State officials offer safety tips for continued extreme winter weather

The National Weather Service reports that dangerously low temperatures and wind chills will continue to impact Ohio until Saturday. Temperatures are expected to rise to the 20s and 30s by the weekend. “When temperatures and wind chills are this extreme, it is safest to limit your time and exposure to the outdoor elements,” said Evan […]

Ohioans urged to ensure that insurance protection covers winter activities

Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor advises Ohioans to make important insurance considerations before indulging in their favorite winter activities to ensure they are covered if an unfortunate incident occurs. “Winter activities are a fun way to get outside and enjoy all Ohio has to offer,” Taylor said. “As you prepare to […]

Aqua Ohio offers tips for avoiding, dealing with frozen pipes

Aqua Ohio (Aqua) is encouraging its customers to take steps to prevent frozen pipes inside their homes during cold weather. “I think everyone will agree that last winter was one of the worst we’ve had to contend with in a long time,” said Aqua’s Area Manager Scott Ballenger. “We received hundreds of calls from customers […]

PUCO offers tips to stay prepared during winter weather

As temperatures continue to drop to extreme lows the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) reminds Ohioans of important home heating safety precautions and electric power outage preparation. PUCO’s five tips for safe home heating Have your furnace, vents, flues and chimneys inspected by a qualified repair person. This should be done once a year. […]

Ohio EMA offers tips for the extreme cold weather

With the state’s temperatures expected to be dangerously low through the weekend, state officials urge Ohioans to prepare themselves, their households and their vehicles for brutal winter weather. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) 24-hour wind chill temperature forecast, the majority of Ohio will experience wind chill temperatures -20 degrees. To help prepare for […]

State Fire Marshal urges Ohioans to be fire safe during extreme temperatures

As the temperatures across Ohio continue to dip to extreme lows, State Fire Marshal Larry L. Flowers is asking all residents to make sure their homes are fire safe.  Many fire incidents during this time of the year are preventable as long as Ohioans take the right precautions. “It may be tempting to use alternative […]

PUCO offers five tips for safe home heating

With the bitterly cold weather this week, it’s a good time for a reminder to safely heat your home. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) offers the following home heating safety reminders. Have your furnace, vents, flues and chimneys inspected by a qualified repair person. This should be done once a year. Never use […]

Cold Temps Force Delay to Hydrant Flushing

Aqua Ohio’s Marion Division announced Monday that hydrant flushing in the Village of Prospect scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday has been postponed. The work has been rescheduled for Monday and Tuesday of next week (November 24 and 25) between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. “Flushing is an important part of Aqua’s maintenance program but with […]

Older Ohioans at Increased Risk for Complications from Snow and Cold

The first significant snowfall of winter 2014-15 is on the ground in most of the state, and temperatures and wind chill are in record-low territory. The Ohio Department of Aging reminds all Ohioans that our bodies react differently to extreme conditions as we age. Among other factors, older adults are at higher risk because they […]

First Taste of Winter Weather a Reminder to Get Prepared

The forecast for the next several days looks more like January than November and is a not-so-subtle reminder that winter is coming. The Ohio Department of Aging joins the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness in promoting Nov. 16-22, 2014, as Winter Safety Awareness Week, and encourages older Ohioans and their caregivers to take steps […]