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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 37 items )  

Akron Community Foundation: From Emcee to Honoree, Local Historian Dave Lieberth Named 52nd Polsky Award Recipient
AKRON, Ohio, June 20 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: A civic activist who has volunteered thousands of hours and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Akron civic, cultural, and charitable organizations is the 2019 recipient of Akron Community Foundation's Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award. Dave Lieberth will receive the award at the annual Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn. Lieberth, who wrote and   more

American Association for Dental Research: Assembly of the Human Oral Microbiome Age One to 12
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 20 -- The American Association for Dental Research issued the following news release: At the 97th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), Ann Griffen, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, gave an oral presentation on "Assembly of the  more

American Ceramic Society Announces 2019 Class of Fellows
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, June 17 -- The American Ceramic Society issued the following news: The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) will elevate 20 members to Fellow Status this year. The Fellow designation recognizes ACerS members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences, broad and productive scholarship in ceramic science and technology, conspicuous achievement in ceramic industry, or by outstanding service to the Society. The awards will be   more

American Ceramic Society Announces 2019 Distinguished Life Members
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, June 17 -- The American Ceramic Society issued the following news: The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) will award three members the honor of the organization's 2019 Distinguished Life Members: Winnie Wong-Ng, Minoru Tomozawa, and Dawn Bonnell. The Distinguished Life Member Award is the highest honor accorded to members of the scientific and technical organization and recognizes eminent contribution to the ceramic and glass profession. The awards will be presented at the Soc  more

American Petroleum Institute: New Poll Shows Majority of Ohio Voters Oppose HB 6
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 18 -- The American Petroleum Institute issued the following news release: * * * - 9 in 10 Ohio Voters Call on FirstEnergy to Open Their Books for Financial Review * * * API Ohio today released a new public poll of registered Ohio voters showing widespread, bipartisan opposition to House Bill 6 (HB 6), a bill that would charge all Ohio ratepayers a fee on their monthly bill to bail out two already profitable nuclear power plants. "The taxpayers of Ohio should not be payi  more

Battelle Is Announced a Finalist in the Department of Homeland Security's Opioid Detection Challenge
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 20 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Battelle has been announced as one of eight finalists in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find illicit opioids in international mail. Each finalist will receive $100,000 in cash prizes and advance to Stage 2   more

Buckeye Institute Issues Statement on Ohio State Budget
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 20 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement by President and CEO Robert Alt reacting to the state budget passed by the Senate: "The budget passed by the Ohio Senate includes a tax cut for hardworking Ohioans that is both fair to taxpayers and sound policy for the state's long-term economic growth, but the same budget also increases spending by more than $318 million over the already bloated House budget. "This unsustainable level of spending would make a   more

Buckeye Institute: Job Growth in Ohio is Taking a Summer Break
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 21 -- 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. "Job growth in Ohio appears to be taking a summer break, with 3,100 fewer private sector jobs compared to last month's revised report--the fourth straight month of sluggish or negative growth that Ohio has experienced. While t  more

Buckeye Institute: Removing Restrictions on Nurses Will Improve Access to Health Care and Reduce Costs
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 18 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, testified Tuesday (see full text below or download a PDF) before the Ohio House Health Committee on the policies in House Bill 177, which would lift unnecessary restrictions placed on nurses that drive up health care costs and limit access to care for Ohioans. In his testimony, Hederman  more

Buckeye Institute: Taxpayer Funded Subsidies Lead to Higher Costs, Fewer Jobs
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 19 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Greg R. Lawson, a research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, testified Wednesday (see full text below or download a PDF) before the Ohio Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee on the policies in House Bill 6, which creates a taxpayer funded subsidy to prop-up failing businesses. As he did in testimony before the Ohio House Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy Generation, Lawson noted The Buc  more

Bureau De Cooperation Interuniversitaire Selects Online Computer Library Center's WorldShare Management Services as Its Shared Service Platform for Quebec University Library Partnership
DUBLIN, Ohio, June 18 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: * * * - Bureau de cooperation interuniversitaire will move Quebec university libraries to WorldShare * * * The Bureau de cooperation interuniversitaire (BCI), a coalition of Quebec universities, has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as the library services platform for 17 of its members. WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a cloud-based library services platform with WorldCat as i  more

Children's Defense Fund: More Ohio Parents Have High School Diplomas, Opening Up Economic Opportunity, But Racial Disparities Persist for Their Children
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 17 -- The Children's Defense Fund-Ohio issued the following news release: * * * - 30th KIDS COUNT(R) Data Book provides the most comprehensive annual report on child well-being in the United States * * * The share of Latinx children in Ohio whose parents lack a high school degree is nearly three times that of white children -- and almost double, for black children-- despite more Ohio children having parents with high school degrees than the national average, according to  more

Cincinnati Children's Again Among Highest Honored in U.S. News Best Children's Hospital Rankings
CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 18 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has again been highly ranked among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S.News and World Report's 2019-20 Best Children's Hospitals ranking. For the ninth year in a row, Cincinnati Children's is ranked number three or higher in the nation among all pediatric hospitals surveyed. The Honor Roll recognizes the 10 hospitals with the highest rankin  more

