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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 


President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.


2020Talks - October 23, 2020 


The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Public News Service - OH: Health

Ohio's dental offices were permitted to open on May 1 after closing during the pandemic. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some health organizations are not seeing eye to eye when it comes to dental care during the pandemic. The World Health Organization recently recommended routine dental visits be delayed until there is a sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates. But many dental health p

In a new survey, a majority of Ohio economists said the benefits of Ohio's mask mandate outweigh the costs. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic nowhere in sight, some Ohio health experts say discipline is crucial to reduce the spread of the virus. Dr. Odell Owens, president and CEO of Interact for Health, encouraged Ohioans to continue to follow three key safety measures: six-feet soc

As a result of the pandemic, a new report says some Ohio kids are facing food insecurity for the first time. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With myriad public health and economic challenges looming, a new report offers local leaders in Ohio pre-pandemic data on child well-being to help guide the path forward. New 2020 Kids Count County Profiles released yesterday by the Children's Defense Fund Ohio feature research o

About 35% of Ohio K-12 public schools plan to start fall classes in-person, five days a week. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- School districts in Ohio are entering uncharted territory as they prepare for the start of a new school year. Elected leaders are hearing calls to provide adequate support to ensure that schools can meet the challenges of educating during a pandemic. In June's state budget cuts, O

Some Ohio pharmacies are providing information about resources for domestic-violence survivors to customers. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some of the measures intended to help stop the spread of COVID-19 are making difficult times even more challenging for victims of domestic violence. Stay-at-home orders and social-distancing recommendations are believed to be linked to an increase in domestic-violence incidents, an

A survey found that 537,000 Ohioans are concerned they won't be able to pay next month's rent. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For the one in three Ohioans who rent their home, the gap is widening between their earnings and their housing costs. The "Out of Reach 2020" report released Tuesday said Ohio's Housing Wage -- the hourly amount a renter needs to earn to afford a basic, two-bedroom apartment -- ro

For some families, a silver lining of the pandemic is the popularity of the silver screen at Ohio's 24 drive-in movie theaters. (Adobe Stock)

By Maria McGinns/ Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's a warm summer night at the movies. This year, with the majority of indoor theaters in Ohio still closed because of COVID-19, lines of cars form outsi

Ohio schools are awaiting state guidance on safety protocols for re-opening. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- What will learning look like in the fall? That's still a question without a definitive answer in Ohio as districts adjust to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a high school teacher in a rural northwest Ohio community, Holly Kimpon, president of the Genoa Area

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