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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 42 items )  

Akron Community Foundation: GCEF Annual Celebration Supports Student Scholarships
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: On Aug. 1, 2019, the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation hosted its annual celebration, exhALE: Advancing Lived Equality, at the Akron Civic Theatre. The signature event celebrated the fund's impact in the community and showcased its recent grant recipients, including the Millennial Theatre Project, which engages LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented young adults in theater productions. T  more

American Football Coaches Association: Ferris State Stays No. 2 After Big Win At Central Washington
WACO, Texas, Sept. 16 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Ferris State (Mich.) was holding onto a 34-28 lead early in the fourth quarter against Central Washington when the Bulldogs scored three times in a four-minute span to put the game out of reach, winning 62-28. Ferris State keeps their No. 2 ranking in the AFCA Division II Coaches' Top 25 Poll and received one first place vote this week. Valdosta State (Ga.) remains in the top spot after a 48-21 victor  more

Big Lots Announces Fall National Fundraising Campaign Benefitting Nationwide Children's Hospital
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 20 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Big Lots announced today the launch of its fall point-of-sale campaign, "Give Big for Kids" that will benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital. Now through October 27, Big Lots customers can donate $1, $2, $5, or more at checkout. One hundred percent of the dollars raised supports lifesaving research and care at the hospital. This past spring, Big Lots concluded its seventh point-of-sale fundraising cam  more

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Establishes New Short Line Department
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: Following through on actions taken by delegates to the BLET's Fourth National Convention in 2018, BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has authorized the creation of a Short Line Department at the National Division level. The new BLET Short Line Department will expand the union's ability to organize new members throughout the  more

Clearing House: Corporate One Becomes Funding Agent for Credit Unions on TCH's RTP Network
NEW YORK, Sept. 17 -- The Clearing House issued the following news release: COLUMBUS, Ohio and New York - Corporate One Federal Credit Union, a leading wholesale financial services provider to nearly 800 of America's credit unions, has committed to become a Funding Agent for credit unions looking to provide real-time payments capabilities to their members on the RTP(R) network developed by The Clearing House (TCH). Corporate One is the first credit union-specific financial institution to become  more

Cleveland Clinic Ob/Gyn & Women's Health Institute Receives $2 Million Gift to Establish First Endowed Chair for Uterine Cancer Research
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 20 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Gynecologic cancer specialist Robert DeBernardo, M.D., named the Laura J. Fogarty Endowed Chair in Women's Health for Uterine Cancer Research * * * A $2 million gift from a local Lyndhurst couple, Robert J. and Laura J. Fogarty, will help advance innovative uterine cancer research at Cleveland Clinic's Women's Health Institute. The gift establishes the first endowed chair for the Institute: the Laura  more

Cleveland Clinic Opens Local Flu Clinics, Encourages Vaccinations
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Physicians urge everyone six months and older to get vaccinated, ideally by the end of October * * * As flu season nears, Cleveland Clinic is offering flu vaccination clinics at numerous locations across Northeast Ohio. Information on all the clinics, including dates, times and locations, can be found at www.clevelandclinic.org/flu. Infectious disease officials recommend everyone six months and olde  more

Cleveland Clinic Study Finds Drug Abuse-Related Heart Infections Rising at Alarming Rate in the United States
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Drug abuse-related infective endocarditis most common in Midwest * * * Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that drug abuse-related heart infections are increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. The researchers found that all regions across the country have seen an increase of infective endocarditis, with the largest increases in the Midwest. Researchers reviewed nearly one million ho  more

Cleveland Clinic, LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center to Host Cleveland Clinic's 14th Annual Obesity Summit
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Summit focuses on innovative solutions and strategies for diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease management * * * CLEVELAND and BATON ROUGE, La. - 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. The summit - a continuing medical  more

