Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Gov. Kasich: Ohio Request For Disaster Declaration Denied
Gov. John Kasich says the U.S. government denied his request seeking maximum federal aid to help a tornado-damaged county in southwest Ohio.
Kasich had asked President Barack Obama this week to issue a disaster declaration for Clermont County to allow maximum relief funding for residents hit by severe storms a week ago.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Kasich told county officials in an email late Friday that his request was turned down. He says he’ll seek a different type of disaster relief this weekend through the Small Business Administration.
The governor initially had told federal authorities additional assistance wasn’t necessary as the damage was being evaluated.
Three people were killed and hundreds of buildings were damaged in southwest Ohio by the storm system that killed dozens across five states.