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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday March 17, 2019 ( 44 items )  

'The Punisher' Star Floriana Lima Demands End to Near-Drowning Test
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 11 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Lethal Weapon and Supergirl Actor Calls On Ohio Universities, Pharma Giants to Stop Subjecting Rats and Mice to Forced Swim Tests * * * In a new video for PETA, Ohio native and Ohio State University (OSU) alumna Floriana Lima--known for her roles in Lethal Weapon, Supergirl, and Netflix's The Punisher--pulls back the curtain on a laboratory practice called "the forced swim test  more

2019 MLL Draft Results and Players
BOSTON, Massachusetts, March 10 -- Major League Lacrosse issued the following news: Major League Lacrosse (MLL) hosted the 2019 Collegiate Draft presented by Cascade Saturday, March 9 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. The Draft was free of charge to attend and featured representatives from every MLL team. Major League Lacrosse streamed the event for the first time in league history, from their website. More than 550 fans, players, league executives, and sponsors attended the event  more

911: Woman Hemorrhages at Late-term Abortion Clinic Facing Closure
DAYTON, Ohio, March 12 -- Operation Rescue issued the following news release: For the second time in four weeks, the Women's Med Center, a troubled late-term abortion facility owned by nationally-known abortionist Martin Haskell has placed a 911 call for help with a patient suffering a serious medical emergency. The Women's Med Center is known to be one of six abortion facilities in the U.S. that conduct abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy. The most recent incident, which happe  more

ACLU of Ohio Pushing For Stronger Provisions in Senate Bill 3, Legislation on Drug Policy Reform
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 13 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: Yesterday the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio sent a letter to Senator John Eklund stating the organization's suggested amendments to Senate Bill 3, legislation that seeks to change certain drug offenses. The ACLU of Ohio supports any efforts to improve Ohio's criminal justice system, but has noted several ways to strengthen the legislation including: making retroactive and increasin  more

ACS CAN Reacts to Governor's Budget
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 15 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following statement by Director of Government Jeff Stephens: * * * - Today Gov. Mike DeWine released his proposed FY 2020-2021 budget for Ohio. * * * "As an organization dedicated to saving lives, ACS CAN is pleased to see the governor taking steps to address public health initiatives in his budget. However, Ohio is missing some opportunities to enhance existing public health policies that have been prov  more

American Ceramic Society, Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers Extend MCARE Partnership Through 2030
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, March 10 -- The American Ceramic Society issued the following news on March 7: The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) and the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers (KIChE) have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-organize the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE) annual conference, held alternately in Korea and the United States, through 2030. MCARE addresses emerging materials for a sustainable global society and brings together leading glob  more

Award-Winning Nigerian-American Author Nnedi Okorafor to Speak at Main Library
CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 11 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: Join us for an evening with an award-winning novelist whose imagination the New York Times described as "stunning." Cincinnati native Nnedi Okorafor writes African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. She is known for weaving African culture and folklore into creative, evocative settings with memorable characters. She also is the autho  more

Bell, Gielty, Salamah, and Wilbert Receive 2019 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, March 11 -- The Association for Library Service, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Association for Library Service to Children has awarded the 2019 Penguin Random House Young Readers Group Award to Alexandra Bell, Bloomington Public Library (Illinois); Jeanmarie Gielty, Cleveland Public Library (Ohio); Hadeal Salamah, District of Columbia Public Library; Dawn Wilbert, Decatur Public Library (Texas). The $600 stipend, made   more

Cardiovascular Screenings Uncover Two Cases of Diabetes and Significant Levels of High Cholesterol in Middle Schoolers
CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 15 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: A pilot study of 45 middle school kids shows that more than a third of those screened had abnormal levels of blood sugar or high cholesterol. Two had blood sugar levels (HbA1c) in the diabetes range. The study supports routine screening for diabetes and abnormal lipids, but most are not routinely screened, even though the American Academy of Pediatrics and other major medical orga  more

CBA Calls for Uniform National Data Security Standard
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- The Consumer Bankers Association issued the following news release: The Consumer Bankers Association today wrote Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) to offer feedback to the committee's request for information on data privacy, protection and collection. CBA also called on Congress to enact a uniform national standard to ensure consumer data is protected at every step of the payment system, including non-financi  more

City of Columbus Worker Brings Class Action Lawsuit Against Union and City to Halt Unconstitutional Forced Union Dues Scheme
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 14 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - CWA union officials claim workers can be forced to wait years until end of union contract before exercising First Amendment rights to stop dues payments * * * A civil servant in Ohio has filed a federal class action lawsuit with free legal aid from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys against Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 4502 fo  more

