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State Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 75 items )  

AEP to Continue Investment in Regulated Businesses and Renewables, Reaffirms Operating Earnings Growth Rate of 5 Percent to 7 Percent
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- American Electric Power Corp. issued the following news release: American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) will continue focusing capital investments in its regulated operations and contracted renewables as the company builds a cleaner, smarter and more reliable energy system to benefit both customers and shareholders. The company reaffirmed its 2020 operating earnings (earnings excluding special items) guidance range of $4.25 to $4.45 per share, and its projected annual ope  more

Air Force Tests Clarkson University Plasma Reactor to Degrade, Destroy PFOS, PFOA
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- Clarkson University issued the following news: Civilian researchers completed a two-week field demonstration here Sept. 25 using an innovative plasma technology to degrade and destroy perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOS and PFOA, in groundwater. This was the first field demonstration of the Enhanced Contact Plasma Reactor, conducted under an Air Force Civil Engineer Center contract with primary contractor Clarkson  more

Akron Public Schools: Lawmakers Hear Reality of Funding
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Akron Public Schools issued the following news: School superintendents in Ohio testified before state lawmakers Thursday to try to help pass a new state funding formula for education. Right now, members of the House of Representatives Finance Committee are trying to agree on a base cost to spend for one student's education. This comes after many say the previous number of $6,020 per year didn't work. Once a base number is created, the bill calls for additional funds for   more

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
BARBERTON, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Babcock and Wilcox Enterprises issued the following news release: Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. ("B&W Enterprises") (NYSE: BW) announced today third quarter 2019 GAAP loss from continuing operations improved by $47.2 million to a loss of $57.0 million compared to a loss of $104.1 million in third quarter 2018. Adjusted EBITDA also improved by $36.8 million to a positive $10.1 million compared to negative $26.7 million in the prior year period, resulting in the Co  more

Cincinnati Public Schools: Brooks Named Director of Early Childhood Education
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news: Cincinnati Public Schools has named Vera Brooks as director of Early Childhood Education. Brooks has served since 2018 as the interim director of the department, leading the expansion of preschool enrollment and evaluation of CPS' preschool teaching professionals and programs. CPS opened 10 new preschool classrooms in the 2019-20 school year, and plans to open more classrooms throughout the district in 2020-21. No  more

Clark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin to Host College Presidents for Clark State Catalysts Series
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin will welcome the first of three special guests to the College for a new series: Clark State Catalysts. Clark State Catalysts is a leadership series with three sitting college presidents for the purpose of sharing their expertise with the wider college communities. "The purpose is to highlight different leadership styles and show the diversit  more

Cleveland Public Power Works to Improve Quality of Life for Customers While Improving Infrastructure
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The city of Cleveland issued the following news release: For more than 100 years, CPP has provided residents and businesses in Cleveland with quality and affordable electric service. As a municipally owned utility, CPP's focus is not on profit - but rather on providing the highest level of service at the lowest possible cost, investing in quality of life issues, and supporting local priorities and initiatives. As with any publicly or privately held utility, outages c  more

Closing Talent Gap: Cleveland State University
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Levin College Forum examines NEO workforce needs * * * Cleveland State University's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs will host its next Forum on efforts to better meet the workforce needs of the Northeast Ohio economy. "Closing the Talent Gap" will present findings from Team NEO's 2019 Aligning Opportunities report, which argues that the demand for skilled and educated talent in the  more

Cooper Tire Unveils New Discover EnduraMax Tire at SEMA Show November 5 Through 8
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. issued the following news release: Cooper Tire today introduced its latest innovation in all-season SUV tires in booth #43019 at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. The new Cooper(R) Discoverer EnduraMaxTM tire is designed to tackle the kind of rough roads that chew up tires and can be found just about everywhere throughout the U.S. The Discoverer EnduraMax(TM) tire leverages advanced technology from Cooper's ul  more