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: Scientists Identify Genes Associated With Biliary Atresia Survival
CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 19 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - Antioxidant Found to Reduce Liver Injury, Increase Survival in Mouse Model of Biliary Atresia * * * Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have identified an expression pattern of 14 genes at the time of diagnosis that predicts two year, transplant-free survival in children with biliary atresia - the most common diagnosis leading to liver transplants   more

Cleveland Clinic Children's 2019-20 U.S. News Rankings: Innovations, Patient Stories and Experts
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 18 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: For the 12th consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic Children's is ranked among the nation's top 50 hospitals. As an integral part of Cleveland Clinic, which was ranked the nation's No. 2 hospital in 2018 by U.S. News, Cleveland Clinic Children's earned national recognition in 9 out of 10 specialties. Cleveland Clinic has cared for infants, children, and adolescents since its doors first opened in 1921. That histor  more

Cleveland Clinic Children's Ranked Among the Nation's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 18 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Nine pediatric specialties ranked among the nation's top 50; Cancer, neurology/neurosurgery, urology, gastroenterology, cardiology/heart surgery scored best in Northeast Ohio * * * Cleveland Clinic Children's has been ranked as a national leader in clinical care by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 - 2020 edition of "Best Children's Hospitals." Cleveland Clinic Children's - an integral part of Cle  more

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine Issues 7 Research Articles in June 2019 Edition
LYNDHURST, Ohio, June 17 -- 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 June 2019 edition: * A 69-year-old woman with double vision and lower-extremity weakness * A sleeping beast: Obstructive sleep apnea and stroke * Anti-Xa assays: What is their role today in antithrombotic therapy? * Colore  more

Cleveland Clinic Names New President of Euclid Hospital
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 20 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Teresa E. Dews, M.D., to assume new role July 15 * * * Cleveland Clinic announced the promotion of Teresa E. Dews, M.D., as president of Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital, beginning July 15. Euclid Hospital is a 371-bed hospital offering a complete continuum of care including one of the region's leading outpatient rehabilitation and orthopaedic centers. Other specialties include emergency services, ne  more

Cleveland Clinic Performs Its First in Utero Fetal Surgery
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 19 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Darrell Cass, M.D., leads multispecialty team of clinicians to repair spina bifida birth defect in a nearly 23-week-old fetus * * * Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed its first in utero fetal surgery to repair a spina bifida birth defect in a nearly 23-week-old fetus. A multispecialty team of clinicians performed the surgery in February, and the baby, a girl, was later delivered by caesarean  more

Cleveland Clinic to Host International Lewy Body Dementia Conference
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 17 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Conference to be held in Las Vegas brings together experts with patients and caregivers * * * Cleveland Clinic will host the International Lewy Body Dementia Conference, June 24-26, bringing together the world's experts on the neurological disorder along with affected individuals, care partners and family members. The International Lewy Body Dementia Conference, to be held at the Caesars Palace Confe  more

Cleveland Clinic: Research Finds Seniors' Hearts Can Benefit From High-Intensity Exercise
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 21 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Seniors who participate in high-intensity exercise are may see an improvement in their heart function, according to research led by a Cleveland Clinic cardiologist and presented at the 30th Annual American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions in Portland, Oregon. While at the University of California San Francisco, lead author Chete Eze-Nliam, M.D. - now a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic - and a tea  more

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Announces New Executive Vice President of External Affairs
POWELL, Ohio, June 20 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is pleased to announce the hiring of Janelle N. Coleman as the organization's new Executive Vice President of External Affairs. In this position, Coleman will be responsible for overseeing the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's Philanthropy, Community Relations, and Marketing and Sales departments. She will begin her role at the Zoo on Monday, Aug. 12. Coleman brings with her more t  more

Environmental Defense Fund: In a Victory for Customers and the Environment, Ohio Supreme Court Strikes Down FirstEnergy's Multimillion Dollar Coal Bailout
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 19 -- The Environmental Defense Fund issued the following news release: * * * - EDF statement from John Finnigan, Lead Counsel, Energy Transition Strategy * * * The Ohio Supreme Court today rejected FirstEnergy's "credit support" charges approved by state regulators in 2016. Although billed as funds that could be used to modernize the utility's grid, the regulatory order gave the utility a blank check of approximately $200 million annually for three years. The Supreme Co  more

Greater Cleveland Partnership: Workforce Connect Manufacturing Sector Partnership Reaches Key Milestone
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 20 -- The Greater Cleveland Partnership issued the following news release: * * * - Employer-led leadership team selects priorities that will drive sector partnership forward * * * The Greater Cleveland Partnership and MAGNET, as co-intermediaries of the Workforce Connect Manufacturing Sector Partnership, today announced the achievement of key milestones in developing employer-driven strategies to address workforce challenges in Cuyahoga County. Since kicking off in Febr  more

