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.
White House To Ohio: Get Ready For Education And Defense Cuts
The White House says Ohio’s schools and defense industry would see reduced funding if automatic cuts to the federal budget take effect this week.
The Obama administration says numbers compiled from federal agencies and its own budget office cover only cuts from March to September.
Some states may be able to move money around to deal with the cuts.
The White House says Ohio would lose $25 million for primary and secondary education funding. It also would lose $22 million for education programs for children with disabilities.
It also says about 26,000 civilian defense department employees would be furloughed and that there would be less money for early education services and programs that pay for meals for seniors.