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Expert: Drought Will Drive Up Ohio Food Prices

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A lack of rain is taking a toll around Ohio.
8:28AM
July
20, 2012

An agricultural economist says the lack of rain is sure to raise Ohio prices on meat, milk, and other food commodities.

Heat Pushes City To Open Cooling Centers, ODNR Issues Fire Warning

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Columbus area residents keep cool under spray fountains at Bi-Centennial Park downtown
8:15AM
June
29, 2012

City leaders are using public pools, fire hydrants, and “cooling centers” to help residents beat the heat.

Community Centers Provide Respite From Heat

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In the midst of a heatwave, city workers opened fire hydrants at several locations around Columbus, including this one at Linden Park, on July 20, 2011.
12:40PM
July
21, 2011

People in Columbus are trying to stay cool under an oppressive heat wave that seems to have stalled over much of the nation’s mid section. People are beating the heat in various ways.

Heat Dangers Lead To Fan Giveaway

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A heat advisory in Central Ohio leads to a call for more donated fans to give to lower-income and elderly residents.
3:55PM
July
11, 2011

A heat advisory in Central Ohio leads to a call for more donated fans to give to lower-income and elderly residents. Communications Director for Life Care Alliance, Michelle Jones says demand for fans started in the spring.

Columbus ERs Busy With Weather-Related Injuries

12:00AM
February
2, 2011

The ice, snow and wind have caused people to succumb to gravity. WOSU reports falls have caused increased visits to local emergency rooms.

Ohio Utility Crews Work To Restore Power

12:00AM
February
12, 2009

Utility crews are at work this morning restoring power from the latest storm to sweep through Central Ohio. For the third time in six months, American Electric Power and other utilities in the state are responding to storm-related power outages. Wind gusts of 60 miles per hour or higher blew down trees and power poles.

Ohio Braces For Mid-Winter Storm.

12:00AM
January
26, 2009

The National Weather Service says between 3 inches and 5 inches of snow could fall in southwest, central, and southeast Ohio beginning tonight through Wednesday. Meteorologist Dahrlie Woodrum says snow will arrive in Central Ohio early Tuesday morning as low pressure moves out of the Southern Great Plains.

Natural Deep Freeze Envelopes Ohio

12:00AM
January
16, 2009

Near record low temperatures are reported this morning across Ohio. Dayton and Marion report minus 14 degrees before dawn. Bolton field in southwest Columbus reports a minus 12 degree reading. The record low for the date at Port Columbus is minus 13 in 1977. Its Minus 9 this morning at Port Columbus.

City Doubles Wastewater Cleaning Capacity

Four fine screens extract solids for landfilling or incineration
12:00AM
December 17, 2007

Columbus officials were on hand Monday afternoon to see a new addition to the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant on South High Street. The $106 million facility doubles the city’s wastewater cleaning capacity.

National Weather Service Prepares to Expand Severe Weather Warning System

12:00AM
March
29, 2007

After successful tests in Ohio, the National Weather Service plans expansion of its “storm-based” warning system to the entire nation. Severe weather alerts will use common landmarks, highways, rivers and streams to warn the public of an approaching storm.