PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2018 

New research finds stiffer prison terms do not deter drug use. Also on our nationwide rundown: we will take you to a state where 4 in 10 adults have gun; and “ghost” fishing gear killing whales and seals on the West Coast.

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Public News Service - OH: Youth Issues

AmeriCorps VISTA members work with Ohio organizations fighting poverty. (OAFB)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hundreds of folks in Ohio are serving as catalysts for change in the fight to eradicate poverty through National Service programs. Specifically in Ohio, about 1,200 people are dedicating a year of their lives as AmeriCorps VISTA members. Caitlin Ballinger is the AmeriCorps V

In Ohio, 375 human trafficking cases were reported in 2016. (Kiran Foster/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Human trafficking is considered the fastest growing crime, and advocates in Ohio say they are more committed than ever to ending it. Ohio ranks fourth among states for calls made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, with 375 trafficking cases reported in 2016. State

According to the National Institute for Health nearly 80 percent of all smokers begin before the age of 18. (Nerissa's Ring/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – About 22 percent of Ohio adults are current smokers and data from a recent survey indicates that changes in policy could help reduce those numbers. The Ohio Health Issues Poll examined public opinion on tobacco polices and found that six out of 10 adults in the state support

Research shows community-based alternatives to detention for nonviolent juvenile offenders can result in better outcomes. (Pixabay).

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Putting children who get into trouble on the right path can be challenging, and a newer approach to the problem is seeing great success in Ohio. This week, juvenile justice, child welfare, and public safety leaders are at the inaugural Ohio Juvenile Detention Alternatives In


By Scott Lendak Kent State-Ohio News Connection Every Friday night during the football season the lights are bright and emotions are high for Keyshawn Colman. The Boardman High School wide receiver prepares to play in front of hundreds of his peers. His head is in the game, but his heart is somew

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

Kinship care providers are often grandparents, aunts or uncles and sometimes, family friends. <br />(Donnie Ray Jones/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – September is both Kinship Care Month and Recovery Month, which this year is a timely coincidence in light of the high numbers of children in the child welfare system due to the opioid epidemic. According to state data, about 15,000 children were in the custody of children's

Among age groups, poverty rates in Ohio are highest for children younger than age 6. (Andrew Seaman/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While the economic well-being of children in the Buckeye State has improved, new data shows child poverty is still stubbornly high in Ohio. According to new research from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 70,000 fewer children are living in poverty in Ohio since 2015. Brandi Slaught

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