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12:08 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Governor Kasich: Ohio Should Allow More School Calamity Days

Republican state Reps. Tony Burkley and Brian Hill have introduced a plan to add four calamity days this year following a call from Gov. Kasich  who said many schools have exhausted their five allowable days off for snow or bad weather, or soon will. 

John Charlton at the Ohio Department of Education explains the Governor thinks many schools are going to exhaust the five calamity days now currently allowed by law. And Charlton says the hope is the extra calamity days will make it safer for school children.

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Extreme Weather
3:21 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Shelters Work To Get People Inside During Extreme Weather

Paul Whaley with the Salvation Army of Clark County staffed the Springfield emergency shelter overnight Sunday night.

With temperatures running dangerously low, workers from local shelters are working overtime to get people in off the streets. While hundreds in the Dayton area are experiencing homelessness, most have found a way to be inside.

The gym at the Salvation Army in downtown Springfield has been turned into a temporary warming center.

“If you don’t have to go out, don’t go out,” said a man who goes only by Dave. He was squatting at an empty house, and made plans to come to the warming center after he read the forecast in the paper.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Arctic Blast Shuts Schools In Ohio

Schools are closed all over the Miami Valley and the state as Ohioans braced for dangerously cold weather - and officials are warning people to stay inside if possible.

Ohio State University and the University of Toledo closed Monday, too, as temperatures in the state were expected to be the coldest in more than two decades.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Frigid Weather Hits Ohio

In the wake of the first winter storm of 2014, the state is expected to see its coldest temperatures in years.

Temperatures are in single digits to start the day throughout the state this morning, with wind chills well below zero.

After a warm up into double digits Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will dive back down, with highs throughout the state from only 0 to 5 for Monday. And it'll stay bitterly cold through most of next week.

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Developing
5:00 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Snow, Ice To Impact Both Morning and Afternoon Commutes, Close Schools UPDATED

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Updated 5 p.m.

A severe storm warning is still in effect through 1 a.m. Saturday. Brian Koniglio with the National Weather Service says storms this big are rare. 

"You wouldn’t have a storm like this more than like a couple times a year," he said. "Some years you don’t even have any like this."

It’s already snowed several inches, and Koniglio says snowfall will pick up after sunset.

Another four to six inches of accumulation are expected overnight. Travelers are advised to stay off the roads if possible.

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