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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 15, 2019 ( 38 items )  

ACLU of Ohio: Transgender Ohioans to Get Their Day in Court in Lawsuit Against the State
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: U.S. District Court denies Ohio's Motion to Dismiss lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Ohio and Lambda Legal on behalf of transgender Ohioans denied accurate birth certificates by the state. A U.S. District Court judge today ruled that the lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Ohio, the ACLU, and Lambda Legal on behalf of four transgender plaintiffs seeking accurate birth certificates can proceed. The co  more

Air Conditioning Contractors Announces HVAC Fall Meeting Leadership Programs
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 13 -- The Air Conditioning Contractors of America issued the following news release, dated Sept. 10: The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is holding two back-to-back fall meetings, bringing together hundreds of contracting professionals for industry-lead educational programs and networking events from November 5-8 at the Crown Plaza in Dayton, Ohio. ACCA Next Level (November 5-6) addresses the challenges and opportunities facing emerging talent in the c  more

Akron Community Foundation: Diversity, Senior Initiatives Funded in Community Foundation's First Round of Proactive Grants
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: Today, Akron Community Foundation's board of directors approved quarterly grants totaling $3,378,258, including $225,000 in its first-ever round of proactive grants chosen by the foundation's Community Investment Committee. Over the past two years, Akron Community Foundation has uncovered concerning issues in the community through various initiatives, including its On the Table Greater Akron conversations, a  more

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: Pam Manges Receives National Volunteer Award for Commitment to Cancer Advocacy
WOOSTER, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - Local Cancer Advocate Receives National Recognition from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network * * * Pam Manges was awarded (ACT!) Lead of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her exceptional commitment to advocacy work and making cancer a national priority. This annual award is given to a lead congressional district volun  more

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Integrating Occupational Safety and Health With Workplace Wellness
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Sept. 10 -- The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine issued the following news release: A grant program is helping small- to medium-sized employers in Ohio integrate their occupational safety and health (OSH) efforts with workplace wellness programs, reports the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. At least of half of employers participating in the Workplace Wellness Grant Program (WWGP) achieved some level of integra  more

American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers: More Than 100 Refinery Workers, Union Members, Trades and Supporters Rally in Ohio Asking President Trump to Protect Refining and Manufacturing Jobs
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers issued the following news: More than one hundred refinery workers, labor leaders and elected officials from key battleground states Ohio and Michigan gathered today in Toledo to tell President Trump that bigger biofuel mandates threaten critical refining and manufacturing jobs, and small refinery exemptions (SREs) are essential lifelines for facilities facing hardship due to the mandates. Photos from the rally and quote  more

Battelle Introduces New Passive Sampler for PFAS
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: As concerns about Americans' exposure to a certain group of chemical substances continues to grow, Battelle researchers have added another tool in their suite to help assess and understand occurrence. Known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), PFAS are chemicals that have been used for decades in products that repel stains, water, grease, and oil and in firefight  more

Buckeye Institute: U.S. Sixth Circuit Cites The Buckeye Institute's Brief in Upholding First Amendment
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 11 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Citing The Buckeye Institute's amicus brief in Thomas v. Bright, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld the First Amendment and struck down Tennessee's billboard law as a violation of free speech on Wednesday. "Tennessee attempted to justify its sign restrictions as a public safety measure, but we are pleased that The Buckeye Institute's brief was able to help the court see through Ten  more

Celebrate Famed Writer's Life in Cincinnati During International Event at Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: Lafcadio Hearn came to Cincinnati 150 years ago as a 19-year-old Greek-Irish immigrant and later became the foremost Western interpreter of Japan, renowned in his adopted country as both a writer and a teacher. In honor of the life and works of Hearn, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is hosting the Lafcadio Hearn Anniversary Symposium 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2  more

Draft Protocol for Disbursements From the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, LLC Now Available for Public Review
DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Dayton Foundation issued the following news release: The Draft Final Protocol for distributions from the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund, LLC is now available online at www.daytonfoundation.org/oregondistributions. The public is encouraged to review the draft prior to attending one of the public forums next Monday, September 16, from 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m., at Sinclair Community College, 444 West Third Street, Building 12, Dayton, Ohio, 45402. The Draft F  more

