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PNS Daily Newscast - March 19, 2019 


Democrats call for investigation of spa owner who allegedly offered access to President Trump. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Prolonged repercussions expected from the “Bomb Cyclone.” Plus, navigating the stumbling blocks to Medicaid expansion.

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Public News Service - OH: Children's Issues

In Ohio, only 43 rental units are available and affordable for every 100 households considered extremely low-income. (cocoparisienne/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Housing is a foundation for living, and a new report suggests it's an unstable foundation for hundreds of thousands of Ohioans. "The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes" by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, finds that 67 percent of the state's extremely low-i

Ohio lawmakers will hear the details of Gov. Mike DeWine's budget plan, which includes stepped-up investments in children's services. (PCSAO)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - On the campaign trail and in his first State of the State address, Gov. Mike DeWine promised to invest in services to help Ohio's most vulnerable children. The budget he is to present today to state lawmakers is expected to do just that. DeWine wants to almost double the funding fo

Teen dating violence can lead to depression, alcohol or drug abuse, negative body image and poor school performance. (baileymakaephotography/Twenty20)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Young love often eventually fades, but for some teens, it can turn violent. An estimated 1.5 million high school students in the U.S. suffer physical abuse from a dating partner each year. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and multiple groups are taking the o

Cincinnati joined 15 other Ohio municipalities in raising the age for buying tobacco products to 21. (mikegi/Pixabay)

CINCINNATI – A majority of Ohioans say the minimum age for buying tobacco products should be raised to 21, according to a new survey. The annual Ohio Health Issues Poll released by Interact for Health finds 54 percent of adults favor raising the age from 18 to 21, including 56 percent of Dem

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

Researchers say segregation in Cleveland is a result of decades of discriminatory policy decisions<br />and disinvestment in areas populated primarily by African-Americans. (Eric Drost/Flickr)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A person's ZIP code can be a determining factor in life outcomes, and a new analysis examines the impacts of structural segregation in one of Ohio's largest cities. With more than 388,000 residents, Cleveland is Ohio's second-most populous city. It's also ranked by Census d

Six-in-ten Ohioans polled support a tax on e-cigarettes. (SarahJohnson1/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Health groups say there's a disconnect when it comes to the harmfulness of electronic cigarettes and their usage among Ohioans. New data from the 2018 Ohio Health Issues Poll shows that nearly half of Ohio adults between ages 18 to 29 have tried e-cigarettes, as well as 30 p

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

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