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PHOTO: A new AARP Ohio Voter Guide provides information on the governor's race and all 16 Congressional races on the November ballot. Photo courtesy of AARP.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The election is slightly more than a month away, and a new resource is available that could help prevent voters from feeling left in the dark about the candidates' positions on important issues. AARP Ohio releases its 2014 Voter Guide today. Volunteer state president Mike Barnhart ...Read More

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PHOTO:A hospice in Sandusky is helping U.S. military veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome find peace in their final days. Photo credit: Karen van Vuuren.

SANDUSKY, Ohio - Stein Hospice in Sandusky is helping U.S. military veterans who served in World War II, and every military conflict since, deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the effects of which some have held inside for more than half a century. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates ...Read More

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PHOTO: Ohio farmers are donating thousands of eggs this month to food banks in the state. Photo credit: Ohio Poultry Association.

DAYTON, Ohio - Eggs have long been proven to be a solid source of protein and nutrition, which is just what food-deprived families in the Buckeye State need. In recognition of Hunger Action Month, Ohio egg farmers are donating more than half a million eggs to food banks in Columbus, Johnstown, Dayt...Read More

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PHOTO: Some schools, libraries and bookstores in Ohio are celebrating Banned Book Week by educating readers about the history of book censorship. Photo courtesy of the American Library Association.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some libraries, schools and bookstores in Ohio are challenging censorship by promoting books that have been banned or challenged. It's Banned Books Week, an effort that began in 1982 by the American Library Association to draw attention to efforts to remove or restrict access to boo...Read More

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Photo: New Census data indicates children who receive adequate food at home, and at school, also perform better academically in school. Photo courtesy: The Children's Aid Society.

DAYTON, Ohio - The latest Census data indicates poverty is on the decrease nationwide for the first time since 2006. In Ohio, the poverty rate number now sits at 16 percent for 2013, slightly above the national average, but the proportion of children living in poverty in Ohio and the rest of the cou...Read More

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PHOTO: As a Greene County grand jury convenes in the police shooting death of James Crawford, hundreds of family supporters will begin an 11 mile journey demanding justice in the case. Photo credit: Eartha Terrell, Ohio Student Association.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hundreds of people are starting an 11-mile pilgrimage today to demand justice for John Crawford. A grand jury also convenes today to determine whether to indict the police officers involved in the death of the 22-year-old, who was shot August 5 while holding a BB gun inside ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report from Environment Ohio ranks Ohio fifth in the nation for the amount of carbon pollution spewed by power plants. Photo courtesy of the EPA.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Buckeye State ranks fifth in the nation in a new list of states with the dirtiest air. According to the Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center, Ohio's power plants spew as much carbon into the atmosphere as the entire nation of Kuwait. Nate Lotze, campaign organizer with En...Read More

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PHOTO: More parents in Ohio are being asked not only if their children have health insurance, but if they are covered as well. A new national report says these outreach efforts are paying off with fewer uninsured adults for states that agreed to expand Medicaid. Photo credit: samuelboy/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - States such as Ohio that have expanded their Medicaid programs with federal funding are making far more progress in covering lower-income parents than states that have rejected Medicaid expansion, according to a new Urban Institute study. In some areas, said study co-author Genevie...Read More

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