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State Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 70 items )  

2019 State Report Card Shows Cincinnati Public Schools Making Progress
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news: Cincinnati Public Schools raised its "Gap Closing" score from an F to a B in one year, and 14 schools improved their overall grade, according to the 2019 District Report Card released today by the Ohio Department of Education. Three schools earned an A in the Graduation Rate component: Clark Montessori High School, School for Creative and Performing Arts and Walnut Hills High School. Shroder Paideia High School  more

American Electric Power Accelerates Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reduction Target
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- American Electric Power Corp. issued the following news release: American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is cutting carbon dioxide emissions faster than anticipated and has revised its 2030 reduction target to 70 percent from 2000 levels. The company's previous target was a 60 percent reduction from 2000 levels by 2030. AEP also is confident that it will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 80 percent from 2000 levels by 2050. "AEP's overall strategy is focused o  more

Anne Marie Towle Joins Hylant, Further Investing In Global Captive Solutions Business
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Hylant Group, a brokerage firm, issued the following news release: Anne Marie Towle has joined Hylant as Senior Vice President. In her new role, Towle will continue the growth of Hylant's Global Captive Solutions business. Towle's leadership in the captive insurance industry aligns with Hylant's dedication to industry-leading service line development with a refined growth strategy across the captive market. "Hylant has long placed its clients first with service offerin  more

Ashland University Sets Annual Ford Lecture and Luncheon
ASHLAND, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Michael Hatchard, who established the English law practice at the leading international law firm of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, will be the featured speaker for the 17th annual Dr. Lucille F. and L.W. Ford Distinguished Business Lecture and Luncheon to be held at 12 noon on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Ashland University's Myers Convocation Center. The luncheon talk by Hatchard is titled "Adversity and Endeavo  more

City of Akron to Host Training on Intercultural Competency for Areas Employers, Agencies, and Community Leaders
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The city of Akron issued the following news release: Mayor Dan Horrigan and the City of Akron will host Qualified Administrator training for the Intercultural Development Inventory(R) (IDI(R)), October 9th through 11th. The training, designed to help employers and leaders build intercultural competency among their teams, will take place at Bounce Innovation Hub (526 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44311). By identifying hidden biases and providing guidance to deal with the  more

Cleveland State University Welcomes Two New Trustees to Board
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Prominent community leaders Patricia DePompei and Lisa Kunkle appointed 9/6 * * * Patricia DePompei and Lisa Kunkle have been selected to join Cleveland State University's Board of Trustees. DePompei is the president of UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospitals (RBCH) and MacDonald Women's Hospital (MWH) and Kunkle is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for PolyOne Corporation.   more

Cleveland State University: Auditing Programs Earn National Recognition
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Cleveland State University's academic programs in Accounting and Internal Auditing have been selected to receive the Comprehensive Internal Audit Program designation. CSU is the 23rd university worldwide, the 16th in the United States and the only university in Ohio to earn this designation, which is sponsored by the Institute of Internal Auditors' Internal Auditing Education Partnership. The designation   more

Cleveland State University: Enhancing Understanding of Fluid Flow in Cells
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 14 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Research seeks to improve treatment for cystic diseases * * * Polycystic kidney disease is a fairly common genetic disorder. It affects about 500,000 people in the United States and nearly 1 in 400 people worldwide. It is part of a broader grouping of genetic disorders known as ciliopathies, which can often be fatal and have no known cure. Andrew Resnick, associate profess  more

Cleveland State University: Improving Infant Health
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 10 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Raouth Kostandy advances use of 'Kangaroo Care" in neonatal medicine * * * Cleveland State University nursing professor Dr. Raouth Kostandy is helping to advance health and well-being for some of our most vulnerable medical patients: infants. She is collaborating with Case Western Reserve University faculty and local hospitals to increase the use of Kangaroo Care (KC) to im  more

College of Wooster: Wooster (and Princeton) Singled Out By U.S. News Again, Top Ohio Liberal Arts School in Three Categories
WOOSTER, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The College of Wooster issued the following news release: * * * - First among state peers in international students, social mobility, and undergraduate teaching * * * The College of Wooster finds itself in elite company in the U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges 2020" guidebook, joined by Ivy League member Princeton University in two of the eight academic programs--undergraduate research/creative projects and senior capstone--recognized by education experts as "  more

