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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 28 items )  

ACLU of Ohio: Last Abortion Provider in Dayton, Ohio Area Seeks Emergency Court Order to Block Abortion Clinic Regulations
DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 29 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Ohio, and attorney Jennifer Branch sought an emergency court order today on behalf of Women's Med Center, the last clinic in the Dayton area. The motion seeks to block a restriction that has forced the clinic to stop providing surgical abortions. The law requires abortion clinics to have a written patient-transfer agreement with a local hospital  more

ACLU: Last Abortion Provider in Dayton, Ohio Area Seeks Emergency Court Order to Block Abortion Clinic Regulations
DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 29 -- 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 American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Ohio, and attorney Jennifer Branch sought an emergency court order today on behalf of Women's Med Center, the last clinic in the Dayton area. The motion seeks to block a restriction that has forced the clinic to  more

Alliance for American Manufacturing Issues Statement on Factories Lose 36,000 Jobs in October
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- The Alliance for American Manufacturing issued the following statement by President Scott Paul: Manufacturing employment dropped in October, with the sector losing 36,000 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The bulk of the job loss occurred in motor vehicles and parts, which lost 41,000 jobs. Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said: "The autoworkers' strike largely explains manufacturing job losses in October. That said, the res  more

Buckeye Institute Issues Statement on Removal of Barriers to Employment for Military Spouses
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 24 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement by Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director and vice president, on the passage of state legislation (S.B.7) that would remove barriers to employment for military spouses: "Today's unanimous vote by the Ohio House to pass Senate Bill 7--which was developed from policy recommendations made by The Buckeye Institute--shows that policymakers are committed to helping our military families get back to work by removing needl  more

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Takes to the Road With New Mobile Care Center
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 1 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release, dated Oct. dated Oct. 29: In November, Cincinnati Children's will launch its new Mobile Care Center to deliver pediatric subspecialty services to local and regional communities. These will be areas that are underserved or have transportation barriers that make it difficult for families to access care at the Cincinnati Children's Burnet campus or satellite facilities. Although there   more

Cleveland Clinic Performs Its First Purely Laparoscopic Living Donor Surgery for Liver Transplant
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Goal of procedure is to improve recovery of living donors, which may encourage more donations * * * Cleveland Clinic has successfully performed the Midwest's first purely laparoscopic living donor surgery for liver transplantation in an adult recipient. The advanced procedure is available at only a few hospitals worldwide, and Cleveland Clinic is the second U.S. academic medical center to offer this a  more

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Manatees, Carmen and Heavy Falcon, Return to Florida
POWELL, Ohio, Oct. 29 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: After being rescued as orphans off the coast of Florida in early 2018, manatees Carmen and Heavy Falcon have completed their rehabilitation at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and began their journey back to Florida late Monday night. A member of the Zoo's Animal Care team, along with one of the Zoo's staff veterinarians, traveled with Carmen and Heavy Falcon and confirmed that they arrived safely at SeaWorl  more

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: White Rhino Calf Born at The Wilds
CUMBERLAND, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: The Wilds welcomed a female southern white rhinoceros calf born in the pasture during the afternoon of October 23, 2019. The calf is the 21st white rhino to be born at The Wilds since 2004 and the third fifth-generation white rhino to be born at the conservation facility--the only facility that has had fourth and fifth generation births of the species outside of Africa. The rhino has been named "Scout  more

Environmental Working Group: Coal Giant With Close Ties to Trump Files for Bankruptcy
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Environmental Working Group issued the following news release: The death spiral of the U.S. coal industry claimed its latest victim, as the nation's largest private coal mining company, with close ties to President Trump, filed for bankruptcy today. Murray Energy, which has missed multiple payments to lenders, filed for Chapter 11 protection today in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, according to a company news release. CEO Bob Murray was  more

