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State Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 42 items )  

Akron Public Schools: Two Students Recognized in National Competition
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 25 -- Akron Public Schools issued the following news: State Sens. Vernon Sykes (D-District 28) and Kristina Roegner (R-District 27) recognized Connor Harris and Chika Nkwocha for receiving awards at the NAACP National Afro-American Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). Harris, a student at Firestone Community Learning Center in West Akron, won a bronze medal for his research on the EPHA6 gene mutation and its correlation to colorectal cancer in African Ame  more

American Electric Power Increases Quarterly Dividend to 70 Cents a Share
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- American Electric Power Corp. issued the following news release: The Board of Directors of American Electric Power Co. (NYSE: AEP) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 70 cents a share on the company's common stock, an increase of 3 cents per share. AEP has increased the dividend an average of 6.3% over the past two years, in line with its 5% to 7% earnings growth range. The dividend is payable Dec. 10, 2019, to shareholders of record as of Nov. 8, 20  more

American Electric Power Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- American Electric Power Corp. issued the following news release: American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today reported third-quarter 2019 earnings, prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), of $734 million or $1.49 per share, compared with GAAP earnings of $578 million or $1.17 per share in third-quarter 2018. Operating earnings for third-quarter 2019 were $722 million or $1.46 per share, compared with operating earnings of $619 million  more

Babcock and Wilcox SPIG S.p.A. Completes Cooling Tower Restoration Project for Customer in Tasmania
BARBERTON, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- Babcock and Wilcox Enterprises issued the following news release: SPIG S.p.A. (SPIG), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., has completed a cooling tower upgrade project at Bell Bay, Tasmania, a production facility owned by Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company (TEMCO). SPIG fully rehabilitated the plant's existing cooling tower, providing a complete fiberglass-reinforced plastic cooling tower refurbishment, to help ensure long plant life and avoid c  more

Bradley Lepper to Present Archaeology Month Lecture at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex on Thursday, October 24
MOUNDSVILLE, West Virginia, Oct. 22 -- The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History issued the following news release: The Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville continues its celebration of West Virginia Archaeology Month at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, with a lecture titled "The Newark Holy Stones: Science, Politics, and Religion in 19th Century Ohio." This program will be presented by Bradley Lepper, senior curator of archaeology and manager for Archaeology and   more

City of Akron: Housing and Urban Development Awards Nearly $45 Million Across Ohio To Protect Families
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- The city of Akron issued the following news release: * * * - Grants to make low-income housing safer and healthier announced during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week include $5.6 million to Summit County and $4.6 million to the City of Akron * * * The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) continued its Midwest celebration of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week with the announcement of $5.6 million to Summit County and $4.6 million to the Cit  more

Cleveland Clinic, American Well Partner to Launch Digital Health Company
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- American Well, a provider of telemedicine services for health systems, health plans, employers and physicians, issued the following news release: CLEVELAND & BOSTON - Cleveland Clinic and American Well(R) are partnering on a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide broad access to comprehensive and high-acuity care services via telehealth. Together, the organizations will form a Cleveland-based joint venture company, named The Clinic(TM), which will offer virtual care  more

Cleveland State University: International Entrepreneurship Applied Research Symposium
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Cleveland State University will host its second annual International Entrepreneurship Applied Research Symposium Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25. It will feature over 40 subject matter experts, scholars, researchers and policy makers in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development. The theme of the symposium is Building the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Changing Times: Te  more

Cuyahoga County: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is October 26
CUYAHOGA, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- Cuyahoga County issued the following news release: * * * - Cuyahoga County Encourages Residents to 'Take Back Your Meds' on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day * * * Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish is encouraging residents to 'Take Back Your Meds,' in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day initiative, on Saturday October 26, 2019. Residents can safely dispose of their unused, unwanted, or  more

Dinsmore Continues Fall Expansion in Columbus With Addition of Health Care Partner Tim Cahill
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 25 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP's quick expansion in Columbus is continuing with the addition of Tim Cahill, who has joined the firm as partner of counsel in the health care group. He comes to Dinsmore from Adena Health System, where he served as general counsel and board liaison for nearly five years and interim chief compliance officer for a year. Cahill brings Dinsmore's esteemed Columbus health care group   more