Decorated Dressage Rider Lindsey Saad Joins Dinsmore as Litigation Partner
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of Partner Lindsey Saad to the firm's Morgantown office. She will practice with Dinsmore's tort and litigation groups. To date, her broad practice has focused on long-term care and product liability with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and medical device defense litigation. In Saad's general litigation practice, she has represented everyone from s  more

Dinsmore Earns Top-Tier Honors in 2020 'Best Law Firms' List
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has earned top honors in the 2020 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings. Dinsmore received three tier 1 national listings for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Mining Law and Public Finance Law. The firm also received 118 first-tier metropolitan listings. To compile the "Best Law Firms" rankings, researchers conducted surveys and reviewed i  more

E.W. Scripps Issues Financial for 3rd Quarter of 2019
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) today reported operating results for the third quarter of 2019. Unless otherwise indicated, all operating results comparisons are to the Scripps historical results for the third quarter of 2018. Total revenue was $350 million compared to $303 million in the third-quarter 2018. Loss from continuing operations attributable to Scripps was $21.9 million o  more

FirstEnergy Employees Help Make the Akron Marathon Sensory Inclusive
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- FirstEnergy issued the following news release: FirstEnergy has been a proud sponsor of the Akron Marathon since its inception. In addition to serving as the presenting sponsor of the event, company employees are embedded in the Akron Marathon from start to finish, from running in the race to volunteering as bike escorts. Being an Akron Marathon volunteer took on new meaning this year when members of our THRIVE employee business resource group (EBRG) helped to make the 20  more

FirstEnergy Issues Financials for 3rd Quarter of 2019
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- FirstEnergy issued the following news release: FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today reported third quarter 2019 GAAP earnings of $391 million or $0.73 per basic share ($0.72 diluted), on revenues of $3 billion. GAAP results include the impact of special items listed below. Operating (non-GAAP) earnings* for the third quarter of 2019 were $0.76 per share. These results compare to a GAAP loss of $(512) million, or $(1.02) per basic and diluted share in the third quarter of 2  more

FirstEnergy Provides Financial Outlook, Information for Investors
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- FirstEnergy issued the following news release: FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today provided investors an extended growth outlook through 2023 and launched two reports outlining the company's five-year vision and strategy as well as progress on environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. In addition, FirstEnergy's Board today declared an increased quarterly dividend of $0.39 per common share. The dividend is payable on March 1, 2020, to shareholders of record a  more

Franklin County: New Exhibit Honoring Fallen Veterans Dedicated
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Franklin County issued the following news: Franklin County veterans who have served and died during our nation's wars now have a special exhibit dedicated in their honor which lists the veterans by name, thanks to an exhibit commissioned by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. The Commissioners joined veterans and area historians from across the county for a special dedication of the exhibit this morning. The exhibit includes a collection of historic plaques th  more

Frantz Ward Client Obtains Favorable Ruling in Dispensary License Litigation
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Frantz Ward, a law firm, issued the following news: An Ohio judge ordered the Board of Pharmacy to reconsider its denial of a provisional dispensary license to Frantz Ward's client, Pure Ohio Wellness, LLC. Pure Ohio was the highest-scoring dispensary applicant in the state's Southwest-7 District, which includes Fayette, Madison, and Greene counties. However, the Board denied Pure Ohio a license and instead awarded a license to a lower-scoring applicant as a result o  more

Grant Used to Create VR of Patient's Perspective: University of Cincinnati
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 8 [TNSgrants] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - University of Cincinnati project uses virtual reality to raise awareness on where patients live, work and play * * * A project using virtual reality to raise awareness and empathy in local health care providers is the result of a collaboration between the UC College of Nursing, Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UC College of Medicine and Center for Simulations and Virtual   more

