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State Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 30 items )  

Bowling Green State University Again Recognized as 'Green College' By Princeton Review
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 6 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news: * * * - University receives designation for fourth straight year * * * For the fourth year in a row, Bowling Green State University has been named one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2019 Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges. The guide, released Oct. 22, profiles colleges "having the most exceptional commitments to sustainability ... based on their academi  more

College of Wooster Recognizes Partnership With Local Schools Via Experiential Learning Award
WOOSTER, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- The College of Wooster issued the following news release: * * * - Collective of schools recognized for their annual work with College's education department * * * The College of Wooster presented a collective group of area schools with the Community Partner in Experiential Learning Award for their annual work with the College's Department of Education, one of the highlights of Thursday's Experiential Learning Symposium. The collective of public and private school p  more

Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Releases 2020 Proposed Operating Budget
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther issued the following news release: Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released his proposed 2020 General Fund budget today at Glenwood Community Recreation Center on the West Side. The $965 million proposal strengthens the city's near- and long-term financial position through deposits into the Budget Stabilization ("Rainy Day") and Basic City Services funds, while investing in strategic policy priorities: neighborhoods, neighborhood safety and pu  more

Design Flaw Could Open Bluetooth Devices to Hacking: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 [TNSscientificresearch-Association for Computing Machinery conference] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - New research shows the way devices "talk" to apps leaves them vulnerable * * * Mobile apps that work with Bluetooth devices have an inherent design flaw that makes them vulnerable to hacking, new research has found. The problem lies in the way Bluetooth Low Energy devices - a type of Bluetooth used by most modern gadgets - communicate wit  more

Dinsmore Establishes Annual LGBTQ Scholarship With University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is proud to announce the creation of the Dinsmore University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law LGBTQ Scholarship. Through the generosity of Partner John Selent, Dinsmore will fund half the annual tuition of a student who either identifies as LGBTQ, or who has made significant contributions to the community. Bert Greenwell, a 1998 Brandeis graduate who practices with Morris Ba  more

DLZ Receives ACEC Kentucky Engineering Excellence Grand Award
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- DLZ, a provider of architectural, engineering and surveying industry consulting services, issued the following news: DLZ received a Grand Award for engineering excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Kentucky for the KY 152 over Herrington Lake (Kennedy Mill Bridge) project in Mercer and Garrard Counties, Kentucky. The project included replacement of the KY 152 Kennedy Mill Bridge over Herrington Lake., constructed in 1924 and spanning  more

Elderly Atrial Fibrillation Patients May See Little Benefit From Anticoagulants: University of Cincinnati
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 13 [TNSmedicalresearch-Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes journal] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - UC physician-researcher weighs prevention with caution when prescribing blood thinners for seniors * * * For years, physicians have tried to prevent strokes by prescribing blood thinners to heart patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. But a recent study shows the typical patient after age 87 won't benefit from taking   more

First Look at Thermostat Wars Suggests Women May Be Losing These Battles: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14 [TNSsociologyresearch-PLOS ONE journal] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - How household occupants describe temperature discussions differs among men and women * * * Your characterization of the thermostat war going on in your house is likely to depend at least in part on whether you're a man or a woman, new research suggests. The study has taken an initial glimpse at these skirmishes in a sample of Ohio homes, offering the first known data o  more

FirstEnergy Supports Veterans' Transition to Civilian Work
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 11 -- FirstEnergy issued the following news release: Veterans Day is a time of reflection for many, specifically for those who have served in the military. Troy Rhoades, a 31-year veteran of the Air Force Reserves and Regional External Affairs Consultant at FirstEnergy, explained that a situation in Florida exemplified the true meaning of Veterans Day. "There was a recent news story about a veteran down in Florida who passed away, and his obituary said no siblings, no childr  more

G.E. Aviation: GEnx Celebrates Delivery of 2000th Engine
EVENDALE, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- G.E. Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, issued the following news release: Just in time for its 15th anniversary, the GEnx Engine Program celebrated the delivery of the 2,000th GEnx engine to Boeing, capping a banner year for the fastest-selling widebody engine GE Aviation has ever produced. "This milestone is a tribute to the past 15 years, as well as springboard for future innovation and applications for the GEnx," said Mahendra Nair, General Manager for t  more

