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State Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 75 items )  

Akron Police Department & Community Partners Awarded $1.9 Million
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The city of Akron issued the following news release: * * * - 3-year grant will add personnel, research, and training to cold case sexual assault efforts * * * The Akron Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (ASAKI) Team is growing! ASAKI, a multi-disciplinary, community response team that formed in February 2019 to investigate and prosecute cold case sexual assaults, has been awarded a second grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to enhance the team and expand its impact  more

Akron Public Schools Is a 2019 National Blue Ribbon Winner
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 27 -- Akron Public Schools issued the following news: For the second time in 12 years, Akron Early College High School (AECHS) has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School for its "overall academic excellence." U.S. Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos announced on Thursday the list of 362 public and private schools receiving the award. AECHS was one of 14 schools in Ohio to be recognized. Nation Blue Ribbon schools earn recognition  more

Akron Receives the First of Three Steam Boilers for New District Energy System Plant
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The city of Akron issued the following news release: The City of Akron and Akron Energy Systems (AES), the district energy provider for Akron, have received one of three high efficiency natural gas boilers to be installed in the City's energy production plant. Once the plant is operational in late 2019, the new boilers will provide up to 450,000 pounds of steam per hour to provide heat and cooling to Akron's downtown businesses. Manufactured by Babcock & Wilcox Co., th  more

Ashland University Professor's Involvement in Summer of Mammoths
ASHLAND, Ohio, Sept. 23 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Over the summer, Dr. Nigel Brush, AU professor of Geology, has been kept busy identifying various rocks, fossils and human artifacts exposed by recent heavy rains and flash floods here in NE Ohio. While this summer's heavy rains were not good for farmers, as well as some home owners living near streams, it was a windfall for geologists and archaeologists as nature accidentally revealed some of   more

Babcock and Wilcox Awarded Contract for Boiler Refurbishment
BARBERTON, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- Babcock and Wilcox Enterprises issued the following news release: Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) announced today that its subsidiary, The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W), has been awarded a contract for more than $12 million to refurbish a recovery boiler for a U.S. manufacturing facility. B&W's scope includes the design and manufacture of a steam drum, furnace, superheater, generating bank, air system, economizer and other components for one of the pl  more

Ball State University Creating Training Program to Boost Regional Economic Development
MUNCIE, Indiana, Sept. 24 -- Ball State University issued the following news: Ball State University is creating a training program to boost the skills of regional economic development leaders in six Midwestern states. The Indiana Communities Institute (ICI), which operates in the Miller College of Business at Ball State, has received $885,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a three-year program to develop and deliver an educational series in the six states served by  more

Bernalillo County: ABC Community School Partnership to Be Featured in Washington D.C.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, Sept. 23 -- Bernalillo County issued the following news release: On Sept. 25, the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Community School Partnership will be featured at a Congressional briefing at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C sponsored by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. ABC Community School Partnership manager Deanna Creighton Cook will be part of a panel speaking about the findings of a new return on investment report that shows a $7.11 financial return on investment   more

Bethany College: State Senator Shares Leadership Advice With Students
BETHANY, West Virginia, Sept. 19 -- Bethany College issued the following news: West Virginia State Sen. William Ihlenfeld visited Bethany College on Thursday, Sept. 19, to share his insights on leadership skills with a group of future leaders. "You might not be a born leader, but you can learn by observing those around you," he said. Ihlenfeld (D., Ohio County) defeated Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns in November and took over the state seat in January. Ihlenfeld serves on the Senate commit  more

Black Hole Shreds Star, University of Hawaii Astronomer on Discovery Team
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sept. 27 [TNSastrophysicsresearch] -- The University of Hawaii issued the following news release: For the first time, astronomers have witnessed the immediate aftermath of a star being violently ripped apart by a supermassive black hole. The observations were published Thursday in The Astrophysical Journal. Benjamin Shappee at the University of Hawai'i Institute for Astronomy (IfA) is part of the team of astronomers led by Carnegie Observatories' Thomas Holoien. Both are foun  more

Bowling Green State University: Kalaf-Hughes Honored by National Organization for Innovative Teaching
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Dr. Nicole Kalaf-Hughes, associate professor of political science at Bowling Green State University, takes teaching to a new level, bringing to the classroom the same enthusiasm for her discipline that she displays in her research. In recognition of her creative teaching methods and dedication to her students' success, she received the CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation from the American Polit  more

