Thu July 5, 2012
Power Out for More Than 200,000 Ohio Residents
Ohio officials say more than 200,000 residents around the state are still without power days after two weekend thunderstorms left many in the dark.
The Ohio Emergency Management Agency released new figures Wednesday afternoon that add several thousand customers from Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives to the tally. The bulk of the outages still belong to customers of American Electric Power.
Dayton Power & Light is reporting just a handful of outages in the listening area now and plan to have it all back online by this evening.
Ohio is under state and federal emergency declarations following the storms, which originally knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of residents in the state.