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.
The debate over collective bargaining, pension reform and privatization has not only divided Ohioans, it has prompted some long-time public workers to call it a career. WOSU reports anxiety over the changes is causing a sharp increase in retirements.
For the first time since the 1990s, Ohio State University will offer retirement incentives to employees.
The Divisions of Columbus Police and Fire can expect more support next summer. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced two additional recruit classes that will begin later this year. But WOSU reports new recruits do not mean more personnel on the streets.
Columbus Public School system are now eligible for a new incentive plan. The school board approved a limited separation plan today in hopes of meeting its staffing goals and avoiding layoffs.