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Extreme cold contributes to one death
Other morning headlines: Thousands without power in Cuyahoga County; Gas outage affects 2,000 in Lorain County
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ


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Amanda Rabinowitz
 
  • Extreme cold contributes to one death
  • Thousands without power in Cuyahoga County
  • Firefighters injured in Cleveland blaze
  • Gas outage affects 2,000 in Lorain County
  • Casino revenues for holiday season released today
  • Lakewood man charged in credit union embezzlement
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    Extreme cold contributes to one death
    Ohioans are waking up to below-zero temperatures again as the region remains under a wind chill warning. Wind chills are expected to be a hazardous 30- to 40-below zero again today, which can cause frost bite on exposed skin within 10 minutes. University Hospitals in Cleveland said one person treated for hypothermia died there on Monday. Authorities in Toledo say a 90-year-old woman died Monday after her car got stuck in the snow and she tried to walk home.

    Recreation centers have opened in Cleveland, Akron and Canton as warming facilities, and outreach efforts worked to get homeless people out of the cold.

    Cancellations include hundreds of schools, Kent State, Cleveland State and Cast Western Reserve universities, and even legislative sessions at the Statehouse. Senate spokesman John McClelland says a Senate Reference Committee meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon. A House spokesman said a committee on opiate addiction treatment still planned to meet today to hear testimony on three bills. 

    Thousands without power in Cuyahoga County
    There are about 10,000 without power this morning. FirstEnergy says a majority of those are in Cuyahoga County. FirstEnergy spokesman Mark Durbin says the utilities have prepared but need help from customers. "A lot of times, believe it or not, people think, ‘Well my neighbor’s going to call, the person across the street is going to call.’ You might be the only one that doesn’t have power so the best thing that you can do is call us and we understand the sensitivity when the temperature is hovering around zero. We have crews out there that are ready to go.” Durbin noted that electric utilities don’t experience the kind of surge in demand during winter that comes with summer heat and air conditioning. That’s because most homes and businesses are heated by natural gas. 

    Firefighters injured in Cleveland blaze
    Three firefighters have been injured in a fire in Cleveland’s East Side. The Plain Dealer reports firefighters had a tough time battling the blaze on East 45th Street because the cold conditions froze up their equipment quickly. The firefighters reportedly suffered minor injuries unrelated to the cold. 

    Gas outage affects 2,000 in Lorain County
    More than 2,000 Columbia Gas customers in Lorain County are without gas this morning as crews work to restore an outage. WEWS reports the outage affects residents in Eaton Township, North Ridgeville and Elyria. A warming shelter is open at St. Mary's Hall, 320 Middle Ave, Elyria.

    Casino revenues for holiday season released today
    The latest monthly revenue report for Ohio's casinos will help show how the four voter-approved facilities fared at the height of the winter holiday season. The Ohio Casino Control Commission was scheduled to release the revenue figures from December today. Revenues at the casinos changed only moderately in November, with the Cleveland facility seeing the most fluctuation. Its revenue was up 3.5 percent from October, for a total of $20.2 million in November. Statewide, the casinos' revenues totaled $70.2 million in November, a very slight increase compared with October. Overall, the casinos drew at least $758 million in 2013.

    Lakewood man charged in credit union embezzlement
    A Lakewood man has been charged with embezzlement for allegedly stealing nearly $2 million from a Euclid credit union. 63-year-old William Memmer was employed as Assistant Manager/Treasurer of the G.I.C. Federal Credit Union. Federal investigators say he used the credit union’s checks to make payments on about 15 personal credit cards. He’s also accused of falsifying confirmations of the credit union’s assets by nearly $6 million. He was charged in a bill of information, signaling he’s cooperating with the investigation. Federal regulators closed the G.I.C. Credit Union in 2012 because it was insolvent. 
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