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State Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday December 01, 2019 ( 32 items )  

AEP Ohio Recognizes Reynoldsburg City Schools for Their Commitment to Energy Efficiency
GAHANNA, Ohio, Nov. 25 -- AEP Ohio issued the following news release: AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, presented Reynoldsburg City Schools with a check for over $440,000 for their commitment to energy efficiency. In October 2017, Reynoldsburg City Schools collaborated with AEP Ohio's Efficient Products for Business Program along with Dynamix Energy Services to develop and implement a district-wide energy conservation project. The project targeted varying degrees of ene  more

Akron: Mayor Horrigan Announces Upcoming Changes in Cabinet and Staff
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- The city of Akron issued the following news release: * * * - John Moore retiring as Director of Public Service; Eufrancia Lash (Deputy Director of Public Service and Neighborhood Assistance) and Frank Williams (Assistant to the Mayor for Labor Relations) join the administration * * * Mayor Dan Horrigan is announcing some upcoming changes within his cabinet and staff. Effective January 8, 2020, John Moore, Director of Public Service, is retiring from the City after m  more

Case Western Reserve University: Families of Youth With Autism Face Big Barriers to Care, Gaps in Services
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 18 -- Case Western Reserve University issued the following news: * * * - Case Western Reserve University researchers examine needs, services for youth with autism and their family caregivers * * * New research at Case Western Reserve University found big gaps in services and continued care for children with autism--and their families--as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. The families need more support, including improved job training, access to services an  more

Cincinnati Public Schools Continues to Grow
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 25 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news: Cincinnati Public Schools is expected to continue to enroll more students and sustain its balanced budget in the 2020-21 School Year according to two reports issued Monday. Sarah Trimble-Oliver, the district's chief strategy officer, told the Cincinnati Board of Education that enrollment projections have been on the upswing for eight consecutive years. At the November 18 board meeting, Oliver said the district'  more

City of Cleveland: Martin Keane Sworn in as Assistant Director of Public Utilities
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 25 -- The city of Cleveland issued the following news release: Martin Keane was sworn in today by Mayor Frank G. Jackson as the Assistant Director of Public Utilities. Keane previously served as the Cleveland City Councilman for Ward 17. Click here to view photos of the swearing in. "As a longtime councilperson and chairman of the Utilities Committee, Martin Keane comes to this position with valuable experience," said Mayor Jackson. As the Department of Public Utilities   more

Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Appoints Kate McSweeney Pishotti as Deputy Chief of Staff
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 25 -- Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther issued the following news release: Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced today that Kate Pishotti will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff, filling a vacancy created by the departure of Greg Davies. Pishotti currently serves as Deputy Public Safety Director and is expected to transition into the mayor's office by year-end. "Kate is both a leader and convener. She brings people together to facilitate change," said Mayor Ginther. "She is an exce  more

Columbus: The 614 for Linden to Advance the One Linden Community Plan
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 25 -- Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther issued the following news release: The City of Columbus joined community partners today to announce details of The 614 for Linden, a collaborative to advance the One Linden Community plan. The collaborative is named for six nonprofits partnering with four community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to have a positive and significant impact on one neighborhood. The 614 for Linden represents a $25 million investment to the Lind  more

Community-Wide Approach Is Effective at Reducing Infant Mortality in Central Ohio: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is a key partner in improving outcomes * * * The infant mortality rate has dropped in Franklin County since 2017, a sign that hospital and agency partnerships across the community have been effective in addressing issues that put babies at risk, two physicians recently told The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Board. The infant mortality rate, measuring the numbe  more

Cooper Tire and Sailun Vietnam Celebrate First Tire at Joint Venture Plant
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. issued the following news release: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) and Sailun Vietnam Co., Ltd. recently celebrated production of a first tire at ACTR, their new joint venture (JV) facility located near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Cooper owns 35 percent of ACTR, which will produce truck and bus radial (TBR) tires for global markets. The ceremonial first tire was the centerpiece of a special event held at the facility on Nov. 18 to celeb  more

ESPN: History Made - College GameDay Built by Home Depot Surpasses Two Million Viewers for Third Consecutive Week
BRISTOL, Connecticut, Nov. 26 -- ESPN, a sports media company, issued the following news release: * * * - Feat Achieved for First Time Since Show Expanded to Three Hours Seven Seasons Ago - College GameDay Delivers 52% More Viewers than Broadcast Network's Pregame Show * * * College GameDay Built by The Home Depot averaged 2,125,000 viewers for the entirety of its three-hour show (9 a.m. - noon ET) from The Ohio State University (November 23) and, in doing so, added a chapter to its illustr  more

