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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 39 items )  

ACLU of Ohio: Justice Advocates Discover Rates of Youth Sent to Adult Court in Cuyahoga County Have Nearly Doubled Since 2016
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: A Factsheet by the Children's Law Center, the Juvenile Justice Coalition, and the ACLU of Ohio shows that since 2016, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office has sent nearly twice as many children and cases to adult court compared to the previous five years. In 2016, 49 kids and 76 cases were sent to adult court; in 2017, 91 kids and 130 cases were sent to adult court. In 2018, rates increa  more

Akron Community Foundation: Polsky Collection Added to Summit Memory Online Database
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 23 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: Through a grant from Akron Community Foundation, the Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award Collection has become part of "Summit Memory," the online collaborative resource that is part of the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Summit Memory is a collaborative project capturing the history of Summit County, and includes historic photographs, documents, newspapers, artifacts and  more

American Hospital Association Issues Statement on Ohio Opioid Lawsuit Settlement
CHICAGO, Illinois, Oct. 23 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following statement by Executive Vice President Tom Nickels on Ohio opioid lawsuit settlement: "America's hospitals and health systems have been on the front-lines caring for patients and families from the very beginning of the opioid epidemic. "The settlement announced today should ensure that a good portion of funds goes directly to the hospitals and health systems that have been and will continue to provide care to   more

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Presents Knoer With 2019 John W. Webb Lecture Award
BETHESDA, Maryland, Oct. 21 -- The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists issued the following news release: ASHP today honored Scott J. Knoer, Pharm.D., M.S., FASHP, with its John W. Webb Lecture Award. Knoer is the Chief Pharmacy Officer at the Cleveland Clinic where he leads an international pharmacy enterprise with a $1.1 billion dollar drug budget and 1,410 FTEs in 18 hospitals with facilities in Ohio, Florida, Nevada; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; London, England; and Abu Dhabi, UAE.   more

Battelle: STEMx Network Invests in State Innovations, Including Rural STEM Education
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Today, the national STEMx network announced funding for five states to expand quality STEM education programs and add to the national conversation on innovative education. The 2019 STEMx Challenge Grants funds projects in Idaho, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Four of the five awardees focus specifically on expanding STEM in rural areas, an emerging   more

Battery Storage, Renewables, Rare Earths Investment, Transition Planning Can Increase Employment in Future
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - As coal and LNG declines, renewables key to jobs for regional Australia * * * Employment will increase in renewable energy and battery storage installations - two of Australia's fastest growing industries, while the hydrogen sector and supply of lithium and rare earth minerals will open further downstream processing opportunities into the future with the right poli  more

Blanchard River Demo The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Release New Video Series
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: The Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Project, a five-year initiative showcasing and demonstrating conservation practices that will help improve agriculture's impact on downstream water quality, has released a new video series. These videos highlight the efforts being made on three northwest Ohio farms to learn about nutrient management and the many ways Ohio farmers can keep nutrients in the fields   more

BLET Part of Union Group Suing to Overturn New NMB Rule That Undermines Workers
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- 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, along with 14 other unions and union groups representing railroad and airline workers, has filed a joint lawsuit to protect workers covered by the Railway Labor Act from an anti-union rule change recently implemented by the National Mediation Board (NMB). In a Notice of Propose  more

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: Scientists Find Molecular Key to Body Making Healthy T Cells
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 25 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - Researchers Seek New Therapies to Stop Immune Diseases * * * In a finding that could help lead to new therapies for immune diseases like multiple sclerosis and IBD, scientists report in the Journal of Experimental Medicine identifying a gene and family of proteins critical to the formation of mature and fully functioning T cells in the immune system. T cells are an essen  more

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine Issues 3 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
LYNDHURST, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- 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 three research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * 2019 Update in perioperative cardiovascular medicine * Cardiovascular complications of systemic sclerosis: What to look for * Overview of endoscopy in neurologic surgery The October 2019 edition of   more

Cleveland Clinic Study Finds Functional Medicine Model Is Associated With Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 25 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Functional medicine addresses the root causes of chronic disease * * * In the first retrospective cohort study of the functional medicine model, Cleveland Clinic researchers found that functional medicine was associated with improvements in health-related quality of life. The study was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. The two-year study examined 1,595 p  more

Cleveland Clinic Unveils Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 23 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - A panel of top doctors and researchers presents the medical advancements with the power to transform healthcare in the next year * * * A dual-acting osteoporosis drug. Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. New treatment for peanut allergies. These are some of the innovations that will enhance healing and change healthcare in the coming year, according to a distinguished panel of doctors and researc  more

Cleveland Clinic, American Well Partner to Launch Digital Health Company
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - New joint venture, The Clinic(TM), to distribute comprehensive health services through virtual visits * * * 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), w  more

Council of Chief State School Officers to Support Project Improving Measurement of English Learner Growth
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- The Council of Chief State School Officers issued the following news release: The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced its participation today in a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop and improve ways to measure the progress of English learners. Led by the Mississippi Department of Education, the four-year project will evaluate English language progress models among seven participating states. The states are Arizona, Ar  more