Holland & Knight Advises Placement Agent in Central Federal Corp.'s $25 Million Private Offering
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- Holland and Knight, a law firm, issued the following news release: Holland & Knight advised Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P. as sole placement agent on Central Federal Corporation's (NASDAQ: CFBK) recently announced $25 million private placement. The offering, which was made in common and convertible preferred stock, closed on October 31. Central Federal Corporation is the parent of CFBank, N.A., which has a large presence in Ohio. An affiliate of Castle Creek Capital LL  more

In 2019 Ohio Dems Won in Big Cities, Suburbs and Rural Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: Through the "Main Street Initiative," the Ohio Democratic Party is continuing to focus on building a bench of great public servants at the local level -- and that focus paid dividends on Tuesday night, as Ohio Democrats won races in big cities, growing suburbs and even deep-red counties. In addition, Andy Beshear's win in Kentucky -- which was powered by gains in the northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati -- demons  more

In Warming World, Glacier Scientists Have to Keep Going Higher: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 9 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - An expedition to Peru captures climate history trapped in ice - before it is gone * * * From the summit of Huascaran, the highest mountain in Earth's tropics, the valleys of the western Andes look placid and peaceful - calming, even. The signs of climate change - of the melting glaciers throughout the Andes, of the changes to the local villages' water supplies - are not immediately evident. But the scientific  more

Indiana A.G. Hill Leads Multistate Brief Defending Ohio Law Prohibiting Abortions Sought Due to Down Syndrome
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Nov. 4 -- Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill issued the following news release: Attorney General Curtis Hill has filed an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of an Ohio law prohibiting medical providers from performing an abortion with "knowledge that the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion, in whole or in part, because" the unborn child has Down syndrome. A panel of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld an injunction against the Ohio statute, s  more

Josephine Wright Earns One of Highest Honors in Field of Musicology: College of Wooster
WOOSTER, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- The College of Wooster issued the following news release: * * * - Longtime professor of music and Africana studies at Wooster named an Honorary Member of the AMS * * * Josephine Wright, the Josephine Lincoln Morris Professor of Black Studies, chair of the department of Africana studies, and professor of music at The College of Wooster, has attained one of the preeminent honors in her field, recently presented with an award of Honorary Membership by the American Music  more

La. Gov. Edwards: Louisiana Earns Top 10 Spot Among Nation's Best Business Climates
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, Nov. 6 -- Gov. John Bel Edwards, D-Louisiana, issued the following news: Today, Site Selection announced Louisiana ranks among the Top 10 states in the U.S. for best business climate for the 10th year in a row. The magazine ranked Louisiana No. 10 in its 2019 analysis of the top locations for business investment and job creation. Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio held the top three spots in the magazine's Top Business Climates ranking. Site Selection bases its business c  more

LHC Group and LifePoint Health Expand Joint Venture Partnership in Three States
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana, Nov. 5 -- LifePoint Health, a healthcare company, issued the following news: LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG) and LifePoint Health have announced an agreement to further expand their existing joint venture (JV) partnership with the purchase of one home health provider with a location in Wilmington, Ohio, and two hospice providers located in Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Lewiston, Idaho. The organizations will share ownership of CMH Home Health Care, Casa de la Paz Hospice, and St  more

Lincoln Electric Launches POWER MIG 140 MP
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Lincoln Electric, a company that specializes in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding solutions and robotic welding and cutting systems, issued the following news release: Lincoln Electric(R) introduces the POWER MIG(R) 140 MP(R) multi-process welder, a lightweight and portable welder that connects to 120 volt power. This machine is an excellent choice for MIG, Stick, Flux-Cored, and DC TIG welding applications. The intuitive user interface, easy setu  more

Lincoln Electric Provides New UltraCore Stainless Flux-Cored Wires
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Lincoln Electric, a company that specializes in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding solutions and robotic welding and cutting systems, issued the following news release: Lincoln Electric(R) offers new UltraCore(R) stainless steel flux-cored, gas-shielded wires available in commonly used austenitic grades for flat and all-positional applications. The new wires are preferred by welders for the polished appearance of the weld deposits, ease of welding   more

