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State Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 83 items )  

After Reports of Improper Voter Purges, Ohio Dems Call For Statewide, Independent Audit
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper called Thursday for an immediate halt to the Secretary of State's purging of Ohio voters and an independent statewide audit following reports that 1,251 Ohio voters were either wrongly purged from the rolls or wrongly sent last-chance notices. "We all heard Frank LaRose say he was going to fix this broken process. These troubling reports, that voters were wrongly purged fr  more

Ashland University's 'Naturalist on Duty' Events to Continue on Aug. 10
ASHLAND, Ohio, July 30 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: The third event in Ashland University's Environmental Studies Center's "Naturalist on Duty" series will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at the AU Black Fork Wetlands, 2628 Ashland Road. This event will feature the topic, "Prairie Flowers and Pollinators." The series is being held on one Saturday morning each month through the summer and fall, ending on Oct. 5. All events are free and open to the public and each open-hou  more

Auditor Faber Declares Hanover Township 'Unauditable'
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Auditor of State Keith Faber today declared Hanover Township (Licking County) "unauditable" list after officials failed to file financial statements for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. "Taxpayers have a right to know how their tax dollars are spent," Auditor Faber said. "Failing to submit complete financial records keeps taxpayers in the dark and is completely unacceptable." Auditor Faber declared the town  more

Babcock and Wilcox Names Bob McKinney Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
BARBERTON, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- Babcock and Wilcox Enterprises issued the following news release: Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. ("B&W" or the "Company") (NYSE:BW) has appointed Robert (Bob) McKinney as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective August 5, 2019. He joined the Company in 2015 and has served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Before joining B&W, Mr. McKinney served as Vice President, Human Resources, Deputy  more

Baldwin-Wallace College Physician Assistant Program Notches Perfect Pass Rate For Fifth Straight Year
BEREA, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- Baldwin-Wallace College issued the following news: BW's Physician Assistant (PA) Program has posted a perfect, first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) for the fifth year in a row -- making BW the only PA program in the state of Ohio (and one of only a select few in the nation) to realize that achievement. Fully 100% of BW Master of Medical Science graduates, in each of the first five years of the PA program's existence, have now p  more

Bronx Borough President Diaz Renews Call for Gun Crime Registry
BRONX, New York, Aug. 8 -- Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued the following news release: * * * - Online database would make info on gun crime offenders public, similar to that currently available to monitor convicted sex offenders * * * In the wake of mass shootings in Brownsville, Brooklyn; El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is renewing his call for the New York City Council to pass legislation to create a public gun crime registry. "Enough   more

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Issues Statement on Death of Morrison
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued the following statement on the death of author Toni Morrison: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Toni Morrison, one of our country's greatest authors, storytellers, and visionaries. Over a writing career that spanned nearly five decades--and a career as a scholar and teacher that spanned even longer--Toni gave a profound and transcendent voice to our nation's African-American experience which had long been silenced, d  more

Chowan University: Hayley Nejman To Lead Acrobatics & Tumbling Program
MURFREESBORO, North Carolina, July 31 -- Chowan University issued the following news: The Chowan Athletic Department and Vice President of Athletics, Patrick Mashuda, welcome Hayley Nejman as the first-ever head coach of Acrobatics & Tumbling at Chowan. Hayley comes to Chowan following a season at Urbana University as Assistant Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach in the program's inaugural season. Nejman helped Urbana to a third-place finish at the Mountain East Conference Championship. While in the U  more

Cincinnati Public Schools Board Approves District's Three-Year Strategic Plan
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news: Yesterday, Cincinnati Public Schools' Board of Education unanimously approved the District's Strategic Plan--A Roadmap to Destination Cincinnati Public Schools. A year ago, the Board of Education began a process to develop a new strategic plan. We asked key thought leaders to join the Design Team. We asked for input in-person and online, and heard from hundreds of students, parents, teachers, community activists,   more

City of Cleveland and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Announce 2019 Toyota USA Triathlon's National Championships
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson issued the following news release: Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission welcome the 2019 Toyota USA Triathlon's Age Group National Championships to Cleveland. This is USA Triathlon's largest annual event. It will take place on August 10 and 11, 2019 at Edgewater Park and surrounding neighborhoods. The event will feature approximately 4,500 athletes and another 10,000 spectators from across the United States.   more

