Saturday - September 26, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 38 items )  

ACI to Highlight Technology Innovations Through Collaboration With Ohio Department of Transportation
FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, Sept. 26 -- The American Concrete Institute issued the following news release: The American Concrete Institute (ACI) will host a hot-topic discussion titled: "Do We Have a Sustainable and Scalable Material to Address Carbon Steel Corrosion Once and for All?" at the upcoming ACI Concrete Convention. Held October 20-24, 2019, at the at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, the featured discussion will occur on Sunday, October 20 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. T  more

American Academy of Family Physicians Names 2019-2020 Board of Directors
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- The American Academy of Family Physicians issued the following news release: The American Academy of Family Physicians held elections for its board of directors this week at its annual Congress of Delegates, the organization's governing body. Members of the board of directors advocate on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the US health care system. The AAFP represents 134,600 physicians and medical students.   more

Candid's Cleveland Office Announces Plan to Redirect In-Person Library Services to Local Community Partners
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- Candid issued the following news release: This past February, Foundation Center joined forces with GuideStar to become Candid, a single nonprofit organization committed to providing research, tools, and trainings to social sector professionals around the world. In the years ahead, Candid plans to reach even more communities through its 400+ Funding Information Network (FIN) partners in the United States and around the world. In the meantime, Candid's Cleveland offic  more

Carnegie Institution for Science: Found - 'Poster Child' for Being Shredded by a Black Hole
PASADENA, California, Sept. 26 -- The Carnegie Institution for Science issued the following news release: NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has for the first time seen the aftermath of a star that was violently ripped apart by a supermassive black hole. Catching such a rare event in action will help astronomers understand these mysterious phenomena. The observation is reported in The Astrophysical Journal by a team of astronomers led by Carnegie's Thomas Holoien, who is a fo  more

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: Studies Link Air Pollution to Mental Health Issues in Children
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: Three new studies by scientists at Cincinnati Children's, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Cincinnati, highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children. A study published Sept. 25 in Environmental Health Perspectives found that short-term exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with exacerbations of psychiatric disorders  more

Cleveland Clinic Appoints Jame Abraham, M.D., F.A.C.P., as Department Chair of Hematology/Medical Oncology
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Jame Abraham, M.D., F.A.C.P., has been appointed the new chair of the Hematology/Medical Oncology Department at Cleveland Clinic. In this capacity, he will recruit and develop staff, and guide the department's focus on patient access and a multidisciplinary approach to care. Dr. Abraham currently serves as the director of the Breast Oncology Program at Taussig Cancer Institute and co-director of the Cleveland   more

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine Issues 1 Research Article in September 2019 Edition
LYNDHURST, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- The Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal from the Cleveland Clinic that provides clinical information relevant to internal medicine and cardiology, published one research article on the following topic in its September 2019 edition: * Hemorrhoids: A range of treatments The September 2019 edition of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine can be viewed at https://www.mdedge.com/ccjm/issue/207380/cleveland-clinic-journal-medicine-869  more

Cleveland Foundation Approves $17 Million in Q3 Grants
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 27 -- Cleveland Foundation issued the following news release: The Cleveland Foundation board of directors today announced $17 million in grants approved in the third quarter of 2019. Supporting residents in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties, the foundation has invested more than $72 million in the community year-to-date. "This quarter's grantmaking reinforces our commitment to providing equitable access to critical resources for all residents," said India Pierce Lee, Cl  more

Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, Assumes Role of President of the American Academy of Family Physicians
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25 -- The American Academy of Family Physicians issued the following news release: Gary LeRoy, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Dayton, Ohio, today assumes the role of president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 134,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. As AAFP president, LeRoy advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the US health care system. LeRoy is the associat  more

