Coming up on News 11 and wtol.com

State Representative Randy Gardner (From the state web site)
State Representative Randy Gardner (From the state web site)

Join us for these special events on WTOL 11 and wtol.com.

  • Web chat with State Rep. Randy Gardner from 5-6:30 p.m. -- He represents Wood County on all issues going to state legislature. Speak with him about state spending, education, healthcare, housing and urban revitalization, gambling, and more.
  • Severe weather special on tv at 8 p.m. with a simultaneous web chat. Ask questions and share stories with Robert Shiels and Chris Vickers.
  • More on Randy Gardner

    State Representative Randy Gardner was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2008 and is currently serving his tenth term as the representative for the 6th House District, which includes Wood County. He previously served in the House from 1985 to 2000 and in the state Senate from 2001 to 2008. He sits on may committees for the topics listed above.

    More on the severe weather special

    The Storm Track 11 weather team will have a severe weather special, "Safe From The Storm" tonight from 8 to 8:30 p.m. A web chat on severe weather with News 11 meteorologists will take place simultaneously on wtol.com.

    We will highlight many aspects of severe weather, including:

    - The difference between a watch and a warning
    - What to have in a severe weather kit
    - How early warning times have improved, and what those extra minutes mean for your safety

    Plus:

    What to do in a tornado warning when you are:

    - in a home with a basement
    - in a home without a basement
    - in an apartment complex
    - in an office building or school
    - large indoor areas like malls, movie theaters, sports venues
    - in a sports venue (we will show Fifth Third Field)
    - in a mobile home
    - outside
    - in a car