Duke Energy Awards More Than $253,000 in Environmental Grants to Support Projects in Greater Cincinnati
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Sixteen organizations in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky receive $253,178 in grants - Grants to support clean water, conservation, wetlands protection and more, as part of Duke Energy's annual philanthropic investments in local initiatives * * * Duke Energy today awarded $253,178 to support 16 projects to aid wetlands, conservation, outdoor nature classrooms, invasive plant removals, water quality, new   more

E.W. Scripps Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) will report third-quarter 2019 operating results before Nasdaq trading begins on Friday, Nov. 8. A conference call with the company's senior management team will follow at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. Scripps will offer a live webcast of the conference call. To access the webcast, visit http://ir.scripps.com/. The webcast link can be found on that page un  more

Even Before a Trial, Rob Portman Already Has His Mind Made Up on Impeachment
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 23 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: Rob Portman is part of an exclusive club in the U.S. Senate -- just seven senators are saying they would rule out impeachment, and Portman is one of the seven who apparently already has his mind made up, even before he has a chance to consider the findings of the House's impeachment inquiry. "Donald Trump has already deployed Rob Portman as part of his Ukraine cover story, proudly bragging that Rob 'backed me up,'   more

FirstEnergy Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 23 -- FirstEnergy issued the following news release: FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) will release financial results for the third quarter of 2019 before markets open on Monday, November 4. These results will be discussed by FirstEnergy management during a conference call with financial analysts at 9 a.m. EST that day. A question-and-answer session will follow. Investors, customers and other interested parties are invited to listen to a live webcast of the call and view slides a  more

Frantz Ward: Construction Attorney Allison Taller Reich Appointed to the ABA Forum on Construction Law Technology Committee
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- Frantz Ward, a law firm, issued the following news: Frantz Ward is pleased to share that construction attorney Allison Taller Reich is appointed to the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law's Technology Committee. The Technology Committee's goal is to utilize technology to enhance the Forum experience and make the Forum's benefits accessible to the membership. Allison received a 2019 Diversity Fellowship from the ABA and is a member of the Forum's   more

GE Aviation's GEnx Engines Power Qantas 787-9 Record-Breaking Non-Stop Flight From New York to Sydney
EVENDALE, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- G.E. Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, issued the following news release: GE Aviation was honored to power Qantas' Project Sunrise nonstop flight from New York to Sydney in a record-breaking 19 hours and 16 minutes with the GEnx engine. On Saturday, October 19, a total of 49 passengers and crew participated in the historic flight, covering 10,200 miles of land and sea and crossed 15 time zones. The flight on the 787-9 was the first of three ultra long-haul  more

Goodyear Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 25 -- Goodyear Tire and Rubber issued the following news release: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today reported results for the third quarter of 2019. "In the Americas, we saw continued strength in our U.S. consumer replacement business and solid growth in Brazil, giving us positive momentum in these important markets as we head into the final months of the year," said Richard J. Kramer, chairman, chief executive officer and president. "Our Asia Pacific business improved   more

Gov. Northam Announces 703 New Jobs in Danville-Pittsylvania County
DANVILLE, Virginia, Oct. 25 -- Gov. Ralph S. Northam, R-Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Morgan Olson to invest $57.8 million to establish new walk-in step van assembly operation in former IKEA plant * * * Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Morgan Olson, LLC, North America's leading manufacturer of all-aluminum walk-in step vans, will invest $57.8 million to establish a new walk-in step van assembly operation in a 925,000-square-foot plant in Danville-Pittsylvani  more

Huntington Bancshares Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- Huntington Bancshares issued the following news release: * * * - Results Include 3% Year-Over-Year Increase in Earnings Per Common Share and 17% Year-Over-Year Increase in Tangible Book Value Per Common Share * * * Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com) reported net income for the 2019 third quarter of $372 million, a decrease of 2% from the year-ago quarter. Earnings per common share (EPS) for the 2019 third quarter were $0.34, up 3%  more

Jose Medina to Present 14th Annual Lindner Lecture in Ethics at College of Wooster
WOOSTER, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- The College of Wooster issued the following news release: * * * - Northwestern University professor to speak Oct. 30, be part of "author meets critics" session Oct. 31 * * * Jose Medina, the Walter Dill Scott Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, will present "Capital Vices, Institutional Failures, and Activism Inside/Outside a County Jail" at the 14th Lindner Lecture in Ethics on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at The College of Wooster. The free public lecture w  more

