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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday June 16, 2019 ( 22 items )  

Akron Community Foundation, City of Akron Introduce 'Beyond the Table' Grant Program
AKRON, Ohio, June 11 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: The city of Akron and Akron Community Foundation recently announced "Beyond the Table" a collaborative, neighborhood-based grant award program, which will replace the former Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) that has played a critical role in fostering grassroots initiatives in Akron for more than 20 years. Beyond the Table will encourage new, creative neighborhood efforts aligned with some of the priori  more

American Public Power Association Names 2019-2020 Officers
AUSTIN, Texas, June 12 -- The American Public Power Association issued the following news release: Decosta Jenkins, president and CEO of Nashville Electric Service in Nashville, Tennessee, was installed as chair of the American Public Power Association Board of Directors at the Association's National Conference in Austin, Texas. Jolene Thompson, executive vice president of member services and external affairs for American Municipal Power and executive director of the Ohio Municipal Electric As  more

Battelle: 2019 Ohio STEM Excellence Awards Unveiled
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 13 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: The Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) has recognized the four winners of the "STEM Excellence Awards." These awards recognize outstanding teachers, school leaders, or education advocates who advance quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Ohio. The awards were announced at the 2019 Cleveland State University STEM Education Conference, present  more

Cleveland Clinic Names Samir Kapadia, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 10 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Cleveland Clinic has appointed Samir Kapadia, M.D., as department chair of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. In this capacity, Dr. Kapadia will lead the team of cardiologists for the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. Cleveland Clinic has retained its position as the nation's No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery for 24 consecutive years, ac  more

Cleveland Clinic: Electronic Inhaler Monitoring Reduces Hospitalizations, ER Visits in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 11 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: In one of the first-of-its-kind studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers found that the use of electronic inhaler monitoring, in combination with a disease management program, is associated with reduced healthcare utilization in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a term applied to a family of diseases that includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema due to alpha-1 antitry  more

Cleveland Foundation: Collaborative Group of Business and Civic Leaders Announce Cleveland Innovation Project
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 10 -- Cleveland Foundation issued the following news release: Project designed to bolster Greater Cleveland's innovation economy by engaging the community and producing strategies to accelerate innovation and drive inclusive economic growth A working group involving five of the city's prominent economic development and philanthropic organizations announced today an initiative - the Cleveland Innovation Project -- to stimulate innovation to drive inclusive economic growth   more

Cleveland Foundation: Greater Cleveland Can Now Register to Find 'Common Ground'
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 12 -- Cleveland Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Third year of community conversations set for Sunday, June 30, will focus on the environment and all its many forms: natural, physical, cultural, and more * * * Individual registration for Common Ground 2019 is currently available at Taking place on Sunday, June 30, this marks the third straight summer the Cleveland Foundation has convened the community gathering, with last year's  more

Console Vault Becomes Latest Sponsor of National Shooting Sports Foundation Project ChildSafe
NEWTOWN, Connecticut, June 13 -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation issued the following news release: NEWTOWN, Conn., and POWELL, Ohio -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation(R) (NSSF(R)), the trade association of the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that firearms storage manufacturer Console Vault(R) has become a financial sponsor of NSSF's Project ChildSafe(R) program. "Thefts of firearms from vehicles has been a concern in many parts of the country and gun owners need opti  more

National Governors Association: State Leaders Convene for Strategies on Drug Treatment and Recovery for Justice-Involved Populations
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- The National Governors Association issued the following news release: The National Governors Association (NGA) brought together nine states in Cleveland, Ohio, and New Orleans, Louisiana, this week for regional workshops to share best practices for improving medication assisted treatment (MAT) inside correctional settings and upon reentry back into communities. MAT refers to the use of FDA-approved medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, whic  more

New U.S. Wheat Associates Officers Begin Terms at 2019 Annual Meeting
WHITEFISH, Montana, June 12 -- The U.S. Wheat Associates issued the following news release: The U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Board of Directors seated new officers at its annual meeting June 12, 2019, in Whitefish, Mont. USW is the export market development organization representing U.S. wheat farmers. USW officers for 2019/20 are: Chairman Doug Goyings of Paulding, Ohio; Vice Chairman Darren Padget of Grass Valley, Ore.; Secretary-Treasurer Rhonda Larson of East Grand Forks, Minn.; and Past Ch  more

Nine Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Schools Finish in Final Directors' Cup Standings
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 12 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The NCAA Division II Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup was announced today and nine schools from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) were featured in the final 2018-2019 standings. Saint Augustine's was the highest ranking school from the CIAA and the lone school from the conference to finish within the top 100, finishing 73rd overall out of 268 schools with a total sc  more

