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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 30 items )  

130 CIAA Student-Athletes Receive D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 26 -- The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) announced on Monday the 2018-19 recipients of the D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards and 130 student-athletes from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) were recognized. Leading the way for the CIAA was Virginia State with 36 selections followed by Saint Augustine's with 30 and Lincoln (PA) with 22. Fayetteville State  more

2019 American Academy of Optometry Student Travel Fellowship Recipients Announced
ORLANDO, Florida, Aug. 29 -- The American Academy of Optometry issued the following news release: The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2019 Student Travel Fellowship Awards. These travel fellowships will allow students to attend Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry, October 23-27, 2019. Resident Travel Fellowship recipients will be announced at a later time. The 2019 Student Travel Fellowship recipients are: Frank W. Weymouth S  more

ACLU of Ohio and Demos Settle Long-Running Voter Purge Case, Extending APRI Exception Through 2022
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 29 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: * * * - Eligible Voters Purged Through 2019 May Cast Provisional Ballots Through 2022 and Votes Will Be Counted * * * Today, Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute (Ohio APRI), Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH), and long-time Ohio resident Larry Harmon announced that they had reached a settlement agreement with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, concluding the long-running   more

AFT President Joins AFT Nurses to Condemn Trump's Policy to Deport Children, Families Seeking Medical Treatment
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following news release: Statement of American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, Ohio Nurses Association CEO Kelly Trautner, AFT Connecticut Vice President and registered nurse John Brady, and United University Professions President Frederick E. Kowal, following reports that the Trump administration is unfairly deporting foreign-born children who have been granted special immigration status for medical treatme  more

Akron Community Foundation: Bath Community Fund Seeks Grant Proposals
BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Aug. 27 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: Beginning Sept. 1, Bath Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation will accept grant proposals for programs that enrich the Bath community and improve residents' quality of life. Grant applications will be considered for programs that preserve Bath's historical and environmental legacy, enhance the local arts and culture landscape, serve youth through education and recreation, and meet residents' so  more

Battelle's Adam Kimura Selected to Join IEEE Organizing Committee for 2020 International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 26 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Adam Kimura, Battelle's Senior Cyber Scientist and Design Verification Lead for the Trusted and Assured Microelectronics program, has been selected to join the organizing committee of the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST). HOST is the premier conference on hardware security aimed to facilitate rapid growth in hardware-based se  more

Becket Fund for Religious Liberty: 10 States and 44 Members of Congress Back Foster Kids at Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty issued the following news release: * * * - Friend-of-the-court briefs defend faith-based foster agency from discrimination * * * Ten states and 44 members of Congress urged the Supreme Court yesterday to hear Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case brought by two Philly foster mothers challenging the City of Philadelphia's harmful actions which threaten the future of the faith-based foster agency that brought their families together  more

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: Cracking the Code of a Brain Cancer That Keeps Coming Back
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 29 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - Sonic Hedgehog Medulloblastoma Can Turn into a Stubborn Killer of Children * * * One of the most common brain cancers in children, Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) medulloblastoma, also is one of the more survivable for most kids. Unfortunately, for a subset of patients the cancer resists treatment and relapses with a vengeance to then turn deadly. Researchers at Cincinnati Children  more

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: Endangered Masai Giraffe Calf Born at the Wilds
CUMBERLAND, Ohio, Aug. 30 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: The Wilds is celebrating the birth of a Masai giraffe calf, who was born in the pasture during the early morning hours of August 30. Animal Management staff continues to monitor the calf, whose sex is currently unknown, and notes that the calf appears to be strong and is staying close to its mother, Savannah. The calf's father, Raha, was born at the Los Angeles Zoo in April 2006 and arrived at The Wil  more

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: The Wilds Welcomes Greater One-Horned Rhino Calf
CUMBERLAND, Ohio, Aug. 27 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: The Wilds is proud to welcome a greater one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) calf, who was born at the conservation center on Saturday, August 24, 2019. The female calf is receiving excellent care from her mother and is the eighth greater one-horned rhino to be born at The Wilds. The birth is a significant achievement as the species nearly went extinct during the 20th century. The calf and mom  more