City of Cleveland Selects Its First Police Inspector General
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson issued the following news release: Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath and Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams announce Christopher Viland as the city's first Cleveland Division of Police Inspector General. "Christopher Viland has been selected as the first Inspector General for the Cleveland Division of Police. This position is one of many changes set forth in fulfillment of the Consent Decree and I remai  more

Clark State Invites Public Comment on Associate Degree Nursing Program Prior to Upcoming Accreditation Review
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Aug. 2 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: The Clark State Community College-Springfield Regional School of Nursing will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its associate degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). "Registered Nursing is the most popular major at Clark State's Springfield and Beavercreek locations," said Gwen Stevenson, interim dean of Health, Human and Public Services   more

Clark State Selected for Exemplary Non-Credit Program Award by National Council for Workforce Education
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, July 31 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College was selected by the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE) for the Exemplary Non-Credit Program Award for its ISO9001 training. ISO 9001 is the international standard for a quality management system ("QMS"). In order to be certified to the ISO 9001 standard, a company must follow the requirements set forth in the ISO 9001 Standard. The standard is used by organi  more

Clark State Trustee Jim Doyle Elected Chair of Ohio Association of Community Colleges Governing Board
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Aug. 1 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College Board of Trustees member, Jim Doyle, has been elected chair of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) Board of Trustees. This appointment makes Doyle the second Clark State Trustee to be elected to this position following Maureen Grady in 1990. Grady was one of the founders of the Ohio Association of Two-Year College Trustees and served as its president for thr  more

College of Wooster Featured in 'Best 385 Colleges,' Ranked in Seven Top-20 Listings
WOOSTER, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The College of Wooster issued the following news release: The College of Wooster is not only recommended by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's top schools again in its latest guidebook, "The Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition," in which only 13 percent of U.S. four-year colleges are listed, but it ranks among the top-20 schools in seven different categories that the publication put out. The 28th annual edition of "Best Colleges" was released earlier this week. Th  more

Colo. Gov. Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor the Victims of the Tragic Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
DENVER, Colorado, Aug. 4 -- Gov. Jared Polis, D-Colorado, issued the following news release: Gov. Jared Polis today ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide immediately, until sunset on August 8, to honor the victims of the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, and as proclaimed by President Donald J. Trump. See the full presidential proclamation below. Honoring the Victims of the Tragedies in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio * * * By the President  more

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Members Remember the Anniversary of Oak Creek Gurdwara Shooting and the Victims of the El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy Shootings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus issued the following news release: Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Oak Creek, Wisconsin shooting during which a white supremacist opened fire at a Sikh gurdwara and killed six people. The anniversary falls one week after recent shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, and Gilroy, California that claimed a total of 34 lives. Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following   more

Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on President Trump Press Conference on Mass Shootings in Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement by Chair Karen Bass: Today, President Trump held a press conference following two mass shootings that took place 13 hours apart. These shootings took place in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas and took the lives of many innocent Americans. "This morning, the President provided more empty promises to the American people and little to no solutions.," "Our communities are constantly recovering from senseless acts   more

Congressional Progressive Caucus Issues Statement on Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus issued the following statement by co-chairs Mark Pocan and Pramila Jayapal on the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Alongside the entire nation, the unspeakable acts of violence in El Paso and Dayton have left us horrified and brokenhearted. There is a gun violence epidemic in this country and it has gone unaddressed for far too long. There is also a growing culture of violence that requires leadership from President Trump  more

Conn. Gov. Lamont Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
HARTFORD, Connecticut, Aug. 4 -- Gov. Ned Lamont, D-Connecticut, issued the following statement regarding the mass shootings that occurred in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "There is a real epidemic of domestic terrorism growing in this country, with at least one of this weekend's mass shootings reportedly perpetrated by a white nationalist. These are acts of evil generated by an expanding ideology of hatred. "It's far past time that leaders throughout our country take action against this   more

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: Constituents, Local Editorial Boards Call on Republican Senators to Take Action to Stop Gun Violence
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee issued the following news release: In the wake of horrific mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Republican Senators are now starting August recess facing calls from constituents, local editorial boards, and Democratic challengers to take action on long-overdue gun violence prevention measures like expanding background checks. Yet as the pressure continues to mount, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is standing in the  more

Denison University: New England Foundation for the Arts Grant for Performing Arts
GRANVILLE, Ohio, July 31 -- Denison University issued the following news release: The New England Foundation for the Arts has awarded Denison University a $5,000 grant to support the Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project's performance of "When Birds Refused to Fly." The dance group will also be in residence from October 28 through November 2, as the company works with students across the curriculum. A performance of "When Birds Refused to Fly" will take place in the college's Eisner Center for the Perf  more

