With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Additional Ohio guard troops headed for Iraq
Ohio will send additional national guard troops overseas. 86 members of the 416th engineer group will be deployed to support operation enduring freedom. The group is based in the northwestern Ohio town of Walbridge. They are scheduled to leave in mid-September. A spokesman for the guard says this is the unit’s first overseas deployment. The members will oversee construction and rebuilding operations in Iraq. In all, there are 1,600 Ohio National Guard troops serving on active duty.