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State Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 57 items )  

American Electric Power Names Garcia to Board of Directors
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- American Electric Power Corp. issued the following news release: Art A. Garcia, recently retired executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ryder System Inc., has been elected to the American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) Board of Directors. "Art brings significant strategic and financial expertise to our board, including experience developing and executing corporate growth strategies, driving efficiencies and managing changes brought on by technological t  more

As President Comes to Ohio, Farmers and Workers Call Out Trump's Failed Policies and Broken Promises
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 20 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: As Donald Trump comes to western Ohio this weekend, Ohio farmers and workers are calling out the president's broken promises and failed policies, which have hurt manufacturing and the agricultural industry, while benefiting the wealthy, including the Australian billionaire (and Mar-a-Lago member) who owns the company Trump will visit. From Ohio Farmers Union President Joe Logan: Since [Trump's] election, agricult  more

Babcock and Wilcox SPIG Awarded Contract to Supply Sea Water Cooling Towers for Project in Bahrain
BARBERTON, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- Babcock and Wilcox Enterprises issued the following news release: SPIG S.p.A. (SPIG), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., has been awarded a contract to supply a sea water cooling tower to SEPCOIII for the Al Dur Phase II Independent Water and Power Project in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Al Dur Phase II is a 1,500-megawatt, combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant with a desalination component capable of producing up to 50 million gallons of fresh water  more

Bowling Green State University Ranks No. 3 for Teaching Quality Among America's Public Universities
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Sept. 11 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Bowling Green State University has again been recognized as one of the best universities in the country for teaching quality by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. BGSU ranks No. 3 among all public universities in the country, placing it in the top one percent of the more than 800 U.S. colleges and universities analyzed. The study defines quality of teaching by "how well it manage  more

Cintas Issues Financials for First Quarter of 2019
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- Cintas, a provider of entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services, issued the following news release: Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq:CTAS) today announced that it will release fiscal year 2020 first quarter results on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, after the market closes. The Company will conduct a conference call to discuss the financial results. A live webcast   more

City of Cleveland Helps Bring Army Precision Parachute Demonstration Team to Luke Easter Park Sept. 20
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- The city of Cleveland issued the following news release: The City of Cleveland's Luke Easter Park will serve as a host site for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Team's tandem parachute jump demonstrations. The event is Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. In coordination with the John Carroll University Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), the parachute team will perform nine tandem demonstration jumps out of an aircraft. The specially designed p  more

City of Columbus Maintains Highest Possible Triple a Bond Rating
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther issued the following news release: The City of Columbus has again earned credit ratings of Aaa/AAA/AAA -- the highest possible credit ratings from Moody's Investors Service, S&P Global Ratings, and Fitch Ratings, respectively. Bond ratings are a method of evaluating relative credit risk and are issued before a government can issue bonds to finance major capital projects and neighborhood improvements. High ratings let the City borrow a  more

Cleveland Clinic, Louisiana State University's Pennington Biomedical Research Center to Host Cleveland Clinic's 14th Annual Obesity Summit
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, Sept. 19 -- The Louisiana State University's Pennington Biomedical Research Center issued the following news release: CLEVELAND, OHIO AND BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA -- Cleveland Clinic and LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center will host Cleveland Clinic's 14th Annual Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Disease Summit (DOCS) on Sept. 26 and 27 in Cleveland and Baton Rouge. "Now in its 14th year, the summit has expanded its scope to focus on diabetes and cardiovascula  more

Cleveland Mayor Jackson, Health and Human Services Chair Griffin and Cleveland Public Health Advises Against Use of E-Cigarettes and Other Vaping Device
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson issued the following news release: Due to the nationwide outbreak of severe lung disease in those who use e-cigarette or "vaping" devices, the Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising against the use of these products. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers 380 cases of lung disease associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping, as confirmed or probable in 36 states and the U.S. Virgin Isl  more

Columbus Mayor Ginther Awarded Competitive Grant to Create Financial Empowerment Strategy for Women and Families
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther issued the following news release: The City of Columbus wants to provide women and families a pathway out of poverty. In July 2019, the City received a $20,000 CityStart grant from Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) to create a sustainable roadmap for financial stability and empowerment. Columbus' application was submitted jointly by the Columbus Women's Commission, on behalf of the Mayor's office, and Columbus City Coun  more

Cuyahoga County: $1.2 Million in Loans Support Construction of More Than 100 Affordable Housing Units
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- Cuyahoga County issued the following news release: Cuyahoga County is continuing its commitment to the Federal HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME). The County has awarded a $450,000 affordable HOME loan to La Villa Hispana to assist with the construction of four single family homes that will be available to families at or below 60 percent of the area median income. The project will be developed on vacant lots formerly held by the Cleveland or Cuyahoga land ba  more

