There is a way to prevent government shutdowns. A change in U.S. law would keep federal workers on the job and ensure that treasured sites stay open during a budget fight, instead of becoming political pawns.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gas prices around Ohio have dipped further as the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its second week.
A gallon of regular gas was averaging $3.22 in Ohio in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 11 cents cheaper than a week ago and 54 cents less than a year ago.
Monday's national average was about $3.35, a nickel less than a week ago. It's 46 cents cheaper than the national average at this time last year.
The downward trend is expected to continue if the budget impasse and government shutdown drag on, reducing demand for energy and resulting in lower fuel prices. That would be a boon for drivers but also signal a weak economy.
While there is a collective sigh of relief in Peninsula now that the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Scenic Railroad are open again, the financial damage has been done.
Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's promised signature.
The Senate has voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.
The reopening of national parks will be good news to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, which will continue the popular "Ales on Rails" for Cleveland Beer Week, but the shutdown may keep brews made specifically for beer week out of Ohio.
Even if the government shutdown ends soon, there are many people in northeast Ohio who have gone without paychecks. With that in mind, some financial institutions are lending a hand to help.
Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day's end.
WEWS-TV Political Analyst Dr. Tom Sutton looks at the political battle over the government shutdown.
Time growing desperately short, Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big attempt by House Republicans abruptly collapsed.
It seems like every day we're hearing about a new way the government shutdown is impacting us in northwest Ohio. As it drags out, you can expect more effects on your life in both small and big ways.