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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday July 14, 2019 ( 27 items )  

Alliance for the Great Lakes Issues Statement on Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 11 -- The Alliance for the Great Lakes issued the following statement by Policy Director Crystal Davis: Earlier today, NOAA and its partners released the 2019 Seasonal Forecast of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) for Lake Erie. Researchers forecast a severe algal bloom event in the lake, with a severity forecast of 7.5 on a scale of 1-10. The size of the bloom does not necessarily indicate the toxicity of the bloom. "Today's harmful algal bloom forecast is sobering news for th  more

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: Nursing Leader Beth Ann Clayton Selected for 2019 Class of Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, July 9 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release, dated July 5: Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, MS, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from Cincinnati, Ohio, has been selected for induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), joining more than 2,600 nursing leaders who make up the academy. She will be honored with the other 230 inductees at a ceremony to be held during the AAN's annual policy conference,  more

Battelle to Explore Artificial Intelligence, Neural Interfaces With Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Award
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 10 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Battelle is combining years of brain-computer interface (BCI) projects, such as NeuroLife(R), with its expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence under a new award from the federal government's forward-thinking government agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The award is part of DARPA's Artificial Intelligence Exploration program cal  more

Battelle to Help NASA With Contest to Name Mars 2020 Rover
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 8 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Battelle will play a key role for NASA by running a nationwide contest giving K-12 students in United States schools a chance to name the Mars 2020 Rover. NASA chose Battelle and Future Engineers of California to conduct the Mars 2020 "Name the Rover" contest that opens to students in Fall 2019. The student contest is part of NASA's efforts to engage the public in its missi  more

Beaumont Health and Summa Health Sign Letter of Intent
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, July 9 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: * * * - Summa Health would become wholly-owned subsidiary of Beaumont Health * * * Southfield, Michigan-based Beaumont Health and Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health have signed a Letter of Intent to develop a strategic partnership. The arrangement would strengthen both organizations' cost-effective approaches to partnering with communities in new ways to improve quality of care and overall health. The Letter of I  more

Cleveland Clinic First in North America to Deliver Baby From Deceased-Donor Uterine Transplant
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 9 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: For the first time in North America and the second time worldwide, Cleveland Clinic delivered a baby from a uterus that was transplanted from a deceased donor. "We couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Everything went wonderfully with the delivery; the mother and baby girl are doing great," said Uma Perni, M.D., Cleveland Clinic maternal fetal medicine specialist. "It's important to remember this is still re  more

Cleveland Clinic Releases Fourth Installment of Annual Alzheimer's Disease Drug Development Pipeline Report
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 10 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Despite several high profile failures, Alzheimer's drug development continues with a diverse pipeline beyond amyloid * * * Cleveland Clinic's fourth annual analysis of Alzheimer's disease drug development found that the pipeline has grown in the number and variety of agents being tested over the past year, while highlighting several advances in the field including new clinical trial designs, more deta  more

Cleveland Foundation Announces $5.9 Million in June Grants
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 10 -- Cleveland Foundation issued the following news release: The Cleveland Foundation board of directors today announced $5.9 million in grants for the month of June. Supporting residents in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties, the foundation invested $24 million in the second quarter of 2019 and $55 million in the community year-to-date. "Our mission at the Cleveland Foundation is to enhance the lives of all residents in our community," said India Pierce Lee, Cleveland F  more

In New Whitepaper for The Federalist Society, Buckeye's Robert Alt Surveys Criminal Justice Reforms In States Across the Country
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 10 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: In a new whitepaper for The Federalist Society, Robert Alt, a nationally-recognized leader in criminal justice reform, and president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute, outlines a sampling of the significant strides states across the country took in reforming their criminal justice laws throughout 2018. "The state-level criminal justice reforms I surveyed in this paper--many of which were bipa  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Report: Australia's Key Export Market - Japan, Moving Beyond Thermal Coal
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 10 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Approving new thermal coal mines will add more production into an oversupplied market * * * Australia will struggle to seek alternative markets for its thermal coal as a declining Japanese market increasingly turns towards cheaper renewable energy solutions, a new IEEFA report out today has found. The report, Japanese Thermal Coal Consumption Approaching Long Term  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Report: Gas Reservation Policy Would Reduce Electricity Prices in Australia
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 9 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Households to save $270 per year if the government finally intervenes and breaks up the cartel * * * Domestic gas prices in Australia have become unaffordable for households, industry, and electricity production, while internationally, Australian gas prices are higher than the most expensive markets in the world, concludes a new report out today. Calling on the Aus  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis U.S.: Carbon-Capture Pitch Raises 'False Hope, Fiscal Risk' for New Mexico Town
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 12 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Company tied to New York vulture capital 'not a credible business partner;' Enchant Energy Corp. seeks $5.8 million federal grant for itself and associates * * * A novice company's push to create a partnership with the City of Farmington, N.M., that would attempt to turn a closing coal-fired power plant into a carbon capture experiment would put the town at financi  more

Journal of the American Ceramic Society Issues 66 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, July 11 -- The Journal of the American Ceramic Society, which focuses research that diverse segments of ceramic science, published 66 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * A novel chalcohalide fiber with high nonlinearity and low material zero-dispersion via extrusion * A rate-dependent constitutive model for brittle granular materials based on breakage mechanics * A wide temperature insensitive piezoceramics for high-temperatur  more