Bowling Green State University: Professor Emeritus David Skaggs Receives Naval History Medal
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Sept. 18 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Dr. David Skaggs, Bowling Green State University professor emeritus of history, is a winner of the 2019 Commodore Dudley W. Knox Medal given by the Naval Historical Foundation. The medal presentation was initiated in 2013 by the foundation to acknowledge a lifetime body of work that embraces scholarship, leadership and mentoring in the field of naval history. The 2019 recipients were announced Ju  more

Cintas Issues Financials for First Quarter of 2019
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- 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 reported results for its fiscal 2020 first quarter ended August 31, 2019. Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was $1.81 billion, an increase of 6.7% over last year's first quarter. The organic revenue growth r  more

City of Akron Accepting Photo Entries for City Magazine Cover Contest
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- The city of Akron issued the following news release: * * * - Winning photo of a city park to be featured on cover of annual Hey Akron! Magazine * * * Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has put out an open call for submissions for a Parks Photo Contest. All Akron residents are invited to submit their best original photo/s of city managed parks for a chance to be featured on the front cover of the City's annual Hey Akron! Magazine. The submission deadline has been extended to   more

City of Akron to Honor Rubber Workers With Main Street Statue
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- The city of Akron issued the following news release: The City of Akron will commemorate Akron's rubber heritage with a 12 ft. bronze rubber worker statue, which will be prominently featured in the center of the newly redeveloped Main Street. The statue of a rubber worker preparing a finished tire for shipping will be installed in the highly visible roundabout at the corner of Main and Mill Streets next summer. Northeast Ohio sculptor Alan Cottrill, will create the piece  more

City of Cleveland Issues Shared Mobility Permit to Wheels
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- The city of Cleveland issued the following news release: The City of Cleveland today announced Wheels, a shared mobility company based in Southern California with operations in cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles, has been approved as a fifth vendor to participate in the City's ongoing six-month demonstration period for dockless rental scooters and bikes. Wheels devices, which are similarly configured to a bicycle, but do not have pedals, are expected t  more

City of Columbus Announces Panelists for ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo Signature Luncheon
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther issued the following news release: The City of Columbus announced the panelists for the ConnectUS Business Conference & Expo Signature Luncheon, one of the premier events for the day-long event on October 2, 2019. The panel will be moderated by Dawn Dickson, CEO of PopCom, an automated retail company that uses facial recognition, A.I and blockchain technology to help retailers collect valuable customer insights. Panelist include: * A  more

Cleveland State University Seeks to Better Train Practitioners in Assessing Infant Health
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: The School of Health Sciences at Cleveland State University, in collaboration with the General Movements Trust, hosted the basic and advanced certification courses on Prechtl's General Movements Assessment (GMA). The GMA has been shown to be particularly effective in identifying physical and behavioral anomalies, called neurobehavioral sequelae, in infants less than 5 months post-term age. "Screening for  more

Cleveland State University: Gaps in Sex Education - Reports From LGBTQ+ Youth in Northeast Ohio
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: The THRiVE Research Collaborative at Cleveland State University will host a community discussion focused on current gaps in sex education on Thursday October 10. The interactive presentation will seek to address the gaps that exist in sexual health information access for LGBTQ+ youth. It will include a discussion of national survey and focus group data highlighting the experiences faced by LGBTQ+ individu  more

Cleveland State University: Improving Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 27 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Chandra Kothapalli develops novel nanoparticles that can detect and regress aneurysms * * * An aneurysm occurs when part of an artery wall weakens, allowing it to balloon out or widen abnormally. It is a major negative side effect of cardiovascular disease and can cause serious health problems and even death, particularly if an aneurysm leads to the bursting of a major bloo  more

College Football Week 5: ESPN's Networks to Feature Majority of Top 10 Teams
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Sept. 23 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: * * * - No. 1 Clemson, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 7 Auburn and No. 8 Wisconsin in Conference Play * * * ESPN's networks will feature the majority of the AP Top 10 teams during college football's week 5 slate, including ESPN's primetime game and in each of ABC's three game windows. In those games, No. 1 Clemson, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 7 Auburn, and No. 8 Wisconsin will be on upset alert, as they face   more

