PNS Weekend Newscast - June 25th, 2017 

Here's what we're covering.....Another Republican has come out against President Trump's healthcare bill, advocates across the country are speaking out about the new GOP plan for healthcare, and actor Johnny Depp is apologizing for joking around the President Donald Trump should be assassinated

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Public News Service - OH: Family/Father Issues

Today, there are an estimated 1,400 more children in foster care in Ohio than in 2011. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – During this National Foster Care Month, there's an urgent call for Ohioans to open their homes to care for children in need. Children service agencies are reporting record numbers of children coming into care, partly due to the opioid epidemic. Robin Reese, executive direc

1.4 million Ohioans provide unpaid care for loved ones. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Governor John Kasich signed legislation on Monday that will help Ohioans who provide unpaid care to loved ones. The Ohio Caregiving Act ensures hospital patients' designated family caregivers will be given crucial guidance on home care instructions once their loved one is disc

The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, includes provisions to ensure all children have equal opportunities to succeed in school. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Research shows Ohio's 14,000 foster kids are likely to experience poor educational outcomes, and for the first time, school districts and child-protection agencies are collaborating to improve their educational stability. The federal "Every Student Succeeds Act" includes provisions

Safety experts recommend that infants and toddlers ride in a rear-facing seat until they are at least two years old. (Raylene Gutierrez/Flickr)

CINCINNATI – Car accidents are among the top causes of death among kids in the U.S., claiming the lives of hundreds of children each year. But experts say the risk can be reduced with proper use of restraints. Sunday marks the beginning of Child Passenger Safety Week. Injury prevention coord

Japera Benson and Carol Whitmore work on Summer Meal Programs in Ohio. (Ohio Association of Foodbanks)

COLUMBUS, Ohio. - It's a hungry summer for some of Ohio's kids, as just a fraction of children who eat free or reduced priced meals during the school year are able to access federal Summer Food Service Program sites. Recent data shows that just 10 percent of eligible children in the state participa

June is Responsible Fatherhood Month, which highlights the crucial role fathers play in a child’s life.(Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – While dads are at the forefront on Father's Day, they're often left behind in the child welfare system. But some agencies in Ohio are making efforts to change that. Ann Ream, director of protective services for Summit County Children's Services, explains that when a dad is

Bars of soap aimed at human trafficking prevention will be distributed to hotels during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (M. Kuhlman)

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Some 50,000 people are expected to converge on Cleveland during the Republican National Convention in July. And among those who will not be there for political reasons are people who sell others for sex. Theresa Flores was trafficked as a teen and as a survivor founded S.O.A.P. o

Exercise, eating right and regular wellness visits can help men live a healthy life. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As some Ohioans search for the perfect Father's Day present, some medical professionals suggest offering the gift of health. Today kicks off Men's Health Week, and Brandon Leonard, vice president for strategic initiatives with Men's Health Network, says the goal is to encour

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