'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service Newscasts https://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php Public News Service The Public News Service provides reporting on a wide range of social, community, and environmental issues for mainstream and alternative media. Public News Service info@publicnewsservice.org no Ohio Fetal Remains Bill: Dignity or Shame? Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-05/womens-issues/ohio-fetal-remains-bill-dignity-or-shame/a61688-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-03-05/womens-issues/ohio-fetal-remains-bill-dignity-or-shame/a61688-1 Senate Bill 28 would require women who terminate their pregnancies to have the fetal remains buried or cremated, and mandate new reporting procedures for providers. ...(Read More)]]> Civil Rights Health Reproductive Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Women's Who Does Ohio’s Congressional Delegation Really Represent? 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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-08/health-issues/stemming-the-tide-of-hiv-aids-in-ohio-whos-at-the-helm/a50258-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-02-08/health-issues/stemming-the-tide-of-hiv-aids-in-ohio-whos-at-the-helm/a50258-1 Center for Community Solutions, there's no one steering the ship. Despite advances in treating and preventing the disease, the report finds about 4,000 Ohioans are infected with HIV and the state's rate of new infections is slightly higher than the national average. John Corlett is the president and executive director of the center, a health, social and economic non-partisan think tank. ...(Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Health HIV/AIDS Prevention LGBTQIA Issues Social Justice Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Rape-Kit Testing at Heart of Ohio Supreme Court Case Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-27/domestic-violence-sexual-assault/rape-kit-testing-at-heart-of-ohio-supreme-court-case/a50069-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-01-27/domestic-violence-sexual-assault/rape-kit-testing-at-heart-of-ohio-supreme-court-case/a50069-1 Ohio Supreme Court case could affect the state's initiative to clear the backlog of untested rape kits. The state is appealing a decision by the Eighth District Court of Appeals in the case of Demetrius Jones. The appeals court had dismissed his rape and kidnapping charges because of prosecutors' delays in the case. ...(Read More)]]> Community Issues and Volunteering Consumer Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Family/Father Issues Health Human Rights/Racial Justice Mental Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Women's Youth Ohio Parents Reminded About Law That Can Save New Lives Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-20/childrens-issues/ohio-parents-reminded-about-law-that-can-save-new-lives/a47791-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-20/childrens-issues/ohio-parents-reminded-about-law-that-can-save-new-lives/a47791-1 Safe Haven law, after the recent arrest of a college student for allegedly abandoning her newborn child. The baby girl was found dead in a trashcan on Muskingum University's campus, and it's a tragedy that some say could have been avoided. David Boyer, executive director of Muskingum County Adult and Child Protective Services, explains the Safe Haven law allows a parent to leave a newborn with an employee at a hospital, fire department or police station. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Criminal Justice Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Medicaid at 50: The Value of Covering Ohio Kids Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-28/childrens-issues/medicaid-at-50-the-value-of-covering-ohio-kids/a47394-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-07-28/childrens-issues/medicaid-at-50-the-value-of-covering-ohio-kids/a47394-1 new report underscores the lifelong value of the program as it turns 50 this week. Report co-author Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, says the study compiles research gathered over the last several years on the lives of individuals who received Medicaid as children in the 1980s and 90s. "What's so interesting about this new research is it's showing that when these kids grow up, there are so many ways Medicaid has benefited them," says Alker. "...(Read More)]]> Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Consumer Early Childhood Education Health Livable Wages/Working Families Poverty Smoking Prevention Social Justice Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Access Denied? Abortion Clinics Could Close in Ohio Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-23/womens-issues/access-denied-abortion-clinics-could-close-in-ohio/a46830-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-06-23/womens-issues/access-denied-abortion-clinics-could-close-in-ohio/a46830-1 (Read More)]]> Teen Pregnancy Prevention Poverty Health Family/Father Issues Community Issues and Volunteering Women's Stage Set in Ohio for Battle Over Reproductive Rights Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-02-11/womens-issues/stage-set-in-ohio-for-battle-over-reproductive-rights/a44492-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-02-11/womens-issues/stage-set-in-ohio-for-battle-over-reproductive-rights/a44492-1 2015 legislative agenda on Tuesday, including what it calls six "pro-life initiatives." The group is proposing four new bans on ending pregnancies, including a bill that prohibits abortion after 20 weeks gestation. Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, said she sees it as what she calls a "dangerous agenda" that could interfere with doctor-patient relationships. "People receive all sorts of complicated diagnoses during pregnancy; they face a myriad of different situations," she said. "...(Read More)]]> Teen Pregnancy Prevention Health Women's Proliferation of Pornography: What's a Parent to Do? Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-04-21/alcohol-and-drug-abuse-prevention/proliferation-of-pornography-whats-a-parent-to-do/a38873-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-04-21/alcohol-and-drug-abuse-prevention/proliferation-of-pornography-whats-a-parent-to-do/a38873-1 (Read More)]]> Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Family/Father Issues Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Report: Inaccurate Info Keeping Some Ohioans from Emergency Birth Control Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-03-13/womens-issues/report-inaccurate-info-keeping-some-ohioans-from-emergency-birth-control/a38121-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-03-13/womens-issues/report-inaccurate-info-keeping-some-ohioans-from-emergency-birth-control/a38121-1 (Read More)]]> Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Women's Preventing Sexual Assault: Colleges and Men Urged to Lead Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-02-06/domestic-violence-sexual-assault/preventing-sexual-assault-colleges-and-men-urged-to-lead/a37410-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-02-06/domestic-violence-sexual-assault/preventing-sexual-assault-colleges-and-men-urged-to-lead/a37410-1 (Read More)]]> Criminal Justice Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Ohio Pauses to Celebrate Historic Drop in Teen Pregnancies Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-12-03/youth-issues/ohio-pauses-to-celebrate-historic-drop-in-teen-pregnancies/a36011-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-12-03/youth-issues/ohio-pauses-to-celebrate-historic-drop-in-teen-pregnancies/a36011-1 (Read More)]]> Education Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Advocates: Women’s Health Under Attack in Ohio Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-08-22/womens-issues/advocates-womens-health-under-attack-in-ohio/a34133-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-08-22/womens-issues/advocates-womens-health-under-attack-in-ohio/a34133-1 (Read More)]]> Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Women's 39 Years Later - Abortion Restrictions Hit Record High Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-01-19/womens-issues/39-years-later-abortion-restrictions-hit-record-high/a24333-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2012-01-19/womens-issues/39-years-later-abortion-restrictions-hit-record-high/a24333-1 (Read More)]]> Civil Rights Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Women's Ohio Health Dept.: An Immunization Too Often Overlooked Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-08-30/health-issues/ohio-health-dept-an-immunization-too-often-overlooked/a21943-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-08-30/health-issues/ohio-health-dept-an-immunization-too-often-overlooked/a21943-1 (Read More)]]> Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Report: Unplanned Pregnancies on the Rise Among the Poor Mon, 29 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-08-29/health-issues/report-unplanned-pregnancies-on-the-rise-among-the-poor/a21912-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-08-29/health-issues/report-unplanned-pregnancies-on-the-rise-among-the-poor/a21912-1 report by the New York-based Guttmacher Institute. It finds that while only about 5 percent of women ages 15 to 44 have an unintended pregnancy, the rate has increased dramatically among the poor. The analysis of data reported from 1994 to 2006 found that the overall rate of unintended pregnancies has remained flat in the U.S., but increased dramatically for poor and low-income women and dropped for wealthier women - in fact, the rate for poor women was more than five times the rate for women in the highest income level. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Health Poverty Social Justice Teen Pregnancy Prevention Women's Youth Bill Targets Pregnancy Prevention in Ohio Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-08-04/health-issues/bill-targets-pregnancy-prevention-in-ohio/a21525-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-08-04/health-issues/bill-targets-pregnancy-prevention-in-ohio/a21525-1 (Read More)]]> Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Women's Study: K-12 Sex-Ed Program has Positive Impact on OH District Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-04-12/health-issues/study-k-12-sex-ed-program-has-positive-impact-on-oh-district/a19405-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2011-04-12/health-issues/study-k-12-sex-ed-program-has-positive-impact-on-oh-district/a19405-2 (Read More)]]> Children's Early Childhood Education Education Health HIV/AIDS Prevention Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Checking OH Teens' Decision-Making on Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day Wed, 05 May 2010 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-05-05/family-father-issues/checking-oh-teens-decision-making-on-teen-pregnancy-prevention-day/a13795-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2010-05-05/family-father-issues/checking-oh-teens-decision-making-on-teen-pregnancy-prevention-day/a13795-1 National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. ...