With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
There are some new rules unemployed Ohioans must follow in order to get their unemployment checks.
Congress is on its way to a budget deal a couple weeks ahead of the January 1 deadline. But the deal doesnâ€™t include extending emergency unemployment benefits. That means 40,000 Ohioans could see their payments end this month.
Ohioâ€™s welfare rolls dropped by nearly a fifth in the last year. And part of that is because the state is cracking down on recipients of cash assistance who arenâ€™t working as required â€“ and yanking their benefits.
Senate Bill 5 would prohibit such automatic “fair share” payments.
State data reviewed by The Associated Press show eight in 10 unionized government workers in Ohio would pay more toward their health insurance premiums if voters retain a
new collective bargaining law in November.
Members of a local service employees union called on Bob Evans today to improve its employees’ benefits.