Donna Smith


Jackson Township was set to celebrate Halloween trick or treat on Sunday but rainy, windy weather kept most trick-or-treaters inside.



As the east coast prepares for Hurricane Sandy, Ohio continues to feel the wind and rain associated with this dangerous storm. On Monday morning, weather officials issued a high wind warning and flood watch for the Akron/Canton area.



The Weather Channel is reporting that Sandy will come ashore on Monday night at the New Jersey coast. Some airports have closed, flights have been cancelled and power companies are expecting numerous outages.  Cold rain and wind will impact our area for the next few days.



It is best to keep the trick-or-treaters inside and enjoy your own candy this year. The National Weather Service in Cleveland is expecting high winds between 35 and 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.  They are warning residents to prepare for widespread power outages in the Northeast Ohio area. 



It seems that Halloween will be scary enough this year as we struggle to get through this historical storm.