Dinsmore and Shohl: Governor Justice Appoints Dinsmore's Anna Dailey to West Virginia Industrial Council
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce partner Anna Dailey has been appointed by Governor Jim Justice to the West Virginia Industrial Council, subject to the advice and consent of the West Virginia Senate. The West Virginia Industrial Council is a five-member statutory body that, among other duties, establishes guidelines and policies for the effective administration of the workers' compensati  more

Dinsmore Named Among Top Law Firms for Women by Women Inc. Magazine
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is proud to announce it has been named to Women Inc. Magazine's Top 100 Law Firms for Women list. The list celebrates firms that value female representation and leadership and was compiled with data including recognitions, recruitment, community outreach, firm prominence, and more. At the time the list was created, Dinsmore was comprised of 26 percent female partners and 45 per  more

Dinsmore's John D. Mackewich Selected for Leadership Detroit
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce John D. Mackewich has been named to the 2020 Leadership Detroit class. The class showcases 70 leaders across Southeast Michigan who aim to create awareness and bring positive change to their communities. At Dinsmore, Mackewich represents domestic and international companies and individuals in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions,   more

Dinsmore's Nita Hanson Announced as Pro Bono Service Award Recipient
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Nita Hanson, a litigation associate in Dinsmore & Shohl LLP's Columbus office, has been announced among this year's Pro Bono Award recipients from the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Columbus Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Foundation. She will receive the honor on Oct. 24, during the ABA National Pro Bono Celebration Week. The associations give out six pro bono awards annually to the people an  more

E.W. Scripps: 'Case Cleared' Wins Online Journalism Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: "Case Cleared," a joint investigation from Newsy, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica, is the recipient of the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award from the Online News Association (ONA). The Online Journalism Awards are administered by ONA and are the only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism. R  more

Eastman Experts to Discuss Increased Efficiency in Tire Production
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- Eastman Chemical issued the following news release: * * * - Talks Are Scheduled at The International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland, Oct. 8-10. * * * In today's challenging business environment, tire makers can't afford to be wasteful. That's why Fred Ignatz-Hoover, a technology fellow at Eastman, will stress energy savings and improved manufacturing efficiency during his talk at the International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland in October. "Profitability isn't  more

Federal Health Policy Advisor Aaliyah K. Eaves Joins Dinsmore & Shohl
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 20 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Aaliyah K. Eaves has joined Dinsmore & Shohl LLP as partner of counsel with the health care practice group. She brings with her more than a decade of experience as a health care mediator in the U.S. Veterans Health Administration and U.S. Department of Defense medical system and as a policy advisor for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In both Europe and the U.S., Eaves has focused on the fede  more

FirstEnergy Corp. Declares Unchanged Common Stock Dividend
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- FirstEnergy issued the following news release: The Board of Directors of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today declared an unchanged quarterly dividend of 38 cents per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend will be payable December 1, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 7, 2019. FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest inves  more

GE's F110 Engine Surpasses 10 Million Flight Hours
EVENDALE, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- G.E. Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, issued the following news release: GE Aviation's F110 family of engines surpassed 10 million flight hours this month. Backed by a continuous infusion of new technology, the F110 remains the engine of choice around the world. It powers almost 70 percent of today's most advanced U.S. Air Force F-16C/D aircraft, as well as 86 percent of F-15s delivered globally in the last 15 years. "Variants of our F110 engine family ha  more

Gov. Carney and 14 Governors Urge Congress to Act on Harmful Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
WILMINGTON, Delaware, Sept. 19 -- Gov. John C. Carney, D-Delaware, issued the following news release: * * * - Letter Expresses Need to Address Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Contamination * * * Governor John Carney and the Governors of Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin issued a letter to the leadership of both the House and Senate Armed Services Com  more

Hiram College: Climate Activist, Hip-Hop Artist to Deliver 2019 Bissell Symposium
HIRAM, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- Hiram College issued the following news: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful voice for the global youth-led environmental movement, will be the featured speaker at the 2019 Howard Seymour Bissell and Robert Kenyon Bissell Symposium. Focused on addressing the social and environmental challenges of our time, the lecture, Imaginary Borders, will be held on Monday, Sept. 30 in Hayden Auditorium in the College's Bates Hall beginning at 7:30  more

Hylant Named in Business Insurance's Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Hylant Group, a brokerage firm, issued the following news release: Hylant today announced it has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. "Our employees are family, and we are committed to developing strong personal relationships throughout the organization," said President Bill Pr  more