Environmental Law and Policy Center: New Poll Reveals NW Ohioans' Willingness to Support Regulatory Actions on Large Animal Feeding Operations
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 10 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - Gov. DeWine must keep Ohio's promise and commitment under Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie by 40% by 2025 and 20% progress by 2020 * * * Nationally-recognized pollster J. Ann Selzer's new poll of 500 voters in northwest Ohio for the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) found that after respondents learn about the connection of manure runof  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis India: NTPC Leads Electricity Sector Transition
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Sustained profitability with 90% reduction in imported coal and a building renewable energy priority * * * NTPC, the largest thermal power generation company in India, is a transition leader in India's electricity sector, a new IEEFA briefing note has found. Entitled NTPC spearheads electricity sector transition in India, the briefing note reviews NTPC' progress   more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Update: Argentina's Financial Crisis Offers Chance to Rethink National Energy Plan
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Strategy could be adjusted to reflect market trends and increased affordability of renewables * * * Argentina's financial crisis presents an opportunity to rethink its national energy plan, which is overly dependent on unconventional ("fracking") oil and gas reserves in Vaca Muerta, Patagonia, according to a briefing note released today by the Institute for Energy  more

Journal of School Health Issues 9 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- 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 nine research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Blended Learning for Sexual Health Education: Evidence Base, Promising Practices, and Potential Challenges * Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training in Schools: Impact of Legislation on the Future of School  more

MetroHealth System: Journalist, Policy Expert Joe Frolik Joins MetroHealth
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The MetroHealth System issued the following news release: * * * - Named Senior Vice President, Communications, Government and Community Relations * * * Veteran journalist Joe Frolik, one of the most distinguished and respected communications professionals in the region, has been named MetroHealth's Senior Vice President, Communications, Government and Community Relations. Frolik will lead MetroHealth's communications efforts and strategy at an extraordinary momen  more

National Corn Growers Association: Preserving Water Quality and Quantity a Key Priority for Corn States
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Sept. 13 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: State and NCGA staff who deal with environmental and sustainability issues like water quality met in Colorado this week to discuss efforts by farmers to assure both the quality and quantity of water society will need in the future. The Water Quality Working Group, representing 11 states from Ohio to Colorado, discussed successes and compared notes on challenges farmers face as they increase sustai  more

National Science Foundation Issues Extension to Battelle to Operate the National Ecological Observatory Network
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Battelle has been awarded an extension to the cooperative agreement allowing it to continue operating the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) for the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the beginning of fiscal year 2022. The recommendation to issue the optional extension was made by NSF Director Dr. France Cordova to the National Science Board, the body t  more

NIST, University of Dayton Professor Recipients of 2019 OSA Diversity & Inclusion Recognition
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 -- The Optical Society issued the following news release: The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce that both Dr. Jay Mathews, associate professor of physics at the University of Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A., and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have received the 2019 OSA Diversity and Inclusion Recognition. The recognition honors the outstanding dedication and accomplishments of OSA members, companies or institutions that exemplify and celebra  more

Ohio Environmental Council: Statement on Repeal of Clean Water Rule
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following news release: The Ohio Environmental Council called on the U.S. EPA today to restore the Clean Water Rule to protect the health and safety of all Ohioans and families across the country. The Administration's action repeals the 2015 Clean Water Rule, weakening protections for clean water and leaving in place outdated and insufficient guidance. The Administration's weak and unscientific proposed replacement for the 2  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Arnold Takes Role With Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Glen Arnold of Ottawa is serving on the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau's delegates during the state annual meeting in December. In its initial session, the committee heard from government leaders, subje  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Badger Takes Role With Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Amanda Badger of Lewisburg is serving on the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau's delegates during the state annual meeting in December. In its initial session, the committee heard from government leaders,   more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Bell Takes Role With Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Matt Bell of Zanesville is serving on the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau's delegates during the state annual meeting in December. In its initial session, the committee heard from government leaders, sub  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Bensman Takes Role With Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Mike Bensman of Sidney is serving on the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau's delegates during the state annual meeting in December. In its initial session, the committee heard from government leaders, subje  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Boyert Takes Role With Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Mike Boyert of Seville is serving on the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau's delegates during the state annual meeting in December. In its initial session, the committee heard from government leaders, subj  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Boysel Takes Role With Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Veronica Boysel of Hilliard is serving on the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau's delegates during the state annual meeting in December. In its initial session, the committee heard from government leaders,  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Brunner Takes Role With Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Steve Brunner of Beaver is serving on the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau's delegates during the state annual meeting in December. In its initial session, the committee heard from government leaders, sub  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Burch Takes Role With Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Danielle Burch of Salem is serving on the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau's delegates during the state annual meeting in December. In its initial session, the committee heard from government leaders, sub  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Burkett Takes Role With Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Frank Burkett III of Massillon is serving on the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau's delegates during the state annual meeting in December. In its initial session, the committee heard from government leade  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Cultivating a Cure Sets Attendance, Fundraising Records
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 11 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: The 9th annual Cultivating a Cure, an event created to support cancer treatment and prevention research, welcomed a record 375 attendees and collected over $116,000 for the OSUCCC James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Cultivating a Cure was started in 2011 by former Ohio Farm Bureau President Brent Porteus and his daughters to support their passion for breast cancer research, cancer pr  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Farm Bureau Committee Lays Groundwork for Future Policy Votes
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Twenty Ohio Farm Bureau leaders are serving on the 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Policy Development Committee. The committee collects and organizes public policy recommendations from county Farm Bureaus and presents the final policy suggestions to be voted on by Ohio Farm Bureau's delegates during the state annual meeting in December. In its initial session, the committee heard from government lea  more

