Squirrel causes power outage that closes Mahoning County Courthouse

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Those who have hearings scheduled Tuesday should contact their attorneys

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – First Energy says a squirrel damaged a transformer that caused a power outage in downtown Youngstown on Tuesday morning.

Power went out around 8 a.m. and was restored by 8:50 a.m., according to First Energy Spokesman Chris Eck.

Still, the Mahoning County Courthouse closed when the power went out and plans to remain closed for the rest of the day.

According to court officials, those who have hearings scheduled Tuesday should contact their attorneys to make other arrangements.

The power outage affected 21 customers, according to First Energy.

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