Columbus Mayor Ginther: Development Director Steve Schoeny to Depart, Chief Innovation Officer Michael Stevens to Serve as Interim
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther issued the following news release: Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced Chief Innovation Officer Michael Stevens will serve as Interim Director of the Columbus Department of Development pending the departure of current Director Steve Schoeny. Schoeny was named City Manager for the City of Upper Arlington and is expected to transition into his new role at the end of the month. Schoeny served as Development Director since 2013, and recent   more

Cooper Tire's Tread Wisely Program Reminds Young Drivers to Plan Ahead for Roadside Emergencies During National Preparedness Month
FINDLAY, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. issued the following news release: September is National Preparedness Month, and a great opportunity for young drivers to plan ahead for potential roadside emergencies. Cooper Tire's Tread WiselyTM program, a tire and vehicle safety program for teens and young adults, is encouraging young drivers to always have an emergency kit available before taking to the road. "Whether you are taking a short drive to school, or going on a road trip, it's   more

Cubic Drives the Conversation on Connected Vehicle Technologies at APTAtech 2019
SAN DIEGO, California, Sept. 12 -- Cubic Transportation Systems, a business unit of Cubic Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - Cubic Transportation Systems Improves Mobility In Some of The World's Greatest Cities By Delivering Market-Leading Technologies to Address Challenges of The Evolving Public Transportation Industry * * * Cubic Corporation today announced Andy Taylor, director of strategy for its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division, will bring global best p  more

Democratic National Committee Announces Details For Fourth Presidential Primary Debate
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following news release: Today, the DNC announced that CNN and The New York Times, will co-host the fourth debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. The debate will occur on October 15, and potentially October 16, if needed. CNN and the New York Times also announced today that the debate will be moderated by CNN's Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett, and by Marc Lacey of the New York Times. Format will be announced at   more

Denver Mayor Hancock: Judge Approves Historic Negotiation Class in National Opioid Litigation; Denver to Help Lead Settlement Talks
DENVER, Colorado, Sept. 12 -- Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock issued the following news: The City and County of Denver will help lead settlement talks with the defendants named in the national opioid litigation who want to negotiate. This comes as Purdue Pharma, one of the named defendants, tentatively agreed to a settlement valued at an estimated $12B. Wednesday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Dan A. Polster, who's presiding over the sprawling multidistrict opioid litigation (MDL) centered in   more

Dinsmore Names Stacey Borowicz and Ashley Pack as New Office Managing Partners
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: In two separate but equally historic steps, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has named Stacey Borowicz and Ashley Pack as the new office managing partners in Columbus, Ohio, and Charleston, West Virginia, respectively. Borowicz's promotion makes Dinsmore the highest-rated female-led law firm in Columbus, and Pack is now the youngest woman leading a Dinsmore office in the entire nation. The moves not only put two  more

Dinsmore Welcomes 27 Associates
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has added 27 new associates to the firm across 12 offices. Atlanta, GA Megan R. Giles joined the Atlanta office and will practice out of the labor and employment department. Giles received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. While attending law school, she worked as student attorney at University of Michigan Juvenile Justice and Child Advocacy Clinics, provid  more

Dinsmore's Columbus Office Wins Mid-Ohio Foodbank's Law Firm Challenge
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP's Columbus office won the MidOhio Foodbank's Operation Feed - Largest Law Firm Challenge for the fourth year in a row. The office collected over $13,000, providing the most meals per capita. The Columbus office fundraised from March through June, holding events like a chili cook-off, jean days, raffles and bake sales. "We are proud of our continued partnership with Mid-Ohio Foo  more

ENSCO Avionics to Showcase Avionics Solutions at FACE & SOSA Expo
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Sept. 12 -- ENSCO, a provider of engineering, science and advanced technology solutions for defense, transportation, aerospace and intelligence sectors, issued the following news release: ENSCO Avionics will participate in the FACE(TM) & SOSA(TM) Expo & Technical Interchange Meeting hosted by the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, Sept. 17. Industry experts from ENSCO Avionics will be on hand to showcase how its IData(R) product aligns with the FACE Technical Standard and hel  more

