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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday March 03, 2019 ( 20 items )  

26 Eminent Policy Groups Call on U.S. Supreme Court to Hear The Buckeye Institute's Case Uradnik V. IFO
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 26 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: On Monday, February 25, five nationally renowned public policy organizations filed amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court in support of The Buckeye Institute's case Uradnik v. Inter Faculty Organization, which calls for an immediate end to laws that force public-sector employees to accept a union's exclusive representation. These latest amicus brief filings bring the number of public policy groups i  more

80 Percent of Gas Stations are Selling Gas for $2.50 or Cheaper
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 25 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: * * * - Ohio is one of four states in the country with gas price averages more expensive than a year ago * * * Motorists can fill up for $2.50 or less at four in five gas stations throughout the country despite more than 40 states seeing gas price averages increase on the week. At $2.39, the national gas price average is eight cents more expensive than last week and 12 cents more expensive than last month, yet   more

AAA: Driving in the U.S. is on the Rise
TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 27 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: * * * - Americans spend 70 billion hours behind the wheel * * * Americans spend an additional 20 minutes driving each week compared to 2014, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Over the course of the year, Americans collectively spent 70 billion hours behind the wheel - an eight percent increase since 2014. Each week, drivers travel more than 220 miles. Add it up and Americans dri  more

ACE Names Sophia Norcott and Brendyn Melugin 2018 Students of the Year
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- The American Council on Education issued the following news release: Sophia Norcott, a communications major and media manager from Vancouver, Washington, and Brendyn Melugin, an Army veteran and psychology student from Cincinnati, Ohio, are ACE's 2018 Students of the Year. Norcott, a student at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), and Melugin, who is studying at the University of North Georgia (UNG), will be presented with the honor at the closing plenary session Ma  more

ACF Funds Distribute Nearly $3.2M in Quarterly Grants
AKRON, Ohio, March 1 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: Today, Akron Community Foundation announced grants totaling $3,188,714, including $530,981 in competitive education and early learning grants chosen by the foundation's Community Investment Committee. This quarter's education and early learning funding included a $10,000 grant to Alchemy Inc. to support its group mentoring program for urban adolescents in Akron Public Schools. The nationally acclaimed program  more

Business Conditions Report: February 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 25 -- The Precision Metalforming Association issued the following news release: Metalforming companies forecast an upturn in business conditions during the next three months, according to the February 2019 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 109 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada. The February report shows that 27% of participants anticipa  more

Celebrate International Women's Month With Health Fair at the Main Library
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 25 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: In honor of International Women's Month in March, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is holding a Women's Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Main Library, located at 800 Vine St. in downtown Cincinnati. This event is free and open to the public. The Women's Health Fair includes nearly a dozen partner organizations such as Women Helping Women,  more

Central Ohio Technical College Explores Offering Nation's Only Two-Year Ceramic Technology Degree
NEWARK, Ohio, Feb. 19 -- The American Ceramic Society issued the following news: Opportunities in the field of ceramic engineering technology have taken a significant step forward with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Central Ohio Technical College (COTC), the Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, and The American Ceramic Society (ACerS). Through today's MOU signing, the entities have agreed to work together to launch at COTC the only two-year Ceramic Engineering Techno  more

Cleveland Clinic Again Named One of the World's Most Ethical Companies
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 26 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Cleveland Clinic has again been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies, according to the Ethisphere Institute, which honors companies that drive positive change in the business community and societies around the world. For the ninth time in the past 11 years, Cleveland Clinic ranks among a group of organizations that the Ethisphere Institute considers to be a "driving force for improving communities, b  more

Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., Outlines 2018 Successes, 5-Year Strategy in Annual State of the Clinic Address
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 27 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: During today's annual State of the Clinic address, Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., outlined the successes of 2018 and announced a five-year strategic plan to double the number of patients served over the next 5 years, while making Cleveland Clinic "the best place for care anywhere, and the best place to work in healthcare." "We are a beacon of hope for millions," Dr. Mihaljevic told car  more

