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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 38 items )  

$3 Million Grant Awarded to Nationwide Children's Hospitals in Ohio, Michigan to Establish Regional Disaster Center of Excellence
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response recently awarded a $3 million grant that will establish The Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response as a Center of Disaster Excellence. The consortium, which Nationwide Children's Hospital is a part of, is led by University Hospitals' Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and   more

2019 Cleveland Heritage Medal Recipients to Be Honored at Cleveland City Hall
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 11 -- The MetroHealth System issued the following news release: The Cleveland Heritage Medal will be bestowed upon four community leaders during a presentation dinner on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Cleveland City Hall Grand Hall Rotunda. The 2019 honorees are: * Robert P. Madison, FAIA, Chair Emeritus, Robert P. Madison International, Inc. * Barbara S. Robinson, Chair Emeritus, Ohio Arts Council * Art J. Falco, Senior Adviser for special projects to Playhouse Square  more

ACLU of Ohio Department of Health Grants License to Last Dayton-Area Abortion Clinic
DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio issued the following news release: In a win for abortion access in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) granted a license to Women's Med Center, the last abortion clinic in the Dayton area, today. After a weeks-long legal battle, the clinic can now resume providing surgical abortion services. The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Ohio, and attorney Jennifer Branch represented Women's Med in its fight against the  more

Akron Community Foundation: Gay Community Endowment Fund Seeks Grant Proposals
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: Beginning Nov. 15, the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation will accept grant applications for programs that support the local LGBTQ+ community. Nonprofits may apply for either an impact grant or a micro grant, with impact grants starting at $10,000 and micro grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Strong preference will be given to impact grant proposals that create safer environments for  more

Alliance for the Great Lakes Issues Statement on Gov. Dewine Announcement of H2Ohio Implementation Plan
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The Alliance for the Great Lakes issued the following statement by Policy Director Crystal Davis: Earlier today, Ohio Governor Mike Dewine announced his administration's implementation plan for the $172 million H2Ohio fund. The program will invest in long-term solutions to prevent harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie and clean water throughout Ohio. In reaction to the Governor's announcement, Alliance for the Great Lakes Policy Director Crystal Davis made the  more

Alliance for the Great Lakes: Study Details Challenges and Opportunities to Address Water Affordability in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- The Alliance for the Great Lakes issued the following news release: Costs for basic water and sewer services are rising in communities throughout the country. Yet water stresses, and the costs to fix them, are not shared equally. A new report issued today by the Alliance for the Great Lakes and the Ohio Environmental Council finds that paying for basic water and sewer services is a challenge for many Ohioans across the state in both urban and rural areas. The indepen  more

APLU Announces 2020 Board of Directors, University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones to Serve as Chair
SAN DIEGO, California, Nov. 11 -- The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities issued the following news: The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2020 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association's 132nd Annual Meeting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones became Chair of the Board, taking over for The Ohio State University President Michael Drake. The Board of Directors provides oversight and direction  more

Battelle Celebrates Veterans With Donations to Honor Flight Columbus, National Veterans Memorial and Museum
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 11 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: They all gave some. Some gave all. As America celebrates Veterans Day to honor those brave men and women who put their lives on the line in the United States Armed Forces, Battelle is honoring its 90-year commitment to making a positive impact on society by supporting two premier organizations for veterans. Battelle's donation of $70,000 will fully support an Honor Fligh  more

Battelle Supports American Heart Association With Three-Year Grant
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: For 90 years, Battelle and its employees have been dedicated to making a positive impact on society. On National Philanthropy Day, Battelle announces a grant of $600,000 to the American Heart Association to support signature events and programs of the American Heart Association in Central Ohio (AHA) and in Battelle's regional locations across the country. The grant will be   more

Big Lots Raises $3 Million During Its Fall 'Give Big for Kids' Campaign for Nationwide Children's Hospital
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 11 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Big Lots announced today the conclusion of the company's eighth point-of-sale fundraising campaign that benefits Nationwide Children's Hospital. The "Give Big for Kids" campaign raised a total of $3.05 million in more than 1,400 stores that employ over 35,000 Big Lots associates. Over the past four years, the dedicated Big Lots team has raised nearly $23 million through point-of-sale operations. One-hu  more

Buckeye Institute Issues Statement on Employment Data From Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement by Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with the Economic Research Center, on the employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: "October's jobs report signals concern for Ohio's job market--even though the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.2 percent. "The household survey shows fewer people employed and more people searching for, but not finding jobs. Combined with a 4,000-net private  more

Celebrate the Holiday Season by Experiencing Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
POWELL, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: It's beginning to look a lot like Wildlights season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of Central Ohio's most cherished holiday traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opens to the general public this week on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 and will run through Jan. 5, 2020. This year marks the 31st Wildlights season with more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo will be transformed in  more

