Tuesday - May 21, 2019
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday March 24, 2019 ( 21 items )  

'Crying Bear' to Lead Protest Against Shrine Circus in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 21 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * PETA Will Call On Passersby to Shun Aladdin Temple Show's Animal Acts * * * A "crying bear" will lead PETA members in an angry protest against the Aladdin Temple Shrine Circus on Friday, the day the circus is scheduled to arrive for its miserable stint at the Ohio Expo Center. Armed with signs proclaiming, "Bears Are Not Circus Props!" and video footage showing distressed bears at  more

AAM Letter to Congress: Support Legislation to Keep Federal Funds From Enriching Chinese SOEs
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- The Alliance for American Manufacturing issued the following news release: The Alliance for American Manufacturing is urging members of Congress to support the bipartisan Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). This vital legislation would ban Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds from being used to award a contract or subcontract to a Chines  more

American Marketing Association Schedules June 12-14 Research Techniques Forum
CHICAGO, Illinois, March 19 -- The American Marketing Association has announced the following event: June 12-14, 2019 - Advanced Research Techniques (ART) Forum, Brigham Young University Provo, Utah. Event Committee: * Greg Allenby, Ohio State University * Jeff Dotson, BYU * Elea Feit, Drexel University Excerpts of the organization's announcement on the event states: Data scientists, marketing professionals and academics attending the Advanced Research Techniques (ART) Forum find a networ  more

AWIS Unveils the ARC Network, a STEM Equity Brain Trust
WASHINGTON, March 18 -- The Association for Women in Science issued the following news release: * * * - Thriving ARC Network Community to Drive Equity in STEM Academic Workforce * * * The Association for Women in Science (AWIS), the leading advocate for women in STEM, introduces the ARC Network as a priority initiative to create meaningful systemic change in academia. The STEM equity program ARC Network will host an Equity in STEM Community Convening on October 6, in Cleveland, Ohio, and pr  more

Bath Community Fund Invites Residents to Annual Meeting
BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio, March 21 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: Bath Community Fund leaders are gearing up for the fund's annual meeting, where they will join supporters and local residents in celebrating the achievements of the philanthropic endowment and showcase its most recent grant recipients. The meeting will take place Thursday, May 2, at 5 p.m. at Hale Farm & Village, located at 2686 Oak Hill Road in Bath. The fund awarded its third round of grants totali  more

Census Citizenship Question Could Cost Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 20 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: The potential inclusion of a citizenship status question in the 2020 census could intimidate hard to reach communities, lead to an undercount and potentially cost Ohio federal important funding, according to Policy Matters Outreach Director Daniel Ortiz. The Trump administration proposed including the controversial citizenship question last y  more

Cleveland Clinic Names Beri Ridgeway, M.D., Chair of Its Obstetrics and Gynecology & Women's Health Institute
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 21 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Cleveland Clinic announced the appointment of Beri Ridgeway, M.D., as chair of its Obstetrics/Gynecology & Women's Health Institute. In this capacity, Dr. Ridgeway will oversee more than 415 caregivers, including ultrasound technicians, embryologists, nurse practitioners and nurses, and 148 staff physicians who comprise Cleveland Clinic's Ob/Gyn & Women's Health Institute. Cleveland Clinic has an extensive mid  more

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Elementary Students Compete in SAE International's Straw Rockets AWIM Programs
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, March 19 -- SAE International issued the following news: More than 800 elementary students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District have been participating in a two-week program using SAE International's A World In Motion Straw Rockets Challenge, gaining hands-on engineering experience. On Thursday, March 21 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., winning teams will attend the 2019 Cleveland Metropolitan School District Competition at the East Professional Center Gymnasium: 1349  more

Community Foundation Announces Funding for Three Environmental Conservation Projects
HUNTSVILLE, Ohio, March 19 -- The Community Foundation of Huntsville/Madison County issued the following news: The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville has awarded three grants to local nonprofit organizations for programs relating to environmental conservation. The funding for these grants is made possible by the Ruth and Lyle Taylor Fund, an endowed fund created by a bequest from the Taylor family. "We are proud to be able to make these high-impact grants that will provide environmenta  more

Cuyahoga County Mobilizing to Attract Big Private Investments
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 21 -- The Greater Cleveland Partnership issued the following news release: * * * - Cuyahoga County mobilizing to attract big private investments as federal program to boost distressed areas revs up * * * A collaboration of public and civic leaders are today launching an investment prospectus, digital portal and website aimed at attracting local and national investment into Greater Cleveland's Opportunity Zones, a new federal designation designed to spur development in   more

