Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
The first heavy snowfall in the state has put Ohio harvests behind schedule after an already difficult growing season due to last winter’s brutal cold.
The calendar says winter is still a month away, but Central Ohio is dealing with its first winter storm of the season.
It may be in the upper 80s today, but the state and local communities are already thinking about the coming winter. And they’re looking at some bills for road salt that are stopping them cold.
Most parts of Central Ohio saw little accumulation, but it was enough to cover roads early Tuesday and slow the morning commute.
City and state leaders are spending a combined $5 million on new snow plows and road salt.
After being teased with a day of spring-like temperatures, Central Ohioans preparing for at least one more blast of winter.
Columbus was largely spared, but many areas south of the city had snow plows out and students at home after the latest winter storm.
Heavy overnight rain and melting snow have high water forcing the closure of several roads around Central Ohio.
Parts of winter-weary Ohio are getting more snow.
The department wanted to buy 150,000 tons of salt for communities and then have them to return the salt after they replenish their supplies. But no salt companies bid in the 10-day window that ended Friday.