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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 98 items )  

17 Selected to Participate in Ohio Farm Bureau's Elite Training Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Seventeen farmers and agribusiness professionals have been selected to participate in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite, yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. During the program, participants will attend multiple sessions to learn about public policy matters important to their communities as well as  more

ACLU of Ohio: Public Records Reveal 30+ Juveniles Transferred to Crisis-Ridden Cuyahoga County Jail in 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: The ACLU of Ohio recently uncovered troubling information about youth being transferred from the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) to the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (Cuyahoga Jail), a facility that has been in a state of crisis for over a year. The transfer of youth is happening at an alarming rate, especially given the dangerous situation at the Cuyahoga Jail and the i  more

Adrian Dominican Sisters Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
ADRIAN, Michigan, Aug. 6 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following statement in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "We weep with and pray for the families of the latest victims of murderous rampages in our country - this time in El Paso and Dayton. We cry out in anguish at the "normalization" of gun violence that claims the lives of hundreds of victims each year and at the racial hatred and white nationalism that is fueling horrific acts of domestic terro  more

Advancement Project Issues Statement on ICE Raid in Morton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The Advancement Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit that develop and inspire community-based solutions based on the same high quality legal analysis and public education campaigns, issued the following statement after the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents conducted the largest raid in the U.S. history in Morton, Mississippi: "As our nation is reeling from the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and in Dayton, Ohio, more than 600 ICE agents descended on a poultry processing pla  more

AFT Joins Ohio and Texas Leaders in Mourning Latest Mass Shootings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following news release: AFT President Randi Weingarten, Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper, Ohio Nurses Association CEO Kelly Trautner and Texas AFT President Zeph Capo joined El Paso AFT President Ross Moore and Socorro AFT President Veronica Hernandez in releasing the following statement after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, left 29 people dead and dozens more injured over the weekend:   more

American Association of School Administrators Issues Statement on Shootings in Ohio
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Aug. 5 -- The American Association of School Administrators issued the following statement by Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech on the shootings in Texas and Ohio: "At a time when communities across the country are preparing for the 2019-20 school year, our country is in mourning, following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, resulting in the deaths of more than 20 people. "Once again, we are asking ourselves, 'When will these senseless acts of viol  more

American College of Emergency Physicians Issues Statement on Shootings in Dayton and El Paso
DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 5 -- The American College of Emergency Physicians issued the following statement by President Vidor Friedman in response to the shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas: "The American College of Emergency Physician (ACEP) joins the nation in mourning and offers our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and communities forever impacted by the tragic shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, this weekend. "News reports are numbing, and even the most well-int  more

American College of Physicians Issues Statement on Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following statement by President Robert McLean: "The American College of Physicians (ACP) expresses our sadness and sympathy for those killed and injured in the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the physicians, first-responders, law enforcement officers, and others who helped the victims in this time of crisis. Physicians regularly come face-to-face with the trage  more

American College of Surgeons Comments on the Continual Occurrence of Firearm Deaths and Injuries in the United States
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: Two mass shootings in less than 24 hours on August 3-4, 2019, have ravaged the communities of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and devastated our entire nation. In response to these most recent tragedies, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) expresses its ongoing grave concern about the death and destruction that these violent incidents continually inflict on American life. In addition to a now d  more

American Human Rights Council: After El Paso, Dayton Mass Murders, Time for U.S. Government to Re-Examine
DEARBORN, Michigan, Aug. 5 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the nation in expressing grief and sorrow for the loss of innocent lives in El Paso, Texas and in Dayton, Ohio. The two heinous crimes in Texas and Ohio within less than 24 hours apart indicate that we have a crisis in this country. Time is overdue for a serious conversation over two issues: Gun violence right-wing extremism and white supremacy.   more

American Immigration Council: Recommitting Ourselves to the America We Still Believe in
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The American Immigration Council issued the following news release: Today, we mourn the loss of precious life and reflect on the devastation that hit our nation over the weekend. Terrible things happen when fear and hate are normalized. The American Immigration Council stands with the resilient and welcoming communities of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. While we feel pain and anguish today, we will turn this grief into recommitment to our belief that America always has   more

American Life League Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
STAFFORD, Virginia, Aug. 5 -- The American Life League issued the following statement by President Judie Brown regarding the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Mass shootings in America are unacceptable. We as a people are better than this. The reality of a culture that is sinking further and further into decay and violence is real. Accept it or not, it's happening with or without your agreement. "Many Americans agonize over their fitness and physical health. We go to great l  more

