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PNS Daily Newscast - March 19, 2019 


Democrats call for investigation of spa owner who allegedly offered access to President Trump. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Prolonged repercussions expected from the “Bomb Cyclone.” Plus, navigating the stumbling blocks to Medicaid expansion.

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Public News Service - OH: Energy Policy

Increased consumer adoption of electric vehicle technology is boosting clean car job growth. (@doondevil/Twenty20.com)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeye State still ranks near the top for clean job creation. According to a new report from the nonpartisan business group E2, nearly 113,000 people are employed in Ohio's clean-energy sector. That's a 4.6 percent increase in the past year, which E2 Executive Directo

Six wind turbines would be installed eight miles off the coast of Cleveland if the Icebreaker project gets approval. (Rob Faulkner/Flickr)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The first freshwater wind-energy installation in North America could be coming to Ohio. While agreeing that a move to cleaner sources of energy is important, opponents say there's not enough evidence that the benefits of the project outweigh the risks. Final approval could

Space heaters should be limited to one per room to avoid overloading a home's electrical system. (yourbestdigs.com/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The polar vortex has arrived in the Buckeye State, and energy experts have suggestions on how to keep homes warm, safely and efficiently. Furnaces work overtime in sub-zero temperatures, and utility companies recommend setting thermostats as low as possible for comfort and health.

Andrew Wheeler, who is nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency, worked as a lobbyist for the coal industry. (USDA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Moms from Ohio are among those asking elected leaders to think hard about making Andrew Wheeler the nation's top environmental steward. In the seven months since becoming acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Wheeler has moved to unravel regulations, i

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

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

Low-income Ohio families may be eligible to receive a one-time benefit toward a summer cooling bill. (Derek Bridges/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The dog days of summer are here, and staying safe in the heat means many Ohioans soon will be facing higher electric bills. An annual program is available to help eligible households who may not have enough money to stay cool. The Home Energy Assistance Program's Summer Crisis Prog

Property tax revenue estimates for school districts for the Nexus pipeline are based on the value of pipelines in each taxing district. (Public Finances Resources, Inc.)

By Anna Huntsman Broadcast version by Mary Kuhlman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration COLUMBUS, Ohio – Uncertainty and confusion abound among Northern Ohio school districts, which are awaiting a promised funding windfall from the Nexus pipeline tentatively schedul

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