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State Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 55 items )  

Akron: Mayor Horrigan Issues Temporary Moratorium on Water Service Disconnections
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- The city of Akron issued the following news release: Mayor Dan Horrigan directed the Water Supply Bureau to cease water service disconnections starting today, Monday, December 2, 2019 through Monday, January 6, 2020 for all customers eligible for disconnection due to non-payment. This moratorium is double the amount of days as previous years, giving customers ample time to pay their bills. "The holidays are a time to celebrate with loved ones. This extended moratorium a  more

Babcock and Wilcox SPIG to Supply Cooling System for Gas Turbine Power Project in Turkmenistan
BARBERTON, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Babcock and Wilcox Enterprises issued the following news release: SPIG S.p.A. (SPIG), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., has been awarded a contract by Renaissance Heavy Industries to design and supply fin fan cooler heat exchangers for the Turkmenenergo 432 megawatt, gas turbine power plant project in Charjev etrap, Lebap Velayat region,Turkmenistan. "SPIG's custom-designed cooling technologies are an ideal fit for many plants, especially natural ga  more

Biomarker May Aid in Determining Treatment for Cancer Patients: University of Cincinnati
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 7 [TNSmedicalresearch-Neuro-Oncology Advances journal] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - UC Medical student finds presence of common virus may help tailor options for glioblastoma patients * * * A common virus that is harmless to most individuals may produce an important biomarker in determining the prognosis of brain cancer patients, according to a recent study published by a student researcher at the University of Cincinnati. Patient  more

Change to Name, Image, Likeness Policy Will Ultimately Require New Federal Law: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Gene Smith presents overview of NCAA working group to University Senate * * * Student-athletes in the United States have been able to earn money associated with their name, image and likeness since 2015 - if they got a waiver from the NCAA, and according to strict guidelines. More than 200 students have received those waivers. The NCAA Board of Governors voted on Oct. 29 to change its policies to give all stu  more

City of Cleveland: Division of Emergency Medical Service Graduates 5 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- The city of Cleveland issued the following news release: The City of Cleveland today graduated five emergency medical technicians (EMT) and paramedics to help serve neighborhood residents. The new EMT staff is part of Mayor Frank G. Jackson's effort to enhance the quality of life in Cleveland neighborhoods by maintaining staffing levels and reducing emergency response times. Friends, family and city staff gathered to attend the graduation ceremony today at Cleveland   more

City's of Cincinnati Annual Giving Tree to Benefit Winton Place Youth Center
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- The city of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Needed donations include books, clothes, educational games and toys * * * First Lady Dena Cranley has unveiled the City's annual giving tree and announced donations will benefit the Winton Place Youth Center (WPYC). Each year the City's giving tree has been generously donated by the Bob Castellini family. Through December 20, those wishing to participate may select an ornament off the giving tree to donate  more

College of Medicine Dean Announces Departure: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Ohio State to launch national search for replacement * * * Dean K. Craig Kent, a vascular surgeon who has led The Ohio State University College of Medicine during a period of rapid growth, has accepted a senior leadership position at another prominent academic medical center. Effective Feb. 1, 2020, Kent will be the executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Virginia, overseeing UVA Heal  more

Columbus Mayor Ginther: CelebrateOne Awarded $4.5 Million Grant to Address Disparities in the Infant Mortality Rate
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther issued the following news release: The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and the State's Managed Care Plans (MCPs) announced a $4.5 million grant to a local coalition of 13 partners, led by CelebrateOne. The grant is part of a 2-year commitment from ODM and the State's MCPs to address the disparity in successful birth outcomes experienced by African American women in Franklin County. "Addressing the disparity reflected in our local inf  more

Common Drug Could Help Restore Limb Function After Spinal Cord Injury: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 [TNSmedicalresearch-Journal of Clinical Investigation] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - In mouse study, nerve pain drug gabapentin promotes regeneration of neural circuits * * * Long-term treatment with gabapentin, a commonly prescribed drug for nerve pain, could help restore upper limb function after a spinal cord injury, new research in mice suggests. In the study, mice treated with gabapentin regained roughly 60 percent of forelimb functi  more

