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    PNS Daily News - February 27, 20150 


    Among the stories featured on our Friday rundown; House Republicans vow the net neutrality fight is far from over; around the globe it’s a day to stand up against bullying; and a California group goes after the dog and cat meat trade.

Public News Service - Ohio

PHOTO: Today is International Stand Up to Bullying Day. The observance comes on the heels of a recent study that shows bullying is seen as more of a problem for youth today than ever. Photo credit: Emily Kidd2012/Flickr Creative Commons.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As some Ohioans observe today's International Stand Up to Bullying Day, a recent survey finds the majority of adults believe bullying is more prevalent than ever. The poll was released by the Tyler Clementi Foundation, which promotes safe, inclusive and respectful social environmen...Read More

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PHOTO: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio rejected American Electric Power's plan to have ratepayers subsidize two aging coal plants. But consumer advocates still are concerned because the commission did not rule out rejecting similar plans in the future. Photo credit: Emilian Robert Vicol/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - American Electric Power customers will not have to bankroll the operations of two aging coal plants. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Wednesday denied AEP's power-purchase agreement that would have allowed the company to increase rates to pay for extra costs related to op...Read More

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PHOTO: Using the Supplemental Poverty Measure, a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds the number of children living in poverty in Ohio would more than double without government interventions. Photo credit: Guillermo Viciano/Flickr Creative Commons.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new report finds children are faring better in Ohio thanks to social programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Research released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation uses the Supplemental Poverty Measure, or SPM, which gauge...Read More

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PHOTO: Solar panel manufacturing and installation puts Ohioans to work, according to a report from The Solar Foundation. But while Ohio gained 500 solar jobs in 2014, it fell in national rankings from eight to tenth. Photo credit: Andreas Demmelbauer/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The sun is not shining as brightly on solar power in Ohio as it once did. A new report ranks the Buckeye State 10th in the nation for the number of people employed in the solar industry, a drop from eighth place in 2013. According to The Solar Foundation, 500 solar jobs were added ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report examines the ways concerns about the Clean Power Plan's impact on electric grid reliability can be addressed with strong operating procedures already used in the industry. Photo credit: D Sharon Pruitt/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – State regulators are determining how Ohio will meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon emission reduction goals, and a new report highlights ways the industry can ensure the electric grid stays reliable. Some opponents argue the Clean Power Plan will...Read More

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PHOTO: Gas prices may be low, but a new survey shows motorists donít believe they'll stay that way, so they want their next vehicles to get better gas mileage. Photo credit: candescent/Flickr.

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Gas prices will go up again. That's the expectation of consumers, according to a new survey commissioned by the Consumer Federation of America. It also finds that car buyers still have an eye on better mileage. Mark Cooper, CFA's director of research, says nearly 86 percen...Read More

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PHOTO: Blood supplies in Ohio and around the nation are seeing complications from severe winter storms and flu and cold season. According to the American Red Cross, there is a national deficit of nearly 12,000 blood donations. Photo credit: pjh/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The snow, ice and freezing temperatures that recently descended upon Ohio and other parts of the country are having a serious impact on the nation's blood supply. Blood donations are down by about 10 percent across the country, said Rodney Wilson, communications manager for the Ame...Read More

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PHOTO: The IRS is warning Ohioans of tax-related scammers who attempt to obtain personal information. Any incident of identity theft should be reported to the IRS. Photo credit: Internal Revenue Service.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Tax season is underway in Ohio and across the nation, with 1099 and W-2 forms already landing in mailboxes. The Internal Revenue Service has also issued its annual list of the most common tax-related scams, called the Dirty Dozen. At the top of the list is identity theft, followed ...Read More

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