Dinsmore and Shohl: Michael Mattingly Named to Cincinnati's Forty Under 40
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP's Michael B. Mattingly has been named to Cincinnati Business Courier's 2019 Forty Under 40 class. The 40 young professionals who make up the 2019 class share the goal of making a difference in Cincinnati through their community-service efforts and in their hard work. Forty Under 40 winners will be recognized at an awards dinner on Sept. 19. "It is such an honor to be named a For  more

Dinsmore and Shohl: Wood Named Leading Intellectual Property Strategists
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Jonathan (Jon) Wood, a partner in Dinsmore & Shohl's intellectual property department, has been named once again to the 2019 IAM 300 of the World's Leading IP Strategists. The IAM recognizes individuals who have led the way and offer top-tier services relating to the development and implementation of world-class IP value. "I am deeply honored to be listed amongst these individuals and thank everyone  more

Eighth Annual Free Kids' Bike Safety Rally Presented by UC Health Public Safety and Co-Sponsored by MetroParks of Butler County
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- U.C. Health, a network of hospitals operated by the University of Cincinnati, issued the following news release: To encourage more children and parents to increase their awareness of safe bicycling practices, UC Health's West Chester Hospital is hosting a free interactive community bicycle safety rally on Saturday, Aug. 10. Kids are invited to bring their bicycles to test their skills on fun navigational courses, just like the courses that police departments use for   more

Fifth Third Bancorp to Raise Minimum Hourly Wage to $18
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- Fifth Third Bancorp, a financial services company, issued the following news release: Fifth Third Bancorp today announced it will raise its minimum wage to $18 per hour for approximately 4,900 employees beginning Oct. 28. The increase recognizes the contributions of employees in driving not only the Bank's success, but also the success of its customers. "We're pleased to invest in the people who, every day, deliver banking that is a Fifth Third better," said Chairma  more

FirstEnergy's Diversity and Inclusion Programs Honored by Crain's Cleveland Business
AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- FirstEnergy issued the following news release: FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has been honored by Crain's Cleveland Business with a 2019 Excellence in Human Resources Award for its workforce diversity and inclusion programs. The award recognizes FirstEnergy's efforts to increase diversity and establish an inclusive environment where all employees feel respected and that their input is valued. FirstEnergy's focus on diversity and inclusion began in 2015 with the establishme  more

Fla. Agriculture Department Issues Statement on Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 4 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following statement by Commissioner Nicole "Nikki" Fried on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio that left 30 dead: "We are the only nation where murderers and the mentally ill can access weapons of war capable of causing mass deaths in seconds. "These tragedies don't happen anywhere else. "We must take action to stop the cycle of hate-fueled violence. "Otherwise, our c  more

Gov. Northam Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
RICHMOND, Virginia, Aug. 5 -- Gov. Ralph S. Northam, R-Virginia, issued the following statement on the mass shootings that killed at least 31 in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio: "Once again, dozens of lives have been shattered by gun violence. Pam and I grieve with the communities and the families of those killed and injured in El Paso and Dayton. "Two months ago, after twelve people were killed and four people were injured in a mass shooting in Virginia Beach, I called a special session of th  more

Green Party: Greens Call for Decisive Action on Gun Violence
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The Green Party issued the following news release: Green Party leaders are calling for Congress to take swift and decisive action following an horrific mass shooting on August 3 at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart location in El Paso, Texas, that has left at least 20 dead and dozens injured; and an early morning shooting on August 4 in a Dayton, Ohio, entertainment district that left 9 people dead and 16 wounded.. This weekend's violence follows on the heels of a shooting in G  more

Hampton University Scripps Dean B. DaVida Plummer Deliberates Democracy in Dayton
HAMPTON, Virginia, Aug. 7 -- Hampton University issued the following news release: Where should someone go to learn about issues involving democracy in 38 countries? Dayton, Ohio, of course. Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Dean and Assistant Vice President for Marketing/Media B. DaVida Plummer was invited to attend the Kettering Foundation's Deliberative Democracy Institute from July 8 to 12 in Dayton. "It was an eye-opening experience," Plummer said. "It gives you an   more