Depression Affects One-Third of Lung Cancer Patients: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 [TNSmedicalresearch-Lung Cancer journal] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study finds impact on pain, hopelessness, day-to-day function * * * About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests. For many of these patients -- particularly those with severe symptoms -- depression occurs in a toxic blend of high levels of anxiety, traumatic str  more

Dick and Cornie Thornburgh Make $9 Million Gift to University of Cincinnati
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - $5 million of gift supports diversity and inclusion * * * Richard (Dick) E. Thornburgh, Bus '74, Hon '09, a longtime leader in the financial services industry, and his wife Cornelia have made a $9 million gift to the University of Cincinnati. This significant commitment includes a focus on diversity and inclusion through scholarships and support for the Carl H. Lindner College of Business and UC Athle  more

Dinsmore's Client Service Award is 4th From BTI Since 2017
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Dinsmore and Shohl, a law firm, issued the following news release: Dinsmore Partner Lenny Asaro joined the firm's Chicago office in May of 2018, and among the clients who followed him from his prior firm to Dinsmore was a family limited liability company comprised of three siblings--one who lives in the Chicago area, one in Michigan and one in Norway. He has represented them for more than six years with respect to real estate matters involving disposition and litigat  more

Dr. Craig Kent Appointed as University of Virginia Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, Dec. 5 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: University of Virginia President Jim Ryan today announced the appointment of Dr. K. Craig Kent as executive vice president for health affairs, effective Feb. 1, 2020. The senior leadership position oversees UVA Health and its clinical enterprise, which spans the Commonwealth of Virginia. Kent currently serves as dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, vice president for health sci  more

Dr. Scott Rogers of Bowling Green State University Examines Effects of Ancient Microbes in New Book
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news: * * * - Scientists find 'exciting, interesting and alarming information' * * * The idea of freezing a life in ice and thawing it out years -- even centuries -- later has been used extensively in novels, movies and comics. According to Dr. Scott Rogers, biology professor at Bowling Green State University, in his new book, "Defrosting Ancient Microbes: Emerging Genomes in a Warmer World," this concept ma  more

Goodyear Auto Service Helps Drivers Prepare for Winter
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Goodyear Tire and Rubber issued the following news release: Winter weather conditions can pose a variety of challenges for drivers and their vehicles. Goodyear Auto Service knows that in order to help get winter-ready you should have your car and tires inspected; however, according to a recent study of drivers who live in cold weather markets,* 37% don't take any action to prepare their cars for winter unless they have an issue. "It's important to have your vehicle and   more

Goodyear Begins Intelligent Tire Pilot With European Fleets
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Goodyear Tire and Rubber issued the following news release: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has initiated a new pilot program with Redspher, a transport and logistics group operating in 19 countries throughout Europe, aligning with the company's focus on providing mobility solutions to fleets. The latest agreement involves Goodyear supplying its intelligent tires - equipped with embedded sensors - through Redspher, to a variety of fleets connected to Redspher's shared  more

Huntington Bancshares to Present at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Huntington Bancshares issued the following news release: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com) will be participating in the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference in New York on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Mr. Stephen Steinour, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present to analysts and investors at 11:30 AM ET. He will discuss business, financial performance, and strategic initiatives. The pre  more

Huston-Findley's Disparate Voices Explores Unique Experiences of Women Playwrights in India: College of Wooster
WOOSTER, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The College of Wooster issued the following news release: * * * - Recently published book is a collection of plays and extensive interviews with the women who created them * * * Shirley Huston-Findley, professor of theatre, takes readers on a tour of the unique circumstances surrounding women playwrights in India in her new book, Disparate Voices of Indian Women Playwrights: Creating a Profession, published in November by Lexington Books. India's contemporary theatr  more