Concordia College: Students Present Research in Washington D.C.
MOORHEAD, Minnesota, Sept. 20 -- Concordia College issued the following news release: * * * - Students present research on mice at an international conference. * * * After seniors Alexis Guttormson and Elli Strand had their poster win at the National Sigma Zeta convention in Ohio earlier this year, they both thought, why not cap their research off with the international mammalogy conference? So it was off to Washington, D.C. But first, they had to acquire funding. Their last-minute decision  more

Cooper Tire to Mark Five Years of Connecting With 10,000 Students Annually for Manufacturing Day Events
FINDLAY, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. issued the following news release: Marking its fifth year as a member of the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) and Manufacturing Institute's (MI) Dream It. Do It. program, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company will again connect with more than 10,000 students--primarily eighth graders--for Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) events this year. National MFG Day 2019 is officially Oct. 4, yet Cooper's involvement begins later this month and will run th  more

Cuyahoga County Executive Budish Issues Statement on National Voter Registration Day
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish issued the following statement: "The County is happy to be joining today the nationwide National Voter Registration Day event. This day aims to help make sure that every person has an opportunity to vote, and we are looking to do our part here in Cuyahoga County. "Today we have volunteers on the ground helping people check their voter registration status and helping people register, which takes just two minutes. "The right t  more

Cuyahoga: Northern Border Initiative Receives FEMA Grant
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- Cuyahoga County issued the following news release: The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Northern Border Initiative received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Operation Stonegarden Project (OPSG). The OPSG is a grant program that supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and local, tribal, territorial, state, and other federal law enforc  more

Denison University Sociologist Finds Mixed Values in 'Thoughts and Prayers'
GRANVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 28 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Denison University issued the following news release: Groundbreaking research by a Denison University sociologist has shed new light on the controversial topic of the value of "thoughts and prayers" in response to natural and human-caused disasters. An experiment conducted by Assistant Professor Shiri Noy, of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, found that Christians who suffer adversity value thoughts and prayers from religious stra  more

Destination Cleveland Launches New Visitor Marketing Campaign
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- Destination Cleveland issued the following news release: * * * - "The Best Part of Cleveland" showcases the region's personality, passion and attractions through its residents * * * Destination Cleveland, the destination marketing and management organization for Cuyahoga County, today launched a new visitor-focused marketing campaign, "The Best Part of Cleveland." The integrated campaign centers on a video storytelling series; the first part of which debuted toda  more

Destination Cleveland Returns to Great American Beer Festival to Promote Region's Craft Beer Scene
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- Destination Cleveland issued the following news release: * * * - Organization partners with Masthead Brewing Co. to offer signature beer at the event * * * Destination Cleveland will return to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) from Oct. 3-5 for the third year in a row to promote Northeast Ohio's growing craft beer scene. GABF, which takes place in Denver, is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition that brings together 60,000 attendees from across the  more

ESPN: College GameDay Heads to Nebraska for First Time Since 2007 Ahead of Big Ten Matchup Between Huskers, No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Sept. 26 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: * * * - Actress Gabrielle Union to Serve as Guest Picker * * * College GameDay Built by the Home Depot will originate from Lincoln, Neb., for the first time since 2007, ahead of the Huskers' Big Ten matchup against the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes on ABC Saturday Night Football. The three-hour pregame show (9 a.m. - noon ET), will be live from the east end of Memorial Stadium. Actress and Nebraska  more

Hiram College: Biology Professor Celebrates Experiential Learning in Lab
HIRAM, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- Hiram College issued the following news: The work of researchers from labs in Indiana, Spain, Portugal, and our very own Hiram, Ohio, came together in a recent paper published in Microbial Cell Factories, a world-leading journal focusing on applied microbiology. Brad Goodner, Ph.D., professor of biology, is one of the paper's authors. However, for Goodner the most exciting aspect of this publication isn't his own byline, it's the names of his students in the acknowledg  more

Huntington Bancshares Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- Huntington Bancshares issued the following news release: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com) expects to report its 2019 third quarter earnings on Thursday, October 24, 2019, prior to the market opening. A news release and supporting financial data will be available at that time on the Investor Relations section of the company's website. Conference Call / Webcast Information Huntington's management will host an earnings conference   more

Jersey Central Power & Light Receives 2019 Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey Best Practices Award for Diversity and Inclusion Programs
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- Jersey Central Power & Light, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, issued the following news release: Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, has been honored with a 2019 Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) Best Practices award for its diversity and inclusion programs. The award was presented by CIANJ and COMMERCE Magazine at their annual Best Practices Conference on September 24 at Nanina's in the Park in Bellville, N.J. CIANJ's   more

