September 30, 2014

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Gov. Kasich visits Canton, reassures power outage victims

CANTON — Gov. John Kasich has told Ohio storm victims they should be “good to go” with power again by mid-weekend.

Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor stopped Thursday night at the Canton Memorial Civic Center to visit people being sheltered at the arena and banquet center because they have no electricity at home.

Canton, which is in Northeast Ohio, has been hit hard by outages from an ice storm earlier in the week.

More than 27,000 Ohio homes and businesses still had no power Friday morning, including 11,000 American Electric Power customers in Canton and the surrounding county. AEP expects full restoration by late Saturday.

The governor announced that AEP has donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross for its efforts to provide shelter and other help to those with no power.