Fifth Third Bank 'Chip in for Cincinnati' Program to Benefit Most Valuable Kids
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- Fifth Third Bancorp, a financial services company, issued the following news release: * * * - Debit card transactions raise dollars to send deserving kids to Bengals games * * * Fifth Third Bank is excited to announce the launch of Chip in for Cincinnati, a program through which, for every transaction made with a Fifth Third Bengals debit card from now through Nov. 30, Fifth Third will make a donation to benefit Most Valuable Kids of Greater Cincinnati, up to $5  more

Goodyear Launches 'Burnout Sweepstakes' on Social Media
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- Goodyear Tire and Rubber issued the following news release: Goodyear, the "Official Tire of NASCAR(R)," today announced the "Burnout Sweepstakes," giving NASCAR fans a chance to win the ultimate race weekend experience. The launch coincides with the company's first-ever sponsorship of the NASCAR Burnout Blvd Driven by Goodyear event taking place in Las Vegas later today. Between now and Sept. 29, fans who share their predictions for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup S  more

Goodyear Names Ryan Waldron Vice President of Global Off-Highway Businesses
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- Goodyear Tire and Rubber issued the following news release: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named Ryan Waldron vice president, Global Off-Highway Businesses, with responsibility for leading the company's Global Aviation and Global Off-the-Road (OTR) segments. Waldron was most recently a vice president in Goodyear's Americas region, where he was responsible for strategy and business development. In that role, Waldron was instrumental in driving a number of strate  more

Green Party Black Caucus to Sponsor Green Presidential Candidate Forum
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- The Green Party issued the following news release: For over 50 years, the Black vote has been taken for granted by the status quo in American politics. Join The Green Party Black Caucus (GPBC) as we ask the 2020 Green Party Presidential candidates the important questions that matter to the African American community. Philena Farley, Co Chair of the Ohio Green Party, stated: "The 2 corporate parties in the United States do not have the policy solutions that will address   more

Hiram College Ranks on U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges
HIRAM, Ohio, Sept. 11 -- Hiram College issued the following news: Hiram College has been recognized as a top college according to the newly released 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Hiram was ranked number 14 among Midwest Regional Colleges in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings. The Midwest Regional category includes institutions from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Additionally, th  more

Hylant Intern Jeff Borngesser Named Council Foundation Scholarship Recipient
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- Hylant Group, a brokerage firm, issued the following news release: Jeff Borngesser, a student at Florida State University and a multi-year summer intern at Hylant, has been selected as recipient of a $5,000 academic scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year, as announced by The Council Foundation. "Jeff is a hardworking young man and very deserving of this recognition," said Mark Nixon, President, Hylant-Jacksonville, Florida. "He consistently demonstrates initiative   more

International Conference at University of Toledo Targeting Human Trafficking Grows to Record Level
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: In the wake of high-profile sex trafficking charges against financier Jeffrey Epstein and singer R. Kelly, this dark world of modern-day slavery is under an intense spotlight and garnering global attention. Survivors, researchers and advocates around the world are coming together next week for the 16th Annual International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference at The University of Toledo. This year  more

Jersey Central Power & Light Installing New Automated Devices to Help Reduce Duration of Power Outages
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 11 -- Jersey Central Power & Light, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, issued the following news release: Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) is installing 1,700 new "TripSaver" automated reclosing devices on power lines across its service territory to help limit the frequency and duration of service interruptions. The electrical device works like a circuit breaker in a home with the added benefit of automatically re-energizing a power line within seconds to keep power safely fl  more

Jersey Central Power & Light Substation Electrician Hopes to Pave Way for Young Women Interested in Electric Utility Industry
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Jersey Central Power & Light, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, issued the following news release: Stephanie Edwards is no stranger to the electric utility industry. The recently hired substation electrician started her career at FirstEnergy in customer service and meter reading more than six years ago, before realizing she wanted to play more of a direct role in power distribution. "My father was a lineman and I have friends who work in substation, so a hands-on career with  more

Kent State University Board Formalizes New 10-Year Agreement With Tuscarawas Campus
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- Kent State University issued the following news: Kent State University's long-standing relationship with the Tuscarawas County University Branch District to administer the Tuscarawas Campus of Kent State will continue through June 30, 2030, in a new 10-year agreement approved by the Kent State Board of Trustees. The contract was approved at the Board's regular quarterly meeting, which was held Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Tuscarawas Campus. Located in New Philadelphia, K  more

