JACKSON TWP.  The snow and ice that came down starting Jan. 12 covered roadways, driveways, parking lots and sidewalks. It was yet another wild blast of winter. With the past couple of winters being so mild and dry, this winter has been a bit harder to appreciate.

The favorite phrase in Ohio that goes, "wait ten minutes and the weather will change" was applicable with the latest snow event. Temperatures were in the mid-50s Friday morning and by noon they dropped to the mid-30s around the region. It went from rain, to rain/sleet to snow all within hours.

Many local businesses, schools and offices closed at 2 p.m. on Friday and many sporting events were cancelled for the evening. According to reports from the National Weather Service at the Akron-Canton airport, areas around Stark County got between three to over seven inches of snow.

Saturday was the dig out and clean-up day with mostly snow plows venturing out in the morning and early afternoon. Sunday was clear, dry, sunny and cold and enticed many to take the dog for a walk, go sled riding, take a run in one of the parks or just enjoy the beauty found in the snowy landscape.

From ducks in the park to kids sled riding down some of the local snow-covered hills, the snow covered outdoors in Stark County offered its own special enjoyment. And, by the end of the week the snow should all be gone, for now.