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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 30 items )  

$28M Grant Funds Cincinnati Children's as Coordinating Center for Rare Diseases Research Network
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 3 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: The federal agency that oversees a large network of research centers seeking cures for hundreds of rare, disabling and often fatal diseases has named Cincinnati Children's as its new data management and coordinating center. The five-year, $28 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), one of the National Institutes of Health, is among the la  more

American Football Coaches Association: Top 10 Win Helps Mount Union Remain at No. 2
WACO, Texas, Sept. 30 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Mount Union's (Ohio) 37-14 victory over then-No. 9 John Carrol (Ohio) secures their No. 2 spot in the AFCA Division III Coaches' Top 25 Poll. Mount Union tallies nine first-place votes and looks to move to 4-0 on the season as they host Otterbein (Ohio) this coming weekend. Holding steady ahead of Mount Union is No. 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.), who received 44 first-place votes. Rounding out the Top 5   more

BLET Reaches Tentative Agreement With Delaware & Hudson
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative agreement with the Delaware & Hudson Railway (D&H). Ballots have been mailed to active members of the BLET employed by the D&H who are eligible to vote in the ratification of this agreement. Ballots are due by 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wedn  more

Buckeye Institute Issues Statement on Kiplinger Tax Map
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement by Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the economic research center and vice president of policy, on the 2019 Kiplinger Tax Map, which ranks Ohio one of the 10 least tax-friendly states in the country: "Everyone wants to be above average. However, as Kiplinger's 2019 Tax Map reveals, being above average on taxes has made Ohio one of the ten 'least tax-friendly' states in the country. "The study, which notes  more

Childhood Cancer Research Team at Nationwide Children's Hospital Awarded $10.2 Million Moonshot Grant
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 30 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health announced it has awarded one of its Cancer Moonshot grants to Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD, chief of the division of Hematology, Oncology & Blood and Marrow Transplant and Elaine Mardis, PhD, co-executive director of the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The multi-year grant supports m  more

Cleveland Clinic to Host Value-Based Innovation Summit
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 4 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - 3rd Annual Summit will take place Oct. 21-23 featuring theme, "Best Practices in an Accountable World" * * * Cleveland Clinic is bringing together thought leaders in value-based care redesign and payment reform to share their insights on healthcare's most pressing challenges and their organizations' best practices, during the 3rd annual Value-Based Innovation Summit on Oct. 21 to 23, at the Global Cent  more

Diesel Engine Manufacturing Powers State Economies and American Jobs
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following news release: In 2018, more than 1 million heavy-duty diesel engines were manufactured in facilities across the United States - a growth of 13 percent over the previous year, or nearly 120,000 engines, according to new data from the Diesel Technology Forum. Thirteen states are home to heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturing, with North Carolina producing more than one-in-three U.S.-made heavy-duty diesel engines. Other key st  more

Dozens Urge Mayor Ginther to Read Letters of Columbus Police Officers That Highlight Racial, Sexual Discrimination
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- Faith in Public Life issued the following news release: On Tuesday, October 1st, faith leaders released 14 letters written by former and current Columbus police officers. They urged Mayor Ginther to personally read the letters and called on him to hire a Police Chief to end racial and sexual discrimination in the Columbus Division of Police. The discrimination these letters reveal is within the department, and it is reflected in the violence members of the Columbus com  more

Environmental Working Group: Federal Judge - Class Action Suit Against PFAS Chemical Makers Can Proceed
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The Environmental Working Group issued the following news release: * * * - EWG: 'Day of Reckoning a Step Closer * * * A federal judge today allowed a class action case against 3M, DowDuPont, Chemours and six other companies to proceed when it denied every motion to dismiss the case brought by these chemical corporations responsible for producing toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS. The lawsuit was initially filed on behalf of Kevin D. Hardwick, of Glendale, Ohio,  more

Greater Cleveland Partnership Raises the Bar for Support of Levy Increases
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- The Greater Cleveland Partnership issued the following news release: The Greater Cleveland Partnership's (GCP) strategic plan called for a better understanding of the impact of our collective tax climate. In April, data from a GCP tax analysis was released that shows our region's residents face a disproportionate tax burden when compared to our peer cities. This week, a resolution was endorsed by GCP's Board of Directors stating the organization's intent to oppose fut  more

