Ohio Tornadoes Damage Businesses, Interrupt Graduation

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Update 5:30 p.m.

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) – Tornadoes that swept through southwest Ohio tossed drainage pipes through the glass windows of a motorcycle shop and heavily damaged a handful of homes.

Authorities say there are no reports of serious injuries from the storm Wednesday night.

Suspected tornado damage was reported in Clark, Greene and Miami counties.

Some of the heaviest damage was in the community of Park Layne just northeast of Dayton, where a gas station was destroyed. At least four mobile homes and the motorcycle dealership also were damaged in that area.

The storm also disrupted a Xenia High School’s graduation at Wright State University’s basketball arena.

Students were told to move off the floor and away from a large scoreboard that hangs overhead.

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say tornadoes that touched down in three southwest Ohio counties have caused damage while 15 people trapped by flooding had to be rescued from a park.

Suspected tornado damage was reported Wednesday night in Clark, Greene and Miami counties. A gas station was destroyed in Clark County and some residents of a nearby damaged apartment complex were evacuated.

No serious injuries have been reported.

Fifteen people gathered for a birthday party became trapped at a Madison Township park in Butler County after flood waters rose over a bridge. Rescuers led them to safety through a wooded area at the back of a golf course.

A flash flood warning was issued until noon Thursday in parts of southwest Ohio, southeast Indiana and northern Kentucky.