Gut May Be Ticke Reducing Chemo's Side Effects: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12 [TNSmedicalresearch-Scientific Reports journal] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study in mice shows chemo affects gut, inflammation and cognitive problems * * * In a new study, scientists observed several simultaneous reactions in mice given a common chemotherapy drug: Their gut bacteria and tissue changed, their blood and brains showed signs of inflammation, and their behaviors suggested they were fatigued and cognitively impaired. The re  more

Heidi Sirota Named Chief Pet Officer for Nationwide
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance issued the following news release: Heidi Sirota has been named Chief Pet Officer for Nationwide, the first and largest provider of pet health insurance in the United States. In her new role, Heidi will have accountability for all aspects of Nationwide pet operations, overseeing the business' profit and loss (P&L) statement, including strategy, product, pricing claims, service, marketing and underwriting. Nationwide's pet health plans prov  more

Karla Phillips-Krivickas Joins KnowledgeWorks as Senior Director of Policy
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- KnowledgeWorks issued the following news release: KnowledgeWorks is pleased to announce the appointment of Karla Phillips-Krivickas to its growing team dedicated to improving education throughout the nation. Phillips-Krivickas will support KnowledgeWorks' state transformation goal by leading the development and execution of its state policy strategy, partnering with states to transform their policy systems to support personalized learning. "Karla is one of the nat  more

Kent State University Healthcare Design Researcher Receives $2.47 Million to Design Safer, More Efficient Level I Trauma Rooms
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 13 [TNSgrants-Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality] -- Kent State University issued the following news: Traumatic injuries are the third leading cause of death nationally and the first in Americans age 44 and younger, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Level I trauma rooms are intended to stabilize and save the lives of patients with the most severe traumatic injuries. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded a $2.  more

Nationwide Express Gives Agents Power to Quote Multiple Products in as Little as 2 Minutes
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance issued the following news release: In an increasingly competitive environment, high-performing insurance agents know tools that allow them to work faster and more efficiently will enhance the experience for their clients and free up time to focus on growing their business. To meet agents' need for speed, Nationwide is introducing Nationwide Express, an innovative new technology platform that enables agents to quote policies for auto, homeow  more

ODNR Awards More Than $3.3 Million in Grants for Local Park Projects
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued the following news: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has approved more than $3.3 million in project funding through the NatureWorks grant program, which will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state. "Through this grant, we are able to partner with communities around the state in creating exceptional opportunities for recreation," said Governor Mike DeWine. ODNR   more

Ohio Democratic Party: Rob Portman's Cover Story on Trump and Ukraine Falling Apart
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: A key piece of Donald Trump's cover story on Ukraine -- that he released the hold on military aid to the country after a phone call with Sen. Rob Portman on the evening of Sept. 11 -- is falling apart as Bloomberg reports that "notice to Congress that the [aid] was being released was sent early on Sept. 11." "Rob Portman has been carrying water for Donald Trump on the Ukraine scandal, bleating out the White House's  more

Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Apex Environmental Landfill
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Public Information Session Scheduled Nov. 20, 2019 * * * Ohio EPA will hold a public information session to discuss a proposal to modify Apex Environmental Landfill's permit-to-install (which was issued in March 2017). If approved, the modification would require Apex to install a temporary exposed geomembrane cover over areas that have reached final elevation. This alternative cappi  more

Ohio House Democrats: Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Ohio Rare Disease Council Act
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Reps. Randi Clites, D-Ravenna, and Tim Ginter, R-Salem: * * * - Bill would encourage collaboration to improve care for patients with rare diseases * * * Today, state Reps. Randi Clites (D-Ravenna) and Tim Ginter (R-Salem) held a Statehouse press conference to introduce bipartisan legislation to create the Ohio Rare Disease Advisory Council. The bill would bring together medical researcher  more

Ohio Republican Lawmakers Attacking Reproductive Freedom
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump called for women to be punished for abortion and committed to nominate Supreme Court justices to overturn Roe v. Wade, and now Ohio Republicans are following Trump's lead, introducing legislation that could lead to doctors and patients being charged with murder for abortion care. "Instead of focusing on the growing number of Ohio kids who lack health insurance or helping more   more