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine Issues 7 Research Articles in February 2019 Edition
LYNDHURST, Ohio, March 16 -- The Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal from the Cleveland Clinic that provides clinical information relevant to internal medicine and cardiology, published seven research articles on the following topics in its February 2019 edition: * Aleukemic leukemia cutis * Breast augmentation surgery: Clinical considerations * Dancing sternal wires: A radiologic sign of sternal dehiscence * Heart failure guidelines: What you need to know a  more

Cleveland Clinic Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute to Receive $1 Million From J.B. Hunt
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 11 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Cleveland Clinic's Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute was awarded $1 million from J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. to support construction of robotic operating suites, to be completed by 2020. In appreciation of this generous gift, Cleveland Clinic will name the room for J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the nation's N  more

Farm Bureau Partners With Harness Horsemen's Association
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 12 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ohio Farm Bureau and the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) are forming a new partnership that will help promote and strengthen the state's agricultural community. OHHA is a nonprofit organization serving Standardbred horse owners, breeders, trainers, drivers and fans who participate in the sport of harness racing in Ohio. OHHA, founded in 1953, is supporting Ohio Farm Bureau with $75,000 to   more

Global Down Syndrome Foundation Helps Employ 75 People With Down Syndrome Across the Country
DENVER, Colorado, March 16 -- The Global Down Syndrome Foundation issued the following news release, dated March 12: The Global Member Employment Initiative Grants have provided nearly $65,000 to programs for 33 local Down syndrome organizations across the country and supported a total of 75 employees with Down syndrome In celebration of International Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) awarded its Employment Initiatives grants to eight member organizations   more

Hochheiser Installed as President of the NACS Foundation Board of Directors
OBERLIN, Ohio, March 16 -- The National Association of College Stores Foundation issued the following news release, dated March 14: Stephen Hochheiser, a higher education consultant and longtime publishing executive now based in Northfield, Minn., has been installed as the president of the NACS Foundation Board of Directors, the philanthropic arm of the National Association of College Stores (NACS). In addition, the foundation installed Roger Hailstork and Pam Snow as new directors. Hochheiser  more

Hospital Leaders Appointed to OHA Board of Trustees
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 15 -- The Ohio Hospital Association issued the following news release: The Ohio Hospital Association, the united voice of Ohio's 237 hospitals and 13 health systems, appointed three new members to the Board of Trustees. Michael Canady, MD, CEO, Holzer Health System (Gallipolis), Jeffrey Graham, president & CEO, Adena Health System (Chillicothe), and Thomas Strauss, president & CEO, Sisters of Charity Health System (Cleveland) were appointed to fill vacant seats as at-larg  more

Jason Lorgan of University of California-Davis Receives NACS' Prestigious Aspen Award
OBERLIN, Ohio, March 16 -- The National Association of College Stores issued the following news release, dated March 14: Jason Lorgan, executive director of campus recreation, student unions, and stores at the University of California-Davis, has received the National Association of College Stores' prestigious Aspen Award for his outstanding contributions to the collegiate retailing industry. The Aspen Award, which is presented annually by the NACS Education Committee, salutes a leader who has   more

Journal of Planning Literature Issues 3 Research Articles in February 2019 Edition
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 12 -- The Journal of Planning Literature, a journal that says it aims to give the reader an understanding of the state of knowledge for use in research or professional practice in planning and design from the Ohio State University, published three research articles on the following topics in its February 2019 edition: * Moving to Improve?: A Qualitative Meta-analysis of Neighborhood Violence and Residential Decision-making among Housing Voucher Holders * Shared Equity Hom  more

Kevin Burch Presented Professional Truck Driver Institute's Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, March 12 -- The Truckload Carriers Association issued the following news: * * * - 2019 award recipient is recognized for his passion and commitment to recruiting professional truck drivers into the industry, advancing truck driver training * * * The Professional Truck Driver Institute, Inc. (PTDI) has presented its highest honor, the Lee J. Crittenden Memorial Award, to Kevin Burch, President of Jet Express, Inc. based in Dayton, Ohio. The award ceremony took place during  more

KeyCorp Chairman, CEO Beth E. Mooney Named Chair-Elect of Cleveland Clinic Board of Directors
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 11 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Mooney will succeed Robert E. Rich, Jr., who served as board chair since 2011 * * * Beth E. Mooney, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KeyCorp, has been named chair-elect of Cleveland Clinic's Board of Directors. She will become chair following the Cleveland Clinic's May 6 meeting, succeeding Robert E. Rich, Jr., who has served as Cleveland Clinic's chair since 2011. Mooney, who was elected a v  more

