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Federal Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 26 items )  

'Show Some Love' Campaign About to Kick Off With Charity Fair Oct. 2
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The annual celebratory Charity Fair and Campaign Kickoff supporting the Combined Federal Campaign, Dayton District, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at Wright State University's Nutter Center. The kickoff is open to all Department of Defense, federal, U.S. Postal Service and Veterans Affairs employees. The event will include more than 70 charitable organization booths with information, su  more

23rd Air Force Marathon Launches With Early, Dampened Start
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Fireworks and rain marked the start of the 23rd annual U.S. Air Force Marathon, featuring more than 13,000 runners from all states, all ages and all ranks. The Air Force Marathon is actually a host of fitness and family events, including a 1K kid's race, a full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K runs, with rain delaying the start of the 10K, full and half marathons. Fireworks were also added to t  more

Air Force Releases Unique New Call to Action for Ideas
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force (88th Air Base Wing) issued the following news: The Air Force today unveiled AF Explore, a new opportunity call for capability ideas that advance the transformational component of the AF Science and Technology (S&T) 2030 strategy. With this nationwide call, the Air Force is seeking disruptive ideas that can create remarkable new capabilities for the future force. "This call is intended as a catalyst to transform our capabili  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Employees Receive Fellow and Early Career Award Recognition
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate issued the following news: The AFRL Fellows program recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers in research achievements, technology development and transition achievements, or program and organizational leadership. Individuals selected for this honor represent the top 0.3 percent of AFRL's professional technical staff and join an elite professional cadre. The Mate  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Honors 9/11 Victims in a Personal Way
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: For six years, the Air Force Research Laboratory's Sensors Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has held a 9/11 commemoration event honoring those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks and in the global War on Terror since that day. This year's events, organized by Dan Koranek and Ryan Gilbert, began the morning of Sept. 11 in the circle in front of Bldg. 620, Area B, with a very p  more

Air Force Research Laboratory Invents Cargo Aircraft Tire Change Tool
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 22 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: How many Airmen does it take to change a cargo aircraft tire? Too many, said J.D. Bales, Air Force Research Laboratory and Junior Force Warfighter Operations, or JFWORX, team member from the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. The 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, part of the Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base, California, who maintains the U. S. Air Force's largest aircraft, the C-5  more

Engineering Directorate Conducts Successful PlugTest
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: In an effort to field sensor technology faster, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Engineering Directorate recently held a PlugTest event which drew a variety of companies and other U.S. Department of Defense organizations from across the country. The event allowed companies to showcase and demonstrate their plug-in hardware circuit cards which could potentially be used in a chassis box w  more

Environmental Review Completed for Proposed Columbia Gas Pipeline Under Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: The National Park Service (NPS) has signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a Right-of-Way (ROW) permit request from Columbia Gas Transmission LLC (Columbia Gas). The permit would authorize Columbia Gas to run 553 feet of 8-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline under Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The pipeline would be placed via hor  more

Facilities, Information Technology Top Themes in Air Force Materiel Command We Need Study
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Facility quality and Information Technology infrastructure topped the list of concerns identified through the Air Force Materiel Command's AFMC We Need initiative, now in the survey analysis and implementation stage. The command-wide study launched by Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., AFMC commander, shortly after he took command in May, aims to identify ways to best posture the command to meet the demands  more

Facilities, Information Technology Top Themes in Air Force Materiel Command We Need Study
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Facility quality and information technology infrastructure topped the list of concerns identified through the Air Force Materiel Command's AFMC We Need initiative, now in the survey analysis and implementation stage. The command-wide study launched by Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. shortly after he took command in May, aims to identify ways to best posture the command to meet the demands of the National  more

Free Focus Week Continues Important Training Oct. 21-25
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Registration for the first Focus Week of fiscal 2019-20, scheduled for Oct. 21-25 at the 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will continue from now until the day before each course is held. This Focus Week iteration spotlights performance improvement for both the individual and organization. A wide variety of class subjects will be conducted throughout the week, making it possible   more

Goldfein Emphasizes Fitness by Walking (actually, Running) the Walk
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Reserve Personnel Center issued the following news: It wasn't so long ago, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein half-jokingly conceded, that the only time he experienced the liberating euphoria of a "runner's high" were the days when he wasn't training. But there he was Sept. 21, toeing the starting line on a muggy, heavy day waiting for the gun to launch him on his first-ever Air Force half marathon. By the   more

Goldfein Emphasizes Fitness by Walking (Actually, Running) the Walk
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: It wasn't so long ago, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein half-jokingly conceded, that the only time he experienced the liberating euphoria of a "runner's high" were the days when he wasn't training. But there he was Sept. 21, toeing the starting line on a muggy, heavy day waiting for the gun to launch him on his first-ever Air Force half marathon. By the time he finished 13.1 miles l  more