Menopause Journal Issues 14 Research Articles in June 2019 Edition
PEPPER PIKE, Ohio, June 22 -- 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 14 research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2019 edition: * Age at menarche and risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis * Can the use of probiotics in association with isoflavone improve the symptoms of genitourinary  more

Menopause Journal Issues 14 Research Articles in May 2019 Edition
PEPPER PIKE, Ohio, June 22 -- 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 14 research articles, including the following topics, in its May 2019 edition: * Adnexal tumors in menopausal women: surgery or surveillance? * Early life exposure to famine and reproductive aging among Chinese women * Evaluation of clinical meaningfulness of estrogen plus progesterone oral capsu  more

National Business Aviation Association Thanks Bob Quinn, Retiring Central Region Representative
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- The National Business Aviation Association issued the following news release: The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today applauded Bob Quinn, the association's Central regional representative, who will retire June 30, after 13 years of service on behalf of NBAA members in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin. Since joining NBAA in 2006, Quinn has been a tireless advocate for the interests of business aviation i  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: Ohio - Cincinnati Council Members Vote to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties
CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 20 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Members of the Cincinnati City Council have voted 5 to 3 in favor of a municipal measure eliminating criminal and civil penalties for marijuana possession. The new local law takes effect on July 12. Under the ordinance, activities involving the possession of up to 100 grams of marijuana will no longer be subject to local penalties. Cincinnati is one of a growing number of   more

New PatientPoint Campaign Brings National Comprehensive Cancer Network Resources to Oncology Practices Nationwide
CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 20 -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network issued the following news release: * * * - Campaign promotes NCCN patient and physician resources at key touchpoints along the care journey * * * PatientPoint(R) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network(R) (NCCN(R)) today announced a new collaboration to integrate the NCCN Guidelines for Patients(R): Nausea and Vomiting into the PatientPoint(R) Interact(TM) Exam Room Program. PatientPoint is also promoting NCCN progr  more

OCLC Signs Agreements With Publishers Worldwide
DUBLIN, Ohio, June 19 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: * * * - OCLC partners with publishers to make content discoverable through libraries * * * OCLC has signed agreements with leading content providers from around the world to add metadata for high-quality electronic and print books, journals, databases, and other learning materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery. "OCLC is committed to providing access to author  more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Buckeye XPress Pipeline Proposal
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 19 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Attorney Chris Tavenor on Buckeye XPress pipeline proposal to run through Wayne National Forest: * * * - On June 18, 2019, the Ohio Environmental Council, alongside other intervening parties, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity, submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) regarding the Buckeye XPress Pipeline, proposed  more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Energy's Credit Support Rider
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 19 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Miranda Leppla, vice president of energy policy and lead energy counsel: * * * - Today, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) must remove the Distribution Modernization Rider (DMR) from FirstEnergy's Electric Security Plan. Through Rider DMR, the PUCO awarded $204 million per year for three years to FirstEnergy, with the stated intent that FirstEnergy inves  more

Policy Matters Ohio Issues Statement on Senate Budget Bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 20 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following statement by Research Director Zach Schiller after the Senate version of the Ohio budget for 2020-2021 was passed unanimously: * * * - Policy Matters Ohio: Ditch tax rate cuts, follow House on LLC loophole * * * "The budget approved today by the Ohio Senate makes some important investments, but stops short of what is needed and continues the unproductive   more

Policy Matters Ohio: Senate Tax Plan Favors Affluent More Than House Bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 17 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * - Instead, legislators should cut back on a big loophole, adopt refundable EITC * * * Policy Matters Ohio today released an analysis of the biggest provisions of the tax plan in the Ohio Senate budget bill, which calls for eliminating two tax brackets, reducing rates by 8% and scaling back a special rate on business income over $250,00  more

Precision Metalforming Association: Business Conditions Report - June 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 19 -- The Precision Metalforming Association issued the following news release: Metalforming companies remain concerned about business conditions during the next three months, according the June 2019 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 110 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada. The June report shows little change from the May report in predic  more

Sierra Club: Ohio Supreme Court Overturns FirstEnergy Customer-Funded Nearly $600 Million Bailout
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 19 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Utility bailout attempts in Ohio continue to lose out to reason. * * * Today, the Ohio Supreme Court overturned the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's approval of a FirstEnergy bailout that left customers footing a nearly $600 million bill. The bailout misleadingly named the Distribution Modernization Rider (DMR) has cost customers up to $204 million annually since it was approved in 2017 and, as the Sup  more

Wyoming Middle School Wins American Library Association 2019 Jaffarian Award for Poverty and Philanthropy Program
CHICAGO, Illinois, June 17 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded its 2019 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award to Wyoming (Ohio) Middle School for their Poverty and Philanthropy class. The $5,000 Jaffarian Award, supported by the Cultural Communities Fund, recognizes excellence in humanities programming in libraries that serve grades K-8 Inspired by statistics that showed that nearby Cincinnati had the   more