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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday October 13, 2019 ( 34 items )  

ACLU of Ohio: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Block on Law Banning Abortion Based on Patient's Reason
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 11 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction against an unconstitutional abortion ban. The law criminalizes abortion when one of the woman's reasons for the abortion is a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. This ruling follows oral arguments which occurred on January 30th, 2019 before a federal three-judge panel comprised of Chief Judge R. Guy Cole, Judge Bernice  more

ACLU: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Block on Law Banning Abortion Based on Patient's Reason
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 11 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction today against an unconstitutional abortion ban. The law criminalizes abortion when one of the woman's reasons for the abortion is a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. This ruling f  more

AFL-CIO Launches Ad Campaign Supporting Striking GM Workers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -- The AFL-CIO issued the following news release: With more than 48,000 UAW members on strike at General Motors (GM) fighting for fair wages, affordable health care, dignity, respect and the security they deserve, the AFL-CIO has launched a digital ad campaign blanketing 10 markets covering 15 cities. The ads will run on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Display Network, Spotify and Pandora. They are expected to reach more than 15.4 million people in Michigan--Detroit, Fli  more

American Ceramic Society: 2019 Roland B. Snow Award and Ceramographic Competition Winners Announced
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 11 -- The American Ceramic Society issued the following news: The Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition, is an annual poster exhibit to promote the use of microscopy and microanalysis as tools in the scientific investigation of ceramic materials. This year's competition was held during the ACerS Annual Meeting in September in Portland, Or., in the Oregon Convention Center. Winners were selected for the scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy categori  more

American Football Coaches Association: Minnesota State Takes Control of the NSIC After Dominating Win
WACO, Texas, Oct. 7 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Minnesota State used a dominating performance to beat conference rival and then-No. 12 Minnesota-Duluth, 52-7. The loss, which was the fifth one in a row against the Mavericks, dropped the Bulldogs 11 spots to No. 23. Minnesota State keeps their No. 3 spot in the AFCA Division II Coaches' Top 25 Poll and moves their record to 5-0. Valdosta State (Ga.) remains No. 1 after a 42-17 win over Mississippi Col  more

American Football Coaches Association: Wheaton Defeats North Central to Climb to No.6
WACO, Texas, Oct. 7 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Wheaton's (Ill.) 35-21 victory over then-No. 5 North Central (Ill.) secures their No. 6 spot in the AFCA Division III Coaches' Top 25 Poll. Wheaton looks to move to 5-0 on the season as they travel to face North Park (Ill.) this coming weekend. Holding steady ahead of Wheaton is No. 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.), who received 45 first-place votes after a 79-0 blowout win over McMurry (Tex.). Mount Union (  more

Brady Campaign Condemns Ohio Governor's Proposals to Address Gun Violence as Insufficient
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following news release: Two months after a shooting in Dayton, Ohio that left ten dead and 27 others injured, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a legislative proposal including purely voluntary background checks for private sales, and a change to the existing Ohio "pink slip" process rather than answering calls to enact a life-saving extreme risk law. This change does not specifically address the range of behavioral h  more

Cincinnati Children's Receives NIH Grant Renewal to Continue Leading Multicenter Consortium on Eosinophilic Disorders
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 7 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: Cincinnati Children's has received a 5-year, $7.57 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue leading a consortium of organizations from around the country that will conduct clinical research into eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. The Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR) also will train investigators in how  more

Cleveland Clinic, Oscar Expand Health Insurance to Three Additional Ohio Counties
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 10 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Expansion to cover patients in Ashtabula, Geauga, and Portage counties for the first time in 2020 * * * Cleveland Clinic and Oscar will expand their co-branded health insurance plans, Cleveland Clinic + Oscar, by offering 2020 coverage to individuals and families in three additional Ohio counties: Ashtabula, Geauga, and Portage. This decision to expand comes after a successful start to the partnershi  more

Environmental Integrity Project: Almost 600 EPA Veterans Call for Investigation Into Trump's Political Abuse of EPA Authority
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The Environmental Integrity Project issued the following news: * * * - Prompted by EPA Threats Against CA, Former EPA Officials Sign Letter to U.S. House Oversight Committee * * * Almost 600 former EPA officials sent a letter ( https://www.environmentalintegrity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Letter-to-U.S.-House-Protesting-Trump-EPA-Threats-against-CA.pdf)today to the U.S. House demanding an investigation into President Trump's abuse of EPA authority by threatening Ca  more

EVENT Nov. 4-6, 2019: PMMI Schedules 2019 Annual Meeting
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Oct. 6 -- PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will host the 2019 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 4-6: Agenda and speakers: Did You Hear the One About the CPG, Contract Packager and OEM? Panelists: Jennifer and Mike Wiese, BeeFree * * * Lean in 2019: Continuing Success for Your Business Speaker: Michael May, President/COO, ADCO Manufacturing * * * Bridging the Divide Between Generations Speaker: Matt Trowbridge,  more