Household and Commercial Products Association: Jones Attends Product Stewardship Society Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Conference
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Household and Commercial Products Association issued the following news: Jim Jones, Executive Vice President, Strategic Alliances & Industry Relations, Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA), attended the Product Stewardship Society (PSS) Board of Directors Meeting in Columbus, Ohio on September 9. Jones was appointed to the PSS Board in August 2019. Jones also attended the Product Stewardship 2019 conference where he presented on HCPA's work related to the su  more

Important Open Enrollment Announcement for Medicare-eligible BLET Members And Retirees
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: If you are a BLET member, retiree, spouse or dependent, and entitled to Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Medicare Part B, you are eligible for the TEAMStar Retiree Health Program and TEAMStar Part D Prescription Drug Program (PDP). You are eligible for these programs during the open enrollment period regardless of your health hist  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Australia: NSW Minerals Council Fails to See Big Picture by Claiming Mine Refusal Affects Hospitals, Schools and Exports
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 1 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Australian government has published report showing South Korea's coal imports are in decline * * * The proposition touted by the NSW Minerals Council and echoed by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro that the rejection of the Korean-owned Bylong coal mine proposal last week by NSW's Independent Planning Commission (IPC) could have an impact on schools and hospitals, an  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Australia: Nuclear Is Too Expensive, Takes Too Long to Build, and Is Banned by Law in Australia
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 30 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - IEEFA responds to government inquiry looking at nuclear energy in Australia * * * As fossil fuels come under increasing pressure, the conversation on whether to install nuclear energy is heating up in Australia, with the New South Wales government today calling for a vote within three years. As the UK's latest foray into building nuclear power plant's only too we  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Report: GE's Q3 Loss, Write-Off Likely to Be $9+Billion
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 4 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - More red ink to follow as O&G division has nearly $25 billion on balance sheet * * * General Electric's misreading of changing dynamics in the energy sector and its Oil & Gas (O&G) division's 2017 merger with oil services company Baker Hughes have cost the company billions, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Anal  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis: Coal-Fired Power Generation Collapsing Across Southeast U.S., Longtime Bastion of the Industry
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 1 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Decade-long influx of cheap gas started regional transition; solar expected to finish it * * * Abundant gas supplies have transformed the electricity-generation sector in the traditionally coal-dominated Southeast U.S. Planned new solar construction in the region will add momentum to the energy transition and likely lead to the zeroing out of all coal generation in   more

Journal of the American Ceramic Society Issues 67 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 4 -- The Journal of the American Ceramic Society, which focuses research that diverse segments of ceramic science, published 67 research articles, including the following topics, in its December 2019 edition: * Ablation behaviors and mechanism of ultra-thick anti-oxidation layer coating on carbon-bonded carbon fiber composites * Assessment of interatomic parameters for the reproduction of borosilicate glass structures via DFT-GIPAW calculations * Control of electrical   more

Menopause Journal Issues 17 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
PEPPER PIKE, Ohio, Sept. 30 -- Menopause, a journal from the North American Menopause Society that says it features applied basic science and clinical guidelines on all aspects of menopause, published 17 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Association of the ESR1 polymorphism with menopause and MLXIPL genetic variant influence serum uric acid levels in Slovak midlife women * Childhood abuse and vasomotor symptoms among midlife women * Depressive symptoms a  more

National Center For Defense Manufacturing and Machining Welcomes Brandon Ribic, Ph.D. as New Technology Director for America Makes
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Oct. 1 -- The National Center For Defense Manufacturing and Machining issued the following news release: NCDMM proudly welcomes Brandon Ribic, Ph.D., as its new Technology Director for the America Makes program, effective today. Dr. Ribic fills the position previously held by John Wilczynski before being named America Makes Executive Director in June of this year. Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes is the national acce  more

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Christina and Ryan Day Encourage Students to Take a 'Day Time Break' for Mental Health as Part of On Our Sleeves Movement
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 3 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - The On Our Sleeves One-Year Anniversary of Breaking Stigmas and Starting Conversations is Oct. 10, World Mental Health Day * * * As champions for child and adolescent mental health, Christina and Ryan Day are partnering with the On Our Sleeves(TM) movement to launch an interactive school-based program to help break stigmas, start important conversations and improve mental health awareness for   more