High School Grads Gain Hands-on Experience as FirstEnergy Interns
AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- FirstEnergy issued the following news release: Nearly a dozen high school grads from northeast Ohio are in the home stretch of their summer internships at FirstEnergy, an eight-week experience that has introduced them to career opportunities within the electric utility industry. "The high school internship program is designed to introduce young students to careers at FirstEnergy, with hopes they will progress through the company's college internship program and ultimatel  more

Ind. Democratic Party: Ohio Gov Takes Action, Backs Universal Background Checks, Holcomb...?
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 6 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release: In a news conference Tuesday morning, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine called on state lawmakers to strengthen background check laws. The GOP governor is pushing 17 measures including a proposal to institute background checks on nearly all gun transactions. From the Cincinnati Enquirer Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales "DeWine said no one thing will preve  more

Iowa Gov. Reynolds Orders State Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Victims in Texas and Ohio Shootings
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 5 -- Gov. Kim Reynolds, R-Iowa, issued the following news release: Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019, in honor and remembrance of the tragic shootings on August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas, and on August 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. The governor's order is issued in conjunction with President Donald Trump's proclamation to lower all United States flags to half-staff for  more

James Hewitt Retires After 31 Years Of Service
AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- The city of Akron issued the following news release: Mayor Dan Horrigan is beginning a national search for a new City of Akron Engineer, following the retirement of James (Jim) Hewitt, who has held the position since 2012. The City Engineer plans and directs the design and construction of all municipal infrastructure, including streets, sewers, bridges, public buildings, parks, sidewalks, and other City projects. The Engineering Bureau includes several divisions: Traffic,  more

Kansas Democratic Party Calls on Sara Hart Weir to Address Weekend Mass Shootings
TOPEKA, Kansas, Aug. 7 -- The Kansas Democratic Party issued the following news release: The Kansas Democratic Party called on Sara Hart Weir to comment on the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and clarify whether she will continue to stand with Republicans ignoring near-unanimous calls for action on gun violence. Hart Weir's remarks this week have exclusively concerned online donations and an appearance on Fox and Friends. In the first 100 days of the 116th Congress,   more

Kent State University: Covering Carnage - Journalists Risk Own Mental, Physical Health in Reporting From Dayton, El Paso
KENT, Ohio, Aug. 7 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Kent State University issued the following news: * * * - Kent State Journalism Professor Urges Newsroom Leaders To Care For Their News Crews * * * Gretchen Hoak is a former television reporter/anchor and current assistant professor of journalism in Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her research survey, "Are We Teaching Trauma?", focused on how universities prepare young journalists for the trauma they may endure   more

Maine Democratic Party Issues Statement on Mass Shootings
AUGUSTA, Maine, Aug. 5 -- The Maine Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chair Kathleen Marra on mass shootings in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio: "1 week, 38 dead, 80 injured. In the span of one week, three individual gunmen took 38 lives and injured 80 more. The victims were daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, husbands, and wives who had the audacity to attend their community's garlic festival, go shopping, and enjoy a popular nightlife spot. No words can d  more

Massachusetts GOP Issues Statement on Shootings in Ohio, Texas
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Aug. 4 -- The Massachusetts Republican Party issued the following statement by Chairman Jim Lyons: "The Massachusetts Republican Party condemns in the strongest possible terms the fatal shootings that occurred over the weekend in Ohio and Texas. At least 29 persons have been murdered, and many more wounded. "Together with all Americans, we offer our prayers and our thoughts on behalf of the victims and their loved ones. "Our hearts are with our fellow Americans in El P  more

McGuireWoods Advises Revelstoke Capital Partners in Deal With Ohio Orthopaedics Group
RICHMOND, Virginia, Aug. 8 -- McGuireWoods, a law firm, issued the following news release: * * * - Partnership Forms New National Management Services Organization * * * McGuireWoods represented private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners in a newly formed partnership with a major Cincinnati-based orthopaedics practice to launch a national medical management services organization (MSO). Revelstoke's investment will enable Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine -- one of the largest medica  more

N.Y. A.G. James Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
ALBANY, New York, Aug. 4 -- New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement regarding the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, resulting in the deaths of at least 29 individuals: "In just twenty-four hours, two more communities were brought to its knees, mourning the tragic loss of at least 29 individuals taken far too soon because of gun violence. "It is heartbreaking, and it is completely confounding how nothing changes. "We have an epidemic of gun vi  more

