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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 29 items )  

ACLU of Ohio's Bold Reform Recommendations to Criminal Rule 46 Must Be Adopted by Supreme Court of Ohio for Meaningful Change
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: The ACLU of Ohio and a number of sister organizations and individuals dedicated to criminal justice reform, submitted a joint comment to the Rules Commission's proposed amendments to Criminal Rule 46, which establishes the judicial procedure for setting bail. The proposed amendments include positive changes, but without the corresponding procedural safeguards put forth by the ACLU of Ohio, m  more

American Academy of Actuaries Recognizes Members' Service to the Public and Profession
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The American Academy of Actuaries issued the following news release: The American Academy of Actuaries recognized several of its most dedicated members for their service to the public, the U.S. actuarial profession, and the Academy with awards presented at its Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum on Nov. 5-6 in Washington, D.C. They include recipients of the Academy's two most prestigious awards, the Jarvis Farley Service Award and the Robert J. Myers Public Service Awar  more

Amy Hanauer Appointed as Executive Director of Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy-CTJ
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy issued the following news release: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) and Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) Boards of Directors announced today the appointment of Amy Hanauer as Executive Director to lead the organizations' tax justice work. Hanauer, founder of Policy Matters Ohio, will assume responsibilities mid-January 2020, joined by long-time ITEP-CTJ team member Meg Wiehe in her expanded role as Deputy Executiv  more

Australia First Offshore Wind Project Step in Right Direction, Despite Cost
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Allows early decommissioning of some of the old, polluting, unreliable units of the two Victorian brown-coal fired stations * * * Australia's first offshore wind project in Victoria is a step in the right direction despite the over investment, according to a new IEEFA note out today. The 'Star of the South' off the coast of Gippsland in Victoria is a massive 2.2 gi  more

Center for Public Representation: Settlement in Ball V. DeWine.
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts, Nov. 4 -- The Center for Public Representation issued the following news: CPR and its co-counsel have reached a settlement with the State of Ohio in Ball v. DeWine, an ADA/Olmstead case filed in 2016 on behalf of thousands of people with intellectual disabilities who were unnecessarily segregated in large, congregate Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs). The Complaint alleged that people across Ohio living in ICFs want to live in integrated settings, but cannot due to  more

Cleveland Clinic Develops Calculator to Estimate 10-Year Risk of Diabetes Complications
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Personalized score can inform patients who are considering weight-loss surgery * * * Patients struggling with type 2 diabetes and obesity are faced with the decision of whether to receive usual medical care or undergo weight-loss surgery. Now, a new risk calculator developed by Cleveland Clinic researchers can show these patients their risks of developing major health complications over the next 10 yea  more

Cleveland Clinic First in the World to Perform Robotic Single-Port Kidney Transplant
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Single-incision robotic surgery may decrease morbidity and recovery time for patients * * * Cleveland Clinic is the first hospital in the world to successfully perform a robotic single-port kidney transplant, which enables all surgical instruments and the donor kidney to be placed through one small abdominal incision. The Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute surgical team included Jihad Kaouk, M.D.,  more

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Salutes Military Families on Veterans Day
POWELL, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: To honor our veterans and the sacrifices made to serve our nation, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will host its "Veterans Free Day at the Zoo" event on Monday, November 11. During this special event, military personnel, both past and present, and their immediate family can enjoy free admission to the Zoo for the day. Active-duty service members and veterans will need to present their military ID or other pr  more

International Association For Food Protection 2020 Call for Abstracts
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 8 -- The International Association For Food Protection issued the following news release: The International Association for Food Protection is now accepting abstracts for IAFP 2020 to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, August 2-5, 2020. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 14, 2020. IAFP accepts abstracts online. Call for Abstracts (Submission Form, General Information and Instructions), Policy for Commercialism, and information for both the Developing Scientist Awar  more

Journal of School Health Issues 8 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- The Journal of School Health, a peer-reviewed journal from the American School Health Association that says it features health and well-being of school-aged youth, published eight research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Adolescent Adjustment Problems Mediate the Association Between Racial Discrimination and School Connectedness * Comparison of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Care Between School-Based Health Centers and a Co  more