Illinois State Rep. Hernandez Appointed to Firearm Public Awareness Task Force
AURORA, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The Illinois House Democrats issued the following news on behalf of Illinois State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora: In recognition of her ongoing efforts to combat gun-related deaths in Illinois, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, was recently appointed to the bipartisan House Firearm Public Awareness Task Force. "The issue of gun violence has continued to plague our communities with very little work done in Washington to combat it," said Hernandez. "The mos  more

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Issues Weekly Hearing Schedule for Sept. 16-20
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 17 -- The Indiana Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission issued the following weekly hearing schedule: Monday, September 16, 2019 There are no hearings scheduled for today. Tuesday, September 17, 2019 CAUSE NO.: 44147-GCA2 ALJ: POPE TIME: 9:30 A.M. ROOM: PNC, Room 224 APPLICATION OF OHIO VALLEY GAS CORPORATION AND OHIO VALLEY GAS, INC. FOR APPROVAL OF A GAS COST ADJUSTMENT PURSUANT TO INDIANA CODE 8-1-2-42 TO BE APPLICABLE DURING THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER, NOVEMBE  more

Launch of Kiva Cleveland to Fuel Economic Growth Through Early Stage Business Investment
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- The city of Cleveland issued the following news release: Kiva Cleveland officially launches September 20, bringing crowdfunded microloans to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Cleveland area. This initiative has been brought to the city through a partnership with the City of Cleveland, The Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI) and Kiva. "Small businesses are important to Cleveland's economy; by providing small business owners with acc  more

Marietta College: Education Department Receives $224,000 Ohio Deans Compact Grant
MARIETTA, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Gone are the days when students with special needs are separated from the general education classroom on a full-time basis. Educators at Marietta College say that's a good thing and they are training the next generation of teachers to educate children of all abilities in the same classroom. Marietta College's Education Department recently learned it was the recipient of an Ohio Deans Compact award. The college wil  more

Michigan Gov. Whitmer, 14 Governors Send Bipartisan Letter to Senate & House Armed Services Committee Addressing PFAS Contamination in FY2020 NDAA
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 19 -- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, D-Michigan, issued the following news release: Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Governor John Carney of Delaware, Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio, Governor Tony Evers of Wisconsin, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico , Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia, Governor Phil Scott of Vermont, Governor Chris Sununu of New Hamps  more

Nationwide and BlueVine Announce Finalists in $100,000 'Pitch To Win' Contest
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance issued the following news release: * * * - Seven Small Business Finalists to Compete in Pitch Event at Nationwide's * * * Columbus, OH/Redwood City, CA - Access to sufficient capital is critical for small business owners looking to take their companies to the next level. After sifting through thousands of applications from across the country, Nationwide and BlueVine have selected seven small businesses to compete as finalists in the "P  more

Nationwide Mutual Insurance: The Housing Cycle is Likely Past Its Peak, But Market Outlook Remains Positive
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance issued the following news release: Data from the latest Health of Housing Markets Report (HoHM Report) from Nationwide Economics says that, while housing fundamentals are still in good shape, existing home sales are likely in year two of a downward trend. The peak in housing activity for this cycle was in early 2017, as measured by single-family existing home sales relative to total households, and this peak was the weakest in absolute ter  more

Nationwide Retains Maryland Teachers & State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance issued the following news release: * * * - New Contract Extends Nationwide's Longest-Running Retirement Plan Relationship for Up to 6 Years * * * Nationwide's retirement plans business is pleased to announce its continued partnership with the Maryland Teachers & State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans (MSRP) deferred compensation plans for another five years, with a one-year renewal option. Nationwide is the nation's leading1 prov  more

Ohio A.G. Issues Opinion on Mahoning County Prosecuting Attorney
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following opinion (No. 2019-031): To: Paul J. Gains, Mahoning County Prosecuting Attorney, Administration Building, 6th Floor, 21 West Boardman Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503 Dear Prosecutor Gains: You have requested an opinion regarding the responsibilities of a non-charter county to pay the salary and contribute to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) on behalf of a county employee while that employee is o  more

Ohio Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award With Distinction
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: A recent financial audits of the following entity by Auditor of State Keith Faber has returned a clean audit report. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. - City of Heath (Licking County) - Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (Summit County) "Excellent financial reporting leads to savings for taxpayers," Auditor Faber said. "This award honors the l  more