Kerry Oslund Joins Scripps as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has appointed broadcast veteran Kerry Oslund to the role of vice president of strategy and business development, effective today. Oslund will lead the company's next-generation television efforts including its ATSC 3.0 strategy and will help identify, develop and evaluate investment and partnership opportunities that complement the Scripps portfolio.  more

National Expert to Give Lecture 'Ferguson Five Years Later' Sept. 26 at UToledo
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: The author of "Ferguson's Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation" will speak at The University of Toledo this week. Kimberly Norwood, Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, will examine the institutional, systemic and cultural structures that resulted in racially disparate treatment in Ferguson five years ago. Her free, public lecture, "Ferguson Fi  more

Nationwide Introduces New Digital Insurance Platform
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance issued the following news release: For millennials, a smart phone isn't just about staying in touch. It's about making life easier because everything can be done in the palm of your hand - shopping whenever you want, booking dinner reservations, searching for jobs and even making friends jealous with the perfect Instagram post. With the demands of busy life, the last thing people want to spend their time doing is answering dozens of ques  more

Nationwide to Give Away One Million Amazon Echo Auto Devices for Free!
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance issued the following news release: * * * - Devices will be available to to new and existing auto insurance customers * * * Chances are you, or someone you know, has an Amazon Echo device. Americans everywhere use Alexa to simplify their lives--all you have to do is ask to get access to information, listen to your favorite music or hear the local weather. With Echo Auto, you can have Alexa in your car too, and Nationwide wants to help yo  more

New Ohio State University Lab Taps Artificial Intelligence to Improve Manufacturing
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: A new lab at The Ohio State University will tap into the power of artificial intelligence to transform the future of manufacturing. Ohio State's Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) opened the new Artificially Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Lab (AIMS) with the help of Lt. Gov. Jon Husted today. At the heart of the 1,500-square-foot lab space on the university's west campus are three Yaskawa robot   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Barrington Apartments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 27 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-384, Sub 17): In the Matter of Notification by Barrington Apartments, LLC, 25101 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 300, Beachwood, Ohio 44122, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Legacy North Pointe Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 13, 2019, Barrington Apartments, LLC   more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Crestmont at Ballantyne Apartments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 26 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-335, Sub 15): In the Matter of Notification by Crestmont at Ballantyne Apartments, LLC, 25101 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 300, Beachwood, Ohio 44122, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Legacy Ballantyne Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 13, 2019, Crestmont  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Echo Forest
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 27 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-368, Sub 15): In the Matter of Notification by Echo Forest, LLC, 25101 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 300, Beachwood, Ohio 44122, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Legacy Arboretum Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 13, 2019, Echo Forest, LLC (Applicant), fil  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Lancaster GCI
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 26 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1879, Sub 4): In the Matter of Notification by Lancaster GCI, LLC, et al., 25101 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 300, Beachwood, Ohio 44122, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Legacy 521 Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 13, 2019, Lancaster GCI, LLC, et al. (A  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Legacy Cornelius
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 26 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-1388, Sub 7): In the Matter of Notification by Legacy Cornelius, LLC, 25101 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 300, Beachwood, Ohio 44122, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Legacy Cornelius Apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 13, 2019, Legacy Cornelius, LLC (Appli  more

North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Legacy Wake Forest
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Sept. 26 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2461, Sub 3): In the Matter of Notification by Legacy Wake Forest, LLC, 25101 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 300, Beachwood, Ohio 44122, of Revised Rates and Fees for Charging for Water and/or Sewer Utility Service in Legacy Wake Forest Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina Order Approving Tariff Revision BY THE COMMISSION: On September 13, 2019, Legacy Wake Forest, LLC (Applic  more

Ohio Auditor Faber Announces Qualifiers for Auditor of State Award With Distinction
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Recent financial audits of the following entities by Auditor of State Keith Faber have returned a clean audit reports. Their record keeping has qualified them for the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. - Richland County - Metro Regional Transit Authority (Summit County) - City of Ashland (Ashland County) "It's important for government to be transparent with how it spends taxpayer dollars," Au  more