American Psychiatric Association Condemns Loss of Life From Gun Violence, Disputes Link to Mental Illness
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The American Psychiatric Association issued the following news release: The American Psychiatric Association (APA) today condemns the senseless loss of lives from gun violence that has become all too common in this country, most recently in mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Gun violence is a public health crisis, and we must reduce the injuries and deaths that come from it, while promoting safe communities through funding of research on firearm violence a  more

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Statement on Recent Shootings in Texas, Ohio, and California
BETHESDA, Maryland, Aug. 6 -- The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists issued the following news: ASHP (the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) expresses its deep sense of sadness and grief in light of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, where at least 31 innocent people were killed. These senseless acts of violence followed another shooting in Gilroy, California, where 3 people were killed on July 28. "Our thoughts and prayers are with those kille  more

Appalachian Voices: Advocacy Groups Sue Multiple Coal Facilities for Water Violations
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Aug. 7 -- Appalachian Voices issued the following news release: A coalition of West Virginian advocacy groups including the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Appalachian Voices, and the Sierra Club sued four coal and chemical facilities alleging serious violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The facilities listed below have been dumping toxic pollutants into local waterways in violation of their permits. These lawsuits fo  more

Arab American Institute Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The Arab American Institute issued the following statement by Executive Director Maya Berry: Today marks the seven-year anniversary of the white supremacist mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, which killed six people and wounded others. We mark this devastating anniversary in the midst of a new tragedy, as the nation reels from back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, which killed 29 people and injured many. The El Paso shooting,   more

Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International: ASAP Implementations Continue at a Rapid Pace
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, Aug. 8 -- The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International issued the following news: The Automated Secure Alarm Protocol Goes Live with the Charlotte County, Florida, Hamilton County, Ohio, and City of Bradenton, Florida,Emergency Communications Centers (ECCs) Charlotte County is the 53rd ECC in the United States and the 6th ECC in the state of Florida to implement the ASAP program. Charlotte County went live July 15 and July 16 with Vector Secur  more

Battelle Brings National Science Foundation's Research Aircraft to Columbus for First-Ever Visit
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: * * * - Airplane plays key role in studying ecology in the United States * * * Battelle employees and invited government and academic officials will have a unique opportunity to tour the research aircraft that crisscrosses the country collecting data for the National Science Foundation's National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program, managed by Battelle. The NEO  more

Battelle to Validate New Fire Suppression Foams for DOD
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Battelle researchers have embarked on a project for the United States Department of Defense's (DoD) environmental research programs to examine commercial, off-the-shelf, fluorine-free aqueous film forming foams to determine whether they meet military specifications for fire suppression. The research is funded by the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ES  more

Brady Campaign Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following statement by President Kris Brown: * * * - Brady Calls on Elected Officials to Return from Recess and End this Crisis * * * This morning, we woke up to news of another mass shooting, this time at the popular Oregon District in Dayton, Ohio. A single gunman, wearing body armor and carrying a .223-caliber rifle with several high-capacity magazines, killed at least 9 people and injured at least 26 more in unde  more

Brady Campaign Issues Statement on President Trump's Press Conference on Mass Shootings in Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following statement by President Kris Brown: * * * - His disproven narratives are not the solution * * * Following President Trump's press conference to address this weekend's mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the gun violence prevention group Brady denounced Trump's dangerously inaccurate portrayal of gun violence in America. Brady condemns Trump's refusal to name America's weak gun laws as the ca  more

Bread for the World Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Bread for the World issued the following statement by President David Beckmann regarding the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas: "This past weekend, our nation experienced another senseless mass killing in El Paso, TX that was motivated by racism and discrimination and the mass shooting in Dayton, OH. We mourn the loss of these men, women, and children, and all who are victims of violent hate crimes in the United States. "Christianity is grounded in the ex  more

California Medical Association Issues Statement on Shootings in Ohio
SACRAMENTO, California, Aug. 5 -- The California Medical Association issued the following statement by President David H. Aizuss after the shootings in Ohio and Texas: "This weekend, dozens of people were again gunned down in cold blood - this time in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Last weekend, it was in Gilroy, California, where children (including a 6-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl) were murdered while at a festival with their families. "Physicians are on the front lines of these tr  more