KnowledgeWorks: Ten-Year Forecast Charts Likely Promise and Challenges for Children During Critical Early Years
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- KnowledgeWorks issued the following news release: A new 10-year forecast, Foundations for Flourishing Futures: A Look Ahead for Young Children and Families, takes a sweeping view of society's mixed success trying to improve the lives of young children, and it employs strategic forecasting to identify emerging issues that leaders can influence for the better - or worse. Developed by KnowledgeWorks, and Joe Waters of Capita, the forecast asserts that the first eight   more

Medical School Department Chair Awarded Mastership Status by American College of Physicians
KENT, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Glen Solomon, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and Neurology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been awarded Mastership status by the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Solomon is a prolific researcher, writer, reviewer and editor. He is the co-author of two textbooks on headache medicine and has authored more than 1  more

Monica Houston Recommended by Cuyahoga County Audit Committee as Director of Internal Auditing
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 18 -- Cuyahoga County issued the following news release: The Cuyahoga County Audit Committee announced today the recommendation of Monica Houston, formerly City Auditor for the City of Modesto, California, to the role of Cuyahoga County's Director of Internal Auditing. Prior to her role as City Auditor, Houston was the Compliance Manager for the National Futures Association. From 2012 to 2016, Houston was the Chief Audit Officer for the South Carolina Retirement System In  more

Muscogee Creek Nation Presents Statement in Consolidated Opioid Suit in Federal Court in Cleveland, OH
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma, Oct. 22 -- The Muscogee Creek Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: The Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN) Attorney General Kevin Dellinger presented a statement before U.S. District Court Judge Dan Aaron Polster prior to the start of the landmark federal trial over the opioid epidemic in the Northern District of Ohio. Opening arguments were scheduled to start Monday, October 21, 2019 before Judge Polster. The case involves two   more

Nationwide Makes Investment in Upstream Security
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance issued the following news release: * * * - Israel-based company is a leading provider of cybersecurity for connected vehicles * * * Automakers around the globe are creating more and more connected vehicles. While this technology presents exciting new ways to help drivers, it also creates inherent cybersecurity risks. Those risks have made headlines multiple times in the past 18 months culminating with consumer groups identifying connecte  more

Nationwide Mutual Insurance: Agents Who Work With Nationwide Have New Resources to Recruit Customers AND Staff
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 25 -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance issued the following news release: * * * - Enhancements part of new co-op marketing program for qualifying agents * * * With the insurance industry labor market tighter than ever, independent agents are feeling the crunch when it comes to finding, training and retaining top talent. One-fourth of the insurance industry's workforce has retired (PDF) over the past several years, making it a challenge to hire people who have the skills and p  more

Ohio Dems Ask -- Again -- For Public Records on Voter Purge
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 25 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: * * * - NYT Report Found That Frank LaRose's Purge "Was Wrong About 20%" * * * The Ohio Democratic Party today provided the Ohio Secretary of State's office with an updated public records request in response to their refusal to turn over any documents related to the voter purge that removed more than 180,000 registered voters from the rolls ahead of this year's election. "Frank LaRose claims to value transparenc  more

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to Forestry in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued the following news, dated Oct. 18: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry honored two individuals and one organization for their outstanding contributions to forestry in Ohio at the Forest of Honor ceremony in Zaleski State Forest on Oct. 17. "Conservation of a renewable resource is what forestry is all about," said Dan Balser, chief of the Division of Forestry. "Our inductees have been pas  more

Ohio Secretary of State LaRose Touts New Law Strengthening Ohio's Position as a Leader in Election Security
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 25 -- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued the following news release: Today Governor Mike DeWine signed SB 52 into law, sponsored by State Senator Theresa Gavarone (R- Bowling Green.) This landmark bill strengthens Ohio's cyber-security posture and better prepares the state for the digital threats facing Boards of Elections, critical infrastructure, and all local government entities. "Imagine looking out the window and seeing foreign paratroopers parachuting into y  more

Ohio State University: Fathers Are 'Cautionary Tales' About Health for Some Adults
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Moms have a more positive influence, study finds * * * Some adults see their mothers and fathers as still influencing their own health - but in very different ways, according to a new study. In interviews with 45 married couples, researchers found that mothers influenced their adult children's health in the same way they had through life - by being there when they're needed to help the  more

Ohio State University: Opioid Addiction Study to Begin Work in Ohio Communities
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 23 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Ohio State-led coalition seeks to reduce overdose deaths by 40% in 19 Ohio counties * * * As part of a federal research study to dramatically reduce opioid overdose deaths, an Ohio State University-led coalition will begin assisting Ohio counties with prevention, treatment and recovery programs before the end of the year. The National Institutes of Health today announced when interventions will begin in the   more

