Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend: turn clocks back one hour on November 4

CLEVELAND - It's time to get an extra hour of sleep this weekend, when we turn the clocks back before bed Saturday or in the morning Sunday.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Daylight Saving Time will be officially over. Before you go to bed Saturday night, or when you wake up Sunday morning, make sure to set your clocks and watches back one hour.

Smartphones, tablets and computers will reset themselves, but make sure to change the clock in your car, your alarm clock (if you still use one that plugs into your wall) and all of your appliances and watches.

Did you know that Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states which don't participate in Daylight Saving Time? Also, Benjamin Franklin has been credited with starting Daylight Saving Time.

Setting your clocks back -- or ahead -- is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

"This year, I'm encouraging Ohioans to make the switch to smoke alarms with non-removable lithium battery," said State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers. "Working smoke alarms, and a well-practiced home fire escape plan, save lives."

Firefighters still find that smoke alarms are often not present in homes or are not functional. Through Oct. 31, 2012, 83 people have died in 73 fatal residential fires reported to the Division of State Fire Marshal. Smoke alarms were only found in 29 percent of those fires and properly working in only 12 percent of the blazes.

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