California Teachers Association Issues Statement on America's Gun Violence Epidemic
BURLINGAME, California, Aug. 5 -- The California Teachers Association issued the following statement by President E. Toby Boyd calling for action to end the gun violence epidemic that terrorizes communities and threatens families: "Our words are not enough. Our combined thoughts and prayers do nothing to stop the seemingly endless plague of mass shootings and violence in America that have claimed 255 innocent lives this year alone. In the aftermath of Gilroy and another tragic weekend that saw   more

Catholic Health Association Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Ohio, Texas
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The Catholic Health Association of the United States issued the following statement: "Catholic hospitals, like other health care providers in the U.S., see first-hand the suffering that gun violence inflicts on our society. "We join in grieving with and praying for those whose loved ones were victims of the mass shootings this past weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. "CHA believes the epidemic of gun violence is a critical public safety issue and moral imperative  more

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center: Mass Violence and Public Health - What Can We Do?
LOS ANGELES, California, Aug. 5 -- The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center issued the following news release: Cedars-Sinai experts say that when it comes to mass shootings, all of us are victims--not only the people who live in Dayton, Ohio, or El Paso, Texas. "If we are constantly worried abut mass shootings, and if we are left to feel powerless and feel like there is nothing we can do, then that feeling of stress will escalate and the trauma will get worse," said Jonathan Vickburg, a licensed marria  more

Center for Constitutional Rights Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
NEW YORK, Aug. 7 -- The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement after the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas: * * * - Warns Against Expansion of Anti-Terrorism Laws * * * "The Center for Constitutional Rights stands in solidarity with the victims and the families of the deceased of this weekend's mass shootings. Although we do not yet know the full details of the shooters' motives, it appears that the shooting in El Paso, Texas was an act of white supr  more

Center for Popular Democracy Issues Statement on Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The Center for Popular Democracy issued the following statement by Jennifer Epps-Addison, network president and co-executive director, on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: * * * - "Trump's anti-immigrant language is dangerous and plunges our country into tragedy." * * * "This weekend, we experienced the 249th and 250th shooting in the United States in 2019. These acts of terror tear apart our communities and force our nation into mourning. We send   more

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Significant Donation to Enhance the Wilds' Cabins at Straker Lake
CUMBERLAND, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: The Wilds is pleased to receive a $48,000 gift from the J.W. and M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation to enhance the conservation park's newest lodging accommodations, The Wilds' Cabins at Straker Lake, with a tranquil walking path. With the addition of this gift from the J.W. and M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation, construction will begin on a new walking path that will enrich the facilities and allow v  more

Common Cause Issues Statement on Mass Killings in Dayton, El Paso
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Common Cause issued the following statement by President Karen Hobert Flynn: "As our nation grieves back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend, Common Cause calls attention to the increasing connections between recent mass killings in which the shooters claim, or are found to have been part of, fringe white supremacist groups. "Not all mass killings in America are associated with white supremacy but as acts of domestic terrorism they  more

Conference of Catholic Bishops Issues Statement on Shooting in Dayton, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following statement by President Daniel DiNardo and Domestic Justice Committee Chairman Bishop Frank J. Dewane on the shooting in Dayton, Ohio: "We extend our condolences to the families and friends of those murdered in Dayton last night. The lives lost this weekend confront us with a terrible truth. We can never again believe that mass shootings are an isolated exception. "They are an epidemic against life that we must,   more

CWA Mourns the Senseless Loss of 31 in Mass Shootings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- The Communications Workers of America issued the following news release: Over the weekend, mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, left 31 people dead and many more injured. In a statement, CWA District 6 Vice President and head of CWA's human rights program Claude Cummings called for meaningful action to end mass shootings and gun violence. "We must decide what type of country we want and what type of people we want to be," said Cummings. "It's not enough to  more

Faith in Action Leaders Respond to Weekend of Mass Shootings in Ohio and Texas
OAKLAND, California, Aug. 4 -- Faith in Action issued the following news release: In the aftermath of the tragedies at Walmart in El Paso, Texas and a nightclub in Dayton, Ohio, leaders with Faith in Action, the nation's largest faith-based grassroots organization in the country responded to the dual tragedies. Their leaders whose work focuses on immigrant justice, racial justice, and ending gun violence in urban communities shared the following statements: "Once again, we are made to recoil   more

Florida Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Fatal Shooting of Transgender Woman in Miami
MIAMI, Florida, Aug. 7 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Shooting Took Place Just Days Before Mass Shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio - Kiki Fantroyis at Least the 13 Trans Person Killed Nationwide This Year, With at Least 11 Having Been Killed With a Gun; All 13 Were Black Women * * * The Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, release  more