Lost Trees Hugely Overrated as Environmental Threat, Study Finds: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 5 [TNSenvironmentresearch-Journal of Forest Economics] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Carbon emissions from deforestation much smaller than previously thought, economists say * * * Cutting down trees inevitably leads to more carbon in the environment, but deforestation's contributions to climate change are vastly overestimated, according to a new study. Deforestation for timber and farmland is responsible for about 92 billion tons of carbon   more

Many Insured Americans Go Out of Network, Pay More for Behavioral Health Despite Parity Laws: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 [TNSmedicalresearch-JAMA Network Open journal] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study details high out-of-pocket costs * * * Americans are using more out-of-network care and paying more out of pocket for behavioral health care than for treatment of other conditions, despite efforts to increase coverage and access to mental health services, according to new research. The study highlights access barriers to behavioral health providers that lea  more

Mount St. Joseph University Educators Receive Education Grant
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 6 [TNSgrants-DoEd] -- Mount St. Joseph University issued the following news release: Two professors of education at Mount St. Joseph University, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education and University of Cincinnati School Psychology program, have been awarded a $1.2 million federal grant to work with three local school districts on improving the literacy of students with or at risk for dyslexia. The U.S. Department of Education Model Demonstration Projects fo  more

Mr. Clarence Pauley III, UC Health SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Announces Retirement
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- U.C. Health, a network of hospitals operated by the University of Cincinnati, issued the following news release: UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, announced today the upcoming retirement of Mr. Clarence Pauley III, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Pauley has spent 13 years serving in human resources senior leadership and executive roles at UC Health. He is a member of UC Health's Senior Leadership Team. Pauley's official  more

Nationwide Partners With Betterview to Use Its Proprietary Computer Vision and Machine Learning Technologies in Commercial Property Underwriting
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance issued the following news release: Betterview, which is quickly becoming the platform essential to every transaction around buildings and properties, and Nationwide today announced a three-year commercial agreement enabling the insurance carrier to utilize Betterview's predictive roof analytics and risk management platform for commercial property renewals. The partnership demonstrates a deepened relationship between Betterview and Nationwide  more

Nature Might Be Better Than Tech at Reducing Air Pollution: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 [TNSenvironmentresearch-Environmental Science and Technology journal] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Restoring native vegetation could cut air pollution and costs, study finds * * * Adding plants and trees to the landscapes near factories and other pollution sources could reduce air pollution by an average of 27 percent, new research suggests. The study shows that plants - not technologies - may also be cheaper options for cleaning the air  more

Newmark Knight Frank Represents TransCon Builders, Inc. in the Sale of 55,799 SF Office Building in Independence, Ohio
NEW YORK, Nov. 6 -- Newmark Knight Frank, a division of BGC Partners, issued the following news release: Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is pleased to announce that Director Susan Licciardi and Managing Director Marc Braun of the Cleveland office recently completed the 55,799-square-foot office building sale of 6500 Rockside Road (Metro Center) in Independence, Ohio on behalf of the seller, Rzepka & Associates, LLC, an affiliate of TransCon Builders, Inc. The property sold to Metrocenter RLF, LLC, a  more

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Division of Forestry Provides $100K of Fire and EMS Equipment to Ohio Fire Departments
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued the following news: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry recently provided more than $100,000 in fire and EMS equipment to dozens of rural fire departments throughout Ohio. "The state is proud to partner with rural fire departments to help ensure that they have the tools they need to carry out their first responder duties and protect the public," said Gov. DeWine. "Equipment was provided t  more

Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Five Organizations
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Five Ohio organizations are receiving Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) grants for projects focused on solar energy, pollinator habitat protection, watershed dynamics, water quality, and sustainable forestry. Five grants are being awarded statewide for a total of $150,000. The grant recipients, grant amounts and project descriptions are: * Warren County Park District is receiving $  more

