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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday July 14, 2019 ( 21 items )  

Air Force Research Laboratory Branch Chief Receives 2019 Women of Color in STEM Award
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 11 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: By Donna Lindner Segrid Harris has been selected by Career Communications Group, Inc. to receive the Managerial Leadership in Government award at the 24th Annual Women of Color STEM Conference. Harris is the Materials Integrity Branch Chief of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. The branch provid  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Supports Thunderbirds With Aerospace Technology
DAYTON, Ohio, July 11 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: By Whitney Wetsig The United States Air Force Thunderbirds delivered an awe-inspiring performance at the Vectren Dayton Air Show June 22-23, captivating young and old alike with jaw-dropping aerial maneuvers and impressive feats of skill. While these daring pilots and their impressive aircraft are the stars of the show, Air Force Research Laboratory technologies play   more

Col. Jeffrey Geraghty Takes Command of Arnold Engineering Development Complex
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tennessee, July 8 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Deidre Ortiz Col. Jeffrey T. Geraghty assumed command of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex as the 31st commander during a Change of Command ceremony on June 18. Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, Air Force Test Center Commander, presided over the ceremony. The ceremony was also attended by the commanders' guests, local dignitaries and AEDC personnel inside J-6 , the AEDC Large Rocket Motor Test F  more

Cooley Discusses 'Lab Life' on Air Force Research Laboratory Podcast
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 10 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: By Bryan Ripple Major General William Cooley, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, is the next featured guest on AFRL's podcast, "Lab Life," available July 10. Lab Life brings listeners behind the scenes with Air Force scientists, engineers and professionals who are developing tomorrow's technologies today. "I think the coolest pa  more

DLA Land and Maritime, Operational Support Division Land Customer Operation Division Chief Retires
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 9 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By James Harless Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Operational Support Division Land Customer Operation Division Chief Marine Corps Lt. Col. Kirk A. Greiner retired after more than 30 years of military service to his country. During his retirement ceremony held July 3, at the Navy Reserve Center Rickenbacker Air Base in Columbus, Ohio, Greiner was presented the Defense Meri  more

EPA and Ohio Propose Columbus Area Now Meets Federal Air Quality Standard for Ozone
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 9 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio EPA announced their proposal to formally redesignate the Columbus area to attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone. Recent air monitoring data show the Columbus area now meets the national standard set to protect public health. "The air in the Columbus area is cleaner as a result of the coo  more

EPA Announces 2019 Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Award Winner: Fernald Preserve, Ohio
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 11 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Fernald Preserve in Ohio is one of four winners of the second annual "National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse" awards. These awards recognize the innovative thinking and cooperation among federal agencies, states, tribes, local partners, and developers that have led to noteworthy restoration and reuse of federal facility   more

Kentucky U.S. Attorney: Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Bank and Wire Fraud
COVINGTON, Kentucky, July 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: Today, an Ohio man admitted in federal court that he collectively defrauded a Kentucky bank and seventeen individuals and businesses in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin of more than $4.6 million. Anthony McQuaid, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of wire fraud before United States District Judge David Bunning. McQ  more

Kentucky U.S. Attorney: Rural Metro of Southern Ohio Agrees to Pay $275,116 to Resolve Allegations of False Claims to Medicare
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 10 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Robert M. Duncan Jr., issued the following news release: Rural Metro of Southern Ohio, Inc. ("Rural Metro") has agreed to resolve civil allegations that it violated the False Claims Act, a federal law that prohibits the submission of false or fraudulent claims to the federal government, agreeing to pay $275,116.22. The United States alleged that Rural Metro violated the False Claims Act by submitting, or ca  more

NASA Awards Contract for Infrastructure Support Services
WASHINGTON, July 13 -- NASA issued the following news release: NASA has awarded eight contracts for architect-engineering services in support of the Facilities Infrastructure Division at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. The awardees are: * Nelson Engineering Co. of Merritt Island, Florida * K2M Design, Inc. of Cleveland * The Johnson-McAdams Firm in Greenwood, Mississippi * Ross Barney Architects in Chicago * KZF Design, Inc. in Cincinnati * AECOM Technical Services, Inc. of Cl  more

