Columbus police say a double murder suspect was shot and wounded Wednesday by officers near Parsons Avenue and Kossuth Street. He was taken into custody shortly after the killings.
The state fire marshal’s office says fires killed 15 children in Ohio last year and have claimed 11 young lives in just the first two months of 2015.
Ohio education officials say school districts can have additional time to complete standardized testing due to bad winter weather.
After bitter cold on Monday, temperatures plummeted even more overnight. In the northern Union County village of Richwood, the National Weather Service reported an overnight low of -18 degrees.
Forecasts call for a Monday high near 10 degrees in Columbus, with temperatures sinking to -5 Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Columbus City Schools opted to keep students at home on Tuesday. Most districts in Ross, Fayette, and Fairfield counties were also closed or delayed.
Forecasts call for snow Monday and cold temperatures through the week.
Columbus City Schools and most other local districts delayed or cancelled classes Monday after heavy overnight snowfall.
Forecasts call for a low of -7 Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The wind chill could make that feel as cold as -22.
Columbus City Schools and most other local school districts opted to cancel classes on Tuesday after several inches of snow blanketed the region.
With a milder winter predicted, experts say heating costs should be lower for most Ohioans.