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.
Budget Sails Through Ohio House
For the first time in a generation, a new state budget has cleared the Ohio House without a single lawmaker voting “no.”
The two-year spending plan that won unanimous approval Tuesday includes more money for uninsured children, college scholarships and nursing home alternatives. Both Republicans and Democrats say the $52.1 billion budget reflects their priorities, and lawmakers credit Governor Strickland for not rejecting G-O-P ideas out of hand.
Attention now shifts to the state Senate, which is holding hearings on the spending blueprint.
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