Snow Day http://wyso.org en Ohio House Approves More Snow Days For Schools http://wyso.org/post/ohio-house-approves-more-snow-days-schools <p>Many school districts will likely have to lengthen their calendars this year, but state lawmakers have voted to give them a bit of a break. The Ohio House voted on a bill Wednesday that allows four calamity days that don’t have to be made up, but teachers have a different deal.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:57:34 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 46139 at http://wyso.org Ohio House Approves More Snow Days For Schools Bill To Extend Snow Days Stalls In Ohio House http://wyso.org/post/bill-extend-snow-days-stalls-ohio-house <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The Ohio House has held off taking a formal vote on a plan to let schools take up to four additional days off this year because of the season's extreme weather.</span></p><p>At issue is a disagreement over how many days to allow. House Speaker Bill Batchelder says <span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">members plan to take an additional week to continue to work on the number of days in the proposal and review its costs.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:38:41 +0000 Associated Press & Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 45858 at http://wyso.org Bill To Extend Snow Days Stalls In Ohio House Heavy Snow Has Ohio Seeking More Road Salt http://wyso.org/post/heavy-snow-has-ohio-seeking-more-road-salt <p>Local governments in Ohio might get some help soon replenishing their dwindling road salt supplies.</p><p>The snow started early in Ohio and hasn't stopped yet, leading to a shortage of salt for treating roads. The Ohio Department of Transportation is nearing its purchasing limit on four contracts negotiated last summer with suppliers to provide the salt for the state and for local governments.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:15:56 +0000 Associated Press 45502 at http://wyso.org Heavy Snow Has Ohio Seeking More Road Salt