OhioHealth Mansfield Home Care Services Relocate to Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ohio, Sept. 12 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: * * * - Expanded office space improves comfort for associates and enhances in-home care available to patients * * * OhioHealth Mansfield Home Care (Home Health and Hospice) has relocated to Lexington in a move that will improve comfort for associates and enhance the comprehensive care services available to patients at home. The renovated space is located at 50 Industrial Drive in Lexington and expands OhioHealth's pr  more

Patricia Gallagher Newberry Sworn in as 103rd President of Society of Professional Journalists
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 9 -- The Society of Professional Journalists issued the following news: Patricia Gallagher Newberry became the 103rd president of the Society of Professional Journalists during the President's Installation Banquet at the 2019 Excellence in Journalism conference in San Antonio. Newberry worked as a business reporter, editor and columnist for 10 newspapers in seven states during her 15 years in the newspaper industry and continues to occasionally write freelance pieces.  more

Public Budgeting & Finance Journal Issues 4 Research Articles in Fall 2019 Edition
MEDFORD, Massachusetts, Sept. 12 -- Public Budgeting and Finance, a journal that says it serves as a forum for the communication of research and experiences on all facets of government finance and provides exchange between research from universities, private and nonprofit research institutes, practitioners in public financial markets, government agencies and the experience of those who practice government budgeting and finance, published four research articles on the following topics in its Fall  more

School Bus Driver Hits AFSCME Union With Federal Lawsuit for Seizing Dues in Violation of Her First Amendment Rights
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release: A school bus driver for the Ripley Union Lewis Huntington School District has filed a federal lawsuit against the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE) after union officials ordered the school district to seize union dues from her paycheck in violation of her First Amendment rights. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio w  more

The American Ceramic Society Announces Students Selected as PACK Fellows
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- The American Ceramic Society issued the following news: The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is pleased to announce that five outstanding students have been selected as recipients of a prestigious PACK Fellowship. The students are: Daniel Fortino (Penn State University), Jack Hayden (Penn State University), George Kotsonis (Penn State University), Alexei Matyushov (Northeastern University), and Ryan Thackston (University of Houston). The PACK Fellowship, a collabo  more

Turnaround Management Association is Pleased to Welcome a New Chapter in Cincinnati, OH
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 11 -- The Turnaround Management Association issued the following news: Turnaround Management Association (TMA) welcomes a new chapter, TMA Cincinnati, into our growing, global organization. A diverse group of professionals in the turnaround, restructuring, and corporate renewal industries in the Cincinnati area voted to become TMA's newest chapter on September 11, 2019. Pending expected Board approval, TMA now has two chapters in Ohio: Cleveland and Cincinnati, and a to  more

United Soccer Coaches: Nineteen New Teams Enter Latest High School Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 10 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and USA Today High School Sports released the latest boys and girls regular season soccer polls in the USA TODAY/United Soccer Coaches Super 25 Fall Rankings. In all, 19 new teams entered the polls this week, 10 on the boys' side and nine in the girls' poll. The top five in the boys' poll remained the same with St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. continuing to hold down the top spot and Me  more

Who Will Win This Summer's EcoWatchers' Choice Award? Vote Now!
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- EcoWatch issued the following news: On June 26, EcoWatch launched its "Best of Summer" Photo Contest. Throughout the summer, we've been receiving submissions from EcoWatchers, and we've been giving readers the opportunity to vote for their favorite image. Our EcoWatchers have determined their favorite photos for July and August, featured below! Now it's time to vote on your favorite summer photo! Vote below and let us know which photo you think should win our EcoWa  more