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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: Consumer Issues

Ohio ranks seventh nationally for the number of organic farming operations. (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The end of the harvest signals the start of prep work for the next planting season. And an increasing number of farmers and producers in Ohio also are preparing for a transition to organic certification. Kim Bayer operates a mixed vegetable operation, and recently became c

The cost of health care often is a reason people delay medical appointments, along with a lack of insurance and scheduling conflicts. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Medical professionals say getting the right care at the right time is a crucial element of wellness, however new data shows that some Ohioans are delaying medical care. The 2018 Ohio Health Issues Poll examined areas related to access to health care, and found 8-in-10 Ohio a

The Home Energy Assistance Program offers varying types of home heating assistance for low-income Ohioans. (jilljellydonut/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The flip of the calendar page from October to November means emergency heating assistance is now available for eligible Ohioans. The Home Energy Assistance Program's Winter Crisis Program starts Thursday and provides a one-time, $175 payment toward a heating bill for low-inc

Without Affordable Care Act protections, health care advocates say, a hospital visit is very costly for people with pre-existing conditions. (Grafixer/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Health care appears to be a hot-button issue for voters in Ohio and across the nation. According to polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 75 percent of Americans say it's very important the Affordable Care Act provision protecting individuals with pre-existing conditions

The CDC has encouraged medical providers to reduce painkiller prescriptions. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Many opioid addictions begin with a legitimate prescription for pain pills, and new data uncover how these medications are being prescribed in Ohio. The 2018 Ohio Health Issues Poll found that about 30 percent of Ohio adults have been prescribed a pain reliever in the past f

The Ohio candidates for governor, Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine, talk about issues important to older voters in a video guide online at aarp.org/vote. (AARP Ohio)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Choosing who will lead Ohio for the next four years is one of the biggest decisions for Ohioans on Election Day. And a new resource is providing useful information for voters before they cast a ballot. AARP Ohio's 2018 gubernatorial video voting guide features conversation

Ohio's Home Weatherization Assistance Program can provide energy efficiency services such as attic insulation for qualified low-income households. (Clean Energy Economy for the Region/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The crisp autumn air might be a nice reprieve after the summer heat, but it can wreak havoc on home energy bills. During Energy Efficiency Month in October, energy experts have tips to help Ohioans stay warm and save money. Penny Martin, a public information officer for Oh

Cuyahoga County plans to purchase five electric vehicles for the community's fleet in 2019. <br />(Pixabay)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Some Ohio city and community leaders are among dozens around the world putting the pedal to the metal on electric vehicle technology. The Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative was announced at a Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco last week. M

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