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.
In a few years it’ll be impossible to purchase incandescent light bulbs anywhere in the country. Congress voted last year to phase out the conventional light source to give way to the more energy-efficient compact fluorescent. But some question what’s inside these new bulbs, and whether they’re safe.
Ohio lawmakers Tuesday moved to make thestate the sixth to approve an agreement aimed at protecting the Great Lakes.
Officials at Ohio State University say they’re pleased with a House bill that increases state funding for higher education. It’s a variation of Governor Strickland’s universities compact proposal that exchanges higher amounts of state support for reduced tuition increases. But the bill has yet to pass the scrutiny of the Senate and governor.
A senior finance official at Ohio State Friday recommended the OSU Board of Trustees join Governor Strickland’s Compact for Higher Education. Members of the compact agree to hold the line on tuition hikes in exchange for increased state money.