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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


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Public News Service - OH: Children's

When a man dates a woman who already has children, experts say, it's a package deal.<br />(phillipneho/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It takes a strong man to be a gentle man – that's the message an Ohio community is spreading in hopes of protecting little ones from harm. After three local children died in separate incidents of abuse at the hands of a mother's boyfriend, Lucas County Children Service

About 4 million meals were served to Ohio children in 2018 through the Summer Food Service Program. (Riley Kaminer/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Summer officially starts Friday, but summer meal sites in Ohio already are busy fueling hungry children. Through the Summer Food Service Program, nearly 1,400 schools, churches, community centers and other host sites are providing free meals and snacks to children who live i

Children of color face more obstacles to success than their white peers, according to The Annie E. Casey Foundation. (karelnoppe/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report calls for continued work to ensure Ohio children from all walks of life have the opportunity to thrive. The state ranks 27th nationally in The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book with progress over the past several years in more than half of th

Standardized compassionate care practices are being used to help babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome in Ohio. (Chris Sternal-Johnson/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A statewide effort to improve the care of innocent victims of Ohio's opioid epidemic is showing positive results. The Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative is aiming for better birth outcomes and fewer preterm births – Ohio's leading cause of infant mortality. More t

Burgeoning caseloads are straining child welfare workers in Ohio, whose duties include home visits with the children in their care. (photographee.eu/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jerica Estle-Grooms had a drastically different childhood than most children in Ohio. And as a young adult, the former foster child now is speaking out about the needs of children in foster care. Estle-Grooms says she entered her first foster home at the age of 12, after los

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

Without a stable family environment, foster youths are more likely to experience homelessness, unemployment and early parenthood. (marcino/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - More progress is needed in Ohio to increase family placements for children in the foster-care system, a new report reveals. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 85% of Ohio kids who need to be separated from their parents are staying with a foster family or relative, a sligh

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

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