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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2018 


Students send a stern message to President Trump on guns; also on our nationwide rundown; we will tell you why canceling student loan debt would boost the economy; plus the Trump Budget calls for a 90-Percent cut to a decades-old Public Lands Program

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Public News Service - OH: Community Issues and Volunteering

There are 61 transit systems in Ohio serving an estimated 3 million people each weekday. (Raymond Wambsgam/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some Ohio transit systems have a sweet Valentine's Day gift for their riders. The Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA) has deemed today "Ohio Loves Transit Day," a new observance to acknowledge the vital role of transit in the state and encourage ridership. Katherine Manni

Opponents of an Ohio bill to make wearing a mask at protests illegal say it's a tool against left-leaning activist groups. (michael_swan/Flickr)

By Cameron Gorman Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration COLUMBUS, Ohio – Supporters of a new bill introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives want to more broadly criminalize the wearing of masks in public — a move which some see as encroaching on the ri

Fear, shame, dependence and concerns about not being believed are some of the many reasons sexual assault survivors don't seek help. (Andy_Graf/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Advocates for women say the wave of high profile sexual abuse allegations is helping survivors in Ohio find their voices. But who can they trust? In a survey of Cuyahoga County residents, most respondents said if they needed assistance after a sexual assault, they would turn to a

More than 370,000 Ohio homes have been weatherized through the Home Weatherization Assistance Program since 1977. (Martin Cathrae/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- October is Energy Action Month, and agencies around Ohio are showcasing the work they do to help keep families warm and safe. Dozens of community and local government organizations deliver weatherization services to lower income households in Ohio through the Home Weatherization

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending to the White House that some national monuments be altered. (U.S. Department of the Interior)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some conservation and sportsman's groups in Ohio are deeply concerned about what a national monument review could mean for the future of public lands. While Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke did not suggest any of the 27 monuments under review be eliminated, he did recommend some be al

The Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program helps farmers distribute surplus product to local food banks. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Anti-hunger groups and farmers are joining forces to call for a comprehensive approach to fighting hunger in Ohio. At the statehouse on Thursday, over 200 food bank partners, farmers and legislators gathered to discuss the scope of hunger and what can be done to better suppo

Immigrant advocate groups urge Ohioans to support the immigrant community and refugees, no matter what their status. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Young immigrants and their allies in Ohio are nervously anticipating President Trump's next move on immigration policy. Last week the president signed several executive orders impacting immigrants and refugees but did not act on a promise to end the Deferred Action for Child

The Ohio Benefit Bank helps nearly 35,000 families file their income-tax returns each year. (Ohio Assn. of Foodbanks)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Tax time is here, but not all Ohioans have the knowledge or will to prepare their own income-tax returns, or the money to pay a professional. Some might qualify for free tax-prep services through The Ohio Benefit Bank. The program connects taxpayers to certified counselors who can

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