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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 54 items )  

29 County Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Honored for Outstanding Programs
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Twenty-nine county Farm Bureaus were honored with Achievement Awards for outstanding programming over the past year during the 101st annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau Dec. 4-5. "Our county Farm Bureaus had some really great programming this year," said Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau. "Their contributions had a positive impact in the agriculture industry as well as local commu  more

Akron Community Foundation Announces More Than $2M in Quarterly Grants
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Competitive grants support health and human services needs in Summit County * * * Today, Akron Community Foundation's board of directors approved grants totaling $2,139,871, including $549,838 in competitive health and human services grants chosen by the foundation's Community Investment Committee. This quarter's health and human services funding included a $5,500 grant to Birthing Beautiful Communi  more

American Agri-Women Elects New National Officers
COLCHESTER, Vermont, Dec. 6 -- The American Agri-Women issued the following news release, dated Dec. 3: American Agri-Women (AAW) elected its national officers at its 2019 national convention held recently in Tigard, Oregon. New officers joined the standing members of the executive committee. AAW is a national coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women. Karolyn Zurn of Minnesota Agri-Women was elected as AAW President. Jane Marshall of Ohio Agri-Women was elected to a two-year term as Fi  more

American College of Physicians: Internists Concerned Proposed Ohio Legislation Would Harm Patients, Infringe on Patient-Physician Relationship
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- The American College of Physicians issued the following news release: The American College of Physicians (ACP) fears that recent legislation introduced in the Ohio state legislature that orders physicians to re-implant ectopic pregnancies, which is clinically not possible, will threaten patient health and subject physicians to criminal prosecution for providing standard of care, reproductive health care services. "Ectopic pregnancies can be life-threatening and traumatic   more

As Lawmakers Review Ohio's Occupational Licenses, the Buckeye Institute Identifies 30 Licenses Ohio Can Eliminate or Reform
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: As the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee prepares to issue its first review of Ohio occupational licenses, The Buckeye Institute issued its newest policy brief, Opening Doors: Occupational Licensing Reform in Ohio After Senate Bill 255, where it identified 30 licenses that the state can eliminate or where training hours can be reduced, saving Ohioans hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, and countl  more

Association for Middle Level Education Schedules Events
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- The Association for Middle Level Education has announced the following events: * * * Webinar: Activities to Strengthen Students' Interdisciplinary Social Studies Thinking, January 22, 2020. In this webinar, we will explore four classroom-ready activities that can be utilized by middle school social studies teachers to strengthen their students' economic, geographical, civic, and historical thinking, literacy, and argumentation skills. Webinar: Daily/Weekly/Big D  more

Battelle: NEON Debuts Monthly News Recap Featuring Top Ecological Breakthroughs
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) announced today the debut release of its 'NEON Spotlight' - a monthly selection of groundbreaking projects from the program's 81 sites across the country. NEON is a continental-scale ecological observation facility, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and operated by Battelle since 2016. The goal of the NEON p  more

Bensman Re-Elected Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Trustee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Mike Bensman of Sidney has been elected to a third, three-year term on the board of trustees of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He was elected during OFBF's 101st annual meeting Dec. 4-5 and will represent Farm Bureau members from Auglaize, Logan, Mercer and Shelby counties. As one of Ohio Farm Bureau's 26 trustees, he will help govern the state's largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. Ben  more

Brown Re-Elected to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Board
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Nathan Brown of Hillsboro has been re-elected District 20 Trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will help govern the state's largest and most inclusive farm and food organization and represent Farm Bureau members from Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland counties. Brown is a first-generation farmer. He and his wife, Jennifer, grow corn and soybeans and operate a cow/calf herd. They are the par  more

Burkett Re-Elected Ohio Farm Bureau Federation President
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Frank Burkett III of Massillon has been re-elected president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, which is the highest elected office in Ohio's largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. He was re-elected by OFBF's board of trustees and confirmed by the delegates during the group's 101st annual meeting held Dec. 4-5 in Columbus. He has been on the state board since 2007 as District 9 trustee  more

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine Issues 4 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
LYNDHURST, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- The Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal from the Cleveland Clinic that provides clinical information relevant to internal medicine and cardiology, published four research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Appropriate laboratory testing in Lyme disease * Current management of Barrett esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma * SEEDS for success: Lifestyle management in migraine * STI update: Testing, tre  more

