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 [...]
Ohio Calamity-Day Bill Clears Conference Committee
State lawmakers have struck a compromise on what to do about missed school days around Ohio brought on by the season’s extreme winter weather.
A House-Senate compromise committee approved a bill Tuesday to provide four extra snow days. The panel removed a provision that would have required teachers to undergo professional development training.
The decision followed an impasse last month over two competing versions of the bill.
Snow, ice and bone-chilling temperatures have led many districts across Ohio to exhaust the school year’s five allowable calamity days, in which schools can close without making up the lost instructional time.
Many districts have canceled classes for nine or more days this year.
Gov. John Kasich backed adding extra snow days on a one-time basis.