Franciscan Action Network and CMSM Call for Immediate Legislation on Gun Violence and a National Examination of Conscience
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Franciscan Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - "Out of the depths I call to you, God." (Psalm 130) * * * Once again, our hearts break after this past weekend's mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio just as our hearts break over the gun violence that plagues many of our communities on a daily basis. Franciscan Action Network (FAN) and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) continue to pray for all involved and recognize that we   more

Greenpeace Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Greenpeace issued the following statement by Executive Director Annie Leonard in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Our hearts are broken by the tragic, hate-fueled terrorist attacks in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. At least 31 parents, neighbors, friends, and family members have been senselessly killed, and this is just from the past few days. There have been over 250 mass shootings in the United States alone in 2019, all adding to the  more

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Statement on Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Aug. 5 -- The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society issued the following statement by President and CEO Mark Hetfield: "HIAS is deeply saddened by the mass shootings this weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. All of us at HIAS stand in solidarity with those who are mourning the loss of friends, family, and neighbors. "The gunman in El Paso allegedly used language of the white nationalist movement, including a warning about the "Hispanic invasion of Texas." We see a dange  more

Hispanic Federation Issues Statement on Shootings in Dayton
NEW YORK, Aug. 5 -- The Hispanic Federation issued the following statement by President Jose Calderon on the shootings in Dayton and El Paso: "This weekend's deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, profoundly saddens and deeply enrages us. The violence that was inflicted on these communities is heartbreaking but unfortunately unsurprising." "These shootings, and the hundreds that have preceded them this year, were preventable. Sensible and practical gun control legislation langu  more

Human Rights Campaign Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton and El Paso
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The Human Rights Campaign issued the following news release: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to mass shootings at the Oregon District of Dayton, Ohio that left at least nine dead and at least 27 wounded and Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, where at least 20 were killed and more than two dozen wounded. HRC leaders in Texas and Ohio gave these responses: Reb  more

IEEFA: Peabody Abandons Native American Workforce Before Reclamation of Kayenta Coal Complex
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Hundreds laid off with plans to replace employees with lower-paid contractors * * * As Peabody Energy ceases production this month at the Kayenta Mine complex in northern Arizona, the company plans to abandon its long-time workforce even as it faces a vast amount of reclamation responsibility in the area. The company is abruptly discarding some 300 mine-complex emp  more

Interfaith Alliance Issues Statement on Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The Interfaith Alliance issued the following statement by President Jack Moline: In the aftermath of two horrific mass shootings in less than 24 hours in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, once again we are seeing public officials deflect from taking substantive action by using "thoughts and prayers" as a cover. "I am a person of faith. I have spent my entire adult life as a member of the clergy. I have an intensely personal relationship with the God in whom I believe. I p  more

Journal of School Health Issues 10 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 10 -- The Journal of School Health, a peer-reviewed journal from the American School Health Association that says it features health and well-being of school-aged youth, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * A Critical Review of Anti-Bullying Programs in North American Elementary Schools * Breakfast Is Brain Food? The Effect on Grade Point Average of a Rural Group Randomized Program to Promote School Breakfast * Digital   more

Latino Jewish Leadership Council Issues Statement on El Paso, Dayton Mass Shootings
NEW YORK, Aug. 6 -- The Latino Jewish Leadership Council, a part of the American Jewish Committee, issued the following statement: "The members of the Latino Jewish Leadership Council (LJLC) are deeply saddened by the senseless and horrific mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which resulted in 31 deaths and dozens of injured. "Regarding El Paso in particular, we strongly denounce the rise of anti-Latino/anti-immigrant hate in our public sphere. This hate, coupled with unbridle  more

Leadership Conference on Human Rights Issues Joint Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following joint statement with 100 organizations, in response to the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas: "The tragedies of this past weekend represent a confluence of two dangerous forces: the rise of white supremacist terror and our federal government's inaction on commonsense gun safety. Both deserve sweeping and consequential action by our elected leaders. "Every person in our country should  more

Menopause Journal Issues 16 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
PEPPER PIKE, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- 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 16 research articles, including the following topics, in its August 2019 edition: * Accuracy of the Menopause Rating Scale and the Menopause Quality of Life Questionnaire to discriminate menopausal women with anxiety and depression * An individualized approach to the management of vaginal atrophy i  more