College Football Hall of Famer Howard 'Hopalong' Cassady Passes Away
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 20 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release: * * * - The 1979 inductee from Ohio State was 85. * * * Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, a 1979 College Football Hall of Fame inductee from Ohio State, passed away early Friday morning, Sept. 20, in Tampa, Florida, where he has lived since 1974 with his wife, Barb. The 1955 Heisman Trophy winner and two-time All-American was 85 years old. Cassady rushed for 958 yards and 15 touc  more

EVENT Oct. 17-18, 2019: ESOP Association Ind., Mich. and Ohio/Ky. Chapters Schedules 5th Annual Great Lakes Regional Conference
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The ESOP Association Indiana, Michigan and Ohio/Kentucky Chapters will host its 5th Annual Great Lakes Regional Conference at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Sandusky, Ohio, Oct. 17-18: Agenda and Speakers include: A "HOW TO" GUIDE TO SELLING TO YOUR EMPLOYEES Moderator: James Junker, Pilot Hill Advisors LLC, Rochester, MI Speakers: Jason W. LeRoy, Doeren Mayhew, Troy, MI; Mark Mills, Mills, Potoczak & Co. LLC, Cleveland, OH * * * RECRUITING & INTERVIEWIN  more

EVENT Oct. 2-4, 2019: American School Health Association Schedules School Health Conference
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- The American School Health Association will host the School Health Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 2-4: Keynote topics: One Mission, One Mile: Innovation in Inclusion and Diversity School health professionals are uniquely positioned to change the lives of their students, fellow school health professionals and the broader community. As the demographics of communities we serve continue to shift, so should our commitment to practices and policies t  more

EVENT Oct. 22-23, 2019: National Center For Defense Manufacturing & Machining Schedules America Makes Members Meeting & Exchange
BLAIRSVILLE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 16 -- The National Center For Defense Manufacturing and Machining will host the America Makes Members Meeting and Exchange at the Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, Oct. 22-23: Agenda and speakers: AMNOW is a multi-phased program focused on assisting the U.S. Army in developing a clear transition path of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology within their operations through the benchmarking, development, validation and demonstration of the future AM su  more

Faith in Public Life: Nearly 200 Faith & Community Leaders March to Statehouse Chanting, 'Protect Our Babies, Not Our Guns!'
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Faith in Public Life issued the following news release: On Wednesday, September 18th, people of faith and community leaders came together to march, rally and pray for an end to gun violence throughout the state. They travelled from Cleveland, Dayton and Columbus, OH to march to the west side of the Statehouse to call on Ohio state legislators to end gun violence by passing common-sense, comprehensive gun-safety legislation. Following the march, faith leaders led the  more

Feminist Criminology Journal Issues 5 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
COLUMBUS, OHio, Sept. 17 -- Feminist Criminology, a journal that says it features women, girls and crime within the context of a feminist critique of criminology from the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology, published five research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Baking Bittersweet: Mothers' Dessert-Making Behind Bars * Bruised and Battered: Reinforcing Intimate Partner Violence in Comic Books * Gendered Public Support for Crimin  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Report: Transition Planning a Must as South Africa's Export Markets Pivot Away From Thermal Coal
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - New energy technology replacing coal-fired power faster than predicted * * * South African coal exports are approaching long-term decline, finds a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) out today. Author of the report Simon Nicholas, energy finance analyst with IEEFA, says the sector needs to come to terms with the prosp  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Report: Vietnam's Solar Program Beats Expectations
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Offshore wind the next test as grid plays catch-up * * * Vietnam's renewables policymakers have been rewarded for their steady management of the solar feed-in-tariff (FiT) program with impressive renewable capacity gains, finds a new report out today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report Vietnam's Solar FiT Program Del  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis: Philippine Energy Outlook Reflects Shifts in Rules, Risk, and Demands for Change
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Utility giant Meralco could emerge as innovator or damaged laggard * * * The Philippine energy sector is grappling with changes at the national and global levels generated by increased demands for transparency in bidding and pricing while reducing climate risk and avoiding stranded assets, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics   more