Faith in Public Life: Trump Administration Rescinds Immoral Fine of Ohio-Based Immigrant Mother of Three
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- Faith in Public Life issued the following news release: On October 22nd, Edith Espinal, an immigrant mother of three who has lived in sanctuary to avoid deportation for two years at Columbus Mennonite Church, learned that the $497,777 fine levied against her by ICE this year has been rescinded. On July 1, Espinal received a notice from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that charged her with a violation of Section 274d of the Immigration and Nationality Act  more

Freedom Foundation Brings Important Message to Ohio Public Employees: Know Your Rights
OLYMPIA, Washington, Oct. 23 -- The Freedom Foundation issued the following news release: Following its success helping more than 60,000 public-sector employees on the West Coast leave their unions and stop paying dues, the Freedom Foundation is expanding its operations to the Midwest, beginning with Ohio, the group announced Wednesday. "I'm excited to officially announce we are open for business in the state of Ohio," said Aaron Withe, Freedom Foundation's National Director. "Our mission is t  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis: Offshore Wind Emerging as Viable New Source of Clean Energy in Asia
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Global offshore wind power capacity nearly doubled in last three years * * * Joining solar and onshore wind, offshore wind is gaining pace as the third go-to investment in the race to replace emissions-heavy fossil fuel imports with cheap sustainable domestic renewables around the world, finds a new IEEFA briefing note released today. Entitled Offshore Wind Ready   more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis: Tribal Utility-Scale Solar Initiatives Emerge Across Southwest U.S.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 23 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - As prices fall and markets evolve, deals are in the works on underdeveloped Paiute, Apache and Navajo lands * * * Deals for utility-scale solar installations are accelerating on tribal lands in the Southwest U.S., finds a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report, Tribal Utility-Scale Solar Initiatives   more

Lakewood Becomes Third Ohio City Committed to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy
LAKEWOOD, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Despite rollbacks at the statehouse, local Ohio communities demand clean energy transition * * * Today, the Lakewood City Council passed a resolution establishing a goal of 100% clean, renewable energy. Lakewood joins Cleveland and Cincinnati as the third Ohio city, and the first suburb, to make this commitment. The resolution states Lakewood will achieve 100% clean energy for city facilities by 2025 and c  more

National Ground Water Association Announces New Editor-in-Chief for Groundwater
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The National Ground Water Association issued the following news release: The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is excited to announce Dr. Leonard "Lenny" Konikow as the new editor-in-chief of their flagship research publication Groundwater. In publication since 1963, Groundwater is the leading international journal focused exclusively on groundwater. A renowned hydrogeologist, Konikow worked for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for more than 40 years. As a  more

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, Elected to the Prestigious National Academy of Medicine
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Today, Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, co-executive director of the Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the first faculty member from Nationwide Children's to be appointed to this prestigious organization. Election to NAM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and r  more

Navajo Foray Into Powder River Basin Coal Is Off to Troubled Start
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 25 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Regulatory roadblock in Montana - business case for NTEC acquisition of Cloud Peak mines continues to unravel * * * Regulatory opposition to the acquisition this week by Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) of three coal mines in the Powder River Basin deals the small company's expansion strategy an immediate setback, concludes a report published today by the   more

OCLC and Europeana Partner to Share Access to Open Cultural Heritage Resources Through WorldCat
DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: * * * - OCLC to add records of millions of freely accessible, digitized items from the Europeana Collections to WorldCat * * * OCLC and Europeana, the digital platform for European cultural heritage, are working together to add records of millions of digitized items to WorldCat, making this open content easily discoverable and freely accessible to readers, researchers and students through libraries  more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Climate Legislation Referendum Announcement
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Executive Director Heather Taylor-Miesle on the announcement from the Citizens Against Corporate Bailouts that their campaign did not have enough signatures to meet the constitutional requirement to initiate a referendum of Ohio climate legislation (H.B. 6): "With hundreds of thousands of signatures collected in just over 50 days, far less than the 90 days provided by the Ohio constitution, it is clear t  more

Ohio Hospital Association: Tri-State Hospital Group Partners to Improve Healthcare Quality, Patient Safety
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- The Ohio Hospital Association issued the following news release: Three hospital associations in New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania today announced the creation of Q3 Health Innovation Partners (Q3HIP), a new joint venture to improve health quality and patient safety. Q3HIP is comprised of the New Jersey Hospital Association, the Ohio Hospital Association and The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. Building on the quality improvement track records of  more

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Introduction of 'Stand Your Ground' Legislation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Research has Shown 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Are Associated With Increased Homicides and are not Shown to Decrease Violent Crime * * * The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action, both parts of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement on the introduction of so-called Stand Your   more

OhioHealth and Chenmed Open Three Dedicated Senior Medical Centers in Underserved Areas of Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: * * * - New era of personalized primary care for seniors underway in Columbus * * * OhioHealth, a nationally recognized health system based in Columbus, Ohio, and ChenMed, a nationally recognized physician-led primary care provider serving seniors in eight states, announced today the opening of the third, of three, primary care offices for seniors, called "Dedicated Senior Medical Centers." The Dedicated centers bring t  more

