Tuesday - August 11, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 26 items )  

AFGE: VA Employee Union Endorses Senators' Demands for Agency to Work in Good Faith on New Contract
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- The American Federation of Government Employees issued the following news release: The American Federation of Government Employees endorses the call from members of the U.S. Senate, led by Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to stop the agency's "anti-worker, anti-union" negotiating tactics and to work with the union on a contract that will help VA employees better serve our nation's veterans. "The letter initiated by Senator Brown and  more

Akron Community Foundation: Hosts Needed for Third on the Table Greater Akron
AKRON, Ohio, July 31 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: On Thursday, Oct. 3, residents in Summit and Medina counties will gather in small groups to have mealtime discussions about the community's most pressing needs as Akron Community Foundation will once again bring On the Table Greater Akron to the area. The community foundation is currently seeking hosts to facilitate these discussions, and anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in these counties is  more

Akron Community Foundation: Millennium Fund for Children Seeks Grant Proposals
AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 1 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: The Millennium Fund for Children of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of local children. Now in its 20th year, the Millennium Fund for Children is a permanent endowment created through a partnership between Akron Community Foundation and the Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com. Each year, a selection committee composed of fund donors recomm  more

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: Ohio Lawmakers Falling Short on Cancer-Fighting Public Policies
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 1 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - ACS CAN Looks Forward to Working with Lawmakers to Reduce the Toll of Tobacco on Ohio * * * Ohio is falling short when it comes to implementing policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortalit  more

American Library Association: Julia Stone Selected as 2019 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient
CHICAGO, Illinois, July 29 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Julia Stone of Ashtabula, Ohio as the recipient of the 2019 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship. The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support staff member pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies. The scholarship was established with funds donated by Leis  more

Battelle Embarks on DARPA Epigenetic Characterization and Observation Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 29 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Battelle has won an Associated Contractor Agreement for a new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Epigenetic Characterization and Observation (ECHO) program. The aim is to build a field-deployable platform technology that quickly reads someone's epigenome and identifies signatures that indicate whether that person has ever--in his or her lifetime--been exposed  more

Bobby Mitchell Pledges to Support U.S. Term Limits on Congress
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers and candidates across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. Ohio state house candidate Bobby Mitchell (district 78) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the   more

Children's Defense Fund-Ohio Sees Deep Declines in Child Benefit Enrollment: Economic Improvement May Only Tell Part of the Story
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 1 -- The Children's Defense Fund-Ohio issued the following news release: Child enrollment in public benefits saw major declines according to the latest data from Children's Defense Fund-Ohio and its KIDS COUNT 2019 Fact Sheets released today. Children receiving SNAP/Food Stamps fell from 34.1 in 2017 to 32.1 percent in 2018 (amounting to over 50,000 children), the largest decline over a single year in nearly a decade. When comparing the last two years, this deep decline is   more

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: Study Reveals How 'Natural-Killer' Cells Might Help Women Avoid a Deadly Risk of Childbirth
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 2 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: One of the most dangerous risks expectant mothers face as their delivery date approaches is a surprisingly common condition with a little-known name: placental accreta. In normal childbirth, the placenta that sustains fetal development during pregnancy is delivered shortly after the newborn infant. But sometimes, the placenta becomes so deeply attached to the woman's uterus that it   more

Cleveland Clinic No. 1 in Heart Care for 25th Consecutive Year
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 30 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - As No. 4 hospital in America, Cleveland Clinic marks 20-plus years as a Top 5 hospital nationally * * * For the past quarter of a century, Cleveland Clinic has been ranked the No. 1 hospital for heart care according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals. Overall, Cleveland Clinic is ranked as the No. 4 hospital in America in the Best Hospitals 2019-20 rankings, marking the 21st consecutive yea  more

Emerging Markets in India, Africa, Ethanol Focus Of U.S. Grains Council Annual Meeting
CINCINNATI, Ohio, July 30 -- The U.S. Grains Council issued the following news release: The name of the game in today's challenging agricultural trade environment is emerging markets, and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) set its sights on India, Africa and new opportunities for ethanol sales on Tuesday during its 59th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Cincinnati. India has shown solid economic growth and is one of the world's fastest-growing economies. Its population is very young - 45 percen  more

IEEFA Report: BlackRock's Fossil Fuel Investments Wipe US$90 Billion in Massive Investor Value Destruction
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 1 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: BlackRock, the world's largest fund manager with US$6.5 trillion of assets under management - bigger in value than the third largest economy in the world - continues to ignore the serious financial risks of putting money into fossil fuel-dependent companies, a new report has found. Produced by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), the report place  more

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Issues 1 Research Article in June 2019 Edition
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Aug. 2 -- Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it focuses on interactive exchanges on topics of importance to science and practice from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, published one research article on the following topics in its June 2019 edition: * Personality testing and the Americans With Disabilities Act: Cause for concern as normal and abnormal personality models are integrated The June 2019 edition of   more

