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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


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Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - OH: Health

Fast-food workers are considered essential during Ohio's stay-at-home order, yet earn a near-poverty wage. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The COVID-19 pandemic has undermined the livelihoods of many Ohioans. However new data reveals a significant number of Ohio workers were already were scrapping to get by. A new report shows that six of Ohio's 10 most common jobs in 2019 paid near-poverty wages. Researcher Michael

With children away from school and daycare settings, their teachers and other trusted members of the community are unable to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect. (Adobe Stock)

First of two parts COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With many Ohio families isolated together during the COVID-19 pandemic, children's advocates are worried about kids' health and safety. Many county children's services agencies are noting a substantial drop in reports of abuse and neglect since the "Stay-at-Home

Dog owners are twice as likely to walk each day, but they walk an average of three minutes less than other daily walkers. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While Ohioans are asked to stay home these days, health experts say that doesn't mean staying put. April is Move More Month, which encourages people to create a daily walking routine that can put them on the road to good health. Dr. Michael Bess, vice president for health-care str

Ohio hospitals remain mum on changes to local bed and ventilator counts. (AdobeStock)

Print version by Bonnie Jean Feldkamp and Kathiann Kowalski Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Eye on Ohio, The Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism-Ohio News Connection Collaboration The Ohio Department of Health gets daily updates on the total number of beds and

Ohio's voting sites would not open for the state's postponed primary under a new vote-by-mail-only plan. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Civil-rights groups caution that Ohio's new plan to address the state's postponed primary could deprive people of their right to vote. To reduce the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine closed the polls for the state's March 17 primary. House Bill 197 was passed by the Legi

AARP Ohio volunteers are making friendly phone calls to fellow Ohioans who might feel isolated. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Feeling cut off from the outside world can be depressing and lonely, especially for older Ohioans, but social distancing doesn't have to mean social disconnecting. With Ohio under a stay-at-home order and senior centers closed, AARP Ohio State Director Holly Holtzen recommends ma

An estimated 79,000 people are incarcerated in Ohio. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is being hailed as a national leader for taking bold steps to protect residents from the new coronavirus, and civil-rights groups say people in jail or prison deserve the same consideration. Ohio has at least 119 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with more than 7,300 across the co

Roughly 2,700 blood drives were canceled in the United States recently as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Blood centers in Ohio and other states are issuing an urgent call for donors. Dozens of blood drives, as many as 2,700 nationally, have been canceled recently as high schools, colleges and businesses shut their doors to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. If current trends

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