MetroHealth Receives Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The MetroHealth System issued the following news release: The MetroHealth System has received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines(R)-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, which recognizes the System's commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hosp  more

MetroHealth's 3D Mobile Mammography Coach Starts Rolling
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- The MetroHealth System issued the following news release: MetroHealth's new 3D Mobile Mammography Coach is ready to hit the road, making it quick and easy to get lifesaving preventive breast cancer screenings. Since July 24, the coach has traveled to several MetroHealth locations within the community. This new service brings 3D mammography - which is already used at all MetroHealth Breast Imaging sites and is the most advanced breast cancer screening technology ava  more

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
LOS ANGELES, California, Aug. 4 -- The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund issued the following statement by President and General Counsel Thomas A. Saenz on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "MALDEF mourns the loss of so many innocent lives this weekend in El Paso and Dayton. These tragedies have real, longterm, traumatic consequences for families whose loved ones are senselessly killed. "At the same time, we challenge congressional leaders to step up and t  more

N.Y. State Bar Association Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton
ALBANY, New York, Aug. 5 -- The New York State Bar Association issued the following statement by President Hank Greenberg in response to the two mass shootings that ended the lives of 31 people and injured dozens: "The New York State Bar Association recoils in horror, as all Americans do, at the mass shootings this past weekend in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. Our hearts break for the victims and their families. The senseless loss and suffering must not be in vain. Policymakers must act to   more

National Council for Behavioral Health: Following Tragic Shootings in El Paso and Dayton, New Report Recommends Wide Range of Actionable Solutions to Reduce Mass Violence
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The National Council for Behavioral Health issued the following news release: * * * - Behavioral Health-based Report Recommends Communitywide Response to Mass Violence * * * Today, the Medical Director Institute (MDI) of the National Council for Behavioral Health released, "Mass Violence in America: Causes, Impacts and Solutions," a comprehensive response following recent episodes of mass violence in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio and Gilroy, California. For the first tim  more

National Health Law Program Condemns Attacks in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The National Health Law Program issued the following news release: The National Health Law Program mourns the 31 people killed and many others wounded in two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. The massacre of Latinx people in El Paso, in particular, demonstrates the deadly consequences of unchecked white supremacy, anti-immigrant rhetoric, and unrestricted access to firearms. The growing threat of domestic terror attacks carried out by violent white suprema  more

National Immigration Law Center Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in California, Ohio, Texas
LOS ANGELES, California, Aug. 4 -- -- The National Immigration Law Center issued the following statement by Executive Director Marielena Hincapie: Dozens of people were killed and even more injured by mass shooters in Dayton, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; and Gilroy, California, over the past several days, with at least one shooting targeting Latinx and immigrant community members. Among the dead were community members and nationals of both the United States and Mexico who were engaging in everyday act  more

National Partnership for Women and Families Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The National Partnership for Women and Families issued the following statement by President Debra Ness on the two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "Thoughts and prayers are no longer enough. As we mourn the deaths of brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers and numerous loved ones who died this past weekend we must honor their memory with real action. "We can no longer be a country that ignores the threat of home grown white nationalist terrorism and we can  more

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Premature Infant Spends More Than a Year in NICU for Babies With Lung Disease
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 5 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is the most common illness that develops in babies born premature with underdeveloped lungs. A chronic disease that may present long-term breathing problems and can be fatal, there is no cure for BPD. However, new data released in 2017 shows a ventilation protocol developed at Nationwide Children's Hospital, coupled with the treatment of the whole child, are improving sur  more

Nationwide Children's Hospital: The Butterfly Run Presented by Big Lots Foundation Is Sept. 14
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Family-fitness event to support national On Our Sleeves(TM) movement * * * The Butterfly Run presented by the Big Lots Foundation is Sept. 14 at Alum Creek Park North, 221 West Main Street, Westerville, Ohio, and is a family-fitness event created to help bring awareness to childhood behavioral and mental health. In its second year in Columbus, The Butterfly Run will support the national On Ou  more

NEA Issues Statement on Gun Violence in Gilroy, Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The National Education Association issued the following statement by President Lily Eskelsen Garcia in response to what she called the acts of gun violence stoked by the racist rhetoric of President Trump, which left three people dead in Gilroy, California; 21 in El Paso, Texas; and 10 in Dayton, Ohio: "Today, our nation once again mourns. We grieve for the 34 people who died at the hands of gunmen in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton. We pray for the victims who are still fight  more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report on Climate, Land
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Director of Climate Programs Sarah Spence: Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change and possible response options, released its Special Report on Climate and Land. More than 100 scientists looked at 7,000 studies to understand how human impacts on land are causing greenhouse gas emissions, how climate change is affecting o  more

