Officials in Columbus and Dayton Dayton are aiming to capitalize on backlash against a religious-objections law in neighboring Indiana that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.
An ice storm has left hundreds of thousands in the dark in Ohio and has closed schools in many of the state’s largest districts.
The ice that’s coating much of Ohio has led to power outages affecting thousands and has prompted schools to tell students to stay home.
Thousands of Ohio homes and businesses have no power because of thunderstorms that tore through the state with winds as strong as 75 mph.
Utility and road crews face storm clean-up task again as major winter storm moves into Scioto and Muskingum watersheds.
Winds gusted all afternoon on Wednesday, at times to 50 miles per hour. People in tall buildings likely can feel them sway as skyscrapers are designed to withstand high winds. WOSU’s Mandie Trimble interviewed Liz Christopher, a Nationwide Insurance employee, who on Twitter noted the effects that Wednesday’s windy weather had on the building and her stomach. Click the above player to listen to the interview.
As many as 6,000 Fairfield County residents remain without electricity after this week’s snow and ice storm. The Red Cross has opened a shelter. And the sheriff’s department and emergency management officials are checking on people who ask for assistance.
More winter weather with additional snow and ice accumulations is in store for Ohio today. The storm has forced closure of Ohio State University Columbus, Marion and Mansfield campuses, North Central State College, and the Med Central College of Nursing are all closed.
We now have an estimate of storm damage from the 70 mile an hour winds that pummeled Ohio September 14th.
Many families lost food last week after remnants of Hurricane Ike caused power outages. And for those living pay check to pay check losing groceries is tough. WOSU reports the Mid-Ohio Food Bank is helping out.
As Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman looks ahead to the November budget, city council voted last night to take money out of its rainy day fund to fill a $10 million gap in its budget. WOSU spoke with the mayor to find out how the wind storm impacted the city’s pocketbook.