Ohio Daybook

Associated Press Ohio Daybook for Friday, Jul. 01.

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Friday, Jul. 01 9:00 AM One Church of Mercy Conference on religious persecution

Location: Annunciation Catholic Church, 3547 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ https://twitter.com/CatholicCincy

Contacts: Dan Andriacco Archdiocese of Cincinnati Officer of Communications dandriacco@catholiccincinnati.org 1 513 421 3131 x 6618


Friday, Jul. 01 – Sunday, Jul. 03 9:00 AM Pokemon U.S. National Championships – Pokemon U.S. National Championships, with players from throughout the country competing for over $225,000 in scholarship prizes and the chance to advance to the Pokemon World Championships in San Francisco in August

Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH Columbus www.pokemon.com https://twitter.com/pokemon

Contacts: Jennifer Davis Greater Columbus Convention Center press jbdavis@columbusconventions.com 1 614 827 2538


Friday, Jul. 01 10:45 AM Ohio seniors mark 50th anniversary of Medicare – Ohio seniors and seniors’ advocates celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and highlight the contrast between Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Democratic Senate candidate Ted Strickland on seniors’ issues

Location: SEIU 1199, 1395 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH Columbus www.ohiodems.org https://twitter.com/OHDems

Contacts: Daniel van Hoogstraten Ohio Democratic Party dvanhoog@ohiodems.org


Friday, Jul. 01 11:30 AM Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence call for House votes on gun violence prevention bills – Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence call on House Speaker Paul Ryan to schedule a vote on gun violence prevention legislation, as one of a series of events across Ohio which make up the ‘Ohio Sit-In to #DisarmHate’

Location: Outside office of Rep. Stivers, 3790 Municipal Way, Hilliard, OH http://ohioceasefire.org/ https://twitter.com/ohioceasefire

Contacts: Jennifer Thorne Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence jthorne@ohioceasefire.org 1 614 759 7386


Friday, Jul. 01 12:00 PM Cleveland officials celebrate centenary of Cleveland City Hall – Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, City Council President Kevin Kelley, and Public Works Director Michael Cox participate in event celebrating the centennial anniversary of Cleveland City Hall

Location: Rotunda, 601 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH Cleveland www.city.cleveland.oh.us

Contacts: Daniel Williams Cleveland Mayor’s Office dwilliams4@city.cleveland.oh.us 1 216 664 2223 Daniel Ball Office of the Mayor dball@city.cleveland.oh.us 1 216 664 3691


Friday, Jul. 01 1:00 PM Cincinnati Police Department 106th Recruit Class graduation – Cincinnati Police Department 106th Recruit Class graduation. Speakers include Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, City Manager Harry Black, and Police Chief Eliot Isaac

Location: Masonic Center, 317 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati www.cincinnati-oh.gov https://twitter.com/cityofcincy

Contacts: Tiffaney Hardy City of Cincinnati tiffaney.hardy@cincinnati-oh.gov 1 513 240 4387


Friday, Jul. 01 1:00 PM GOP Sen. Rob Portman hosts ceremony honoring fallen army specialist – Republican Sen. Rob Portman hosts ceremony to announce the dedication of the Specialist Joseph W. Riley’s Grove City Post Office, with USPS representatives and Grove City, OH, Mayor Ike Stage, American Legion Pashall Post 164, 3363 McDowell Rd, Grove City, OH (1:00 PM EDT), before a procession and play installation at USPS Post office location, 2082 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, OH (1:30 PM EDT), and media availability with Sen. Portman and the Riley family (1:50 PM EDT)

Location: TBD www.portman.senate.gov https://twitter.com/robportman

Contacts: Emily Benavides Sen. Rob Portman press portman_press@portman.senate.gov 1 202 224 5190


Friday, Jul. 01 – Monday, Jul. 04 Akron’s Rib, White and Blue Festival

Location: South Main Street, Akron, OH Akron www.akronohio.gov

Contacts: Christine R. Curry City of Akron CCurry@akronohio.gov 1 330 375 2209


Friday, Jul. 01 Greif Inc: Q2 2016 Dividend payment date

Location: TBD http://www.investquest.com/iq/g/gef/index.htm

Contacts: Scott Griffin Greif inc Press scott.griffin@greif.com 1 740 657 6516


Friday, Jul. 01 Huntington Bancshares: Q2 2016 Dividend payment date

Location: TBD http://www.investquest.com/iq/h/hban/ https://twitter.com/Huntington_Bank

