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Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - OH: Family/Father Issues

The Ohio START program uses a holistic approach to help children in the foster-care system whose parents are struggling with addiction. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An innovative program that helps heal Ohio families torn apart by addiction is expanding once again. The Public Children Services Association of Ohio oversees the Ohio START program; START stands for "Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma." It was launched in 2017 to tack

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

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A popular box-office movie about an unlikely superhero is opening the curtain on the plight of children in need of foster care. "Shazam!" is about a 14-year-old boy in foster care who discovers he has superhero powers, which he must learn to master to fight evil forces. Wh

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

The Ohio START program helps parents facing addiction who are involved in the child-welfare system.  (laterjay/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The opioid crisis has left some parents struggling with addiction, resulting in an overburdened foster-care system. An innovative program is expanding in Ohio to help these parents and their children heal. Highland County is one of the first 17 counties participating in the Ohio ST

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

Just three Ohio counties have default parenting schedules that call for equal time. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — New research on child custody policies in Ohio shows that families are receiving different treatment depending on their ZIP code. According to the "Ohio Parenting Time Report," research shows children fare better when they have equal time with both parents in cases of divorc

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