The nation's unemployment rate could fall below 7 percent nationally in under two years, according to an economic forecast developed in Cleveland. This also means interest rates will likely stay low for a while.
A quick moving system brought snow to the Miami Valley overnight with some places seeing as much as 3 inches of accumulation. Many area schools are on 2-hour delays this morning, as well as some closures, and several problems have been reported on the roadways. WYSO reports the latest traffic problems every 10 minutes at 91.3 FM.
The state's Department of Commerce says the end of the year is a good time for Ohioans to closely examine their cable television bills for any upcoming rate increases.
Commerce officials say many cable companies raise rates at the beginning of a year. Ohio law requires cable providers to give consumers written notice of any rate increase 30 days in advance. Those notifications could appear on November or December bills.
Commerce Director Andre Porter says some providers also may offer holiday or promotional pricing to attract new subscribers.
Low-income Ohioans can start signing up for Medicaid coverage online, along with those who are newly eligible under an expansion of the health program.
The online enrollment option being launched today is part of a new state system. Residents also can learn about what type of health coverage could be available to them through the new website, www.benefits.ohio.gov.
Ohioans who are newly eligible for Medicaid under an expansion of the program can apply for coverage that begins on Jan. 1.