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.
Criminal Sentencing Reform Gets Mixed Reactions
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Ohio’s prison population is close to an all-time high — nearly 51,000. In a few more years, it’s projected to grow to 65,000. Governor Ted Strickland is proposing ways to stem the rising tide, by diverting more non-violent convicts away from state prisons to community-based programs…and by letting some prison inmates out early, if they improve themselves. But some of the governor’s plan is meeting with mixed reactions. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.