Cleveland Clinic Names Thomas Mroz, M.D., Chair of Its Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Cleveland Clinic announced the appointment of Thomas E. Mroz, M.D., as chair of its Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute, beginning Jan. 1, 2020. In this capacity, Dr. Mroz will oversee more than 478 caregivers and 125 staff physicians who comprise Cleveland Clinic's Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute. Dr. Mroz currently serves as the director of the Center for Spine Health and director of the Spine Researc  more

Cleveland Clinic Study: Using Lungs From Increased-Risk Donors Expands Donor Pool While Maintaining Current Survival Rates
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Currently, there are nearly 1,500 people waiting for a lung transplant in the U.S. * * * Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that using lungs from donors who are considered high risk for certain infectious diseases compared to standard risk donors results in similar one-year survival for recipients. In addition, researchers saw no difference in rejection or graft (donor lung) survival after one yea  more

Cleveland Clinic's Community Benefit Topped $1B in 2018
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Total includes operations in Ohio, Nevada and Florida; Highest in Cleveland Clinic's history * * * As part of its continuing commitment to promote access to healthcare and healthy behaviors in our communities, Cleveland Clinic invested more than $1 billion in community benefit in 2018, the most in the health system's history. Cleveland Clinic's total community benefit increased 6% to $1.04 billion in   more

Cleveland Clinic: Researchers Find Common Measures of Immune Status, Inflammation Can Predict Mortality
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Newly published research led by Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals * * * A new collaborative study led by Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals has found that commonly used clinical indicators of immune status and inflammation can predict mortality in the general population. Published in JAMA Network Open, the study showed that lymphopenia (a condition characterized by low levels of a specific  more

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: The Holidays Have Arrived With Jack Hanna and Santa Paws
POWELL, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: The holidays have officially arrived at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as we celebrate Jack Hanna's Home for the Holidays event, featuring Santa Paws, on Saturday, December 7! Throughout the day, Santa Paws makes a special appearance to deliver enrichment gifts to animal habitats. Later, Zoo guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy Jack Hanna's "Home for the Holidays" stage show, which will be offered   more

Education Law Association Schedules Event
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- Education Law Association has announced the following event: * * * 2020 ELA Annual Conference: November 4-7 (Nov 4th is the pre-conference day), The Hilton Buena Vista Palace: Orlando, FL--Buena Vista Palace Downtown Disney Resort is a chic, sophisticated, decadently comfortable resort located across from the street from Downtown Disney(R) which is constantly adding new amazing features, including shops and restaurants. This was the site of our highly rated 2016 an  more

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Issues 8 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 2 -- Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, a peer-reviewed journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published eight research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Invasive Group B Streptococcus Disease among Infants, China * Comparison of Whole-Genome Sequences of Legionella pneumophila in Tap Water and in Clinical Strains, Flint, Michigan, USA, 2016 * Lack of Efficacy of High-Titered   more

Former Ohio Dominican Assistant Football Coach Violated NCAA Ethical Conduct Rules
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association issued the following news: A former Ohio Dominican assistant football coach violated NCAA ethical conduct rules and jeopardized student-athlete well-being when he directed student-athletes to use a banned substance, according to a decision issued by the NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions. The committee said the former assistant coach, who was also the strength and conditioning coach, identified four football student-athl  more

Harrison Re-Elected to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation State Board
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Paul Harrison of Fostoria has been elected to his fifth, three-year term on the board of trustees of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He represents the interests of Farm Bureau members from Hancock, Hardin, Seneca and Wyandot counties. His election took place during OFBF's 101st annual meeting, Dec. 4-5 in Columbus. He is retired after 34 years of public service, first as a township trustee and then la  more