Feminist Criminology Journal Issues 6 Research Articles in April 2019 Edition
COLUMBUS, OHio, March 21 -- 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 April 2019 edition: * A National Analysis of Shackling Laws and Policies as They Relate to Pregnant Incarcerated Women * Girl Fights and the Online Media Construction of Black Female Violence and   more

Large U.S. Rail Unions Announce National Two-Person Crew Legislation
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 22 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: Two large railroad unions in the United States have pledged their joint support for the Safe Freight Act legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska). The Safe Freight Act (H.R.1748) requires that two certified crew members operate freight trains on U.S. rails and has the backing of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engin  more

Neil Romanosky Appointed Dean of Libraries at Ohio University
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- The Association of Research Libraries issued the following news: - by Kaylyn Groves, 202/296-2296, kaylyn@arl.org Ohio University has named Neil Romanosky as dean of libraries, effective September 1, 2019. Romanosky currently serves as associate chief librarian for science research & information and director of Gerstein Science Information Centre at the University of Toronto. He was an ARL Leadership Fellow in 2013-2015. Romanosky will succeed Scott Seaman, who retired  more

New Report: GM's Decision to Close Lordstown Plant Comes After Hedge Funds Controlling GM Stock Demanded More Buybacks
LORDSTOWN, Ohio, March 18 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following news release: General Motors' decision to close its plant here, which employed 1,400 workers, came after a four-year war waged by Wall Street hedge fund managers to force more stock buybacks, short-term cash payouts and inflated dividends, a new report (link is external) released today by the American Federation of Teachers and the Hedge Clippers campaign reveals. The report follows two days of vitriolic twee  more

NRPA and Niagara Bottling Award $200K in Grants to Support Increased Access to Play and Physical Activity
ASHBURN, Virginia, March 18 -- The National Recreation and Park Association issued the following news release: * * * - Funded projects include parks in Chesterfield County, Virginia, and the city of Gahanna, Ohio * * * The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and Niagara Cares, the philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling, have awarded $200,000 in grants to connect communities through outdoor play in park and recreation agencies. Through the grants, two cities have received nearly $8  more

Ohio Should Invest in Public Infrastructure to Build a Strong Economy
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 19 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Right now, in Columbus, legislators are debating the merits of increasing Ohio's gas tax to invest more in Ohio's roads, bridges and public transit systems. In the long term, better roads and public transit strengthen Ohio's economy and help workers be more productive by making it easier for them to get to their jobs. These investments also cr  more

Qualtek Manufacturing CEO Troy Roberts Elected PMA Board Chairman
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 21 -- The Precision Metalforming Association issued the following news release: The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) elected Troy Roberts, CEO of Colorado Springs, CO-based Qualtek Manufacturing, as the 2019 chairman of the PMA Board of Directors during PMA's recent annual meeting. Joining Roberts with a leadership role on the board is Troy Turnbull, president of Industrial Innovations, Inc. in Grandville, MI, who will serve as first vice chairman and treasurer.   more

The Buckeye Institute: Mixed Jobs Report Shows Why Ohio Needs a Sustainable Budget
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 22 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with The Buckeye Institute's Economic Research Center, commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. "Following a weaker than expected national jobs report, Ohio's labor market saw a loss of 7,900 private sector jobs in February. Despite this, the state's unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, and the labor force participati  more

U.S. Chemical Production Declines in February
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- The American Chemistry Council issued the following news: According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) fell by 0.4 percent in February, following a revised 0.2 percent gain in January and a 0.5 percent gain in December. During February, chemical output fell across all regions, with the largest declines in the Gulf Coast and Ohio Valley regions. Chemical production was mixed over the three-month period. There   more

Victory for Credit Unions With ADA Dismissal in Ohio
WASHINGTON, March 18 -- The Credit Union National Association issued the following news release: The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio dismissed a lawsuit against BMI Federal Credit Union citing alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Credit Union National Association and the Ohio Credit Union League stood alongside the credit union and filed an amicus brief in the case as part of the CUNA/League defense strategy supporting credit unions across the c  more

WISPA Proudly Announces Opening of WISPAMERICA '19 Convention
CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 19 -- The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association issued the following news release: The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) is proud to convene WISPAMERICA '19, bringing together service providers, industry experts and leading suppliers in the fixed wireless Internet industry for three days of learning, networking and inspiration. This year, the event lasts from March 19th thru the 21st at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Approxim  more