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.
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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.
At issue is a disagreement over how many days to allow. House Speaker Bill Batchelder says members plan to take an additional week to continue to work on the number of days in the proposal and review its costs.
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Local governments in Ohio might get some help soon replenishing their dwindling road salt supplies.
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.
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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.
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