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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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Public News Service - OH: Family/Father Issues

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

Nearly 150 people were detained in two Ohio immigration raids this month. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

CINCINNATI — Stories of children being forcibly separated from their parents are adding fuel to the fire for advocacy groups in Ohio already fighting for the rights of immigrants. After widespread outrage over separations along the southern U.S. border, GOP leaders vowed to end the practice.

Ohio has about 7,200 licensed foster homes. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — On any given day, more than 16,000 children are in the foster care system in Ohio. And during Foster Care Month in May, the thousands of Ohioans who open their hearts and homes to kids in crisis are being celebrated. As a foster parent in Montgomery County, Michelle Tedford

Many preschool-aged children spend four and a half hours or more using a screen each day. (Nadine Doerle/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Spending time without phones, tablets, televisions and video games may be challenging, but experts say it's an endeavor worth pursuing. April 30-May 6 is Screen-Free Week, an annual event encouraging families to rediscover life outside the digital world. Not only is too much

Drug overdose deaths in Ohio rose nearly 30 percent between 2015 and 2016.  (Cohdra/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — New research is assessing the extent of drug addiction in Ohio and how the state is tackling the problem. Of the adults questioned in the 2017 Ohio Health Issues Poll, 27 percent said they had a family member or friend who had problems as the result of using prescription pai

Nearly half of homes in Ohio with children have a firearm. (M&R Glasgow/Flickr)

CINCINNATI, Ohio — There is a loaded, unlocked firearm in nearly one-in-ten Ohio homes, according to newly released data on gun safety practices in the Buckeye State. In an Ohio Health Issues Poll, 42 percent of adults said they had a gun in or around their home, an increase from 36 percent

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