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.
WOSU News Archives For: July 10, 2006
We keep hearing how Ohio is a key swing state,and how Democrats and Republicans know they need to win the Buckeye State if they’re going to win a presidential election. The past two days have given us even more evidence that that’s true – three possible Democratic presidential contenders have visited Columbus to rally two major voting blocs of the Democrats’ base – labor unions and poor people.
Ohio is considering a plan to help truck drivers save money at rest areas. The state wants to put in equipment that would allow drivers to turn off their engines even when they’re pulling refrigerated or heated trailers.
Former vice presidential candidate John Edwards says a minimum-wage hike in Ohio could lead to similar moves across the nation. Edwards made the remarks at a conference in Columbus to promote raising the state’s minimum wage.