IIDA Announces Leaders From Ohio/Kentucky and Massachusetts as Advocate and Legislators of the Year
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The International Interior Design Association issued the following news release, Sept. 23: IIDA is proud to honor Chealyn Jackson, IIDA, vice president of advocacy, IIDA Ohio/Kentucky Chapter, as the 2019 IIDA Advocate of the Year and Massachusetts Senator Joan Lovely, 2nd Essex District; Massachusetts Representative Patricia Haddad, 5th Bristol District; and Massachusetts Representative Elizabeth Poirier, 14th Bristol District, as the 2019 IIDA Legislators of the  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis: Aftermath of Saudi Oilfield Bombings Sound Warnings for Future Volatility
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - State-owned oil interests hold back global progress on climate change * * * The recent bombings of Saudi Arabia's oilfields boosted energy stocks globally only to return to previous levels a few days later. See chart here (http://ieefa.org/ieefa-update-aftermath-of-saudi-oilfield-bombings-sound-warnings-for-future-volatility/). The fleeting jump in oil prices co  more

Insured Retirement Institute Issues Statement on Appointment of Froment to Federal Insurance Advisory Committee
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 -- The Insured Retirement Institute issued the following statement by President and CEO Wayne Chopus on the appointment of Ohio Insurance Department Director Jillian Froment to the Federal Insurance Advisory Committee: "IRI congratulates Director Froment on her appointment to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance. "This body needs to have highly experienced state regulatory voices to provide the Federal Insurance Office with effective recommendations and guidance.   more

Knight Foundation Names 16 Winning Ideas in 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Akron
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation issued the following news release: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced 16 winning ideas in the 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Akron, a community-wide initiative funding projects that engage and enrich Akron through the arts. The projects, winning a total of $592,000, will share stories from Akron's diverse communities and perspectives, help artists and arts organizations reach broader audiences, and bring new   more

Mary Hardin-Baylor Ranked No. 1 in First AFCA Division III Coaches Poll of 2019
WACO, Texas, Sept. 23 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.) starts the 2019 AFCA Division III Coaches' Top 25 Poll in familiar fashion - at No. 1. The Crusaders, who received 40 first-place votes, defeated Belhaven (Miss.), 23-13, to improve their record to 2-0. They look to continue their winning-streak next week as they host Howard Payne (Tex.) in American Southwestern Conference play. Mount Union (Ohio) comes in at No. 2 after rece  more

Military Officers Association: Post-9/11 GI Bill Proposal Would Significantly Expand Family Transfer Benefit
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 -- The Military Officers Association of America issued the following news: A proposed change to the post-9/11 GI Bill could pave the way for thousands of veterans and active-duty troops to pass the benefit to a family member instead of using it themselves. The proposed bill, introduced Monday by Sens. Jon Tester, D-Montana, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, would change the Defense Department's current transfer policy and block an upcoming plan   more

National Association of Wheat Growers: U.S.-Japan Tariff Agreement is a Good Deal for Wheat Farmers and Their Customers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The National Association of Wheat Growers issued the following news release: The tariff agreement signed today by U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a most welcome deal that will keep exports of U.S. wheat flowing to a very large and crucial market for U.S. farmers. "This agreement puts U.S. wheat back on equal footing with wheat from Canada and Australia that currently have a tariff advantage under a separate trade deal," said U.S. Wh  more

National Community Reinvestment Coalition: Unusual Homeownership Project Provides Hope of Affordability for Working-Class Individuals and Families
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- The National Community Reinvestment Coalition, an organization that works to uphold fair housing, fair lending and consumer protection laws, issued the following news release: The Central Ohio Community Land Trust (COCLT), a subsidiary of the Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation (COCIC), has signed an agreement with NCRC Housing Rehab Fund to build 20 new homes in the Near Eastside and Southside neighborhoods. The homes will be sold under a new affordable h  more

National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame: 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Profile - London Fletcher
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 27 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release: Few have taken the kind of path to the heights of the game the way that London Fletcher has. And that's just taking into account the number of NFL dignitaries from John Carroll University. The Division III Jesuit school in Northeast Ohio has served as a pipeline of sorts for off-the-field NFL roles, producing everyone from Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to Jagu  more