Ohio Environmental Council: Alegae Bloom Returns - Great Beer Needs Clean Water
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following news release: Maumee Bay Brewing Company and the Ohio Environmental Council share the goal of solving Lake Erie's algae crisis. Together, they are continuing a campaign to raise public awareness around harmful algal blooms and water quality five years after the devastating Toledo Water Crisis that left 400,000 people without water in 2014. On Friday, August 9, Maumee Bay Brewing Co. will release its green beer calle  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: 2019 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge Winners Announced
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: A team of three Ohio high school students took first place in the 2019 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge finals for their policy proposal about biosecurity at Ohio fairs. Sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio 4-H and Ohio FFA, the challenge brings together youths ages 14 to 18 from around the state to discuss community concerns and then work together to propose policies and programs to solve the issues. The   more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Bolte Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Training Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: John Bolte of Tiffin is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Bolte is a grain and ingredient merchandiser for Kalmbach Feeds. He grew up on a grain farm, which he helps out with in his f  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Brookbank Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Leadership Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Jon Brookbank of North Ridgeville is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Brookbank is a senior financial services officer for Farm Credit Mid-America and grew up on a 500-acre row crop   more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Brucker Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Training Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ashley Brucker of Columbus is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture Brucker works for American Farmland Trust as its Ohio agriculture stewardship manager. She is a member of Franklin Count  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Fehlan Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Leadership Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Lauren Fehlan of Troy is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Fehlan is a grain farm marketer for Cargill and she helps farm with her father. She's a member of Miami County Farm Bureau a  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Hartman Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Leadership Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Kelli Hartman of Wilmington is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Hartman is territory sales manager for Pioneer Seed through Corteva. She's on the board of trustees for Clinton County  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Ison Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Leadership Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Josh Ison of Moscow is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Ison is a senior implementation scientist, developing microbial-based products to benefit animal health and nutrition. A membe  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Johnston Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Leadership Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Kenzie Johnston of Richwood is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Johnston is an agricultural/natural resources and community development Extension educator in Delaware County. She's a  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Maxwell Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Leadership Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Richard Maxwell of Glenford is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Maxwell is a lieutenant with the Hopewell Township Fire Department. He and his wife, Margo, have a Polypay sheep and r  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: McFadden Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Leadership Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Matt McFadden of Wilmington is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. McFadden is a financial officer at Farm Credit Mid-America and helps on his family's grain farm. He is a member of Cli  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Miller Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Training Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Kayla Miller of Archbold is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Miller is the 4-H Youth Development Extension educator in Fulton County. She and her family have a grain operation. She's  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Persinger Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Leadership Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Jared Persinger of Washington Court House is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. A Fayette County Farm Bureau board member, Persinger has a grain and Black Angus cattle operation. He's   more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Phillips Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Leadership Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ashley Phillips of Warsaw is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Phillips is program director of the Knox County Health Department. She and her husband operate a 75-acre hay farm, and s  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Trout Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Training Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Devin Trout of Columbus is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Trout is the media and marketing specialist for Franklin County Farm Bureau and designer for Edible Columbus. She is a Col  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Untied Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Training Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Vince Untied of Newark is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Untied is employed at the Licking County Auditor's office, serving as its CAUV deputy director. He and his father operate a  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Vance Selected to Participate in Elite Leadership Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Vicki Vance of Gambier is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. A Knox County Farm Bureau board member, Vance works as a manager of J&R Farms LLC. She has a farm where she raises hay, cat  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Ward Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Leadership Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Kevin Ward of Upper Sandusky is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Ward is director of ag technology for Heritage Cooperative. He is past vice president of Hancock County Farm Bureau,   more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Wince Selected to Participate in Elite Agricultural Leadership Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Emmalee Wince of Salem is one of 17 farmers and agribusiness professionals who will be participating in Ohio Farm Bureau's 2019-2020 AgriPOWER Institute. The goal of the elite yearlong training program is to help participants become community leaders and advocates for agriculture. Wince is a facilities technician at Assumption Village Nursing Home and also works as a seasonal employee for Heritage Coop  more

