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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 28 items )  

$14.2 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Ohio
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to three discretionary grants for Head Start services in Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Preble, Shelby, and Van Wert counties, Ohio. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $14,181,965. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county,   more

$2.2 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Ohio
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award a discretionary grant for Head Start services in Erie and Huron counties, Ohio. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $2,181,596. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school districts; private, public an  more

$2.6 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Ross County, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- 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 Ross County, Ohio. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $2,591,583. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school districts; private, public and s  more

$4 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Ohio
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- 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 Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Williams counties, Ohio. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $4,034,864. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; indepe  more

$5.5 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Lucas County, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- 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 Lucas County, Ohio. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $5,466,919. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school districts; private, public and   more

$7.9 Million Funding Available for Head Start Services in Mahoning County, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families announced that it expects to award up to three discretionary grants for Head Start services in Mahoning County, Ohio. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $7,862,062. The agency said the grant was associated with income security and social services. The funding is open to state, county, city, township governments; independent school districts; private, public  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate Welcomes New Director
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Holly Jordan A new leader has taken the helm at the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate, as Dr. Michael Gregg officially assumed the role of director on Sept. 3, 2019. Gregg takes over for acting director Col. Tim West, who is returning to his position as deputy director after nearly a year in the top role. Although new to the directorate, Gregg is no stranger to AFRL.   more

Air Force Research Laboratory Team Invents Cargo Aircraft Tire Change Tool
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Donna Lindner How many airmen does it take to change a cargo aircraft tire? Too many, according to J.D. Bales, Air Force Research Laboratory and Junior Force Warfighter Operations team member of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. The 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, part of the Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, California, who maintain the U. S. Air Force's largest aircra  more

Airman Perseveres Through Injuries Determined to Run Air Force Marathon
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Fully dedicated to training for the Air Force Marathon, Staff Sgt. Kyle Hipol hit a road block along the way after suffering an injury, but there was no stopping his determination that he would go over, under and around that road block in order to cross that finish line come Sept. 21. Training since April, Hipol completely committed himself to run the full marathon by followin  more

CFTC Charges Former Head of International Binary Options Scheme With $10 Million Fraud
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following enforcement news release: The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed a civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, charging Jared J. Davis of Ohio with fraud relating to a global binary options business he created and operated. The complaint charges that from at least July 2012 through at least June 2016, Davis fraudulently solicited and accepted at least $1  more

Corps of Engineers Awards Contract for Cleveland Harbor West Breakwater
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District awarded a $5.9 million contract to Kososing Construction out of Cheboygan, Michigan, Aug. 27 to repair a damaged portion of the Cleveland Harbor West Breakwater in Cleveland, Ohio. The contractor is anticipated to begin work during fall 2019, which will include construction of steel sheet pile walls and repairs to the concrete cap. This constru  more

County Court Sentences Ohio Roofing Contractor to 3 Years in Prison for Ignoring Safety Hazards Leading to Employee's Fatal Fall
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: An Ohio county court has sentenced Jim Coon - a roofing contractor based in Akron, Ohio - to prison after he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 39-year-old employee who fell from a three-story roof while working without required fall protection in November 2017. The court's action follows an investigation by the U.S. Department of Lab  more

DLA: Ohio Airmen Celebrate 72 Years of Aerial Support
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: The senior Air Force officer in command of The Ohio State University's Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps highlighted the Defense Federal Community's 72nd Air Force birthday Sept. 18 at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Operations Center Auditorium. Col. Kevin Cullen, the university's professor of aerospace studies, delivered the keynote address to a crowd of acti  more

EPA and Ohio Propose Steubenville Area Now Meets Federal Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 20 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio EPA announced their proposal to formally redesignate the Ohio portion of the Steubenville area to attainment of the most recent federal air quality standard for sulfur dioxide. Recent air monitoring data show the area now meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide in addition to all other federal air  more

FCC Media Bureau Issues Memorandum on Vearl Pennington
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau issued the following memorandum opinion and order: In the Matter of Vearl Pennington DW05CB, Burlington, Ohio, DW06BC, Mount Sterling, Kentucky, DW10BM, Morehead, Kentucky Facility ID No. 69843 File No. BLTVL-19941019JA Facility ID No. 69842 File No. BLTVL-19900102IF Facility ID No. 69839 File No. BLTVL-19900102IG MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER Adopted: September 18, 2019 Released: September 19, 2019 By the Com  more

N.J. U.S. Attorney: Ohio Man Arrested For Orchestrating $10M Dollar Scheme to Defraud Health Care Benefit Programs
NEWARK, New Jersey, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: An Ohio man was arrested today for his role in a large-scale, multi-level marketing scheme to defraud private and federally funded health care benefit programs of at least $10 million through the submission of claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions for compounded medications, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Kent Courtheyn, 35, of Kent, Ohio, own  more

