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    PNS Daily News - April 29, 20160 

    Running down today’s news, the presidential frontrunners turn their attention – and their political barbs – against each other, the C-D-C announces that teen pregnancy rates have dropped by almost half, and health care officials and others are taking steps to deal with the epidemic of opiate addiction.

Public News Service - Ohio

Nearly one in four Ohio kids lives in food-insecure households. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Imagine, on any given day, waking up unsure if there will be enough food to feed your family. That's the situation for one in six Ohioans who is food insecure, according to the findings of the newest Map the Meal Gap report. Nationally, the data released Thursday showed, about 14 p...Read More

Public News Service - OH

Construction fatalities make up 20 percent of workplace deaths nationwide. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Every year, Ohio workers die on the job. And today – in this state and across the country – people who died at work are being remembered with Workers' Memorial Day. The annual observance is intended to raise awareness of workplace safety and opportunities for i...Read More

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If ingested, laundry and dish detergent pods can cause injuries to the throat, lungs or skin. (M. Kuhlman)<br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new study shows a 17 percent increase in calls to poison-control centers across the nation in the last couple of years because of kids eating laundry or dishwashing soap. Study co-author Henry Spiller, director of the Central Ohio Poison Control Center at Nationwide Children's Ho...Read More

Public News Service - OH

A report shows that the impact of having a parent in prison is as traumatic as abuse or domestic violence for a child. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio has the fourth-highest number of children growing up with a parent in prison, which a new report finds has a devastating impact on families and communities. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation findings, 271,000 Ohio children have been affected by parental incarceration,...Read More

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Experts say nearly 50 genes have been linked to autism, and researchers hope to pinpoint more with the results of a new study. (Pixabay)

CINCINNATI – Just as Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, an Ohio hospital is helping to launch one of the biggest autism studies in U.S. history. The project is known as SPARK, and over the next three years, it will collect information and DNA from about 50,000 people with autism and th...Read More

Public News Service - OH

Athens County Public Libraries received $85,602 from the Community Energy Savers program for energy-efficiency upgrades. (Athens County Public Libraries)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With the passing of each Earth Day, more Ohioans are learning to take steps to protect the environment, including reducing energy use. And some Ohio libraries also are making energy conservation a priority. An award from American Electric Power and Columbia Gas was a springboard ...Read More

Public News Service - OH

The debate over Ohio's freeze of clean energy standards is firing up again. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's freeze of its energy efficiency and renewable energy standards could stay on ice. The initial two-year pause came in 2014, when opponents argued that the standards were too costly to implement, and now draft legislation calls for another three years. The proposal is...Read More

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New rules for absentee and provisional ballots in Ohio are being challenged in federal court. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's elimination of "Golden Week" is among the policy measures highlighted in a new national report on voting restrictions. A roundup of election laws by the Brennan Center for Justice has shown that voters in 17 states, including Ohio, will face some new restrictions for the fir...Read More

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