EVENT Nov. 7-9, 2019: Association for Middle Level Education Schedules Annual Conference for Middle Level Education
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 6 -- The Association for Middle Level Education will host its Annual Conference for Middle Level Education at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, Nov. 7-9: Agenda and Speakers include: Inquiring Minds: Teaching and Learning with Good Questions Speaker: Erik Francis * * * Create a Thriving Culture That Starts with Celebrating YOU! Speaker: LaVonna Roth * * * Middle School: A Place to Belong and Become Speaker: Patti Kinney & Laurie Barron  more

Faith in Public Life: Best-Selling Author Sr. Helen Prejean to Headline Discussion on Death Penalty
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 9 -- Faith in Public Life issued the following news release: On Friday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m., faith leaders will meet with and hear from Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of the best-selling book "Dead Man Walking," will give a presentation as part of her nationwide book tour for her third book, "River of Fire". Dead Man Walking was made into an academy award-winning film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Sr. Helen Prejean is a tireless advocate for the abolition of  more

Food for the Poor: Piqua Native Hosts Annual Homes for Haiti Reception in Miami Valley
COCONUT CREEK, Florida, Oct. 11 -- Food for the Poor issued the following news release: Piqua natives Ben and Louise Scott, their son Benny and his wife Stacy Scott, are hosting a fundraiser to complete the third phase of 50 homes in Savann Kabrit, Haiti, at the Piqua Country Club, 9812 N. Country Club Road Piqua, Ohio, Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. The social hour and artisan auction with Food For The Poor will help raise funds to transform the lives of 50 Haitian families who have been praying  more

Halloween for Everyone at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's Boo at the Zoo Celebration
POWELL, Ohio, Oct. 8 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: Enjoy all of the Halloween fun without the fright during the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's annual Boo at the Zoo celebration, presented by bubly(TM). Due to the popularity of this event in years past, the Zoo has added a third Boo at the Zoo weekend! This "merry-not-scary" event will take place during the weekends of Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27. Boo at the Zoo will begin at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. on S  more

Journal of School Health Issues 8 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 11 -- The Journal of School Health, a peer-reviewed journal from the American School Health Association that says it features health and well-being of school-aged youth, published eight research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Alcohol Expectancies Moderate the Association Between School Connectedness and Alcohol Consumption * Association Among Internal Assets, Bullying, and Emotional Distress in Eighth Grade Students * CONNECT: Implement  more

Kroger Pork Tied to New PETA Expose
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 9 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Maggots, Filth, and Crowding Were Found at Pig Supplier * * * Today, PETA released never-before-seen whistleblower footage (https://headlines.peta.org/indiana-pig-farm/) taken inside a supplier to JBS USA, the nation's second-largest pig slaughterer, whose Swift brands are sold at Kroger. Pigs with bloody open sores, mother pigs so injured that they could barely move, dying pig  more

MetroHealth Names Julie Jacono Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 8 -- The MetroHealth System issued the following news release: Julie Jacono has been named MetroHealth's senior vice president and chief strategy officer, overseeing the growing health system's business strategy and development, innovation, performance improvement and market intelligence. She has served as interim chief strategy officer since January 2019. Jacono will lead MetroHealth's strategy and expansion into nearby counties, development of nontraditional business li  more

Moms Demand Action Issues Statement Regarding Background Checks on Ohio Gun Sales
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 8 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement by Kristine Woodworth, volunteer chapter leader for the Ohio chapter: "We're concerned that Gov. DeWine may be planning to walk away from central parts of the proposals he announced after the Dayton tragedy, including his call for background checks on all gun sales, with reasonable exceptions. "The gaps in our gun laws are just as deadly today as they we  more

National Corn Growers Association: Linder Looks Toward Building on Strengths in Fiscal Year 20
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 9 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The National Corn Growers Association entered a new fiscal year on October 1 and seated the 2020 Corn Board with John Linder of Edison, Ohio assuming the position of first vice president. Off the Cob spoke with him to delve into his views on what lies ahead for farmers in the upcoming years and his thoughts on the important role farmers play in NCGA as a grassroots organization. Looking at the year   more

National Shooting Sports Foundation Welcomes Federal Court's Dismissal of Case Against Firearms Manufacturers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation issued the following news release: The National Shooting Sports Foundation(R) (NSSF(R)) welcomes the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division's dismissal with prejudice of the Primus Group v. Smith & Wesson, et. al. case. The decision was delivered Oct. 9, brushing aside the frivolous claims against several AR-15 firearms manufacturers, including Smith & Wesson, Remington Arms Company, Sig Sauer, Sturm, Ruger   more

Nationwide Children's Hospital Study Shows Over-The-Counter Medications Commonly Used in Cases of Attempted Suicide by Self-Poisoning in Youth
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 7 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Rural areas experience a higher rate of reported cases, as well as a higher rate during school months. * * * A new study from Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found rates of suicide attempts by self-poisoning among youth and adolescents are higher in rural communities, higher during the academic school year and involve common medications found in many household  more