Ohio Democratic Party: Portman Carries Water for Trump on Growing Ukraine Scandal
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: As co-chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, Sen. Rob Portman claims to be an advocate for Ukraine -- so it's strange he has been echoing Donald Trump's talking points on the scandal, rather than calling for an investigation into how the president sought "to use U.S. leverage with the new leader of Ukraine for Trump's political gain." "Instead of pushing for an inquiry into exactly what happened with Donald Trump ask  more

Ohio Dems Highlight Trump's Broken Promises
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: As Donald Trump made his fifth trip to the Buckeye State this year to spend time with an Australian billionaire (and Mar-a-Lago member), Ohio Democrats held the president accountable for his failed policies and broken promises. Lima News: Democrats make their presence known The "Make Australia Great Again" tour. That's the name an official with the Auglaize County Democratic Party gave Donald Trump's visit to Wa  more

Ohio Department of Education: Fourteen Ohio Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Honors
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 27 -- The Ohio Department of Education issued the following news release: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has named 14 Ohio schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. Schools in each state are recognized in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, student subgroup scores and graduation rates: * Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state's highest-performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tes  more

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Lake Erie Walleye Poachers Caught and Convicted
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 27 -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued the following news: Six non-resident anglers were recently convicted of over-bagging on Lake Erie walleye and sentenced in Ashtabula Municipal Court according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. A surveillance operation coordinated by the Division of Wildlife in July revealed suspicious activity involving walleye fishing in Lake Erie's central basin. State wildlife officers uncovere  more

Ohio Gov. DeWine: InnovateOhio, Ohio Department of Transportation Issue Statewide Broadband Report
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- Gov. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: InnovateOhio, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), today issued a statewide broadband access report. The report is a compilation of responses the state received to the broadband request for information (RFI) as well as individual stakeholder interviews. The initial RFI on broadband expansion was issued on June 20, 2019. "My administration is committed to making sure broadband i  more

Ohio House Democrats Conclude Ohio Promise Tour as Legislature Returns for Fall Session
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 27 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes, D-Akron: * * * - Say Ohioans across the state concerned about safety and security, urge action on gun reform * * * House Democrats announced the conclusion of their Ohio Promise Town Hall Tour this week, which saw more than two dozen stops in cities across the state over the past two months. In the wake of the mass shooting in Dayton in August, Ohioans all acros  more

Ohio House Democrats: Mahoning Valley Lawmakers Press White House on GM Lordstown Facility
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Reps. H. Gilson Blair, D-Weathersfield, and Michael O'Brien, D-Warren: State Reps. H. Gilson Blair (D-Weathersfield) and Michael O'Brien (D-Warren) today announced a recent conference call with Trump administration officials in response to their repeated attempts to urge the Trump administration to assist them in bringing General Motors back to Lordstown, Ohio. "After several letters, thes  more

Ohio Secretary of State LaRose Encouraging a Fresh Start for Eligible Ohioans
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 27 -- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued the following news release: Today Secretary LaRose released the new Fresh Start list. The list of cancelled registrations as required by state and federal law will be shared with organizations that were part of the Registration Reset initiative as well as posted online - all in an effort to allow interested Ohioans a fresh opportunity to register to vote prior to the October 7 deadline. The Fresh Start list provided today   more

Ohio State Auditor Faber Declares Firelands Ambulance Service 'Unauditable'
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Auditor of State Keith Faber today declared Firelands Ambulance Service "unauditable" after state auditors determined the condition of their financial records were not adequate to finish the audit. "It is the responsibility of any recipient of taxpayer dollars to accurately track and record their finances," Auditor Faber said. "I recommend that officials work with our Local Government Services team to  more

Ohio State Auditor: Audit Finds $11,780 Owed to Adams County Metropolitan Housing Authority
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the Adams Metropolitan Housing Authority (Adams County) audit that issues a finding for recovery totaling $11,780 against the authority's project manager, Donna Hendrix. Hendrix was responsible for managing some of the authority's public housing units, which included collecting tenant monthly rent payments and depositing the monies into the official bank acc  more

Ohio State Auditor: Audit Issues Finding for Recovery Against Former Muskingum County Engineer
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: The Auditor of State's office today released the fiscal year 2018 audit of Muskingum County. The audit issues a finding for recovery for $18,517 against former county engineer Doug Davis and his bonding company. Investigators from the Auditor's Special Investigations Unit examined the period between Jan. 1, 2012 and Apr. 30, 2018. They identified instances where Davis authorized the use of county pers  more

