Ohio in winter is generally unpleasant, but not nearly as bad as our local newscasters would have you believe.
The other night, they spent twenty minutes yammering on about how cold and/or snowy it is in various cities across the state. One reporter went so far as to stick a yardstick in a snow drift to show just how dire the situation was. I'm sorry, but five inches (or as she reported it, "nearly six inches") of snow isn't enough for me to start freaking out about armageddon. Then there was a segment on various traffic problems caused by the cold and/or snow, complete with person-in-the-street interviews. Maybe traffic wouldn't be so bad if the news crews would get off the road and let people drive.
Perhaps it was a slow news night, but I am pretty certain there are some fairly serious things happening elsewhere in the world (in, for example, I dunno, maybe the Gaza strip). Hell, at the very least they could have talked about how cold and/or snowy it is in another state, like Minnesota or North Dakota . . .