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Ohio tornado damage companies, interrupting graduation

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – Tornadoes that swept through southwest Ohio threw drainage pipes through the window of a motorcycle shop and heavily damaged a handful of houses.

The authorities say that there have been 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 the Park Layne just northeast of Dayton, where a gas station was destroyed. At least four mobile homes and the motorcycle shop also were damaged in that area.

The storm also disrupted Xenia (ZEEN’-yuh) High School graduation at Wright state university’s basketball arena.

The students were told to move out of the ground and the distance of a large scoreboard that hangs overhead.

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