Northern and central Ohio took the brunt of the overnight storms
(AP) Storms that soaked much of Ohio and damaged trees and barns with high winds left about 45,000 customers without power.
An official with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency says straight-line winds topping 70 mph were reported overnight. More than two dozen tornado warnings were issued, but no twisters have been confirmed. No serious injuries were reported to the state. Morrow County's EMA director says there were two reports of possible tornado touchdowns there.
The State Highway Patrol says several barns were damaged in Wapakoneta. The Auglaize County Sheriff's Department says trees were leveled there.
American Electric Power had more than 39,000 customers in the dark early Wednesday. About 16,000 were in central Ohio's Franklin County.
Little damage was reported in southern Ohio as the storm weakened after hitting central Ohio.
The Ross County Sheriff office was contacted at 3:30am regarding a lighting strike at 3583 County Road 550, where deputies and Concord Township Fire Department responded. It was discovered that lightening struck a tree in the yard at the residence, but there was no sign of fire on the house. The residence did have electrical service damage
No injuries were reported