * The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) today filed a new related lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio challenging the United States Environmental Protection Agency's approval of an Ohio EPA July 2018 report as legally inadequate. The Ohio EPA's 2018 report provided no effec  more

Feminist Criminology Journal Issues 6 Research Articles in January 2019 Edition
COLUMBUS, OHio, Feb. 5 -- Feminist Criminology, a journal that says it features women, girls and crime within the context of a feminist critique of criminology from the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology, published six research articles on the following topics in its January 2019 edition: * After Rape: Mexican Women's Help-Seeking and Access to Emergency Health Care in Public Prosecutor's Offices * Gender-Responsive Intervention for Female Juvenile Offenders: A   more

Flurry of Fake Net Neutrality Bills Are More Smoke and Mirrors From Cable-Backed Republicans
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- The Free Press issued the following news release: On Thursday, Reps. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers (R-Washington) and Greg Walden (R-Oregon) announced at a Subcommittee on Communications & Technology hearing that they would introduce separate pieces of legislation they falsely claim will protect the open internet. Full text for all of these bills was not immediately available or public when Republican members referenced them at the hearing. If passed in   more

IATSE Broadcast Department Director Sandra England Retires
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 7 -- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees issued the following news: Sandra England, the Director of the Broadcast Department of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), announced her retirement today. A replacement director has not yet been announced. England started her IATSE career working under a Local 12 contract during the first season of BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio. She joined Local 611 in Santa Cruz, CA, as a set lighting tec  more

Independent Community Bankers of America Urges Renomination of Fed Governor Miki Bowman
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Independent Community Bankers of America issued the following news release: * * * - Recently Confirmed Holder of Community Banking Seat Serving Partial Term * * * The Independent Community Bankers of America(R) (ICBA) recently urged President Donald Trump to renominate Michelle "Miki" Bowman for a full term as a member of the Federal Reserve Board. In a letter to Trump and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohi  more

Journal of the American Ceramic Society Issues 68 Research Articles in April 2019 Edition
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 5 -- The Journal of the American Ceramic Society, which focuses research that diverse segments of ceramic science, published 68 research articles on the following topics in its April 2019 edition: * A novel core-shell structured ultra-coarse WC-Co composite powders prepared by fluidized bed chemical vapor deposition * A realization of excellent piezoelectricity and good thermal stability in CaBi2Nb2O9: Pseudo phase boundary * Aging effect on microstructure and property  more

Kroger to Add New Heart Surgery Benefit With Cleveland Clinic Through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 5 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Eligible plan members across the country have access to top-ranked heart surgery expertise * * * Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgery expertise is now accessible at little or no cost to eligible Kroger Co. associates and dependents on the company-sponsored health care plan through the Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Concierge Program in partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio (Anthem) and its a  more

Library Adds More Treehouse Seats With Johnson Foundation Grant
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 4 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: The wait just got a little shorter for cardholders who want to learn to code, create an app or how to design a web page. Thanks to a $10,000 grant from The Johnson Foundation, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County purchased 50 additional licenses for cardholders to use Treehouse for free. Treehouse is an online technology school that offers beginner to advanced cou  more

Major League Lacrosse Potential Draft Picks for the 2019 Collegiate Draft Presented by Cascade
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 5 -- Major League Lacrosse issued the following news: Major League Lacrosse (MLL) reviews the 2019 NCAA collegiate senior class and speculates potential draft picks for the 2019 Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade, set to be held on Saturday, March 9 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. There will be seven rounds in the 2019 MLL Draft presented by Cascade and 63 players will be drafted into MLL. The order in which the nine MLL teams will draft is: Draft/  more

New Young Ag Professionals Leaders Announced
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 8 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Bennett and Liza Musselman of Orient are the new chaircouple of Ohio Farm Bureau's State Young Ag Professionals Committee. Emily Krikke of Greenwich is the new vice chair. Young Ag Professionals are 18 to 35, singles and married, who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. The group includes full- and part-time farmers, OSU Extension  more

NRB Welcomes Liberty HealthShare as the Titanium Sponsor for Proclaim 19
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- National Religious Broadcasters issued the following news release: Liberty HealthShare(SM), a healthcare sharing ministry based in Ohio, is proud to be the Titanium Sponsor for Proclaim 19, the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention that will take place March 26-29, 2019, in Anaheim California. "We are happy to announce that Liberty HealthShare is returning to the NRB Convention as the Titanium Sponsor, and look forward to having them joi  more

On Capitol Hill, Local Leaders Call on Congress to Prioritize Infrastructure
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- The National League of Cities issued the following news release: Today on Capitol Hill, the National League of Cities (NLC), federal leaders and representatives from state municipal leagues held a briefing on the federal-local partnership needed to solve the most pressing challenges of our time, including infrastructure, public safety, workforce development and housing. At the briefing, members of Congress and their staffs heard from U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI),   more

Popp Wins Farm Bureau Discussion Meet
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 4 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Victoria Popp of Cincinnati is the winner of Ohio Farm Bureau's Young Ag Professionals Discussion Meet competition. She won the contest final round held Feb. 1 during the YAP Winter Leadership Experience in Columbus. The Discussion Meet tests participants' subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. It's designed for young ag professionals to work t  more

Precision Metalforming Association Appoints David Klotz as President
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 4 -- The Precision Metalforming Association issued the following news release: The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new president, David C. Klotz, effective February 1, 2019. Klotz will lead the more than 800-member association's work including leading PMA's 40-member staff, directing strategic planning, engaging in membership development and outreach, managing finances, and leading domestic and international advocacy eff  more

Public Citizen: Congress Must Pass Landmark Legislation to Stop Pharma Rip-Offs
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- Public Citizen issued the following statement by President Robert Weissman: Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act to allow the government to negotiate prices for Medicare Part D directly with pharmaceutical corporations and authorize generic competition when negotiations fail. Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and T  more

The Buckeye Institute's Robert Alt Speaks at 2018 Bradley Symposium
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 6 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: On May 15, 2018, Robert Alt, The Buckeye Institute's president and chief executive officer, was a panelist at the 2018 Bradley Symposium: The State of the Constitution where the topic was the expansion of the administrative state. On his panel, Drowning in Bureaucracy, Alt spoke of the administrative threat to civil liberties, and was joined on the panel by Christopher DeMuth, distinguished fellow at the Hudson   more

The Prayer Covenant Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization
MONTGOMERY, Ohio, Feb. 7 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: * * * - The Prayer Covenant Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization * * * The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of The Prayer Covenant of Montgomery, OH. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparency, sound boar  more