Journal of the American Ceramic Society Issues 63 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 3 -- The Journal of the American Ceramic Society, which focuses research that diverse segments of ceramic science, published 63 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * A constitutive model for the sintering of suspension plasma-sprayed thermal barrier coating with vertical cracks * Additive manufacturing of architected catalytic ceramic substrates based on triply periodic minimal surfaces * Alkali binding by magnesium silicate   more

LIFT and Battelle Celebrate Top MakerMinded Schools in Ohio and Tennessee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 30 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: * * * - Digital learning platform recognizes student achievements in advanced manufacturing and STEM LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute and member of Manufacturing USA, and Battelle, the world's largest independent nonprofit research and development organization, announced the winning schools of the 201  more

Muslim Advocates Issue Statement on President Trump Campaign Rally in Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 -- Muslim Advocates issued the following statement by Executive Director Farhana Khera on President Trump's campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio: This is the president's first rally since his attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar incited a crowd of thousands to chant 'send her back.' Farhana Khera is available for interviews: "For the safety of Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib and all American Muslims, President Trump must revoke the license to hate that he has provided his su  more

National Corn Growers Association Testimony: Environmental Protection Agency Must Account for Renewable Fuel Standard Waivers
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 31 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The National Corn Growers Association today reiterated its call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) whole by accounting for waived ethanol gallons as the agency considers proposed biofuel targets for 2020. In testimony at an EPA hearing in Ypsilanti, Mich., NCGA Board Member and Ohio farmer John Linder pressed the agency to move forward with a stro  more

National Council for Behavioral Health Supports the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The National Council for Behavioral Health issued the following news release: The National Council for Behavioral Health Board of Directors has determined to support the bipartisan Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act (H.R. 2482), authored by Reps. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.), Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Mike Turner (R-Ohio). The MAT Act removes the DATA-2000 waiver requirement for health care providers   more

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Cystic Fibrosis Research and Development Program Awarded $2 Million Grant From Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 2 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - A team of researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine recently was awarded a $2 million grant over four years to continue development of the Cure CF Columbus Research and Development Program (C3 RDP). * * * A team of researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine recently was awarde  more

North American Menopause Society: Early Onset of Menstruation Associated With Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 30 -- 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: * * * - Large-scale study confirms association may be partially mediated by body mass index * * * Diabetes is a global health concern expected to affect 693 million people worldwide by 2045. It's been well documented how diet and exe  more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Toledo Water Crisis Anniversary
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 2 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Water Resources Director Pete Bucher: Five years have passed since toxins from a harmful algal bloom on Lake Erie contaminated the water for 400,000 Toledo residents, rendering it dangerous to cook with or to drink. "It's been five years since nearly half a million Ohioans in the Toledo area woke up to find their water had been contaminated by the harmful algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie and our waterwa  more

Over 40 Recongnized at 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Aug. 1 -- The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association issued the following news release: * * * - Awards five Fellows, 32 Individuals, and Four New Appreciation Clubs * * * Over 1,400 participants attended the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting, which took place on July 21-23 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. On Monday, July 22, AAEA Awarded five Fellows, four new appreciation clubs and over 30 awards at this year's Awards and Fellows Recognition Ceremony: 20  more

PETA: 'I'm Me, Not Meat' Billboard Cow Targets Nearby McDonald's, Arby's
TOLEDO, Ohio, July 30 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA's Digital Ad Aimed at Outlier Chains That Fail to Provide Vegan Menu Items * * * PETA has placed a giant digital billboard near McDonald's and Arby's locations in town showing a cow's face next to the words "I'm ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan." The reason? The two chains are lagging behind their competitors in offering vegan options, like Beyond Meat tacos (Del Tac  more

Policy Matters Ohio Lost 43% of Newspaper Journalists Since 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 30 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * - Lawmakers should enact policies that support local news * * * In six short years, Ohio's newspaper journalists declined by 43%, according to Policy Matters Ohio. In 2012, Ohio had 2,870 newsroom staffers to monitor city council meetings, photograph high school games and design the front page. In 2018, there were 1,640 newspaper repor  more

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Main Library Hosts Traveling Exhibit Honoring Chinese Railroad Workers
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 1 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the American transcontinental railroad completion and the significant contribution made by Chinese-American workers to this historical project, the Chinese Railroad Workers Photography Exhibit is on display from Aug. 1-31 at the Downtown Main Library. This exhibition pays tribute and gives a voice to the approximately 20,000 Chinese workers w  more

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber's Angelo Graduates From U.S. Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, July 31 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: * * * - Fellowship Provided State and Local Chambers with Opportunities to Engage Nationally on Critical Education and Workforce Issues * * * The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently announced Marcy Angelo, manager of business development at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, graduated from its premier business leadership program. The inaugural Business Leads Fellowship Program  more