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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - OH: Senior

Many older adults prefer to age in place in their own home and community rather than an assisted-living facility or nursing home. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — New research provides insight into how Ohio communities can ensure they're capable of responding to the needs of an aging population. The Center for Community Solutions examined all the programs, services and supports available in Cleveland to older adults as they age. Rese

There are 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers in the United States. (Viacheslav lakobchuk/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's 1.5 million caregivers face daily challenges, and it's a role that's even more complicated for the families of military members. There are an estimated 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers in the U.S., and their loved ones often are suffering from battle-inflic

Opposition is mounting against an Ohio energy bill that opponents say would result in higher electric bills for customers. (Pexels/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The debate over an Ohio bill deemed a "nuclear bailout" by opponents is intensifying, with some advocates saying it would hurt the pocketbooks of older adults. Lawmakers with the Ohio House Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee are expected to discuss the future of H.B. 6

Probate courts are charged with ensuring that people under guardianship are safe and their best interests are protected. In 2017, Ohio courts opened more than three times the cases of adult guardianship over those involving children.(@patong_ens/Twenty20)

By Katie Ellington, reporting for the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism, Eye on Ohio Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann for Ohio News Connection Ohio has struggled to care for vulnerable seniors, and it’s getting worse. The state’s probate courts are responsible for creating a

In Ohio, at least 113,000 children are living with an extended family member in kinship care. (fujidreams/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Thousands of Ohio children are spending their holidays in the care of relatives. While kinship caregivers can be a blessing for families in crisis, these caregivers often are burdened with unplanned expenses. When children cannot remain safely at home with their parent or caregiver

In Ohio, 67 percent of residents who receive food assistance live in families with children. (Jaro Larnos/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – There was a sigh of relief from anti-poverty groups in Ohio when the U.S. Congress protected the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the 2018 Farm Bill. However, they're holding their breath once again. After more than a year of hard-fought negotiations and

The Ohio candidates for governor, Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine, talk about issues important to older voters in a video guide online at aarp.org/vote. (AARP Ohio)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Choosing who will lead Ohio for the next four years is one of the biggest decisions for Ohioans on Election Day. And a new resource is providing useful information for voters before they cast a ballot. AARP Ohio's 2018 gubernatorial video voting guide features conversation

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

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