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 economic stimulus plan being promoted by Governor Strickland and Republican legislative leaders would take hundreds of millions of dollars from tobacco education efforts.
Ohio has sold some of its future payments from the nationwide tobacco settlement. State leaders say senior citizens and Ohio’s schools are the big winners from that sale.
Ohio is looking at making changes to the money coming into the state from the multi billion dollar settlement with tobacco companies.