IEEFA Argentina: Oil and Gas Production in Vaca Muerta, Patagonia Awaits Direction From New Leadership
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Foreign investors hit pause button amidst concerns over political and economic environment * * * Efforts by the oil and gas industry to develop Vaca Muerta, Argentina's vast shale reserves in northern Patagonia, have slowed and in many instances, come to a halt, as the industry awaits direction from the country's incoming president. Alberto Fernandez, who will take  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Australia: Gas Industry Cries Wolf One Too Many Times on Gas Shortages
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - NSW Business Chamber's support for gas industry import terminals and Santos' Narrabri Gas Project short-sighted * * * A new report commissioned by the NSW Business Chamber arguing strongly in favour of new LNG import terminals wrongly suggests Australia will be experiencing gas shortages by 2025. Written by consulting group EnergyQuest, the report 'Running on Empty  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Primer: Cleanup Costs Supersede Most Other Liabilities in Oil and Gas Bankruptcies
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Companies must meet remediation duties, owners and stockholders get paid last * * * The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) published a "primer" today - a background guide explaining what the cleanup obligations are in cases of bankruptcy by oil and gas companies. Called Cleaned Out by Bankruptcy: A Primer on Environmental Cleanup Duties,   more

Lahmers Re-Elected Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Trustee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Jerry Lahmers of Newcomerstown has been re-elected to the board of trustees for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. During his third three-year term, he will represent the interests of Farm Bureau members from Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties. His election took place during Ohio Farm Bureau's 101st annual meeting held Dec. 4-5 in Columbus. Lahmers and his wife, Rita, and son, Melvin, raise  more

Menopause Journal Issues Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
PEPPER PIKE, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- Menopause, a journal from the North American Menopause Society that says it features applied basic science and clinical guidelines on all aspects of menopause, published research articles, including the following topics, in its November 2019 edition: * Association between obesity type and obstructive coronary artery disease in stable symptomatic postmenopausal women: data from the KoRean wOmen'S chest pain rEgistry (KoROSE) * Association between soft drink consump  more

MetroHealth System Life Flight Base to Open at Lake Health TriPoint Medical Center
CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The MetroHealth System issued the following news release: Lake Health and The MetroHealth System have agreed to open a day base at TriPoint Medical Center to house a Cleveland Metro Life Flight helicopter. The new base will be located at Lake Health TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township and will help reduce response time for Lake and Geauga County residents. Operations for day basing are scheduled to start on December 3rd, 2019. "This is another partner  more

Mossbarger Re-Elected to Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Board
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: John Mossbarger of Washington Court House has been elected to a fourth three-year term on the board of trustees of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will represent Farm Bureau members from Clinton, Fayette, Greene and Warren counties in the governance of the state's largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. Mossbarger's late father, Donald, established Midland Acres, a Standardbred horse far  more

National Cancer Institute Awards $2.8 Million to Cleveland Clinic to Study Balance of Ecological and Evolutionary Contributors to Cancer
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Understanding interaction of these influences may lead to new treatment options * * * Jacob Scott, M.D., Ph.D., a physician researcher from Cleveland Clinic's Department of Translational Hematology and Oncology Research, recently received a $2.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study how ecological and evolutionary mechanisms contribute to   more

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Dr. Jonathan Finlay Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From Society for Neuro-Oncology
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Jonathan Finlay, MB, ChB, FRCP, program director of Neuro-Oncology at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has become the first pediatric specialist to receive the Society for Neuro-Oncology's Lifetime Achievement Award, which may be awarded to anyone connected to the field of neuro-oncology clinical care or research. Recipients must have also trained or motivated many current clinicians and investigators in   more

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Redirecting the Natural Immune Response to Disrupt Bacterial Biofilms
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - A new vaccine candidate has the potential to improve outcomes for patients with chronic, recurrent diseases, such as ear infections. * * * Most bacterial species prefer to live in biofilms, where they are protected from antibiotic treatments and can lead to chronic and recurrent diseases in humans. To address this problem, researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have developed a novel sy  more

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Tim Hortons Raises More Than $32,000 in Support of on Our Sleeves
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Restaurant chain Tim Hortons Inc. held its annual "Smile Cookie" campaign this fall in support of On Our Sleeves(TM), the movement to transform children's mental health that was created by Nationwide Children's Hospital. From Sept. 16-22, participating Tim Hortons restaurants and their associates raised $32,964.72, a record- breaking effort. "Childhood mental health is an often overlooked and vastly und  more

Notre Dame College's Jaleel McLaughlin & West Texas A&M's Tobias Harris Headline the 2019 AFCA Division II Coaches' All-America Teams
WACO, Texas, Dec. 3 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Notre Dame (Ohio) running back Jaleel McLaughlin and West Texas A&M all-purpose player Tobias Harris headline the 2019 AFCA Division II Coaches' All-America Teams announced today by the American Football Coaches Association. The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chose  more