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Issues Statement on Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
ALBANY, New York, Aug. 4 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following statement on the shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas: "Our country is under attack from within, and continuing to ignore what is happening around us will only lead to more bloodshed and more tragedy -- all of it preventable." "On behalf of all New Yorkers, I'm sorry you live in a country with a Federal Government that allows this to happen and does nothing." "In the last 24 hours, this nation witnessed   more

Nationwide Mutual Insurance: Biggest Cyber-Blind Spot for Small Business Owners? Remote Workers
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance issued the following news release: * * * - Nationwide survey shows only half of U.S. small business owners take cybersecurity precautions with remote employees * * * As work-life and technology continue to evolve, a growing number of small business owners find themselves adopting remote work policies or "WFH" perks. However, their employees, who use company platforms and networks in popular locations such as coffee shops and airports, are  more

New Hampshire Republican Party Issues Statement on Second Amendment Bills
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Aug. 5 -- The New Hampshire Republican Party issued the following statement by Communications Director Joe Sweeney: "Democrats are disgustingly politicizing a tragedy by sending the Governor these anti-Second Amendment bills immediately following terrible acts of violence in Texas and Ohio. "None of these bills would have prevented those tragedies. But, by purposefully withholding the legislation for months until tragedy struck, Democrats made it clear that they are onl  more

NIH Funds Kent State University Psychologist's Project to Teach Children Food Allergy Safety Skills
KENT, Ohio, Aug. 10 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Kent State University issued the following news: Food allergies can be as dangerous as firearms for children who don't have the skills to react responsibly to when they're exposed to them. A Kent State University researcher with a background in safety training models -- and a very personal motivation -- has devised a method to help some children with food allergies stay safe, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) just granted him the funding to  more

Ohio Democratic Party Issues Statement on Gun Violence Epidemic
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chairman David Pepper after the Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's news conference on the gun violence epidemic: "Ohio Democrats have been pushing gun violence prevention laws for years, while Republican politicians in Columbus have worked overtime not just to stop them all, but to move in the opposite direction, including allowing guns everywhere from bars to day cares. In the wake of this horrific crime, our Democrati  more

Ohio Democratic Party Issues Statement on President Trump's Visit to Dayton
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following statement: "The leaders and citizens of Dayton are unified and working hard to recover from Sunday's horrific attack. Amid that hard work, Senator Sherrod Brown and Mayor Nan Whaley welcomed the president to Dayton, spoke respectfully about his visit, while civilly and honestly pointing out areas of disagreement and challenge. "So the events that took place after the president's departure were nothing short of appalling.   more

Ohio EPA Issues Permit for AMG Vanadium LLC
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - New facility to be built in Muskingum County * * * Ohio EPA issued a final air permit-to-install today to AMG Vanadium LLC to build and begin operating a ferroalloy production facility in Zanesville. "We are pleased AMG Vanadium chose Ohio for its second facility," Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson said. "The Cambridge-based company has established strong community and business  more

Ohio State Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award With Distinction
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Recent financial audits of the following entities by Auditor of State Keith Faber have returned clean audit reports. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. - City of Sidney (Shelby County) - City of Steubenville (Jefferson County) - City of Whitehall (Franklin County) - City of Worthington (Franklin County) "Accurate bookkeeping is a sign of a well-m  more

Ohio State Auditor Issues Statement on Youngstown City Rejection of Auditor Proposal
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- The Office of Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following statement by spokesperson Allison Dumski on Youngstown City's rejection of the the auditor's proposal: "The Auditor of State's focus is always on what's best for the taxpayer. "We remain dedicated to finding solutions for local governments, which will benefit taxpayers and the financial health of the entity. "Because the Auditor understands the City of Youngstown's challenging financial position, we ha  more

Ohio State Professor Finds Clues to Unknown Arabic History
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 9 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Deep in the black basalt deserts of North Arabia, ancient inscriptions etched in rock and untouched for millennia lie waiting to be found. And Ahmad Al-Jallad, associate professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, is combing the landscape in search of them. "Ancient Arabia is not in the library," Al-Jallad said. "It's in the field. It's in the deserts, the steppe. These ar  more

Ohio State Rep. Rep. Liston Introduces Bill to Help Prevent Firearm-related Deaths
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Rep. Beth Liston, D-Dublin: * * * - HB 315 requires licensed firearm dealers to provide suicide prevention information at the time of purchase * * * State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) this week introduced new legislation, House Bill (HB) 315, to require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide information about suicide prevention in hopes of decreasing the alarming statistics associat  more

