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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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Public News Service - OH: Poverty

Nearly 220,000 people in the Greater Cleveland area live in poverty. A new survey confirms many have to choose between buying food or paying for utilities, transportation or housing. (Adobe Stock)

CLEVELAND – More than half of Cleveland residents living at or below the poverty line say they can't get enough hours at work, or aren't making enough money to buy food and pay for transportation, child care and doctor visits, according to a new survey. Cleveland remains one of the poorest c

There are 55 Community Health Centers in Ohio that provide care to more than 800,000 people.  (sebra/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Where a person lives, works and plays can shape their overall health outcomes. And in Ohio, Community Health Centers are working to identify how social determinants may be affecting their patients. Medical staff at the centers are using a screening tool called “PRAPARE

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

Food pantries are just one way Ohio colleges are responding to student hunger. (Maryhere/Morquefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Colleges and universities in Ohio are exploring ways to respond to hunger on campus and break down barriers to student success. Melissa Gilbert is associate dean of Experimental Learning with The Promise House at Otterbein University, just one of roughly a dozen food pantrie

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

Opposition is mounting against an Ohio energy bill that opponents say would result in higher electric bills for customers. (Pexels/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The debate over an Ohio bill deemed a "nuclear bailout" by opponents is intensifying, with some advocates saying it would hurt the pocketbooks of older adults. Lawmakers with the Ohio House Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee are expected to discuss the future of H.B. 6

Researchers say expanding access to local fruit, vegetables and meat can help curb hunger in Ohio.<br />(shamefaced/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Feeding the world begins with feeding our neighbors is a message at the heart of a new call to action to create a better food system for Ohio. Ernie Shea, president and CEO of the group Solutions from the Land, says farmers are facing increasingly complex markets, low commod

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