Wednesday, February 1, 2023


New Mexico legislation would boost protections for LGBTQ students, Idaho makes a big jump in higher-education attainment, and this year's Monarch butterfly winter count showed significant improvement.


The Senate considers police reforms in the wake of Tyre Nichols' killing, members of Congress want a new vote on the Equal Rights Amendment, and George Santos voluntarily steps down from his committee appointments.


"Brain Gain?" Research shows rural population is actually growing, especially in recreational areas; other small towns are having success offering relocation incentives like free building lots, cash, complimentary dinners and even internet credits; and researchers say the key is flexibility and creativity.

Mary Schuermann Kuhlman

Assistant Managing Editor

Mary 'Schuerman' Kuhlman has been with Public News Service since 2008 and is currently the Assistant Managing Editor. Mary is an Ohio-based broadcast journalist with over two-decades of experience, including reporting and anchoring for WHIO-AM in Dayton and WTAM 1100 in Cleveland. Mary has produced thousands of stories across the country for PNS, helped launch the PNS Daily Newscast in 2012, and served as an anchor for the 'Talks' newscast which covers elections and politics.

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: civic engagement, consumer issues, health care, reproductive health, youth issues

Local Expertise: Ohio, Midwest

Location: Liberty Township, OH

Demographic Expertise: women, seniors, low-income families, children


Latest Work

New Research Dives into Fracking’s Impact on Water Flow in Ohio

Fracking is a very water-intensive industry, and a new study dives into the impact of unconventional oil and gas drilling on aquatic ecosystems in …

Ohio Rape Crisis Centers Share Successes, Challenges

Rape crisis centers assist sexual abuse survivors and educate about violence prevention, and collaboration is a key aspect of their work. The Ohio …

Election Day in Ohio Deemed a Success for Voters

While some states saw glitches with equipment and accusations of voter fraud, state officials and voting-rights advocates agree Election Day here in …

Issue 1 Puts Public Safety, Bail Before Ohio Voters

Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment are putting public safety on Ohio's ballot this Election Day. Issue 1 came about after the Ohio …

3,000 Ohio Kids in Need of a Forever Family

November is National Adoption Month, and the results of a 2022 survey are encouraging for children in waiting. Of the approximately 400,000 foster …

From Coverage to Care: Federal Marketplace Navigators Ready to Help

Dozens of navigators are available to help Ohioans shopping for health care plans through the federal insurance marketplace. Open enrollment is …

Ohio's Winter Crisis Program Begins

Rising energy costs are nothing short of frightening for many Ohioans as cooler fall temperatures will soon settle in. But assistance is available …

Nurse to Candidates: Opioid Crisis Should be "Front and Center" in Ohio

Overdose deaths in Ohio are on track to fall below the record pace of last year, but the opioid crisis is far from over. The group Harm Reduction …

Medical Debt: Help Available for Struggling Ohioans

Medical costs are a concern for many people in Ohio, but efforts are under way to alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with health care…

A New Voice Protects Rights of Ohio Kids in Care

Youth advocates are working to ensure all children and teens in foster care in Ohio know their rights, and know what to do if those rights are …

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