Kent State University Named Only Northeast Ohio Institution on Top Public Schools List in 2020 U.S. News Rankings
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Kent State University issued the following news: Kent State University has made impressive moves in the rankings in the newly released 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list. Kent State has climbed three spots, a 3% increase, on the Top Public Schools list. Kent State is the only Northeast Ohio institution on the Top Public Schools list. In addition, Kent State is again included in the Best National Universities list in the coveted top tier, improving its over  more

Klein to Receive Ohio University Federal Government Alumnus Award
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ken Klein, executive vice president for the Out of Home Advertising Association of America ( OAAA ), will receive the Outstanding Federal Government Alumnus Award at Ohio University's Eighth Annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event, hosted by Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis on behalf of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Publi  more

Leading White Collar and Litigation Partner Shawn Cleveland Joins BakerHostetler in Texas
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- BakerHostetler, a law firm, issued the following news release: BakerHostetler announced today that Shawn Cleveland has joined the firm as a partner on its White Collar, Investigations and Securities Enforcement and Litigation team. Cleveland was most recently with Winston & Strawn LLP. He is the second high-profile white collar defense litigation and investigations partner to join BakerHostetler in the past week, following the addition of the former chief of the Dep  more

Marietta Moves Up 3 Spots in U.S. News' Best Midwest Regional Colleges
MARIETTA, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College is ranked 10th -- up three spots from last year -- among the Best Midwest Regional Colleges in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report survey, released today. Marietta was also ranked No. 8 in the region in the Best Value Schools category. Marietta is tied Benedictine College in Kansas and Milliken University in Illinois. Each institution has an overall score of 79. Overall, there were 70 colleges includ  more

Mayor Dan Horrigan and Akron Fire Officials Celebrate Opening of Two New Fire Stations
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- The city of Akron issued the following news release: * * * - New Fire Station No. 2 & No. 4 constructed with new Safety and Streets funds * * * Yesterday, Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, Fire Chief Clarence Tucker and City officials celebrated the opening of two brand new fire stations in the City of Akron with community open houses and ribbon cuttings for each. Fire Station No. 2 in Middlebury (952 E. Market St.) and Fire Station No. 4 in downtown Akron (81 West Thornton   more

Michigan State University Press Provides Free Access to Gun Violence Essays Through Project Muse
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 10 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: Michigan State University Press will provide free access to three recent, compelling scholarly essays from its journals collection in a partnership with Project MUSE and several other publishers in the wake of shootings in California, Texas and Ohio. The goal is to provide the broadest possible access to more than a dozen books and journal articles focused on understanding and preventing gun violenc  more

Nationwide Launches New Commercial Digital Storefront, Transforming Small Business Protection Experience
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance issued the following news release: * * * - New Solution to Be Rolled Out to Independent Agents in 2020 * * * As technology continues to influence consumer and commercial needs, digital enablement is critical for providing speed and ease of conducting business. Nationwide, recently named No. 1 in Customer Satisfaction for Small Commercial Insurance by J.D. Power,* announced today the launch of a new commercial digital storefront, offerin  more

New Lincoln Electric High Silicon GTAW Stainless Steel Cut Lengths Offered in Three Alloy...
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- Lincoln Electric, a company that specializes in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding solutions and robotic welding and cutting systems, issued the following news release: Lincoln Electric(R) introduces new GTAW (TIG) cut lengths, offered in high silicon formulations in three common stainless steel alloys. The GTAW process allows for incredibly clean, high-quality welds with reduced spatter and welding fume. With upgraded manufacturing processes on   more

New Tuition Model at Hiram College Offers Financial, Educational Career Benefits
HIRAM, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Hiram College issued the following news: * * * - College reduces tuition and fees by 35%; offers free summer courses and paid internships * * * In recent years, Hiram College has been a front-runner in designing and implementing bold academic changes under a model aptly known as the New Liberal Arts(TM). The College is now taking steps to make its New Liberal Arts more accessible through a new tuition model that will reduce the published tuition and mandatory fees by   more

