Area schools, some businesses closed today, call before you leave home

GALION — Area schools, including Galion, Colonel Crawford, Crestline and Northmor schools are closed today, as are Pioneer in Shelby and the Ohio State University at Mansfield and North Central State College in Ontario.

Also, dozens of area businesses are closed today, some have already announced delays or closures for Thursday, too.

Before you venture outside today to run errands or anything else, call your destination and see if they are open.

Also, don’t forget to check in on elderly neighbors or relatives to make sure they have plenty to eat and drink and blankets … just in case.

And bring your outdoor pets inside.

Keep checking social media for new closures and cancellations.