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    PNS Daily News - June 30, 20150 

    A divided Supreme Court issues three major rulings to end this term and we have reaction from coast-to-coast on today’s rundown; also 25 cities working to improve the chances of economic success for veterans; and a look at how summer jobs can help teens invest in the future.

Public News Service - Ohio

PHOTO: Cooling assistance is available during the hot summer months for some of Ohio's most vulnerable residents. The Summer Crisis Program begins July 1 and runs through August 31. Photo credit: Mr. TinDC/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As Ohioans try to beat the heat this summer, help is available for some vulnerable residents who struggle to stay cool. The state’s Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program begins Wednesday. It provides a one-time benefit to help offset the costs of higher electric...Read More

Public News Service - OH

PHOTO: Ohio educators are among those at the National Education Association Representative Assembly this week. Matters on this year's agenda include school funding, standardized testing and Common Core Standards. Photo credit: Ben W/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Common Core standards, standardized testing and school funding are among the top issues in discussion at a meeting of the minds of education leaders this week. Becky Higgins, president of the Ohio Education Association, is joining other educators at the National Education Associati...Read More

Public News Service - OH

PHOTO: With the heavy rainfall the past two weeks in Ohio, farmers around the state are reporting flooded fields, which some experts say is connected to the changing climate. Photo credit: Lance Cheung for the USDA/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The wet weather this month isn't just putting a damper on cookouts, festivals and pool parties. It's also starting to hurt Ohio's growing season. Heavy rain over the past two weeks has soaked farm fields around the state, including Anderson Orchard in Pickerington. Its owner, Steve...Read More

Public News Service - OH

PHOTO: Access to abortion services could become more difficult for some Ohio women, after a last-minute provision was added to the Senate's version of the state budget. Photo credit: Paodo Ruvel/Morgufile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lawmakers are hammering out the details of the final state budget this week, and some reproductive-health groups are concerned about an amendment restricting abortion access. A measure added last week involves variances, which are transfer agreements between doctors instead o...Read More

Public News Service - OH

PHOTO: Ohio consumer groups are concerned about a last-minute provision added to the state budget they say would cut taxes on utility power plants and raise taxes on customers. Photo credit: Tsmall/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Senate last week passed its version of the state's next two-year budget, but not before the addition of a last-minute provision that would increase costs for some utility customers. Dave Rinebolt, executive director of Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy, says power ...Read More

Public News Service - OH

PHOTO: Marriage equality supporters in Ohio are awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision they believe will strike down Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage. Photo credit: Fibonaci Blue/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to announce a decision that could open the door to same-sex marriage in Ohio. The court is ruling on a case that challenges the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in several states, including the Buckeye State. Christopher Geggie, cam...Read More

Public News Service - OH

PHOTO: Americans paid off credit card debt in the first quarter of this year, but only after accruing significant debt by the end of last year. Photo credit: DodgertonSkillhause/

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans join the rest of the country in paying off almost $35 billion in credit-card debt in the first quarter of this year, according to a study released this week by CardHub. While the accomplishment may sound promising, CardHub spokeswoman Jill Gonzalez said it's important to no...Read More

Public News Service - OH

PHOTO: As several states in the Midwest deal with the outbreak of avian influenza, an expert on the subject says it was only a matter of time before the disease would spread. Photo credit: Cheryl Holt/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The outbreak of avian influenza in several Midwestern states has decimated hundreds of turkey and chicken operations. While the outbreak was a surprise to many in the region, one expert says it was destined to happen. Robert Wallace, a former consultant for the United Nations...Read More

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