Stores Remain Closed After Ike

Supermarkets remained closed yesterday from Houston to Cincinnati after Hurricane Ike swept through, flooding coastal Texas and knocking out power in several areas.

HOUSTON — Supermarkets remained closed yesterday from here to Cincinnati after Hurricane Ike swept through, flooding coastal Texas and knocking out power in several areas. H.E. Butt Grocery Co., based in San Antonio, said 18 of its stores remained closed yesterday, and some stores reportedly reopened with limited service. Demand for ice was reportedly strong at local supermarkets. Kroger, Cincinnati, said several of its stores in Columbus, Ohio; Louisville, Ky.; Cincinnati; and Houston were s

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