National Glass Association Announces Board Leadership for 2019-2020
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 -- The National Glass Association issued the following news release: NGA is pleased to announce its board leadership for the 2019-2020 term. At its meeting at GlassBuild America in Atlanta last week, the NGA board of directors welcomed Chris Bole, Pikes Peak Glass Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, as chair for the upcoming term. Cathie Saroka, Goldray Glass, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was voted in as chair-elect. Doug Schilling, Schilling Inc., Galion, Ohio continues as tr  more

National PTA Issues Statement on Football Night Gun Violence
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Sept. 28 -- The National Parent Teacher Association issued the following statement by President Leslie Boggs on high school football night gun violence: "According to an article published this week in Education Week, since the start of the new school year, at least seven shootings have occurred in or near high school football stadiums, including in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Any act of violence involving children and youth is intolerable--  more

Nationwide Children's Hospital Announces the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - New name honors visionary leaders and advocates * * * Nationwide Children's Hospital announced today that its nationally known genomic medicine institute is being renamed to honor the transformational support of Steve and Cindy Rasmussen. The Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine will move genome-based testing into the mainstream of pediatric diagnosis and treatment, makin  more

Nature Conservancy: New Section of Buckeye Trail Open at Edge of Appalachia Preserve
DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: The Nature Conservancy and Buckeye Trail Association have opened a new 16-mile section of the 1,454-mile Buckeye Trail. The new trail winds through the 20,000-acre Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve, co-owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy and Cincinnati Museum Center. The new trail is a joint project of The Nature Conservancy and the Buckeye Trail Association. The Nature Conservancy owns the  more

Nature Conservancy: New Section of Buckeye Trail Open at Edge of Appalachia Preserve
DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: The Nature Conservancy and Buckeye Trail Association have opened a new 16-mile section of the 1,454-mile Buckeye Trail. The new trail winds through the 20,000-acre Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve, co-owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy and Cincinnati Museum Center. The new trail is a joint project of The Nature Conservancy and the Buckeye Trail Association. The Nature Conservancy owns the  more

New Miles Added to Great American Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, First in Ohio Since Route Was Announced in May
MARSHALLVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy issued the following news release: * * * - Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County announce new 2.4-mile segment of the Heartland Trail between Marshallville and Forrer Road * * * Today, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) joined Rails-to-Trails of Wayne County to celebrate the ribbon cutting for 2.4 miles of new trail on the Heartland Trail. This celebration marks the completion of the first phase of Trail Ga  more

Ohio Environmental Council Applauds Governor DeWine's Order to Analyze PFAS in Ohio's Drinking Water
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 27 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following news release: Today, Governor Mike DeWine announced an action plan to analyze Ohio's drinking water for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) applauds the Governor's choice to address this issue and identify communities at-risk for PFAS contamination. His proposed plan includes testing public and private water systems near known sources of PFAS. PFAS are a massive family o  more

Pacific Legal Foundation: Family Sues Over Kentucky's Unconstitutional Competitor's Veto Law
LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Sept. 25 -- The Pacific Legal Foundation issued the following news release: A federal lawsuit filed today challenges Kentucky's Certificate of Need law for non-emergency ambulance services. Phillip Truesdell is the owner of Legacy Medical Transport, a transportation business located in Aberdeen, Ohio. Legacy Medical transports people by ambulance in non-emergency situations; for example, because they're confined to a stretcher or are undergoing dialysis. Because Legacy is   more

PETAL Dolphin Memorial Sought at Redeveloped SeaWorld Site
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 24 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Asks City Council to Honor 10 Dolphins Who Died While Abusement Park Was in Business * * * On the heels of the city council's vote to redevelop the former SeaWorld Ohio site, PETA sent a letter today asking the council members for permission to place a memorial honoring the 10 dolphins who died during the park's operation. In the letter, PETA points out that many of the d  more

