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Kasich approves extra calamity days
Other headlines: Columbus mumps outbreak spreads; High court orders ODNR to respond to flooding complaints
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Columbus mumps outbreak spreads
  • High court orders ODNR to respond to flooding complaints
  • Prospects poor for Kasich's tax plan
  • Middleburg Hts. man shot by deputies identified
  • Kasich approves extra calamity days
    Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill giving Ohio schools four extra calamity days.

    Kasich was surrounded today by fifth-grade students from a northern Ohio Elementary School.

    Snow, ice and bone-chilling temperatures led many districts to exhaust the school year's five allowable calamity days.

    The bill lets districts use the additional calamity days only after holding school on four other scheduled days off, such as holidays or during vacations.

    Districts can continue to make up missed days through 30-minute increments tacked onto regularly scheduled days. They also have the option of using work-at-home "blizzard bags" and online lessons.

    The law takes effect immediately.


    High court orders ODNR to respond to flooding complaints
    The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the state to respond to complaints by landowners near Ohio's largest inland lake that compensation for flooding losses has been delayed again.

    At issue is how fast the Department of Natural Resources has responded to a court order to compensate 87 landowners near Grand Lake St. Mary’s in western Ohio.

    The landowners, almost all farmers, argue the state is revoking previous good faith financial offers and saying it will make newer and lower offers.

    The court today ordered an April 30 hearing to hear the state's response.


    Columbus mumps outbreak spreads
    Health officials say 52 of the 69 mumps cases now confirmed in a central Ohio outbreak have been linked to Ohio State University.

    Columbus Public Health reports that the people infected with the contagious viral illness include 41 Ohio State students and six staff members.

    Those infected range in age from 4 to 55. The cases span from early January to this week.

    Health officials are urging Columbus residents to make sure they have received two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.


    Prospects poor for Kasich's tax plan
    Governor John Kasich’s proposed tax overhaul is receiving the cold shoulder in the statehouse.  The Columbus Dispatch reports that lawmakers say they may not take up parts of the bill until after the November elections.

    Kasich is proposing raising the severance tax on oil and gas drillers to 2.75 percent of profits, House Republicans back a half-percent lower rate.

    Kasich also wants to boost the commercial activities tax and raise taxes on cigarettes to pay for cuts in Ohio’s personal income tax.

    Some Conservative lawmakers say those cuts should be paid for through cuts in state spending.


    Middleburg Hts. man shot by deputies identified
    Authorities have identified a man shot and killed by sheriff's deputies while serving a warrant in suburban Cleveland.

    The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office says 65-year-old Israel Rondon was killed Tuesday afternoon when deputies from the Cuyahoga County sheriff's office went to serve a warrant at his home in Middleburg Heights.

    Investigators are still questioning witnesses to determine what happened.

    Rondon was wanted for an alleged probation violation for assault on a police officer and carrying a concealed weapon.

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