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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - OH: Children's 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

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

Coaches and teachers can become part of a support system for children in the foster care system. (U.S. Army/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The lives of some foster children in Ohio are becoming more stable, with a new approach to establishing permanency. Thirteen counties are using Youth Centered Permanency Roundtables to focus on improving outcomes for teens in foster care who are in long term custody and in d

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.

Children in nine Ohio counties receive food during the summer through the state's Rural Summer Food Program. (USDA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – People are working throughout Ohio in programs to ensure children don't go hungry during the summer. It's estimated that one in five Ohio children struggles with hunger, and the Summer Food Service Program has nearly 1,500 sites serving free, healthy meals to children up to

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

A major revision to school district transportation funding affects more than half of Ohio’s more than 600 school districts. (Ben Orner)

By Ben Orner/ Broadcast version by Mary Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration Every school day at the Acomb household begins with a chaotic morning. Mike and Lindsay have four children – ages 6, 8, 10 and 12 – who need to catch multiple buses every mo

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

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