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President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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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

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

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