Institute for Energy Economics: Bill to Incentivize Federal Reinvestment in Tribal Regions of Arizona Suggests Model for Coalfield Communities Nationally
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan support is possible; Congressional appropriations will be key * * * A bill to encourage federal reinvestment in communities hurt by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS)-Kayenta Mine complex in Arizona suggests a model that could work for coalfield communities nationally, concludes a report published today by the Institute for Energy Econom  more

ISSA Appoints 2019-2020 Residential Cleaning Council Members
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: ISSA is pleased to announce appointments to the 2019-2020 ISSA Residential Cleaning Council, which represents the residential cleaning industry through ARCSI, a division of ISSA. The 2019-2020 ISSA Residential Cleaning Council members are: * Alonzo Adams, Chair, Busy Bee Cleaning Co., West Chester, Pennsylvania * RJ Patel, Past Chair, Prestigious Cleaning Team, K  more

National Immigration Law Center: Immigrant Advocates Support Hirono Bill Blocking 'Public Charge' Regulations
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- The National Immigration Law Center issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) has introduced the Protect American Values Act, legislation that would prohibit the use of federal funds to implement the Trump administration's "public charge" regulations. The legislation was cosponsored by 26 Senate Democrats: Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Kirste  more

North American Menopause Society Sexual Trauma Common in Postmenopausal Women Veterans
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: * * * - New study confirms that military sexual trauma among postmenopausal women is more common than expected and associated with range of physical and mental health problems * * * Thanks to increased media attenti  more

North American Menopause Society: Child Abuse Associated With Physiologically Detected Hot Flashes
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: * * * - New study found that childhood emotional abuse is linked with an increase in physiologically detected hot flashes over midlife * * * Childhood abuse has been shown to lead to an array of health problems late  more

North American Menopause Society: Hormone Therapy Linked to Decreased Level of Diabetes Biomarkers
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 21 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: * * * - New study based on WHI data demonstrates that markers of insulin sensitivity and blood glucose are improved among women on hormone therapy * * * The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) remains one of the most hi  more

North American Menopause Society: Hot Flashes Shown to Be Linked to Increased Risk of Later Cardiovascular Disease Events
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: * * * - New study based on SWAN data provides strongest evidence, to date, connecting early or persistent menopausal hot flashes with a greater risk of heart problems * * * Previous studies suggested an association   more

North American Menopause Society: Lifestyle Coaching Proves Effective in Decreasing Body Fat and Waist Size
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: * * * - New study demonstrates that postmenopausal women can shed pounds, although weight loss is likely less than for premenopausal women * * * Losing weight during and after menopause is not easy, but it's not imp  more

North American Menopause Society: Menopausal Night Sweats Linked With Cognitive Dysfunction
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: * * * - New study suggests paradox of night sweats increasing sleep duration while impairing cognitive performance * * * Experts frequently tout the value of a good night's sleep. However, a new study casts doubt on  more

North American Menopause Society: Microbes Are a Key Marker of Vaginal Health During Menopause
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: * * * - Upcoming presentation highlights effective strategies for increasing healthy bacteria populations, decreasing vaginal pH, and improving sexual health * * * Certain species of bacteria are actually necessary   more

North American Menopause Society: More Discussion Needed About Vulvovaginal Health at Well Woman Visits
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 21 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: * * * - New study found that only about one-third of postmenopausal women are comfortable discussing vaginal issues at well woman visits; even fewer clinicians are initiating conversations * * * Despite the wealth o  more

North American Menopause Society: Self-Silencing May Lead to Increased Risk of Stroke
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 19 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: * * * - Study demonstrates increased plaque buildup in women who do not speak up for themselves * * * Expressing your true feelings is not only good for your mental health, but it could also be important for your ph  more