Ohio State University: Pilot Study Shows Even Short-Term 'Vaping' Causes Inflammation in Non-Smokers
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 26 [TNSmedicalresearch - Cancer Prevention Research] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: E-cigarette (e-cig) use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig use can cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker adults. Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James) re  more

Ohio State University: Possible Gut-Brain Connection to 'Chemo Brain'
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 23 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Manipulating gut bacteria before chemo reduces symptoms in mice * * * Scientists looking for evidence of the gut's involvement in cognitive and mood problems related to chemotherapy treatment are testing their theories with the help of an unsavory rodent habit: eating feces. Because chemotherapy is so hard on the digestive system, causing diarrhea, nausea and anorexia, Ohio State University researchers are e  more

Ohio State University: Study Suggests New Way to Think About Brain's Link to Postpartum Depression
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Research in animals shows brain's immune system is activated by stress during pregnancy * * * Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions in ways that could contribute to postpartum depression, new research in animals suggests. The study is the first to show evidence of this gestational stress response in the brain,  more

Ohio State University: Tumors Alone May Be Linked to Cancer Patients' Cognitive Problems
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 26 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study in mice suggests both cancer and chemo affect the circadian clock * * * New research suggests that both tumors and chemotherapy could be linked to the cognitive problems experienced by cancer patients because each affects the circadian clock, throwing off cellular processes related to behavior and memory. Scientists found that mice with breast cancer tumors were less likely than he  more

Rice University: Opioid Settlements Come With Limitations, Says Baker Institute Expert
HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 22 -- Rice University issued the following news release: The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to a $260 million settlement Monday over the toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis. This settlement is a promising start, according to a drug policy expert at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. "What to watch for now is whether there will be a national settlement; last we  more

Smart Business Network's Koury to Speak at Ashland University's Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business Series
ASHLAND, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Smart Business Network co-founder Fred Koury will be the featured speaker at The Gordon E. Heffern Lecture on Christian Ethics in Business at Ashland University on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the John C. Myers Convocation Center, 638 Jefferson St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the event, which is free and open to the public, with lunch served at noon. Parking is available in University lots E and J. Those interested in at  more

Toledo Edison Volunteers Deliver a Playhouse - With an Electric Meter
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- Toledo Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, issued the following news release: When you think about Habitat for Humanity, you might think about providing housing for folks who are otherwise unable to live the American Dream. But you might not think of playhouses for children. Now, you can. Thanks to volunteers from Toledo Edison, the FirstEnergy Foundation and the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, two Toledo children, ages 5 and 3, now have safe and secure play housi  more

University of Dayton: Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative Taps School of Engineering Lab as First in Nation for Screening
DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative has greenlighted the University of Dayton Heyne Energy and Appropriate Technology Lab and the University of Dayton Research Institute to be the first in the nation to prescreen alternative aviation fuels for viability to enter the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) testing program. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, alternative avia  more

University of Dayton: Research Institute Partnership With Kettering Schools Will Help Teachers Learn, Integrate Sciences, Arts Into Classroom
DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: Bringing science, technology, engineering, arts and math to younger students can influence career choices. By the time they reach the sixth grade, most girls already have a career in mind; for boys it is ninth grade. "These statistics underscore the importance of introducing science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) curricula to students well before they reach junior high and high school," said Bern  more

WilmerHale Represents Former TV Anchor and Real Estate Investor in Copyright and Trademark Case
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- WilmerHale, a law firm, issued the following news: WilmerHale's representation of Clayton Morris, a former TV anchor and real estate investor, was mentioned in a recent Litigation Daily article. Morris's team includes Boston-based Partner Louis Tompros and Washington DC-based Senior Associate Christa Laser. The article highlights that Morris tapped WilmerHale to take action against an Ohio-based property group for copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation o  more

Wright State Awarded More Than $1 Million in Choose Ohio First Scholarships
KENT, Ohio, Oct. 21 [TNSgrants]-- Wright State University issued the following news: Wright State University has been awarded more than $1 million in Choose Ohio First scholarships from the State of Ohio for the 2020-21 academic year. The scholarships are designed to strengthen Ohio's competitiveness within STEM disciplines by supporting students in innovative academic programs. They are aimed at increasing the number of STEM graduates and educators in Ohio and funding collaborations that wil  more