North American Menopause Society: Vitamin D and Estradiol Help Guard Against Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 12 -- The North American Menopause Society [TNSmedicalresearch], a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release: * * * - New study demonstrates synergistic effects of vitamin D and estradiol deficiency on metabolic syndrome * * * Vitamin D and estrogen have already shown well-documented results in improving bone health in   more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Reduction of Phosphorus Flowing Into Lake Erie
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 14 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Kristy Meyer, vice president of natural resources policy, on reconfirmed commitment to the 40 percent reduction of phosphorus flowing into Lake Erie by 2025: "We applaud Governor DeWine for recommitting to reducing phosphorus by 40% by 2025 with his colleagues, Governor Whitmer and Premier Ford. "Governor DeWine signing this pledge signals once again the health of Lake Erie is incredibly important to h  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Priorities Addressed in Ohio Senate Budget
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 11 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Farmers, consumers and the environment will benefit from Farm Bureau-supported provisions in the just announced Senate budget bill. Among the items Farm Bureau members and staff advocated for are retention of the business income tax deduction; funding for multiple water quality initiatives; and necessary funding for Ohio State University and Central State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Re  more

Ohio-Based OB-GYN Elected as Vice Speaker of the American Medical Association
CHICAGO, Illinois, June 11 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician organization, today announced the election of Lisa Bohman Egbert, M.D., an OB-GYN from Dayton, Ohio, as the vice speaker of the AMA's House of Delegates. "It is both an honor and a privilege to be elected by my peers to serve as Vice Speaker of the AMA House of Delegates," said Dr. Egbert. "I am excited to embrace this opportun  more

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center Expands Cancer Care Services
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 10 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: Effective today, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center offers a new, consolidated cancer services space within the William W. Wilkins Professional Building, located across the street from the emergency department. The expansion is a co-location of services that were previously housed in the 393 E. Town and 340 E. Town Medical Office Buildings, as well as the OhioHealth Bone and Joint Center at Grant. "The vision was to build a   more

Policy Matters Ohio Issues Statement on Senate Budget Plan
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 11 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following statement on the Senate budget plan: * * * - More across-the-board tax cuts aren't what Ohio needs * * * "Ohio doesn't need more across-the-board tax cuts. The Senate budget plan to reduce the state income tax by another 8% continues income tax cuts that flow mostly to the wealthiest. "This economic policy has been tried since 2005 and has failed to impr  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Budget Bill Offers Opportunity to Limit Tax Breaks
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 10 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * - House took steps to do so, Senate should go further * * * The budget bill approved by the Ohio House would slash a number of tax breaks while creating or expanding new ones. In an analysis released today of tax provisions in the budget, Policy Matters Ohio called on the Senate to clean up the tax code by approving House action to rei  more

ProEnglish: More Members of Congress Co-Sponsor English Language Unity Act
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- ProEnglish, an advocate of English language, issued the following news: In recent days and weeks a dozen more members of the 116th Congress have become the newest co-sponsors of the English Language Unity Act in the United States House of Representatives. The bill, also known as H.R. 997 in the House, had 5 original co-sponsors and several other early supporters in the first few months of this year, and recently has added a dozen more members of Congress as new co-sponso  more

Regional Chamber Launching New Economic Impact Analysis Service
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, June 12 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is now offering economic impact analyses as part of its unique portfolio of services for businesses, local governments and other organizations throughout the Mahoning Valley. An economic impact analysis examines the effect of an event on the economy in a specified area and typically measures changes in business revenue and profits, personal wages and num  more

Suzanne Darcy Dillahunt Re-Elected Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Southern Ohio Synod
CHICAGO, Illinois, June 13 -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America issued the following news release: The Rev. Suzanne Darcy Dillahunt was elected June 7 to serve a second six-year term as bishop of the Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election took place during the synod assembly, held June 7-8 at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Dillahunt was elected on the first ballot, with 252 votes. A total of 215 votes were needed for electio  more

Veterans of Foreign Wars Advocate Helps Veterans and Their Families
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, June 10 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - 'In my current role, you are able to make huge impacts on people's lives' * * * After devoting 18 years of his life to the military, VFW-accredited Veterans Service Officer Zac Miller is nearing retirement from the Ohio Army National Guard. But his service continues to uplift the lives of veterans he helps with their VA claims. Miller made the decision to join the Army while he was stil  more