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The American Red Cross Northwest Ohio Region has provided assistance to hundreds of local families following the tornadoes and storms that struck Sunday.More >
The American Red Cross Northwest Ohio Region has provided assistance to hundreds of local families following the tornadoes and storms that struck Sunday. Red Cross staff and volunteers are providing meals, emotional support, connection to community resources, and more. More >
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:16:08 GMT
(WMC) - A 32-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran attacked and beaten in what might be a hate crime. Investigators say several men jumped Ralph Weems in a parking lot in West Point, Mississippi. One manMore >
A 32-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran was attacked and beaten in what might be a hate crime. More >
Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:08:23 GMT
A Civil War soldier is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death.More >
A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil...More >
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Traffic closures and delays:
-Seaman between Stadium and Wynn
-Intersection of Coy and Curtice
-Starr between Lallendorf and Wynn (through Pearson Park)
-Lallendorf between Navarre and Starr
-Wynn between Starr Exit and Seaman
-SR 634 from 114 to 613
-SR 114 from 694 to 66
-Talmadge Road blocked from Monroe Street to Laskey Road
-Intersection of Holloway Road and Spring Meadows Drive
-Summit Street just before 101st Street
-Cousineau Road between Victory and Bellitare
-Erie, MI: Luna Pier Road between Bay Creek and South Dixie Highway
-Erie, MI: Erie Road between Manhattan and Telegraph
All lanes on northbound I-75 between SR 582 and I-475 are now open in Wood County. SR 199 between Five Point Road and Roachton Road is open, along with Wales Road between Broadway Road and Drouillard Road.
Many intersections do not have working traffic lights. If you come across one, remember to treat it as a four-way stop.
A spokesman for First Energy says they expect to have a majority of customers who lost power on Sunday to be back in service by midnight Tuesday.
Hans Rosebrock says 24,000 customers were affected by the severe storm, and they're working to bring as many customers back into service as quickly as possible. All available crews are out in the field, and he says the company is getting some outside help.
"We look at areas in our service territory where we can bring the largest block of customers back in the quickest, and we whittle it down from there. We have some mutual aid pacts with sister First Energy companies, as well as companies from Michigan and private contractors," explained Rosebrock.
He says it's possible it will take a little longer to restore all service in harder hit areas, such as Wood County.
Toledo Edison customers without power because of the storm can get two bags of ice and two gallons of water at no charge from any of the participating Kroger or Churchill's stores below:
--Kroger 1094 N. Main St. Bowling Green, Ohio
--Kroger 3301 Navarre Ave. Oregon, Ohio
--Kroger 1920 Woodville Rd. Oregon, Ohio
--Walt Churchill's Market 26625 N. Dixie Hwy Perrysburg, Ohio
With many households still without power in the area, some people may be looking into using some alternative means to heat their homes during the power outage. Lt. Matt Hertzfeld with Toledo Fire and Rescue is urging people to use caution if they plan to use a kerosene heater.
"We've had fires where folks would fill a kerosene heater with something other than kerosene, and it's happened where they've used gasoline," he said. "Make sure you have ventilation, keep a window partially open because you are burning fuel and that can produce toxic fumes."
Hertzfeld is urging people to not try to heat their home by turning on the kitchen stove, and if someone plans to use a wood burning stove, make sure the chimney vent pipes are clean. He also says an outage is a good time to check batteries on smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
The American Red Cross opened a shelter at Cedar Creek Church at 29129 Lime City Road in Perrysburg at 7 p.m. Monday for residents affected by the storm.
-AEP: Officials say that at 9 p.m. last night, approximately 33,500 of their customers were without power. As of 10 a.m. that number dropped to around 7,800. AEP says the majority of those without power are in the Paulding County area.
-Putnam County: 161
-Consumer Energy: Power in Lenawee County might not be completely restored to all of its customers until Friday.