IntelliCorp Named Top Enterprise Screening Provider on HRO Today Magazine's 2019 Baker's Dozen List
BEACHWOOD, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Intellicorp Records, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release: Intellicorp Records, Inc., a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, has announced that it has been named a top enterprise screening provider on HRO (Human Resource Outsourcing) Today magazine's 2019 Baker's Dozen list. The company was also ranked fourth overall for quality of service. This recognition solidifies IntelliCorp's eleventh year on the renowned list, which is a significant metric of   more

IntelliCorp Named Top Enterprise Screening Provider on HRO Today Magazine's 2019 Baker's Dozen List
BEACHWOOD, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Verisk Analytics, a data analytics provider, issued the following news release: Intellicorp Records, Inc., a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, has announced that it has been named a top enterprise screening provider on HRO (Human Resource Outsourcing) Today magazine's 2019 Baker's Dozen list. The company was also ranked fourth overall for quality of service. This recognition solidifies IntelliCorp's eleventh year on the renowned list, which is a significant metric of qua  more

International Society of Automation and University of Akron Team to Offer Cybersecurity Courses
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: The International Society of Automation (ISA), a globally recognized authority for industrial automation training since 1945, and The University of Akron, an influential public research university in the region, have entered into a workforce training agreement to offer the ISA IEC62443 Cybersecurity Training and Certificate program in Akron. Through this arrangement, UA will now host ISA courses, taught by subjec  more

Lake Erie College, Painesville City Local Schools Receive Partnership Grant From Ohio Department of Education to Expand Teacher Education Pipeline
PAINESVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 3 [TNSgrants-state] -- Lake Erie College issued the following news: The Ohio Department of Education has awarded a Human Capital Opportunity Grant to the Painesville City Local Schools (PCLS) and the Lake Erie College School of Education to continue their work building a diverse teacher pipeline through a College Credit Plus (CCP) pathway and support the work of the Harvey High School Educators Rising Team. The Ohio Department of Education indicates that the grant is in  more

Lorraine Forcinito Named Associate Vice President for Human Resources: College of Wooster
WOOSTER, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- The College of Wooster issued the following news release: Lorraine Forcinito has been named associate vice president for human resources at The College of Wooster following a national search. She begins her duties January 6. Forcinito joins Wooster with decades of leadership and operations experience in government, industry and not-for-profits, including 13 years spent in human resources roles at private liberal arts colleges and universities. "Lorraine brings a deep   more

Mayor Horrigan Better Aligns City Economic and Neighborhood Development With Bold 5-Year Plan for a More Inclusive, Prosperous Akron
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- The city of Akron issued the following news release: * * * - 5-Year Strategic Framework for Office of Integrated Development released--includes specific goals, areas of focus, and indicators for success * * * Today, Mayor Dan Horrigan is proud to release the Five-Year Strategic Framework for the Office of Integrated Development (OID) created this year under the direction of Deputy Mayor James Hardy. Through this plan, the City will better focus its resources and relati  more

N.J. Assembly Democrats Lampitt, Mukherji, Vainieri Huttle Bill to Regulate Embryo Storage Facilities Signed Into Law
TRENTON, New Jersey, Dec. 4 -- 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 signed into law by the Governor on Wednesday. Prompted by disasters in California and Ohio where more   more

New Book Discusses Transformation of Journalism: Cleveland State University
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Professor Richard Perloff highlights societal impact of 21st century media environment * * The Dynamics of News, a new book by Cleveland State University Professor Richard M. Perloff, argues that the transformation of journalism in the 21st century has impacted numerous aspects of society including politics, criminal justice, the economy and even what is considered a fact. Understanding these cha  more

New Insurance Research Report From LexisNexis Risk Solutions Highlights the State of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Insurance Industry
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- LexisNexis issued the following news release: * * * - Study Shows How the Top 100 U.S. Carriers Are Using and Benefiting From AI/ML and the Challenges and Opportunities for an AI Driven Future * * * A new study released today by LexisNexis(R) Risk Solutions found that the majority of the respondents (62%) work for insurance carriers that have already adopted artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) initiatives and that an overwhelming majority (75%) beli  more

