- Water crisis spreads from Medina to include county
- Buses fail to answer wake-up call, forcing some area schools to close again
- Ohioans have seen worst of deep freeze
- Akron center takes in homeless during extreme weather
- Wind chill warning expires across region Wednesday
- Arctic air eases its grip on much of the U.S.
- Area closings and delays
- Utilities urge customers to cut back on electricity and natural gas use
- Weather records fall as Arctic air impacts area
- Polar air brings single-digit cold to East, South
- Weekend weather expected to bring ‘heat wave’ to Akron area
- Akron postal worker finds body; man’s death appears to be weather related
- Region sets electricity consumption record twice on Tuesday
COLUMBUS: The state says at least three Ohio deaths are linked to dangerously cold weather that closed schools, caused power outages and broke water pipes.
Two of those deaths were in northwest Ohio. A 75-year-old man died of hypothermia in an Allen County home that reportedly lacked heat, and his wife was in critical condition, being treated for hypothermia. In Wauseon, a 90-year-old woman died after her car got stuck in snow and she tried to walk home.
The death of a 58-year-old man found near an abandoned Cleveland home also was attributed to exposure.
Causes hadn’t been confirmed in at least three more deaths: an Akron man found in his driveway, a man found on a frozen lake in Guernsey County and a woman at a trailer park near Athens.