Menopause Journal Issues 14 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
PEPPER PIKE, Ohio, July 8 -- 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 July 2019 edition: * Are obesity indices derived by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry capable of identifying postmenopausal females with high risk for coronary heart disease? * Cardiovascular reactivity and psychological hyperarousal in ho  more

Metalform Edu Adds New Courses and Licensing Options
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 8 -- The Precision Metalforming Association issued the following news release: * * * - Additions to Program Include Courses in Spanish * * * The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is adding new courses and different license options to METALFORM EDU, the only online training program specifically designed for workers in the metalforming industry. New offerings include 32 PMA-exclusive courses in Spanish - covering Press Shop Operations, Die Setting and Lockout/Tagou  more

Michigan Municipal League: L'Anse Village Manager Selected for Michigan Municipal League Board
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 11 -- The Michigan Municipal League issued the following news release: L'Anse Village Manager Robert A. La Fave has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Michigan Municipal League - a statewide organization representing the state's cities and villages. La Fave was appointed by the 18-member board in June to fill former Sault Ste. Marie City Manager Oliver Turner's vacancy. Turner recently moved out of state for a new position in Ohio. "I've attended  more

National Institute on Aging Awards $4.23 Million to Establish Cleveland Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 9 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - New Center to be one of 31 NIH-Funded Centers in the Nation * * * The National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $4.23 million grant to establish the Cleveland Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. The two-year award will support the development of a multi-institution collaborative focused on accelerating research for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The   more

National PTA: Leadership Development Expert Takes Helm of Nation's Preeminent Child Advocacy Association
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, July 9 -- The National Parent Teacher Association issued the following news release: Leslie Boggs, a leadership development expert from Odessa, Texas, has been installed as the 56th president of National PTA, the nation's oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association. Boggs' installation took place during a ceremony held in conjunction with the 2019 National PTA Convention & Expo in Columbus, Ohio. Boggs is a certified DISC trainer and a professional consultant.  more

National Wildlife Federation Issues Statement on Plan to Stop Asian Carp from Entering Great Lakes
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 10 -- The National Wildlife Federation issued the following statement by Marc Smith, Great Lakes director of conservation partnerships: * * * - Governors and premiers form coalition supporting Brandon Road plan * * * U.S. governors and Canadian premiers agreed today to support a federal plan to stop invasive Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes by rebuilding the Brandon Road Lock and Dam. Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin, Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota, Gov. J.B. Pritz  more

Nature Conservancy Issues Statement on Algal Bloom Forecast for Lake Erie
DUBLIN, Ohio, July 11 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following statement by Ohio State Director Bill Stanley after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2019 harmful algal bloom forecast for Lake Erie: "The harmful algal bloom forecast released today by NOAA underscores the urgent need for a focus on efforts that will help secure clean water. We need legislative passage and sustained funding for H2Ohio, an increase in the adoption of sustainable agriculture prac  more

North American Menopause Society: Why Sex Becomes Less Satisfying With Age
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 10 -- The North American Menopause Society, 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: * * * - Study examines how intimate relationships, health, and psychological factors affect sexual intimacy and satisfaction in postmenopausal women * * * The number of women regularly having sex declines with age, and the number of  more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Algal Bloom Forecast for Lake Erie
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 11 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Director of Water Resources Pete Bucher: Today, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers and academic partners released the final Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) seasonal forecast at an event at The Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory. This group predicts the 2019 bloom in Lake Erie will have a severity of 7.5 (out of a scale of 10), which is greater than the bloom predicted and  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Financial Workshops Planned Throughout Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 9 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ohio's agricultural economy is experiencing a number of stresses in 2019: Challenging weather and uncertain market conditions are leaving many farmers across the state under considerable financial stress. The reality is no one is immune to financial stress. Managing the day-to-day challenges of cash flow are tough. Layer in long-term planning, such as a business succession and retirement, and it can oft  more

Oppression and Domestic Violence Topics of Conference Hosted by Catholic Charities, NOMAS, VCS Inc.
BUFFALO, New York, July 12 -- Catholic Charities of Buffalo issued the following news release: Issues of oppression and their intersection with violence will be the focus of a two-day conference hosted by Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Domestic Violence Program for Men, in collaboration with the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) and VCS Inc. Domestic Violence Program for Men of New York City. The conference, titled "A Summer Gathering!," will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Th  more

Policy Matters Ohio: LLC Loophole Should Be Trimmed
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 8 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * - General Assembly should reject proposal to omit that from the budget * * * Six years after the original creation of a tax break for Ohio business owners, the data shows it has failed to bring more jobs, increase the number of new businesses or help Ohio's economy. That's why the Ohio General Assembly should ignore Governor DeWine's pr  more

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Tickets for Stern Lecture - Evening With Bryan Stevenson on Sale Aug. 5
CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 8 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: For more than 30 years Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., has fought for the rights of the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He wrote about one such case, that of Walter McMillian, an African-American man sentenced to die for a murder he insisted he didn't commit, in his book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice a  more

The American Ceramic Society Cements Division Presents Awards at June Meeting
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, July 9 -- The American Ceramic Society issued the following news: By Erica Zimmerman The ACerS Cements Division presented several awards at their June 16-18 meeting in Urbana, Illinois. Congratulations to these deserving awardees! 2018 Stephen Brunauer Award Paper Title: "Molecular and submolecular scale effects of comb-copolymers on tri-calcium silicate reactivity: Toward molecular design" Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 100(3), 817-841. (2017) By: Delphine Mar  more