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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 26 items )  

Conservation Legacy to Receive $56,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 30 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $56,000 cooperative agreement to the Conservation Legacy of Durango, Colorado, for interns in the areas of conservation, preservation and community engagement along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail in Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Washington and West Virginia. The  more

Corps of Engineers Awards Contracts for Maumee Bay and Maumee River Dredging
BUFFALO, New York, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has awarded a $2.122 million contract to conduct dredging of the federal navigation channel in Maumee Bay, and a $787,000 contract for the Maumee River dredging to occur during 2019, located along Lake Erie in Toledo Harbor, in the City of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Each contract was awarded to Luedtke Engineering Co., based in Frankfort, Michigan  more

Corps of Engineers: Potential Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Concern at Leesville and Atwood Lakes
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, July 30 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that conditions exist in the outlet works area at Leesville Lakes in Bowerston, Ohio, and Atwood Lake in Mineral City, Ohio, that could result in the presence and possible release of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gases. Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas that can be easily recognized by its "rotten egg" odor. Symptoms of   more

Department of Labor Investigations Result in Ohio Home Health Care Providers Paying $194,811 in Overtime Back Wages to 62 Employees
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: Two Cincinnati, Ohio, home healthcare providers - Millenium Nursing Agency LTD and Residential Homecare Services LLC - will pay $194,811 in back wages to 62 employees after investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the employers violated the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime and recordkeeping provisions. WHD investigators determ  more

DLA: OSHA Safe + Sound Safety Campaign
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By LaNelle Williams The Safety and Occupational Health Division will host the OSHA Safe + Sound Safety Campaign, an interactive, informational fair, Aug. 14 from 11a.m. -1p.m. in the Operations Center Buckeye and Cardinal rooms at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. The annual event is held to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs as part of the  more

DOD Identifies Army Casualties
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release: The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Both soldiers died July 29, 2019, in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained in a combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. The deceased are: Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer, 20, of Stryker, Ohio. Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance, 24, of Chicag  more

DOE Awards Contract for Environmental Management Consolidated Technical Support Services (EM CTSS)
CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 31 -- The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to BTP Services, LLC of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for technical support services throughout the Environmental Management (EM) complex. BTP Services, LLC is a certified 8(a) small business firm. Services to be performed under this contract include, but are not limited to: technical, business, and sys  more

Economic Development Administration: U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.15 Million to Support Innovation-Fueled Business Growth in Ohio
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.15 million grant to Ohio University of Athens, Ohio, to help upgrade the Ohio University Innovation Center. This grant will be matched with $287,684 in local investment, and is expected to attract an eventual $20 million in private in  more

EPA Celebrates 20 Years of Superfund Redevelopment at the Peters Cartridge Superfund Site in Kings Mills, Ohio
KINGS MILLS, Ohio, July 31 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI), launched in 1999 with the goal of returning formerly contaminated lands to long-term sustainable and productive reuse for communities across the country. To mark the occasion, EPA Region 5 Administrator Cathy Stepp joined local leaders at the Peters Cartridge S  more

Faith Services Offered at Defense Supply Center Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 29 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: The Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Chaplain Liaisons Program falls under the Executive Programs at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. The liaisons are employees and contractors who volunteer as chaplain liaisons throughout the Operations Center serving the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths. They often give invocations at various command sponsored events, including th  more

FTC and Ohio Stop Rogue Payment Processor and a Credit Card Interest-Reduction Telemarketing Scheme That Allegedly Worked Together to Scam Consumers
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release: * * * - The alleged schemes took millions of dollars from financially distressed consumers * * * At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Ohio, a federal court in El Paso, Texas shut down two schemes that allegedly bilked millions of dollars from consumers struggling with credit card debt. The court issued temporary restraining orders against Madera Merchant Services and B&P Enterp  more

Fuyao Glass America Faces $724,380 in Federal Penalties After Department of Labor Finds Multiple Hazards at Ohio Plant
MORAINE, Ohio, July 29 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Fuyao Glass America Inc. for exposing employees to multiple safety and health hazards at its Moraine, Ohio, production plant. The company faces $724,380 in penalties. OSHA initiated an inspection of the automotive glass manufacturer under the Agency's Site-Specific   more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Genesis Hospital
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54181) involving Genesis Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - UNDERDOSE TO THE LIVER The following information is summarized from an email received from the state of Ohio: A patient was undergoing Y-90 Therasphere treatment of both lobes of the liver. The calculations and dose were ordered for the volume of the left lobe which was 230cc. Due to a communication error, that dose   more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Perry Power Reactor in Ohio
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54185) involving the Perry power reactor in Ohio: AUTOMATIC REACTOR SCRAM DUE TO MAIN TURBINE TRIP "At 1929 EDT on 7/27/2019, with the Unit in Mode 1 at 98 percent power, the reactor automatically scrammed due to a Main Turbine Trip. The trip was not complex, with all systems responding normally post-trip. Main Steam Isolation Valves (MSIVs) were manually closed to prevent exceeding Reactor Pr  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving UPA Technology
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54180) involving UPA Technology, West Chester, Ohio: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LEAKING RADIOACTIVE SOURCE The following information was obtained from the state of Ohio via email: "[Manufacturing and Distribution] licensee received beta back-scatter on a device from customer for repair. Upon receipt, licensee conducted leak test and results indicated >185 Bq (0.005 microCi). Device contained 100  more

