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.
Ohio parents have been spending millions on school supplies and equipment for their children, plus an extra six per cent or so on top of that for state and local sales taxes. A newly-formed taxpayers group is hoping that, before the start of next school year, there will be a three-day sales tax holiday, but Ohio legislators have been cool to the idea for several years.
Thousands of Ohio educators and policy makers are shopping for equipment and educational supplies at the annual Ohio School Boards Association conference. Educators walked from booth to booth at the convention looking for new technology ideas for the classroom. Vendors showcased products that they say will help students learn and achieve.