North Carolina A.G. Stein Wins More Than $150,000 in Consumer Relief in Price Gouging Settlement
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 10 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein obtained a consent judgment against Ohio-based Scotts Tree Service and defendants Scott Lacey and Randy Shannon to resolve a Hurricane Florence price gouging lawsuit. The consent judgment bans the defendants from performing tree removal work in North Carolina, prohibits them from collecting $153,100 in outstanding invoices from North Carolina consumers,   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Regency Place Investors
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 10 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2323): In the Matter of Notification by Regency Place Investors, LLC, et al., 1055 St. Paul Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Regency Place Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On August 28, 2019, Regency Place Investors, LLC, et al. (Applicant  more

NuWaves Engineering: MMICs vs. Discrete Circuits, What Are the Trade-Offs?
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, Sept. 11 -- NuWaves Engineering, supplier of radio frequency and microwave solutions for military, government and industrial customers, issued the following information: One of the major decisions that a Power Amplifier (PA) Module designer must make in the development process is the choice of architecture that they will utilize in the amplification circuit. The two most widely used options are to pursue a Monolithic Microwaves Integrated Circuit (MMIC) or to design around dis  more

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Pepper Issues Statement on Hamilton County Commissioner Portune Announcement on Re-Election
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chairman David Pepper on Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune's announcement on not to seek re-election: "Hamilton County has become a reliably blue county, in both local and statewide elections, and the Democrat who started it all was Todd Portune, running a courageous and gutsy race to win a county commission seat in 2000. Ever since, he's been a mentor to an entire generation of Hamilton County Democ  more

Ohio Democratic Party: Suburban Central Ohio to Play Host to DNC Debate
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: The setting for the Democratic National Committee's next presidential debate -- Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, a Franklin County suburb that has trended blue over the past six years -- highlights once again how suburban voters will play a major role in the 2020 election, both in the Buckeye State and across the country. "What we've seen in the suburbs of Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and other cities  more

Ohio Democratic Party: Trump's Trade War Hitting Manufacturing Sector
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: Bloomberg is highlighting how Donald Trump's disastrous trade war -- which is already hurting Ohio farmers and small businesses -- is also negatively impacting U.S. manufacturers, which are "making less than they did a year ago." One Ohio company noted that they were holding off on hiring new workers because of Trump's trade war: "If we lose $5 million of business it hurts." And in case you forgot * At a July 20  more

Ohio Department of Education: Ohio School Report Cards Show Continuous Improvement
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- The Ohio Department of Education issued the following news release: * * * - Academic Achievement Rises Across Ohio for Third Consecutive Year+ * * * The 2019 Ohio School Report Cards released today by the Ohio Department of Education show ongoing improvement statewide, continuing the positive trend seen in recent years. Academic achievement is rising across Ohio in many areas and with most subgroups of students. Grades and other data for all schools and districts  more

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Receives National Award for Buckeye Lake Dam Project
ORLANDO, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued the following news: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) was awarded the Association of State Dam Safety Officials' (ASDSO) 2019 National Rehabilitation Project of the Year Award today for Buckeye Lake Dam. The project was finished in November 2018--two years earlier than initially expected and more than $40 million under budget. "Today, Buckeye Lake Dam meets modern safety standards and ensures that the commu  more

Ohio House Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Encourage More 'Women on Board'
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Reps. Thomas West, D-Canton, and Sara Carruthers, R-Hamilton: * * * - Bipartisan resolution seeks to encourage equitable gender representation on company boards in Ohio * * * State Reps. Thomas West (D-Canton) and Sara Carruthers (R-Hamilton) today held a press conference with state Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), OPERS Corporate Governance Officer Patti Brammer and Coming Togeth  more

Ohio Secretary of State LaRose Announces Campaign Finance Updates, Proposes Legislation to Combat Fraud
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued the following news release: Last week it was announced that a former consultant of Congressman Steve Chabot's congressional campaign was being investigated for allegedly embezzling more than $120,000 from Rep. Chabot's campaign account. Initial reports indicate the individual listed his own father as the campaign treasurer, doing so without his permission, in order to maintain autonomous and secret control over campaign fun  more

Ohio State Auditor: Audit Finds Symmes Township Paid Over $33,000 in Late Fees
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2017-2018 audit of Symmes Township in Hamilton County, which uncovered that the township accrued $33,182 in late fees over the course of four years. "Late fees do not constitute a proper public purpose and taxpayers should not be on the hook to cover them," Auditor Faber said. "I recommend and know that the township has put stronger internal controls in   more

