Post Office Jobs, Snow and Frigid Air, When Your Child Should Stay Home

The Northern Ohio District of the United States Postal Service is announcing new opportunities for employment in the United States Postal Service. The City Carrier Assistant (CCA) is a new category of non-career employee with a path to possible future employment as a career letter carrier. CCAs are appointed for a term of 360 calendar days and may be reappointed for another 360-day term after a five-day break in service. From January 23 - 28, 2013, online applications will be accepted for CCA positions. The positions entail all the duties normally performed by a city letter carrier. Salary and limited benefits include $15.00 an hour, paid vacation days, and eligibility for health care benefits as required by law or after the first 360-day term. @

Snow will continue to come off of the lake producing snow showers east of Cleveland into Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula county. As the wind has diminished the Lake Effect Snow Warning has been canceled for most of the area. Expect the frigid air to remain with wind chills as cold as 10 below today. The lake effect pattern will end Thursday afternoon before the next system brings widespread light snow showers Friday.

TODAY: Frigid with lake effect snow showers bringing an additional 1-4". Otherwise mostly cloudy and blustery. High: 16 with wind chills up to 10 below. Wind: W at 10-20 mph

TONIGHT: Blustery and still frigid. Mostly cloudy with a few snow showers. Low: 14 Wind: SW at 15-20 mph

THURSDAY: Snow showers ending in the morning, dry and frigid afternoon. High: 20

Children often get colds, but when they are not feeling well enough to participate in their normal daily activities or not alert enough to learn or play, they are too sick to go to school, an expert advises. "Young children's immune systems haven't learned to recognize and resist most common viruses," Dr. Robert Key, a family physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Prairie du Chien, Wis., said in a Mayo news release. "That's why, until they're 8 or so, kids seem to bring home everything that's making the rounds at school. Children can typically have six to 10 colds per year." Click here for other signs that kids should stay home from school.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager