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WINTER STORM WATCH FOR SOME THIS WEEKEND

A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect late Saturday night through Monday morning for the following counties: Fayette, Union, and Franklin (IN), Butler, Warren, and Clinton (OH). Accumulating snow will be more likely in these areas and may cause travel issues. A mix of wintry precipitation will start Saturday night. Rain will overspread most of the area on Sunday, before changing back to snow Sunday night and into Monday. Road conditions will worsen Sunday night and Monday morning with slick spots also possible Sunday morning, especially north of Cincinnati.

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3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Ohio

Updated: Wednesday, November 20 2013, 03:47 PM EST
NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a mild earthquake has shaken residents in southeastern Ohio.
   
The agency says the 3.5-magnitude quake occurred close to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The epicenter was about 2 miles southeast of the town of Nelsonville in Athens County.
   
The county's emergency management agency says it received a number of 911 calls about the event but no immediate reports of damage.
   
Geophysicist John Bellini described the quake as "light." He says people in the area might have felt a quick jolt, while some unstable items could have fallen from desks or shelves.
   
He says earthquakes must register at a 4.5 magnitude to cause any significant damage.
   
Ohio University, in nearby Athens, says its campus felt the earthquake but there was no damage to facilities reported.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Ohio


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