9,000 AEP Ohio Customers Still Without Power

Michael Locklear

Updated Fri, Jul 27, 2012 4:50 pm

About 9,000 AEP Ohio customers are still without power.

The company says restoration should be compete by 6 p.m. Saturday "(b)arring additional damage from any new storms that are forecast to pass through the state."

Athens, Belmont, Marietta and Pomeroy should have electricity by midnight Friday.

The lights are expected to be back on in Coshocton, Ironton and Lancaster by noon Saturday.

Cambridge, Chillicothe, Crooksville, McConnelsville, Newark, New Philadelphia, Portsmouth, Steubenville, Wellston, Wheeling and Zanesville won't see 100-percent restoration until Saturday evening.