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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 19 items )  

$6.5 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to two discretionary grants for head start services in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel counties, West Virginia. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $6,529,786. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; in  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 11 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: By Holly Jordan Music, fun, food, and culture are on the agenda as the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate kicks off Hispanic Heritage month. According to the directorate's Diversity Council Chair Miguel Maldonado, the organization, along with the Wright-Patterson Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, will host a number   more

Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate to Host Annual Worldwide Warehouse Redistribution Services Workshop
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Brian Brackens Looking to buy spare parts for the weapon systems in your inventory? If so, and you are one of the 116 foreign military partners the Air Force supports, or a U.S government agency, the Air Force Security Assistance and Cooperation Directorate (AFSAC) has you covered. In fact, AFSAC will host a workshop Sept. 24 - 26 in Orlando, Fla., where international partners and government emp  more

DLA Joint Reserve Force's Audit Task Force Commander Retires Following 32 Years of Service
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By James Harless Navy Rear Adm. Deborah Haven celebrated 32 years of military service during a retirement ceremony in the Operations Center Auditorium September 6 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus, where she previously completed 29 years of Federal Service as a civilian logistician. In her final assignment, Haven served as the DLA Joint Reserve Force's Audit Task Force commander  more

DLA: Land Supplier Operations Achieves Nine Year Material Availability High
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By James Harless With more than 2.15 million servicemen and women serving in more than 160 countries and nearly 4,800 defense sites, the United States Armed Forces demand for material and supplies is as great as ever before. With members of the DoD serving throughout the world, often in some of the most isolated and dangerous locations the ability to deliver mission critical materia  more

EPA Settles With Ohio-based Chemical Solvents, Inc.
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 12 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Company improves air, water, waste handling at Cleveland facilities, pays $400,000 penalty * * * Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with Chemical Solvents, Inc., resolving allegations that the company violated the Clean Air Act (CAA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Clean Water Act (CWA) at the firm's contiguous Jennings and De  more

FTC Commissioner Wilson Issues Statement on DTE Energy, Enbridge, NEXUS Gas Transmission
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following statement by Commissioner Christine S. Wilson on DTE Energy, Enbridge and NEXUS Gas Transmission: "The proposed consent order settles the Commission's allegation that the proposed acquisition of Generation Pipeline LLC by NEXUS Gas Transmission LLC may substantially lessen competition in the market for natural gas pipeline transportation in the Toledo, Ohio area. Pursuant to the consent agreement, the parties will strike   more

FTC Puts Conditions on NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC's Acquisition of Generation Pipeline LLC
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Complaint alleges that non-compete agreement in Nexus's purchase of Ohio pipeline would harm competition * * * Joint venture NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, and its member companies, DTE Energy Company and Enbridge Inc., will settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the joint venture's acquisition of an Ohio pipeline would likely harm competition to provide natural gas pipeline transportation in  more

Make-A-Wish Families Enjoy Time With Thunderbirds Ahead of Grissom Airshow
GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Indiana, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Air Force (434th Air Refueling Wing) issued the following news: By Courtney Dotson-Essett The high flying Thunderbirds came to a halt on Sept. 6, 2019 for a very special reason-the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Four children from the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Make-A-Wish organization came to Grissom to spend time on the base, and with the famous Thunderbirds ahead of the Grissom Air and Space Expo Sept. 7-8, 2019. Make-A-Wish is a non-profit  more

Military Vets Transition From Combat Heroes to HSI HEROs to Battle Child Exploitation
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued the following news release: Today, 12 military veterans graduated from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child Rescue Corps program during a ceremony at ICE Headquarters. This year's class is composed of U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Marine Corps veterans from Texas, Illinois, M  more

National Park Service Finalizes Plans to Restore Land in Bethesda
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: The National Park Service (NPS) has completed an environmental assessment and selected a plan to restore national park land located between the Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda (ICC-B) and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The goals of the project are to improve the long-term health and drainage of two stream channels that flow into the Potomac River  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Ten People Indicted for Roles in Conspiracy in Which Leader Allegedly Controlled Large Shipments of Fentanyl
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, issued the following news release: Ten people were indicted for their roles in a conspiracy in which the leader allegedly controlled large shipments of fentanyl stamped into pills, heroin, cocaine and other drugs from Mexico to Cleveland while using a cellular phone smuggled into his prison cell. Named in the 17-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland are: Jose Lozano-Leon, 41,   more

Survivors Initially Denied FEMA Help Due To Insurance Coverage May Still Be Eligible
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Did you suffer damage from the May 27-29 tornadoes, storms and flooding, but have been denied Individual Assistance by FEMA because of your insurance coverage, and it now turns out that you are insured for some but not all damages, or none at all? You may be eligible now or later for FEMA Individual Assistance if you: * Were denied insurance by your ins  more

Ten People Indicted for Their Roles in a Conspiracy to Traffic Fentanyl Stamped Into Pills, Heroin, Cocaine and Other Drugs From Mexico to Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration's Detroit Field Office issued the following news release: Ten people were indicted for their roles in a conspiracy in which the leader allegedly controlled large shipments of fentanyl stamped into pills, heroin, cocaine and other drugs from Mexico to Cleveland while using a cellular phone smuggled into his prison cell. Named in the 17-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland are: Jose L  more

U.S. Air Force Builds Partner Capacity With Armed Forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany, Sept. 9 -- The U.S. Air Forces in Europe issued the following news: Air advisors assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, along with various subject-matter experts and Total Force Airmen from Ohio and Maryland Air National Guard units, have arrived at Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to conduct interoperability training with their counterparts in the BiH armed forces. Airmen have deployed aboard an Ohio Air National Guar  more

U.S. Air Force: The Person, the Airman, the Wounded Warrior
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 11 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Laura McGowan Master Sgt. Sharina Elrod, with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Inspector General's office, and a Wounded Warrior Ambassador, said she couldn't wait to join the Air Force, serving her country and seeing the world. In 1998, the self-described "go-getter" began her military career. "While deployed for a year, I noticed some irregularities with my breasts," E  more

World War II Veteran to Parachute Into History With Help of Air Force Research Laboratory Researcher
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Holly Jordan Dayton-area World War II veteran Jim "Pee Wee" Martin will return to the site of an historic battlefield this month when he parachutes into the Netherlands, through the help of Air Force Research Laboratory computer scientist Kevin Price. Martin, 98, of Xenia, Ohio, is a veteran of the Army's 101st Airborne Division, an elite group of paratroopers who were called upon during World   more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Takes Strides to Remember Cost of 9/11
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Caroline Clauson Community members and active duty personnel of all branches, ages, and ranks ran to commemorate the attacks that level all Americans to the same heartbreak and pride for the heroes who sacrificed most for it. Nine-hundred runners and walkers gathered in Area B on the morning of Sept. 11 to make the sixth annual Run for the Fallen the largest yet. "We stand  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Was It Chance or Providence?
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Laura McGowan Back in the mid-1990s, Gary Dale with the Air Force Research Laboratory's Aerospace Systems Directorate, got a visit from a Japanese researcher, Dr. Keisuke Asai. They were both doing research in the same field, and this was their first meeting. "After discussing our research interests, Dr. Asai asked to go to the restoration shop at the National Museum of the  more