Greater Cleveland Partnership: London Stock Exchange Group Selects Cleveland for Its ELITE Program Headquarters
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- The Greater Cleveland Partnership issued the following news release: The London Stock Exchange Group ELITE initiative (ELITE), announced today that Cleveland has been selected as the home of its Americas headquarters. ELITE is the London Stock Exchange Group's (LSEG) international business support program for small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs). In addition, LSEG-ELITE announced that Cleveland will host the Global ELITE Day 2020 conference. "We are thrilled to wel  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Letter to Puerto Rico's Legislative Assembly - Secure More Viable PREPA Debt Deal
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 29 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Agreement is weighted down by legacy debt - unfairly burdens ratepayers * * * The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) sent a letter to Puerto Rico's Legislative Assembly (https://ieefa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Letter_to_the_Legislative_Assembly_Regarding_Restructuring_Agreement_for_PREPA_October_2019.pdf) on Tuesday, urging represent  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis: Coal Seam Gas Is High Cost Gas for Queenslanders
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Gas no longer a competitive fuel for electricity production in Queensland * * * Gas consumers in Queensland are currently paying 51% more than export parity prices according to the ACCC while recent gas developments have brought short term booms but resulted in massive wealth destruction for small towns. IEEFA gas analyst Bruce Robertson spoke at an event attended  more

Institute for Energy Economics Says Australian Consumers Paying 71% More for Gas on Average
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Pressing need for government intervention in a failed market * * * Domestic gas prices in Australia are still failing to follow much lower international LNG prices, leaving Australian consumers paying 71% more on average for spot gas at the current market price than equivalent export "netbacks". The federal government commissioned the Australian Competition and Co  more

Journal of Public Policy Issues 5 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CAMBRIDGE, England, Nov. 2 -- The Journal of Public Policy, a peer-reviewed journal that says it applies social science theories and concepts to political, economic and social issues, published five research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Do markets make good commissioners?: A quasi-experimental analysis of retail electric restructuring in Ohio * Explaining the "ebb and flow" of the problem stream: frame conflicts over the future of coal seam gas ("fracking")  more

Journal of the American Ceramic Society Issues 70 Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 29 -- The Journal of the American Ceramic Society, which focuses research that diverse segments of ceramic science, published 70 research articles, including the following topics, in its January 2020 edition: * Defect engineering electrical properties of lead-free potassium sodium niobate-based ceramics * Dielectric and structural studies of ferroelectric phase evolution in dipole-pair substituted barium titanate ceramics * Elastic properties and fracture toughness of   more

Medicaid Spending Consumes Nearly One Out of Every Three Dollars of State Budgets, New Research Finds
NAPLES, Florida, Nov. 1 -- The Foundation for Government Accountability issued the following news: New research from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) shows that Medicaid spending has skyrocketed to an estimated $603 billion in 2018, consuming 30 percent of state budgets. Thirty-two states now have a quarter or more of their budgets devoted solely to Medicaid spending. Some states--such as Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania--are nearing 40 percent. The new paper reveals that Med  more

National Ground Water Association: Groundwater Foundation Donates to Water Well Trust
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- The National Ground Water Association issued the following news release: The Groundwater Foundation (GF) presented the Water Well Trust (WWT) with a donation of $100,000 on October 24. The check was presented to the WWT by National Ground Water Association (NGWA) CEO Terry S. Morse, CAE, CIC. The donation will fund a joint effort by the WWT and GF to drill wells for low-income families across the United States who lack access to clean water. The program pays for t  more

National Insurance Crime Bureau Sees Decline in Metal Thefts
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Oct. 29 -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued the following news release: In a new report on metal theft insurance claims, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) found that in 2018, there were 2,887 theft claims compared with the 3,017 claims recorded in 2017--a decrease of 4%. NICB analysts reviewed a total of 5,904 insurance claims for metal thefts occurring from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2018--95% of them for copper theft. The top five states   more

