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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; President Trump disbands two economic councils as CEO’s resign in protest; we will tell you why Iowa, like Trump, has bias issues; plus land trusts are a prime spot to view Monday’s solar eclipse.

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Public News Service - OH: Criminal Justice

Four executions are scheduled in Ohio this year, the first next Wednesday.(Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Calls to end capital punishment are ramping up ahead of Ohio's first execution in three years. On Wednesday, death penalty opponents delivered a petition signed by 27,000 people to Gov. John Kasich, asking that Ronald Phillips’ execution, set for next week, be commuted

Ohio has reduced admissions to youth correctional facilities by 80 percent since 1992, making it a standout in a new report on this facet of juvenile justice reform. (Pixabay)<br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio stands out for its work in turning young lives around, according to a new report on youth prisons. The Annie E. Casey Foundation research pulls together evidence of the ineffectiveness of youth correctional facilities, showing they are expensive and prone to abuse, and

Experts say excessive juvenile justice court costs can detour a young person from getting on the right track. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When a young person is unable to pay court related costs, he or she can face a type of debtors' prison, a practice a new report says can pull juveniles deeper into the justice system. In Ohio, these fees and fines include the cost of tests and evaluations, rehabilitation, pr

Since he became director of ODRC in 2011, Gary Mohr has been vocal about the need for reforms. (ODRC)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio is being recognized for its work to change its approach to corrections. The American Correctional Association (ACA) has presented its Lucy Webb Hayes Award to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The award goes to agencies that demonstrate a strong comm

About 2,500 police officers from other states will be joining Cleveland police in patrolling the city during the RNC. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

CLEVELAND – Along with the delegates, party supporters and pundits, thousands of protesters also are expected in downtown Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. And given the recent tensions involving police and community relations around the country, experts say it's important

Gun violence prevention groups say background checks should be required for every firearm purchase. <br />(Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The violence that has plagued the country this summer is intensifying calls for action on gun reform, with dozens of Ohioans headed to Washington today for a national rally. Jennifer Thorne, executive director of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, says despite mass sho

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

There's been an ideological split on the U.S. Supreme Court since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.(upstateNYer/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The findings of a new poll indicate many Ohioans want the stalemate over the Merrick Garland U.S. Supreme Court nomination to end. The survey released by the Center for American Progress found a strong, bipartisan majority wants the Senate to hold confirmation hearings on Presiden

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