Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman also used the address to name some priorities for his final year in office, including affordable downtown housing.
Columbus City Schools opted to keep students at home on Tuesday. Most districts in Ross, Fayette, and Fairfield counties were also closed or delayed.
Democrats have picked Philadelphia as the site of their 2016 national convention, dashing Columbus’s hopes of hosting the event at Nationwide Arena.
Light snow in Central Ohio overnight has prompted some schools to delay opening this morning.
Jermonte Fletcher, one of the reported leaders of the notorious Short North Posse gang, has been the subject of a massive manhunt for more than a year since he and 21 others were charged with multiple drug offenses.
Extreme wind chills have prompted area schools to close Thursday.
The suspect who was fatally shot yesterday at Port Columbus by police has been identified. Columbus Police say he’s 41 year old Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed. The shooting is still under investigation.
Forecasts call for a low of -7 Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The wind chill could make that feel as cold as -22.
The College Football Playoff Committee says it will give $1,250 to each parent of a student athlete playing in the National Championship game.