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DNI Ratcliffe labels an email spoofing scam using Proud Boys as designed to damage Trump; CT Attorney General not buying feds' Purdue Pharma settlement.


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Obama makes his first live appearance on the campaign trail. And security agencies conclude that deceptive emails sent to some voters are foreign interference from Iran.

Public News Service - OH: Youth

One in four school-age children is affected by vision problems, which in turn can affect everything from self-esteem to academic outcomes. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The shift to virtual and blended learning to reduce the spread of COVID-19 could have an unintended consequence for children's vision. Chief Eye Care Officer with UnitedHealthcare Dr. Scott Edmonds explained the increased screen time raises the risk of digital eye strain and possi

Domestic violence shelters are adjusting living areas to accommodate the learning needs of Ohio kids during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Families and educators in Ohio aren't the only ones coping with back-to-school challenges during a pandemic. Domestic violence shelters also are working tirelessly to turn safe spaces into learning spaces. Terri Heckmen, CEO for the Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina C

Earlier this year, a Franklin County, Ohio, juvenile detention center struggled to contain a COVID-19 outbreak that involved at least 27 staff members and 14 youths. (Adobe Stock)<br />

AKRON, Ohio -- Across the country, the coronavirus has prompted juvenile-detention facilities to release kids at higher-than-usual rates. But a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds releases have now stalled, leaving many youths, disproportionately Black children, still living in pre-t

In a 2019 study, half of Ohio child welfare workers met the threshold for post-traumatic stress disorder.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's child welfare agencies are grappling with historically high caseloads, and there's often not enough resources to provide timely services to children and their families. One-in-four Ohio caseworkers left his or her position in 2017, and turnover is even higher in some count

Some 25 states, including Ohio, have athletic inclusion policies that allow transgender youth athletes to compete alongside their peers. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Defenders of LGBTQ rights contend new legislation in Ohio is part of a broader effort across the country to undermine equality. The bill would exclude transgender students from participating in sports that match their gender identity. HB 527 would apply to all public schools and

Quantifying the scope of human trafficking is difficult as victims are hidden in the shadows. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio lawmakers and advocates are continuing their relentless effort to end human trafficking. Toledo-area Democratic Sen. Teresa Fedor, Democratic Rep. Tavia Galonski of Summit County, and Republican Sen. Stephanie Kunze of Franklin County are hosting the 11th annual Human Tra

Nearly 5,000 Ohio females are incarcerated, one of the highest per-capita rates in the country for women, according to the Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections. (Adobe Stock)<br />

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio ranks in the top eight states nationwide for the number of girls in youth detention facilities, and Cuyahoga County is now working to change that. Bridget Gibbons, director of programming for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, says her colleagues began by reviewing the rec

The Ohio START program uses a holistic approach to help children in the foster-care system whose parents are struggling with addiction. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An innovative program that helps heal Ohio families torn apart by addiction is expanding once again. The Public Children Services Association of Ohio oversees the Ohio START program; START stands for "Sobriety, Treatment, and Reducing Trauma." It was launched in 2017 to tack

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