Ohio residents living south of Columbus are under a Winter Storm Warning.
The forecast for areas like Chillicothe, Athens, Ironton and Cincinnati calls for up to a foot of snow later today and tomorrow.
Milder temperatures are expected to return this weekend and officials will be keeping tabs on the Vermilion River.
Vermilion residents have been warned to watch for flooding as snow melts and ice breaks downriver. A thaw last winter caused the Vermilion River to rise over its banks flooding an entire neighborhood.
The city of Norwalk will soon add a new piece of equipment to its fleet.
Last night, city council approved a lease-purchase agreement for a new mini-Bobcat excavator. The cost: just over $80,000.
Embattled Put-in-Bay police chief Ric Lampela has been placed on paid leave.
Last week, after a lengthy investigation, Lampela was charged with four misdemeanors, all tied to allegations of misconduct. Among the allegations: Lampela held a gun to an employee’s head in 2012, and covered up allegations that a police cadet was raped in 2003. He’s also accused of lying to investigators. He’s due in court March 25th. Put-in-Bay officials are searching for an acting police chief to oversee the department.
Cedar Point is set to hire more than 5,000 workers, for the park’s summer season.
The first interview session will be held between 9 and 3 this Saturday, at Breakers Express on Cedar Point Drive. More than 70 different types of jobs are available, including positions in rides, food and beverage, games, maintenance, security and more. To apply, fill out a job application online at cedarpoint.com/jobs, before going to the interview session. Cedar Point’s 2015 season begins May 9th.
State Representative Steve Kraus has announced plans to hold district office hours this weekend in Ottawa and Erie counties.
Kraus will be at the Port Clinton Public Library between 10 and noon Saturday, and at the Huron Public Library from 1 until 3 Sunday. No appointments are necessary.
A reminder…Today’s statewide tornado drill has been moved to 9:50 Friday morning.
Ohio is getting a new area code.
The 380 area code will be introduced in Central Ohio. That’s because phone numbers for the existing 614 area code are expected to run out next year. Also making its debut…the 220 area code, which is being intertwined with the existing 740 area code.
Supporters of a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio are hoping their second draft meets the state’s approval.
ResponsibleOhio submitted new ballot language to Attorney General Mike DeWine yesterday after their initial writing was rejected for not being fair and truthful. The group still needs to collect more than 300-thousand signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.