Ohio’s official unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years after employers added naerly 18,000 jobs in November.
Columbus school officials say bus stops and sidewalks are too hazardous in many areas. The district has cancelled classes for the third time this week. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman ordered city plow trucks to work residential streets. Plowing and treatment in city neighborhoods will continue today.
Temperatures dropped to single digits Thursday morning in some parts of Ohio following a storm that dumped as much as 10 inches of snow in Central Ohio. Cleveland received between 3 to 6 inches. Cincinnati largely struggled with ice. Many schools report delayed starts this morning.
Port Columbus measures about 7 inches of new snow this morning. National Weather Service forecasters say most of the precipitation, some freezing rain and sleet, have moved to the east. Colder temperatures will enter the region later today.
With even more frigid temperatures forecast for Tuesday, Central Ohio school districts have cancelled classes for a second straight day. Columbus City Schools and Ohio State University have closed for Tuesday. Click for a complete list of cancellations.
Ohio drivers on Friday face treacherous road conditions with a wintry storm forecast for much of the state. Forecasters say the storm will hit most of southwest and central Ohio with 3 to 6 inches of snow by Friday evening.