July 29, 2014

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Some still without power in Northeast Ohio

Thousands of Northeast Ohio homes and businesses remain without electricity as crews work to restore power knocked out by stormy weather early last week, including dozens in Avon Lake.

Just 18 homes and businesses in Avon Lake remained without electricity this morning due to superstorm Sandy. Five customers in Avon also were without power.

Buildings that had their power restored in Avon Lake included Lakeshore United Methodist Church. According to the Lorain County Board of Elections, it was the last polling place in the county to be out of power, so all county voters will be able to vote at their regular locations.

FirstEnergy reported about 12,000 customers in Ohio with no power Sunday, mostly in Cleveland and its suburbs.

Cleveland officials have warned residents to watch for downed wires that could be a safety risk. A 12-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition after touching a power line brought down by the storm.

The city urged people to skip traditional trick-or-treating as a safety precaution and instead take children to “Big City Boo” celebrations at local recreation centers this weekend.