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: After Decades of Little Progress, Researchers May Be Catching Up to Sepsis
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - More Than 200,000 People Die Annually From Medical Complication That Costs Billions * * * After decades of little or no progress, biomedical researchers are finally making some headway at detecting and treating sepsis, a deadly medical complication that sends a surge of pathogenic infection through the body and remains a major public health problem. Researchers at Cincin  more

Consumer Federation: Landmark Bipartisan Bill Will Protect Consumers and Veterans From Predatory Lending
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- The Consumer Federation of America issued the following news release: Today legislation that would establish common-sense and essential protections for veterans and consumers against predatory lending was introduced in both houses of Congress. The bipartisan House legislation is sponsored by Representative Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Illinois) and Representative Glenn Grothman (Wisconsin). Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Senator Jeff Merkley (Oregon), Senator Jack Reed (Rhode Isla  more

Educational Anarchy: Center for Inquiry Blasts Ohio Bill Saying Students' Religious Beliefs Trump Reality
AMHERST, New York, Nov. 15 -- The Center for Inquiry issued the following news release: The Center for Inquiry (CFI) today responded with astonishment and anger to the passage through the Ohio House of Representatives of a law which will result in Ohio public schools having to accept the religious beliefs of students as of equal validity to factual answers in science classes. This law is part of an escalating effort by dark money-funded Christian Nationalist organizations to impose their narr  more

Greater Akron Chamber and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Present Economic Outlook 2020
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- The Greater Akron Chamber issued the following news release: The Greater Akron Chamber and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce invite you to attend this year's Economic Outlook 2020 for discussion about the national economic outlook, trends for Northeast Ohio and a panel discussion with perspective from top industry leaders on what they expect to transpire in 2020 for their industries and its impact on the Akron/Canton region. The volatility in the nation's economy has   more

Greater Cleveland Partnership: COSE Announces 2020-2021 Board Chair
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 10 -- The Greater Cleveland Partnership issued the following news release: The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) announced today that it is has elected Kevin Johnson, Managing Partner at NexGen Interactive, LLC, as the next Board Chair of its small business division The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE). Johnson joined the COSE Board in January 2015 and is currently serving his second term. He also sits on the GCP Board of Directors and GCP Executive Committee repr  more

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Issues 2 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it focuses on interactive exchanges on topics of importance to science and practice from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, published two research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Here to stay or go? Connecting turnover research to applied attrition modeling * Revolution or 30-year fad? A role for I-O psychology in Lean management   more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Indonesia: The Case for Power System Transformation
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Holistic reform of electricity sector will improve investment outcomes and reduce risk of further blackouts * * * The systems and processes that govern the Indonesian electricity sector are in need of urgent review to increase cost-effective investment options and avoid stranded asset risk finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analy  more

National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: Ohio Mayors Recognized for Their Commitment to Boosting Heart Health
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 -- The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention issued the following news: Eleven Ohio mayors are being recognized at The Ohio State vs. Maryland football game today for their commitment to boosting their cities' heart health. National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention executive director John M. Clymer joined vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer and College of Nursing dean (and National Forum board member) Bernadette M  more

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association Issues Statement on Introduction of ROCKS Act
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Nov. 16 -- The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Michael W. Johnson commending Reps. Greg Stanton, D-Arizona, and Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, on their introduction of the Rebuilding Our Communities by Keeping aggregates Sustainable Act: "Today's introduction of the ROCKS Act is a powerful testament to the value and importance of crushed stone, sand and gravel in the betterment of our communities. I applaud Congressm  more

Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Emirates of Abu Dhabi Sign Medical Services Agreement
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 11 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi have entered into a Medical Services Agreement to provide quality medical care for children in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The agreement was executed during a signing ceremony by His Excellency Mohamed Al Hameli, Undersecretary of the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, and Tim Robinson, CEO of Nationwide   more

North American Menopause Society: Perimenopause Often Signals Beginning of Sexual Dysfunction
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- 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, dated Nov. 15: * * * - New study documents 30% increase in sexual dysfunction during perimenopause, with vaginal dryness identified as the primary culprit * * * For some women, sex becomes less satisfying with age, with a pronounced  more

NTCA Issues Statement on House Markup of Mapping, Supply Chain, Video Bills
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Nov. 14 -- NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association issued the following statement by Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology markup of mapping, supply chain, video, and other bills: "NTCA welcomes the advancement of legislation to improve the broadband mapping process to represent more accurately deployment, and we thank the sponsors, including Reps. Loebsack (D-Iowa), Latta (R-Ohio), McEa  more

Ohio Department of Health Grants License to Last Dayton-Area Abortion Clinic
DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- 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: In a win for abortion access in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has granted a license to Women's Med Center, the last abortion clinic in the Dayton area. After a weeks-long legal battle, the clinic can now resume providing surgical abortion services  more

