COLUMBUS, Ohio - Power is coming back to areas of central and southwest Ohio more than a week after violent storms hit the state.
American Electric Power-Ohio says it has about 31,000 who still don't have electricity. Most are in Athens, Guernsey, Licking and Muskingum counties.
The utility says it had 660,000 customers affected by the storms at one point.
Meanwhile, the American Red Cross says it is closing shelters in Franklin, Muskingum and Fairfield as power returns to those areas.
It says shelters will remain open in Perry, Hocking, Licking and Guernsey counties as long as there's a need.
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A confirmed tornado touched down near Denver International Airport Tuesday afternoon, sending travelers on the concourse, on planes and in the terminal scrambling to get into tornado shelters.
The National Weather Service says at least six tornadoes touched down in Ohio during violent midweek storms.