(Read More)]]> Family/Father Issues Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Sex Ed Overhaul Building Momentum in the Buckeye State Tue, 01 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-12-01/youth-issues/sex-ed-overhaul-building-momentum-in-the-buckeye-state/a11589-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-12-01/youth-issues/sex-ed-overhaul-building-momentum-in-the-buckeye-state/a11589-1 (Read More)]]> Education Family/Father Issues HIV/AIDS Prevention Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Study: Insurance Companies Treat OH Women Like a Pre-Existing Condition Wed, 21 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-10-21/womens-issues/study-insurance-companies-treat-oh-women-like-a-pre-existing-condition/a11002-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-10-21/womens-issues/study-insurance-companies-treat-oh-women-like-a-pre-existing-condition/a11002-1 National Women's Law Center finds health insurers often treat being female like a pre-existing condition, setting premium prices much higher for women in states that don't have laws against the practice known as gender rating. Ohio is one state that does not prohibit gender rating. ...(Read More)]]> Consumer Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Family/Father Issues Health Social Justice Teen Pregnancy Prevention Women's Ohio Legislation Aims to Curb Unwanted Teen Pregnancies Wed, 30 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-09-30/childrens-issues/ohio-legislation-aims-to-curb-unwanted-teen-pregnancies/a10734-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-09-30/childrens-issues/ohio-legislation-aims-to-curb-unwanted-teen-pregnancies/a10734-1 (Read More)]]> Children's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Ohio Study: Sexy Online Images Can Lead to Risky Behavior in Teen Girls Mon, 01 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-06-01/youth-issues/ohio-study-sexy-online-images-can-lead-to-risky-behavior-in-teen-girls/a9111-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-06-01/youth-issues/ohio-study-sexy-online-images-can-lead-to-risky-behavior-in-teen-girls/a9111-1 (Read More)]]> Family/Father Issues Mental Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Ohio Joins National Effort to Combat Teen Pregnancy Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-05-06/youth-issues/ohio-joins-national-effort-to-combat-teen-pregnancy/a8820-2 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-05-06/youth-issues/ohio-joins-national-effort-to-combat-teen-pregnancy/a8820-2 Public Children's Services Association of Ohio, Crystal Ward Allen, says teen parents are at a huge disadvantage. ...(Read More)]]> Family/Father Issues Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth '08 Kids Count Report Shows Glimmers of Hope for Ohio’s Kids Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-01-30/childrens-issues/08-kids-count-report-shows-glimmers-of-hope-for-ohios-kids/a7825-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2009-01-30/childrens-issues/08-kids-count-report-shows-glimmers-of-hope-for-ohios-kids/a7825-1 Kids Count 2008 Data Book. The annual barometer of child wellbeing in Ohio cites some improvements in the areas of education and safety, as well as an increase in graduation rates for black students, and a drop in the number of kids who end up in court for offenses, referred to as the youth adjudication rate. While it's great to see progress, says Kids Count Project Director Barbara Turpin, there also are troubling trends in the report, in terms of families' economic security and healthcare. ...(Read More)]]> Budget Policy & Priorities Children's Community Issues and Volunteering Early Childhood Education Education Family/Father Issues Health Housing/Homelessness Hunger/Food/Nutrition Livable Wages/Working Families Teen Pregnancy Prevention Youth Baby Report Card Issued for Ohio Wed, 06 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2008-08-06/childrens-issues/baby-report-card-issued-for-ohio/a5853-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2008-08-06/childrens-issues/baby-report-card-issued-for-ohio/a5853-1 Annie E. Casey Foundation study released today tracks statistics related to the health of infants and finds 97 percent of Ohio moms get timely prenatal care. ...(Read More)]]> Children's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Women's Youth Don’t Be Shy: When Parents Talk About Sexuality, Kids Listen and Learn Thu, 18 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0600 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2007-10-18/early-childhood-education/dont-be-shy-when-parents-talk-about-sexuality-kids-listen-and-learn/a3360-1 https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2007-10-18/early-childhood-education/dont-be-shy-when-parents-talk-about-sexuality-kids-listen-and-learn/a3360-1 Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing, Reverend Haffner explains age-appropriate conversations about sexuality are an important way to pass moral values on to kids. "The real benefit to families in homes where sexuality has always been discussed comes when they become 13, 14 or 15. 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