NORAD Air Defense Exercise Planned for Central Indiana and Western Ohio
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado, Sept. 17 -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command issued the following news release: North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct an air defense exercise on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the airspace between Richmond, Indiana and Toledo, Ohio. The exercise will occur between noon and 2 p.m. eastern. NORAD F-16 and Civil Air Patrol C-182 aircraft will participate in the exercise. Some portions of the exercise may be visible from the ground. If weather   more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Holmes County Company Fined More Than $165,000 Refusing to Allow FDA Investigators to Inspect Its Facilities
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio issued the following news release: A Holmes County company that advertised it manufactured tinctures, salves and herbal formulas was fined more than $165,000 for refusing to allow FDA investigators to inspect its facilities. Precision Herbs LLC was ordered to pay a fine of $166,965 -- which represented the profits of their business after they refused FDA Inspection. Original Design Wellness was fined  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Shaker Heights Man Indicted Violations Related to Improperly Operating an Incinerator
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio issued the following news release: A Shaker Heights man was indicted in federal court for violations related to improperly operating an incinerator. Anthony Gray, 63, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. According to the indictment: Gray was the co-owner of Lomack Drum Company (LDC), also known as L. Gray Barrel & Drum and Gray Container LLC. The company was located  more

President Donald J. Trump Is Celebrating Our Long and Steadfast Friendship With Australia
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 -- The White House issued the following fact sheet: CELEBRATING A FRIENDSHIP: President Donald J. Trump is reaffirming and strengthening the long-standing partnership between the United States and Australia. * President Trump is welcoming Prime Minister Morrison of Australia to the White House to celebrate our countries' close friendship and shared history. - Our nations are reaffirming our common vision for global peace, security, and prosperity. * President Trump is ad  more

Secretary DeVos Continues 2019 Back to School Tour in Cleveland to Highlight Innovative Education Options Meeting the Needs of Local Students
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following media advisory: Event Date 1: September 17, 2019 - 2:45pm Event Date 2: September 17, 2019 - 5:00pm U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continues her 2019 Back-to-School tour in Cleveland on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The Secretary will first visit Great Lakes Science Center, where community partnerships drive a series of future STEM workforce development programs in advanced manufacturing and in emerging technolo  more

Secretary DeVos Continues Back to School Tour for a Second Day in Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following media advisory: Event Date 1: September 18, 2019 - 8:30am Event Date 2: September 18, 2019 - 10:30am On day three of her 2019 Back-to-School tour, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will spend a second day in Cleveland to visit E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs Campus and tour Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C(R)). At Cliffs, the Secretary will learn more about the school's innovative teaching methods includin  more

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale to Receive $40,011 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it intends to award a $40,011 cooperative agreement to the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale for hydroacoustic survey of bighead and silver carp in Ohio River. The agency description of the grant states: "Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (SIUC) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) will cooperatively assess relative abundance and biomass of bighead and silver car  more

The Corps of Engineers Awards Lorain Breakwater Repair Contract
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District is excited to announce a $2.1 million contract for repairs to the Lorain breakwater, located in Lake Erie in the Port of Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio. The contract was awarded on September 9, 2019 to Great Lakes Dock and Materials, LLC, from Muskegon, Michigan. Construction will start and be completed during 2020. "I am pleased to see that the A  more

U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Auto Parts Manufacturer Reach Settlement Agreement to Abate Hazards at Franklin, Ohio, Plant
FRANKLIN, Ohio, Sept. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Faurecia Emissions Control Systems NA LLC have reached an agreement that calls for the auto parts manufacturer - based in Franklin, Ohio - to abate hazards cited by OSHA in July 2019 and to pay penalties of $188,329. The company will remain in OSHA's Severe Violator Enfo  more

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Roofing Contractor for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards
DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Roofs by Antonio LLC - based in Dayton, Ohio - for exposing employees to fall hazards while they installed shingles on a sloped roof in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company faces penalties of $159,118 for repeatedly violating OSHA's fall protection standards. OSHA inspecto  more

W.Va. U.S. Attorney's Office Celebrates First Responders
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia, Sept. 16 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, Bill Powell, issued the following news release: Families from across the Ohio Valley will have the chance to see their favorite emergency response, military and construction vehicles up close this weekend, thanks to the United States Attorney's Office, Cabela's, first responders, and other businesses in our community. United States Attorney Bill Powell is proud to announce the fourth "Meet and   more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Wounded Warrior Speaks So Others Can
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: As Air Force suicides trend upward, Wounded Warriors like retired Master Sgt. Adam Boccher are pleading with Airmen through their own stories to share the burden of breaking barriers before barriers break them. "I thought that if I asked for help, I would look weak. I couldn't look weak," said Boccher, Air Force Wounded Warrior Ambassador, echoing fears that may have led some o  more