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Classes resume at West Liberty with message from shooting victim

Clear skies expected in days ahead

Clouds are expected to decrease this evening, and the area will stay clear overnight.

Friday will start sunny and may include some fog in the morning. More scattered clouds could develop in the afternoon.

Highs will be in the mid-70s.

Skies will be clear Friday evening, Simpson said. Saturday will be sunny with temperatures in the high-70s.

“Sunday and Monday will bring mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers and thunderstorms, but the threat of anything strong or severe looks low for now,” said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Jamie Simpson.

Highs will be in the low-80s both days after warmer starts in the 60s.

Storm activity earlier today

Storms that moved through southwest Ohio early this morning caused widespread power outages and damages.

In New Knoxville, an airplane hangar was damaged at the Neil Armstrong Airport. Nearby, a large tree fell close to a house. The house didn’t appear damaged.

Main Street in North Hampton was closed in the morning hours as power lines got tangled by a down tree. The owner of the property said the tree was previously damaged by lightning and was possibly taken down by strong winds.

Around 12:20 a.m., a semi-tractor trailer was blown over on U.S. 33 north, just west of Wapakoneta. The entire roadway was blocked while crews worked to clean up the crash.

Around the same time, sixty-mph wind gusts were reported near St. Marys. Utility poles snapped on Ohio 364 in St. Marys because of high winds, according to reports. Utility poles were also down in Fort Loramie.

The storms led to thousands of power outages. In Greene County, 2,200 Dayton Power and Light customers were without power and more than 4,700 were without power in Shelby County during the night.

Reports of trees snapped or tree limbs down came in from Bradford, Pike Twp. and Shelby County.

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