Ohio EPA Considering Permit Variance for Bay Shore Power Plant
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: A request to grant a variance from the mercury limits allowed in the Bay Shore Power Plant wastewater discharge permit will be the topic of a Nov. 19, 2019, Ohio EPA public meeting. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., immediately followed by a public hearing at Oregon City Council chambers, 5330 Seaman Road. Ohio EPA is reviewing a request for a variance from the 1.3 parts per trillio  more

Ohio EPA Proposes 2020 Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Program Management Plan
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Public Hearing set for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 2019 * * * Ohio EPA will hold a meeting on Nov. 14 to discuss the Agency's draft 2020 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance for wastewater infrastructure and restoration projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water b  more

Ohio EPA: Meeting Set for Water Quality Impacts From Ohio Turnpike Project
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Meeting to Be Held Nov. 21 for Toll Booth Construction * * * Ohio EPA will present information and accept comments at a public hearing for a water quality certification related to a proposed toll booth construction project on the Ohio Turnpike in Williams County. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in the Edon Community Building, 320 Parkway St. The Ohio T  more

Ohio EPA: Public Meeting to Discuss Wilmington Landfill's Proposed Expansion
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Information Session, Public Hearing Scheduled Nov. 21 * * * Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, to discuss a draft permit for the proposed expansion of Wilmington Landfill. The meeting will be at the Wilmington Community Room, Room 174, 69 N. South St. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., with a public hearing imm  more

Ohio House Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Establish Election Day as State Holiday in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Reps. Erica C. Crawley, D-Columbus, and Bride Rose Sweeney, D-Cleveland: As Ohioans go to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots, House Democratic Reps. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) will be introducing legislation to make Election Day a state holiday for Ohio workers. "The right to vote is our most fundamental freedom, one that should be easy and acc  more

Ohio Secretary of State LaRose Issues Statement on Election Day
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued the following statement: "Another successful election is in the books. "About 35,000 poll workers helped Ohioans vote at nearly 3,700 polling locations on the issues & candidates that will be impacting their communities. "While our county boards of elections continue their work to certify the results, I want to thank each and every election official for the long hours and dedication to civic duty. "As the world turns its e  more

Ohio Secretary of State LaRose Issues Statement on Voter Information Protection Bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued the following statement after the state Senate passed the voter information protection bill (S.B. 194): Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose released the following statement today after the Ohio Senate unanimously passed SB 194. This legislation is sponsored by State Senator Michael Rulli (R- Salem). Secretary LaRose supports this legislation that for the first time will place voter registration database systems under the pu  more

Ohio Secretary of State LaRose Spotlights Successful Veteran-Owned Businesses in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued the following news release: Today Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced the selected businesses for November's Ohio Business Spotlight. This month, we are shining a light on several veteran-owned businesses from across the state. "My fellow veterans, including the ones I've served with, make natural business leaders", said LaRose. "When Ohio's veteran-owned businesses succeed and thrive, it helps grow our economy for all  more

Ohio State Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Auditor of State Keith Faber is pleased to announce that the following entities received the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports in October. - City of Munroe Falls (Summit County) - City of Salem (Columbiana County) - Defiance County - City of Chardon (Geauga County) - Ashland County - County Risk Sharing Authority (Franklin County) - Greene County Transit Board (Greene County) -  more

Ohio State Auditor Faber Declares Madison Township 'Unauditable'
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Auditor of State Keith Faber today declared Madison Township (Fayette County) "unauditable" after the township failed to submit financial statements essential to complete the audit. "It is essential that the township submit their financial records as soon as possible, so that we can complete our annual audit," Auditor Faber said. The township failed to file a complete set of financial statements for fi  more

Ohio State Auditor Faber Declares Union Township 'Unauditable'
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Auditor of State Keith Faber today declared Union Township (Pike County) "unauditable" after the township failed to submit financial statements essential to complete the audit. "Without financial records, my office cannot accurately complete our annual audit, and taxpayers are left in the dark as to how government spends their tax dollars," Auditor Faber said. "I encourage officials to make this fix imm  more