Conservation Fund: Land Conservation at Lake Erie Islands Supports Water Quality and Migratory Bird Habitat
OTTAWA, Ohio, Aug. 26 -- The Conservation Fund issued the following news release: * * * - The protection of 4.4 acres on Middle Bass Island increases recreation opportunities and improves wildlife habitat * * * Today, Put-in-Bay Township Park District and The Conservation Fund announced the conservation of 4.4 acres of critical migratory bird habitat on Ohio's Lake Erie Islands. The protection of this land, which is part of a larger conservation effort on the Islands, will ensure that some o  more

Dayton Foundation: Nearly $70,000 Raised for The Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, Thanks to Benefit Concert
DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 30 -- The Dayton Foundation issued the following news release: The Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund of The Dayton Foundation received an additional $68,634 in contributions on Sunday, August 25, thanks to thousands of Dayton-area residents who attended the Gem City Shine Oregon District Benefit Concert hosted by Dave Chappelle, the Oregon District Business Association, Downtown Dayton Partnership, City of Dayton, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and others. One hundred perc  more

EcoWatch: 'We Need to Listen and Learn From Young People': This September, Climate Strikes Go Global
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 29 -- EcoWatch issued the following news: Environmental activists around the world are strategizing and planning demonstrations to coincide with next month's United Nations Climate Action Summit, which starts on September 23. The organizers aim to force politicians and lawmakers to confront the urgency of the global climate crisis, which is accelerating at an alarming rate. The UN Climate Summit will be bookended by global climate strikes from students around the world an  more

EcoWatch: Plastic Red Solo Cup to Be Replaced With 'Infinitely Recyclable' Aluminum
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 30 -- EcoWatch issued the following news: The red Solo cup may go the way of the Dodo bird thanks to an aluminum Ball cup shaped like the iconic red plastic vessel that litters the floor and overflows from garbage bags after a frat party, a summer barbecue, or a pre-kickoff tailgate. Unlike the plastic Solo cup, Ball's aluminum cup can be reused endlessly, allowing revelers to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrifice. "The aluminum cup is a game-changer for the in  more

EVENT Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2019: American Ceramic Society Schedules ACerS 121st Annual Meeting
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 26 -- The American Ceramic Society will host ACerS 121st Annual Meeting at the Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, Sept. 29-Oct. 3: Agenda and Speakers: Sintering of Ceramics Speaker: Ricardo Castro, University of California, Davis * * * Machine Learning for Materials Science Speaker: Joshua Tappan and Bryce Meredig, Citrine Informatics; John Mauro, The Pennsylvania State University * * * The Navrotsky Award for Experimental Thermodynamics of Solids Speaker: Ale  more

EVENT Sept. 4-6, 2019: American Ceramic Society Schedules 3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 26 -- The American Ceramic Society will host 3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting at the Marriott Fairview Park, Falls Church, Virginia, Sept. 4-6: Energy harvesting has become the key to the future of wireless sensor and actuator networks for variety of applications including monitoring of temperature, humidity, light, and location of persons in the building, chemical/gas sensor, and structural health monitoring. * * * Technical Program The 3rd annual meeting  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Australia: Australian Taxpayers Funding Subsidies Worth Billions for Adani's Carmichael Thermal Coal Mine
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 29 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Carmichael mine unbankable and unviable without subsidies * * * After yet another three month extension, there is now just one month to go until Adani and Queensland Treasury sign off on a massive 900 million dollar 7-year low interest royalty capital subsidy for the Indian billionaire Adani Group - ensuring no royalty return from Carmichael into the Queensland com  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Report: Gujarat Can Lead Renewables Race in India
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 27 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Improved policies and potential of low-cost solar and wind to accelerate transition * * * In a race to be the top state in India, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has modelled the economic powerhouse Gujarat adding a staggering 46 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity by 2029/30, in a new report out today. The report, Guj  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis U.S.: 13 Questions on Navajo Transitional Energy Company's Proposed Acquisition of Bankrupt Cloud Peak's Montana and Wyoming Mines
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 30 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Little transparency and no tribal-government participation * * * A research brief published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis raises questions about whether a Navajo Transitional Energy Co. (NTEC) bid to buy a bankrupt coal company's assets is prudent, whether it was put together properly and if it is in line with NTEC's responsibil  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis: ExxonMobil's Slide From the Top Ten of the S&P 500 Historic Turning Point for the Company
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 30 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: ExxonMobil is no longer in the Top 10 of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, according to S&P's monthly standings, as detailed in a briefing note released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The briefing note, ExxonMobil's Fall from the S&P 500 Top Ten: A Long Time Coming, reported that for most of August, real-time coverage of the S&P 50  more

