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Record cold temperatures set for next week
Other noon headlines: Most people who died in fires last year didn't have working smoke detectors; Add another name to Browns' coach search

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  • Record cold temperatures set for next week
  • Most people who died in fires last year didn't have working smoke detectors
  • Chevy Cruze sales up in 2013
  • Ohio testing new way to curb scrap metal thefts 
  • Add another name to Browns' coach search
  • Record cold temperatures set for next week
    In the wake of the first winter storm of 2014, the state is expected to see its coldest temperatures in years. Temperatures were in single digits to start the day today, with wind chills well below zero. After a warm up into double digits Saturday and Sunday, temperatures will dive back down, with highs throughout the state from only 0 to 5 for Monday. And it’ll stay bitterly cold through most of next week. We’re on track to see record low temperatures on Tuesday of between -15 and -20, which could make the wind chill into the negative 30’s. 

    Most people who died in fires last year didn't have working smoke detectors
    The State Fire Marshal says most people who died in fires last year did not have working smoke detectors in their homes. The Columbus Dispatch reports 103 died in Ohio fires last year, the fewest in the nearly 30 years that the state began tracking records. However, investigators confirmed that a working detector had been present in only 10 percent of the deaths. Fire Marshal Larry Flowers says Ohioans must ensure they have multiple working detectors and urges Ohioans to heat their homes safely.  

    Ohio testing new way to curb scrap metal thefts
    Ohio has begun testing a scrap metal sales database for the effort to curb widespread metal thefts. The Dayton Daily News reports that the Ohio Department of Public Safety is working with selected dealers to input sales information that could help identify and track thieves. With Ohio topping the nation for metal theft claims in one insurance industry ranking, the state moved in 2012 to require scrap metal dealers to register, then to have the database created along with a "do not buy" list.  Ohio safety officials say they are on schedule to have the database operating on a wide level this summer.

    Chevy Cruze sales up in 2013
    Last year was a good one for the Ohio-built Chevrolet Cruze. Sales of the General Motors compact increased by 4.4 percent in 2013, according to The Vindicator newspaper. The car is built in the GM plant in Lordstown, near Youngtown. The overall increase came despite a 14.5 percent decrease in sales in December, according to figures released Friday. The Cruze sold 18,162 units last month, compared with 21,230 during the same period a year ago. But sales of the Cruze for the year registered 248,224 units — 10,466 more than in 2012. The Cruze is Chevrolet's second best-selling vehicle behind the Silverado pickup truck. GM's overall sales also were up for the year.

    Add another name to Browns' coach search
    Add another name to the list of names linked to the Browns as they search for a new head coach. Two sports writers have indicated the Browns are interested in longtime University of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who led his team to a Sugar Bowl upset win over Alabama on Thursday night. Stoops is a Youngstown native and a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School. The Browns are scheduled to interview Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles today and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels Saturday. They interviewed Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn earlier this week. 
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