North American Menopause Society: Simple Lifestyle Modifications Key to Preventing Large Percentage of Breast Cancer Cases
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 21 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: * * * - Upcoming presentation to provide latest recommendations from The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research regarding lifestyle modifications designed to prevent breast cancer *  more

North American Menopause Society: Vitamin D and Fish Oil Show Promise in Prevention of Cancer Death and Heart Attacks
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 20 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: * * * Upcoming presentation to provide updates on VITAL clinical trial showing mixed results of how vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acids help protect against cancer mortality and myocardial infarction The VITamin D and   more

North American Menopause Society: Why Do Estradiol Levels Vary Among Women Using Hormone Therapy?
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 21 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: * * * - New study based on ELITE data identifies multiple determinants affecting estradiol levels and a woman's protection against atherosclerosis * * * The benefits of hormone therapy (HT) on atherosclerosis relate  more

Ohio State, Nationwide Children's Hospital First to Offer 'Flash' Proton Therapy
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: A highly targeted form of proton therapy - known as "FLASH" - will be investigated in clinical trial participants with certain newly diagnosed, recurrent or advanced cancers as part of central Ohio's first and only proton therapy center, a collaborative effort of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - Ja  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Ohio Budget Expands Need-Based Aid, But Underfunds Higher Ed Overall
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: The 2020-2021 state budget passed in July takes steps to expand college access for low-income students, but it falls short of what's needed to meet Ohio's college attainment goal, according to new analysis from Policy Matters Ohio. Ohio's Department of Higher Education set the goal that by 2025, 65% of Ohioans between 25 and 64 should have a   more

Precision Metalforming Association: Business Conditions Report - September 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- The Precision Metalforming Association issued the following news release: According to the September 2019 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies forecast a downward trend in general economic activity during the next three months, while anticipating little change in incoming orders and shipping levels. Prepared monthly, the report provides an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 111 metalforming companies  more

The Buckeye Institute: Ohio Shows Resiliency Despite Another Slow Month of Job Growth
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 20 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with The Buckeye Institute's Economic Research Center, commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. "The mixed signals coming from Ohio's jobs reports continue. After another downward revision of last month's jobs numbers, Ohio's private-sector employment grew by only 1,200 jobs in August. "Despite these flat numbers, we c  more

U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association's Sarah Amick to Speak at 2019 International Tire Exhibition & Conference
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association issued the following news: The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association's (USTMA) Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability and Senior Counsel, Sarah Amick will be a panelist at the 2019 International Tire Exhibition & Conference (ITEC), North America's largest tire manufacturing conference and takes place Sept. 25-26, 2019, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. This year's conference, ITEC In Focus: Green Tire, will focus on  more

United Soccer Coaches: Top Teams Holding Steady in Latest High School Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 17 -- 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. The top teams remained the same in each poll, however, 18 new teams entered the rankings this week, 10 on the boys' side and eight in the girls' poll. St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. continued to hold down the top spot in the   more

Vodraska Named 2019 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Young Farmer
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Matt Vodraska of Doylestown has been named the winner of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 2019 Outstanding Young Farmer Award. The contest is designed to help young farmers strengthen their business skills, develop marketing opportunities and receive recognition for their accomplishments. Contestants are judged on the growth of their farm businesses and involvement in Farm Bureau and their community. Vo  more

Walls Named Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Excellence in Agriculture Winners
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 17 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Kyle and Ashton Walls of Mt. Vernon have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 2019 Excellence in Agriculture Award. The award recognizes successful young agricultural professionals who are actively contributing and growing through their involvement with Farm Bureau and agriculture. The Walls will receive an expense-paid trip to Austin, Texas, to compete in the national Excellence in Ag  more

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation Receives Donation From Farmers Trust
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Sept. 16 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: The Farmers Charitable Foundation recently invested $5,000 in the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation for 2019 economic development initiatives in the Valley. The Chamber Foundation supports several economic development programs, including a robust business retention, expansion and attraction effort, the award-winning JobsNow workforce development and talent attraction program and   more