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Everytown Urge Ohio Legislature to Require Background Checks on All Gun Sales and Pass Life-saving Extreme Risk Legislation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Since Sunday's Mass Shooting in Dayton, Ohio Senate President Obhof Has Said It's "An Issue We Can Look At" - Ohio Sen. Lehner, Who Represents District Adjacent to Dayton, Has Called Policy "One of The Most Obvious Things" To Do * * * The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released   more

Ohio State University Libraries Advance Digital Scholarship: 21st Profile in Association of Research Libraries Series
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- The Association of Research Libraries issued the following news: The latest installment in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series highlighting digital scholarship work at ARL member libraries features The Ohio State University (OSU). The OSU profile, written by ARL director of Scholars and Scholarship, Judy Ruttenberg, presents an overview of the OSU Research Commons, including a brief history of its evolution. The profile describes the Research Commons's cur  more

OhioHealth to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: * * * - Increase Will Benefit More Than 9,600 Associates * * * OhioHealth announced today it will raise its minimum, starting wage from $12 per hour to $15 per hour, across the system, effective November 3, of this year. OhioHealth currently has more than 4,200 associates who earn less than $15 per hour. Moving from $12 to $15 per hour will increase annual compensation for a full-time employee (FTE) by 25 percent, from   more

Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD, Appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Renowned Fetal Surgeon to Lead Nationwide Children's Surgery Programs * * * Oluyinka O. Olutoye, MD, PhD, has been appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital, effective August 1. In his role, Dr. Olutoye will lead one of the largest children's hospital surgery departments in the world. Through his leadership of 11 surgical departments, Dr. Olutoye will work to advance Nation  more

Online Computer Library Center Receives Diversity in Business Award
DUBLIN, Ohio, Aug. 9 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: * * * - Award recognizes inclusive organizations in Central Ohio * * * OCLC, the nonprofit technology organization and global library cooperative based in Dublin, has received a Diversity in Business Award representing large organizations in Central Ohio. The awards program, administered by Columbus Business First, recognizes inclusive organizations and individuals in Central Ohio. The program high  more

Parents Television Council Says Hollywood Must Reduce Graphic Violence, Especially in Child-Friendly Media
LOS ANGELES, California, Aug. 5 -- The Parents Television Council issued the following news release: In light of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Parents Television Council called on the entertainment industry not to dodge responsibility for the violent entertainment culture it has created, citing new research published in Psychology Today that suggests "exposure to violence in the media can increase children's dangerous behavior around real firearms." New PTC resear  more

Policy Matters Ohio Foreclosures Declining, Still Above Average
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 6 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Ohio's 2018 foreclosure rate is 4.6 percent lower than in 2017, according to a new report by Policy Matters Ohio. The 33,527 foreclosures Ohio had in 2018 are a little more than one-third of the 89,053 the state experienced in 2009, when the housing crisis was in full swing. The report tracks foreclosures in all 88 counties, identifies counties  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Ohio Taxes Shift Away From Wealthy, Again
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: The main tax measures in Ohio's new budget bills will bring tax increases on average for lower- and middle-income taxpayers, while those at the top of the income scale on average will see cuts. That's the key conclusion of an analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a Washington, D.C. nonprofit with a sophisticated mode  more

Red Cross Response to Tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- The American Red Cross issued the following news release: Our hearts go out to all those affected by the tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. The American Red Cross is working in close coordination with emergency officials to provide comfort and support to the affected communities. In El Paso specifically, Red Cross volunteers are also supporting a family assistance center. Over the coming days, we will continue to work with local officials and community partners   more

SEIU Issues Statement on Shootings in Dayton, El Paso, Gilroy
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The Service Employees International Union issued the following statement by International President Mary Kay Henry on the shooting attacks in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio: "SEIU members across the country stand together in sending our love and support to people harmed by the attacks in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton. "Our SEIU family has also been directly affected. "In California, an SEIU Local 521 member was injured and her six-year-old son was kil  more

Sierra Club Statement on Gun Violence and White Supremacist Attack in Dayton and El Paso
WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 5 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: This weekend, at least 29 people were killed and dozens more were wounded in mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. While details are still emerging, the shooting in El Paso was reportedly fuelled by anti-immigrant hatred and the toll of wounded may be higher there because some victims may be avoiding hospitals or family reunification centers due to concern over being persecuted because of their immigration  more

