- Associated Press - Sunday, January 3, 2016

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) - A Central Ohio man has beat the heat of an unseasonably warm winter by creating his own ski and sledding hill behind his home in the Columbus suburb of Worthington.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1StKmJb ) that Shannon Shaw rigged up his own snowmaking system that by Saturday morning had turned his hilly backyard into a winter wonderland with a 60-foot-wide path of powder suitable for sledding and snowboarding. The newspaper reports that Shaw, an instructor at the Mad River Mountain ski resort in Bellefontaine (bell-FOWN’-tun) has been creating the backyard ski slope for his son for about four years.

Mother Nature might help out some. A National Weather Service meteorologist says Monday’s forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of snow in Columbus with up to a half-inch of accumulation.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com

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