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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2018 


Updates on Trump tariffs and his Supreme Court nominee. Also on the Wednesday rundown: New Hampshire in the news in a clean energy report; and doctors address the rise of AFib – a serious and sometimes invisible cardiac issue.

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Public News Service - OH: Senior Issues

Low-income Ohio families may be eligible to receive a one-time benefit toward a summer cooling bill. (Derek Bridges/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The dog days of summer are here, and staying safe in the heat means many Ohioans soon will be facing higher electric bills. An annual program is available to help eligible households who may not have enough money to stay cool. The Home Energy Assistance Program's Summer Crisis Prog

The Village of McComb used grant money from the AARP Community Challenge to install benches on walking paths around a reservoir. (Village of McComb)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - With the nation facing an aging population, many communities are examining ways to become places where people of all ages can thrive. Cities and towns in Ohio that are ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work on livability projects have an opportunity to get some financial hel

There are 61 transit systems in Ohio serving an estimated 3 million people each weekday. (Raymond Wambsgam/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some Ohio transit systems have a sweet Valentine's Day gift for their riders. The Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA) has deemed today "Ohio Loves Transit Day," a new observance to acknowledge the vital role of transit in the state and encourage ridership. Katherine Manni

One in four people will be age 65 or older by the year 2050. (Vee/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – We're living in an aging nation, and a growing number of Ohio cities are stepping up to address the needs of older populations. According to Census Bureau data, every day in the United States nearly 10,000 people turn 65, and the percentage of people age 65 and older will do

AARP volunteers in Ohio have been educating folks about the state’s new Caregiving Act. (AARP Ohio)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hundreds of AARP volunteers work across the state to help improve the lives of Ohioans age 50 and over - and the organization is now looking to fill a unique volunteer opportunity. AARP Ohio has an opening for State President, a role temporarily filled by Earl Goldhammer. He

A disconnect notice is not required to be eligible for summer cooling assistance through HEAP.<br />(noricum/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The sweltering heat in Ohio is underscoring the importance of cooling assistance for vulnerable populations. Low-income Ohioans with a documented medical condition or those 60 years of age and older can ask for help to stay cool through the Summer Crisis Program. Michele Luc

About 21,000 survivors of veterans receive VA benefits in Ohio. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the nation pauses this Memorial Day to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, veterans organizations say it's important also to remember those who are left behind. Cheryl Rawls, director of the Pension and Fiduciary Service with the Veterans Benefits Administra

Ratepayers could be asked to help an Ohio utility with the costs of its aging nuclear power plants. (lakecountyohio.org)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Opposition is mounting to a plan to charge Ohioans to bail out one company's aging nuclear power plants. Senate Bill 128 in the Ohio Legislature would add a charge to people's electric bills to subsidize plants owned by FirstEnergy, a company that provides power to about 2 millio

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