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PNS Daily Newscast - November 16, 2018 


Winter Storm Avery takes lives, puts the brakes on commutes across the Northeast. Also on our Friday rundown: A first-of-its-kind report calls for policies to ease transitions of young people living in foster care. And "got gratitude" this holiday season? It could benefit your health.

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Gov. John Kasich's JobsOhio program says it has produced more than $6 billion in new revenue from created jobs. (Ohio.gov)

By Emma Keating / Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration No matter who wins the governor’s race in the midterm election, experts say JobsOhio is probably here to stay. The job creation program, developed by Gov. John Kasich in 20

The Home Energy Assistance Program offers varying types of home heating assistance for low-income Ohioans. (jilljellydonut/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The flip of the calendar page from October to November means emergency heating assistance is now available for eligible Ohioans. The Home Energy Assistance Program's Winter Crisis Program starts Thursday and provides a one-time, $175 payment toward a heating bill for low-inc

Experts say people who have served time behind bars struggle to find work and contribute to their communities. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Amid the heated debate about Issue 1, a recent survey of peer-reviewed studies demonstrates the negative impact of prison on communities and families. Criminologist Donald Hutcherson of Cleveland State University and Policy Matters Ohio Director Amy Hanauer reviewed more tha

The number of Ohioans without health insurance has remained steady since 2015. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research indicates Medicaid is a valuable program for the Buckeye State. In the Ohio Health Issues Poll, released by the group Interact for Health, nearly seven in 10 Ohioans have a favorable view of Medicaid, which provides health insurance coverage for more than 3 milli

Ohio has the fourth highest prison population in the United States. (Lisa Pasquinelli Rickey/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's adult prison population last year fell below 50,000 for the first time in four years, but the correctional system still is bursting at the seams. Currently at 130 percent capacity, Ohio has the fourth highest prison population in the country. Stephen JohnsonGrove, d

There's disagreement whether hot development areas such as Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati should be among 320 census tracts recommended for a new federal tax incentive program. (Hannaford/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new federal program could be a game changer for some of Ohio's poorest communities. The Opportunity Zone Program provides federal tax incentives to those who invest in businesses and properties in designated low-income, high-poverty census areas. The goal is to increase lo

Ohio is among the top five states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio is getting a $16 million piece of a $1 billion pie to help combat the opioid epidemic. The funding announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will go toward prevention efforts in both rural and urban communities, and for health centers in th

Cuyahoga County plans to purchase five electric vehicles for the community's fleet in 2019. <br />(Pixabay)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Some Ohio city and community leaders are among dozens around the world putting the pedal to the metal on electric vehicle technology. The Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative was announced at a Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco last week. M

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