Litigation: SEC Vs. William M. Apostelos
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following litigation release - SEC vs. William M. Apostelos, et al., Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-00699 (S.D. Ohio, filed Oct. 29, 2015): On August 21, 2019, a federal district court in Ohio granted the Securities and Exchange Commission's motion for summary judgment and entered a final judgment against former Ohio resident William M. Apostelos for operating a multimillion-dollar scheme that defrauded hundreds of investors. A  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory Shares Technology Transfer Opportunities at Energy Storage, Building Efficiency Conference
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: NETL Federal Project Manager Maria Reidpath highlighted federal programs designed to promote the transfer of innovative energy technologies into the marketplace at this week's Energy Storage and Building Efficiency Conference. The Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center (TBEIC) hosted the conference Sept. 23-24 in Warren, Ohio, for manufacturers, utilities, investor  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney Herdman to Continue Serving on Attorney General's Advisory Committee
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, issued the following news release: Attorney General William P. Barr announced the appointment of the following nine U.S. Attorneys to serve on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee (AGAC): David Anderson, Northern District of California; Scott Brady, Western District of Pennsylvania; Maria Chapa Lopez, Middle District of Florida; Halsey Frank, District of Maine; Erica MacDonald, District of Min  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Former Allen County Sheriff Sentenced in Prison for Asking Bribes From People Arrested in Prostitution Stings
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Justin Herdman, issued the following news release: The former Allen County Sheriff was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for asking for and taking bribes from people arrested in prostitution stings, suspected gamblers and others. Samuel A. Crish, 56, previously pleaded guilty to multiple counts of extortion and soliciting bribes. He was sentenced to 136 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $606,221  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Former Dayton City Commissioner Pleads Guilty
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 27 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Benjamin C. Glassman, issued the following news release: A former Dayton City Commissioner entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court today for accepting a thing of value in connection with a local government. Williams served as an elected commissioner of the City of Dayton from 2001 until 2018. In 2015, Williams accepted a construction project at his personal home by an individual for a greatly reduced price in  more

Ohio U.S. Attorney: Four Doctors Charged in Southern District of Ohio as Part of Second Appalachian Region Prescription Opioid Takedown
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Benjamin C. Glassman, issued the following news release: The Justice Department announced today the second coordinated law enforcement action of the Appalachian Region Prescription Opioid (ARPO) strike force, including four cases in the Southern District of Ohio. Today's takedown resulted in charges against 13 individuals total across five Appalachian federal districts for alleged offenses relating to the over p  more

President Trump Issues Remarks at Tour of Pratt Industries
WAPAKONETA, Ohio, Sept. 22 -- President Trump issued the following remarks at a tour of Pratt Industries: PRESIDENT TRUMP: So that's 100 percent recycled paper into a really, fine finished product. It's really amazing, Steve. They start off with all -- can I use the word "garbage"? MR. PRATT: Yes. Yes. PRESIDENT TRUMP: They start off with waste, garbage, and they end up building it into a -- making it into really great cardboard and paper. Q How many are -- PRESIDENT TRUMP: A hundred perce  more

President Trump, Australian Prime Minister Morrison Issue Remarks at Opening of Pratt Industries Plant
WAPAKONETA, Ohio, Sept. 22 -- President Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued the following remarks at the opening of the Pratt Industries Plant: PRESIDENT TRUMP: So, a lot of people don't tell you about Anthony, but I'll tell you about Anthony. He is the most successful man in Australia. (Applause.) And he said, "I'm going to come here and I'm going to spend $10 billion if you win the election." And I won the election. And I said, "Come on, Anthony. What's happening here?"  more

Schriever Airmen Represent at Air Force Marathon
SCHRIEVER AFB, Colorado, Sept. 24 -- The U.S. Air Force (50th Space Wing) issued the following news: Five Schriever Airmen participated in the 23rd annual U.S. Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 21. More than 13,000 runners from all states, ages and ranks came out to run in various events, including a 1K kid's race, a full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K runs. Although there was a rain delay for the 10K, full and half marathons, Schriever Airmen persevered.  more

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Manufacturer for Exposing Employees to Multiple Safety and Health Hazards
OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio, Sept. 20 -- 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 American Wire and Cable Company - an appliance industry supplier - for more than two dozen serious violations of workplace safety and health standards at the manufacturer's facility in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. The company faces $185,640 in penalties. During safet  more

VA IG Issues Oversight Report Summary on Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General issued the following oversight report (No. 19-07818-242) summary on "Emergency Department Care of Intoxicated Patients and Those with Mental Health Conditions at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Ohio": Summary: The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a rapid response inspection to evaluate allegations that some patients, presenting with mental health-related issues to the Louis Stokes  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Hosts 23rd Air Force Marathon
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Fireworks and rain marked the start of the 23rd annual U.S. Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Sept. 21, featuring more than 13,000 runners from all states, all ages and all ranks. The Air Force Marathon is a host of fitness and family events, including a 1K kid's race, a full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K runs, with rain delaying the start of the 10K, full and half maratho  more

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: Energy Management Team Encourages Smart Energy Choices
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Sept. 27 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: For the last 29 years the Federal Government has celebrated Energy Action Month. Secretary of the Air Force Installations, Environment and Energy actively embraces this program. EAM supports the SAF vision to increase mission capability and readiness in pursuit of the USAF global mission. SAF challenges its leaders to champion projects that optimize the use of aviation fuel, encouraging Airmen to m  more