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.
City, State Officials Promise Tax Support for New Airline
Local and state officials have announced a package of incentives today to help a discount airline get going in Columbus. Skybus has said it plans to fly to 25 cities from its Columbus hub, using a model aimed at competing with Southwest and other no-frills airlines. State officials say the company wants to build a corporate headquarters and other facilities that would create nearly 900 jobs. The state plans to provide a $16,000,000 package of incentives so Skybus can get started.
A DePaul University transportation expert says Columbus would make a great base because of its closeness to other large markets. But aviation consultant Michael Boyd questions whether the Columbus market needs another low-fare carrier.