MetroHealth's Pride Network Expands Services to LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- The MetroHealth System issued the following news release: The MetroHealth System will begin offering Pride Clinic services at the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, 6705 Detroit Avenue, on November 12. MetroHealth and the LGBT Center are teaming up to provide safe and supportive medical care to the Cleveland LGBTQ community in the heart of the Gordon Square neighborhood. Community members will be able to receive many of their health services there. MetroHeal  more

Moms Demand Action Volunteer Taylor Wins Race for Wyoming City Council
WYOMING, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: * * * - Sarah Stankorb Taylor Joins Dozens of Moms Demand Action Volunteers Elected to Public Office Since its Founding in 2012 * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, released the following statements applauding Sarah Stankorb Taylor for winning her race for Wyomin  more

National Press Photographers Association: 74th College Photographer of the Year Competition Announces Winners
ATHENS, Georgia, Nov. 4 -- The National Press Photographers Association issued the following news: CPOY judging concluded at 8 pm on Saturday, November 2nd with the judging of the final Multimedia Division category. Winners in four multimedia division categories are: Multimedia: Documentary Short: Gold: Andie Rea and Ashton Eleazer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for "The Cost of Dreams" Multimedia: Individual Story or Essay - Standalone: Gold: Liz Moughon of Ohio Univers  more

North American Menopause Society: Women With HIV at Increased Risk of Early Onset Menopause
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release: * * * - New study pinpoints median age of menopause at 48 years for women with HIV (3 years younger than the general population) * * * Thanks to medical advancements, HIV-positive women now have a longer life expectancy, exposing the  more

Ohio Environmental Council Statement Issues on Trump Administration Plans to Exit Paris Climate Agreement
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Energy Policy Vice President Randi Leppla: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today that the U.S. will officially begin the process of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Randi Leppla, Vice President of Energy Policy for the Ohio Environmental Council: "President Trump's short-sighted decision to withdraw the United States f  more

Ohio Environmental Council: Rep. Marcy Kaptur Joins Environmental, Natural Resource Leaders for Roundtable on Invasive Asian Carp
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following news release: Key representatives from Ohio's environmental, natural resources and angling community joined Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) today to discuss the threats posed by invasive Asian carp on Lake Erie's ecological health and economy. "If left unchecked, Asian carp threaten to devastate Northern Ohio's fishing industry and permanently change how our boaters, anglers and tourists enjoy our beloved Lake Erie," said Rep  more

Policy Matters Ohio: Medicaid Expansion Saved 1,452 Ohioans' Lives
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * - Medicaid expansion could save as many lives as seatbelts, groundbreaking new research shows * * * The Affordable Care Act's (ACA) expansion of Medicaid has prevented over 19,000 premature deaths, according to landmark new research. Conversely, 15,600 older adults died prematurely because of state decisions not to expand Medicaid. Ohio  more

Policy Matters Releases New Analysis of 2020-21 State Budget
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Ohio lawmakers appropriated $48.8 billion in state dollars in the 2020-21 General Revenue Fund, an increase of $3.7 billion over the previous two-year budget. New analysis from Policy Matters Ohio shows the increase will benefit certain programs, especially ones that serve at-risk children, but many crucial programs and services remain starved f  more

Professional Convention Management Association Announces Transformational Sites for Convening Leaders
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 5 -- The Professional Convention Management Association issued the following news release: PCMA, the world's largest platform for business events professionals, announced today that its flagship Convening Leaders event will be hosted by Caesars Entertainment at CAESARS FORUM in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2022 and by Columbus, Ohio in 2023. Thousands of business events professionals and community leaders participate in Convening Leaders, PCMA's signature education and networki  more

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Digital Version of Local Counter-Culture Newspaper Now Available at Library
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: Thanks to a curious patron and a generous donor, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County now how the complete run of the Independent Eye newspapers in its collection--both digitally and in bound books. The Independent Eye was a counterculture newspaper printed out of a house in Clifton in the late 1960s into the mid-1970s. Last November, Mark Neeley was reading the b  more

