Columbus saw very little snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning, but it was a much different scene in Chillicothe and areas further south.
Furloughed Ohio National Guard Members Recalled To Work
The 1,800 Ohio Army and Air National Guard members who were furloughed, last week, due to the government shutdown all have been recalled to their jobs.
Ohio National Guard spokesman James Sims said Congress passed the Pay Our Military Act which allowed the positions to be funded.
â€œWe have aviators, we have folks who do our contract and pay,” Sims said. “A number of our members do a lot of the administrative work. They are needed positions.â€
All but nine were back on the job Monday. The remainder return to work Tuesday.
Sims said they will be paid now, but whether they will be reimbursed for the week they were furloughed remains in question. He said that will be up to the U.S. Congress.
Despite the temporary furloughs, Sims said the Guard maintained its readiness to support military operations in Ohio and overseas.