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    PNS Weekend Update - February 13, 20160 


    Several stories on the list this weekend: President Obama mourns the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; California is having a monumental moment; for college students it’s time to think about financial aid.

Public News Service - Ohio

Ohio's state bird, the cardinal, is the most commonly spotted bird in the Great Backyard Bird Count. (Lip Kee/Flickr)

CLEVELAND - If you have 15 minutes free over the next few days, you could help contribute to one of the biggest annual citizen-science projects. Volunteers still are needed in Ohio for the Great Backyard Bird Count, which runs from today through Monday. Marnie Urso, senior program manager at the Na...Read More

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EPA data suggests that measures to cut carbon pollution under the Clean Power Plan will provide nearly $54 billion in climate and health benefits. (erdenebayar/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The saga over the merits of the Clean Power Plan continues, with the U.S. Supreme Court staying implementation of the standards pending legal challenges. But supporters are confident the standards will ultimately be upheld. Ohio is among 27 states suing the Environmental P...Read More

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There are many federal and state grants to help Ohioans dreaming of a college education, and most start by filling out the FAFSA form. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans dreaming of higher education may experience sticker shock when they consider the price, but financial assistance is available. This weekend is Ohio College Goal Sunday, when current and prospective students can get help filling out the Free Application for Federal for Studen...Read More

Public News Service - OH

A report finds the Ohio Department of Education needs to review the use of restraint and seclusion. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new report says better enforcement is needed on the use of seclusion and restraint in schools. The recommendations in the research from Disability Rights Ohio highlight data in a 2015 report which found wide gaps in enforcement of a rule restricting the use of the practices. Kr...Read More

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Ohio's rate of new HIV infections is slightly higher than the national average. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has the resources needed to stem the tide of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but according to new research from the Center for Community Solutions, there's no one steering the ship. Despite advances in treating and preventing the disease, the report finds about 4,000 Ohioans are...Read More

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Some in Ohio's congressional delegation want stronger laws to protect people from lead-contaminated water, and to notify them more quickly when there's a problem. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As a small Ohio town grapples with drinking water poisoned by lead, some in Ohio's congressional delegation say a new law is needed to better address lead contamination. Water samples from five homes in Sebring tested high for lead last month, reportedly nearly five months after th...Read More

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Wear Red for Women Day encourages awareness of women's heart health issues. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - February is American Heart Month, and the goal is to help raise awareness of heart health. The American Heart Association is asking people to support its Go Red For Women campaign by participating in today's National Wear Red Day event. Gina Henke, communications director for the o...Read More

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The ET Rover Pipeline would run through Clover Meadow Farm in Wayne County. (OEFFA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – There are fears that two proposed pipelines, which would run through Ohio, will threaten the livelihood of some Ohio farmers. The proposed Nexus and ET Rover pipelines would transport gas obtained from Ohio hydraulic fracturing operations through Michigan and up to Canada. ...Read More

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