Ohio State Auditor Faber: McDonald-Roundhead Joint Recreational District Owed $2,000 From Former Fiscal Officer
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Auditor of State Keith Faber today issued a finding for recovery against Fiscal Officer Jennifer Henkle in an audit for McDonald-Roundhead Joint Recreational District (Hardin County). "Theft in office is a serious crime that will not be treated lightly," said Auditor Faber. "The $2,000 the Fiscal Officer stole turned into jail time, restitution of even more money, and a criminal record. Theft just doesn  more

Ohio State Rep. Brigid Kelly Announces Governor's Signing of Pink Tax Repeal Into Law
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Rep. Brigid Kelly, D-Cincinnati: State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today announced Senate Bill (SB) 26, which includes a provision she sponsored to eliminate Ohio sales taxes on feminine hygiene products, commonly known as the Pink Tax, was signed by Governor DeWine into law. She released the following statement: "I am appreciative of the Governor for signing this bill making medically   more

Ohio State Rep. Patterson Announce Tyler's Law Signed Into Law in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Rep. John Patterson, D-Jefferson: * * * - Says ride safety bill will better protect safety of children and families * * * State Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and Louis Blessing (R-Colerain Township) today announced Gov. Mike DeWine's signing of House Bill (HB) 189 titled "Tyler's Law," bipartisan legislation that increases Ohio amusement ride safety and inspection standards, qualifica  more

Ohio State Rep. Russo's Bipartisan Bill to Benefit Military Members' Families With Special Needs Passes House Unanimously
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Rep. Allison Russo, D-Upper Arlington: State Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today announced the unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 287, her bipartisan bill alongside Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) that would allow reciprocity for Medicaid home and community-based service (HCBS) waivers for the family members of active-duty military when families move to Ohio for military assignme  more

Ohio State Reps. Liston, Russo Introduce Patient Protection Bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Reps. Beth Liston, D-Dublin, and Allison Russo, D-Upper Arlington: State Reps. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today introduced a bill to protect health providers and patients across Ohio. "Government shouldn't force healthcare providers to lie to their patients," said Dr. Liston. "People should be able to trust their doctors and nurses to give them accurate and   more

Ohio's Mineral Resources Valued at More Than $1.5 Billion in 2018; Wages Increase
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued the following news: Ohio's mineral resources produced more than $1.5 billion worth of geologic commodities in 2018, according to a newly released report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The total value of all nonfuel industrial minerals exceeded $1 billion for the fifth straight year. "Wages were up for nearly all commodities this year," said Mike Angle, Division Chief and State Geologist. "Ohio's mi  more

OverDrive: Libraries and Schools Worldwide Join Largest Global Digital Book Club With Compelling Tale of Survival
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- OverDrive issued the following news release: Public library patrons can join millions of readers worldwide in a riveting tale of survival during Big Library Read, the world's largest digital book club. From November 4-18, booklovers can borrow Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones' powerful debut novel, I'm Not Dying With You Tonight, from their public library as an ebook or audiobook with no waitlists or holds. Readers may join by visiting their local public library's websi  more

Paid Sick Leave Results in More Financial Security for Workers: Cleveland State University
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 6 [TNSsociologyresearch-Community, Work and Family journal] -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Study is first to explore connection between workplace benefits & retirement savings * * * The United States is facing a retirement savings crisis. Nearly half of all Americans have nothing saved for their retirement or have no access to retirement plans at work. About half of white Americans will not be able to maintain their standard of   more

Physicist Turns Galaxies Into Magnifying Lens: University of Cincinnati
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 8 [TNSscientificresearch-Nature Astronomy journal] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Matthew Bayliss is applying a new technique to the study of massive, distant stars that burn hot, die young * * * University of Cincinnati physicist Matthew Bayliss used a massive cluster of galaxies like a natural cosmic telescope to get our best glimpse yet of short-lived stars. The research provides a new way to study distant, supermassive stars tha  more

