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Power outages in Girard under investigation

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GIRARD, Ohio - A malfunctioning recloser is behind sporadic electric power activity in the city.

About 3,000 customers lost power in the area around Shannon Road at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Ohio Edison restored the power 40 minutes later, but callers report their electric power continued to flick on and off.

A recloser is a device that automatically turns electric power back on when it goes out due to a short interruption.

Ohio Edison is investigating what is causing the recloser to malfunction.

At the time of this report, customers are expected to have power restored by 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

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