Ohio Environmental Council: Public Interest Organizations File Amicus Brief in Pursuit of a Fair and Constitutional Referendum Process
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following news release: Even though House Bill 6 has now gone into effect, a chance to overturn Ohio's disastrous energy policy still exists in the courts. On November 13, 2019, the Ohio Environmental Council, Moms Clean Air Force, Ohio Citizen Action, and Ohio Voice filed an amicus brief in the Ohio Supreme Court in support of the Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts' lawsuit. In late October, the U.S. Federal District Court ce  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Funding Water Quality Projects Across the State
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is providing funding for county Farm Bureau-led projects that help improve water quality in local communities. This is the fifth year Ohio Farm Bureau has provided funding, putting the total investment by Ohio Farm Bureau and partner organizations at over $1 million in county water quality projects. The grants are part of Ohio Farm Bureau's comprehensive Water Quality Actio  more

Ohio School Bus Driver Wins Settlement Against OAPSE Union Bosses
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release: With free legal aid from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Ripley Union Lewis Huntington School District bus driver Donna Fizer has just won a settlement requiring Ohio Association of Public School Employees/AFSCME Local 4 (OAPSE) union bosses to refund to her dues they seized from her paycheck in violation of her First Amendment rights. Fizer's victory comes a  more

PETA: 'End Speciesism,' Proclaims Turkey on New Billboard
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA's Thanksgiving Campaign Challenges the Idea That Humans Are Superior to All Other Animals * * * "We Also Feel Pain, Love, Joy, and Fear. Go Vegan." That's the message from a turkey and two other animal friends on a new PETA billboard that just went up in advance of Thanksgiving. The ad is part of a national campaign against speciesism: the old belief that despite their ex  more

Policy Matters Ohio 2020-21 Budget Shortchanges Kids, Families
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 12 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: In Ohio, high-quality child care is too expensive for many working families. Six of Ohio's 10 most common jobs pay so little that a single parent would have to spend over one-third of their income for infant care. State lawmakers increased funding to improve the quality of Ohio's child care system by $10 million over the next two years. They a  more

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Unbound' Exhibit at Main Library Extends Run Into January 2020
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: The Unbound exhibit at the Downtown Main Library, featuring the creative writings and visual art of people who have experienced incarceration and are in various stages of returning to our communities, has had its run extended until the end of January. In partnership with the Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana and the Hamilton County Office of Reentry, the Public Library of Cin  more

Study Details Challenges and Opportunities to Address Water Affordability in Ohio Environmental Council
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following news release: Costs for basic water and sewer services are rising in communities throughout the country. Yet water stresses, and the costs to fix them, are not shared equally. A new report issued today by the Alliance for the Great Lakes and the Ohio Environmental Council finds that paying for basic water and sewer services is a challenge for many Ohioans across the state in both urban and rural areas. The independe  more

The Nature Conservancy Supports H2Ohio
DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: * * * - Program Will Help Improve Ohio's Water Quality * * * On Thursday, November 14, Gov. Mike DeWine outlined the details of his H2Ohio fund, which leaders of The Nature Conservancy say is a positive step in addressing the sources of Ohio's water quality issues. The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Bill Stanley, Ohio State Director for The Nature Conservancy: "H2Ohio creates huge opp  more

Theresa S. Byrd Takes Seat on Online Computer Library Center Board of Trustees
DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 11 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: * * * - Nine librarians from five countries are currently serving on the OCLC board * * * Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library at the University of San Diego, took her seat on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during the board's regular November meeting. Dr. Byrd was elected to the board by OCLC Global Council in March 2019. There are currently nine librarians from five countries ser  more

Two AAVMC Members Earn Diversity HEED Awards
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges issued the following news release: Two member institutions of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have been awarded the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. It's the only national honor recognizing U.S. medical, dental, pharmacy, osteopathic, nursing, veterinary, allied health, and other health schools and centers that demonstrate an outstanding co  more

Tyler Diers Joins TechNet as Midwest Executive Director
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- TechNet, a network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, issued the following news release: TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today named Tyler Diers as its new Executive Director for Illinois and the Midwest. Based in Springfield,Illinois, Diers will oversee TechNet's state advocacy and political activities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentuc  more

Urban Education Journal Issues 7 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
LONDON, England, Nov. 12 -- Urban Education, a journal that says it features papers addressing urban issues related to those from birth through graduate school, published seven research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * "So Why Is It OK Here?" Literacy Candidates Grappling With Culture/Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Urban Fieldsites * De Facto Desegregation in the Urban North: Voices of African American Teachers and Principals on Employment, Students, and Commun  more

VeloSano Raises More Than $4.7 Million for Cancer Research at Cleveland Clinic
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 14 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: VeloSano raised more than $4.7 million in 2019, with 100% of the money raised supporting lifesaving cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. This brings the cumulative total to more than $21 million raised in six years. Latin for "swift cure," VeloSano is a year-round, community-driven fundraising initiative. The money raised is a culmination of many efforts, with the flagship fundraising platform being "bike to cu  more