NTCA Issues Statement on Passage of Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement & Deterrence Act
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Dec. 4 -- NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association issued the following statement by CEO Shirley Bloomfield regarding the House vote to pass the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (S. 151): "NTCA thanks Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), and Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) for their leadership in garnering bicameral and bipartisan support for   more

Ohio Association of Foodbanks Issues Statement on Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Attacks
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The Ohio Association of Foodbanks issued the following statement by Executive Director Lisa Hamler-Fugitt: "The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) remains under attack by state and federal policymakers. The Trump administration and the Agriculture Department today issued its final rule to stiffen work requirements for 700,000 Americans who turn to SNAP to help them purchase nutritious food for themselves and their families. "Barring any legal action, th  more

Ohio Environmental Council Applauds State's Commitment to Address PFAS
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following news release: Today, The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) jointly announced their per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Action Plan for Drinking Water. The plan follows Governor DeWine's announcement in September for a statewide approach to monitor for these substances. Under the plan, the Ohio EPA will assess 1,500 public water systems serving approximately 90%   more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Honors 3 for Lifetime Contributions to Agriculture
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 4 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Three individuals were recognized for their lifetime achievements to agriculture during the 101st annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Long-time Nationwide leader Steve Rasmussen received the Ezra C. Anstaett Heritage Award while farmer Tom Price of Delaware County was honored with the Distinguished Service Award. OFBF Sr. Director of Corporate Communications Joe Cornely received the Agric  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Discussion Meet Finalists Announced
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Three finalists have been named in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 2020 Discussion Meet. They are David Glass of Chillicothe, Micah Mensing of Millersburg and Kalyn Swihart of Lima. The annual contest tests participants' subject knowledge, problem-solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. These young agricultural professionals will compete in the finals as part of the Young Ag  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation: Grassroots Efforts of Farm Bureau Take Shape in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Embracing a New Century is the theme of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 101st Annual Meeting, Dec. 4 - 5 at the Columbus Convention Center and Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel. More than 600 attendees will be on hand as the state's largest and most influential farm and food organization establishes its policy on important state and federal issues, elects leaders and recognizes the accomplishments of in  more

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond After Latest Senate Hearing on Dangerous 'Stand Your Ground' Bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 3 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following response after the Ohio Senate Committee on Government Oversight and Reform held a proponent hearing on so-called Stand Your Ground legislation that would upend traditional self-defense law in Ohio and allow a person to shoot to kill  more

Ohio Public School Coaches Must Refrain From Praying With Team, Freedom From Religion Foundation Warns
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 2 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging coaches in the East Knox Local School District to cease school-sponsored religious worship following complaints of coaches praying with their team. A concerned district parent alerted FFRF that the football coaches at East Knox High School in Howard, Ohio, are participating in prayer circles with their students during football games. FFRF has writ  more

Patterson Re-Elected Ohio Farm Bureau Federation First Vice President
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: James W. (Bill) Patterson of Chesterland has been re-elected first vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He holds the second highest elected office in the state's largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. Patterson joined OFBF's board of trustees in 2011. He will continue as the District 4 Trustee representing Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Trumbull counties. Patterson and his f  more

PETA: Cleveland Scientist Appears in New Documentary on Animal Testing
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Test Subjects Reveals Subtle Pressure on Graduate Students to Experiment on Animals to Earn Advanced Degrees * * * Most animal studies "do not reflect human biology, human physiology, and so much so that 95% of the time when a drug tests safe and effective in animals, it turns out not to be true in humans," says Case Western Reserve University graduate Frances Cheng, who has a Ph  more

Pohlman Elected Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Trustee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Craig Pohlman of Venedocia has been elected to his first three-year term on the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation board of trustees representing Farm Bureau members in Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties. As one of Ohio Farm Bureau's 26 trustees, he will help govern the state's largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. Pohlman and his wife, Sheila, raise corn and soybeans. A 14-year Va  more

Policy Issues Set by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Delegates
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Water quality efforts, transportation and infrastructure, and wildlife management were among the priorities set by delegates at Ohio Farm Bureau's 101st annual meeting. The approved policies set the direction for the organization's activities in the coming year. A record 381 delegates representing all county Farm Bureaus participated in the debate and discussion. During the meeting held in Columbus, d  more