Ohio Dems Announce Sites for Pre-Primary Caucuses to Elect Convention Delegates
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: The Ohio Democratic Party will host 16 congressional district caucuses across the state on Tuesday, Jan. 7, to elect 89 district-level delegates and eight alternates to represent Ohio at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. "Ohio Democrats are clearly fired up for 2020 and excited about our field of presidential candidates," said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. "Nearly 2,000 Ohioans hav  more

Ohio EPA Announces Funding for Williams County Infrastructure
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, Ohio EPA announced an infrastructure project aimed at improving water quality as part of Gov. Mike DeWine's H2Ohio initiative. Williams County will receive $500,000 in H2Ohio funding for its project to construct a new wastewater collection and treatment system that will serve approximately 90 homes in the unincorporated area of Kunkle. "Ohio's communities rely on clean drinking water an  more

Ohio EPA Meeting Set for Buckeye Xpress Project
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Information Session and Hearing Scheduled Dec. 18 * * * Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting to discuss the application for a water quality certification submitted by Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, for a pipeline project in Vinton, Jackson, Gallia, and Lawrence counties. An information session will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at Jackson City Middle School, 21 Tropic S  more

Ohio Gov. DeWine, Lt. Gov. Husted Announce 1,100 Jobs Coming to Northeast Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Gov. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: The General Motors Company (GM), in partnership with LG Chem, announced this morning they will create 1,100 new jobs in the Lordstown-area of Northeast Ohio in the coming years to staff a new facility. The plant will be focused on the mass production of battery cells for future battery-electric vehicles. Today's announcement represents an investment of up to $2.3 billion through the new, equally-owned joint v  more

Ohio Gov. DeWine: Ohio Releases Statewide PFAS Action Plan for Drinking Water
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- Gov. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, issued the following news release: Following a call from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to prepare a planto address potential threats to drinking water systems, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) today released a statewide action plan to analyze the prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Ohio's drinking water. PFAS are manmade chemicals that are used in products such as carp  more

Ohio Secretary of State LaRose Refers 77 Non-Citizens Who Voted to Ohio Attorney General for Investigation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued the following news release: Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has identified 77 individuals who cast a ballot in an Ohio election and 277 individuals who registered to vote in Ohio and who appear to be legally present, non-citizens. Today, these individuals were referred to the Ohio Attorney General for investigation and potential prosecution. According to state law, non-citizens may not register to vote or cast a ballot   more

Ohio State Auditor Faber Announces Auditor of State Award Recipients
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- 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 November. - City of Huron (Erie County) - Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority (Harrison County) - Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority (Brown County) - Village of East Palestine (Columbiana County) - Noble Metropolitan Housing Authority (Noble Count  more

Ohio State Auditor: Audit Finds Former Clinton Township Fiscal Officer Owes $2,119 in Penalties, Fees, Interest
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Ohio State Auditor Keith Faber issued the following news release: Auditor of State Keith Faber today released the 2017-2018 audit of Clinton Township (Vinton County), which identifies that, Carol Brown, incurred $2,119 in late fees, penalties, and interest during her time as fiscal officer. "Late fees and penalties are irresponsible uses of the public's money and my office will step in to set the financial records straight," Auditor Faber said. "It is important that t  more

Ohio State Rep. Crawley Introduces Legislation to Improve Maternal Health in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Ohio House Democrats issued the following information on behalf of Ohio State Rep. Erica Crawley, D-Columbus: * * * - Says proposals stand in contrast to extremist, anti-choice bills being debated at Statehouse in recent weeks * * * Rep. Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) today introduced a several bills aimed at improving maternal health outcomes in Ohio, including legislation to improve statewide reporting on maternal mortality as well as a bill to expand training at hosp  more