Ohio State Rep. Sykes Issues Statement on Gov. DeWine Red Flag, Background Check Proposals
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- The Ohio House Democrats issued the following statement by State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes, D-Akron, on Gov. Mike DeWine's proposals in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton: "We're encouraged the governor is finally listening to the vast majority of Ohioans who have said enough is enough, and that now is the time to do something to end gun violence. "Democrats stand ready to work together on the commonsense proposals of universal background checks and red flag protect  more

Ohio State Rep. Sykes: State Legislators From Ohio, Across U.S. Call for Commonsense State Laws to Stop Gun Violence
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes, D-Akron: Just days after the tragic shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, members of American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention (ASLGVP) -- a non-partisan coalition of legislators from across the country -- joined legislative leaders from Ohio to call for enactment of common sense state laws to stop gun violence. Altogether, nearly 70 legislators   more

Ohio State University's Marion Campus: Campus Hires Longtime Whirlpool Leader to Advance Development Efforts
MARION, Ohio, Aug. 2 -- Ohio State University's Marion Campus issued the following news: The Ohio State University at Marion welcomed former Whirlpool leader Catherine Gerber as its new director of development and community relations, beginning Monday, July 29, 2019. Gerber proceeds Dave Claborn, who retired at the end of July having helped raise funds and helped shepherd a host of projects and initiatives on campus and in the community. Claborn was instrumental in negotiating with county and   more

Ohio State University: Electromagnetic Fields May Hinder Spread of Breast Cancer Cells
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 9 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Early findings in lab show reduced ability of cells to migrate * * * Electromagnetic fields might help prevent some breast cancers from spreading to other parts of the body, new research has found. The study showed that low intensity electromagnetic fields hindered the mobility of specific breast cancer cells by preventing the formation of long, thin extensions at the edge of a migrating   more

Ohio State University: How Technology Shapes Mass Murder
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 9 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Laws must keep up with weapons, says 'American Homicide' author * * * In 1919, America had a problem with dynamite. Specifically, dynamite in bombs. In April of that year, radical anarchists mailed at least 36 dynamite-filled bombs to prominent politicians, government officials and others in the United States. In June, another nine were sent. Several people were killed and more were inj  more

Ohio State University: What Compulsive Dating-App Users Have in Common
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 9 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Two attributes mark those who suffer negative outcomes * * * Loneliness and social anxiety is a bad combination for single people who use dating apps on their phones, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people who fit that profile were more likely than others to say they've experienced negative outcomes because of their dating app use. "It's not just that they're using their p  more

Ohio University Air Force ROTC Awarded by United States Air Force
ATHENS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: The United States Air Force has recognized Ohio University's Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) Detachment as the best small detachment of the year in the Northeast Region and has named Master Sergeant Heather Sutton Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for the Northeast Region. The Northeast Region for AFROTC is made up of 14 states. The Best Detachment Award recognizes Detachment 650's excellent achievements in five catego  more

Ohio University Chemical, Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Member Receives National Nanotechnology Award
ATHENS, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has recognized Amir Farnoud, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Ohio University, with the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes outstanding scholarship, commercialization, education or service in nanoscience and nanotechnology of professionals who are in the first 10 years of their ca  more

Ohio University Women's Teams Receive NCAA Public Recognition Award
ATHENS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: The NCAA has recognized Ohio University's women's basketball, women's cross country and women's golf teams as the recipients of the NCAA Public Recognition Award. This honor is bestowed on teams with an NCAA Division 1 Academic Progress Rate (APR) in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. "Ohio University's student-athletes have demonstrated a strong commitment to both their academic and athletic s  more

Ohio University: Board of Trustees to Consider Capital Budgets, State Biennial Budget Impact, Accreditation Update, Cambridge Center Surplus Property During August Meeting
ATHENS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - Discussion will continue related to implementation of One OHIO strategy * * * The Ohio University Board of Trustees will be asked to consider Capital budgets, impact of the state biennial budget, and OHIO accreditation update and the Cambridge center surplus property during their meeting on Aug. 19 at the Ohio University Russ Innovation Center in Beavercreek. The Board will also hear an update on the implemen  more

Ohio University: Firearm Fatalities Have Resulted in Nearly 500,000 Years of Life Lost in Ohio Over Decade
ATHENS, Ohio, Aug. 10 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - New study details firearm fatality statistics from 2008-2018 * * * In light of the recent tragic events in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health (The Alliance) has released research showing nearly 500,000 years of life were lost in Ohio due to gun violence from 2009-2018. While this research is in no way exclusive to mass shootings, Rick  more

