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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday February 24, 2019 ( 18 items )  

ASAE Announces 160 Professionals Earned Prominent CAE Credential
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- ASAE-The Center for Association Leadership issued the following news release: One hundred and sixty association executives recently received their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,300 industry leaders worldwide. The Winter 2019 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide on December 7, 2018. They will be honored, along with the summer class of CAEs, during the 2019 A  more

Bay Path University President Carol Leary to Receive Donna Shavlik Award at ACE2019
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 -- The American Council on Education issued the following news release: * * * - ACE Women's Network - Ohio also to be recognized with the ACE State Network Leadership Award * * * ACE announced today that Carol A. Leary, president of Bay Path University in Massachusetts and author of Achieving the Dream: A How-to Guide for Adult Women Seeking a College Degree, will receive the 2019 Donna Shavlik Award. The award will be presented at ACE2019, ACE's 101st Annual Meeting in   more

Broad Support Against Religious Discrimination Filed With US Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: * * * - High court receives briefs in favor of Ohio Christian school prevented by govt from educating in its own building * * * A broad range of legal experts, education groups, and religious organizations and denominations representing Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, and others have filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of an Ohio Christian school prevented from educating in its own buildi  more

Cleveland Clinic-Led Research Finds Rivaroxaban Significantly Reduces Blood Clots and Blood Clot-Related Death in Cancer Patients
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 21 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Results of multicenter trial led by Alok Khorana, M.D., published in New England Journal of Medicine * * * Cleveland Clinic research has found that the blood thinner rivaroxaban significantly reduces venous thromboembolism (VTE) - a blood clot in the venous system - and VTE-related death for outpatient, high-risk cancer patients while they are taking the oral anticoagulant. The study results were pub  more

Explore the Spirituality of Aging in Educational Series at Weber Center
ADRIAN, Michigan, Feb. 18 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: Two Adrian Dominican Sisters are offering an educational series that explores the promises and challenges associated with aging. Sisters Patricia Walter, OP, and Carol Johannes, OP, present the Aging and Spirituality series from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 5, 12, and 19, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center. Sister Patricia taught theology at Siena Heights University in Adrian; Aquinas Institute  more

LDF Delivers Oral Argument Before Ohio Supreme Court in Death Penalty Case
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) Senior Counsel Alexis Hoag argued today before the Ohio Supreme Court that Glen Bates' trial counsel failed to protect his constitutional right to an impartial jury by allowing an individual who expressed unequivocal racial bias against Black people to serve on the jury that convicted and sentenced Mr. Bates to death. In February 2018, LDF fil  more

National Ground Water Association: EPA's Announcement on PFOA and PFOS an Important Step
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 14 -- The National Ground Water Association issued the following news release: Andrew Wheeler, EPA's acting administrator, unveiled the Agency's PFAS action plan to address growing concerns around PFAS tainted drinking water and groundwater nationwide during a press conference in Philadelphia, Pa. In his address, Mr. Wheeler indicated EPA will propose a regulatory determination, which is the next step in the Safe Drinking Water Act process, for establishing a federal ma  more

New Buckeye Institute Research Finds Returning Surplus to Taxpayers Would Lead to 2,100 New Jobs Annually
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 21 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: As Ohio policymakers turn their focus to the state's 2020-2021 biennial budget, The Buckeye Institute's Economic Research Center released its newest report, Sustaining Economic Growth: Tax and Budget Principles for Ohio, which found that returning $210 million in surplus to taxpayers--through permanent lower taxes--would lead to 2,100 more jobs annually while encouraging more economic activity and business inves  more

New Report Shows Ohio Lawmakers Undermine Criminal Sentencing Reform Year After Year
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 19 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: * * * ACLU of Ohio Publishes Latest "Statehouse- to- Prison Pipeline" * * * A new ACLU of Ohio report, issued today, finds that Ohio legislators introduced 137 bills in the last legislative session to send more people to the state's already overcrowded prisons and jails. The report, Ohio's Statehouse-to-Prison Pipeline: 132nd General Assembly 2017-2018, reveals that our elected officials   more