Naval Sea Systems Command: Team Goes Above and Beyond in USS Ohio (SSGN 726) Emergency Diesel Generator Repairs
NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD, Virginia, July 8 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following news: By Kristi Britt Thanks to teamwork and dedication in a time of need, a naval asset is on its way to returning to the mission at hand. A ceremony was held May 29 in the Diesel Shop (Shop 38) to celebrate the teamwork in emergency diesel generator repair efforts for Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Immediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF). In early 2019, NNSY  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Nationwide Children's Hospital
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54143) involving Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - PATIENT UNDERDOSE The following was received via email: "On 7/2/2019, the Ohio Department of Health received a phone call from Nationwide Children's Hospital reporting a medical event. The licensee was treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with I-131 Iomab using a delivery system that is currently under   more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54136) involving The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Sandusky, Ohio: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - BRACHYTHERAPY UNDERDOSE DUE TO DISLODGING OF DEVICE The following was received via e-mail: "A patient was planned for a HDR [high dose rate] brachytherapy vaginal cuff treatment, fraction 1 of 2, at 5 Gy per fraction. A vaginal cylinder was placed in the vaginal canal and the positioning was verified wit  more

NRC to Hold Open House to Discuss 2018 Performance of Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2018 safety performance of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant during an open house on July 18 in Oak Harbor, Ohio. The open house, to be held at the Carroll Township Service Complex, 11080 W. Toussaint East Rd., will run from 6-7:30 p.m. NRC employees responsible for plant inspections, including the resident inspectors based full-time at the site, wi  more

NRC to Hold Open House to Discuss 2018 Performance of Perry Nuclear Power Plant
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2018 safety performance of the Perry nuclear power plant during an open house on July 17 in Perry, Ohio. The open house, to be held at the Perry Public Library, 3753 Main St., will run from 5:30-7 p.m. NRC employees responsible for plant inspections, including the resident inspectors based full-time at the site, will be available to discuss the plant's  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Launches National Public Safety Partnership With Cleveland Division of Police
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 11 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, issued the following news release: Today, officials from the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance, the United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio, and the Cleveland Division of Police convened at the United States Attorney Offices in Cleveland to initiate the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) program with the Cleveland Police Department. This Justice Department  more

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $12.7 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 13 Airports in Ohio
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants, the third allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. "This significant investment in airport improvements in Oh  more

Tri-State Shale Coalition Visits NETL to Discuss Downstream Manufacturing
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 8 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: As part of its ongoing effort to develop an advanced manufacturing strategy, the NETL site in Morgantown, West Virginia hosted a visit by representatives of the Tri-State Shale Coalition - a West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio initiative designed to maximize downstream manufacturing opportunities from the extraction of shale gas in the region. Tom Esselman and P  more

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Louisville District: Public Meeting to Be Held to Share Lock 52 Demolition Blasting Plan
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, July 8 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Louisville District issued the following news release: A public meeting is being held in Brookport, Illinois, Thursday, July 11 to inform the community about the blasting plan for the upcoming demolition work at Lock and Dam 52 on the Ohio River. Demolition of the marine features, which includes removal of all lock and dam components, is expected to begin in late July and last through December 2020. The demolition process will ut  more

USDA Extends Deadline to Report Spring-Seeded Crops for Twelve States
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Producers in States Impacted by Floods and Heavy Moisture Must Report by July 22 * * * The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline for agricultural producers in states impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, O  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: American Gold Medalist Bob Schul to Be Second Featured Speaker at Air Force Marathon
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 12 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Stacey Geiger Along with American Paralympic Gold medalist Grace Norman, veteran and American Gold Medalist Bob Schul is scheduled to be the second guest speaker for the 23rd Air Force Marathon. Schul is the first and only Team USA runner to win the 5,000 meters at the Olympic games. "We are ecstatic to add another gold medalist as a guest speaker for the Air Force Maratho  more