Ohio State University to Support Gov. DeWine's Expedited Pardon Effort
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: The Ohio State University will assist with a new project of Gov. Mike DeWine's that will expedite the process for select former criminal offenders to receive a pardon in Ohio. "In Ohio today, there are people all over the state who made poor choices sometimes decades ago. They were convicted of crimes, completed their sentences, off probation and off parole, but they continue to pay for their past every day," DeWine sai  more

PPG Begins Using Titanium Dioxide Pigment From Lomon Billions' New Chloride Production Line
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- PPG Industries issued the following news release: PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has started using titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment from Lomon Billions' new chloride production line. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. Lomon Billions is a leading global TiO2 producer and has manufactured chloride-process TiO2 since 2015. In February 2018, the company announced it was adding a second chloride-process TiO2 production line, which began producing earlier   more

PPG Receives Achiever Award From Uni-Select for Commitment, Support of Collision Repair Industry
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- PPG Industries issued the following news release: * * * - PPG receives Achiever Award from Uni-Select for commitment, support of collision repair industry * * * PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it is the recipient of Uni-Select Canada's 2018 Achiever Award, which is given to suppliers that have demonstrated the highest commitment and support to the collision repair industry. PPG Canada received the award for its exceptional sales growth in Canada in the categ  more

Private School Vouchers Costing Ohio's Public Schools $330 Million
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: As the American Legislative Exchange Council opens its annual policy summit today, one of ALEC's major agenda items -- diverting public school dollars to private school vouchers -- is having a big impact in Ohio, with $330 million being drained from public schools for vouchers this year. "For years, Ohio Republicans -- with the backing of big-money donors like Betsy DeVos -- have been pushing a privatization agenda,  more

PUCO Approves Dominion Tax Cut Rate Reductions
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio issued the following news release: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today adopted an agreement that authorized Dominion Energy Ohio (Dominion) to establish a credit on gas customer bills to reflect the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 on its rates. Dominion will credit residential customers the amount it has over collected, plus interest, since Jan. 1, 2018 under the previous corporate tax rate. T  more

Research Led by Medical School Staff Member Finds Organizational Leader Assessments Lacking: Wright State University
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Colleen Hayden, director of medical education and accreditation at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has worked for several supervisors over the course of her career. She also has been in leadership positions at the medical school for the last 10 years. While pursuing her Ed.D. in organizational studies from the Wright State College of Education and Human Services, Hayden was able to find a great d  more

Scientists See Defects in Potential New Semiconductor: Ohio State University
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6 [TNSscientificresearch-Physical Review X journal] -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Discovery could help in effort to make high-powered electronics more efficient * * * A research team has reported seeing, for the first time, atomic scale defects that dictate the properties of a new and powerful semiconductor. The study, published earlier this month in the journal Physical Review X (https://journals.aps.org/prx/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevX.9.041027),  more

Scripps and Report for America Partner for More Reporting, Greater Focus on Crucial Local Issues
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- The E.W. Scripps, a broadcasting company, issued the following news release: Five stations owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) have been selected as 2020 Report for America newsrooms and will host journalists to cover critically important beats in their communities as part of Scripps' enterprise journalism content strategy. Report for America (RFA), an initiative of nonprofit media organization The GroundTruth Project, is a national service program that   more

Secretary of State Joins Task Force to Restore and Ensure the Public Trust in Elections
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 4 -- The Georgia Secretary of State issued the following news release: Today, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is joining a bipartisan group of 13 chief elections officials to develop effective methods for educating voters and combatting misinformation about the security of Georgia's elections. The bipartisan Task Force to Restore and Ensure the Public Trust in Elections will be chaired by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Ohio Secretary of State Frank L  more