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch Anglers Have More Great News
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued the following news: Preliminary results from surveys in the western basin of Lake Erie indicate more great news for Ohio anglers, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. For the second straight year, Ohio's data points to an exceptional walleye hatch, the second-highest in the history of the survey, and the yellow perch hatch was also strong, well above its long-term average.   more

Ohio EPA Announces Meetings to Discuss State Solid Waste Management Plan
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Ohio EPA will hold a series of hearings over the next few weeks, providing the public an opportunity to comment on proposed updates to the state plan that establishes waste reduction and recycling goals for Ohio and the state's 52 solid waste management districts. The main purpose of the state plan is to help protect the environment by reducing Ohio's reliance on using solid waste landfill fa  more

Ohio House Democrats Visit Critical Dam Facility Preventing Spread of Asian Carp
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information: * * * - Members of Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus tour Brandon Road Lock and Dam * * * State Reps. Kent Smith (D-Euclid), John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake), Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) and Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon) toured the critical Brandon Road Lock and Dam complex in Joliet, Illinois, on Friday with 25 other members of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus. Brandon Road Lock and Dam   more

Ohio Secretary of State LaRose to Announce Strong Business Filing Numbers for August 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued the following news release: Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose today announced 10,812 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in August. With over 90,000 new business entities filing to do business this year alone, Ohio continues to be well ahead of last year's record breaking pace. "As I travel around our state, entrepreneurs often comment on Ohio's strong business climate," said LaRose. "It's up to us to work every d  more

Ohio Secretary of State LaRose: Military and Overseas Voting Begins Today
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 20 -- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued the following news release: Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced voting for military and overseas voters begins today, Friday, September 20, 2019 for the upcoming General Election scheduled for November 5, 2019. The full, detailed and interactive 2019 elections calendar is available online. (opens in a new window) Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot m  more

Ohio State Rep. Sweeney Reveals New Errors In Sec. LaRose's Ongoing Voter Purge
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney, D-Cleveland: * * * - Thousands of qualified voters purged from the rolls in error over the weekend * * * State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) today revealed that a faulty list compiled by the Secretary of State's office has caused thousands of voters to be purged from the voter rolls. The problem was discovered through public records requests. "I am watch  more

Ohio State Reps. Lepore-Hagan, Boyd Introduce Domestic Violence Prevention Legislation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, and Janine Boyd, D-Cleveland Heights: * * * - House Bill 335 assists victims by requiring firearm surrender * * * State Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) and Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) today introduced House Bill (HB) 335 that would protect victims of domestic abuse and first responders by requiring anyone subject to a temporary ci  more

Ohio State University: Meatballs Might Wreck Anti-Cancer Perks of Tomato Sauce
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 17 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study finds twofold decrease in lycopene uptake with iron supplement * * * Eating your tomato sauce with meatballs piled on top could have a surprising downside, new research suggests. Some of the anti-cancer benefits of tomatoes, specifically those from a compound called lycopene, could disappear when they're eaten with iron-rich foods, according to a new study from The Ohio State Univ  more

Ohio State University: Researchers Find Way to Study Proteins Moving (Relatively) Slowly
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 21 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - The discovery will allow views of interactions never before seen * * * Proteins are the workhorses of our bodies. They keep our organs functioning. They regulate our cells. They are the targets for medications that treat a number of diseases, including cancers and neurological diseases. Proteins need to move in order to function, but scientists still know very little about such motions a  more

Ohio State University: Water May Be Scarce for New Power Plants in Asia
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 20 [TNSmaterialsresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study finds climate change, increased demand could limit available resources * * * Climate change and over-tapped waterways could leave developing parts of Asia without enough water to cool power plants in the near future, new research indicates. The study found that existing and planned power plants that burn coal for energy could be vulnerable. The work was published today in the jo  more

Ohio Wesleyan University: 2020 Best Colleges
DELAWARE, Ohio, Sept. 9 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - Ohio Wesleyan Rises in New U.S. News & World Report Rankings * * * Ohio Wesleyan University moves up in two categories in U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the nation's 2020 Best Colleges released today. According to the magazine, Ohio Wesleyan is ranked at: * 92 among the nation's "Best National Liberal Arts Colleges," up three spots from 2019. The ranking is OWU's highest in this category   more

Pillsbury Advises Gordon Pointe Acquisition on $390 Million Deal to Establish Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company
NEW YORK, Sept. 17 -- Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a law firm, issued the following news release: A team of Pillsbury lawyers has advised Gordon Pointe Acquisition Corp. ("GPAQ") on its announced business combination with HOF Village, LLC to create a premier sports, entertainment and media enterprise surrounding the prestigious Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The transaction, valued at $390 million, is expected to close in Q4 2019. The newly combined company will be called Hall o  more

