Created on Thursday, 17 October 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio sites closed during the partial shutdown of the federal government will begin welcoming back visitors after Congress approved a measure to end the closures.
Visitor centers, restrooms and other areas at Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Valley National Park in northeast Ohio are back in service. The park south of Cleveland encouraged runners and bicyclists to return to its trails on Thursday. A statement from the park's chief ranger says the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad also is resuming operations.
In southwest Ohio, WHIO-TV in Dayton reports the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force also was expected to reopen Thursday. The facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base had been open only one day since the shutdown began Oct. 1.