Three McGlinchey Stafford Attorneys Named to Ohio Super Lawyers 2020
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Dec. 3 -- McGlinchey Stafford, a law firm, issued the following news release: McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce the inclusion of three attorneys in the firm's Cleveland office in the 2020 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. These attorneys were recognized across nine practice areas spanning various business, corporate, and litigation arenas. * Melany Kotlarek Fontanazza, Of Counsel - Business Litigation * Richik Sarkar, Member - Appellate, Banking, Business Li  more

TIME Magazine Awards Sora Reading App as a Best Invention of 2019
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- OverDrive issued the following news release: OverDrive Education's student reading app Sora completed a record-breaking year as one of TIME's 100 Best Inventions of 2019. This achievement illustrates the app's exceptional originality and influence proven to inspire students to read more books. The Sora app, which achieved record highs in 2019 in student usage, provides students anytime-anywhere access to ebooks and audiobooks from their school's digital collection as  more

U.S. News & World Report Names Daniel Drake Center a 2019-20 Best Nursing Home
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- U.C. Health, a network of hospitals operated by the University of Cincinnati, issued the following news release: Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care is among the 19% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. Daniel Drake Center earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of "High Performing," with three out of three stars, the highest possible rating, for short-term reh  more

University of Cincinnati Names College of Medicine Dean, Senior VP for Health Affairs
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Dr. Andrew Filak is the 53rd dean in the 200-year history of the College of Medicine * * * The University of Cincinnati has named Dr. Andrew Filak, Jr., dean of the College of Medicine and senior vice president for health affairs. Filak, who has been serving in the role on an interim basis since August 2018, will officially assume the position January 1, 2020, pending approval by the UC Board of Trust  more

University of Cincinnati Pioneers New Brain Cancer Treatment
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 3 [TNSmedicalresearch-Nature Scientific Reports] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Using electrospun fibers, doctors and engineers can treat glioblastoma multiforme directly * * * A novel engineering process can deliver a safe and effective dose of medicine for brain tumors without exposing patients to toxic side effects from traditional chemotherapy. University of Cincinnati professor Andrew Steckl, working with researchers from Johns  more

University of Cincinnati: U.S. News & World Report - Moms Trump Doctors for Pregnancy Advice
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - UC sociology research featured in U.S News & World Report on preferred pregnancy advice for new moms * * * Moms trump doctors when it comes to pregnancy advice, states U.S. News & World Report. "And often for good reason," said study author Danielle Bessett, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Cincinnati. Most pregnancy self-help books, best known for their month-by-month guidan  more

University of Toledo Professor Elected Fellow of Renowned Scientific Society
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: A professor at The University of Toledo has been awarded one of the highest honors a scientist can earn. Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, professor of medicinal and biological chemistry, is among the 443 scientists elected in 2019 as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society. The lifetime appointment is an honor bestowed upon the soci  more

University of Toledo Study Estimates Impact of Opioid Epidemic at $1.6B in Northwest Ohio
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The University of Toledo issued the following news release: Fatal overdoses tied to Ohio's ongoing opioid epidemic cost the metropolitan Toledo economy $1.6 billion and more than 2,000 jobs in 2017, according to a new study by The University of Toledo. At $1.6 billion, the total economic impact of the opioid epidemic is equivalent to approximately 4.5% of the region's gross domestic product -- or roughly the same amount of economic activity generated annually by the ent  more

Virginia Gov. Northam Announces 400 New Jobs in Chesterfield County
RICHMOND, Virginia, Dec. 5 -- Gov. Ralph S. Northam, R-Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Carvana plans to invest $25 million to establish vehicle inspection and reconditioning center * * * Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA), a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, plans to invest $25 million to establish a new vehicle inspection and reconditioning facility in Chesterfield County. Virginia successfully competed with   more

Wright State University Foundation Names Emeriti Trustees
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Wright State University issued the following news: The Wright State University Foundation recently designated several former board members as emeriti trustees. Andrea Kunk, chair of the Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees, said the eight individuals honored with the status of emeritus trustee were selected for their exemplary service to the foundation board and their continued support of Wright State University. "We really wanted people who had shown eng  more