Ohio State Auditor: Audit Reveals Athens County Overpays Employees Over $1,500
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Auditor of State Keith Faber this week released the fiscal year 2018 audit of Athens County, which uncovered that the county's Board of Election's poor internal controls resulted in eight county employees being overpaid a total of $1,603. "Sloppy financial organization costs taxpayer's time and money," Auditor Faber said. "The Athens County Board of Elections must put controls in place to stop their w  more

Ohio State Rep. Sykes Joins Speaker Householder in Unveiling Live Stream Capabilities in All House Committees
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes, D-Akron: * * * - Legislative leaders announce live streaming available in nine House committee rooms * * * House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today joined Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) at a press conference in the Statehouse to announce the installation of cameras in four additional House hearing rooms, signaling the completion of a m  more

Ohio State University: Kids in Poor, Urban Schools Learn Just as Much as Others
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 26 [TNSk12research] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Schools don't drive inequality, study finds * * * Schools serving disadvantaged and minority children teach as much to their students as those serving more advantaged kids, according to a new nationwide study. The results may seem surprising, given that student test scores are normally higher in suburban and wealthier school districts than they are in urban districts serving mostly disadvan  more

Ohio State University: New Satellite May Make Flood Prediction Easier
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 26 [TNSmaterialsresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Benefits will primarily be in under-studied areas of the world * * * A satellite on schedule to launch in 2021 could offer a more comprehensive look at flooding in vulnerable, under-studied parts of the world, including much of Africa, South America and Indonesia, a new study has found. The study, published last month in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, found that the satelli  more

Ohio State University: New Way to Turn Heat Into Energy
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 24 [TNSmaterialsresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Scientists find new way to capture heat that otherwise would have been lost * * * An international team of scientists has figured out how to capture heat and turn it into electricity. The discovery, published last week in the journal Science Advances, could create more efficient energy generation from heat in things like car exhaust, interplanetary space probes and industrial processe  more

Ohio State University: Scientists Watch Black Hole Shredding Star
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 27 [TNSastrophysicsresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - "Lucky" observation gives most detailed look ever of the phenomenon * * * A NASA satellite searching space for new planets gave astronomers an unexpected glimpse at a black hole ripping a star to shreds. It is one of the most detailed looks yet at the phenomenon, called a tidal disruption event (or TDE), and the first for NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (more commonly   more

Ohio State University: Sustainable Solution for Safer Drinking Water
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 28 [TNSmaterialsresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: People who get their water from rural, small water systems are at a greater health risk of exposure to bacteria and other harmful pathogens, according to a recent study in the journal AWWA Water Science. "A lot of small water systems in the United States struggle with disinfection compliance," said Natalie Hull, lead author of the study and assistant professor in The Ohio State University Depart  more

Ohio Supreme Court's Republican Majority Sides With GOP Legislature In Attacking Home Rule
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: The Ohio Supreme Court's Republican majority once again served as the GOP-led legislature's "backstop" in upholding a 2016 law that attacked local communities' home-rule authority and struck down the city of Cleveland's "Fannie Lewis" law that is designed to protect jobs for local workers. "Today's ruling shows exactly why the two Ohio Supreme Court seats that will be on the ballot next year are so critical for ou  more

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Approves Northeast Ohio Natural Gas Corp. Distribution Rate Case
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued the following news release: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today approved a settlement agreement that resolves all issues related to Northeast Ohio Natural Gas Corp.'s (NEO) application for an increase in rates. The Commission approved an agreement that will allow NEO to increase its annual distribution rates by $1.95 million and established a rate of return of 8.12%. The company initially sought an incr  more

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Approves Suburban Natural Gas Company's Distribution Rate Case
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued the following news release: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today approved a settlement agreement that resolves all issues related to Suburban Natural Gas Company's application for an increase in rates. The Commission approved an agreement that authorized a total revenue increase of $1.78 million which will be phased in over three years in order to reduce bill impacts for customers. The company initially   more

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Awards Nine Hazardous Materials Training Grants
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued the following news release: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today approved nine hazardous materials training grants totaling $800,000. Through the PUCO's annual hazardous materials training grant program, public safety and emergency services personnel across Ohio are awarded grants for training to best respond to incidents related to hazardous materials. These grants are awarded to local government subdiv  more

