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PNS Daily Newscast - October 28, 2020 


A technical error rejected your ballot? Take action. Plus, doctors sound off on harmful health impacts of tailpipe emissions.


2020Talks - October 28, 2020 


The window is closing to mail ballots in states like GA, MI and WI that require them to be received before Election Day. Experts recommend going in-person if possible.

Public News Service - OH: Consumer

Medical experts say regular immunizations protect the community from preventable disease outbreaks, but COVID-19 has kept some parents from bringing kids to doctors' offices. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With all the national speculation about the release of a novel coronavirus vaccine, some health experts are encouraging Ohio parents to do what they can to prevent the spread of other diseases. The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that orders for regu

Most Ohio voters polled said they support a repeal of controversial energy-bailout legislation that passed last year. (Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- During these highly polarized times, one thing Ohioans on both sides of the aisle seem to agree on is the repeal of House Bill 6. Just over a month ago, former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others were arrested in a $60 million bribery and racketeering scheme rela

There is a $200,000 difference between the highest and lowest listed price for an inpatient bypass surgery in Ohio. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The price tag for the same medical procedure varies greatly from hospital to hospital in Ohio, according to a new report. The Center for Community Solutions examined "chargemaster" information for Ohio's 206 hospitals - those are prices hospitals set for services, not what consum

Researchers estimate about 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year. (Adobe Stock)<br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As millions of people pledge to go plastic-free this month as part of the Sierra Club's "Plastic-Free July" campaign, the coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in plastic usage in the U.S. overall. Randi Pokladnik is a retired research chemist and environmental activist in s

By some estimates, the U.S. Postal Service could run out of funding by fall 2021. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Postal workers will be flooding phone lines today to urge Senate leaders to act quickly to provide emergency funding for the U.S. Postal Service. The pandemic has only exacerbated the financial woes of the USPS, which now is projecting a $13 billion loss for 2020. President of Ame

Prior to payday lending reforms in Ohio, Pew Research found that Ohioans typically paid nearly $700 in interest and fees for short-term loans. (Adobe Stock)

CLEVELAND -- There are renewed concerns that payday lenders will keep customers trapped in a cycle of debt following the roll back of a federal rule. The research group Policy Matters Ohio says even with tougher laws in states such as Ohio, families still can still be exploited by the industry.

For some families, a silver lining of the pandemic is the popularity of the silver screen at Ohio's 24 drive-in movie theaters. (Adobe Stock)

By Maria McGinns/ Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's a warm summer night at the movies. This year, with the majority of indoor theaters in Ohio still closed because of COVID-19, lines of cars form outsi

The Justices of the Ohio Supreme Court couldn't agree on the reasoning behind their ruling in favor of an unusual foreclosure process. (Lucia Walinchus)

By Lucia Walinchus Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Reporting for the Eye on Ohio, the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism-Ohio News Connection Collaboration COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an unusual foreclosure process that can result in people's homes b

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