Policy Matters Ohio Issues Statement on President Trump Overtime Rule
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following statement by Hannah Halbert, work and wages project director: Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its final overtime rule. The rule weakens an Obama-era rule which would have restored overtime protections to many salaried workers and boosted the pay of about 370,000 Ohio workers. Ohio workers have lost more than $85 million in wages since Pr  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Black Ohioans, Women More at Risk of Wage Theft
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Working people deserve to be paid for all the hours they work. Yet each year, employers steal wages from hundreds of thousands of Ohio workers. Around 217,000 Ohioans are illegally paid less than minimum wage. They lose an average of $2,800 each. Employers target workers of all demographics, but women and workers of color are more likely to be  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Incomes Inch Up, Poverty Unchanged, Race Gaps and Uninsured Rates Grow in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 26 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Policy Matters analysis of new data from the American Community Survey (ACS) found that incomes grew in Ohio in 2018, but that growth was unequal across race and did not make a meaningful dent in the state's high poverty rate. The ACS is the primary source for state-level poverty and income data and serves as a report card on wellbeing, highli  more

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: 'Unbound' Exhibit at Main Library Showcases Writing, Art by People Re-Entering Society
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: In partnership with the Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana and the Hamilton County Office of Reentry, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is presenting the month-longexhibit Unbound, featuring the creative writings and visual art of people who have experienced incarceration and are in various stages of returning to our communities. Unbound seeks to personalize  more

Sierra Club: Legal Challenge Secures Key Accountability Measures for Ohio Petrochemical Plant
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Communities continue to fight back against the proposed ethane cracker * * * As a result of a legal challenge to a massive proposed petrochemical facility in Belmont County, the company behind the project will implement several critical air pollution concerns that state regulators failed to address. The plant, known as an "ethane cracker," is one of five proposed petrochemical plants in the Ohio Valley t  more

Sisters of Charity Health System Signs Letter of Intent for Mercy Medical Center to Join Cleveland Clinic
CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 27 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Cleveland Clinic and the Sisters of Charity Health System today signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore Mercy Medical Center becoming a full member of the Cleveland Clinic health system while maintaining its Catholic identity through sponsorship by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. The Sisters of Charity Health System, which is the sole member of Mercy Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic will beg  more

The Buckeye Institute Calls on the U.S. Supreme Court to Protect the First Amendment Right of Association
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 25 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: On Wednesday, The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra calling on the United States Supreme Court to recognize that people have the right to donate to charities and nonprofit organizations without having their own personal information turned over to the government. "California's attorney general claims this case is about 'investigative efficiency' in its ove  more

U.S. Wheat Associates: U.S.-Japan Tariff Agreement is a Good Deal for Wheat Farmers and Their Customers
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The U.S. Wheat Associates issued the following news release: The tariff agreement signed today by U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a most welcome deal that will keep exports of U.S. wheat flowing to a very large and crucial market for U.S. farmers. "This agreement puts U.S. wheat back on equal footing with wheat from Canada and Australia that currently have a tariff advantage under a separate trade deal," said U.S. Wheat Associates (  more

United Soccer Coaches: Latest Girls' Rankings See Top 10 Shakeup
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 24 -- 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. St. Benedict's Prep out of Newark, N.J. now with a 7-0-1 record remains No.1, while Medina (Medina, Ohio) and Martin Luther King, Jr. (New York, N.Y.) are holding steady in second and third. Salesianum School (Wilmington, Del.)   more

VFW Energized Growing As It Begins Its 120th Year
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Sept. 26 -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars issued the following news release: * * * - Twelve decades later the VFW remains veterans' best advocate * * * On Sept. 29, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is celebrating its 120th year as our nation's largest and most accomplished combat veterans service organization. VFW 120In 1899, in a small tailor shop in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, 13 Spanish-American War veterans allied together with a determined resolve to fig  more

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber: EOMAC Receives $25,000 From Base Community Council
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Sept. 23 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: The Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council (BCC) recently donated $25,000--earmarked for the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission (EOMAC)--to the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation. Over the past two years, EOMAC has secured tens of millions of dollars in direct federal investment for the Valley's military installations: the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) and Cam  more