Damage reported from Sunday gusts


A local church’s roof was blown off by winds while multiple power lines and trees fell during storms Sunday.
Marysville Division of Fire Chief Jay Riley said the department received a call at 12:52 p.m. indicating the roof at Marysville Grace Church was blown off of the building.
He said a passerby noticed the scene at 17240 Amrine-Wood Road and called the fire department.
Reports did not include whether the building was occupied at the time, according to Riley, but he said no injuries resulted from the incident.
He said the building sustained “significant damage,” including debris in the sanctuary area.
The area was under a high wind and severe thunderstorm warning from the National Weather Service at the time of the incident, Riley said.
Union County Chief Deputy Tom Morgan said a number of roads were also closed Sunday due to fallen trees and downed power lines.
Another fallen tree and utility wires in the roadway closed E. State Street at 11:39 a.m. Morgan said CenturyLink responded to the scene.
He said U.S. 33 was closed in both directions at U.S. 42 at 1:17 p.m. due to a broken utility pole and low wires. The roads were reopened at 6:54 p.m.
Wires from five to six utility poles were also across Orchard Road, Morgan said. The road was closed west of Sam Reed Road at 1:24 p.m. and Dayton Power and Light responded to the incident.
Race Road was also closed at Kinney Pike due to a broken utility pole and wires across the roadway at 1:26 p.m. Morgan said Ohio Edison and the Union County Engineer’s Office responded to the scene.
Morgan said a fallen tree closed Robinson Road west of Route 736 at 1:50 p.m. He said the Union County Highway Garage was at the scene.
Dayton Power and Light also responded to a downed tree on Railroad Street in Unionville Center at 4:01 p.m.
Riley said there were no injuries as a result of the storms and Morgan said no homes were damaged.

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