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Snow removal costs state $13 million in overtime
Other headlines: Ohio Supreme Court rules with tenants on guests safety; Parking scooters on sidewalks could soon be legal in Ohio
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Ohio Supreme Court rules with tenants on guests safety
  • Parking scooters on sidewalks could soon be legal in Ohio
  • Snow removal costs state $13 million in overtime
    All of the overtime the state of Ohio is paying crews to keep roads cleared during this snowy winter may cut into road construction projects later this year.

    The Ohio Department of Transportation says the overtime comes from the agency's $2.8 billion overall budget, meaning less money for other needs later.

    This winter, the agency has spent more than $13 million on overtime for statewide snow removal so far, $3 million more than all of last year.

    Ohio's total cost for keeping roads clear so far this winter has been nearly $86 million  -   far higher than during the mild winter two years ago.


    Ohio Supreme Court rules with tenants on guests safety 
    The Ohio Supreme Court has found that landlords must provide a safe environment to guests of their tenants.

    The unanimous decision resolves a conflict in two lower appeals courts that reached different conclusions in similar cases.

    Today's decision says that state law requires landlords to do whatever is reasonably necessary to keep their properties in a "safe and sanitary condition."

    Previously, the 9th District Court of Appeals in Akron found that a landlord's responsibilities didn't extend to guests.

    That conflicted with a finding by a Columbus Appeals court in a case involving a teenager who fell through a glass panel at the bottom of an unlit staircase.

    That court found that the landlord breached his duties and was liable for her injuries.


    Parking scooters on sidewalks could soon be legal in Ohio
    Ohioans could park certain motor scooters and motorized cycles on sidewalks under a proposal slated to be voted on Wednesday by state representatives.

    Current Ohio law bans vehicles from parking on sidewalks, while allowing bicycles. The proposal would let people park motor scooters or certain motorbikes on sidewalks, as long they do not impede the flow of pedestrian traffic.

    The state Senate passed an earlier version of the bill.

    State Sen. Bill Seitz of Cincinnati sponsored the measure after hearing about the parking struggles of his law partner. He has said the change could encourage people to commute in more energy-efficient ways.

    The measure also would let people drive their historical vehicles on public roads and highways when traveling to and from locations for maintenance.

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