More Snow and Cold, Antibiotics Aren't Always the Answer, Charlie Brown Voice in Trouble

The wind out of the northwest is mainly producing snow showers in Ashtabula, Summit and Ashland counties. But this afternoon the drier air will work in and I expect it to be dry after 1pm. The next system will bring widespread snow after 7am Friday with 1-2" accumulating during the day. Snow showers coming off of the lake will liner into Saturday. Then it will be dry and not as cold Sunday with rain arriving Monday. The big concern early next week will be the flood threat.

TODAY: Snow showers this morning, otherwise mostly cloudy. High: 20 Wind: N at 10-20 mph.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Low: 12 Wind: NW at 5-10 mph

FRIDAY: Snow arriving after 7am accumulating 1-2". High: 20

Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, most sore throats and bronchitis, and some ear infections. Unneeded antibiotics may lead to future antibiotic-resistant infections. Symptom relief might be the best treatment option. Colds and many other upper respiratory infections, as well as some ear infections, are caused by viruses, not bacteria. If antibiotics are used too often for things they can't treat-like colds or other viral infections-they can stop working effectively against bacteria when you or your child really needs them.  Antibiotic resistance-when antibiotics can no longer cure bacterial infections-has been a concern for years and is considered one of the world's most critical public health threats.  CDC efforts have resulted in fewer children receiving unnecessary antibiotics in recent years, but inappropriate use remains a problem. Widespread overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics continues to fuel an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The man behind the voice of Charlie Brown, Peter Robbins, was in court Wednesday. The 56-year-old man is charged with threatening a police officer, a doctor and two others with death. He was arrested earlier this week at a U.S. border patrol entry when officers realized he was wanted by San Diego authorities. He is being held in lieu of $550,000 in bail. Robbins was nine years old in 1965 when he was cast as Charlie Brown in the cartoon "A Boy Named Charlie Brown." He voiced the star Peanuts character in other productions as well. He was replaced at age 14 because his voice changed.

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