Ohio Wesleyan University: Princeton Review 2020
DELAWARE, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - New Guidebook Lists Ohio Wesleyan among Nation's 'Best,' 'Best Midwestern,' and 'Best Value' Colleges * * * Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degrees, according to The Princeton Review's newly released guidebook, "The Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition." In addition to being named one of the nation's best overall universities, Oh  more

Ore. Gov. Brown Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Victims of Tragedies in El Paso and Dayton
SALEM, Oregon, Aug. 5 -- Gov. Kate Brown, D-Oregon, issued the following news release: In honor of the victims of the tragedies in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Governor Kate Brown orders all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be flown at half-staff beginning immediately, until sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019. "What happened this weekend in El Paso and Dayton is devastating, and Dan and I grieve with those who lost loved ones. Sadly, we've been here before. We must take a ha  more

Owens Community College Customized Training Helps First Solar Invest in Training Its Workforce
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- Owens Community College issued the following news release: According to LinkedIn's 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 percent of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their careers. For 19 First Solar employees, this statistic became more of a reality when they earned a state certificate at a special ceremony Friday at Owens Community College after completing customized training made possible through a partnership with Owens Community Co  more

Pennsylvania Reps. Boyle, Kenyatta, Otten, Other Legislators Call for Special Session to Address Gun Violence
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 8 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Reps. Kevin Boyle, Malcolm Kenyatta, and Danielle Friel Otten: Following the recent deadly shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, state Reps. Kevin Boyle, Malcolm Kenyatta, and Danielle Friel Otten were joined by other legislators to call on Gov. Tom Wolf to convene a special session of the House and Senate to address gun violence in the commonwealth. "F  more

Pennsylvania State Rep. Dermody Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Texas, Ohio
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Frank Dermody on the shooting incidents in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio: "As we mourn another weekend of gun violence across the nation and here in Pennsylvania, we need to identify action we can and should take to make our communities safer. "We need a stronger and more comprehensive system of background checks at the national and state level to make s  more

Pennsylvania State Reps. Boyle, Kenyatta, Otten, Legislators Call for Special Session to Address Gun Violence
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Aug. 7 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Reps. Kevin Boyle, Malcolm Kenyatta, and Danielle Friel Otten: Following the recent deadly shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, state Reps. Kevin Boyle, Malcolm Kenyatta, and Danielle Friel Otten were joined by other legislators to call on Gov. Tom Wolf to convene a special session of the House and Senate to address gun violence in the commonwealth. "F  more

Philadelphia House Delegation Calls on State, Federal Lawmakers to Act, Once and For All, on Gun Violence
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 5 -- The Pennsylvania House Democrats issued the following news release on behalf of Pennsylvania State Rep. Jason Dawkins, D-Philadelphia: State Rep. Jason Dawkins, D-Phila., chairman of the Philadelphia Delegation in the PA House of Representatives, along with delegation members, called on state and federal lawmakers Monday to act on sensible gun reform. "The tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, have pained our hearts," Dawkins said. "The news of mor  more

PolyOne Introduces Excelite IM Chemical Foaming Additives for Injection Molding
AVON LAKE, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- PolyOne, a provider of specialized polymer materials, issued the following news release: PolyOne today announced availability of ColorMatrix(TM) Excelite(TM) IM chemical foaming additives (CFAs), formulated specifically for injection molding applications. As a complement to PolyOne's liquid Excelite CFA portfolio for extrusion, new Excelite IM CFAs are engineered for a wide range of injection molded polymers, including olefins, PVC, polystyrene, PC/ABS, and high-heat  more

President Trump is Right to Embrace 'Red Flag Laws' in the Wake of Mass Shootings, AG Hill Says
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 7 -- Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill issued the following news release: Attorney General Curtis Hill today expressed support for President Trump's embrace of "red flag laws" in the wake of recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. Red flag laws are statutes allowing law enforcement officers to take possession of firearms from people they believe to be dangerous as defined in the statutes. Indiana was one of the first five states in the nation t  more

Sixth Annual Utah State University ETE Conference Slated for August 14
LOGAN, Utah, Aug. 9 -- Utah State University issued the following news: All Utah State University instructors are invited to attend the Empowering Teaching Excellence (ETE) Conference, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, on the Logan campus. This year's conference, which will offer 40 breakout sessions and three general sessions focused on teaching, will begin with a keynote speech by Stephen Gavazzi in Taggart Student Center Ballroom 201. A professor in the human deve  more