Policy Matters Ohio Issues Statement on Tax Break Review
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 16 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following statement by Senior Project Director Wendy Patton: * * * - No committee members appointed to oversee $9 billion in tax breaks * * * The clock is ticking for Senate President Larry Obhof and House Speaker Larry Householder to name members to the committee which monitors Ohio's $9 billion in annual tax breaks. Oversight of tax breaks is a tough job and legi  more

Policy Matters Ohio Names Jasmine Ayres Policy Liaison
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Jasmine Ayres has joined Policy Matters Ohio as the organization's new policy liaison. In her role, Ayres will work to connect the group's research and analysis with state policymakers, allies and the general public. She will especially focus her efforts on reforming Ohio's upside-down tax code which favors the wealthy and powerful while failin  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Fresh Start Act Could Clear Pathways to Work
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 23 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * - Policy Matters calls for lawmakers to strengthen HB 263 * * * More than 850 laws and administrative rules limit access to work for Ohioans with a criminal record. The Fresh Start Act, House Bill 263, takes aim at the 630 that limit job opportunities through occupational licensing. Policy Matters Ohio Researcher Michael Shields submi  more

Policy Matters Ohio: UAW-GM Deal Highlights Need for Policies to Help Displaced Workers
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 25 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: The agreement reached today between General Motors and 48,000 United Autoworkers who have been on strike since September 15thwill make some workers' jobs more secure. It is now time for the state to invest in the working families GM left behind. The UAW strike pushed GM to finally reform its use of long-term temp workers. Under the new contract  more

Sierra Club: Trump to Headline Fracked Gas Conference Amid Local Opposition to Fossil Fuel Buildout
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Oct. 22 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: On Wednesday, Donald Trump is scheduled to give the keynote address at the Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh. Trump is expected to tout his administration's rollbacks of key environmental protections, with the goal of propping up the fossil fuel industry at the expense of Appalachian communities that will be subjected to increased air and water pollution. * Trump has been a vocal proponent of plans to  more

The National Ground Water Association Presents Al Smith With Life Member Award
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The National Ground Water Association issued the following news release: Albert "Al" Smith, Supervisor of Well Screen Customer Service with Johnson Screens in New Bright, Minnesota, will receive the Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). The award, which will be presented to Mr. Smith at NGWA's Groundwater Week in Las Vegas, is a recognition of his significant contributions to the groundwater industry throughout his 42-year career. A  more

The National Ground Water Association Presents Curtis King, CWD/PI, With Life Member Award
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The National Ground Water Association issued the following news release: Curtis King, CWD/PI, Field Director for Healing Hands International in Centralia, Washington, will receive the Life Member Award and Special Recognition Award from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). The awards, which will be presented to King at NGWA's Groundwater Week in Las Vegas, are a recognition of his significant contributions to the groundwater industry and service to those   more

The National Ground Water Association Presents Don Baron With Life Member Award
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The National Ground Water Association issued the following news release: Don Baron, Technical Sales for Johnson Screens in New Brighton, Minnesota, will receive the Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). The award, which will be presented to Baron at NGWA's Groundwater Week in Las Vegas, is a recognition of his significant contributions to the groundwater industry in more than 45 years of service. Baron is recognized as a technical w  more

The National Ground Water Association Presents Dr. Craig Divine With the Technology Award
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The National Ground Water Association issued the following news release: Dr. Craig Divine, Vice President at Arcadis in Irvine, California, will receive the Technology Award from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). The award, which will be presented to Divine at NGWA's Groundwater Week in Las Vegas, is presented to those who have made major contributions to the groundwater industry in the development of ideas, tools, and equipment. Divine joined Arcadis  more

The National Ground Water Association Presents Mr. Ryan Arnett With Supplier of the Year Award
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The National Ground Water Association issued the following news release: Mr. Ryan Arnett, Vice President-General Manager of Austin Pump & Supply in Austin, Texas, will receive the Supplier of the Year Award from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). The award, which will be presented to Mr. Arnett at NGWA's Groundwater Week in Las Vegas, is awarded to NGWA suppliers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills within and outside the industry. Arnet  more

The National Ground Water Association Presents Stewart Hitchon With the Equipment Design Award
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 21 -- The National Ground Water Association issued the following news release: Stewart Hitchon, President of Hitchon Pumps in Ontario, Canada will receive the Equipment Design Award from the National Ground Water Association. The award, which will be presented to Hitchon at NGWA's Groundwater Week in Las Vegas, is presented to individuals for excellence in the design of equipment products that promote safety as well as efficiency in water well drilling. Hitchon began w  more

Zoonoses & Public Health Journal Issues 13 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
MEDFORD, Massachusetts, Oct. 21 -- Zoonoses and Public Health, a journal that says it features integrated and global approaches to zoonoses and public health, published 13 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Cache Valley virus: A scoping review of the global evidence * Clostridioides difficile on Ohio swine farms (2015): A comparison of swine and human environments and assessment of on-farm risk factors * Comparison of three data mining time series models  more