Jerry Kenney

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio officials have approved spending another $2 million on road salt to replenish supplies used during the long, snowy winter.

The state Controlling Board on Monday granted the request from the Ohio Department of Transportation was for more than $2 million to buy about 30,000 tons of salt from Cargill De-Icing Technology Inc. and Morton Salt Inc. 

Documents show the state is paying about $73.88 per ton for 20,000 tons from Cargill, and $56.75 a ton for another 10,000 tons from Morton.

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As the Miami Valley continues to get pummeled with winter storms, the near-record amount of snow and ice creates multiple problems for public works departments.

“We’ve been pretty much doing winter since the middle of November, and every other week we’ve been dealing with a snow, or snow and ice event,” said Fred Stovall, Dayton’s Public Works director.

School and Business Closings-January 3, 2014

Jan 3, 2014

Bitterly cold temperatures are settling in across the Miami Valley in the wake of a winter storm that left 4-6 inches of snow across the region. Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Clinton, and Butler counties are among the areas in the Miami Valley under a level 1 snow emergency, meaning roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Many school and businesses remain closed or are operating on delays today. From our partners at WHIO:

The entire Miami Valley is under a Winter Weather advisory today, with 2-4 inches of snow accumulation expected. Snow is expected to remain steady throughout the day and taper towards the evening hours. Much colder weather will be behind the snow. Lows tonight will be in the lower single digits. Another system could bring more wintry weather for the weekend. While it's too soon to tell exact amounts, it's likely more snow accumulation is on its way. From our partners at WHIO

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for January 30, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney talks with Pastor Mike Slaughter with Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City about their efforts in Sudan.

-A Miami Valley StoryCorps Interview between Alyce Jenkins & Dorothy Scott

-A commentary from Julie Zickefoose about Snow Days