North American Menopause Society: Laser Therapy Gains Credibility as Effective Option for Treating Vaginal Problems
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- 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: * * * - New study compares effectiveness and safety of fractionated CO2 vaginal laser therapy with vaginal estrogen after 6 months of follow-up with postmenopausal women * * * Nearly 50% of menopausal women complain of vaginal drynes  more

Ohio County Farm Bureau Efforts Win National Recognition
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 3 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ohio's county Farm Bureaus won eight of the 24 County Activities of Excellence awards presented by the American Farm Bureau. The awards celebrate unique, local, volunteer-driven programming and serve as models of innovation for local program development. The winning counties receive a grant to fund participation in the Farm Bureau CAE Showcase at the 2020 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention and IDEA  more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Acquisition of Additional AEP ReCreation Land
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Executive Director Heather Taylor-Miesle: Today, the Ohio Environmental Council joined Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for an announcement highlighting the acquisition of an additional 31,000+ acres of AEP ReCreation Land. The following statement may be attributed in full, or in part, to Heather Taylor-Miesle, Executive Director of the Ohio Environmental Council: "The   more

Operation Homefront: Procter & Gamble Employees Assemble 1,000 Comfort Care Kits for Military Families at Great American Ballpark
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- Operation Homefront issued the following news release: Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that builds strong, stable, and secure military families, was honored to join more than 200 Cincinnati-area Procter & Gamble employees at the Great American Ballpark on September 27 to assemble 1,000 Comfort Care Kits for military families. Through its long-standing partnership with Operation Homefront, P&G's generous support has helped to make an impact on the lives of  more

Policy Matters Ohio: DeWine Expands Food Aid to Four More Counties
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 2 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * - Feds grant SNAP time-limit waiver to 42 Ohio counties, leave some cities out * * * More Ohio children, families and working people will be healthier and more economically stable due to action taken by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) last month. ODJFS announced plans to increase federal aid for food and nutrition  more

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's Film Legacy Explored During Downtown Main Library Exhibit
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 3 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: Mention Cincinnati and film in the same breath today, and most people recall movies filed in the city, such as Rain Man, Traffic, Miles Ahead, Carol, Little Man Tate, Milk Money and even the public. But Cincinnati's cinematic history goes back much further than that, to Oct. 12, 1903, when the Mills Edisonia opened at W. Fifth Street on Fountain Square. The new amusement parlor ho  more

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Stands With State Leadership in Ohio to Turn Trails Vision Into Reality
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 3 -- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy issued the following news release: * * * - Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Identify Action Plan to Connect State, Including Funding Commitments Necessary to Trail Vision * * * Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) and the Ohio Trails Partnership (OTP) gathered with the Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus and representatives from Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and To  more

Talented Latino Educators Selected for UnidosUS National Institute for Latino School Leaders 2019 Cohort of Fellows
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- UnidosUS issued the following news release: UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), the nation's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that 15 leaders from across the country were selected from a competitive pool of applicants as the 2019 Fellows for the National Institute for Latino School Leaders (NILSL). The 2019 NILSL cohort is comprised of educators from California, Arkansas, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Tennes  more

Teamsters: Atlas Air Pilots Announce Formation of Local 2750
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release: At the request of the pilots at Atlas Air, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and the Teamsters General Executive Board approved the formation of Teamsters Local 2750, a newly created local union dedicated to the pilots. There are about 2,000 pilots who will be members of the union which will be headquartered in Ohio. "We're excited about this great opportunity, which is part of our natura  more

The Buckeye Institute Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Citizens From Unelected Government Bureaucrats' Attempts to Create New Crimes
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 4 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: On Thursday, The Buckeye Institute joined the Due Process Institute in filing an amicus brief in Guedes v. ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) calling on the United States Supreme Court to protect citizens from unelected government bureaucrats effectively redefining what constitutes a crime. "Guedes v. ATF applies well beyond the Second Amendment, and--if this practice is not reversed--wou  more