Sheriff's deputies, police officers and fire departments were kept busy across the area Monday on calls of downed trees and wires, the precursor to more rain and heavier winds predicted for today.
Among the trees blocking roads calls Monday evening were Meadowbrook at Turner in Leavittsburg, Prentice Road in the area of Downs Road in Champion, state Route 305 between state Routes 46 and 11 in Fowler, and Warren-Meadville Road a half mile south of McCleary Jacoby Road in Bazetta.
Limbs were reported through several roofs, fires and sparks were reported in downed wires, and spotty power outages were reported.
High wind warnings and flood watches were issued for Trumbull and Mahoning counties and other areas in the region.
In the state, residents of low-lying areas and along Lake Erie were told to watch for flooding and at least 23,000 customers were reported without power.
Hurricane Sandy's far-reaching effects were apparent in the empty halls of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport Monday afternoon.
"It was on time when I woke up this morning," said Christine Petrangelo, 65, of Bainbridge, about her flight to Orlando, "but when I got here the flight was two hours delayed."
Petrangelo said that others who were on her flight left the airport to get something to eat while waiting for the flight. "I thought maybe there would be a news stand or something," said Petrangelo, who arrived at the small airport for the first time, early for her flight.
Billy Purdy was also waiting in the airport to pick up his new boss, who left from Dallas at 11 a.m.
Purdy figured her flight was delayed in Florida because Vice President Biden and former President Clinton were going to be arriving at the airport that afternoon for their campaigning in Youngstown, "restrictions - you know how that goes."
According to Dan Dickten, director of aviation at the airport, any delays are the result of the weather, not the political candidates.
"We plan for these things," Dickten said, "and try to operate right through it."
Dickten said this includes keeping an eye on the weather and checking land equipment.
About a half dozen communities already have rescheduled trick-or-treat hours from Wednesday - Halloween - to Friday or Saturday, when chance of rain and winds diminishes in the forecast.
Trick-or-treat hours are listed on Page 2A. Watch the Tribune Chronicle website - www.tribtoday.com - for further changes.