Loopholes Upon Loopholes: Ohio Business Owners Can Double Benefits From Some Deductions
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 12 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Ohio business owners are able to get double tax benefits out of certain deductions to their state income tax, Policy Matters Ohio detailed in a report issued today. They are able to do so by taking advantage of a loophole in the tax break for business owners, often known as the LLC loophole. Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans may be able to tak  more

NACS Textbook Affordability Conference Scheduled for April 14-16 at the University of Minnesota
OBERLIN, Ohio, March 16 -- The National Association of College Stores issued the following news release, dated March 14: Creating affordable, accessible, and effective course materials will be the focus of the National Association of College Stores (NACS) annual Textbook Affordability Conference on April 14-16. The conference will bring together teams of university leaders, faculty, publishers, librarians, and campus store directors to develop new content models to support student success. Spo  more

NALEO Convenes Latino Policymakers for 'Make Census 2020 Count' Advocacy Day
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund issued the following news release, dated March 8: As part of the annual "Make Census 2020 Count" Advocacy Day yesterday, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and Latino elected officials from across the nation spent the day on Capitol Hill educating Members of Congress about the importance of providing full funding for Census 2020, removing the citize  more

Nature Conservancy Issues Statement on H2Ohio Water Quality Initiative
ARLINGTON, Virginia, March 15 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following statement by Ohio State Director Bill Stanley on the H2Ohio water quality initiative: "Today Governor Mike DeWine outlined his H2Ohio water quality initiative, which represents a huge advancement in addressing the water quality issues that have been plaguing Ohio's lakes and rivers. The Nature Conservancy applauds the efforts of the Governor and his team. "We are especially pleased to see included in the plan water-b  more

New Medicaid Restrictions Threaten Health Care for 315,000 Ohioans
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 15 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * - Federal approval of work requirement waiver will reverse progress * * * Federal approval today of the Ohio Department of Medicaid's request to waive standard Medicaid rules and allow the state to impose rigid work requirements threatens health insurance coverage for hundreds of thousands of Ohioans covered under the Medicaid expansi  more

Nominations: 2020 James I. Mueller, Bridge Building and Global Young Investigator Awards
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, March 10 -- The American Ceramic Society issued the following news: The Engineering Ceramics Division invites nominations for the 2020 James I. Mueller, Bridge Building and Global Young Investigator awards. The deadline for submitting nominations for all three awards is July 1, 2019. The James I. Mueller Lecture recognizes the enormous contributions of James I. Mueller to the Engineering Ceramics Division and to the field of engineering ceramics. The award recognizes the acc  more

Ohio Allowed to 'Defund' Planned Parenthood
NEW YORK, March 12 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: Today, the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a law that will drastically restrict access to critical health care and education services in Ohio. In 2016, Governor John Kasich signed the law defunding Planned Parenthood and blocking access to health care and education provided by Planned Parenthood in Ohio. This law strips funding that helps Planned Parenthood provide 70,000 free STD an  more

Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Forms New Partnership With Ohio Farm Bureau
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 13 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio's Electric Cooperatives are forming a new partnership as the two continue their long history of strengthening the state's agricultural and rural communities. Ohio's Electric Cooperatives is a not-for-profit, member-owned utility and trade association that serves 25 electric co-ops and their consumer-members throughout the state. Ohio's Electric Cooperatives is making a $25,0  more

Patient Safety Awards Presented to Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, Nationwide Children's Hospital for Improving Health Outcomes
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 15 -- The Ohio Hospital Association issued the following news release: In recognition of National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 10-16), the Ohio Patient Safety Institute recognizes Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland), Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital (Cleveland) and Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus) as the recipients of the 10th Annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Awards for their work to improve health care outcomes. "Ohio hospitals are the leading providers of  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Trump Budget Will Expand Poverty and Inequality
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 11 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following statement by Senior Project Director Wendy Patton in response to the release of President Trump's fiscal 2020 budget proposal: "Like his past proposals, President Trump's 2020 budget plan would harm countless Ohioans and lead to deepening poverty, shrinking opportunity and growing racial inequality. "If enacted, the Trump budget will slash $1.9 trillion fr  more

Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners Announced in Cleveland
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, March 11 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: The Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the best collegiate journalism in Region 4 with 2018 Mark of Excellence Awards winners. SPJ's Region 4 comprises Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. Honorees received award certificates this weekend at the Region 4 Conference. First-place winners will compete at the national level among other regional MOE winners from the 1  more

Smart Policy Could Have Saved Lordstown
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 13 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: This past Wednesday, the last Chevy Cruze rolled off the assembly line at the General Motors (GM) Lordstown plant. Two days later, the plant went on "unallocated" status, leaving 1,600 Lordstown people out of a job. They are the latest of 4,500 workers displaced since GM cut third shift in January 2017, but they will not be the last. Already t  more

