Spring-like severe weather hit Ohio early, Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 18-24

Spring officially begins on March 20, 2018, but Ohio and other states in the Midwest received a good dose of spring-like severe weather last month. Continuous heavy rains and severe storms started on February 18, causing many Ohio rivers to flood and crest well above their flood stages. Flooding occurred in multiple Ohio counties, most […]

Aqua Ohio offers tips to help avoid and deal with frozen pipes

Aqua Ohio (Aqua) is encouraging its customers to take steps to prevent frozen pipes inside their homes during cold weather. “With the recent cold snap, we’ve started receiving calls from customers with frozen pipes,” said Aqua’s Area Manager Scott Ballenger. “Aqua wants to make sure they know what they can do to prevent pipes from […]

ODOT gears up for season’s first “winter blast”

To prepare for this weekend’s first winter blast of ice and snow, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is pre-treating interstates, state and US routes, ramps and bridges in between peak travel times. Forecasters are calling for between one and two inches of snow in Marion County on Saturday. Pre-treating is a mixture of water […]

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center: This Winter, La Nin᷈a is a potential ‘wildcard’

Will Ohio have another mild winter like the last two, or will Mother Nature deal the Buckeye State a cold, cruel blast of winter weather? The experts are not sure. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, La Nin᷈a may emerge for the second time as “the biggest wildcard” in […]

Following severe weather, Attorney General DeWine warns of storm-chaser scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned consumers to beware of home repair scams following the severe weather that hit Ohio this week. “If you have downed trees, a damaged roof, or other storm damage, be wary of people who unexpectedly show up at your door offering services,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Some con artists […]

Patrol offers tips and warnings about driving in winter weather

Winter weather can lead to dangerous driving conditions. The Bucyrus Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol urges motorists to consider the following tips on how to drive cautiously, what to do in the event of a crash, and what items to keep in your trunk for your own safety. In the event of inclement […]

La Nin᷈a may bring colder, snowier winter; Winter Safety Awareness Week is November 13-19

Last year, thanks to El Niño, Ohio and other Midwestern states had a pretty mild winter. But this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, La Nin᷈ a will influence winter conditions, bringing wetter, cooler conditions to the northern United States. Forecasters say La Nin᷈ a will bring more […]

Fall colors gaining momentum throughout Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites Ohioans to view fall’s brilliant colors as the state reaches the height of leaf peeping season. Don’t miss the opportunity to also celebrate Earth Science Week, designed to engage young people and others regarding Ohio’s collection of natural wonders, landforms and resources. “Color is definitely now beginning […]

As temperatures hit 90’s this week, Ohioans urged to take precautions against the heat

Forecasted high temperatures and high humidity across Ohio this week could deliver a potentially dangerous heat wave across the state. Thus the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is urging residents, especially the very young, individuals with chronic medical conditions and the elderly, to use extra care in avoiding heat-related stress. “This type of heat can […]

Area tornado sirens to be tested Saturday

On Saturday, April 9, 2016 at noon, Marion County’s tornado sirens will be tested for maintenance purposes. The Marion County Central Dispatch Center will activate the tornado sirens so that the city and county fire departments can verify if sirens are working properly. Sirens that aren’t working properly will then be looked at by repair […]