Frantz Ward Partner Patrick Haggerty Receives Legacy of Justice Award for Dedication to the Community
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 25 -- Frantz Ward, a law firm, issued the following news: Frantz Ward is proud to share that Partner Patrick F. Haggerty is the recipient of the Legacy of Justice Award, the highest pro bono award bestowed by The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. Pat was chosen as the recipient based on the devotion of his time and energy serving Legal Aid clients as a past Board Member, Chair of the Pro Bono Committee, and through hours of time in the Volunteer Lawyers Program. The award wi  more

Growth Energy Welcomes the Andersons as Newest Producer Plant Member
WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 -- Growth Energy, a trade association that represents ethanol producers, issued the following news release: Growth Energy, the world's largest ethanol trade association, announced the addition of The Andersons, Inc. as its newest producer plant member. This addition brings Growth Energy's membership to a total of 103 producer plant members and 8.7 billion gallons represented out of the total U.S. annual ethanol production. Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, The Andersons is   more

HVS Brokerage & Advisory Closes Sale of the Comfort Inn & Suites Houston West-Katy in Katy, Texas
HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 25 -- HVS, a consulting, valuation and research firm in the worldwide hotel industry, issued the following news release: HVS Brokerage & Advisory is pleased to announce that it has closed on the sale of the 89-key Comfort Inn & Suites Houston West-Katy, located at 22025 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX. The property was purchased by Jalabapa Hospitality of Amherst, Ohio, from Kei. V. Inc., based in Katy, TX. Jalabapa was seeking to expand its portfolio into Texas; The Comfort Inn &   more

Ice Miller Announces 11 Attorneys Named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Nov. 27 -- Ice Miller, a law firm, issued the following news release: Ice Miller LLP is proud to announce that 11 of its attorneys have been named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers and two of its attorneys were named Rising Stars. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The fin  more

Lincoln Electric Announces New Magnum PRO Curve HDE Welding Gun Line
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 25 -- 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 announces its newest MIG semiautomatic welding gun line that delivers the best of both worlds - high performance and optimal comfort. The Magnum(R) PRO Curve(TM) HDE(TM) welding gun line delivers the highest duty cycle in its class and maximizes the operator's comf  more

N.J. Assembly Democrats Lampitt, Mukherji, Vainieri Huttle Bill to Regulate Embryo Storage Facilities Receives Final Legislative Approval
TRENTON, New Jersey, Nov. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly Democrats issued the following news: * * * - Measure Requires License to Operate, Establishes Third-Degree Offense for Violators * * * In an effort to prevent a repeat of tragedies in other states where thousands of embryos were lost, a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Raj Mukherji and Valerie Vainieri Huttle was approved 71-3 in the full Assembly on Monday in concurrence with the Governor's recommendations. Prom  more

NuWaves Engineering: Spectral Regrowth - Stay in Your Lane
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- NuWaves Engineering, supplier of radio frequency and microwave solutions for military, government and industrial customers, issued the following information: Modern communication systems are typically based on a framework of channels, where the frequency spectrum is divided into channels of a defined bandwidth and each signal is assigned to a particular channel. This is analogous to a highway system being divided into lanes. On a highway, it is undesirable for a car  more

Ohio EPA Announces Funding for Pomeroy Infrastructure
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, Ohio EPA announced the first infrastructure project aimed at improving water quality throughout Ohio as part of Gov. Mike DeWine's H2Ohio initiative. The Village of Pomeroy will receive $500,000 in H2Ohio funding toward its project to extend sewer lines to approximately 80 homes along S.R. 833 that currently have failing home sewage treatment systems. "Ohio's communities rely on clean   more

Ohio Secretary of State LaRose Issues Statement on Safe at Home Program Expansion Legislation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued the following statement upon the introduction of the Safe at Home program expansion legislation (H.B. 429): "Right now, our Safe at Home program is helping protect 863 victims from having their location discovered by their perpetrators, so it's just common sense to expand the program to allow more opportunities to safeguard identities. "I want to thank State Representatives Jeff LaRe and Cindy Abrams for taking on this imp  more

Ohio State Auditor: Audit Finds Village of Golf Manor Tax Commissioner Spent $9,025 on Personal Expenses
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2016 audit of the Village of Golf Manor (Hamilton County), which uncovers that the former tax commissioner Jamie Smith used a village credit card for personal expenses, to the tune of $9,025. "It is my job as Auditor to hold those in public service who lie, cheat, and steal to account," Auditor Faber said. "This former tax commissioner will be rightly hel  more

Ohio Super Lawyers 2020 Includes Five Barnes & Thornburg Attorneys
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Barnes and Thornburg, a law firm, issued the following news release: Super Lawyers has named five attorneys from Barnes & Thornburg's Columbus, Ohio, office to its 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers list. This listing will appear in the December 2019 issue of Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. William A. Nolan, the Columbus office managing partner, received an additional high mark, appearing the Top 50: 2020 Columbus Super Lawyers list. The Ohio attorneys who made this year's list,   more