Ohio State Rep. Lepore-Hagan Responds to Youngstown City Schools State Report Card
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown: * * * - Calls for immediate passage of HB 154 to prevent removal of local school board members * * * State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today responded to the Ohio Department of Education announcement that Youngstown City Schools received an F overall grade on their state report card, which, under the provisions of HB 70, the so-called  more

Ohio State Rep. Sweeney Finds Hundreds Purged in Error Over Past Week
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney, D-Cleveland: * * * - Lawmaker releases new analysis of the voter purge so far * * * State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today revealed new errors her office has discovered in the voter purging that's taken place so far and commented on most Ohio counties missing the Secretary of State's voter purge deadline. Last week, Secretary LaRose insisted on moving  more

Ohio State Reps. Sobecki, Robinson File Bill to Reinstate Joint Education Oversight Committee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Reps. Lisa Sobecki, D-Toledo, and Phil Robinson, D-Solon: State Reps. Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) and Phil Robinson (D-Solon) filed a bill today to reinstate the Joint Education Oversight Committee (JEOC), a state legislative committee comprised of members from both parties in the State House and State Senate which provided non-partisan, fact based and in-depth analysis of K-12 education in Ohi  more

Ohio State University: Distractions Distort What's Real, Study Suggests
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 13 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Shifting attention can interfere with our perceptions of reality * * * We live in a world of distractions. We multitask our way through our days. We wear watches that alert us to text messages. We carry phones that buzz with breaking news. You might even be reading this story because you got distracted. A new study suggests that distractions - those pesky interruptions that pull us awa  more

Ohio State University: Genetic Mutation Linked to Flu-Related Heart Complications
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 11 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study in mice first to connect genes, flu and cardiovascular problems * * * People with severe flu sometimes develop life-threatening heart problems, even when their hearts have been previously healthy, but the reason for that has been poorly understood. For the first time, research in mice has shown a link between a genetic mutation, flu and heart irregularities that researchers say mi  more

Ohio State University: Good at Math? It Means Little If You're Not Confident
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 11 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Being good at math relates to better financial and medical outcomes - unless you don't have confidence in your own abilities with numbers, new research suggests. In two studies, researchers found that the key to success in personal finances and dealing with a complex disease was a match between a person's math abilities and how comfortable and assured he or she felt using those skills. A lack of   more

Ohio State University: What's Preventing Next World War? Random Luck
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - International conflict isn't declining, new analysis finds * * * Contrary to popular belief, war is not declining, according to a new analysis of the last 200 years of international conflict. In fact, the belief that war is disappearing has lulled us into a false sense of security, said Bear Braumoeller, professor of political science at The Ohio State University. "We really don't ge  more

Ohio State University: When Scientists Face Angry Community
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10 [TNSscienceresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Fieldwork in Peru shows importance of respecting local politics and customs * * * The scientific expedition to collect glacial ice from Earth's highest tropical mountain had, so far, gone smoothly. The weather had been perfect. The machines had worked without failure. No one had gotten sick, and though avalanches had forced the team to find a new route up the mountain, they had done so r  more

Ohio University-Office of Research Communications: Community-Engaged Research Initiative Offers New Resources
ATHENS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio University's Office of Research Communications issued the following news: Ohio University has launched a Community-engaged Research Initiative designed to provide new resources for university faculty, staff and students and community members interested in collaborating on research projects. The initiative, led by the Research Division and the Center for Campus and Community Engagement at Ohio University, supports the university's strategic priorities of communi  more

Ohio University: OHIO Innovation Center Receives $1.15 Million Federal Grant for Facility Upgrades
ATHENS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has awarded a $1.15 million grant to the Ohio University Innovation Center to support facility improvements at the internationally renowned business incubator. The grant will allow the Innovation Center to add new biotechnology laboratories and light manufacturing spaces as well as improve several features of the building, including the heating syste  more

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Approves Winter Reconnect Order
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued the following news release: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today approved a Winter Reconnect Order. The Winter Reconnect Order helps Ohioans reconnect or maintain electric and natural gas service during the winter heating season between Oct. 14, 2019 and April 15, 2020. Any customer of a PUCO-regulated electric or natural gas company may take advantage of the order. Last winter heating season, more than   more

