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PHOTO: Bunnies are a symbol of the season, but animal welfare advocates caution parents considering bringing one home for Easter to make a thoughtful decision that is best for the animal and the family. Photo credit: morguefile.com user bobby.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Easter is almost upon us, and while some parents might be tempted to give their children live bunnies or baby chicks, animal welfare advocates stress that bringing any animal into the home should be a well thought-out decision and not just a holiday whim. Kristin Branagan, ...Read More

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PHOTO: A large donation of pork sausage this week will help feed Ohioans who struggle to put food on the table. Credit: Ohio Association of Foodbanks.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In time for the Easter holiday, a donation will provide more than 88,000 meals for hungry Ohio families. More than 1,700 pounds of pork in the form of sausage are being donated to food banks in Ohio this week as part of the annual Ohio Pork Power program. David Shoup is a v...Read More

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PHOTO: April 30 is the deadline for Save the Dream Ohio, which already has helped nearly 17,000 keep their homes. Photo credit: Jeff Turner

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The door soon will close on foreclosure-prevention assistance available through the "Save the Dream Ohio" program. April 30 is the deadline for homeowners to register and receive up to $35,000 in mortgage assistance. Antoinette Smith, a foreclosure prevention specialist at Empoweri...Read More

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GRAPHIC: As they put their tax returns in the mail today, some Ohioans will join others across the world for a Global Day of Action on Military Spending. Photo: National Priorities Project.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - On this Tax Day, many people in Ohio and around the nation will reflect on how Uncle Sam is spending their hard-earned tax dollars. Greg Coleridge, executive director, American Friends Service Committee of Northeast Ohio, says 57 percent of all U.S. discretionary dollars go to the P...Read More

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PHOTO:Dr. Michelle Lierl from Cincinnati Children's has tips to help families get through the spring allergy season. Credit: Jane M Sawyer.

CINCINNATI – Spring is blooming in the Buckeye State and for children with allergies the season can bring lots of sniffing and sneezing. Dr. Michelle Lierl, adjunct professor of clinical pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, says before treating a child, parents need t...Read More

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PHOTO: Teresa Matthews of Ohio is being honored for her work to prevent sexual violence and help survivors. Credit: Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Assault.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – One-in-five women has reported being raped in her lifetime, and more than 40 percent of Ohio women are victims of other types of sexual assault. An Ohio woman is being honored for her work to help survivors and prevent sexual violence. Teresa Matthews is a witness victim c...Read More

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PHOTO: Construction and hydraulic fracturing are industries where workers are exposed to silica dust. OSHA is proposing rules to minimize exposure, since the dust is linked to chronic respiratory illnesses and deaths. Photo credit: New Jersey Dept. of Health

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently wrapped up nearly three weeks of hearings on a proposed rule to limit workers' exposure to silica dust. Hydraulic fracturing was one of the industry exposures examined, along with general construction, masonry...Read More

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PHOTO: The number of babies born dependent on opiates has increased in Ohio in recent years, and a task force of experts is examining the best ways to address the problem. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As they try to solve Ohio's opiate epidemic, the state's health, child-welfare and policy leaders are zeroing in on ways to help some of the most vulnerable addicts - infants. Babies born to mothers who are addicted to opiates, including heroin and prescription painkillers, suffer ...Read More

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