Statement From the Ohio Environmental Council on President Trump's Proposed Budget Blueprint
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 11 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Kristy Meyer, vice president of policy, natural resources: Today, President Trump released his Budget Blueprint outlining his priorities for fiscal year 2020. The President's proposed budget cuts the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by $270 million, the Clean and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds by $874 milion, and completely zeroing out funding for multiple programs which benefit our water. "Ins  more

Statement From the Ohio Environmental Council on the Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorization
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 12 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Public Lands Coordinator Ricardo Granados on the Land and Water Conservation Fund reauthorization: "Through its history, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been one of the United States' most important public lands funding mechanisms. Public lands across the country have benefited from LWCF's infusion of billions of dollars into infrastructure and land acquisition since 1964. It is essential in t  more

Support for Subway Comes From an Unexpected Admirer
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 11 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Cheeky PETA Cow Urges People to Eat the Vegan Way at Subway * * * Starting this week, patrons of a Subway restaurant just outside Columbus will be under the watchful eye of a straight-talking PETA cow who asks them, "Would It Kill You to Have a Veggie Sub?" The message comes as fast-food chains across the country are rolling out animal-free menu options to satisfy the public's s  more

TCA Member Companies Recognized for Contributions to 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Program
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, March 10 -- The Truckload Carriers Association issued the following news: * * * - Central Oregon Trucking Company, Inc., Meritor, Inc., and Searcy Specialized recognized for their contributions to the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree initiative * * * Central Oregon Truck Company, Inc. of Redmond, Oregon, Searcy Specialized of Harrison, Ohio, and Meritor, Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri were recognized for their contributions to the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree during Sun  more

The Buckeye Institute Reacts to Governor DeWine's Budget Proposal
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 15 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement by Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer, in reaction to Governor Mike DeWine's 2020-2021 executive budget proposal: "Governor DeWine is seeking to solve some of the most difficult challenges confronting Ohio, and we look forward to working with his administration on the areas in which we agree--most particularly criminal justice reform and cost saving reforms to Ohio's Medicaid program. "Like Governor  more

The Buckeye Institute Urges Policymakers to Use Proven Free-Market Principles to Reduce the Cost of Health Care for Ohioans
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 12 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: The Buckeye Institute's Rea S. Hederman Jr. testified today (https://www.buckeyeinstitute.org/library/docLib/2019-03-12-The-Buckeye-Institute-Urges-Policymakers-to-Use-Proven-Free-Market-Principles-to-Reduce-the-Cost-of-Health-Care-for-Ohioans-testimony.pdf) before the Ohio House Health Committee on how policymakers can use the proven free-market principle of competition to reduce the cost of health care in Ohi  more

The Buckeye Institute: Approval of Ohio's Medicaid Waiver Means Ohioans Will Earn More Money and Gain Valuable Work Experience
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 15 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement by Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy, on approval of Ohio's Medicaid work and community engagement waiver by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: "Today's announcement is good news for Ohio and Ohioans, and is an important step in reforming the state's health care system. "The Buckeye Institute's research shows that with these work requirem  more

Vicki Morris Benion Honored With NACS Foundation's Brian Cartier Distinguished Service Award
OBERLIN, Ohio, March 16 -- The National Association of College Stores Foundation issued the following news release, dated March 14: Vicki Morris Benion, retired executive director of the NACS Foundation and former director of the B&N Bucknell University Bookstore in Lewisburg, Pa., has been presented with the NACS Foundation's Brian Cartier Distinguished Service Award. Introduced in 2002, the award is the NACS Foundation's highest honor and recognizes devotion, service, and visionary leadershi  more

Welcome Investment, More Is Needed
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 15 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * - Policy Matters Ohio reacts to Gov. DeWine's budget proposal * * * Policy Matters Ohio welcomes Governor DeWine's statement in presenting his executive budget proposal today that, "We're saying in this budget, it's time to invest." The governor's proposals to increase state support for a variety of programs, from children's services   more

Women's Endowment Fund Awards $180,000 to Programs for Women and Girls
AKRON, Ohio, March 11 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: The Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation awarded $180,000 to 25 nonprofit organizations on Friday, bringing its cumulative grantmaking total to more than $1.3 million. Yesterday, fund officials announced these grants in front of an audience of more than 500 community leaders and philanthropists at the fund's "For Women, Forever" annual dinner. Among this year's funding priorities were health   more

Youngstown-Warren Region Realized More Than $173 Million of Investment in 2018
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, March 15 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release, dated March 4: Private companies invested more than $173 million in the Valley last year, many with the help of regional economic development agencies. According to data compiled by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and its economic development partners, and published in the 2018 Economic Development Report Card, a total of 102 projects resulted in $173,364,100 invested, 1,157 new jobs a  more