An Ohio proposal would let high school seniors be excused from certain school days their district must make up because of weather-related closures.
Under the Senate bill, districts could let seniors skip the make-up days if they are slated to occur after their scheduled graduation ceremonies. The bill, which was introduced last week, would only apply to the current school year.
Many schools have exhausted their five allowable days off for snow or bad weather, meaning they have to extend the school year with makeup days.
The bitterly cold winter is making things tougher for Ohio growers - and that could translate to higher food prices later in the year.
The sub-zero temperatures have caused Ohio wine-grape, blackberry and peach growers to lose much of this year's crop, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
The value of the crops lost to the cold weather hasn't been determined. Laboratories are analyzing grapevines, blackberry canes and strawberry plants for damage. And, of course, the winter is not over yet.
Ohio's senators want to meet with the U.S. energy secretary to promote a uranium enrichment project in southern Ohio.
Sens. Rob Portman, a Republican and Cleveland Democrat Sherrod Brown recently wrote jointly to Secretary Ernest Moniz, saying they'd like to get a project progress update, discuss its future, and ask how they can help the Department of Energy.