PNS Daily Newscast - March 19, 2018 

Facebook under the gun for failing to disclose misused data of 50 million Americans during the 2016 election. Also, on our Monday nationwide rundown; a new study shows e-cigarettes are harmful to teens; and it is Poison Prevention Week – a good time to dispel some myths.

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Public News Service - OH: Gun Violence Prevention

Gun control advocates say assault weapons are becoming the mass shooting weapon of choice because they can inflict great harm in little time. (

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the wake of the Florida school shooting, the controversy over banning assault weapons is reaching new heights both nationally and here in Ohio. This week, the Akron City Council passed a resolution asking state legislators to prohibit the sale of assault weapons. Founder

After failed attempts in 2013, Ohio legislators are once again trying to pass Stand Your Ground gun legislation. (Pixabay)

By Andrew Keiper Kent State-Ohio News Connection Ohio lawmakers are attempting to expand the protections for people who use deadly force to defend themselves, a move that’s stirring controversy across the state. A pair of companion bills, colloquially known as a Stand Your Ground law, would

Some groups argue the weekend shooting death of a Cincinnati homeless man was avoidable. (Pixabay)

CINCINNATI - While prosecutors say a deadly police shooting in Ohio was justified, some community groups argue the tragedy was avoidable. After robbing a Cincinnati grocery store on Sunday morning and threatening a security guard with a knife, officials say 25-year-old Jawari Porter lunged at Office

An executive action would expand mandatory background checks for firearm sales at gun shows. (M and R Glasgow/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans working to end gun violence are commending President Obama for taking steps to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. The president on Tuesday announced several executive actions on guns in response to a series of mass shootings in recent years. Toby Hoover, founde

Research shows current policing practices can impact the mental health and well-being of both the public and police. (Seeman/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As Ohio leaders look to improve police-community relations, a new report offers insight into the mental and emotional health impacts caused by current policing practices. The research released by health and criminal justice groups included a survey from 470 residents from neighborh

PHOTO: Hearings were held at the statehouse Wednesday on several bills that would radically overhaul Ohio's existing gun laws. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - During the lame-duck legislative session now under way, state lawmakers are considering several bills that would radically revamp gun laws in Ohio. House Bill 203 received a Senate committee hearing on Wednesday. Toby Hoover, founder of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, desc

PHOTO: With continued unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, prayer vigils in Ohio were held to call for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Photo courtesy of Heather Wilson, PICO National Network.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Prayer vigils were held in Ohio last night to call for justice in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests continue in reaction to the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. The Ohio vigils were held at the same time as a 1,000-clergy march and rally

PHOTO: Ohio moms will join others Friday to build support for common-sense gun legislation. Photo credit: Cincinnati Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mothers of shooting victims, survivors, first responders and local leaders are among those planning to speak out at an Ohio event today, demanding what they consider common sense gun laws. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grassroots organization

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