Tornadoes, damage reported as storms blow into western Ohio

VAN WERT, Ohio (AP) — An emergency official in western Ohio says at least two tornadoes hit Van Wert County after storms that spurred multiple twisters in Indiana moved across the state line.

The deputy director of the county’s Emergency Management Agency, Craig Staley, said Wednesday evening that a third possible tornado was reported in his county, which borders Indiana.

He says there were reports of damage but no immediate reports of injuries. He said he couldn’t immediately provide further details because officials were busy tracking a second round of stormy weather moving through the area.

Further north, officials were doing the same thing in Defiance County, where storms also spurred unconfirmed reports of damage and possible tornadoes.

The National Weather Service had issued weather alerts for those two counties and several others in Ohio.