Ohio State Auditor Faber Seeks RFPs for Internal Performance Audit
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Auditor of State Keith Faber announced his office is accepting proposals for a performance audit of the Auditor of State's office. "One of my early priorities when taking office was to have a performance audit to judge how our operations compare to our peers," said Auditor Faber. "As we discussed the scope of the engagement, we began to focus on data analytics and the use of technology in the audit pr  more

Ohio State Rep. Strong Sykes Issues Statement on Introduction of Abortion Ban
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- The Ohio House Democrats issued the following statement by State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes, D-Akron, on the abortion ban introduced by House Republican lawmakers: "This latest abortion ban from extreme, right-wing lawmakers is the most brazen and absurd attempt yet to deny Ohio women their fundamental freedoms, to interfere with the patient-doctor relationship and disproportionately target communities of color across Ohio. "This patently unconstitutional political stu  more

Ohio State Reps. Sweeney, Antani Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Sales Tax on College Textbooks
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney, D-Cleveland, and Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg: * * * - Legislation would save Ohio students hundreds of dollars each year * * * State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) and Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) today introduced bipartisan legislation to exempt college textbooks from state sales tax. "Making textbooks tax-exempt is one small step toward breaking down bar  more

OverDrive Education's Sora Student Reading App Experiences Substantial Growth in 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- OverDrive issued the following news release: OverDrive Education today announced that its K-12 student reading app, Sora, is now available to more than 23,000 schools nationwide, an increase of 5,000 since 2018. Millions of students at public and private schools across the U.S. now have the opportunity to access Sora to borrow ebooks and audiobooks for classroom and pleasure reading. Sora's rapid ascent has been attributed to the sharp increase in digital content us  more

Sex Workers' Preferences for HIV Prevention Center on Convenience: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14 [TNSmedicalresearch-AIDS and Behavior journal] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Malawi study highlights opportunities to optimize use of PrEP * * * Preventing HIV in sex workers is a powerful tool in lowering the worldwide burden of the disease, and a new study could help ensure that high-risk women take advantage of medical safeguards. Researchers studying HIV in Malawi knew that the drug PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) could prevent infec  more

The City of Cleveland and Global Cleveland Announce 2019 Ranking in the New American Economy's Cities Index
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- The city of Cleveland issued the following news release: The City of Cleveland and Global Cleveland announce a new ranking for Cleveland and the region in the latest New American Economy (NAE) Cities Index, a ranking of immigration integration efforts in the 100 largest cities in the United States. This year, 2019, Cleveland is ranked #14 out of 100 cities in the NAE Cities Index. This is an increase of 50 spots - the largest jump of any single city. "Receiving this  more

UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care Wins International Simulation Competition
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- U.C. Health, a network of hospitals operated by the University of Cincinnati, issued the following news release: When it comes to saving lives in the air, preparation is key. UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care team members regularly train to keep their skills sharp, and this month that preparation paid off at the Association of Air Medical Services' 2019 Sim Cup competition, held at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference in Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 4-5. A UC Health te  more

University of Cincinnati Engineering Students Present Research Results to NASA
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 14 [TNSscientificresearch-NASA forum] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Undergraduate and graduate researchers share engine design for NASA project * * * A team from the University of Cincinnati's Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics presented research in August to make planes more fuel efficient during a forum at NASA's Glenn Research Center. UC student researchers, led by aerospace engineering professor Mark   more

W.V. Higher Education Policy Commission: Veteran I.T. Professional to Lead West Virginia Network
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, Nov. 13 -- The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Dr. Carl Powell brings more than 30 years of higher education experience to the state's educational technology agency * * * The West Virginia Network (WVNET) has selected Dr. Carl Powell to serve as its next director. Powell most recently was an independent technology and management consultant and the chief information officer for the Columbus, Ohio, Metropoli  more

WSFL in Miami to Launch News in 2020, Bolstering Scripps' Strong Florida Coverage
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) will expand its commitment to Florida audiences next spring by adding original local news to its new television station WSFL in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale. The introduction of a local news operation at WSFL builds on Scripps' strong presence across Florida: its six stations reach approximately 67 percent of the state's TV households. Scripps also owns WFTS   more