Contacts: Mark Muth Huntington Bancshares Investor Relations huntington.investor.relations@huntington.com 1 614.480.4720


Friday, Jul. 01 Macy’s Inc: Q2 2016 Dividend payment date

Location: TBD http://www.macysinc.com/Investors/ https://twitter.com/Macys

Contacts: Susan Robinson Macy’s Investor Relations susan.robinson@macys.com 1 513 579 7028


Friday, Jul. 01 Alan Ruck celebrates 60th birthday – 60th birthday of Alan Ruck, American actor best known for portraying the role of Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller’s hypochondriac best friend in John Hughes’ ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ and Stuart Bondek in the ABC sitcom ‘Spin City’. He is married to actress Mireille Enos

Location: TBD

Contacts: TBD


Friday, Jul. 01 – Monday, Jul. 04 USCIS holds Independence Day naturalization ceremonies continue – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services continues holding 2016 Independence Day naturalization ceremonies, welcoming over 7,000 new citizens at nearly 100 ceremonies across the nation, with events today at: Centennial Village Museum, Greeley, CO; USCIS Los Angeles County Field Office, Los Angeles; Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL; President Harrison Home, Indianapolis; Hanford Civic Auditorium, Hanford, CA; City Council Chambers, Denver; USCIS Hialeah Field Office, Hialeah, FL; New York Public Library, New York; Veterans Affairs Hospital, Miami; Old Custom Court House, St. Louis; James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Cleveland; City Hall, Middletown, CT; McCoy Baseball Stadium, Pawtucket, RI; Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Farmington, PA; City Hall, Atlanta; Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, SC; and USCIS Miami Field Office, Miami

Location: TBD www.dhs.gov https://twitter.com/uscis #newUScitizen

Contacts: USCIS Public Affairs 1 202 272 1200


Friday, Jul. 01 New Progressive Corp President and CEO – Tricia Griffith becomes Progressive Corp President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Glenn Renwick who continues with the company as Executive Chairman

Location: TBD http://www.progressive.com https://twitter.com/Progressive

Contacts: Julia Hornack Progressive Corp Investor Relations investor_relations@progressive.com 1 440 395 2164


Saturday, Jul. 02 6:00 PM Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band perform USO concert for airmen and their families

Location: Area A, Hangar 4016, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH www.wpafb.af.mil

Contacts: 88th Air Base Wing Office of Public Affairs 1 937 522 3252


Saturday, Jul. 02 – Friday, Jul. 08 Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosts ‘Military Family Free Dayz’ – Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosts ‘Military Family Free Dayz,’ members of the military, both past and present, and their immediate family admitted free to the Zoo and receive discounted admission to Zoombezi Bay

Location: 4850 W Powell Rd, Powell, OH https://www.columbuszoo.org/ https://twitter.com/ColumbusZoo

Contacts: Patty Peters Columbus Zoo and Aquarium patty.peters@columbuszoo.org 1 614 645 3411


Sunday, Jul. 03 10:30 AM ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ on ABC – ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’, Sunday morning political affairs program featuring pundits and news correspondents discussing the stories of the week. Guests this week expected to include Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and former Sen. Rick Santorum

Location: TBD abc.go.com https://twitter.com/ThisWeekABC #ThisWeek

Contacts: Heather Riley ABC media relations Heather.M.Riley@abc.com 1 212 456 4396 Caragh Fisher ABC News Media Relations Caragh.E.Fisher@abc.com 1 212 456 3437


Sunday, Jul. 03 1:00 PM Dayton Lights in Flight Festival – Dayton Lights in Flight Festival, multi-cultural festival featuring food vendors, live music, and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day

Location: Riverscape MetroPark, 111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, OH Dayton www.cityofdayton.org https://twitter.com/cityofdayton

Contacts: City of Dayton Public Affairs cityhall@daytonohio.gov 1 937 333 3616


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