A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.
Tens of thousands of Ohioans are still without power after Superstorm Sandy brought high winds and the season’s first snow to some parts of the state overnight.
An agricultural economist says the lack of rain is sure to raise Ohio prices on meat, milk, and other food commodities.
City leaders are using public pools, fire hydrants, and “cooling centers” to help residents beat the heat.
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.
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.
The ice, snow and wind have caused people to succumb to gravity. WOSU reports falls have caused increased visits to local emergency rooms.
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.
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.
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.
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.