Nationwide Children's Hospital: American Academy of Pediatrics Releases First Policy Statement on Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Recent data report the prevalence of severe obesity in youth has nearly doubled since 1999 and affects about 4.5 million children in the United States. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released its first policy statement for the multidisciplinary care of metabolic or bariatric surgery for pediatric patients with severe obesity. The statement, published in Pediatrics, provides recommendation  more

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Study Shows Media Overlook Best Practices When Reporting a Celebrity Suicide Death
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 1 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Experts say adherence to suicide reporting guidelines is crucial to public health * * * Research shows media coverage of a celebrity suicide has the potential to increase the risk for contagion, especially among vulnerable individuals. To reduce possible harmful effects, suicide reporting guidelines for media were developed with input from journalists, suicide prevention researchers, and those  more

NCAA: Board of Governors Starts Process to Enhance Name, Image and Likeness Opportunities
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: In the Association's continuing efforts to support college athletes, the NCAA's top governing board voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model. The Board of Governors' action directs each of the NCAA's three divisions to immediately consider updates to releva  more

Ohio Environmental Council Statement Issues on Assessment of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 1 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Water Resources Director Pete Bucher: Yesterday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers and academic partners released the final Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) seasonal assessment for Lake Erie. The 2019 bloom in Lake Erie had a severity of 7.3, which NOAA noted as "relatively severe." The bloom was much greater than the bloom experienced in 2018 (3.6) and somewhat less than 2017 (  more

Ohio Hospital Association President, CEO Mike Abrams Appointed to Governor DeWine's Executive Workforce Board
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 1 -- The Ohio Hospital Association issued the following news release: Ohio Hospital Association President and CEO Mike Abrams of Upper Arlington has been appointed to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's Executive Workforce Board for a term beginning Oct. 31, 2019. The Governor's Executive Workforce Board engages communities, state agencies and stakeholders in Ohio to identify ways to prepare Ohioans with skills needed for in-demand jobs. Governor's Executive Workforce Board members ar  more

Ohio State Bar Association to Honor Area Lawyers in Springfield?on?Nov.?4, Team Up With Legal Aid Organizations to Host Pro Bono Clinic
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 31 -- The Ohio State Bar Association issued the following news release: The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) will recognize area attorneys for their service to the profession and the community at the District 6 Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Springfield (100 S. Fountain Ave.). Annual Meeting & Luncheon Gregory R. Flax,?representative to the OSBA Board of Governors, will preside over the meeting. OSBA President?Eleana?D  more

OhioHealth Named to Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in America
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: OhioHealth has been recognized as a top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This is the 13th annual employer survey conducted by the foundation to identify the top 100 employers in the country with the best adoption benefits. OhioHealth ranked 35. "We're excited to be recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for our adoption-related benefits," said Johnni Beckel, senior vice preside  more

OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels and Jewish Family Services Announce Partnership to Provide Care to Holocaust Survivors
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: OhioHealth and Jewish Family Services are working together to provide convenient, compassionate healthcare services for Holocaust survivors. Beginning Oct. 28, the OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels Primary Care mobile unit will be at Jewish Family Services on Mondays to provide comprehensive primary care services for an aging, underserved group in the central Ohio community. "Central Ohio has a large population of Holocaust   more

PETA: 'Climate Change Cow' to Send 'Moo-ving' Message to Liberty, Justice Celebration
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 31 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Is Pushing All Candidates to Do Something Tangible to Stop the Meat and Dairy Industries From Destroying the Planet * * * On Friday, PETA's "climate change cow" will moove the group's campaign to combat climate change to the Liberty & Justice Celebration--the largest Iowa caucus event of 2019--in Des Moines, where she'll urge candidates to take action to combat animal agri  more

Teamsters: Rail Chiefs Announce Formation of Coordinated Bargaining Coalition
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 1 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release: CLEVELAND and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Top leaders of 10 rail unions announced today that their organizations will be participating in coordinated bargaining in the round of national negotiations that began on November 1, 2019. The unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition are: * American Train Dispatchers Association (ATDA) * Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen / Team  more