U.C. Health: NICU to Host Reunion With Former Patients and Families
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 11 -- U.C. Health, a network of hospitals operated by the University of Cincinnati, issued the following news release: Friends of Tiny Hearts and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UC Medical Center are hosting their biennial reunion event with former patients and their families on Saturday, Sept. 14. The reunion is free to attend and will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital courtyard. The event is an opportunity for parents of graduates of the unit to co  more

University of Akron: Interpreting the Human Experience at New Institute of Human Science and Culture
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: What do a Native American headdress, a Valentine's Day postcard and a Bloomingdale's shopping bag have in common? They are all items that can help us interpret the human experience. And they are all on display at The University of Akron in the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology. The center's renovation is now complete, marked by a grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 14, of its   more

University of Cincinnati: College of Pharmacy Adds New Practice Partner
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: The University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy has created a new partnership with Primary Health Solutions (PHS),a federally qualified health center with multiple locations in Southeastern Ohio. This new collaboration provides additional practice and training sites for faculty, students and pharmacy practice residents. "This is a new opportunity to train students and residents in underserved  more

University of South Dakota: School of Law Hosts Lecture on Persuasive Trial Advocacy
VERMILLION, South Dakota, Sept. 9 -- The University of South Dakota issued the following news: The University of South Dakota hosts Charles H. Rose III, dean and professor of law at Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, for a lecture on storytelling and persuasive advocacy Sept. 13 at noon in the USD Law courtroom. The lecture will focus on using the art of storytelling to enhance the emotional and logical persuasiveness of advocacy. "It is a joy to bring Dean Rose to share his expe  more

University of Toledo Study Identifies First Potential Biomarker for POTS, Rare Condition That Causes Rapid Heartbeat, Potential Fainting
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 10 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: New research from The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences strongly suggests postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, is an autoimmune disorder and may help pave the way for a simple blood test that could help physicians diagnose the condition. POTS is characterized by large increases in heart rate and sometimes decreases in blood pressure when standing up  more

West Virginia Gov. Justice, WVU Medicine Working to Save Jobs and Enhance Healthcare in Northern Panhandle
WHEELING, West Virginia, Sept. 10 -- Gov. Jim Justice, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release: Gov. Jim Justice - along with WVU Health System President and CEO, Dr. Albert Wright, and WVU President Gordon Gee - came together at Wheeling Hospital today to announce preliminary plans to reestablish hundreds of jobs and to enhance healthcare services in the Northern Panhandle, following the premature closure of Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC) last week. "The reality is that we had a  more

Wright State University Applied Research Corporation Chosen to Lead APEX, $49M U.S. Air Force Science and Technology Initiative
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Wright State Applied Research Corporation (WSARC) has been selected to lead a bold, first-of-its-kind U.S. Air Force Academic Partnership and Engagement Experiment (APEX) program to enhance Air Force partnerships with academia. The five-year, $49 million APEX project will focus on enhancing academic engagement nationwide in support of the Air Force Small Business program, National Defense Strategy and the Air Force's 20  more

Wright State University Offering Master's Degree in Marketing Analytics and Insights
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Students and business professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of marketing strategy and data analytics can now pursue a new master's degree from the Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business. Enrollment is now open for the new Master of Science in Marketing Analytics and Insights, offered by the college's Department of Marketing. The new program is STEM-eligible, which allows international s  more

Wright State University: Chris Taylor Publishes Chapter in Book About Masculinity
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Chris Taylor, Wright State University's director of community standards and student conduct, recently had a chapter published in a book titled "Men and Masculinities: Theoretical Foundations and Promising Practices for Supporting College Men's Development." The book, edited by Daniel Tillapaugh and Brian L. McGowan, was published in 2019 and focuses on ways to break down patriarchal stereotypes and support the developme  more

Wright State University: Five Medical Students Take Leadership Positions in Student National Medical Association
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Students at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine have held many leadership positions in the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) over the years. But this year is special, as five medical students are taking on many of the organization's prominent roles, including national president. "Wright State has been a powerhouse, with students serving in major roles on regional and national levels of SN  more