R. Scott Rash Named President and CEO of the Wright State University Foundation
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- Wright State University issued the following news: By Kim Patton The Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees announced the appointment of R. Scott Rash, CFRE, as president and CEO. Rash will be charged with reshaping the future of the Wright State University Foundation and leading it to new levels of success. He will advance strategies for growth, build the endowment, work with valued partners while developing new partnerships and relationships, and discov  more

Reporters Committee and Scripps Appoint First E.W. Scripps Fellow for Press Freedom
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has appointed Shannon Jankowski its first E.W. Scripps Fellow for Press Freedom. The two-year fellowship, established through the support of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), focuses on supporting local enterprise and investigative journalism, including bolstering access to public records and encouraging greater government transparency  more

Scripps Closes Acquisition of Eight TV Stations From Nexstar-Tribune Merger Divestitures
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has closed its acquisition of eight television stations in seven markets divested from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) transaction with Tribune Media (NYSE: TRCO). The acquisition grows the Scripps local television station footprint to 60 stations in 42 markets, making it the nation's fourth-largest independent broadcaster with a reach o  more

Students Can Showcase Technology Skills at Annual Goodyear Innovation Challenge
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Goodyear Tire and Rubber issued the following news release: As part of its continuing drive to deliver future mobility solutions, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is again sponsoring a competition at Case Western Reserve University's Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box], a world-class center for innovation and entrepreneurship. The competition, titled Goodyear Innovation Challenge, serves as a platform for graduate students across the U.S. to showcase thei  more

SUNY-Polytechnic Institute Professor Awarded $2.1M By Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy for Collaborative Next-Gen Power Electronics Integrated Circuits R&D
ALBANY, New York, Sept. 16 -- The State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Fabrication of the Devices for High-Performance Energy Applications Will Use SUNY Poly's State-of-the-Art Capabilities and Support Students' Hands-on Education * * * SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) announced that Associate Professor of Nanoengineering Dr. Woongje Sung has received $2,103,000 in total funding from the Department of Energy's Advanced Research  more

UC Health Raises Minimum Wage for All Employees
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- U.C. Health, a network of hospitals operated by the University of Cincinnati, issued the following news release: UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, has announced that it will raise the minimum wage for all employees to $14 per hour beginning in January. "At UC Health, we are proud of the work our employees and clinicians do to care for others. We know our employees have a choice about where they work - and together we share in the responsibili  more

UC Health Receives Environmentally Preferred Sourcing Award From Vizient
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- U.C. Health, a network of hospitals operated by the University of Cincinnati, issued the following news release: UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, has been named a top performer in the Environmentally Preferred Sourcing Excellence Award category by Vizient, Inc. UC Health was the top performer among Vizient members in the complex care medical center cohort and was recognized for making a positive contribution to human and environmental health  more

University of Cincinnati Speech-Language Researcher Awarded NIH Grant
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 21 [TNSgrantsresearch] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - CAHS professor Karla Washington received the grant for her international work to improve diagnosis of speech production disorders in multilingual children * * * The University of Cincinnati received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the speech of bilingual children who speak English and Jamaican Creole. Karla Washington, director of the Pediatric Language,   more

University of Cincinnati Study: Losing Species Means Losing Community
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 21 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - In the journal Science, UC paleontologist explains how ice age mammals interacted far more than than today's species * * * Many animals at risk of extinction today are among the biggest: whales, elephants, rhinos, giraffes. And their loss could have a more profound impact than we realize, according to new research by the University of Cincinnati. UC paleontologist Joshua Mille  more

University of Toledo: Toxic Algae May Be More Dangerous for People With Pre-Existing Conditions
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 20 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: Toxins produced during harmful algal blooms may be more harmful to people than previously known. Researchers at The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences sought out to examine how microcystin might affect individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a widespread condition that is frequently asymptomatic. They found the toxin can significantly amplify the diseas  more

Western Illinois University Announces $10 Million Bio-Fuel Federal Research Grant
MACOMB, Illinois, Sept. 19 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture announced today that Agriculture Professor Win Phippen is the recipient of a $10 million federal grant to investigate the use of the alternative crop, Pennycress, as a new cash cover crop in the Midwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant will allow Phippen to further re  more

Wright State University: College of Engineering & Computer Science Named Leader in Inclusive Excellence
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Wright State University issued the following news: The Wright State University College of Engineering and Computer Science has been named among the nation's academic leaders in inclusive excellence by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The college was among schools receiving a Bronze Level Award, the highest honor given in the inaugural ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. "I want to commend you for your progress and thank you very much for your supp  more