Scripps Appoints Kathleen Choal VP and GM of KSHB and KMCI in Kansas City, Missouri
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has appointed Kathleen Choal as vice president and general manager for KSHB, 41 Action News, and KMCI, 38 the Spot, in Kansas City, Missouri. Her new role is effective Oct. 21. Choal is currently general manager of KSBY, Scripps' NBC affiliate in San Luis Obispo, California, where she has led the station's strong performance in revenue and news ratin  more

Two Years After GOP Rolled Out Their Tax Scam, Ohio's Working Families Are Paying For Trump's Broken Promises
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 27 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: Today marks the two-year anniversary of Donald Trump and congressional Republicans introducing their tax bill -- and it's been two years of broken promises for Ohio's working families, as millionaires, billionaires and big corporations have been the main beneficiaries of the GOP tax scam. "In 2017, Donald Trump promised the American people that his tax bill would 'protect low-income and middle-income households, n  more

UC Health Launches New UC Back, Neck and Spine Center
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- 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 opened a unique center that brings together the region's top clinicians to provide multidisciplinary, patient-focused care for a variety of back, neck and spine disorders. Patient access to evidence-based medicine and the best available care in the region was paramount in developing the UC Back  more

University of Cincinnati Study Finds Racial Disparities in Pregnant Women on Dialysis
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 28 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Research finds among patients with end-stage kidney disease, Native American, black and Hispanic women have a higher likelihood of pregnancy than white women * * * Pregnancy is not common in women on dialysis due to impaired fertility. New research from the University of Cincinnati finds that among patients with certain kidney disease there is a racial disparity as to who is mor  more

University of Cincinnati: Earth, Wind, Flora Sway Trinidad Sulfur Levels
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 24 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - UC geologists get a glimpse into the power of wind, rain, coastal proximity and climate on coastal environments * * * As scientists observe the force of nature through a satellite weather tracker, they only see the day's events. To observe the long-term atmospheric influence, University of Cincinnati geologists are taking research a step further by tracking and measuring the   more

University of Kansas: Globalization and Racism Drive Book Receiving Humanities Honor
LAWRENCE, Kansas, Sept. 24 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news: Elizabeth "Betsy" Esch grew up with a horizon of factories in view. "I was raised where the first Jeep factory was in Toledo, Ohio. As soon as my friends and I got driver's licenses, we started driving to Detroit to see bands while passing a whole string of massive Ford plants. I was fascinated by these places," said Esch, associate professor of American studies at the University of Kansas. She was equally capti  more

University of Toledo: 2019 KeyBank Global Leaders Forum Focuses on Success in Changing Retail Market
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: The former CEO of Tabasco will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 KeyBank Global Leaders Forum hosted by KeyBank and The University of Toledo Family Business Center. Tony Simmons, great-great-grandson of the creator of Tabasco sauce, is the seventh family member to assume leadership of the family-owned and operated McIlhenny Company on Avery Island in Louisiana over five generations. The event, titled "  more

Wheaton College Experts: Power of Debate
WHEATON, Illinois, Sept. 20 -- Wheaton College issued the following news: Wheaton College faculty members Dr. Rebecca Sietman and Dr. Jim Beitler sat down to speak about the power of debate. Is debate intrinsically argumentative? What can we learn from successful rhetoricians? These questions and more are answered by Wheaton's Dr. Rebecca Sietman, Assistant Professor of Communication and Director of Forensics, and Dr. Jim Beitler, Associate Professor of English and Director of First-Year Writ  more

Wilkes University: Marco Kaye of Maplewood, N.J., Wins 2019 James Jones First Novel Fellowship Competition
WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania, Sept. 23 -- Wilkes University issued the following news, dated Sept. 19: The 28th Annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship awarded first place and $10,000 to Marco Kaye of Maplewood, N.J., for his novel titled Levon. The competition is co-sponsored by the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University and the James Jones Literary Society. The first runner-up was Lorinda Toledo of West Hollywood, Calif., for her novel The Nature of Fire. The  more

Wright State University: Gary LeRoy Sworn In As President of American Academy of Family Physicians
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Gary LeRoy, M.D., '88, associate dean for student affairs and admissions at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has become the new president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). LeRoy was sworn in on September 25 and will serve a one-year term. He will serve as president during the organization's 50th year. The AAFP was founded in 1969 and represents 131,400 physicians and medical s  more