Yesterday our new Governor provided some words of wisdom about the weather to winter-weary Ohioans. As usual, Marc Kovac captures it all.

Here’s the advice Kasich provided:

If you don’t have to drive, don’t.

Secondly, if you have to go out because you don’t have enough food – go out, stock up. Do not be eating things that have been sitting in the refrigerator for two weeks. We don’t want anybody getting sick.

Thirdly, if you do have to drive somewhere, make sure you have the kind of clothes in the car that you need.

And fourthly, there is a significant possibility of significant outages. And, if you’re going to experience outages, temperatures are going to drop. So, if you need to go somewhere, to a neighbor or whatever, you’re going to need to prepare – extra blankets, some candles – I’m not a big fan of candles, but uh, make sure you can control them and blow them out. But we just need to be prepared like the old Boy Scouts motto: “be prepared.”

Great advice, John. I feel so much more prepared now.

p.s. I’m very much looking forward to the response from Ohio’s candle making trade organization.