PUCO Approves Asset Transfer Between Natural Gas Utilities One Source Energy and Northeast Ohio Natural Gas
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued the following news release: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today authorized the transfer of assets from One Source Energy, LLC (One Source) to Northeast Ohio Natural Gas Corp. (NEO). NEO will provide natural gas distribution service to One Source's customers. In its order, the Commission noted NEO has the expertise required to manage and maintain the gas pipeline system, and One Source's customers will con  more

PUCO Approves Upgrade of Rail Crossings in Clark and Crawford Counties
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued the following news release: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing Indiana & Ohio Railroad (IORY) and Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad (WE) to make installations and upgrades at two crossings in Clark and Crawford counties. IORY is to install lights and gates at the N. Burnett Road grade crossing in the city of Springfield,   more

Scripps Issues Financials for 4th Quarter of 2019
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: The board of directors of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has declared a cash dividend for the fourth quarter of 2019. Scripps shareholders of record as of Dec. 13, 2019, will receive 5 cents per share, payable on Dec. 24, 2019. The dividend will be paid out of the company's surplus. The company intends to pay regular quarterly cash dividends for the foreseeable future. All subseque  more

Scripps Promotes Two Senior Leaders
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has promoted two of its senior leaders, effective immediately. Laura Tomlin, 44, has been promoted to executive vice president, National Media. She was previously senior vice president, National Media. Tomlin leads the strategic direction and oversees operations for the National Media division, which is focused on accelerating the company's growth in e  more

Squire Patton Boggs: At the Crossroads - Exploring M&A in 2019 and Beyond
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Squire Patton Boggs issued the following news: Squire Patton Boggs has published its latest analysis of global M&A trends, At the Crossroads - Exploring M&A in 2019 and Beyond. The report, produced in association with Mergermarket, presents key M&A data for 2019 to the third quarter, analysed by region and sector, together with insights into the factors affecting corporate and private equity dealmaking and prospects for 2020. With M&A activity on a decade-long upswin  more

Study Finds Children With Intellectual Disability Have Less Access to Health Care Than Children With Autism: Wright State University
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Wright State University issued the following news: A study completed by researchers at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has found that children with Intellectual Disability (ID) have less access to medical care than children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The investigation was led by Kelly Haller, a second-year medical student. Haller, from Strongsville, Ohio, has always been highly interested in behavioral pediatrics. This led her to contact  more

Teradata Board of Directors Builds on Expertise in Cloud, Finance
DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Teradata, a data analytics and marketing applications company, issued the following news release: Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the cloud analytics company delivering Pervasive Data Intelligence, today announced the election of Kim Nelson to its board of directors, effective November 5, 2019. Ms. Nelson has served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of SPS Commerce, Inc., a provider of cloud-based supply chain management solutions worldwide, since 2007. Previo  more

The POWER MIG 360MP Welder Takes a Giant Step Forward
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Lincoln Electric, a company that specializes in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding solutions and robotic welding and cutting systems, issued the following news release: Lincoln Electric(R) has taken the next evolutionary step in POWER MIG welding technology with the introduction of the POWER MIG 360MP welder. This professional-grade machine combines an easy-to-use interface with a number of advanced welding features. The result is a multi-process w  more

Thomas Traynor Named Dean of Raj Soin College of Business: Wright State University
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Thomas Traynor, interim dean of the Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business, has been named the college's new dean effective Nov. 1. Traynor was named interim dean in April 2017 after serving as associate dean for graduate studies and executive education. He replaced Joanne Li, who took the position of dean of the College of Business at Florida International University. Traynor earned a Ph.D. in economics fr  more