TEGNA Completes Acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group's Leading, Top Ranked Stations in Indianapolis, IN and Columbus, OH
MCLEAN, Virginia, Aug. 8 -- TEGNA, a broadcast, digital media and marketing services company, issued the following news release: TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group's #1 rated stations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. TEGNA paid $535 million in cash for NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, and WBNS radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM), the leader in sports radio in Central Ohi  more

TEGNA to Name Larry Delia Senior Vice President, Media Operations
TYSONS, Virginia, Aug. 5 -- TEGNA, a broadcast, digital media and marketing services company, issued the following news release: TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) announced today that Dispatch Broadcast Group president Larry Delia will be named senior vice president, media operations at TEGNA. Delia's appointment is effective upon the closing of TEGNA's previously announced acquisition from Dispatch Broadcast Group of leading television stations WTHR, the NBC affiliate and #1 rated station in Indianapoli  more

University of Arkansas: Engineering Faculty and Students Earn National Award
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas, Aug. 5 -- The University of Arkansas issued the following news: A University of Arkansas electrical engineering graduate student and professor, along with a collaborator from The Ohio State University, have received an award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers National Aerospace Electronics Conference for their research paper on developing efficient power electronics for electric aircrafts. Assistant professor Fang Luo and his former and current   more

University of Toledo Physicists Awarded More Than $7M to Rev Up Electrical Technology for Space Vehicles Using Solar Power
TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: The U.S. Air Force awarded a team of physicists at The University of Toledo $7.4 million to enhance the reliability and efficiency of lightweight power to improve the safety and effectiveness of Department of Defense missions. Dr. Randall Ellingson, professor in the UToledo Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the UToledo Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization will lead the five-ye  more

Warning to Adults: Children Notice Everything
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 6 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Kids have learning advantage in some situations, study finds * * * Adults are really good at paying attention only to what you tell them to - but children don't ignore anything. That difference can actually help children do better than adults in some learning situations, a new study suggests. Researchers surprised adults and 4- and 5-year-old children participating in the study by making  more

Washington House Democrats Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in California
OLYMPIA, Washington, Aug. 6 -- Washington House Democrats issued the following statement by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson; State Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue; and State Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, in response to the shootings in California, Ohio and Texas: "Mass shootings and individual acts of gun violence are now bleakly routine in our society. We've already had 253 mass shootings -- defined as an incident where four or more people are shot, not including the shooter -- in t  more

West Virginia Gov. Justice Issues Statement on Ohio Valley Medical Center Closure
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Aug. 8 -- Gov. Jim Justice, R-West Virginia, issued the following statement after Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling announced plans to close: "I have directed members of my administration to dig deep to see what kind of help the State can offer to try to stop Ohio Valley Medical Center from closing. We need to be willing to do everything we can possibly do to help, because 1,200 jobs are on the line. "We would go to the ends of the earth to bring a company int  more

West Virginia House of Delegates Lawmakers Call for Action on Gun Violence
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Aug. 7 -- The West Virginia House of Delegates issued the following news release: Delegates Barbara Evans Fleischauer and John Doyle are among over 4,000 from across the country attending the annual summit of NCSL (National Conference of States Legislatures) in Nashville, Tennessee. Hours ago, their distraught colleagues from Ohio and Texas called a press conference for today at 2:00 and asked other legislators from around the country to join them. Representatives, Delegat  more

Wright State Professor Larry James to Receive Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award From Society of Military Psychology
KENT, Ohio, Aug. 2 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Wright State University psychology professor Larry James, a decorated soldier with a long record of serving the military and the nation, has been selected for the highest honor bestowed by the Society of Military Psychology. James will receive the society's 2019 John C. Flanagan Lifetime Achievement Award during the American Psychological Association's annual convention in Chicago beginning Aug. 8. Flanagan was an Army c  more

Wright State University: Two Students Elected to Wright State Foundation Board of Trustees
KENT, Ohio, July 31 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Sonja Wolf and Aaron Brautigam are the newest members of the Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees after being elected by the full board in May. The Wright State Foundation Board is made up of select alumni and other friends of the university and includes two seats for students each year. Board members also serve on several committees. Brautigam is a member of the Grants Committee, which focuses on the Stu  more