Ohio Third Frontier Grants Support Two University of Akron Start-Up Companies
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 26 [TNSgrants-state] -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: Two University of Akron start-up companies are the recipients of grants from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission. RooSense and Akron PolyEnergy each received $100,000 from the Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF), which provides grants to Ohio institutions of higher education and other nonprofit research institutions. The commission on Nov. 21 awarded a total of $90  more

Paige Fruchtnicht-Ponchak Joins Wright State as Gallery Coordinator
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- Wright State University issued the following news: During her first week as the gallery coordinator of the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Paige Fruchtnicht-Ponchak had little time to settle in. She had to help install an exhibition featuring sculptures by Dallas artist Kristen Cochran in the galleries. "I jumped in right away," she said. Things haven't slowed down for Fruchtnicht-Ponchak since she joined Wright State University in August. As the only full-time emplo  more

PNC Bank's Kevin Thompson to Retire
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- PNC Financial Services Group issued the following news release: * * * - Joseph Luckring Named Akron Regional President * * * PNC Bank, N.A., today announced that Kevin Thompson will retire as the regional president of the Akron market, effective March 29, 2020, after a 43-year career. Succeeding him will be Joseph Luckring, senior vice president and relationship manager in Corporate & Institutional Banking in the Akron/Canton market. Thompson served as regional presi  more

Scripps Taps Greg Anderson to Lead Data Protection Programs as Chief Privacy Officer
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 25 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) has appointed Greg Anderson to the newly created role of vice president and chief privacy officer, overseeing the company's privacy and data protection programs and reporting to Bill Appleton, executive vice president and general counsel. Anderson comes to Scripps from Lexmark International, where he served as global data protection officer with respo  more

Summit County Awarded $2.48 Million to Address African American Infant Mortality Rates in Greater Akron
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 25 -- The city of Akron issued the following news release: Summit County Public Health (SCPH) has been awarded $2.48 million in grant funding from the Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Ohio Medicaid Managed Care Plans over the next two years, from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021, to continue evidence-based and community-based initiatives aimed to eliminate poor birth outcomes and infant deaths in Akron and Summit County. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a li  more

University of Akron Students Find Way to Fight Opioid Crisis
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 25 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: Losing a best friend at any age is painful, but when you are only 16, it can leave you shattered like nothing else. University of Akron sophomores Maggie Weber and Hailey Vieltorf know that pain well -- their best friend, Rachel DeMaio, died of an accidental drug overdose in 2016 after buying cocaine laced with carfentanil -- a powerful synthetic opiod. As they grieved her, they also began healing by joining wit  more

University of Cincinnati Clermont Professor Creates Patent for Breakthrough Chemotherapy Tech
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Research could lead to more effective drug delivery for cancer patients * * * UC Clermont College chemistry Professor Cliff Larrabee has a lofty goal: to cure cancer. And with his latest research now pending patent, he is one step closer to that goal. "I don't know anyone who doesn't know someone affected by cancer," Larrabee said. "And for the students working with me in the lab, the research has c  more

University of Cincinnati Develops Satellites That Fix Other Satellites
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 27 [TNSscientificresearch-Robotica journal] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - For his latest study, professor Ou Ma engineered robots to work independently but collaboratively * * * When satellites break, which is surprisingly often, there isn't much you can do about them. They become expensive and dangerous flotsam, orbiting Earth for years or generations until gravity eventually draws them to a fiery death in the atmosphere. Univers  more

University of Cincinnati Researcher Focuses on Personalized Cancer Care
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 25 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Davendra Sohal focuses on precision medicine for GI cancers and the creation of new clinical trials * * * Dr. Davendra Sohal says if there's a new treatment worth testing, he'll try it. The associate professor at the University of Cincinnati and medical oncologist with UC Health who specializes in personalized medicine and clinical trials for gastrointestinal cancers says experimental therapies are   more

University of Toledo Offers New Pathway to Earn Nursing Degree
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 26 -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: The University of Toledo College of Nursing will offer guaranteed admission for freshmen into its competitive Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program for select, well-prepared applicants starting fall 2020. "Nursing is a competitive field but we feel strongly that by offering a commitment to entering freshmen students whose academic achievements show they are uniquely prepared, we can add depth to a highly skil  more

Why Women Select College Majors With Lower Earnings Potential: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 26 [TNSsociologyresearch-Sociology of Education journal] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - The "logics of major choice" is different for women and men * * * Even when both male and female college students say they want to pursue a major with the best earnings prospects, the majors men choose are higher paying than the majors women choose. In a new study, sociologist Natasha Quadlin of The Ohio State University found that "the logics of major ch  more