An Amish boy is pulled through a snowy field Saturday on Firestone Road near New London Eastern Road in Spencer Township. (Andrew Dolph | Staff Photographer)
A weekend winter storm blanketed northern Ohio with up to a foot of snow, including Medina County.
Authorities urged people to stay indoors and off the streets for safety reasons. The Medina County Sheriffâ€™s Office issued a Level 2 snow alert for the county on Friday night. It was lifted around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Many municipalities, including Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth, had snow parking bans in effect to allow snow plows to clear roads.
Police spokespeople in the countyâ€™s three cities said there were few accidents Saturday.
A Medina police spokeswoman said there were six or so accidents from midnight Friday until Saturday afternoon.
A Wadsworth police spokesman said the roads werenâ€™t too bad and there were just a few reports of accidents and cars off roads. A Brunswick police spokeswoman said conditions seemed to be worse Friday than Saturday.
The National Weather Service recorded snowfalls in the county by Saturday night ranged from 7Â½ inches in Medina to 10 inches in Hinckley Township. Brunswick received 9 inches and Seville got 8 inches, the National Weather Service Web site said.