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PNS Daily Newscast - June 24, 2019 


No military strikes, but President Trump sticks to tough talk against Iran. Also on our Monday rundown: Staying in jail may depend on where you live. Plus, summer is here – will national parks be ready?

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Public News Service - OH: Community Issues and Volunteering

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

Nineteen Ohio counties will be focus areas as part of a national effort to address the opioid epidemic. (NIH)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio is among four states taking part in an ambitious effort to stem the tide of the opioid crisis. The state is receiving nearly $70 million in federal funding for The HEALing Communities Study aimed at reducing overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years. A coalition

Several Ohio counties deemed at-risk for HIV outbreaks do not have a needle exchange program. (Todd Hufflman/Creativecommons.org)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research examines the growth of syringe service programs in Ohio, and highlights the demand for continued support for them. Also known as needle exchanges, SSPs provide access to sterile needles, and safe disposal of used needles, to people who use injection drugs. Mel

Experts say kindness stimulates

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Although Valentine's Day has passed, Ohioans are being encouraged to continue sharing the love. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Sunday, Feb. 17 – is celebrated by folks in Ohio and many other states. Vince Caringi is a representative with Cleveland-based RAKE, whic

There's disagreement whether hot development areas such as Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati should be among 320 census tracts recommended for a new federal tax incentive program. (Hannaford/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new federal program could be a game changer for some of Ohio's poorest communities. The Opportunity Zone Program provides federal tax incentives to those who invest in businesses and properties in designated low-income, high-poverty census areas. The goal is to increase lo

According to state data, more than 14,000 Ohioans were victims of firearm-related crime in 2016. (Pixabay)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – While folks in Cincinnati still are reeling in the wake of last week's mass shooting, experts will gather today in Cleveland for a forum on "How to Reduce Gun Violence." Voices from the Statehouse, law enforcement and research institutions will examine the scope of the probl

About 45 percent of Americans know someone who has had a blood transfusion. (Howard Lake/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the busy July 4 holiday week over, emergency officials are hoping Ohioans have some time to help save lives in their community. The American Red Cross has issued an urgent call for eligible blood donors as donations are being sent to hospitals faster than they are coming

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

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