North American Menopause Society: Waist Size, Not Body Mass Index, May Be More Predictive of Coronary Artery Disease
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 28 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release: * * * - Study investigates association between obesity type and obstructive coronary artery disease in postmenopausal women * * * For years, women have been told that weight gain could lead to heart disease. A new study indicates tha  more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Proposal to Eliminate EPA Methane Rules
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 29 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Staff Chief Trish Demeter: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler proposed to eliminate direct regulation of methane from the EPA's New Source Performance Standards. "Today, President Trump and his Environmental Protection Agency proposed to eliminate EPA's methane rules. This dangerous move will rollback critical federal oversight of the nation's 850,000+ existing sour  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Unveils New Logo
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 29 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: After nearly a year of celebrating Ohio Bureau's Centennial, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Board of Trustees recently voted to adopt the "rosette" logo used to recognize the centennial as the organization's new, permanent logo. Member feedback on the centennial logo was overwhelmingly positive. Over the coming months, Ohio Farm Bureau will be transitioning from the "FB" logo, introduced in the early   more

Ohio Public Employees File Lawsuit Against AFSCME Union, State of Ohio Challenging Unconstitutional Restrictions on Stopping Union Dues
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 27 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Class action lawsuit names Governor DeWine for state's role in enforcing opt-out requirement that violates U.S. Supreme Court's Janus v. AFSCME precedent * * * National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys have just filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, challenging the State of Ohio's enforcement of il  more

PETA: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Vegan Renaissance Is Needed at Fair
WAYNESVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 30 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - 'Ye Can Live Without Yon Turkey Leg,' Bird Proclaims on PETA Billboard * * * Hark! With the Ohio Renaissance Festival set to mark its 30th anniversary this weekend, PETA has placed a can't-miss billboard near the fairgrounds that shows a turkey's face next to the words "Ye Can Live Without Yon Turkey Leg. I Cannot. Go Vegan Forthwith!" "PETA's billboard is calling on the lor  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Parking Solutions Inc., Nestle and Marc's Among Cleveland's Top Wage Violators
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 26 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Between 2004 and 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor found 6,417 instances of wage theft at 270 Cleveland companies according to analysis from Policy Matters Ohio. The Policy Matters analysis includes only the violations that were claimed under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and brought to the U.S. Department of Labor for enforcement. The  more

Precision Metalforming Association: Business Conditions Report - August 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 27 -- The Precision Metalforming Association issued the following news release: According to the August 2019 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, uncertainty continues to plague the metalforming sector. While some companies project an improvement in near-term business conditions, others are bracing for a decline. Prepared monthly, the report provides an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 105 metalforming companies in the United S  more

The Sky is the Limit for VFW Scholarship Recipient
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Aug. 27 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - 'My future career consists of helping others and creating paths to lead to success and that's exactly what the VFW's scholarship gave me' * * * Ohio native, Joshua Parker, has spent his entire career in the Air National Guard. Now 28-years-old, he is stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico and working as a firefighter. Sky is the Limit for VeteranHe gives a lot of himself, both in service to  more

U.S. Travel Association Debuts Travel Works Roadshow to Showcase Industry's Economic Importance
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 29 -- The U.S. Travel Association issued the following news release: The U.S. Travel Association kicked off its Travel Works Roadshow in St. Louis Tuesday with a daylong series of events, featuring a keynote address from U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) followed by panel discussions with local and national leaders from both the public and private sectors. Today, the Roadshow continued to Columbus, with featured remarks by U.S. Reps. Steve Stivers (R-OH), Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and   more

U.S. Wheat Associates: Wheat Industry Welcomes U.S.-Japan Trade Deal
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- The U.S. Wheat Associates issued the following news release: Today, President Trump announced a trade agreement in principle between the United States and Japan that will keep exports of U.S. wheat flowing to a very large and crucial market for U.S. farmers. "We are very happy that this agreement will end the growing competitive cost advantage that Canadian and Australian wheat imports got under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreemen  more