Cleveland Clinic Commits to Community Service With Shared-Mission Organizations
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 27 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Caregivers given opportunity for paid time off to give back to community * * * Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., announced a broad expansion of caregiver community service. Dr. Mihaljevic made the announcement this morning during the annual State of the Clinic address, delivered from the InterContinental Hotel on Cleveland Clinic's main campus. Cleveland Clinic is breaking new  more

Farm Bureau to Support Farmer's Legal Action Against Lake Erie Bill of Rights
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 27 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has pledged its support to member and Wood County farmer Mark Drewes, who today filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality and legal status of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights. Toledo voters yesterday approved creation of LEBOR during a special election. Drewes' suit was filed in the Federal District Court for Northern Ohio. LEBOR grants rights to Lake Erie and empowers  more

Four Elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame
SARASOTA, Florida, Feb. 19 -- The American Accounting Association issued the following news release: The American Accounting Association has elected four new members to The Accounting Hall of Fame. The four, William L. Campfield, Major J. Lee Nicholson, Zoe-Vonna Palmrose, and Stephen H. Penman, will be formally inducted at the August 2019 annual meeting of the AAA in San Francisco. The Hall of Fame originated at Ohio State University in 1950, and inducted 97 members over the decades of its ac  more

Internet Association Opens Illinois Office and Hires Midwest Executive Director
CHICAGO, Illinois, Feb. 26 -- The Internet Association issued the following news release: Internet Association (IA) today announced the opening of a Midwest regional office in Chicago, Illinois, with Colleen Daley joining the organization as Midwest Executive Director. This expansion represents a significant addition to IA's 50-state government affairs program and existing offices in California, Washington State, and New York. The internet sector represents 6 percent of U.S. GDP and employs ne  more

Menopause Journal Issues 12 Research Articles in February 2019 Edition
PEPPER PIKE, Ohio, Feb. 25 -- Menopause, a journal from the North American Menopause Society that says it features applied basic science and clinical guidelines on all aspects of menopause, published 12 research articles on the following topics in its February 2019 edition: * Bazedoxifene-induced vasodilation and inhibition of vasoconstriction is significantly greater than estradiol * Changes in adiposity and other factors in relation to age at natural menopause: analyses from the coronary art  more

Ohio Hospital Association to Advance Effective Prescribing Practices, Education Through Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation Grant
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 1 -- The Ohio Hospital Association issued the following news release: The Ohio Hospital Association Institute for Health Innovation is expanding continuing education for opioid prescribers and benchmarking analysis of provider prescribing at Ohio hospitals this year. These new efforts are supported by the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation which awarded OHA with a grant totaling $612,773 for its Educating Ohio's Prescribers project. The project will conclude in 2022.   more

Policy Matters Ohio Recommends Principles for Criminal Justice Reform
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 28 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Policy Matters Ohio today, in a letter to Senate President Larry Obhof, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair John Eklund, and Senator Cecil Thomas, Ranking Minority member of the Judiciary Committee, recommended five principles for meaningful criminal justice reform in Ohio. As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins considering what to include in Se  more

Policy Matters: Use Gas Tax Hike to Fund Transit Too
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 27 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: As state policymakers contemplate raising the gas tax to fund much-needed repairs to Ohio's highways and roads, Policy Matters Ohio asked the House Finance committee to set aside part of that new revenue to fund public transit. With a $1 billion hole in the transportation budget, Governor Mike DeWine proposed increasing the gas tax by $0.18 a   more

Shake Your Shamrocks During St. Patrick's Day Celebration of Song & Dance
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 28 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: * * * - Dark Moll, McGing Irish Dancers perform March 15 at Main Library * * * Celebrate St. Patrick's Day a little early with a family-friendly tribute to Irish heritage featuring music by Dark Moll and a performance by the McGing Irish Dancers. The 37th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration of Song and Dance, sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library, starts at 11:45 a.  more

Three States Develop BMP Guidelines for Golf Courses
LAWRENCE, Kansas, Feb. 27 -- The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America issued the following news release: * * * - Georgia, Nebraska and Ohio publish statewide best management practices with grants from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America * * * As part of an initiative of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), golf course superintendents and related organizations in Georgia, Nebraska and Ohio have developed and published best management  more