250-thousand Ohioans are still without power and some schools are closed or delayed as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy brought high winds and snow to some parts of the state overnight. Columbus-based American Electric Power says three-thousand Central Ohio customers were without service overnight, with no word on when it would be restored.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers tips on how to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and other tropical storms. Sandy is expected to be especially disastrous when it merges with a winter storm system, bringing powerful winds, rain, snow and storm surge along the Eastern Seaboard.
Before the hurricane:
— Know your surroundings and whether your home is in a flood prone area. Determine where you would go — and how you would get there — if you were ordered to evacuate
A federal judge has denied a request to immediately reinstate two Democratic Montgomery County Board of Elections officials fired by Ohio's Republican Secretary of State. Walter Rice says Dennis Lieberman and Thomas Ritchie failed to identify that a fundamental right had been violated by their removal. Secretary of State Jon Husted accused them of violating state law by voting to approve weekend early voting hours. The two say they wanted to make the voting process as open as possible.