Ohio Historical Society to Receive $120,210 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 30 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $120,210 cooperative agreement to the Ohio Historical Society for world heritage site designation activities. The agency description of the grant states: "The objective of the project is for collaboration on development of interpretative programs and materials and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education programs within park boundaries, provide Museum conserva  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Mentor Podiatrist Sentenced to Nearly Three Years in Prison for Fraudulently Billing Medicare, Medicaid Nearly $1.2M
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 30 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio issued the following news release: A podiatrist with offices in Mentor was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for fraudulently billing Medicare and Medicaid nearly $1.2 million. Robert J. Rosenstein, 65, of Highland Heights, was sentenced to 33 months in prison and ordered to pay approximately $453,615 in restitution. He previously pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud. According to  more

Soldiers Help Claim Pan American Game Medals and Break 11-Year Trap Quota Search
FORT BENNING, Georgia, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command issued the following news: If you could listen well enough, you might have heard the collective sigh of relief exhaled nationwide earlier today following one particular result at the 2019 Pan American Games. It came at the exact moment when Brazil's Roberto Schmits was eliminated from the Men's Trap competition in third place. In that instant, 4006 days of anguish disappeared for the U.S. Men's Trap program as Brian Burrows and   more

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $2.09 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Three Airports in Ohio
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- 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 $478 million in airport infrastructure grants, the fourth 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   more

Trustees of Indiana University to Receive $94,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 30 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $94,000 cooperative agreement to the Trustees of Indiana University, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, for ethnographic overview and assessment of Camp Mueller at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. The agency description of the grant states: "The assessment will review and summarize existing ethnographic data for people and resources associated with the park;  more

Vice President Pence Issues Remarks at Magna Seating Site Groundbreaking
LANCASTER, Ohio, July 30 -- The White House issued the following remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at the Magna Seating site groundbreaking: THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you very much. Well, hello, Ohio. (Applause.) Let me thank Acting Secretary of Labor Pizzella. Thank you for those great words. Thank you for stepping forward to provide leadership in the Labor Department. And Congressman Steve Stivers, who is a champion for Lancaster, a champion for jobs, and will leave this event t  more

Vice President Pence Issues Remarks at Press Gaggle
LANCASTER, Ohio, July 30 -- The White House issued the following remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at a press gaggle at a future site of Magna Seating: THE VICE PRESIDENT: This is a great day for Fairfield County, a great day for Ohio, and a great day for America. This is a Canadian company investing millions of dollars, creating more than 300 jobs right here in the Buckeye State. And as I said today, we believe that it's a result of the policies that we've been advancing with the strong sup  more

West Virginia U.S. Attorney: Former Ohio County Magistrate Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud
WHEELING, West Virginia, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, Bill Powell, issued the following news release: Former Ohio County Magistrate Harry A. Radcliffe, III, was sentenced today to four months incarceration to be followed by two months of home confinement for tax fraud, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. "Defendants are not treated differently because they are elected officials. In fact, elected officials know better than most people about t  more

Where to Grab a Bite to Eat on Wright-Patt Air Force Base
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 31 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Karina Brady Put down the PB&J and plan your next meal at one of the 20-plus dining locations on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Whether you work on Area A or B, there are plenty of options to suit your next craving. The variety extends from sit-down restaurants to grab-and-go options offering breakfast to lunch items, deli sandwiches to hot entrees, burgers and fries to vegetable lasagna. The  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Dayton Area Activities Abound on Saturdays in August
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Will Huntington Festivals, fairs, farmer's markets and family fun, both in and out of the sun, top the list of the many things to do in the Dayton area. A great time can be experienced just a short drive from Wright-Patt for activities that fit any budget and any cultural tastes and the bonus is that there are five Saturdays in August to experience them. Aug. 3 The Dayton Ho  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Improved Offerings at Dining Facility Aid Airmen's Wellness
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, July 31 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Airmen at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have an ally in their pursuit of health and overall wellness - the ever-improving, nutritious offerings at Pitsenbarger Dining Hall in Kittyhawk Center, Area A. "The days of meatloaf, potatoes and pie are almost gone," said Jon Vogel, food service officer, 88th Force Support Squadron, and Air Force retiree. "The Air Force has issued directives that are bring  more