R Street Institute Civil Society Series: Ohio's Community Connectors Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The R Street Institute issued the following news release: In the first of a series of reports from the R Street Institute's Civil Society program, Amy Cummings, a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University, examines Ohio's Community Connectors program. Cummings notes that while the education community has emphasized standardized test scores and graduation rates, it has failed to provide the mentorship and guidance our youth truly need to identify and pursue their educatio  more

RTI International: Law Enforcement Drug Seizures Can Serve as Indicators for Overdose Deaths, Study Finds
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 8 -- RTI International issued the following news: * * * - New study, based in Ohio, found fentanyl seizures strongly associated with opioid overdose deaths * * * A new study has found that rising opioid overdose deaths in Ohio from 2014 to mid-2017 strongly coincided with increases in law enforcement seizures of fentanyl/carfentanil. This is the first study to offer evidence in favor of employing crime lab data as a viable indicator of nascent opi  more

The Buckeye Institute-Inspired Ohio Checkbook Ensures Government Transparency and Should Be Made Permanent
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Greg R. Lawson, research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, submitted written (see full text below or download a PDF) to the Ohio Senate Government and Agency Review Committee on the policies in House Bill 46, which would secure Ohio's progress on transparency and government accountability by codifying the Ohio Checkbook initiative. In opening his testimony, Lawson pointed out that "fiscal transparency keeps gover  more

The Buckeye Institute: Policies in House Bill 263 Would Help Ohioans Get Out of Prison's Revolving Door, and Into Jobs
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Daniel J. Dew, legal fellow at The Buckeye Institute's Legal Center, testified Wednesday (see full text below or download a PDF) before the Ohio House Commerce and Labor Committee on the policies in House Bill 263, which reduce needless occupational licensing restrictions that make it harder for ex-offenders to find jobs after they are released from prison. In his testimony, Dew pointed out that occupational lic  more

The Buckeye Institute: Proposed Changes to Criminal Rule 46 Will Help Fix Ohio's Broken Cash Bail System
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Daniel J. Dew, legal fellow in The Buckeye Institute's Legal Center, submitted public comment (see full text below or download a PDF) on the Ohio Supreme Court's proposed changes to Criminal Rule 46, which governs how Ohio treats people who have been accused of a crime but are awaiting trial. In his comments, Dew praised Ohio's Supreme Court for its "great work on this issue," and noted that the proposed change   more

UMW Issues Statement on Bipartisan American Miners Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The United Mine Workers of America issued the following statement by International President Cecil E. Roberts: "I am greatly appreciative of the legislation filed today in the United States Senate, the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, sponsored by Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). The bill has 12 original cosponsors, Senators Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R) of Ohio, Senators Mark Warner (  more

United Soccer Coaches: No Changes Atop Latest High School Rankings
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 5 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and USA Today High School Sports released the latest boys' and girls' regular season soccer polls in the USA TODAY/United Soccer Coaches Super 25 Fall Rankings on Tuesday. The top teams remained the same in both polls with the girls' rankings seeing a shakeup inside the top five. With no change in the boys' poll St. Benedict's Prep Newark, N.J. continues to sit in the No.1 spot with a 19-0-1  more

Wild Hearts African Farm Receives National Certification for the Humane Treatment of Its Animals
LEWISBURG, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- The American Humane Association issued the following news release: Wild Hearts African Farm, an educational facility and agritourism destination in Lewisburg that teaches the importance of animals in our world, has become the first facility in Ohio to earn the "Humane Certified(TM)" seal from American Humane, the country's first national humane organization and the world's largest certifier of animal welfare and well-being. To achieve this certification, Wild Hearts A  more

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber: Quality Switch to Receive 'Excellence in Manufacturing' Award
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will honor and present Quality Switch of Newton Falls with the third annual Excellence in Manufacturing Award at the Chamber's Economic Forecast breakfast on Nov. 13 at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman. Established in 1956, Quality Switch is a family-owned-and-operated company that designs and manufactures switches for use inside electrical transformers on util  more