Ohioans enjoy break from brutal cold


CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohioans are getting a break this weekend from this winter's brutal cold and storms.

Light snow was forecast Saturday across the northern part of the state, but skies are sunny and temperatures are climbing past 50 in much of Ohio. Some folks are breaking out the short-sleeved polo shirts and shorts.

The National Weather Service says much of the state has had the most snow and most cold this winter in decades. The capital of Columbus has had eight days of subzero temperatures and Cincinnati seven, both the most since the winter of 1989-90.

Business owners and event organizers are counting on people to seek relief from cabin fever by getting out this weekend.

Winter's not over, though. Freezing temperatures and possible snow are expected in the days ahead.

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