Ohio Environmental Council: Public Interest Organizations File Amicus Brief in Pursuit of a Fair and Constitutional Referendum Process
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 11 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following news release: The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC), alongside Ohio Citizen Action and Moms Clean Air Force, filed an Amicus brief in the Southern District Court of Ohio today in support of the complaint filed by Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts seeking to hold Ohio's statutes surrounding referendum process unconstitutional. Ohio's Constitution provides 90 days for referendum, but because of statutes passed by the   more

Ohio Hospital Association Issues Statement on HHS Proposed Rules Removing Barriers to Coordinated Care
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 10 -- The Ohio Hospital Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Mike Abrams regarding the Health and Human Services Department announcement proposing modernizing the Stark Law on physician self-referral and the anti-kickback statute: "OHA supports regulatory reforms that reduce barriers to care coordination. To that end, OHA appreciates HHS' proposed rules to modernize the Stark and Anti-kickback regulations, which have created unnecessary barriers   more

Ohio Moms Demand Action Responds After Gov. Dewine Abandons Efforts to Require Background Checks on Ohio Gun Sales
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 7 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Background Checks and Red Flag Laws are Fundamental to Gun Safety, and Were Once Supported by Gov. DeWine * * * The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded after Gov. Mike DeWine released legislative proposals that would create an optional backgro  more

OhioHealth to Build Health Center in Ashland
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 7 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: * * * - $14 million investment will include emergency services and additional primary care providers * * * OhioHealth announced today it will build a 22,000-sq.-ft. health center in order to grow its services in Ashland. The OhioHealth Ashland Health Center will be located on the corner of State Route 250 and George Road. OhioHealth plans to break ground in November. The $14 million facility is anticipated to open in fal  more

Policy Matters Ohio Issues Statement on House Votes to Restore Business Tax Break
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 10 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following statement by Research Director Zach Schiller: * * * - Real needed action: Eliminate this $1.1 billion giveaway * * * The Ohio House voted today to restore an income-tax break sometimes known as the LLC loophole to lawyers and lobbyists, who had seen it eliminated as part of the budget bill in July. Policy Matters Ohio Research Director Zach Schiller mad  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Segregation and Discrimination Plague Midwest
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 10 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * - Policy can reduce inequity in Ohio and its region * * * In the 20th Century, people from around the world came to Ohio and the Midwest, seeking opportunity in the industrial boom. Among them were black Americans from the South. Manufacturing and unions helped create good jobs for many black workers, but discrimination and segregation  more

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Library Foundation Receives $50k Grant to Fund Popup Preschool Program
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 7 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: Young children learn through play and by exploring the world around them. So the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County created the Popup Preschoolpilot program for children ages 3-5that offers a series of fun, interactive experiences with plenty of opportunity for hands-on play and learning at select branches. The Library has partnered with the YMCA of Greater Cincinna  more

Space Foundation: Register Now for Youngstown Space Commerce Business Growth Workshop
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Oct. 10 -- The Space Foundation issued the following news release: The Space Foundation, in partnership with Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) and Youngstown State University, is offering the Youngstown, Ohio, business community a rare opportunity to participate in an inexpensive training workshop focusing on emerging business opportunities in the rapidly growing space-based technology markets. This one-day workshop will provide key insights into space commerce an  more

United Soccer Coaches: Eight Honored as College Players of the Week
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 8 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced the College Player of the Week awards on Tuesday afternoon with eight student-athletes representing all three NCAA divisions, and two representatives from the junior college ranks, being honored. NCAA Division I Men: Declan McGlynn (Seattle) NCAA Division I Women: Lindsey Shira (Eastern Michigan) NCAA Division II Men: Jonathon Carr (Lake Erie College) NCAA Division II Women: Eri  more

United Soccer Coaches: Top Teams Unchanged in Latest High School Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 8 -- 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 on Tuesday. The top teams were unchanged in both polls, while 11 new teams appear in this week's poll. St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J. continues to hold down the top spot in the boys' poll with an 11-0-1 record. This is the sixt  more

Women's Endowment Fund Seeks Grant Proposals for Financial, Safety, Health Programs
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 10 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: The Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for programs that enrich the lives of local women and girls in the following areas: Economic Empowerment, including entrepreneurship, asset-building and financial literacy programs; programs that create better jobs, better access to jobs, and quality, affordable child care for women; and programs that enable women with child  more

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber: Santucci, MacMillan Recognized for Efforts at OEDA Summit
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Oct. 10 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber's Director of Government & Public Affairs Nick Santucci and Manager of Business Development Shea MacMillan were recognized at the Ohio Economic Development Association's (OEDA) Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony in Columbus on Wednesday for their efforts in economic development and government affairs. Santucci was named the winner of the 2019 Excellence i  more