WOSU News Archives For: January 27, 2014

Gov: Ohio Should Allow More School Calamity Days

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As many Ohio school districts near or exceed their calamity days, Governor John Kasich says the number needs to be expanded this year.
2:00PM
January 27, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says school districts around the state need their number of weather-related days off increased to accommodate this year’s unusually severe weather.

Cold Puts Many Utility Customers In A Bind

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The National Weather Service put nearly all of Ohio under a wind chill warning Monday as temperatures slipped and forecasters predicted wind chills well below zero into Tuesday.
6:57AM
January
27, 2014

The prolonged cold snap is putting many utility customers in a bind with inflated heating bills.

Taxi Companies Compete With On-Demand Black Car Service

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Uber Columbus offers a mobile phone app that allows customers to choose a livery driver on-demand.
5:00AM
January
27, 2014

Hailing a cab is no longer the only option for a quick ride in Columbus. A change to the city charter allows black car rides – or livery service – to be available on-demand. Workers in the niche market say it’s what clients want. But some in the taxicab industry say it encroaches on their customers.