Prettyman Re-Elected Treasurer of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Cy Prettyman of New Bloomington has been re-elected treasurer of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation at the organization's 101st annual meeting held Dec. 4-5 in Columbus. He holds the third-highest elected office in the state's largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. Prettyman was elected to the board of trustees in 2012 and represents members in his district that encompasses Crawford, Mario  more

Public Citizen: House Vote to Restore Voting Rights Will Send Strong Message to U.S. Senators
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Public Citizen issued the following news release: Note: The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, to address some of the more blatant ballot access attacks voters have seen recently in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Arizona and Texas. Voters in these states and others have faced increased nationwide voting discrimination since 2013's abysmal Shelby v. Holder U.S. Supreme Court decision which released states with a hi  more

Record-Setting Charitable Donation of $2,305,854 Announced for 2019 Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Tournament officials announced today that the 13th playing of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, concluded August 18, 2019, at The Ohio State University Golf Club - Scarlet Course, raised a total of $2,437,194 for central Ohio charitable organizations, including $2,305,854 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The total marks the largest single-seaso  more

Renowned Surgeon, Educator, Researcher, Textbook Editor, and Former Downstate Residency Alumni F. Charles Brunicardi
BROOKLYN, New York, Dec. 2 -- Downstate Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - M.D. Named as Senior Vice President and Dean of The College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. * * * SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University president Wayne J. Riley, M.D. announced today that F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D. FACS, the Medical College of Ohio (MCO) Alumni Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toledo College of Medicine   more

Smith Re-Elected Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Regional Trustee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Kyle Smith of South Vienna was re-elected Southwest regional trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) during the organization's 101st annual meeting. Smith will represent the interests of members in 20 southwest Ohio counties. Smith farms with his parents, Mike and Nikki. They produce corn, soybeans and wheat in Clark, Champaign and Logan counties. Smith also co-owns KC Fencing Company and is  more

The Cleveland Museum of Art's Board of Trustees Elects Scott C. Mueller as New Chairman and Ten New Trustees
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 2 -- The Cleveland Museum of Art issued the following news release: The Cleveland Museum of Art's (CMA) Board of Trustees has elected Scott C. Mueller as its new chairman at its September meeting. Additionally, the board has elected ten new trustees since June 2018: Stephen W. Bailey, Charlotte Fowler, Christopher M. Gorman, Edward P. Hemmelgarn, Douglas Kern, William Litzler, Jon H. Outcalt, Kashim Skeete, Felton Thomas, and John Walton as well as two honorary trustees, R  more

The Shores Team at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Hatches Endangered Turtles in Breeding Milestone
POWELL, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: Two new babies at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium may be tiny, but they bring big hopes for one of the most endangered species on the planet. On November 1 and 3, reptile keepers at the Zoo's Shores region successfully hatched these rare yellow-headed temple turtles (Heosemys annandalii), the first ever hatched in an indoor zoological environment. The breakthrough is critical in efforts to boost the numbers o  more

TX Biobytes From Texas Biomed Episode 048-- Texas Biomed: The Next Generation
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 3 -- Texas Biomedical Research Institute issued the following news release: Biomedical research trainees are an important part of the team of scientists at Texas Biomed. The next generation of innovative thinkers will grow out of those people working in labs all over the country while earning their higher degrees and conducting their post-doctoral work. In this podcast, you will hear from: Colwyn Headley, Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Science (Immunology) from Ohio St  more

Videkovich Re-Elected Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Trustee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Michael Videkovich of Ashville has been elected to his second three-year term to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation board of trustees. As a trustee, he will represent Farm Bureau members in Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway and Ross counties. As one of Ohio Farm Bureau's 26 trustees, he will help govern the state's largest and most inclusive farm and food organization. Videkovich and his wife, Kim, farm with h  more

Weaver Re-Elected Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Trustee
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Chris Weaver of Lyons has been re-elected to the board of trustees of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He will represent Farm Bureau members in Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties during his third three-year term. As a trustee, Weaver will help govern the state's largest and most influential farm and food organization. Weaver farms with his wife, Katie, and parents, Leon and Nancy. They operate a  more