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Northeast Ohio travel continues pretty smoothly
Other noon headlines: Willard evacuation, fracking e-mails, Obama and Ohio, Ohio State-Michigan
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
Depending on your destination, flying out of Northeast Ohio has been relatively painless.
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In The Region:
  • Travel is still pretty smooth in Northeast Ohio
  • Willard evacuation still in effect 
  • State is ordered to release e-mails in fracking case
  • Obama hits bottom in Quinnipiac Poll
  • Ohio State, Michigan and six packs
  • Travel is still pretty smooth in Northeast Ohio
    The winter storm has so far gone pretty easy on Northeast Ohio travelers. Both Cleveland-Hopkins and Akron-Canton airports say they’re seeing only a few delays, and those are linked to destinations, not because of problems here.

    Michele Dynia at Hopkins says the day is expected to get better, not worse.

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    “A lot of it depends on where they’re going. Here, we don’t anticipate any delays with our weather. We’re forecasted 1-3 inches today, but we’re expecting more in the 1-inch than the 3-inch range.”

    She says United and some of the other airlines had waived fees to rebook to encourage people to fly out yesterday instead of waiting for today.

    Kristie Van Auken says the picture is much the same at Akron Canton, and advises flyers to download airline apps to keep up with changes.

    Today the third busiest flying day of the year. No. 1 is Sunday, and No. 2 is Saturday.

    Willard evacuation still in effect 
    More than 400 people remain out of their homes in Willard, a small city south of Sandusky. They were evacuated after a rail car sprang a leak of what’s believed to be styrene monomer, which is used to make rubber and plastic products and is highly flammable. The city says people may be kept away from their homes as late as tomorrow.

    State is ordered to release e-mails in fracking case
    An appeals court has ordered the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to release public records in a court fight over fracking waste.

    The city of Warren and Patriot Water Treatment want to treat the brine and other wastewater at the city’s sewage-treatment plant, then release it into waterways. It’s a move the state has blocked – insisting instead that the waste go into deep-injection wells.  The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the documents the court has ordered released include deleted emails that remain in the state’s storage system.

    Obama hits bottom in Quinnipiac Poll
    The new Quinnipiac Poll says only about a third of Ohio voters approve of the job President Obama is doing. Nearly twice that many disapprove. This is the worst rating for Obama in the Buckeye state since he took office. The poll also took a glimpse at potential matchups in the 2016 presidential election. It shows former Sen. and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are tied.

    Ohio State, Michigan and six packs
    This weekend is the 110th Ohio State/Michigan game and, as often happens, a few beers are resting on the outcome. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Michigan Rep. Gary Peters are betting a six-pack of craft beers on the outcome. It’s Great Lakes Christmas Ale vs. the Detroit Beer Company.

    Ohio State has won 23 games straight, and has beaten Michigan in 10 of the last 12 times they’ve met.

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