Troutman Sanders Secures Summary Judgment for Anthem in Big Win for Health Care Companies Under TCPA
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 6 -- Troutman Sanders, a law firm, issued the following news release: On Monday, November 4, 2019, in a first-of-its-kind decision under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Troutman Sanders LLP won summary judgment for Anthem, Inc. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio agreed with Anthem's position that prerecorded message calls from a managed care provider to a member's residential landline - even though that number had since been reassigned  more

U.S. Department of Energy Invests $5.7 Million Into UToledo Solar Technology Research
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 6 [TNSgrants-DOE] -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Energy awarded The University of Toledo $5.7 million for two solar energy technology research projects. Both projects involve the University collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and First Solar, one of the world's largest manufacturers of solar cells and a company that originated in UToledo laboratories. It's part of $128 million in grant funding th  more

University of Cincinnati Online Program Promotes International Pharmacy Leaders
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Graduate-level, entirely online coursework creates grads with the skills to advance their own careers as well as their profession * * * In April 2018, Zack Dumont traveled from his home of Regina, Canada, to the University of Cincinnati's Uptown Campus. He was here to attend his graduation ceremony from the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy's online pharmacy leadership graduate program. Dumont had j  more

University of Cincinnati Research Finds New Option for Transplant Patients
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 9 [TNSmedicalresearch-American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Common drug offers fewer side effects than prednisone, but similar organ rejection rates in liver transplants in preliminary studies * * * A drug commonly used to treat both asthma and inflammatory bowel disease, budesonide, may also be useful as an anti-organ rejection medication for liver transplant patients leading to fewer s  more

University of Toledo Medical Center to Host Educational Program on CryoMAZE, Other Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: The University of Toledo Medical Center now offers an innovative, minimally invasive surgical treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation, eliminating the need to continue on blood thinners. The procedure, called CryoMAZE, uses precision application of extreme cold inside the heart the heart, establishing a barrier that prevents stray electrical signals from causing the heart to beat irregularly. "The goal  more

UToledo Awarded Federal Grant to Train Teenagers in Cybersecurity
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 4 [TNSgrants-NSF] -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: From hackers to cyberbullies, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting technology-hungry teenagers. To combat the growing problem, the National Science Foundation awarded The University of Toledo College of Engineering a three-year, $267,742 grant to teach local high school students about the risks and threats associated with smartphones, tablets and other technology, as well as provide cyberse  more

Vaping Not Worth Potential Heart Risk, Researchers Say: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 [TNSmedicalresearch-Cardiovascular Research journal] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Review of current research calls for better studies, caution * * * Science hasn't yet caught up with electronic cigarettes, leaving health care providers and users with many unknowns. But a new review of the research so far finds growing evidence that vaping can harm the heart and blood vessels. "Many people think these products are safe, but there is more   more

Weld Like a Champion With Lincoln Electric's Aspect 230 TIG Welder
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- Lincoln Electric, a company that specializes in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding solutions and robotic welding and cutting systems, issued the following news release: Lincoln Electric(R) has created an inverter-based arc welding power source for AC/DC TIG and Stick welding. The machine was built and designed for the avid TIG welder. The Aspect 230 TIG welder is a true professional's choice with advanced waveforms, full sequencer and pulse control  more

West Elm Opens Today in Hines' Rookwood Commons
HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 7 -- Hines issued the following news release: Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that home furnishings store West Elm has opened at Rookwood Commons, a 340,059-square-foot lifestyle center. The 11,900-square-foot store will be West Elm's only location in Cincinnati. Owned by Williams Sonoma, West Elm, has other stores in Ohio, including Columbus and Orange Village. With a commitment to supporting emerging creatives, West Elm will sell products create  more

Wright State Medical Student Researches Narcan Access Among Heroin Users
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Rachel Rhee, a third-year student at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has contributed to research into Narcan access among fentanyl and heroin users in Montgomery County. The study Rhee contributed to found that 60 percent of interviewed study participants reported easy access to Narcan; 70 percent have personally obtained Narcan; and about 50 percent used Narcan to help an overdose victim. Rhee,   more