National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.
Near record low temperatures are reported this morning across Ohio. Dayton and Marion report minus 14 degrees before dawn. Bolton field in southwest Columbus reports a minus 12 degree reading. The record low for the date at Port Columbus is minus 13 in 1977. Its Minus 9 this morning at Port Columbus.
After successful tests in Ohio, the National Weather Service plans expansion of its “storm-based” warning system to the entire nation. Severe weather alerts will use common landmarks, highways, rivers and streams to warn the public of an approaching storm.