Report: Thousands of DNA profiles missing from databases (ABC 6)

ABC 6: Report: Thousands of DNA profiles missing from databases. “An investigation into the legally required collection of DNA from adults arrested for felonies or convicted of some misdemeanors in Ohio shows thousands of DNA profiles missing from state and national crime databases.”

Columbus Dispatch: Ohio’s new online tools put variety of trails at fingertip

Columbus Dispatch: Ohio’s new online tools put variety of trails at fingertip. “I love tourism ‘trails.’ The listings and maps of related travel-oriented sites promote local businesses and organizations, and they encourage travelers to seek out interesting stops they might otherwise miss. Visiting most of the stops on a particular wine trail or history trail or shopping trail can be a fun goal and can provide a bit of direction to a trip that might otherwise devolve into a bunch of purposeless noodling about — although noodling about certainly has its place.”

The Daily Jeff: Ohio State employee salaries available in searchable online database

The Daily Jeff: Ohio State employee salaries available in searchable online database. “Ohio State University salaries are now searchable in an online database, the school announced Thursday. All non-student employee salary information is available on Ohio State’s human resources website, ‘breaking new ground for transparency among public universities in Ohio,’ the university’s announcement said.”

Cleveland .com: Who is donating to Ohio political candidates? Searchable campaign database

Cleveland .com: Who is donating to Ohio political candidates? Searchable campaign database. “We have gathered all of the 2017 contributions to candidates for governor, attorney general and other state offices. (The database does not include federal offices, such as U.S. Senate.) Donors range from political parties, political action committees and companies to your neighbors and colleagues. You can also trace where the money is coming from. Are these politicians receiving most of their money from in-state or out-of-state donors?”

State Library of Ohio: Ohio Digital Network Collections Debuts in DPLA

State Library of Ohio: Ohio Digital Network Collections Debuts in DPLA. “The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the launch of the Ohio Digital Network. Today, over 90,000 new materials from Ohio Digital Network are now discoverable in Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Led by the State Library of Ohio and in partnership with Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK), Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), and Ohio History Connection, the Ohio Digital Network builds on strong digital collection efforts across the state including Ohio Memory and the Ohio Digitization Hubs project. The State Library is one of the eleven Ohio libraries and cultural institutions members with collections in the initial launch of the Ohio Digital Network.”

Wilmington News Journal: State launches new tool for accessing campaign finance data

Wilmington News Journal: State launches new tool for accessing campaign finance data. “The new service, dubbed FACE Ohio, is an application programming interface, or API, for campaign finance data. It provides users with a data feed containing up-to-date campaign contributions and expenditures from the Secretary of State’s website, which can then be analyzed and presented however the user chooses.”

State Library of Ohio: Ohio Digital Library Now Includes a Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Collection

State Library of Ohio: Ohio Digital Library Now Includes a Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Collection. “The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the Ohio Digital Library now includes a collection of eBooks and videos about Deaf culture and American Sign Language (ASL). The collection includes fiction and non-fiction for children and adults and covers many aspects of Deaf culture and ASL including language, history, education and instruction. The Deaf culture and ASL collection was developed by an Overdrive Account Analyst with a B.S. in American Sign Language Interpretation. With nearly 200 titles, the collection provides a beneficial resource to help increase awareness with the goal of bridging the gap between hearing cultures and Deaf cultures in today’s society.”