Sierra Club: West Virginia Advocacy Groups Sue Multiple Coal Facilities for Water Violations
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Aug. 6 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: A coalition of West Virginian advocacy groups including the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Appalachian Voices, and the Sierra Club sued four coal and chemical facilities alleging serious violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The facilities listed below have been dumping toxic pollutants into local waterways in violation of their permits. These lawsuits follow  more

The Buckeye Institute: Ohio's Experience With Medicaid Expansion Should Raise Red Flags for Florida
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 7 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Greg R. Lawson, research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, testified Monday (see full text below or download a PDF) before the Florida Financial Impact Estimating Conference on the financial estimates and impacts of Medicaid expansion. In 2020, Florida voters will vote on a constitutional amendment that will expand Medicaid to cover healthy, able-bodied adults with no children. Drawing on the lessons learned in O  more

The Dayton Foundation Establishes Tragedy Fund to Help Others Following Oregon District Shooting
DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 4 -- The Dayton Foundation issued the following news release: In response to the mass shooting that occurred in the early hours of August 4, 2019, The Dayton Foundation has established the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund. The fund allows individuals to make charitable contributions to help the families directly affected by this terrible tragedy. The Foundation will waive the credit card processing fee so that 100 percent of the money will be used to assist others. "Our h  more

United Methodist Church Bishops Call for Discipleship
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 6 -- The United Methodist Church issued the following news release: In the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Council of Bishops President Bishop Ken Carter is calling for United Methodists to help end white supremacy and xenophobia which he says is fueling a culture of violence. In a statement released today, Bishop Carter commended the statements of Bishop Gregory Palmer and Bishop Earl Bledsoe to the people of their residential areas   more

United Soccer Coaches Releases Preseason Fall High School Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 7 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and USA TODAY High School Sports released the preseason boys and girls soccer polls in the USA TODAY/United Soccer Coaches Super 25 Fall Rankings. St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. grabbed the top spot in the boys' rankings with St. Ignatius of Cleveland, Ohio coming in second. The rest of the top five consists of Martin Luther King, Jr. (New York, N.Y.), Marquette University High (Milwau  more

United Steelworkers Issues Statement on Mass Shootings
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Aug. 7 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following statement by International President Thomas M. Conway regarding the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso: "We are all brokenhearted at the acts of senseless violence that have taken the lives of at least 31 people in Dayton and El Paso. This includes a daughter and a niece of two separate USW members in Ohio. We send our condolences to all the loved ones left mourning, and we grieve with them. "Unions and moral p  more

United Way Worldwide Issues Statement on Gun Violence
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Aug. 8 -- The United Way Worldwide issued the following statement on gun violence: Gilroy, California. El Paso, Texas. Dayton, Ohio. "Over the course of two weeks, these communities have become yet another footnote in a history linked by the devastation of gun violence, not on the battlefield but in our neighborhoods and communities. If your life has not been personally touched by these incidents, don't be complacent. We are ALL impacted and are slowly being forever chang  more

Violence Policy Center Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in Dayton, El Paso
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The Violence Policy Center issued the following statement by Executive Director Josh Sugarmann after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio: "This is insanity. Men, women, and children are being gunned down in our public spaces in mass attacks and as a nation we fail to act. "The common, bloody thread that runs through these shootings is a semiautomatic firearm, frequently an assault weapon, equipped with a high-capacity detachable ammunition magazine. "U  more

Washington National Cathedral Issues Statement on Mass Shootings in California
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 -- The Washington National Cathedral issued the following statement by Dean Randolph Marshall Hollerith on the mass shootings in California, Ohio and Texas: "Over the last week, our nation has suffered mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California along with dozens of other deadly shootings across the country. "Earlier this week, Washington National Cathedral asked the nation to look inward at our tolerance for hateful and racist rhetoric. I do so again, asking, how long wil  more

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber's Johnson Earns Ohio Certified Economic Developer Credential
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Aug. 8 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce that Lauren Johnson, manager of the 422 Project and Business Development, has completed the necessary coursework through the Ohio Economic Development Institute to earn the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential. According to the Ohio Economic Development Association, "[t]he Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio C  more

YWCA Issues Statement on Gun Violence in Dayton
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- YWCA USA issued the following statement by CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo: "Today, our prayers and support are with the people of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Yet once again, we stand with communities that have been terrorized by active shooters whose only goal is to unleash fear, inflict pain and cause great loss of innocent life. "Our YWCA network is here to support El Paso, Dayton, and all communities that have experienced the senseless tragedy of gun violence, and to  more