PETA Welcomes Herbal Essences to Its Cruelty-Free Brand List
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 21 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Iconic Procter & Gamble Brand Earns Spot on PETA's 'Beauty Without Bunnies' List * * * Procter & Gamble's Herbal Essences brand has joined PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies program. The well-known brand has been added to PETA's list of companies and brands that don't test on animals and will soon feature PETA's cruelty-free bunny logo on its packaging. Herbal Essences' parent comp  more

Policy Matters Calls for a State Budget That Invests in People, Communities
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 21 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: In coming weeks, Governor Mike DeWine will release his proposal for the 2020-2021 state budget. After years of tax cuts for the wealthy and widening loopholes for special interests, crucial services that support Ohio's people and communities have been deprived of sufficient funding to meet Ohio's needs. From public schools to public transit, P  more

Public Library Fills Key Leadership Positions
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 20 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has filled two key leadership positions. Brett Bonfield was named Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Holbrook Sample was named Chief Technology and Logistics Officer (CTLO). Bonfield begins in his role April 22. He comes from the Princeton Public Library in Princeton, N.J., where he has served as executive director since Janua  more

Raising the Bar: Why One Attorney is Building a Case for More Kindness in Greater Akron
AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 16 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: On more than one occasion, Thomas G. Knoll's name has risen to the top of the list for the region's most prestigious awards. From the Akron Bar Association's Sir Thomas More Award to the Greater Akron Chamber's H. Peter Burg Award, Tom's integrity, hard work and dedication to community service have made him a fitting choice. In October 2018, the Stark & Knoll co-founding attorney added Akron Community Foundat  more

Restoring Tax Cuts, Closing Loopholes Could Add Nearly 40,000 Ohio Jobs
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 18 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: By rolling back tax cuts for the wealthy and closing tax loopholes that mostly benefit corporations, Ohio lawmakers could boost the state's economy with 39,601 new jobs, $1.7 billion in increased wages and add $2 billion to the state's GDP. These are the findings from Policy Matters Ohio, which worked with the Regional Economic Models Inc (REM  more

Runion Reelected to Fifth Term As Chairman of Wyoming State Legislative Board
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Feb. 12 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: Cory L. Runion was reelected by acclamation to his fifth term as Chairman of the Wyoming State Legislative Board during its triennial meeting held in Cheyenne, Wyo., February 5-6, 2019. A member of BLET Division 115 (Cheyenne), Brother Runion is a Union Pacific locomotive engineer who joined the Brotherhood on December 1, 2000. He  more

Scientists Reveal How 3D Arrangement of DNA Helps Perpetuate the Species
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 18 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - Study Reveals Crucial Developmental Period for Father's Ability to Produce Offspring * * * From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA to prepare offspring isn't clear. Using new technology to reveal the 3D organization of DNA in maturing male reproductive cells, scien  more

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and ACLU of Ohio File Federal Lawsuit Against the City of Bedford Over Unconstitutional Nuisance Ordinance
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 20 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: Today The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and the ACLU of Ohio filed a complaint in federal court against the City of Bedford (Ohio), which has enacted and is aggressively enforcing an unconstitutional and discriminatory ordinance known as a criminal activity nuisance ordinance, Bedford Ord. 511.12. This ordinance is primarily and unlawfully used to make housing unavailable to people of colo  more

Thermally-Painted Metasurfaces Yield Perfect Light Absorbers for High-Tech Applications
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 -- The Optical Society issued the following news release: Researchers have discovered that the ancient technique of heating metal to create vibrant colors creates a nanostructured surface that acts as a perfect light absorber. Perfect light absorbers -- materials that absorb more than 99% of a certain color -- can be used for sensing, solar panels, anti-counterfeiting and stealth technologies In the journal Optical Materials Express, researchers from Case Western Reserve Un  more